Gearing up for year #19!

Our 19th season begins February 9th!

Seems like just yesterday it was our 18th 

We’ve been busy improving the Inn this winter, lots of deep cleaning, painting, carpet cleaning, whew! Hope you will come see us soon.

Loads of events upcoming in Eureka Springs! Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day all bring lots of activities. Check out some of what’s happening below

Eureka Gras Night ParadeMardi Gras Celebrations:

February 9th — Its MardiGras Eureka style! 2018 theme is “Pirates of the Caribbean”. A Fabulous costume ball that fills the Eureka Springs Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. We have a Royal Mini Parade, buffet, dancing, and costume contest. For more information and tickets visit

February 10th — Eureka Gras Day Parade.  More beads!!  Come join the fun. Parade rolls @ 2:00PM through downtown. Afterwards dress in your finest pirates attire again for the Mayor’s Ball @ 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

Valentine’s Day Celebrations:

Bring your sweetheart to the Heartstone Inn for a romantic and fun getaway! Plenty of rooms for the weekend before (Feb. 9th & 10th) or Valentine’s Day proper too. We have Special Occasion Packages that include wine or champagne, flowers and the best locally made chocolates. We’ll arrange all the details, help with dinner reservations and massages.

February 9 – 17th — One of our favorite restaurants, Le Stick Nouveau has 5 Evenings of their 7 course lover’s tasting menu because Valentine’s falls on a Wednesday. The wine purveyor’s sommelier brings a bevy of wine, and expertise, to perfectly pair each course. Find their menu @…/ then call 479.981.3123 to make your reservation.

February 17 — Continue your Valentine’s Day celebrations with a complete world of chocolate appreciation featured at the 14th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. Join us at a NEW location, the Eureka Springs Community Center (44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs, AR). This treasured annual event includes vendors who showcase and promote their products while offering chocolate samples to attendees from organic and household brand names to select boutique labels.

February 17 — Concert at the Beautiful Eureka Springs Auditorium. Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 48 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts.

St. Patrick’s Day Events

March 17 — The 23rd Annual Eureka Springs St. Patty’s Day Parade steps off at 2pm down Spring & Main Streets in downtown Eureka Springs.  Wear your green and join the fun.

Southern Lady Magazine includes us (again)!

We’ve been included in the Special Collector’s Issue of Southern Lady Classics Autumn Edition! Should be brand new to shelves, look for it in your favorite store.

Nice article on Eureka Springs, with a great photo of our Victorian Suite. Always a great honor to be included in this beautiful magazine.


Upcoming Art Exhibit at Crystal Bridges Museum

The art and sculpture work of Dale Chihuly will be featured soon @ Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas. Located just an hour from Heartstone Inn, it is a great day trip on your visit to Eureka Springs. The museum itself is free of charge and is well worth the visit all alone. The architecture and outdoor spaces are Cheri and Rick’s favorites. Great landscaped walking trails lead to downtown Bentonville with lots of fun art along the way.

The exhibit is June 3 – August 14 and features works of Chihuly art ‘In the Gallery’ and ‘In the Forest’. You do need to purchase a ticket for the special exhibit, it is $20.

The next exhibit is August 16 – November 13 featuring ‘In the Forest’ Chihuly art. This is $10. The rest of the museum is free. The link below will lead you to their facebook page and link you to purchase tickets.

Tickets to Crystal Bridges Chihuly Art Exhibit

Hope you can take advantage of this awesome opportunity, we certainly did!


May Festival of the Arts Schedule

May Festival of the Arts Schedule:

May 4th–John Rankine Opening Reception at Brews, 5pm
May 5th–Unveiling of the 4 Seasons Project at Basin Park6pm
May 5th–Plein Air Painters reception at Main Stage, 5-8pm
May 4th-6th–Phunkberry Music Festival
May 6th–ArtRageous Parade,2 pm
May 6th–Unveiling of TheEurekan Spectacle in Basin Park, 3pm
May 6th–Drumming in the Park,6pm
May 7th–Dance of Deceit at The Auditorium, 2pm
May 8th-14th–Bridge of Love” at the bath house bridge
May 10th–Eureka Springs House Concert Series with Jonathan Byrd & Corin Raymond at UU Church,7pm
May 11th & 12th–The Art of Acadian Weaving Class, Shoppes at Fleece & Flax
May 12th-14th–Homecoming Queen – Zarks Gallery Invitational Theme Show
May 12th-14th–Nuits Rose Wine Festival
May 12th–Uncorked with Rigdon Irvin, Event Eureka,8pm
May 13th–Art in the Park and Four Seasons Mobile Making 11am-4pm
May 13th–Free Music in the Park with Roby Pantall and Ron Pennington,12 pm to 3pm
May 13th–Ozarks Chorale Concert at The Auditorium, 7:30pm
May 13th– Gallery Stroll,6pm to 9pm
May 13th–Eureka Fine Art Gallery Opening Artist Reception6pm to 9pm
May 13th and 14th–Bridge of Love Flower Market,11am to 4pm
May 14th–Bridge of Love Mother’s Day Photo, 1:30pm
May 14th–John Two-Hawks Mother’s Day Hidden Medicine Concert at The Auditorium,2pm
May 19th–White Street Walk4pm to 9 pm
May 20th–Art in the Park–11 am to 4 pm
May 20th–Art Bazaar at the Birdcage,10 am to 5 pm
May 20th, 3rd Saturday Music Series with Grady Nichols5pm to 7 pm
May 21st-26th–Eureka Spring Plein Air Festival
May 21st–Books in Bloom Literary Festival at The Crescent Hotel,12 pm to 5 pm
May 27th and 28th–Danny Blade of Gartner Blade Glass,6 pm to 9 pm
May 28th–Dancing in the Park with Melonlight, 1pm to 3pm

May Festival of the Arts

The 30th Annual May Festival of the Arts is a celebration of the Arts all month long in Eureka Springs. It is a beautiful time of year to visit, the weather is nice, the flowers are blooming, and the events are noteworthy! Our little town is always colorful, you can be sure we outdo ourselves this month.

This is George Paige, the artist responsible for the art installation in our yard this month for the Yard Art contest, The Art of Play. You will find unique exhibits all over the Historic District.

The month starts off with the ArtRageous Parade through downtown. Expect many, many gallery special events, music shows, wine events, art classes, and Mother’s Day events. Check out the calendar of events. We’re positive you will find something that interests you!

One of the favorite events is the 27th Annual White Street Studio Walk will take place Friday, May 19, from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Historic White Street is the working address of several local artists who will welcome the public into homes and studios to view their latest works. They will be joined by more than forty guest artists from the Eureka Springs area, who will show weaving, watercolors, jewelry, oils, pottery, stained glass, and much more.

A new event is the Eurekan Spectacle. It is an augmented reality based experiential app that allows users to witness a Shakespearean play at various real-world locations around Eureka Springs. The Eurekan Spectacle will go live May 1st with a launch party to follow on May 4th at 6pm in Basin Spring Park. Visitors will be directed to

Hope you’ll come see us!

The Big Reveal!

Isn’t that what all of the home decorating shows call it? We’ve been busy this winter renovating the lobby, gift shop and check – in area. In some cases all the way to the dirt underneath! We’ve painted, plastered, uncovered a brick chimney, installed new flooring, new ceiling, pretty much an entirely new space! It’s very exciting for us, now this area matches the decor of our rooms. Hope you will come see for yourself. You’ve still got a few surprises to see for yourself!128  103 110 121

How about a tour?

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The #2 attraction in Eureka Springs is the Tram Tour. You pick it up just a block from us, it travels the historic loop and provides you with a history lesson of how, why and when Eureka came to be. Beautiful homes, springs, and gardens are included on the tour in the open air trolley. Leave the driving to them!

Even if you’ve been here many times, I bet they will tell you something you didn’t know. It is twice every afternoon rain or shine, next time you’re here give it a try!

Southern Lady Magazine features the Heartstone Inn

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Heartstone Inn featured in Southern Lady Magazine

Southern Lady Magazine sent a writer to stay with us last year. The fruits of the effort have materialized. We are featured in their Autumn Issue on newsstands now!  A very nice article about Eureka Springs in the Fall. Where to eat, shop and stay (us).

It’s a beautiful magazine with decorating ideas, recipes, and lots of seasonal allure. We hope you’ll pick up a copy today!

Christ of the Ozarks statue turns 50

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the largest statue of Jesus in the United States! Many of you have enjoyed the Passion Play here in Eureka Springs which is where the statue is located on Magnetic Mountain. You can view it from many spots all around town, and then walk to the base of the statue to get a great photo of it. There is also a scenic overlook at the location to view the downtown and mountains surrounding us. Our statue is 67 feet high with an arm span of 65 feet.

Below is a great article about our statue, and the others throughout the world.

Garden & Gun Magazine visits our area

GG0416_cover_WEBWe were recently interviewed for the Garden & Gun magazine. We weren’t familiar with it, but it is a beautiful magazine published in South Carolina. Think Southern Living, but something for the entire family. The article is on Northwest Arkansas, where to eat, what to do, and of course where to stay. Segments include Bentonville, Eureka Springs and Fayetteville. Jay Jennings is the author and now happy to say, customer. The August/September issue is on stands now, pick up and copy and see for yourself. Great recipes, gardening, hunting, fishing, and us!

Follow the link below to see the whole article. It’s an awesome article with some great ideas of what do to and see while you’re in our area.