11 Singleton House
Bed and Breakfast

11 Singleton St.
In the Historic District
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
800-833-3394
info@singletonhouse.com

 

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For a one day visit to Eureka Springs, stay in Historic District at one of the many B&Bs or hotels.

There are 63 springs in Eureka with picturesque parks surrounding some plus there are many hidden beautiful trails within the city limits.  An inexpensive book of the locally used Historic District hidden trails can be purchased at the library or museum for a self-guided architectural walking tour and a historic plaque trail.    

After breakfast, walk or park near our still functioning Carnegie Library, where you can check your email or read the news.  Next, walk to the Palace Bath House and get a quick tour of an authentic turn of the century bath house that's still in use with it's tin ceilings, large tubs and steam cabinets.  Meander to our 1916 Post Office and take a peek inside.  Next shop till you drop down the hill at our galleries, boutiques, and quaint shops galore.  Peek into the lobby of the New Orleans Hotel, then walk to the Basin Park Hotel and elevator up to the ballroom on the seventh floor for the view and to see the stained glass windows then walk down to catch the historic photos on each landing Basin Park, the heart of our city, is where it all began and a definite "must stop".  Take a break there, catch some music, or a performer, and people watch from one of the colorful benchs painted by the local artists. 

Catch a bite to eat at Mud Street Cafe which is located below street level. When the streets  were raised and improved, the first floors of Eureka's buildings on the downhill side found themselves buried.  Mud Street Cafe is a perfect example of this. Next keep walking downhill towards the trolley depot and buy an all day trolley pass, then go next door to the Bank of Eurekaand take a good look at REAL old time brass teller cages, a working pot bellied stove, old phones, and historical collections galore.  Pick up a free post card there then jump onto a trolley and ride it for one complete turn, or stop at the  ES&NA Railway Depot to see vintage rolling stock. TheRED trolley is my favorite because you can sit first on one side then the next and see all of the turn-of-the-century Victorian gingerbread houses that are protected in our little village by theNational Historic Trust.   For more fun, sit on the  wood slat rear seat and lift your feet and slide from side to side as the trolley maneuvers the sharp turns. The Red trolley will drop you off at theCrescent Hotel. Check out the lobby and look for the cat entrance, then take the elevator to the fourth floor observation deck for the view. Walk down the staircase, out the back door to the garden and down the stairs to Saint  Elizabeth's Chapel, the only church in the world that you enter through the bell tower.  Walk past the statues and enter the  lovely chapel.  Next take one of the marked historic footpaths back down to Spring Street and find your auto.  There are metal plaques with historic information on many of our  buildings downtown.

 

Drive 62 West to Thorncrown Chapel, one of the  AIA's top ten "architectural treasures" of the past century.  Continue to Hwy 187 ( new filling station at 187/62 junction) and turn left onto the 4 mile horseshoe loop across Beaver Dam,  stop at the dam overlook, pass the rock quarry, watch for giant concrete dinosaurs in the woods, then return to Hwy 62 and turn left. You'll see Hwy 187 again but this time on the right side of the road where you turn and continue driving through rolling countryside and farms ...you can't get lost.  You arrive at the old Beavertown Inn &  General Store circa1901 where you can stop for a cold drink and watch the lakeside activities. Next cross the only single lane wooden floored suspension bridge still in use in Arkansas.   Recently, used as a setting in the movie "Elizabethtown", the town folk recently saved it from "demolition with a mass "jump off the bridge" protest.  

 

Continue driving towards Eureka and select one of the award winning restaurants for dinner.  Now enjoy some good family entertainment at Ozark Mountain Hoedown or Pine Mountain Jamboree for a memorable music show. For a more religious presentation there's The Passion Play (don't miss the statue).  There are many other musical choices where you can enjoy a glass of Chardonnay, relax and kick back  to recap your day.

Finally, a late night romantic carriage ride around the Historic Loop right back to the front door of your inn for a good night's sleep.

Whatever you miss today can be picked up before departing the next morning.

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