Labor Day Plans?

Top Ten Labor Day Activities
Wondering how to occupy your Labor Day holiday?
Heartstone Inn and Eureka Springs offer many possibilities for your enjoyment.
10- We’ve recently had many guests canoe the White River, enjoying a few hours on the river for a relaxing float. You’ll see the trout swimming alongside you.
9-There are 3 caves in close proximity where the temperature is always a cool 56 degrees. Onyx Cave, Cosmic Cavern and War Eagle Cavern. One has bats, one has lakes, all are cool.
8-Always wanted to try Stand Up Paddle boarding? Rick and I recently learned how on Beaver Lake. Easier than you might imagine with an instructor!
7-Take all the work out of enjoying Beaver lake, take a one hour tour on Belle of the Ozarks. This pristine body of water is crystal clear with views of bluffs and the history of the area. You’ll view over 60 miles of the 487 miles of shoreline on your trip.
6- Horseback riding gets you in the fresh air enjoying the scenery of the Ozark Mountains and the quiet of the countryside. One company even will provide lunch or dinner.
5-Wine or beer aficionado? Enjoy wine tasting @ Keels Creek winery or the Stone House wine bar. Prefer beer? The Ozark Mountain TapRoom specializes in craft beers on tap from Arkansas.
4-Zipline anyone? Enjoy 10 zip lines, swinging bridge and suspended platforms on Eureka’s newest attraction, Ozark Mountain Ziplines. It’s just around the corner from us.
3-Spa away the day. Want to relax, work out the kinks of your everyday life? Healing Benefits specializes in nurturing you. Facials, foot massages, hot stone treatments, along with traditional head to toe therapeutic massage. And you never have to leave our property!
2-Bring your bird book (or any book) and enjoy birds & squirrels on our deck. We hear everyday that our guests have never seen so many hummingbirds in one spot. We’ve counted 30 varieties of birds. How many will you find?
1-Shop ’til you drop. If you enjoy antiques, art, clothing boutiques, or t-shirts, we’ve got anything you may enjoy that you won’t find in your local mall.

Always Good News

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New liquor license here at Heartstone Inn

beer_wineNew this year, we’re now able to sell wine, beer and champagne by the bottle to our guests. The wine and beer is chilled to perfection, the wine glasses and corkscrew are already in each room; it couldn’t be easier to enjoy a drink on the deck or in your room. We are offering 3 white and 3 red varieties for your enjoyment along with 6 varieties of beer. These are available for purchase on-line when making your reservation or during your stay.

We will also be offering champagne by the glass and mimosa’s at breakfast. This will be $3.75 per glass during breakfast hours. A great way to kick off your day!

New Roof Going On

We’re getting all new roofs this January. Here are a few of the photos. They took off all 3 layers and the original 1903 shake shingles. This first photo shows the sunset through the oak slats from the original roof. The second photo shows the new black roof, these guys are very adventurous.

Sunset through the roof

Sunset through the roof

The roofer's dog likes the roof too!

The roofer’s dog likes the roof too!

This dog actually climbs the ladder. She won’t go down though!

Close up of roof dog

Close up of roof dog

 

Fall Art Show

Eureka Springs School of Art Show

Eureka Springs School of Art Show

Thanksgiving weekend forget Black Friday, scratch Cyber Monday. Explore instead a fantastic alternative to those stressful holiday shopping methods at Eureka Springs School of the Art’s Fall Art Show.

Hundreds of artists take over the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center (Just across the street from our Inn)  to present and sell their artwork—offering great holiday gifts for all.

Enjoy this unique opportunity to converse with these local artists regarding their art and their process. Featured at the show will be ESSA founders Eleanor Lux, Mary Springer, and Doug Stowe, in addition to perennial favorites Valerie Damon, Zeek Taylor, Terry Russell, Les Brandt, and Chon Stanley. Two-dimensional, three-dimensional, fiber, wood, clay, glass, and metal art will all be on display for you to purchase.

The event opens on Saturday, November 30th and runs from 10am – 7pm and continues on Sunday, December 1st from 10am – 2pm. This event is open to the public. Admission is $5.

New Gift Shop Items

We’ve got new additions to the Gift Shop: A charcoal short sleeve bling tee for $27 and a raspberry 3/4 length sleeve tee for $30. We also have new colors in our mugs, Kiwi and Sunshine.

Charcoal ss bling

V neck 3/4 length sleeve tee

V neck 3/4 length sleeve tee

 

 

New ‘Fresh’ Restaurant in Town

Rick and I tried a new restaurant in town called “Fresh”. It’s a sit down lunch and dinner spot that also has a nice deli where you can get take-out . They are located on North Main down near the Art Colony and the old train station, with easy parking.
 The organic cheeseburger and the pastrami melt were our choices of the day; both with coleslaw and homemade potato chips; they were both delicious! There’s a nice menu with sandwiches, salads, pastas, and lots of homemade deserts

For those of you who have been coming to Eureka a long time the owner used to have Sonny’s Pizza and Olives. He’s returned to town and opened this restaurant that has shops attached along with another shop across the street. Come September the extensive deck will be finished and you’ll be able to dine outside also. Just another fine addition to the dining scene in Eureka!