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Experience Arkansas Naturally

October 19th, 2016 by Janet Wolf

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Experience Arkansas Naturally-Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs

For Ar’kansans to experience Arkansas naturally is a year round climate bonus. Average temperature is about 60, there about. Average high in the 70’s and low in the 50’s. Nice. Yes it does get into the 90’s in the summer months (it is the south), so… escape to the mountains and the clear streams and cool shaded forests. Natives and tourists have been doing just this for centuries.

I am always in awe of the natural beauty to be found in our US 50. Each time I research an area, whether a destination location or a less known off the beaten track discovery. There is beauty. With Arkansas-The Natural State, the beauty is wide and vast.

How about 600,000 acres of natural lakes! And natural springs which contributed to the emergence of Hot Springs and Eureka Springs as early resorts

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The Woods Resort, Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs is a big tourist destination. From early Native Americans to European settlers, the natural ‘healing’ spring waters were the draw. In the late 19th century the town flourished with the coming of the railroad.  Today the natural stone buildings give the town a nostalgic face, very unique. That includes the locals too. People watching and listening in Eureka Springs is a show in itself. Local experts and characters give storytelling Underground Walking Tours. A great way to explore downtown. Bed and breakfasts are a very popular way to stay in Eureka Springs. Many of them dot the hillsides surrounding the town. From classic Victorian homes to luxury cabins. Great way to experience Arkansas naturally.

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Eureka Springs Park-An Urban Oasis

Hot Springs was America’s first resort. From presidents to gangsters, they came and ‘took the waters’. Today you can indulge in ‘old school’ treatments and newer versions. Bathhouses and Spas line the shady magnolia Bathhouse Row in the downtown. The community takes its name from the Hot Springs of the Quachita Mountains. The tallest range between the Smokies and the Rockies. Bet you didn’t know that. Besides hiking and boating excursions, road trips are a great way to experience Arkansas naturally. Scenic Arkansas Highway 7 travels through four of the state’s geographical regions. From Hot Springs take the highway and travel through rolling terrain and dense forests. Cooling lakes and clear stream valleys. As I am writing this blog the temperature is 85 in Hot Springs. Rest of the week, mid to upper 70’s. Perfect temps to experience Arkansas naturally.

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Arkansas Scenic 7

The B&B Team represents listings of the finest in Arkansas inns, bed & breakfasts, boutique hotels and motels currently for sale through our brokerage. There may be other Arkansas bed and breakfasts for sale that we are aware of, but do not have listed. Naturally, we can help. Give us a call.

Thanks for Listening,

Janet Wolf

Eureka Springs – A Town Worth Discovering

April 10th, 2013 by Janet Wolf

Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast

Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast

Did you know there are over 26 towns in the U.S. named Eureka or with Eureka in the name? Also a few scattered in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. But there is only one Eureka Springs and that is in Arkansas my friends.

Eureka! The word comes from the ancient Greek, “I have found it”. We also equate the word with a “great discovery”, like the discovery of gold in California or the cold water springs in Arkansas. Like most springs throughout the world, these springs were believed to cure certain ailments. First known to the Native Americans and then ‘discovered’ by the Victorian-age health seekers. People flocked to the area and eureka, a resort was born. Last year we visited Eureka Springs before the PAII Conference in Little Rock. We were blown away. Quaint and  bold historic buildings line the downtown streets that curve and wind upwards, down and around. We had so much fun driving and did get a bit lost and so did our GPS, but what the heck. The locals were helpful and gave us directions with a friendly knowing smile. This resort town is known for its restoration and preservation so you know the B&B’s are among the best examples of the historic Victorian architecture that has been so lovingly preserved.

Take a look at the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast. What a beautiful painted lady! The B&B Team is offering this charming inn for sale. You can’t get any better than a property in great condition with lovely features in a destination location that attracts people from Tulsa to St. Louis to Ft. Worth, to name just a few. Believe me, this is a great place to discover if you haven’t already.

5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast

5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast

5 Ojo Inn Bed & Breakfast is another of our listings that is unique and radiates Eureka Springs hospitality and charm. The property includes two homes and two cottages with rooms that have been remodeled and re-branded and a new marketing presence in 2012, this B&B is poised for the next phase of its growth.

Rick, Peter, Peggy and I had a great time. After touring the Inns and getting acquainted with the innkeepers, we all went to town. We had dinner at the Grand Taverne at Grand Central Hotel, a classic historical hotel with the classic dining room to match. Later that evening we were surprised to hear a familiar voice coming from the grand piano. ‘Do You Believe in Magic?’, wow, Jerry Yester from The Lovin’ Spoonful. There is a wonderful purity to his voice and when he sang this song it was like he was singing it for the first time. He plays there twice a week when he is not touring. Some of you may ask, who? The Gen. Xers at the Bridgeford House breakfast table the next morning certainly did! It was quite funny to see their blank faces while we were excitingly talking about our celebrity siting.

Jerry Yester playing at the Grande Taverne in Eureka Springs

Jerry Yester playing at the Grande Taverne in Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs really is a town for all ages, not just for us baby boomer Lovin’ Spoonful crowd. It is known for its eclectic shops, booming artist culture, restaurants and nightlife, and oh what nightlife! Places like; Voulez-Vous Lounge with jazz, champagne cocktails or classic drinks and a bit of burlesque. How about the Pied Piper Pub and Cathouse Lounge? (Yes Eureka Springs has a very interesting sorted history that involves underground tunnels). Walk or take a taxi back to your quiet B&B. Fun, friendly and safe. The Eureka Springs promise. There are many finer dining restaurants and the innkeepers of 5 Ojo have rated their favorites on their website. Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse is one that is at the top of their list.

Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse-beautiful!

Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse-beautiful!

The area is also a destination for recreation with access to two lakes, zip lining in the Ozarks and the Great Passion Play performed in a grand outdoor theatre. As they say, something for everyone.

Springtime in the Ozarks. Photo by Edward Robinson

Springtime in the Ozarks. Photo by Edward Robinson

Looking for a great location for a B&B and a great lifestyle? Check out the Bridgeford House and 5 Ojo. You couldn’t ask for  more beautiful places to settle down into your new innkeeping life. A great discovery, a great place to live!

 

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