Cliff Cottage Inn - Luxury B&B Suites & Historic Cottages
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... far outside Pea Ridge we passed through the very touristy area of Eureka Springs. It reminded us of Helen, GA but a lot less charm and a lot more redneck. Seemed to be a nice enough place to get away for a few days, but we really didn't see much other than hotels & restaurants. Pea Ridge NMP is a Civil War Battlefield that is an interesting study in how forgetting the fundamentals of battle will get you killed. In addition to driving the loop road we did a 2-2.5 mile hike ...
... everywhere) while today I saw more abandoned houses and villages in North Arkansas.
I toured a funky old house called Quigley's Castle - The Ozarks Strangest Dwelling. Built in 1942 Mrs Quigley designed the house so she could have tropical plants grow inside her house in the ground (soil). The plants reach the ceiling of the second floor & there is a definite ...
... learning when I am riding.
The tour was not too picturesque. Trees when I was in the forest and farms when out. The 'mountains' are not bit or have interesting rock formations so not too many photo's. Of course there is the food shot where I was at a Mexican restaurant built into a hill. I had a Bloody mary because there was no Bavarian beer on tap ;-)
Tomorrow I;m still her in Eureka Springs, off on another tour.
... ride around town. The houses are great! Ranging from small palaces to the witches house on the left. I hope you enjoy them
Finally I had my first great supper at Porkies Barbecue (photo attached) where I had a very smoky 1/4 ribs and chicken. I was stuffed and happy when I had finished. :-)
Tomorrow a six hour tour of the Ozarks.
It is 6:30 am (5:30 am Arkansas time) and we are at the gate preparing for board the last leg of our flight. We are excited and ready for what God has planned for us. We had about 3 hours of sleep so we are pretty tired this morning. However, it is amazing what a little food can do to perk a group up. Our flight is about 4 hours ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cliff Cottage Inn - Luxury B&B Suites & Historic Cottages Eureka Springs
Cliff Cottage, a Place to Relax and be Pampered
My husband Michael and I recently spent two nights and three days at Cliff Cottage in Eureka Springs. We are from Eureka, but on occassion pretend that we are tourists, just for a quick getaway. We satyed in the Sarah Bernhardt Suite. First of all, it is lovely. The sitting room that we entered called back my childhood at my Aunt's large Victorian home, with bay window and lace curtains. There was a little table set for us with goodies at the window, overlooking the town. Cliff Cottage is right in town, but sits on a street above the main one, so it really is quiet. The large bedroom is ample and cozy at the same time. The King sized bed was inviting and very comfortable. ( I usually have a hard time in beds not my own, but this one would have come home with us., if I could have fir it in my pocket.... ) The bathroom is toward the back of the cottage, very private, with a huge pink jacuzzi draped all around, with hanging plants.A nice touch, since we spent alot of time indoors..nice to have real greens. The breakfast was to die for, an eggy sausagey Mexican thing one morning, and luscious French Toast the next. I appreciated the balance of the breakfasts. We have been to some B&B's which overload the sweets to fill you up. This was not like that. Plenty of fruit and garnish, and really good food. We didnt have to eat again until supper. We were having such a relaxing time that we ordered out for pizza. But we could have walked to any of the restaurants on the Main Street nearby. How would I rate Cliff Cottage as far as cleanliness? I'd give it an A plus. No dustballs...and everything shining. Not an easy task for an older home. I was completely comfortable. Sandra Smith and her husband were delightful. They were quite friendly and interesting to talk with, but they gave us complete privacy. We even forgot that they were there. Except when a little knock came at the door and we found our breakfast at the door. And what a treat to have breakfast in my nighty, instead of trying to make conversation with strangers. I very much appreciated this added sensitivity to our privacy. We would highly eecommend Cliff Cottage to everyone. We want to go back again this year and stay at one of Sandra's new suites. We have peeked and they are GORGEOUS!
Cliff Cottage - Home Away From Home
I always call the Cliff Cottage Inn "home" when I stay in Eureka Springs. Sandra is more than an innkeeper..........she has become a very good friend with my multiple stays. The atmosphere is dynamic, cozy, welcoming, relaxing, etc (the list just goes on). It is a perfect get-away-from-it-all place to stay. Being a few steps away from downtown w/parking provided was a "huge" bonus. I have stayed in both the Inn (Thoreau's Suite), and a private cottage (Oscar Wilde's) most recently. The hidden door to the parlor below (Thoreau's Suite) was such a joy on cold nights, with the fireplace setting just the right ambiance. The private cottage was an experience unto itself. I took my mom for mother's day, and the experience was more than we both expected. And breakfast...........OMG, what can I say about the breakfast except it is exquiste. You have to buy Sandra's book and try some of the recipes yourself, but don't expect the same results because I think a little bit of love goes into each dish. Bravo Sandra and please keep up the good work!
Cliff Cottage Inn: Perfect spot for an intimate, stress-free wedding
Since my fianc? did not want a big event, I began looking for a romantic place in Eureka Springs for our wedding. After much research on the Internet, I decided on Cliff Cottage Inn, and was not disappointed. I was apprehensive about booking the event sight unseen, but after a few conversations on the phone with Sandra, my nerves were put at ease. She made all the arrangements including a bridal bouquet with flowers of my choice and a photographer. Sandra delivered a beautiful service and was a very gracious host to our family. We stayed in Colette?s Mini-Suite and the room was great. That evening my husband and I were able to enjoy a night out on the town by simply walking out the front door and down the steps across the street. The next morning the Cliff Cottage elves delivered a delicious breakfast. The whole experience was wonderful and I have never regretted ?eloping?. Now, I am just waiting for my husband to arrange for a return visit.
The Elf is Coming!
When you choose to stay at the Cliff Cottage Inn, you're in for a real treat! The rooms are tastefully decorated, and there is a jacuzzi tub in almost all of the rooms. The house itself is beautiful, and Sandra (the Hostess with the Mostest) is full of information about where to go and what to do in Eureka.
I loved having breakfast in the comfort of my own room at the Cliff Cottage Inn (as opposed to having to eat downstairs), and the morning meals were fabulous--plan on not having to get anything for lunch if you eat one of the Elf's breakfasts...
Speaking of that Elf, did I mention that he also hides little "surprises" around your room for you to find? You will love this place!
A Eureka Springs MUST!!
Staying at the Cliff Cottage is always an adventure. My husband and I first stayed at this B&B the first month it was open. In spite of the Innkeeper's "work in progress' we were greeted with warm smiles and had a memorable weekend that we have shared with many of our friends. Each time we have returned to the Cliff Cottage, new friends have been made and our expectations surpassed. One of my favorite weekends in Eureka Springs was Thanksgiving, when we sat around the fire, had a delightful bottle of wine and listened to wonderful stories of Sondra's travels.One of the BEST things about this B&B is that the "ELF" brings breakfast to your room - to be enjoyed at your leisure.Staying at the Cliff Cottage is the BEST!!! Regardless of your agenda, you receive royal treatment and when you leave, you can't wait return.
Cliff Cottage Bed & Breakfast
My husband and I needed a get away and took a chance on Cliff Cottage. We stayed in the "Tennyson's Suite" Antique furniture to die for, literature by and of Lord Tennyson and the most wonderful breakfast each morning that was delivered by the "Elf". The breakfast was great to look at and unbelieveable to eat. Sandra and the" Elf "did everything humanly possible for us to enjoy our time alone and directed us the every sight and treated us as though we were royal. I wanted a carved wooden bear and Sandra knew just exactly where in the hills they were made. He is 3ft tall and we call the bear "Fred" and he brings back such wonderful memories of the Cliff Cottages. Pamper yourself ? Go to Cliff Cottages
Always a magical experience
My husband and I go to Eureka Springs about every 3-6 months and would not dream of staying anywhere but at Cliff Cottage with Sandra. We stay in Oscar Wilde, a private cottage separated from the main inns, and absolutely love it. We call it our home away from home. Sandra's special touches on everything make it a wonderful, magical place to rediscover each other and remind you of what life is all about. Also, having a "to die for" breakfast delivered (versus having to get up and get going) is a special treat. For anyone traveling to Eureka, I can say look no further than Cliff Cottage, you won't ever want to stay anywhere else.
Best B& B in Eureka
I have stayed with dozens of B& B's in Eureka Springs, one of our favorite get aways. The Cliff Cottage Inn has to be the best of them all. Being music fans we frequent the festival & music events of the small town. The Cliff Cottage Inn is so convient for the auditorium & downtown events. The rooms are decorated so beautifully. The detail of the romantic getaway is perfect for honeymoons or any occasion. It has always been a magical experience. One of my favorite parts is the 'Elf' that brings a beautifully prepared breakfast to your door. A beautiful breakfast in bed is a real treat. If it is available I highly reccommend to indulge yourself to a truely 'Eureka' experience. The innkeepers are most gracious host to all. I have sent many friends here, who continue to return.
Romance and Relaxation
All I can say about Cliff Cottage is that it is the singularly most special and enchanting B&B I've ever visited. The Innkeeper is both warm and unintrusive. She is very involved in the town life of Eureka Springs and offers terrific advice along with lots of optional, special activities planned just for the two of you should you so desire. Everything one could wish for is available in the Sarah Bernhardt suite. There is a jacuzzi tub, comfortable king sized bed and beautiful period furnishings. Modern conveniences abound but are integrated so tastefully into the suite that they do not detract from the atmosphere or feeling that one has stepped back in time. I can't wait to go back!
Atmosphere, convenience, and a delightful breakfast but not for the thrifty
The Cliff Cottage Inn is actually a collection of suites in multiple adjacent and mostly historic buildings. The inn caters to romantic getaways with the innkeeper performing small weddings. We stayed in the Sarah Bernhardt Suite. As lodging goes, including for Eureka Springs, this is an expensive location, though generally worth it. Our suite was tastefully decorated and in a mostly historically appropriate manner. I've found many bed & breakfasts to be very "faux" historic and frilly but not accurate. This was not the case here. The inn's website boasts about being just a few steps above downtown. The inn really is this convenient but even better, it is actually set back significantly from the main streets so noise and traffic were not an issue. The "trolley" station is literally right below the inn however for most people the entire historic commercial area is within walking distance. The breakfast delivered to our suite was generous and delicious, never to be confused with a free continental breakfast at chain lodging. Our suite, while not large, was more than enough for the two of us. The private porches and patios are private in the sense of being used by only one suite but they are not completely private visually. Overall we were very pleased with our stay, received good restaurant recommendations from the host and have no regrets. If you can swing the price, the Cliff Cottage Inn and its very convenient location should prove enjoyable.