We’d like to thank all of our guests who have taken the time to write reviews for us on Trip Advisor and all the other review sites.  We really appreciate the effort and future guests love to hear your feedback!

The Heartstone Inn received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2012. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business, said.

Thought we would share one of our ‘green’ practices with you. We use Clean the World to recycle our guest room soap. There are 10 local B&B’s here that consolidate and ship our soap to these folks. We collected enough last quarter that 187 bars of soap were distributed to families worldwide. “Clean the World is committed to maintaining an environmentally and hygienically safe recycling process. As the world’s first, high volume soap recycler, Clean the World ensures that all bars of soap recycled and distributed domestically and abroad are completely safe and will not harm the end user due to disease or pathogens that can be transmitted if proper re-purposing does not exist.” It’s just one of the things we hope helps others in a small way.

StoneHouse Wine Bar

Stone House Wine Bar

The StoneHouse Wine Bar is one of our favorite places to visit. Located downtown on Main Street their motto is “Wine, Cheese & Conversation”.  This is one of their many cheese, fruit and cured meat plates. The quality of the ingredients is top notch. They are happy to pair your wine or beer with your choice too. The building has been completely restored with stone walls and rich cherry wood along with a quaint and shady outdoor courtyard to watch the world go by. Maybe we’ll see you there.

Our Victoria House Cottage is completed! After 2 years of updating the interior with two new bathrooms and  new beds/mattresses along with a fresh interior we’ve finally completed the exterior too. New paint and landscaping have really improved the appeal of our two bedroom cottage. And not to be outdone, Healing Benefits Massage (which is located in the lower lever) has a facelift also.

Squirrel Watching


If you’ve visited us before, you know one of the morning activities is squirrel watching on the deck while having a cup of coffee. These photos are from this morning by Phillip. (Click on the photo to see all.) He also got a great hummingbird photo too. Thanks Phillip!

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.