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

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.

Outdoors in the Ozarks

There are so many activities to partake this time of year in our beautiful Ozark Mountains. We want you to experience it for yourself!

  • Float our two nearby rivers. The Kings River depends on the amount of rainfall we’ve had, but plenty of sand bars to pull up on and swim in the warm water. The White River always has plenty of water, it’s a bit cold, but a very scenic 4 mile float. There are outfitters that rent you a canoe.
  • Hike or mountain bike our city park, Lake Leatherwood. You can also swim or rent paddle boats here. Just 4 miles from the Heartstone Inn. There is the man-made dam that you walk over. Spectacular views.
  • Leatherwood Dam 6-29-10
  • Beaver Lake is a short drive from the Inn with warm, clear water. It offers swimming beaches, pontoon or Tarzan boat rentals at Starkey Marina, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) instruction and rental, or even scuba diving! There are several great guides if you’d like to fish the lake or nearby White River too.
  • There are two state parks within 20-25 minutes of the Inn. We’ve hiked in both parks and have thoroughly enjoyed them. Withrow Springs has a swimming pool, hiking and fishing on the War Eagle Creek. Hobbs State Park is near War Eagle Mill. It has a new visitors center with many trails to hike, bike or even horseback ride, and a shooting range.

Hobbs state park withrow springs state park


  • Dogwood Canyon Nature Park is located 25 minutes north of us on the way to Branson. They have many choices of activities and a new grist mill. You may remember that Rick and I took a segway tour here. Loads of fun.
  • Segway Tour

    Segway Tour

May is Festival of the Arts all month long!

31473_121579388030820_1980330426_nThe entire month of May there are events happening day and night in celebration of the arts.Here’s a few things to look forward to:

  •  One of a kind art exhibits in galleries, restaurants, the banks, anywhere that has a wall! Gallery strolls too.
  • The culinary arts in several of the restaurants including DeVito’s, Grotto, Fresh and Grand Tavern. Rose’ wine tasting
  • Quilting, Crocheting, Painting and Drawing classes.
  • Awesome street party – the White Street Walk –  complete with a flash mob dance party.
  • Artrageous Parade – we’re known for our parades, fun and funky for sure.
  • Music and drumming in Basin Park

For a full list of activities, please visit their calendar at May Festival of the Arts.

Heartstone Inn in the News

The Lovely County Citizen, our local newspaper, shared our new award in this week’s newspaper. Samantha came and interviewed us last weekend. 003

Rojeks happy to win TripAdvisor award

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rick and Cheri Rojek’s dedication to Heartstone Inn has clearly paid off.

Recently, the inn won a 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award. The only property in Arkansas to win the award, the inn ranked 23 out of 25 in the bed and breakfast category.

Rick and Cheri Rojek, who have owned the inn since 1999, credited the achievement to the customers. The customers, Cheri Rojek said, are what makes working in tourism so rewarding.

“You build a relationship with the customer. We know they have other choices to stay, but they choose to stay with us over and over again,” Cheri Rojek said. “That’s a great thing.”

Rick Rojek recalled working in the hotel industry for years before purchasing the inn, saying his experience in corporate tourism helped prepare him to own a bed and breakfast. Having worked on a larger scale, Rick Rojek said, he has much more appreciation for the personal relationships he creates through Heartstone Inn.

“It’s much more personalized for sure. We can truly take care of each and every guest and really figure out what their likes are,” Rick Rojek said.

An example of that, Cheri Rojek explained, is getting to know what type of beverages customers prefer.

“You try to remember what they drink. Somebody drank iced tea today. I’ll make sure I have iced tea for her tomorrow,” Cheri Rojek said.

Getting to know the customers, Rick Rojek continued, makes them want to return to to the inn. Cheri Rojek recalled one couple that married at the inn 16 years ago, saying the couple returns every year to celebrate.

“It’s become a tradition for them to come back here, which is cool. It’s really special to be part of their lives,” Rick Rojek said.

Cheri Rojek pointed out that the customer reviews are the reason the inn won the award. This, Rick Rojek said, makes the award even more worthwhile.

“It’s such an honor. It inspires me to be better, honestly,” Rick Rojek said.

Moving forward, the couple said they hope the inn continues to bring more people to Eureka Springs.

“We are cheerleaders for this town,” Cheri Rojek said. “It’s an awesome town, and we want to be sure people are enjoying the restaurants and shopping local. That’s good for everybody.”


Heartstone Inn Recognized as one of Top 25 B&B’s in US

Traveler’s Choice 2016 B&B’s and Inns
We have been recognized as one of the top 25 Bed & Breakfasts in the United States! This is an elite group, the top 1% of hotels on TripAdvisor.

                For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the globe. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value. 

We can’t thank our guests enough! Because of all the wonderful reviews you’ve posted, we’ve received this award! We love what we do and strive to make every guests’ stay the absolute best it can be. We are celebrating our 17th season at the Heartstone Inn, and are honored to be included in this group.

To read more about these properties please visit this link:  Top 25 B&B’s in the US


Top 25 B&B's in the US

Top 25 B&B’s in the US