There is a certain air of mystery in the Ozark town of Eureka Springs. Part of this is due to the historic springs and waterways that pepper this little town tucked away in the mountains. The water is what originally drew the indigenous peoples to this place. It was believed that the cold historic spring waters had healing properties and the area was designated as sacred land.
While some still believe in the rejuvenating properties of the historic springs, Eureka Springs is now a bustling tourist destination popular with folks from all walks of life. The residents and merchants that reside here are an eclectic bunch, they all help to keep this colorful town a special place for an unforgettable visit. You’ll find a laid back attitude with a focus on relaxation and rejuvenation, which in a sense, harkens back to the healing of the historic springs.
A stay at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast is nothing short of a relaxing getaway. Our Arsenic & Old Lace Victorian mansion is outfitted for a perfect vacation with rest and pampering in mind. Not only are we only two blocks from the downtown area of Eureka Springs, we’re nestled right near by the historic springs which give this town its name. Start planning your rejuvenating getaway at our Eureka Springs Inn today!
Your Guide to the Historic Springs of the Eureka Springs Area
A visit to Eureka Springs, Arkansas wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the historic springs of the area. Surrounding our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast, you’ll find many within walking distance for a beautiful outing immersed in the nature of the Ozark Mountains. Here’s a guide the historic springs of the area:
- Magnetic Spring: You can head to this historic spring on foot, which is only about a 10 minutes walk from our doorstep. There’s a large pavilion here, perfect for a picnic lunch by the flowing waters of the spring.
- Grotto Spring: Also an easily walkable route from our Inn, this springs really stands up to its name as a picturesque cave with lush hanging plants and a mysterious arched entrance.
- Harding Spring: This spring may be one of the most famous in the area with legends of healing dating back to the 1880s. The story goes that a young blind woman’s sight was restored by the waters of this spring. It’s a particularly lovely backdrop for photos, as the area outside the spring has been planted out with beautiful native flowers.
- Sweet Spring: Right near downtown Eureka Springs, you can pop off the Main Street to check out this small spring with historic stone work and a water-filled basin.
- Laundry Spring: Also known as Onyx Cave, this spring has a rich history connecting to the town and industry of the area. In 1922, the area around the spring was restored and it’s still a lovely spot to visit and sit for a quiet afternoon.
- Rock House Spring: This spring’s past brings us into the Civil War era, where a local doctor was known to use the healing waters to treat both Union and Confederate soldiers that were injured in the war.
- Crescent Spring: Just next to the historic 1912 Carnegie Library in the Crescent Spring Park, you’ll find a Victorian-style gazebo perfect for a quiet moment surrounded by natural rock walls.
- Calif Spring: At the South end of downtown Eureka Springs next to the Historical Museum sits this rocky little spring designated by the city in 1886.
Explore the Historic Springs Along the Harmon Park Loop Trail
One way to hit some of the historic springs sights and take a nice scenic walk around Eureka Springs is the Harmon Park Loop. It’s an easy 1.4 mile loop perfect for strolling, biking or hiking through shady paths in Harmon Park, Spring Garden and directs you towards the historic neighborhood on Upper Spring Street for architectural viewing. This is a lovely way to get a feel for our town on your stay at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast.
Our Eureka Springs Inn is the Perfect Spot for Relaxation
The history of this town is centered around healing from the historic springs of the area. That methodology has continued to be a driving force in Eureka Springs and you’ll feel that all around you when you stay with us at our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast. After a long, beautiful day exploring our little amazing town, it doesn’t get much better than a soak in a whirlpool tub with a glass of wine and a cozy bed waiting for you.
At our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast, we strive to make sure every guest feels pampered and fresh. Luckily, that treatment starts when the sun comes up with our gourmet breakfast feast. We can guarantee you’ll be full and ready to explore the rich history of Eureka Springs after our thoughtfully prepared morning meal. Book your room today and let the adventure begin!