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Eureka Springs in the Winter – 8 Great Things to See & Do

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 1st, 2011 and has been revamped and updated. 

Downtown Eureka Springs is full of restaurants, shopping, and historic trails.

Downtown Eureka Springs is full of restaurants, shopping, and historic trails.

Winter in a mountain town is exhilarating! The cool, crisp air and serene surroundings set the perfect tone for a Winter getaway.

Here are 8 Great Things to See & Do in the Ozark Mountain Town of Eureka Springs.

1)    Spend time in the Spa. Eureka Springs has world class spas and whether you prefer a simple Swedish massage or one using hot stones, Eureka Springs Spas have highly trained technicians familiar with both traditional and new massage techniques. Duet massages allow you to enjoy total relaxation with your partner. Salon services like facials, manicures and pedicures give you that polish you want for the holidays.

2)    Rediscover the Springs. Meander through the picturesque mountain streets and visit more then 60 natural springs. Most of the springs run full during this time of year and each one is unique. Small pocket parks near the springs are decorated for the season and plaques share the history of the springs. After all, people have been visiting Eureka Springs for the springs for hundreds of years.


A snowy retreat at the Treehouse Cottages.

3)   Be Creative. Bring your camera. Eureka Springs makes amateurs look professional with abundant photo opportunities. If you are feeling extra creative, consider taking a class at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts.

4)   Slow down and enjoy your food. Dine at one of your favorite (or soon will be your favorite) Eureka Springs restaurants. Enjoy amazing views in private seating instead of fighting the crowds and waiting in long lines. Try something new, take your time, enjoy the town and the company.

5)    Steal some kisses. Take a short scenic walk with your favorite person on one of the many trails in Eureka. Take a carriage ride or meet at the fountain in Crescent Park. There are many opportunities to kiss when no one is looking. Go ahead, make some memories.

6)    Take an enriching hike. What does that mean? Well, Eureka Springs is a mountain town with a rich history. Hiking around town reveals amazing architecture, art, and landscape. Read more about Eureka Springs


the Lake Leatherwood Dam Bridge.

outdoors and the Arkansas Art Trail. You will find that visiting Eureka Springs is enriching. Outdoor adventure is waiting for you.

7)   Get plenty of rest. During the winter season, most hotels , B&B’s a, cabins and lodging facilities offer deeply discounted pricing. That one-of-a-kind cottage, suite, or room with a Jacuzzi is likely available for a great deal. Vacation packages and last minute deals are always listed on


The Carnagie Library in Eureka Springs

8)    Don’t do anything. This is an option often overlooked. How often do you get away to just relax? No agendas, no schedules…just do what you want to do. Read a good book (if you didn’t bring one, a visit to Eureka Springs’ Carnegie Library can help you out. It is located in historic downtown Eureka Springs.


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