Last Minute Family Getaways near Springfield Missouri

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Looking for last minute family getaway ideas near Springfield, Missouri this summer season?

The Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is the perfect destination for a nearby summer getaway in the Ozark Mountains. Nestled in the heart of downtown Eureka Springs, this historic hotel offers a unique blend of relaxation, intrigue and outdoor adventure and it is just a short two-hour drive from Springfield.

Fun for the Whole Family

Eureka Springs is a haven for family getaways. Kids feel big in this small town exploring the historic streets of downtown, filled with eclectic shops for young and old, delicious restaurants and ice cream.  This is no ordinary shopping mall as many shops are DIY to make your own jewelry, soap and more. Families can enjoy a variety of activities, such as:

Travel Deals in Eureka Springs

Traveling on Weekdays can save up to 30%

Romantic Retreats for Couples
Couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway will find the Basin Park Hotel to be the perfect escape. Enjoy a relaxing couples massage at our Spa1905, dine in one of the many great restaurants in walking distance to the hotel, and explore the vibrant nightlife of Eureka Springs. The picturesque setting of Eureka Springs makes it an ideal location for couples travel.

Adventures with Grandkids
Grandparents traveling from Oklahoma with their grandkids will find plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. From outdoor adventures like hiking and biking in the Ozark Mountains to indoor fun at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, there’s something for every age group.  Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a national leader in providing a life-long home for big cats, having now rescued over 500 animals.  The Buffalo National River is home to an Elk Herd and is just one-hour from Eureka Springs

Pet-Friendly Fun
We know pets are family too! The Basin Park Hotel is proud to be a pet-friendly getaway in Arkansas. Bring your furry friend along to enjoy the many pet-friendly trails, dog parks, and pet friendly outdoor dining options in Eureka Springs.

Outdoor and Spa Getaways
For those seeking an outdoor getaway in the Ozark Mountains, Eureka Springs sits neatly between Beaver Lake and Table Rock Lake and is connected by both the Kings River and White River.  Kayak on Beaver Lake, float the white river year-round, zip line through the treetops, or hike the many scenic trails. If relaxation is more your style, book a spa getaway and enjoy your spa day at the Basin Park Hotel’s own Spa1905, offering a range of treatments to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Add a Daytrip

Eureka Springs is also near Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas as well as a great place to stay when visiting Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri

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To drive from Springfield, Missouri, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, follow these directions:

  1. Start: Head south on US-65 S from Springfield.
  2. Continue: Follow US-65 S until you reach US-62 W in Berryville, Arkansas.
  3. Turn: Take US-62 W towards Eureka Springs.

The total distance is approximately 94 miles, and the drive typically takes around 1 hour and 51 minutes without stops

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