I love B&B's, but they're a mixed bag. This place is the gold standard. From my first contact with the innkeeper, to the moment we headed home, this was stay was pitch perfect.
When I looked at their website during the planning stage, I knew I'd found something good. I was traveling with a friend, so I was happy to find someplace where we could share a room, but not a bed. The Treasures Room has a queen bed with a twin tucked into a corner - just what we needed. I confess, I was a little flaky this trip. At first, my friend's son was going to travel with us, then he wasn't. Then we decided to stay an extra day. Zoe and Rita handled all the changes with aplomb.
The Inn is convenient to everything, but not in the middle of the craziness. It's a little tricky to get to, but Zoe's directions took us right to the front door. The curb appeal is nice, but when you open the front door, you find paradise. The color palette is warm and restful. The decor speaks to Victorian, but answers to comfort. Everything was pristine and of the highest quality. Very clean, no clutter and so very friendly.
Rita took us back to the kitchen to transact the business where some of their famous cookies waited for us. Rita and Zoe were quite interested in what we were going to do during our stay and when they found out we'd be visiting Crystal Bridges, they offered us a DVD to watch that introduced the museum.
Our room was perfect. The upholstery and linens were top notch. Big wing back chairs cozened up to the fireplace. Fluffy white terry robes waited in the amoire. The twin bed is tucked back in a nook, so it's not in the way. The bathroom is modern and large. A very inviting room. We had plenty of room to unpack for our three day stay and to tuck our luggage out of the way. Dragging our luggage up the beautiful wooden staircase was a bit of a challenge, but the stairwell looks so good, it's a small price to pay.
Breakfast the first morning was a dream - Strawberry Crepes. As we ate, Zoe made her way around the room, offering directions to wherever you were headed, reviewing the local restaurants and steering you away from any mistakes you might have included in your itinerary. She's a perfect hostess.
The second morning we had a Mexican Egg Casserole. I don't usually do eggs, but for something eggy, it was good. The third morning was some kind of apple pastry something. Again, very good, in spite of the fact that I don't generally eat apples, especially baked ones. I just pushed the apples to the side and ate the gooey pastry with relish. Don't come down to breakfast if you're on a diet!
Zoe and Rita oversee a gorgeous property, but the best part is them. Rita takes extraordinary care to see that you're comfortable and Zoe keeps your vacation on track. When they found out we were going to the Passion Play, they urged us to take the blanket in the amoire, in case it got cold. That's not your run of the mill inn keeping. You can trust their recommendations. I tend to be suspicious, but before the trip was over we learned that Rita and Zoe would steer you right.
Eureka Springs is one of my favorite little towns, but it had been a while since I visited. Now I know I'll be coming back with greater frequency, just so I can stay with Zoe. Here's the best news. If B&B is not exactly your thing, her daughter runs the Peabody House, a historic hotel and together Zoe and her daughter manage a collection of cabins throughout Eureka Springs and around Lake Lucerne. No matter what kind of accommodations you'd like to have in Eureka Springs, they can take care of you.
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