Winding Up The Girls Getaway at The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs!

We could have spent our entire getaway at The Crescent Hotel and Spa Resort, but we are in a beautiful Eureka Springs – known as the Little Switzerland of America. It also is called the “Wedding Capital of the South”, and “The Stairstep Town”. The streets wind around the town, and no two intersect at a 90 degree angle. The entire city is on the “National Register of Historic Places”  So with that in mind. I will share some other stuff we did…

The historic Beaver Bridge, sometimes called the “Little Golden Gate” of Arkansas, (on Highway 187) crosses the White River and is the last suspension bridge of its type in the state. This was on my list of “I gotta See”! 100_5102-tile

The bridge is 554 feet long, but only 11 feet wide. As you can figure… that makes it a one way at a time. Made sister a little nervous, but I am happy to say we crossed without a problem.

100_5106-horz Another wonderful place is the Blue Springs Heritage Center

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Every day, 38 million gallons of water pours from the center of Blue Spring into the lagoon. The lagoon overflows into the White River.

100_5089 The bluff shelter served not only as a refuge, but also a sacred place for ritual.

An archeological dig in 1971 found artifacts, shellfish and the bones of deer, turtle and other fauna that date back as far as 8000 BC. They also uncovered fire pits, and evidence of life such as small arrow points and Woodward Plain pottery, confirming the presence of American Indians dating back as far as 1700 AD.

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The Bluff Shelter at Blue Spring is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Along with the many gardens, there is more than a mile of trails winding through the Blue Spring Heritage Center, filled with colors, textures and the surprise of blooms in every season. Learn more at http://bluespringheritage.com

Of Course any trip to Eureka Springs means you must check the wonderful Victorian homes and stores… Here are a few…

trampage1 One day, we caught the Trolley (which runs by the Crescent several times a day) and headed to historic downtown. We were starving so we went to the ‘Local Flavor Cafe’  ( http://www.localflavorcafe.net/ ) just across from the downtown trolley depot.

Such great food and people there.

We had Spinach Artichoke Dip with tortilla chips for starters then

The International Burger with onion straws, cheddar and barbeque sauce

100_5242-horz We are talking Yum and Full… Time to explore

You want it… You will find it in this town!

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Then we found every woman’s dream at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

http://www.rmcf.com/AR/EurekaSprings50262 )

Coffee

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and Chocolate

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We grabbed our goodies and slipped across the street to the Basin Springs Park to enjoy!

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Later we jumped on the trolley to head back to the Crescent. A great day!

Almost forgot… another day we ate at the Rowdy Beaver Restaurant ( http://www.rowdybeaver.com/ ) …. Awesome food and our waiter, Joe, was fantastic.

We had the Combo App to start with, then a salad… followed by Rowdys Jumbo Fried Shrimp. I had home fries and sis had baked.

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You can read my other posts on our Girls Getaway below

 

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Well, what can I say!?!

We had a fabulous time and I really have to thank the great folks at the Crescent Hotel and New Moon Day Spa for having us and showing us such a great time.

If you get the chance… head out and see them…

They have the Key to a wonderful adventure.

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54 Responses to Winding Up The Girls Getaway at The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs!

  1. Shauna s. says:

    What a cute place for a vacation. I really like looking at Victorian homes. The chocolate shop would be a must stop for me.
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  2. That’s such a gorgeous place. I had the opportunity to visit Alaska last year, and it’s something I’ll never forget!
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  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I would love to explore this town, but I am afraid my exploration would end as soon as I found the chocolate factory! That’s what i’m talking about!

  4. I love old historic towns like this one! I could just get lost in the history and the beauty of the place!
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  5. Everything looks so antique! It’s absolutely beautiful! Just like stepping back in time! I love it!
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  6. Rosey says:

    I love to go to a place that is full of history like this one. We went to a place in St. Joseph last summer (Michigan) that had the same kind of feel, and also had proof that Indians (big in the area!) settled the ground. And as for you, hurrah for a girls getaway!! That’s so way overdue for me. 🙂

  7. Catherine S says:

    This looks like a great weekend. I would have to check out the Chocolate Factory.

  8. What pretty views! Looks like a nice relaxing place to stay!
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  9. Jessica M says:

    I love that its not a tourist trap – I really like to go someplace and take everything in without being rushed. Looks beautiful
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  10. Anita Breeze says:

    oh this looks like an awesome place to visit. I love the Victorian homes and actually the whole place has this very serene look to it.
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  11. Pam says:

    This sounds like it was a wonderful girl’s adventure! I love suspension bridges like that, there used to be one around here!

  12. Lorane says:

    This place is beautiful . It looks like somewhere you would go to get away from a busy city
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  13. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    This looks so pretty. I love Victorian architecture and would really enjoy visiting some of these sites.

  14. This looks like a nice place to visit and educational too. I like visiting historic places like this.
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  15. WendysHat says:

    How fun! This looks like a beautiful and relaxing place for a girls trip too.
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  16. Marcie W. says:

    I adore old Victorian homes and have always wanted to live in one. That burger looks especially appetizing!
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  17. Debbie L. says:

    Such a beautiful location. It looks like a wonderful place to spend some quality down time.
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  18. Looks like a beautiful place. I would love to spend a weekend here.
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  19. What a fun weekend! I’d love to get away with the girls. The town looks so pretty.
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  20. Theresa says:

    I would love to stroll around looking at those Victorian homes! This sounds like a fun girls getaway!
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  21. lisa says:

    Nothing sounds better than checking out Victorian homes and enjoying delicious chocolates. And that food looks so delicious!
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  22. Elizabeth O says:

    What a beautiful hotel, looks like peaceful and comfortable. I’d love to go there one day.

  23. Crystal says:

    Everything looks lovely, but you know I’d find the chocolate also. What a fun getaway with the girls.
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  24. Carol Bryant says:

    i could use a getaway and this lookalike a perfect opportunity

  25. What a beautiful and delicious getaway! Eureka Springs is now on my destination list!
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  26. This looks like an amazing place. I love the bridge and I have to mention that my 11 year old daughter was peeking over my shoulder and instantly recognized the Trail of Tears! A visit would be a great way to reinforce what she’s learning!
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  27. The photos are beautiful. I would love to visit one of these days. I like the lagoon, it almost looked like a swimming pool.
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  28. Kerri says:

    I would totally want to visit. Love the idea of a girl’s getaway. I could really use it!
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  29. Such a fun getaway! I don’t think I would want to leave the Chocolate Factory, haha! 🙂
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  30. Wow! What a beautiful place! The food looks delish and the chocolate – definitely what I’m dreaming about! Looks like you ladies had an amazing getaway 🙂

  31. Jeanine says:

    What a darling little town! I love visiting places like this. So beautiful. Your pictures are wonderful. The food looks amazing!
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  32. Marie says:

    What a nice place to spend time with your family! And oh how I love Victorian houses and I would definitely stop by that Chocolate Factory. 🙂

  33. So pretty! When I lived in OK it was common for many to vacation in Eureka Springs. Judging from your pics I can see why.
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  34. Amber C. says:

    The pictures are so beautiful and the food looks SO yummy!!! I would LOVE to getaway there!

  35. The name Eureka Springs just sounds amazing! I love all the photos!
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  36. This is a beautiful place to visit. At the same time, the trail of tears was such a horrible chapter in our history.
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  37. Rebecca Swenor says:

    The Crescent Hotel is the one place I would so love to visit this summer. I love the that it has so much history and historical places have always been an interest to me since I can remember. Thanks so much for sharing.

  38. Erinn S says:

    Looks like good food and fun memories

  39. Mariana says:

    What a beautiful place! I’d love to visit one day (especially that chocolate factory!)

  40. What a gorgeous place to visit! I would love to visit and check out that chocolate factory. Looks like so much fun!

  41. melisasource says:

    Oh wow I could totally use a girl’s giveaway like this! Looks and sounds like such a blast!
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  42. Krystal says:

    I’d be happy to raid the bakery for sure. What an amazing getaway and memory for all!

  43. Amanda says:

    This looks wonderful! A great place to stay and yummy food! I want to go!!!
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  44. Carly says:

    What a fun place to visit! That historic downtown area looks like a blast!

  45. Censie says:

    Looks like a great place to escape and get away. That food looks great too!
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  46. Christie says:

    I love the sights you saw! That Little Golden Gate bridge is amazing!
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  47. Celeste Wong says:

    That is such a beautiful place to visit. It looks like fun too. I would definitely stop by the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. YUM! Thanks for sharing!
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  48. What a gorgeous place with a lot of history!
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  49. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Looks like you had a fantastic trip. I would love to go to a chocolate factory. The spa must have been amazing.

  50. I wish I could do something like this with my girl friends! Lord knows we all need a getaway.
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  51. Amanda Love says:

    Sounds like you had a great time and I think the spa would have held the attraction for me.

  52. Michelle Hwee says:

    Wow absolutely beautiful! 🙂 I would love to go and visit it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  53. Elizabeth O. says:

    Sounds like you girls had fun. It’s a beautiful place to visit. I’d love to go there.

  54. Linda says:

    WOW! I would love to visit this town. Beautiful photos.