Withrow Springs State Park



Cave on bluff  of Dogwood Trail



View from top of Dogwood Trail



Rick and I took a hike last week in Withrow Springs State Park. It is located 20 miles south of Eureka Springs on Hwy 23. There are several trails to choose from, we chose the Dogwood Trail with the small cave on the bluff. It runs along the War Eagle creek and you could definitely take a swim when it gets warmer. This might be something you would enjoy on your next trip to Eureka Springs; we sure did!

Ozark Mountain HoeDown Adds New Shows

We know quite a few of you have attended the Ozark Mountain HoeDown Show over the last decade, and it is always funny with super music. This year they are adding several new shows.
At 1:00 you’ll see the “Absolutely Patsy Cline” show with Tracy Lynn DeMille (She has even stayed with us). Tracy comes from a long line of entertainers and was Entertainer of the Year in Branson, MO. She is most known for her power-house vocals and remarkable likeness to the late Patsy Cline.
At 3:00 you’ll see the Mark Wayne Show filled with country and rock n’ roll music and the comedy of Grandpa Elvis.
Then every night except Tuesday at 7:30 you’ll see the main show, “The George Brothers Show featuring P. Nutt, Ponytail and Girl” (formerly known as the Ozark Mountain HoeDown). They have recently released their first single and are fast making a name for themselves in country music. This is a great show!
On Tuesday nights at 7:30 you’ll see Mario Rosales in a completely different show. Mario sings the hits of many artists such as Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley and Michael Buble’ along with some great impressions and clean comedy.
Looks like anytime of day you’ll have a memorable show to see this year when visiting.

Pea Ridge 150th Civil War Anniversary

This weekend comemorates the 150th Civil War Anniversary of the Battle of Pea Ridge. This historic site is just 30 minutes from Eureka Springs and even if you can’t come this weekend is a great day trip when you are here. On March 7 and 8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and the West. The 4,300-acre park honors those who fought for their beliefs. Pea Ridge was one of the most pivotal Civil War battles and is the most intact Civil War battlefield in the United States.

We even have the driving tape tour on CD that you can borrow when you make the trip over.

Floral Bouquet Suite new Bathroom

Thought we’d share our winter project now that it is done. We’ve been spending our time off updating the Floral Bouquet’s bathroom. This large suite is located on the main floor of the inn very near the breakfast room. The door opens onto the back deck area. We started with the jetted tub, but that was all! New tin ceiling, new vanity with marble top, and all marble tile in the shower and on the floor. There’s a heated towel bar too.

Christmas at the Heartstone Inn

The parlor all decorated for Christmas.
 We’re open through New Year’s Eve, might be just what you need to recover from all the excitement of the season. We wish everyone a very Happy Holiday season. Rick & Cheri

Annual Sweet Treats Cookie Tour

The annual Sweet Treats Cookie and Candy Tour is December 10 from 1pm – 6 pm. We’ve still got rooms left; and plenty of tickets if you just want to come over for the day. You’ll visit 9 Bed & Breakfasts all decorated for Christmas to reveal unique ideas for holiday decorating; sample sweet treats at each inn and receive 2 variteies of cookies with the recipes to add to your collection. The treats come pre-bagged so you don’t have to indulge all at once. It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season and do a little Christmas shopping in our unique shops downtown. Visit our website to see the packages available or give us a call.

Distinctly Oklahoma Magazine features Heartstone Inn

Distinctly Oklahoma magazine features Heartstone Inn

The September issue of Distinctly Oklahoma Magazine which includes the Oklahoma City metro area features us this month. They included our Baked Eggs Benedict and Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipes on page 35 and then included us in their article on Eureka Springs. The owners of the magazine stayed with us in July and toured the city. If you get a chance; pick up a copy.

Top 5 Things to see in Eureka Springs this Summer!

1. Very near us is an amazing 2200 acre slice of unspoiled Ozark paradise. http://www.dogwoodcanyon.org/ is great for walking trails, renting a bike, trout fishing, fly fishing clinics, horseback riding, segway tours and atv tours.

2. Limited engagment performance of Illusion and Mentalism starring Sean-Paul and Juliane with special guests from the other side at the Queen Anne Mansion now thru July 19th. http://www.intriguetheater.com/

3. Visit our 3 caves only short drives away for a ‘cool’ excursion; always 56 degrees. Onyx Cave, Cosmic Cavern and War Eagle Cavern

4. Downtown-n-Underground Tour: Behind the scenes walking adventure offering a 75 minute opportunity to enjoy stories and explore the mysteries of an underground city.

5. Belle of the Ozarks: Relax on a 1 hour & 15 minute cruise around Beaver Lake. See the spectacular panorama of shoreline, a pristine island wildlife sanctuary, and learn about numerous historical and natural points of interest.

As always, we have music in Basin Spring Park every day, two super Music Shows, the Great Passion Play, The Opera (see previous post), wonderful restaurants and shopping.
Plus, great breakfasts and treats at the HEARTSTONE INN! Come see us.