Hope you enjoy this video, as many of you know we have lots of critters around our backyard. This guy is hanging from the light fixture on the back deck and cleaning the last of the sunflower seeds out of our ‘squirrel proof’ feeder. (If you click on the title you’ll see the video.)
New 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!
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
The roofer’s dog likes the roof too!
This dog actually climbs the ladder. She won’t go down though!
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.
The Sweet Treats Cookie Tour is December 14th. Make your plans now to enjoy the Christmas season in Eureka Springs sampling cookies and shopping. There are packages available at http://www.heartstoneinn.com/specials.htm
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!
We’ve been enjoying a doe and her three babies this year in the valley behind the inn. They regularly show up about 7 pm to parade through the area. You can spot them other times too, but that is usually a sure thing. These photos are courtesy of Jim & Rhonda from Tulsa. They had just checked in and while showing them to their suite by the gazebo the parade started. Jim got excellent photos, but the third baby was a little ways behind the other two. They seem to be enjoying quite a bit of our new landscaping too.
The 3rd Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend in scheduled for July 9 – 14. It is a French themed weekend with many of the restaurants offering wine and food pairings along with some fun activities downtown. The Farmer’s Market on Thursday the 11th will have cooking demonstrations along with all of the vendors offering up their wares. One of Cheri’s favorite restaurants is Cottage Inn, and they are offering a French Wine Dinner on Sunday the 14th. There is a set menu with wine pairings. Another fun event is the Cooking Class & Luncheon on Saturday, July 13th that Linda, the owner and chef of Cottage Inn teaches. You’ll learn to create a simple and elegant lunch which will be accompanied by French wines. You even get the recipes. If good wine and food happen to be one of your hobbies, this is a can’t miss weekend.