The Ozark Traveler: Travel Tip
Relaxation is found in Eureka Springs‘ 12 Months in a year
(Eureka Springs, Arkansas) — One of the biggest reasons I love to visit this Ozark mountain village is that it is just a short drive to get there… but once there, I feel like I’m a million miles away from my everyday cares, woes, and anxieties. With so many places to stay, once I’ve arrived in Eureka Springs, I take a deep breath and simply relax. That’s why I especially like to get away to Eureka sometime during the winter season. For me that’s anywhere from the turn of the new year until Spring Break.
Here are just a few reasons why:
Warmth – Everything from the friendliness of the locals to the usual mild weather conditions during this time of year. Folks in Eureka Springs actually make me feel like they are quite glad I came to visit. They are kind, helpful and make me feel special, like family. And with the weather being like it is, I can get out and enjoy the brilliant sun without being bundled up like a polar explorer. A special “warm” treat is found at the Crescent Hotel & Spa. Fashioning lush hotels in the Alps, The Crescent has converted its summer swimming pools into a winter “hot” pool of 95-plus degrees of comforting water.
Finding Myself – What signals me for a sojourn to Eureka Springs? It’s when I look into a mirror and ask, “Do I know you?” My daily grind sometimes makes me forget… but after only a few hours surrounded by the Ozarks and a 19th century community that time forgot, it starts coming back to me. That’s why I immerse myself into Eureka. Sometimes it’s with several spa appointments for awesome de-stressing services. Sometimes it’s a crisp morning walk as the sun begins to rise followed by an easy morning yoga stretch. Sometimes it’s as simple as me doing nothing but sipping a second cup of coffee at a downtown coffee shop then loafing the day away. Sometimes it’s a combination of all of these and more. All I know is, it doesn’t take long being in Eureka for me to not only recognize that person in the mirror but remembering I like that guy.
Every Day Is Different – For a town that reflects the architecture of the 19th century, every day of my getaway promises something new and different to do. No two days are ever exactly the same. I can take a downtown walking tour. I can stroll from spring to spring. . You know… the ones that once were famous for their healing powers but are now simply beautiful, mini-city parks. I can investigate at several venues trying to meet, greet and maybe get a picture of a “person” from the past who never stopped his or her vacay in Eureka Springs (NOTE: everyone I talk to tells me all of Eureka’s ghost are “casper-esque”!) Two of the new things I am for sure going to try this year is a trip down the “Rabbett Hole”, a nuance of a new casual lounge in downtown, Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar; and also a chance to be my own Sherlock Holmes as I accept the challenges put forth in Escape Room 13.
Return to In-Room Relaxation – Easily find lodging with a Jacuzzi Suite as Eureka Springs Hotels often times offer upscale suites with Jacuzzi Tubs at regular rates.
Again, this year, I’m heading to Eureka Springs for some relaxation… taking advantage of the “relaxed” room rates at the best of Eureka Springs Lodging.