I had been to Eureka Springs once before, when I was a teenager. I remember it as a picturesque Victorian town with a quaint downtown for shopping and walking along so I wanted my husband to experience the same. We first planned our weekend trip in October but had to postpone it one month because of unforeseen problems. So we landed on the second weekend of the month and planned our romantic weekend accordingly.
The trip to this Victorian town from Tulsa, Oklahoma is about 2 ½ hours and is a lovely drive on winding and steep roads through small farm towns and wooded terrain. Friday started out cool and overcast and we knew that Saturday would be the same. We hoped, of course, the weatherman would be incorrect. He wasn’t. Saturday was cold and windy and miserable to say the least. We didn’t get to spend much of our time walking or touring the quaint town. This was such a disappointment for me not to be able to do the shopping we had wanted to do. We did however get to tour the town and surrounding areas by car. We found this was just as relaxing and enabled us to spend quality time together.
If the weather is good or if you are someone who enjoys cold, crisp weather Eureka Springs would be a wonderful weekend getaway. There are so many Victorian B&Bs and hotels to choose from that whatever you are looking for you should be able to find, from the cheap to the luxury room. You will not be bored if you are looking for something to do because Eureka Springs has many activities to choose from, including: trolley tours, passion play, shopping, hoedowns, train rides, and ghost tours.
We will plan another trip sometime next year when the weather is good. My husband wants to take the train ride with dinner service through the Ozark Mountains. We also would like to spend more time visiting the downtown area.