Eureka Springs Journals

Little Switzerland in Arkansas

A May 2002 trip to Eureka Springs by BeAdventureous!

Quote: Known as "Little Switzerland", Eureka Springs has a Carmel, California flavor as well. An artsy community set in a charming mountainous setting, the shops are unique, the postage sized gardens are picturesque,located by Victorian style homes,& the most incredible B&B you can imagine is located here.

Little Switzerland in Arkansas

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Overview

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The colorful shops, Heartstone Bed & Breakfast, especially the incredible breakfast, the warm innkeepers, and the delightful property with a great front porch and deck! The atmosphere that is conducive to R&R. The stunning gardens everywhere with whimsical sculpture, wildflowers, delicate poppies, fountains, birdbaths, stone benches, porch swings laden with fluffy pillows, ferns, amarlysis, statuary, iron fences with intricate gates, intersperced with natural springs masquerading as waterfalls. Take a drink at the water fountains along the way and immediately feel healthy! Enter the church through the bell tower and take a sacred moment out to give thanks. A small garden and if you look just past it, ...Read More

Heartstone Inn B And B

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Hotel | "Heartstone Bed and Breakfast"

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Incredible! Cannot praise it enough! My husband was in the hotel industry 15 years and is SOOO picky and he was impressed. The innkeepers were also in the hotel industry so they KNOW what they are doing. They are warm and hospitable and let you have your space while providing that special touch. THE BEST BREAKFAST WE HAVE EVER HAD IS TO BE FOUND HERE! Who can argue with creme brulee French toast??!! The beds are so comfortable, we slept like babes. We could walk to everywhere. They have menus from the various restaurants in town and will make reservations for where ever you want to go. You can have a massage right next door, or a delightful shop resides next door, called Vintage Cargo. Bring your own ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 6, 2002

Heartstone Inn B And B
35 KINGS HIGHWAY
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
501 253 8916

Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse

Restaurant | "Gaskins"

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It DOES have the atmosphere, unfortunately it does NOT have the food nor the service. They say they are famous for their prime rib and it is huge but it is not prime. The trout is not as good as Devittos. The salads and side are mediocre. The waiter spilled a whole glass of water on us, and then laughed it off, proceeding to continue to clear our table before we left.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 6, 2002

Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse
2883 Hwy 23 North
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72631
(479) 253-5466

Devittos

Restaurant

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Order the trout grilled, they raise their own and it is great! My husband ordered it broiled with some special sauce and it just didn't measure up to mine. Very crowded with little atmosphere, yet some of the best food you will find!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 6, 2002

Devittos
Spring Street
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
(214) 744-6491

Wild Blue Yonder

Attraction | "Wild Blue Younder"

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Bought a great black bag with tiny palm trees embrodiered on it. Great summertime shirts and capri pants! Colorful flamingo motiffs abound throughout this tiny shop.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 7, 2002

Wild Blue Yonder
93 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
(479) 253-5535

Delia's Delights

Attraction

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Follow the bubbles to this svelve shop with fun sculpture on its lawn. Inside are scarfs and hats to play dress up, great jewelry with semi-precious stones, and bubble machines. Take one home and make your next dinner party outside magical. I almost bought the sprinkler that was a face, if it's been there awhile, you can bargain!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 7, 2002

Delia's Delights
1 block off Spring Street
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Willow's

Attraction | "Willow"

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Two locations and my very favorite. Bought a fireplace screen with candles, fun books and delightful lotions. Have your own spa at home! Great wedding stuff and candles and baskets. Shelfs with Parisian verbage, stone lion fountains, fleur de leis everywhere, not to mention andiron chairs...this you must check out!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 6, 2002

Willow's
28 Spring St
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
(479) 253-2166

Vintage Cargo

Attraction

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Stuffed with stuff, one of a kind cool items, expensive. Chucky pottery, great lotions, exotic things. Wonderful fake wildflowers, you'd have to touch them to know. Delightful fun jewelry.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 6, 2002

Vintage Cargo
41 Kings Highway
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
(479) 253-5943

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This was the 8th annual Music Festival. The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet was one of the featured groups, sponsered by KUAF 91.3 FM, wine and cheese reception preceded the event priced at $25 per person. 888-855-7823 national public radio

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 6, 2002

Classical Music Festival
The Auditorium
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Artrageous Parade and Art Walk

Attraction | "Artrageous Parade and art walk."

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The parade began with the sirens of the bright red fire engines, followed by African dancers with drums, floats by the humane society throwing candies to the masses, the colorful mayors car followed with school bands and free spirits in between dressed as faairy godmothers dispensing sparkles. In the evening there were art walks with various artists painting and creating their masterpieces complete with vino and strawberries immersed in chocolate. Watch the parade from the balcony of the New Orleans Hotel!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 6, 2002

Artrageous Parade and Art Walk
along Spring Street
Eureka Springs, Arkansas