Fifteen years ago we were married in Eureka Springs and have been visiting yearly ever since. Five years ago we began celebrating our anniversary at the Evening Shade; (after the place we originally stayed at transferred ownership). I have to admit that we were a little nervous about the transfer of ownership of the Evening Shade when we first heard about Donna and Clark taking over. However, they have provided us with the same atmosphere that Ed (previous owner) did in previous years. The Evening Shade continues to provide us the romantic get away that we desire year after year. The morning breakfasts are superb and the afternoon desserts are marvelous. They don't help my waist line at ALL that is for sure. The cottages are immaculate and provide that story book fantasy. They are set back far enough in the trees that the anticipated privacy is there for the seeking. Lets just say here that we do put to use the large Jacuzzi during our weekend and leave it at that!! :) Even though it is July when we visit, we still turn on the fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine. Nothing is like sitting in front of the fireplace, drinking a glass of wine, and simply being in my husbands arms! We do turn the air conditioner way down; don't tell Donna or Clark though. My husband and I also love sitting on the porch in the swing watching the birds and deer in the morning over coffee and in the evening over a glass of wine. Our host Donna and Clark Hinson are simply the best. Every year we read the comments that are left in the "Comment Books" by other guest in the room. Of course we want to make sure other guest are enjoying their stay at Evening Shade like we do. We are not in the least disappointed by what we read in those books. The guest that take time to write in books comment frequently to how their stay is more than a weekend get away and surpasses their own ideal expectations. Donna and Clark go out of their way to ensure that each and every one of their guest are welcomed and feel at home. Through out the entire stay your wish is their desire. They have made The Evening Shade their own now; while still remembering to only build upon the Mission and Values that Ed's own business success and hospitality provided each and every one of his guest with.
Donna and Clark : We truly have enjoyed the last five years that we have visited The Evening Shade. Ed could not have asked for better innkeepers (hosts) when you stumbled upon the property a couple years back. We have every intention to continue our yearly visits. See you in 2008! In July of course!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Not your typical bed and breakfast. Escape to the Ozarks for an extraordinary Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast with privacy, comfort and convenience. Enjoy a spacious king bed, a jacuzzi for two, a fireplace, full breakfast delivered to your door and all the other amenities in your luxury suite or private cottage! Everything you need for a Romantic Getaway! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Evening Shade Hotel Eureka Springs
- Evening Shade Inn b&b