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A New Beginning Blossoms with the Inn at Rose Hall’s Essay Contest

View of Lake LucerneIn 2002 I arrived on the doorstep of The Inn at Rose Hall, after having spent over twenty-five years in San Francisco and the Bay Area. It was definitely a huge leap of faith that brought me to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and I’ve never looked back. It’s been an incredibly satisfying and unforgettable experience in my life.

Until I purchased The Inn at Rose Hall, I had never been in the hospitality industry. I was fortunate to have a very rich, diverse career in fashion and as a professional speaker, which gave me the opportunity to travel all over the world. I loved meeting new people and entertaining them. My diverse background came together as a perfect fit in creating the success of The Inn at Rose Hall.

Now we have a big announcement to share with all of our guests and friends. After having owned and operated The Inn for fourteen years, it’s time for me to move on. I’ve decided to turn the page and start my life’s next chapter.

It won’t be easy to hand The Inn at Rose Hall over to someone else. Those of you who have stayed with us know how much I love what I do. Will I miss The Inn and all of its guests? Absolutely, yes, but I know there are other creative challenges for me to conquer still.

So, are we going to sell The Inn at Rose Hall?

Well, we’ve had real estate brokers bring people to The Inn. They walk through and ask all of the appropriate questions about income, but they never ask, “What’s it really like running an operation like this?” “What is there about this business you really love?” Owning or running a B&B is a lifestyle, and you must be passionate about it to be successful. Without asking the right questions, I don’t think prospective buyers can find success and happiness as future innkeepers.

We want to turn The Inn at Rose Hall over to an individual/couple that has a genuine passion for people and that truly cares about contributing to the well-being of others.

The way we are planning to find the new Owner/Innkeeper is by running an essay contest: Win The Inn at Rose Hall. It’s a creative and unique process that I think will help us place The Inn at Rose Hall in the hands of the perfect new Innkeeper/Owner.

It’s a fairly simple process. It’s a straightforward essay contest designed to create an opportunity for an individual to win his or her own turnkey Bed and Breakfast potentially mortgage-free, plus a few dollars in relocation expenses. Take a minute and go to the website and see if you are the one(s) we are looking for.

Welcome to Eureka Springs

  1. Read the Contest Rules.
  2. Write your Essay Entry.
  3. Submit your Entry between February 15, 2016 – June 15, 2016 following the Contest Rules.
  4. Include your Entry Form, $135.00 Entry Fee plus $12.50 Processing Fee.
  5. Wait patiently until the winner is announced to see if The Inn at Rose Hall is yours.

Isn’t this an exciting concept? I’m so looking forward to reading the essays, and finding the ideal Innkeeper/Owner for The Inn at Rose Hall.

If you are ready to add a new chapter to your life, perhaps your diverse background might lead here just as it did me.

If you have any questions that are not answered on the Win The Inn at Rose Hall website, please go to our Win The Inn at Rose Hall Facebook page and post your questions. We’ll get back to you promptly.

Looking forward to next exciting and inspiring new chapter in all of our lives!

May Arts Festival

If you love art in any form, you absolutely have to put Eureka Springs on your travel schedule for the month of May.  It’s difficult to encapsulate all that is happening this month, but we have tried to give you a sampling.

During the entire month of May there will be free music in Basin Spring Park.  Monday through Friday 3-5pm Saturday 12-6pm and Sunday 11am-1pm

Saturday Gallery Stroll

Our galleries will be open for you to peruse the amazing art of Eureka Springs and enjoy refreshments every Saturday evening from 6-9pm

May 1 (Saturday)

No city in America loves a parade as much as Eureka Springs. In May it’s the ARTrageous Parade that travels through historic downtown at 2pm.

Gallery Stroll features:

Zark’s Fine Design Gallery:  Internationally known sculpture artist Tim Cotterill–limited edition bronze frog, koi and gecko sculptures.

Eureka Thyme Gallery:  Woodcrafters Less Casteel crafts fine fueniture, John Dilbeck specializes in segmented, turned bowls and Jim Kibby works in wood burl.

Eureka Fine Art Company:  Larry Mansker–large-scale landscapes;James Yale–mythical realism; and Carol Dickie–colorful landscapes in mixed water media.

Iris at the Basin Park:  Lorna and Craig Trigg Hirsh–tuned ceramic wind whistles and wind chimes.

Quicksilver Gallery:  Potter and sculptor Maura Miller–raku masks and ceramic vessels fused with glass.

The Ozarks Chorale performs in the Eureka Springs City Auditorium at 7pm.  For more information and tickets go to

May 2 (Sunday)

The Art of Fine Dining

Cottage Inn Restaurant owner-chef, Linda Hager, presents her monthly Wine Diner featuring a South American theme at 6:30pm.  Reservations are required 479-253-5282.

Flute Making Demonstration at Fire Om Earth Studio, 872 Mill Hollow Road from 12pm-4pm.

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Imagine these are just the events for the first weekend in May.  We will continue to post the events calendar for the remainder of the month over the next few days.  If you wish more details you may go to the following website:

If you are staying at The Inn at Rose Hall, we will have a full schedule posted of all the events and lots of discussion over breakfast about what to do each day.

Spring in Eureka Springs

The first sign of spring.

The first sign of spring arrived this past week. What a welcome sign!  Growing up in Colorado I remember the crocus would peak through the snow and we would know spring was just around the corner.

It’s time to make your plans to visit us here in Eureka Springs.  It’s been a long winter and we’re ready for spring.  It will be fun to see our old friends meet new people this year.

This next week I will post some of the events that are being planned for this season.

And don’t forget the Eureka Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 15th which starts at 2PM.  This event began in 1993 and has continued to expand with more of the usual Eureka Springs outrageous floats, music and even a mechanical dragon and a unicorn pony. Eureka Springs loves a parade!

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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.