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Parade Fever in Eureka Springs

There is no group of people on the planet that love a good parade more than the residents of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  We probably have more parades each year in our little village than any other city in the country.  Last month was our Mardi Gras Parade (pictured here) that was a tremendous success. It was a bitter, cold day but the streets were lined with fun-loving locals and visitors just having a good time.


The next parade is the ArtRageous Parade May 1st at 2PM in downtown Eureka Springs.  It’s the Kick-Off for the May Festival of the Arts. The parade theme—Go Hawg Wild!  The theme alone guarantees a good time for both visitor and local alike.  People will be dressed up as flowers to honor the month of May, or as artists, or maybe even a work of art.  You won’t see another parade like this…guaranteed.  If you love art and want to have fun put us on your “Must Do List” for May.



Another Great Review of our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast

We want our guests to have the ultimate Bed and Breakfast experience when they stay with us.  I can’t begin to express what a great feeling it is when we receive the acknowledgement that we are doing our job right.— Zoie

” Like Mary Poppins, Practically Perfect in Every Way!”

Eureka Springs is known for its abundance of B and Bs, but The Inn at Rose Hall is at the top of our list. The location is within easy walking distance of the downtown area with its many quaint and unusual shops and restaurants. The Inn itself is a beautiful and romantic old Victorian decorated with period antiques. The many stained glass windows are breath-taking and just add to the luxury and elegance of the Inn. Each room had a unique, but romantic character and the sheets were fabulous! Would love to have a set for home!

Zoie and Rita treated us like royalty. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. What a treat to wake to the delicious smell of breakfast cooking and wondering what yummy delights were being prepared. Our favorite were the strawberry and blueberry crepes! To die for!!
We were there celebrating a late Valentines Day, but two other couples were there for their weddings! What a stress free experience in a very romantic setting! Both couples looked very relaxed knowing the details of their big day were in very capable hands!
We look forward to a return visit and will have no trouble recommending this gem of an B and B to our friends and family.

Date of review: Feb 27, 2011

Eureka Springs Weddings

Happy couple following their wedding at The Inn at Rose Hall

We talk to a lot of brides this time of the year.  Last night I had a call from a young woman that was in a quandary about where to have her family and the wedding party stay.  It’s a question we are asked a lot.  Do you want everyone to stay where you and the groom are staying?  It sounds like a lot of fun but once the excitement, nuptial nerves and wedding celebration are over most couples discover they just want to be alone.  It’s worth thinking about.  If everyone stays someplace else, it takes you, the bride and groom,  out of the host mode, and then you can make the choice if you want to join the others or just be alone together.  Eureka Springs offers so many wonderful lodging options.  You might want to rent several cottages for your guests, or an entire Bed and Breakfast and they will only be minutes away from where you are staying.

It’s a solution worth thinking about.

Chocolate in Eureka Springs

What’s not to like if it is chocolate?  Valentines’ Day is coming up and it gives us all an excuse to indulge in all forms of chocolate.  Here at The Inn at Rose Hall our guests will be greeted with a steaming cup of the most decadent hot chocolate and then we’ll just keep chocolate treats coming.

If your in Eureka Springs this weekend and you’re a chocolate aficionado, you want to remember the 7th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival being held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in the Convention Center on Saturday, February 12th from 9AM to 3PM.   Here you will be able to indulge in chocolate cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains, beverages and more.  It’s the ultimate chocolate experience.

Admission will be $10 for adults and $6 for children age six and under.

The Holidays in Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs for the holidays.  All year long we tell our guests at The Inn at Rose Hall about this weekend. It’s filled with Eureka magic and holiday cheer.  All of us look forward to the first weekend in December.

 The festivities start Friday, December 3 from 3:00-5:30PM when area residents dressed in period costumes become “living mannequins” and step into the local merchants windows.  It’s like looking at a living post card in every window.

 At dusk the lights begin to turn on and you get a true sense of real holiday spirit. It appears people are ready to celebrate the season as there are a lot of lights all over town this year.  We always decorate our Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast with Christmas garlands and lights winding down the staircase.  It’s very pretty.

 At 6PM the annual Christmas Parade begins to make it’s way down Spring Street. Our guests leave The Inn for the parade bundled up with a hot chocolate to help keep them warm.  For a small town Eureka Springs certainly knows how to throw a parade.  Their are floats all lit up, lots of locals in Victorian costume, bands and thousands of lights making their way down the hill.

The next day, Saturday, December 5 the Candlelight Tour of Homes opens from 3:00-8:00PM.  It’s an opportunity to tour some of Eureka Springs’ finest old homes dressed for the holiday season.  Admission for advance tickets is $15, day of tour $20.  The money collected from the tour goes to our Preservation Society that is refurbishing the fountain at Basin Park.

Join us.  We would love to see you and share the holiday cheer.

Zoie & Faryl Kaye

Love Affair Gone Awry

Most of our guests at The Peabody House and The Inn at Rose Hall know we own Lake Lucerne Cottages and the lake by the same name.  The lake is a small 6-acre lake two miles south of downtown Eureka Springs.

Over the past five years our guests have watched the waterfowl change from time to time on the lake depending upon the season.  Several years ago we became the owners of a flock of domestic geese that are noisy, territorial and possessive.  In spite of all of that they are very entertaining and we all love to watch their antics.

This spring we had three Canadian Geese arrive and check out the lake as a possible home.  The Domestic crew was not happy about their arrival and proceeded to force two of them to move on.  One did not leave.  She fell in love with one of the Domestic boys.  They have been a couple for the entire summer.  He has defended her time and time again.

Now we are waiting to see what happens in the fall.  Is she going to break his heart?  Will she stay or will she go?

Inn at Rose Hall

Original artworkThere is a new room at The Inn at Rose Hall.  “The Gallery” which honors the artists of Eureka Springs. Warm colors act as the backdrop for the original artwork of some of Eureka Springs’ top artists.  The guest room is an artist gallery that features a partially completed oil from Barbara Kennedy of two young boys laughing with glee on a working easel. Over the fireplace is a watercolor of 19th Century Eureka Springs by Larry Mansker.  There’s a soothing river scene in acrylic by Jody Stephenson and a series of oil paintings from John Willer.

Our guests can lay back in their bed or in the Jacuzzi and take in the original talent on display in their very own room.  Each time a guest returns to
”The Gallery” there will be new paintings to view.

Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival this Weekend

My favorite music weekend is here. We still have a room available so come on up to Eureka Springs! Shows start Thursday evening with the Watermelon Social, and all shows all weekend are free. Here’s the current line up:
Thursday August 19
Basin Spring Park
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Bluegrass Watermelon Social (Free)
Everyone is encouraged to bring your fiddle, banjo, bass, guitar and a healthy appetite! admission, free watermelon and bottled water.

Friday, August 20
Basin Spring Park (all shows are free)
11 a.m. The Hobnobbers
12 noon The Cobb Family
1 p.m. The Roving Gamblers
2 p.m. Josh Love Band
3 p.m. Common Tyme
4 p.m. The Williams Family
5 p.m. The HillBinders
6 p.m. Mountain View Friends
7 p.m. The Dragon Masters

Saturday, August 21
Basin Spring Park (all shows are free)
11 a.m. The Hobnobbers
12 noon The Cobb Family
1 p.m. Roving Gamblers
2 p.m. Josh Love Band
3 p.m. Buffalo City Ramblers
4 p.m. Mountain View Friends
5 p.m. Spring Street
6 p.m. Dragon Masters

Saturday, August 21
The Auditorium
Doors open at 6:30pm; General Admission Only: $10
7:30 p.m. Mr. Big, Arkansas Red, and Tim Crouch
8 p.m. Brief Intermission
8:15 p.m. Melvin Goins, with Retro and Smiling

Sunday August 22
Basin Spring Park (all shows are free)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Williams Family Gospel Show
Check for show updates and times in Basin Park. Enjoy!

Faryl & Zoie

Eureka Springs Artists Studio Tour

If you have spent anytime in Eureka Springs, you already know we have some outstanding artists in our community.  The 5th Annual Studio Tour will be held the weekend of September 24-26th this year.  It sounds like it is so far away, but it’s important to make reservations early as we are very busy that time of the year.

You have three wonderful days to visit the studios of 17 Eureka Springs Artists.  Some of them will be doing demonstrations and others are available just to chat about what and how they pursue their craft.  It’s great fun.  We’ll give you a map and away you go.  Some studios are in the heart of the Historic District and the search for others will be down a winding dirt trail unlike anything you’ve ever seen.   The tour is part education with a little adventure thrown in.  You can pack a picnic and find a cozy spot to have lunch in the middle of your journey.

The Inn at Rose Hall, 56 Hillside Avenue, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Reservations: 800-544-7734 Phone: 479-253-8035

Please also visit our sister properties: Peabody House and Historic Cottages

The Inn at Rose Hall is a proud member of the Eureka Springs Wedding Guild.