The Wheel is Turning Again
War Eagle Mill has the Antique Grist Mill running again and a Site Interpreter has been added to turn the wheel and tell the story of the Mill.
Owned and now operated by Elise Roenigk and Jack Moyer (Crescent Hotel & Spa & Basin Park Hotel), a renewed focus on preservation is guiding the Mill’s efforts moving forward. Sharp attention will focus on the Historic War Eagle Bridge, The War Eagle Valley and specifically Van Winkle Hollow, the previous four versions of the War Eagle Mill plus its owners, employees, and visitors throughout the years. At 11 and 1, the Site interpreter will turn the wheel for all to enjoy, with freshly ground corn to be taken as a souvenir.
Winter Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
For sustainability, the team has transitioned the Bean Palace into the War Eagle Café. While continuing to offer War Eagle favorites, the bakery concept has fresh and tasty items from Eureka Springs including Colossal Cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and coffee cake muffins. The Café menu features Beans and Cornbread, Fresh Harvest Salads, Soup Bowls, ham and turkey sandwiches and a daily hot feature. The Café doesn’t forget dessert with a hot cobbler and ice cream available.
While War Eagle has reemphasized its role as a tourism destination and preservation champion, it has not forgot its role as a conservationist. Located adjacent to the expansive state park and majestic War Eagle Creek, the Mill has put in place a strategy of responsible stewardship of the site, dramatically reducing wastewater, eliminating grease production while also adding recycling in a rural setting.
War Eagle Valley
The Van Winkle Hollow boasts other remarkable destinations for visitation. Hobbs State Park and Conservation Area is home to miles of hiking and biking paths, War Eagle Cavern is a fabulous destination well kept and interpreted and both War Eagle Creek and the War Eagle Valley is simply Majestic. Driving scenic Highway 12 is a fun journey.
Directions from Eureka Springs
War Eagle Mill is just a 30 Minute Drive from Eureka Springs.
Travel south on Highway 23 South out of Eureka Springs. Turn on Highway 12E. Take a Right Turn on Highway 127. Turn Right on Highway 45. Turn Left on War Eagle road and follow to the Mill.