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The 2011 Eureka Springs Season is Gearing Up!

March 6th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

It’s early March and we just had an awesome Mardi Gras parade yesterday, with all kinds of Mardi Gras activities continuing during this next week.

But also this week we have our two fabulous music shows opening back up, the Pine Mountain Jamboree and the Ozark Mountain Hoedown, which is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this year! Both shows feature incredible musicians and lots of laid back comedy.

The 18th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is coming up this next week – wow, two parades only a week apart! And both involve Pub Crawls. No place better than that then Eureka Springs. That’s downtown Saturday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. It’s very easy walking distance from the inn. That same day they’ll be running the 29th Annual Victorian Classic Road Race.

Don’t forget this time of year is the very popular Spring Antique Show, in it’s 15th year.

And that’s only in the next couple of weeks! Wait until we really start warming up! (Pun intended!)

Warmest regards,


Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Valentine’s and Chocolate Lover’s Weekend February 11-12, 2011

January 15th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Everybody knows that Eureka Springs is for lovers and that we have some great chocolate shops here! But how about a WHOLE WEEKEND of chocolate? Our annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival coincides with Valentine’s weekend and it is a gastronomical delight. Tickets are $10 per person and allows you to sample all the chocolate goodies your stomach can possibly hold, plus pack some to take home. You will experience everything from chocolate fountains, brownies, candies and cookies to chocolate drinks and chocolate body care products! There is always chocolate dipped strawberries, which is one of my personal favorites. (Check out and LIKE their Facebook page to keep up-to-date on all the details.)

This year the weekend will include a seminar on chocolate on Friday, the 11th, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Seminar will be made up of four sessions: The History of Chocolate; The Health Benefits of Chocolate; Cooking with Chocolate and The pairing of Wine and Chocolate. Lunch will be served.

There will also be a St. Valentine’s Day ball on Saturday evening, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., all at the Convention Center. Reservations need to be made by February 08 for the seminar and February 09 for the Ball. Call 888-465-4753 for more information.

Check with us on rooms here at the Bridgeford House; we do have a few left but don’t expect them to last long! Meanwhile, take a look at Eureka’s Year at a Glance calendar for all the exciting things coming up in 2011!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) – and Sophie, too!

2nd Saturday Gallery Stroll

October 10th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

From April to December, on the second Saturday of each month (and every Saturday in May) the galleries open their doors from 6-9 p.m. with special shows and artist receptions. Participating galleries include:  Iris at the Basin Park, Eureka Thyme Gallery, JA Nelson Gallery, Zark’s Fine Design Gallery, Quicksilver Gallery, The Jewel Box Gallery, Eureka Fine Art Company, 83 Spring St. Gallery and Fusion Squared Gallery.

For the past twenty-three years, American Style Magazine has named Eureka Springs as a “Top Twenty-Five Arts Destination”. The Eureka Springs Gallery Association has galleries that represent over a thousand artists, offering remarkably unique high quality arts and fine crafts. There are local, regional and even international artists represented, in a wide variety of media. You will find not only wall art, such as paintings, but also glasswork, wooden sculptures, photography, high quality unique jewelry, pottery, bronze scultures and even feather masks – way too many items to even begin to name!

As they say, there truly is “art around every corner” in Eureka (and you know we have a lot of corners!) And, of course, all are an easy stroll from us here at the Bridgeford House.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Voices From Eureka’s Silent City

September 18th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Last year on Halloween weekend we did something we had never done before – tour a really, really old cemetery at night. It was one the coolest (literally) things that we have ever done! This “living” history walking tour through the Eureka Springs Cemetery features actors in period costumes playing the roles of early citizens reminiscing about their colorful lives. Eureka Springs has such a rich background, we learn new things all the time, even after living here for over eight years! The cemetery holds so many interesting historical figures, we look forward to many years of wonderful stories to be told.

This year, eleven “citizens” of Eureka’s Silent City have been asked to share their stories. The cast includes Cyrus Wilson who was shot in the 1922 robbery of a Eureka Springs bank and Earnest Jordan, the man who shot him; Miss Kitty Goodwin who ran a dance hall in 1880s, Charles W. Conner, the stonemason who built the Carnegie Public Library; plus a miner, a newspaper woman, a vaudeville and Hollywood actress, a bathhouse proprietor, a Civil War widow who ran a rooming house, and the town’s first telephone operator.

Volunteers in period clothing host and lead the tours. It’s an approximately one hour walking tour that includes 5 minute stops with each “citizen.” Tours are scheduled to start around 5:30 p.m. and will leave every twenty minutes, the last one ending at 8:30 p.m. After dusk, participants will be led  by guides with lanterns and the path will be softly illuminated with garden lights. Torches will mark the way, all creating an atmosphere befitting the tales.

The tour is a fund-raising project of the members of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum. Proceeds are used to finance daily operations, special exhibits and on-going restoration projects.

Dates for this fabulous event are October 15 & 16th, October 29th & 30th and there will also be other dates in May of 2011, the 6th & the 13th! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Parking is free! There is also a shuttle service and refreshments included in the price of the ticket.

We are looking forward to going again this year; we hope to see you there!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

September in Eureka Springs

August 28th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

The dog days of August are almost over (and boy, did they definitely have us “panting” from the heat!) and September is coming in just a few days. Fall is almost here and that’s one of the best times to visit Eureka Springs, AR! A lot of exciting things happen in September, so mark your calendars and give us a call here at the Bridgeford House for a room – we’d love to have you!

September 10-11:  40th Annual Eureka Springs Antique Auto Festival. There are hundreds of vintage classics in town, competing for prizes and trophies. This is our favorite car festival and there’s always a car parade on Saturday afternoon, which goes right past our front porch. Beautiful cars, Model T’s, Model A’s, classic muscle cars – and some of the best paint jobs you’ll ever see!

September 11:  The 1922 Bank Robbery Re-enactment. Right after the antique auto parade is the re-enactment of the first time in history an automobile was used as a getaway vehicle in a bank robbery – but did they get away??

September 10-11:  Wood Carvers Jamboree. Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Pine Mountain Village.

September 17-19: Citywide Sidewalk Sale. Bargains all over town and special prizes just for shopping! Eureka’s already a great place to shop and now this?!! Be still my beating heart!

September 24-26: 5th Annual Adventure Into Art Eureka Springs Artists Studio Tour. Artists studios open to the public. This is a free self-guided tour. For tour maps & artist info, see their website.

September 30-October 3: 20th Annual Corvette Weekend – more gorgeous cars!

And don’t forget October is not far behind, with gorgeous weather, changing fall color and more fun things to do. The fireplaces will be lit…

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

August Taste of the Inns, August 21, 2010

June 20th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Once again Eureka Springs is having the fabulous August Taste of the Inns Tour covering seven of this beautiful historic town’s premier inns! Sponsored by the Alliance of Better Bed & Breakfasts, the tour is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. You will have the opportunity to tour all seven inns on the historic loop, plus sample unique appetizers and mocktails at each one. Take the trolley – it’s easy and fun! Tickets are $25 per person, but staying at the Bridgeford House B&B will allow you to indulge in some extras at a package price:

  • Scrumptious gourmet breakfast each morning for two (always included, of course!)
  • Two tickets to the Taste of the Inns tour
  • Two all day trolley tickets to use to travel to other inns
  • A $15 voucher for lunch at Mud St. Cafe in the historic downtown
  • Romantic horse-drawn carriage ride
  • Each person will have a chance to win one of several great prizes
  • Complimentary bottled water, popcorn, soft drinks, coffee, tea and home-baked treats each afternoon (always available, of course!
  • All the great appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages included on the tour and the recipes!

Lodging Package Price for two at the Bridgeford House:  $105.00 in addition to the cost of two nights in the room of your choice, based on availability (room rates at regular posted rates; total package prices range from $335.00 to 463.00, plus tax)

We will happily sell tickets to the tour without a stay, so just call us to reserve them, because only 100 tickets will be available this year.

Appetizers and beverages slated for this run:


Pepperoni Cheese Puffs
Pound Cake Bites with Raspberry Dip
Stuffed Mushrooms & Ham
Cheese Pinwheels
Potato, Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche
Parmesan, Goat Cheese and Herbs
Tropical Bruschetta
Hawaiian Tea Sandwiches
Bourbon Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Chutney
Creamy Stuffed Strawberries
Crispy Oriental Wontons
Artichoke Squares
Tomato Tartlets
Tea Smoked Chicken


Arnold Palmer
Tequila Sunrise
Tornado Twist
Mai Tai
Mock Champagne
Pear Basil Swizzle

Each ticket purchased will allow you to be eligible for one of these fabulous prizes:

  • Three $50 gift certificates good at any of the Taste Of The Inns Tour participating members
  • $25 Gift Certificate from Keels Creek Winery
  • $25 Gift Certificate from Gourmet Eureka
  • $25 Gift Certificate from Cafe Amore

It’s a weekend not to be missed, so come join us!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Eureka Springs 23rd Annual May Festival of the Arts

May 3rd, 2010 by Sam Feldman

May is my favorite time of the year in Eureka Springs! The weather is wonderful – not cold and not too hot – trees are green and tour gardens are in bloom (and there are gardens everywhere!), music is in Basin Park every day, there are incredible art gallery strolls and fun parades, famous authors, and this year for the first time, the town will be beautifully decorated during our very first Grand Illumination festival! (FYI, for those that don’t know – any guests staying at the Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast the weekend of May 14th & 15th will be invited to our Grand Illumination patio party on Saturday, the 15th – food and beverages are complimentary to all our guests!)

The May Festival of the Arts is an incredible time to visit beautiful Eureka Springs. Just a few of the things recapped:

  • Free music daily in Basin Spring Park
  • Saturday Gallery Strolls
  • Invitational art show at the new Queen Anne Mansion
  • Ozarks Chorale performance
  • Art in the Park
  • Grand Illumination
  • Books in Bloom Literary Festival
  • ArtCar parade
  • White Street Studio Walk
  • Spring Garden Tour
  • A Taste of Art
  • Bluesfest weekend
  • And so much more!

Eureka is open!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too

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First Annual Grand Illumination Coming in May!

March 8th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

We are so excited! A new Eureka Springs annual event will be making its debut this May, during the May Festival of the Arts month-long celebration. The Grand Illumination is patterned after Martha Vineyard’s Grand Illuminiation, which dates back to the 1800s.

The Eureka Springs Grand Illumination will be held from Thursday, May 13th through Sunday, May 16th when this unique Victorian town nestled high in the Ozark mountains will be aglow with thousands of Japanese and Chinese paper lanterns adorning the facades of historic downtown buildings and the porches of many of the grand Victorian homes throughout the village.

Victorian House in Martha's Vineyard During Their Grand Illumination

And here at the Bridgeford House B & B, we plan to be the best! Come join us the weekend of May 14th-16th, because we’re going to have a party! Saturday, May 15th, will find us and our guests in our lovely sunken garden area with all our lanterns lit; food, music and libations flowing, and Sophie trying to figure who has the best lap to sit in! Please come join us!

Chocolate Lovers Festival on Valentine’s Weekend!

February 6th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Come to Eureka Springs for Valentine’s weekend – it’s the only place around where you can gorge yourself totally on chocolate and still take some home with you! The 6th annual Chocolate Lovers Festival is Saturday, February 13th, 2010, at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, from 9:00 to 3:30. That’s a lot of sinful decadence.

Festival highlights include:  chocolate tasting, dipping fountains, wine, gifts for lovers, souvenir photos & t-shirts, “Best of” chocolate contests, and silent auction of winning entries.

This is what it’s like:  Pay your $10 for your ticket and receive your carrying box, and get in line. You will pass by some of the most delectable, sinful, fattening, luscious, lip smacking chocolate you have ever seen – and you get to just pick it up, stuff it in your box – and stuff it in your mouth! And then you get to go on to the next one! Nobody tells you  that’s enough! It’s only later when you’re reaching for the Tums that you’ll regret it, but at the time – it’s heaven!

See you there!

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Extravaganza!

February 1st, 2010 by Sam Feldman

The king and queen have been crowned and the festivities begin! Yes, Eureka Springs does do Mardi Gras in style and if you love that kind of party but can’t travel as far south as New Orleans, be sure to come to Eureka this week! The party begins this Thursday, February 4th, with the Coronation Royalty Ball! By reservation only, this high-class event takes place at the Crescent Hotel and includes a champagne buffet supper!

On Friday, February 5th, don’t miss the Hookers and Jokers Ball at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. There will be costumes galore and all visitors are invited to join in the fun! “Gay 90′s”, “Guys and Dolls” or “Freakin’ Eurekan” are all acceptable themes – and all open to interpretation! If you are familiar with Eureka Springs at all – you know we’re not kidding!

And if you can’t make it before than, be sure to watch the parade on Saturday, February 6th, at 2 p.m. Queuing up right on Spring St., just a block from the Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast, everyone is invited to join in! Even your dog is invited to join the “Krewe of Barkus” participating in the parade! Come see Sophie as “Miss Joker”!

And on Sunday, February 7th, back at the Crescent Hotel, join us for the Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

And if you still haven’t managed to leave town before Tuesday, February 16th, you have to join the Fat Tuesday Pub Krawl – easy to do in downtown Eureka! Doesn’t matter how far you make it – somebody’ll pick you up!

For full details, schedule and lots of photos, visit the Krewe of Krazo’s site (that’s “Ozark” spelled backwards).

Where else can you have such fun than in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where “Freakin’ Eurekan” is a household name…

Come see us!

Nadara (Sam) & Jeff – and Sophie, too!!