A THUMBNAIL SKETCH OF CLIFF COTTAGE INN, EUREKA SPRINGS

Four beautifully restored historic buildings all in a row and one purpose-built Victorian replica make up Cliff Cottage Inn – Luxury B&B Suites and Historic Cottages. For your getaway to Eureka Springs, choose from luxury suites in CLIFF COTTAGE, THE PLACE NEXT DOOR or THE ARTIST’S COTTAGE, or the stand-alone  OSCAR WILDE’S COTTAGE or ZELDA’S STUDIO. All suites and the individual cottage and studio have:

  • Jacuzzis for 2 in suites; outdoor private hot tubs at the cottage and studio
  • Refrigerators with complimentary Champagne, white wine, or sparkling juice
  • Coffeemakers with imported teas, coffee, chai and hot chocolate
  • A full-gourmet breakfast delivered by the Inn’s “elf” (to suites only)
  • Individual stand-alone cottage and studio and some suites feature faux fireplaces

CLIFF COTTAGE SUITES (Sarah Bernhardt Suite and Alfred, Lord Tennyson Suite)

Cliff Cottage was designed by Charles Locke Eastlake (1836-1906), one of the Victorian period’s most illustrious architects.  Eastlake was also a British art critic, Secretary of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and Secretary of the British Fine Arts Commission, and furniture designer. His 1868 book, “Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and Other Details”,  promoted the idea of a return to simple country work with straight-line designs in oak and fruitwoods.  He was also an advocate of a single, cohesive style for the home. This book became a decorating “bible” in the U.S. when it was re-released here in 1872, and it became the basis of the arts-and-crafts movement in America. The land where Cliff Cottage stands was given to Eureka Springs’ first mayor, Archimedes Davis, on Dec. 30, 1884.  Sears and Roebuck commissioned Eastlake to design their first kit-home.  The new mayor’s house was built from an Eastlake plan that went on to become the prototype for Sears’ first kit home and the cottage’s exterior is still all original.  Listed in the National as well as State of Arkansas Historic Registry, Cliff Cottage is also included in the State of Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Behind the cottage lies an age-old cave, once explored by the adventurous, now converted by Innkeeper Sandra into a wine cave with the perfect 52-degree year-round temperature for wine storage! (There is evidence that hippies living in Cliff Cottage way back when were growing marijuana in the cave!)

THE PLACE NEXT DOOR SUITES (Colette’s Mini-Suite and Henry David Thoreau’s Suite)

What most think is a restored historic home is actually the design of Innkeeper Sandra upon her arrival in Arkansas in 1992 after a 7-year Pacific sailing adventure!  This Victorian replica’s understated lines lets next-door’s Cliff Cottage shine.  The cathedral-ceilinged Great Room plays host to small weddings.  Outside, a serene pond sets a relaxing mood for arriving guests.

THE ARTIST’S COTTAGE (Robert Louis Stevenson Suite and Emily Dickinson Suite)

Built about 1920, this is the latest addition to Cliff Cottage Inn’s restoration collective.  It was first inhabited by a stained-glass artist and glassblower named Jacob who used the barn behind the cottage as his studio.  When Sandra was building The Place Next Door, she discovered a neglected old door in the barn, covered with ivy.  Upon further inspection, she noticed that this handsome door was etched with two beautiful deer and the etching was signed by none other than the first resident!  Sandra felt the door was too precious to be left uncared for and felt it would find a perfect “home” at The Place Next Door.  She worked with the then-owners, Good Shepherd Humane Society, to purchase and preserve the door by making a generous donation to the Society.  (Ironically, the Humane Society acquired the cottage and barn for the unbelievable sum of $10 in 1989 from Don Teeters, himself a glassblower and glass artist!)  When the Humane Society decided to move to a larger building in 2003, Sandra purchased the house and barn as she heard it was going to be sold for a motorcycle repair shop!  The Arts and Craftsman cottage became The Artist’s Cottage which now features two elegant suites, one with a full porch that overlooks downtown and the other with a solarium.  The artist’s studio barn became Zelda’s Studio, known for its whimsical two-person shower and original stone walls which give a secret-hideaway ambiance.

THE BASICS

Suites, cottage and studio accommodate 2 adults only. The two suites in historic Cliff Cottage are ideal for two couples traveling together or gals coming for a shopping/spa getaway as the suites’ two living rooms have connecting doors between them, and the guests then have the entire cottage to themselves.

King beds are featured in all suites in Cliff Cottage, The Artist’s Cottage, and in Zelda’s Studio.  Oscar Wilde’s Cottage and the suites in The Place Next Door have queen beds.Non-Smoking comfort can be found in The Artist’s Cottage suites,  Oscar Wilde’s Cottage and Zelda’s: smoking is not permitted at all on these properties, indoors or outside anywhere.  Smoking is not permitted INSIDE in Cliff Cottage and The Place Next Door; however guests may discreetly smoke on balconies or decks of those two properties.  Cigars or pipes are not allowed at any of the Inn properties.

Cliff Cottage Inn – Luxury B&B Suites and Historic Cottages is the perfect place to stay in Eureka Springs during any season.  The Inn is especially lovely in Autumn when the surrounding hardwood trees paint the scenery, and seasonal plantings highlight the gardens.  Winter paints a pristine picture when an occasional light dusting of snow blankets the area.  Springtime brings redbuds and dogwoods whose gorgeous blooms create a magical lacy pink-and-white canopy around the Inn.  The in-town location makes Cliff Cottage Inn the perfect place to stay when it snows as it is just a short walk to all the shops and eateries.

If you’re a razorback fan, especially after afternoon home games, Cliff Cottage Inn makes an ideal place to stay (and celebrate, of course!), just a short 37-mile drive over from the stadium in Fayetteville..

EUREKA SPRINGS IN WINTER
Here’s what an Arkansas newspaper outdoors editor had to say about Eureka Springs in Winter: “While the area is beautiful year-round, the setting around Cliff Cottage Inn is especially stunning during the winter months. The trees’ loss of leaves makes viewing natural rock formations and wildlife even easier. Bald eagles can be observed in their winter habitat on nearby Kings River and just 15 minutes out of town at Lake Leatherwood. As many as 30 birds have been spotted at one time. Elk can be seen grazing all winter long just a short drive away in Boxley Valley on the Buffalo River. Hiking trails of varying lengths and difficulty criss-cross the area, providing visitors with the best possible venue for viewing and photographing the region’s beautiful waterfalls and bluffs.”

A number of fairs and festivals come to town during the Spring, Summer and Fall, providing additional options for entertainment, food, and shopping.

Come to Cliff Cottage Inn – Luxury B&B Suites and Historic Cottages for your small Elopement Wedding, a service the inn provides for overnight guests only, for the couple and a maximum of four guests.  Vow Renewals, Commitment Ceremonies, and other intimate gatherings are welcome!  The Inn’s Great Room, our gardens, and a secluded deck against the rock bluff are our most popular locations for these special times in your lives.

APPROXIMATE DRIVING TIMES TO CLIFF COTTAGE INN

Luxury B&B Suites and Historic Cottages:
From Tulsa, OK: 3 hours    St. Louis, MO: 5 hours
Oklahoma City: 4½ – 5 hours    Memphis, TN: 5½ hours
Springfield, MO: 2 hours       Dallas, TX: 6½ hours
Kansas City, MO: 4 hours     Branson, MO: 1 hour
Joplin, MO: 2 hours   Passion Play: 6 minutes

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