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Eureka SpringsUnited States of America

This historic Arkansas town has long been known as a destination for rejuvenation, with day spas and wellness retreats situated in the scenic mountain countryside. 

Eureka Springs is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in the northwest corner of Arkansas. The town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It became a popular destination in the early 19th century as a destination for relaxation, and that’s still the case today thanks to Eureka Springs’ many spas.

Eureka Springs is also known for its diverse food scene. Small coffee shops sit next to Cajun cafés and old-fashioned saloons. The town’s history is evident in its many old buildings that make the streets resemble something out of a time capsule. The historic downtown is packed with a variety of venues for night-time entertainment, including live music and dancing. Pine Mountain Theater puts on a family variety show every night, except Sunday, March through December. During the summer, catch a show at Opera in the Ozarks, an annual opera festival held in the mountains. Visit a winery to sample locally made wines.

Main Street is packed with a range of shopping opportunities. Buy anything from handmade quilts to modern art.

The town was once nicknamed “America’s Medicine TeePee” and attracted thousands of visitors looking for a healing experience. Wellness retreats and day spas, such as the Historic Palace Hotel and Bath House, still abound today.

Mountains, rivers, gorges and Beaver Lake, a manmade dam, characterize the surrounding countryside. Take advantage of the outdoors with a water cruise aboard an old-fashioned river boat. Explore at your own pace and rent a canoe for the afternoon, or head underground with a tour at Onyx Cave, a cave system located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) outside town.

See exotic big cats at the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Promised Land Zoo has a wide variety of unique species and is a scenic 20-minute drive from Eureka Springs.

Highways connect Eureka Springs with nearby cities. The nearest airport is Carroll County Airport in Berryville, Arkansas, 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Eureka Springs.

Top hotels in Eureka Springs

The Crescent Hotel and Spa
The Crescent Hotel and Spa
3.5 out of 5
75 Prospect Ave, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is £130 per night from 23 Nov to 24 Nov

Located in Eureka Springs Historic District, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church and Frog Fantasies Museum. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (769 reviews)

"The Crescent hotel was a fantastic stay. The hotel is beautiful and the guest are very polite. The parking can be difficult depending on how busy they are but it’s definitely worth the money! We will be going again!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

The Crescent Hotel and Spa
Tall Pines Inn
Tall Pines Inn
2.5 out of 5
3 Pivot Rock Rd, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is £86 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Situated near the airport, this cabin is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pivot Rock, Eureka Springs District Court and Intrigue Theater. Eureka Springs City Auditorium ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)

"Wonderful atmosphere! Clean and comfortable! Will definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Tall Pines Inn
Basin Park Hotel and Spa
Basin Park Hotel and Spa
3 out of 5
12 Spring St, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is £88 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov

Located in Eureka Springs Historic District, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Eureka Springs City Auditorium and Eureka Springs District Court. Eureka ...

3.9/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"The building is beautiful, very ornate and comfortable to stay in."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Basin Park Hotel and Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Eureka Springs

Cabins at Sugar Mountain
Cabins at Sugar Mountain
3 out of 5
78 CR 116 Sugar Mountain Road, Eureka Springs, AR

Situated in the mountains, this cabin is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Beaver Lake and within 6 miles (10 km) of Thorncrown Chapel and Intrigue Theater. Eureka Springs ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (281 reviews)

"One of the best accommodations I have had...and I am always traveling! Rustic, but very comfortable, clean, quiet, and all the amenities necessary to spend a long vacation in the woods! I will recommend this getaway to everyone I know!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

Cabins at Sugar Mountain
Tall Pines Inn
Tall Pines Inn
2.5 out of 5
3 Pivot Rock Rd, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is £86 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Situated near the airport, this cabin is within 1 mile (2 km) of Pivot Rock, Eureka Springs District Court and Intrigue Theater. Eureka Springs City Auditorium ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)

"Wonderful atmosphere! Clean and comfortable! Will definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2020

Tall Pines Inn
Sugar Ridge Resort
Sugar Ridge Resort
3 out of 5
1216 County Rd 113, Eureka Springs, AR
The price is £130 per night from 4 Nov to 5 Nov

Situated in Eureka Springs, this cabin is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Beaver Lake, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Indian Creek Park and Starkey Park. Thorncrown Chapel ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)

"We enjoyed the view of the lake, and just a short drive to the water."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Sugar Ridge Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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23 Sep 2019

Nice characterful place to wander around

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