After a long day of activities in Northwest Arkansas, finding a great place to stay for the night is key. For premier lodging and top-notch amenities, look no further than the 1886 Crescent Hotel and the Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs. With everything from comfortable rooms and suites all the way to penthouses, both hotels offer a variety of room options for every guest.
Acclaimed for its hospitality, ageless design and – according to some, its spooky past – the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa has overlooked downtown Eureka Springs since the late 19th century when visitors flocked to the town for “healing waters” fabled to flow through the area. In modern times, you can still enjoy pampering and rejuvenation at the hotel’s New Moon Spa & Salon, which offers relaxing services that include massages, body treatments, facials, soaking in the hot tub, or a steam in the sauna.
If you’re looking for more action than relaxation, challenge your friends or family to a game of lawn bowling or hatchet throwing at the Frisco Sporting Club. A variety of seasonal activities are always available and include items like crafts, wine and beer tastings. Even your four-legged family members are welcome at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, as dogs are allowed with a small pet fee.
For those looking to experience The 1886 Crescent Hotel’s paranormal history, be sure to participate in a ghost tour. Known as America’s Most Haunted Hotel, there are decades worth of ghost sightings and stories, uncanny discoveries and mysterious encounters. There’s even a kid-friendly ghost tour held weekly on Fridays and Saturdays.
After you’ve spooked up an appetite, head to the Skybar Gourmet Pizza on the fourth floor for a slice of delicious pizza or other casual fare on the beautiful balcony. Also sharing the balcony is Top of the Crest: a quaint eatery with snacks, frozen drinks and desserts.
For elevated fare, enjoy the white glove treatment when you dine in the Crystal Dining Room during breakfast or dinner. Favorites include the hearty breakfast buffet or classic meals like lasagna for “La Cena”—the hotel’s Italian dinner tradition.
The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa’s sister property, The Basin Park Hotel, has been a fixture of Eureka Springs since 1905. This full-service hotel is within walking distance to downtown’s unique shops, boutiques, fine art galleries, craft emporiums and museums. You can even hop on the trolley to explore the area without walking since there is a stop located next to the hotel.
You don’t have to venture far for an entertaining evening, though. Be sure to check out The Balcony Bar, which features live music, a vast food menu, craft drinks, local beer and most importantly, a beautiful view of downtown.
With a rich history that dates back to the days of prohibition, Jack Rabbett’s Whisky Bar is an upscale bar at The Basin Park Hotel that offers elevated bar snacks and refreshing drinks. Next to the bar is a game room with activities like shuffleboard, life-sized Connect Four, board games, and more.
For those seeking a calm night in, stargazing is offered nightly on the rooftop of The Basin Park Hotel during the summer. You can also relax at Spa 1905, which provides a variety of massages, mineral baths, body wraps and other treatments. The spa deck offers a jacuzzi, fire pit and patio, making it the perfect way to end an unforgettable day.
Whether you’re seeking a relaxing stay or an exciting adventure, both The 1886 Crescent Park Hotel and the Basin Park Hotel have plenty to offer solo travelers, families and couples. Visitors to Eureka Springs will find welcoming accommodations, great food, lively bars, activities, and even paranormal history – so book your trip now!
For more information on visiting the Crescent Hotel: https://crescent-hotel.com/
For more information on visiting the Basin Park Hotel: https://www.basinpark.com/