How does a road trip from Branson to Eureka Springs sound to you? For some, the thought can be exciting, and for others, a daunting task to plan a fun road trip from one city to the next. We think one of the best things about Eureka Springs is just how accessible it is from a good majority of the country. While we recommend spending several days in this charmingly historic down, you can also make a day trip if you’re coming to Eureka Springs from a city like Branson, Missouri. The drive is just over an hour, but from the moment you arrive here, you’ll feel as though you’re a world away.
Next time you’re needing a getaway, consider making the beautiful drive from Branson to Eureka Springs, and spend a couple restorative days in our exciting downtown. We think you’ll fall in love with Eureka Springs, and this February is the perfect month to fall for this incredibly romantic town. Book a room at our romantic Bed and Breakfast in the Ozarks today!
Making the Trip from Branson to Eureka Springs
Though the distance from Branson to Eureka Springs is only a short 53 miles, there are two great routes to take that will get you here, and plenty to see along the way. The first of these routes, and likely the more popular drive, follows Highway 86 into Eureka Springs. Along the way, make sure you stop in Ridgedale, Missouri, where you’ll find spectacular views from the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail.
The cave itself is 4 stories tall, and the centerpiece of the cave is a stunning cascading waterfall. You get to the top via electric cart, and once there will enjoy views of stunning rock formations and views of Table Rock Lake. There’s also a cave bar that you access via a mining-style elevator. It’s the perfect place for a glass of lemonade!
You can continue on Highway 86 the entire way from Branson to Eureka Springs, or you can branch-off at Blue Eye and continue on to Eureka Springs via AR-21. Along this route, you’ll pass through Berryville, Arkansas.
Berryville is home to an abundance of outdoor recreation including hunting, fishing, canoeing, and so much more. Maybe you want to enjoy a round of golf on the way? Stop by the beautiful 9-hole course at the Carroll County Country Club. The course is open to the public and features it’s signature hole #8 with trees and water behind the green.
Another great attraction in Berryville is Cosmic Caverns. This privately owned cave remains a cool 64 degrees year-round and features 2 bottomless cave lakes. The walking tours at the caverns take around 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete.
Exploring Downtown Eureka Springs
Now that you’ve completed the journey from Branson to Eureka Springs, the world is your oyster. Popular things to do in Eureka Springs include shopping, browsing art galleries, exploring the historic district, visiting the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and visiting the sensational Thorncrown Chapel.
When you’ve exhausted all there is to do in downtown Eureka Springs, head back to our luxury Bed and Breakfast for the best night of sleep you’ll have away from home. Each of our five guest rooms offers something unique, but all come standard with a comfortable bed, seasonal fireplaces, and whirlpool tubs. Enjoy the evening from our beautiful wrap-around veranda overlooking the gardens, along with our other common areas.
In the morning, you’ll be treated to a gourmet breakfast unlike any you’ve ever experienced. Our breakfasts ensure your day starts off on the right foot, whether you plan to return to Branson or take more time to enjoy this wonderfully historic town. Whatever it is you do while here, let us pamper and take care of you. It’s what we do! Book a room at our romantic Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast today.