This tourist town has lots of places to stay: historic hotels, newer lodgings, and, of course, bed and breakfast inns. Eureka is famous for its dozens of B&Bs, and it’s all about ambiance and variety.
Eurekans converted many Victorian mansions to B&Bs years ago. Owners of charming smaller cottages have also found B&Bs to be good business.
It's not just homes. One can book a stay in an old rock walled travel court cabin, or a log cabin. Even a Texaco gas station that ran out of gas years ago has found new life as a bed and breakfast, complete with gas pump nozzle door handles. At another B&B, hummingbirds greet guests.
"I was in retail, department store manager, Rick was corporate hotel manager,” said Cheri Rojek, a B&B owner. "We wanted to leave corporate America and do something on our own."
They opened their B&B 14 years ago.
"Rick cooks and I bake."
Guests say staying at a B&B is more laid back than hotels and restaurants.
"Oh! No comparison!"
"It's so relaxing."
"We just had a lady that said she's stayed in over 50 B&Bs and this was in her top five,” said Rojek.
"I love it! I wouldn't go back to a hotel or restaurant. Bed and Breakfast are the best."
Eureka Springs has dozens to choose from and enjoy.