We love the Ozark Mountains so much we decided to move here!

Springtime in the Ozark Mountains is a magical time! Time to get OUT(side) and enjoy! 

With so much to do and see, we asked one of our favorite locals why she decided to make their favorite vacation get-a-way their permanent home.  Here is what she told us:

“When we have friends visit us at the lake, favorite activities for their trip….
Playing on the lake off our dock…or on the boat…fishing…kayaking.  Sometimes we hit the Buffalo or Kings River, though we can kayak from our dock to the jumping bluffs party cove on the lake and that is really great, close fun. Eagle watching at dinner time is always a hit at our place because we almost always see the eagles.
Lunch in town and shopping for the girls.  Oscars is always a big hit.  A couple of hours on Spring Street.  I have my favorite little shops and they have become a hit with most of my visiting girlfriends.  Though, it depends on their personal interests, as well.   If the guys come in with us, they will shop for a bit (usually not very long), then go down to Chelsea’s for a beer.
Brews, Brews, Brews…we love it during the day or early evening.
For dinner, it really depends on the group and their interest…we really like to eat outside if the weather is nice and will pick a destination based on that option.
We have a lot of friends who are also photo buffs and walking the streets of Eureka with a camera is pretty hard to beat.
Day trips to the Buffalo River and Lost Valley for a hike are a fun activity with lunch at Low Gap or Ozark Cafe.
Crystal Bridges is a sometimes activity…mostly this is something we encourage them to do on their way here or on their way home.
Once again, we spend a lot of time hanging out…very casual, very relaxed”.
(Photo & Comments courtesy Jodie English Brown)
Eureka Springs and Northwest Arkansas, represent the Southern Section of the Ozarks and are centrally located in the United States.  Know for its range of urban to complete remoteness, the southern Ozarks are rich in natural beauty and history providing the best art, culture, restaurants and parks within the Ozark Mountain Region.  Just 35 Miles south of Branson, Missouri, Eureka Springs is a scenic safe destination, The I-49 corridor hosts such well known cities as Fayetteville and Bentonville with the Buffalo River Region providing both a majestic and peaceful respite.
Here is greater detail on what “new” residents love about The Ozark Mountain – Southern Region:
  • Crystal Clear Lakes

Beaver Lake

Stretching from Eureka Springs to Rogers, Beaver Lake is a favorite destination for relocation as well as short term visits. 
“Stroll along the shore of beautiful clear Beaver Lake to the amazing natural entrance to War Eagle Cavern. Follow the stream that flows from deep inside the mountain and stroll along beneath and along side breathtaking cave formations. If shopping for unique local gifts don’t miss War Eagle Mill for organic whole grains, jams, jellies, gifts and kitchen items, knives and more. “ 
(Photos courtesy lakeshorecabins.net, arkansas.com, Brian Watson)

Table Rock Lake runs from Branson to Kimberling City all the way down to Holiday Island and Eureka Springs.

Rent a boat or bring yours; go fishing, skiing, paddleboarding, or just soak in the beautiful lake scenery with a cold beverage in hand and good friends by your side.



(Photos courtesy Jodie English Brown, Brian Watson)

  • Scenic Winding Rivers


Buffalo River Region 

“No trip to The Ozarks Southern Region is complete without a float down the Buffalo National River!”

This National Park Region is just a one hour drive from Eureka Springs. The upper Buffalo, where Ponca is located, offers the river’s—and Arkansas’—finest scenic beauty. With its massive towering bluffs, countless waterfalls, watchable wildlife, ties to both historic and prehistoric cultures, and remote unspoiled location, the upper Buffalo River wilderness is surely mid-America’s finest outdoor destination.  Floating, Hiking and Wildlife Watching are favorite activities. 

Map of the Buffalo River Region


(photos and excerpt from buffaloriver.com)

Kings River

Located conveniently just minutes from Eurea Springs is one of the few remaining free-flowing rivers in the country, The Kings River in Arkansas begins in the Boston Mountains of the Ozark National Forest and flows Northward for more than 90 miles where it empties into Table Rock Lake at the Missouri State line. This family friendly river flows casually past massive rock bluffs, shady tree-lined banks, crystal clear pools, and sloping gravel bars. You will discover wonderful spots for Arkansas Canoe Trips, swimming, picnicking, fishing, camping, and observing wildlife.


(Photos and excerpt from kingriver outfitters.com


Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges is the crown jewel of Museums and Art Galleries and better yet, it’s located only an hour from Eureka Springs! in Bentonville, AR. Check out more attractions in beautiful Northwest Arkansas at: http://www.arkansasarttrail.com



(photos courtesy Scott Moore)

  • Golfing
The breathtaking scenery of the Ozark Mountains and the quiet beauty of nearby Beaver Lake will allow you a peaceful golfing experience. The Holiday Island Golf Course is open year round and have relatively mild winters enabling golfing every month of the year. Holiday Island offers golf tournaments for corporate or group outings and is perfect for family reunions.
(photos and excerpt courtesy Holiday Island Golf Facebook Page)

This course has small, tricky greens and wide fairways. Water and trees come into play throughout the course. The signature hole is #8, which has water behind the green and trees along the left.

We have New Bent grass greens and Bermuda grass fairways
The course rating is 68.5 – 69.7 and it has a slope rating of 121 – 124.
The perfect combinaton of trees, sand and water to make this a fun course to play.

 (Photos and excerpt courtesy carrollcountycountryclub.com)

Downtown Eureka Springs if the place to be for for the most fun! This Main Street lil mountain town boasts several eclectic one of a kind boutiques, galleries, gift shops, restaurants and more. You can spend the day browsing, dining having a cocktail on a balcony or deck while you catch up with friends or just people watch.


Brews is a must in Downtown Eureka Springs! This hybrid fusion of taproom and coffee shop has it all. Live music, trivia games, craft beer on tap, wine by the glass, any coffee drink you can imagine, teas, paninis, pretzels and more! It’s the perfect place to relax with friends and unwind from a fun day of shopping and sight seeing. Grab a friend and head to Brews!

(photos courtesy Scott Moore and Brews Facebook page)

Balcony Bar & Restaurant

The Balcony Restaurant menu is built around hearty appetizers, live music and fun food and is known as a must stop during any Eureka Springs Get-a-way. Its unique location, on the “balcony” of The Iconic Basin Park Hotel offers a unique bar and three dining areas while serving as a central stop during a great day of shopping.

The Balcony Restaurant overlooks Spring Street, has regular live music and is known as a place where locals regularly frequent and visitors are sure to enjoy a cool beverage and a great meal. The Balcony Menu includes appetizers, Burgers, lunch entrees and salads, but also includes full evening entrees that include such specialties as Downtown Crown, BBQ Ribs and the Balcony Sirloin.


It’s your time to get out there and live the good life! Whether it’s lake living, hiking or just hanging out with friends on the deck with a lovely glass of wine after shopping, we have just what you’ve been looking for in the Eureka Springs area. Located in the heart of the scenic Ozark Mountains it’s all here for you!


Ozark Mountain Region
The Ozark Mountains


Check out these April “hot” deals

Spring Deal for Seniors

~ Free Upgrade to a Suite (Basin Park Hotel)

Seniors Get a Free Upgrade to the BEST AVAILABLE room on Weekdays in April, Complimentary Walking tour and are invited to Explore Downtown Eureka Springs.

Valid Sunday-Thursday in April.
Phone 800-643-4972 – Discount Code – SENIOR UPGRADE

Veterans Discount – Crescent Hotel

Phone 800-342-9766 and Use the Code HONOR and receive 15% off the Best Available Rate. Valid Sunday-Friday in April.

Spring Senior Discount – Crescent Hotel

Senior Discount – phone 800-342-9766 and provide the code SENIOR2018 and get a 15% off discount on any Premium or Balcony room.  Sun-Fri in April.


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