Let me start by saying the online reservations were very simple and easy to follow and all policies were stated up front. The reservation confirmation arrived soon after making our reservation and also included a listing of the policies.
We reserved Charlotte's Room for one night and wish we could have stayed more. We stayed in the old business district at the New Orleans Hotel for two nights and when we decided to stay an additional night we decided to try something different. The 1881 Crescent Cottage Inn was a great find! It is across the street from the Crescent Spring that has a nice walking trail up to the Historic Crescent Hotel. The evening and morning walks along the historic Spring Street were peaceful and enjoyable. The 1881 Crescent Cottage Inn is the oldest and most historic inn in the area. Powell Clayton, the 1st Governor of Arkansas after the Civil War, built this beautiful home.
When we arrived Ray greeted us and gave us a tour of the house and the grounds. There were fresh cookies waiting for us in the parlor. Our room was on the lower level and had a private entrance along with a private sliding door out to the veranda in the back. We had access to the living area along with our room. The mini refrigerator was stocked with complementary soft drinks and every detail in the room was perfect. They even had a nightlight in the bathroom and Ray had the fireplace going. Free WiFi is available and worked very well. Sitting on the veranda in the evening and the next morning was very nice and relaxing. Coffee and tea were available at 8:00am in the morning with breakfast served at 9:00am in the dining room. They said that they usually have breakfast out on the veranda but moved it inside do to the crisp morning air.
We met Elise at breakfast and let me tell you she not only enjoys cooking but she can cook. She does not have a set menu and will cook to meet any special dietary needs. Another couple from Texas was staying here and joined us for breakfast. We laughed as we live about 45 miles apart. We told Ray at check-in we could eat anything and she fixed the best breakfast, which was also the best meal of the trip. Anyone up for strawberry stuffed French toast? Elise joined us at the table and was very knowledgeable about the area. She shared many interesting stories about the town and people of Eureka Spring.
We would highly recommend staying here. Elise told us they also have Murder Mystery Weekends a couple of times a year. It was nice to meet both Ray and Elise and thanks for the great hospitality! We hope to make it back soon. Travel safe_ JAGIN
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you’re planning a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary celebration, or a relaxing getaway in Eureka Springs, think of Victorian elegance and charm, relaxed and gracious hospitality, history, and -- most of all -- romance. Imagine all of these in the heart of Eureka Springs’ famed Historic District only a few minutes’ stroll from downtown shops, restaurants, galleries, and nightlife. ... more less