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New Year’s in Eureka Springs, AR

December 11th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Believe it or not, 2012 is almost here! 2011′s been tough on a lot of folks, so 2012 needs to come in with a lot of optimism and good cheer. Come spend it with us at the Bridgeford House, our Arkansas bed and breakfast!

Celebrate New Year's in Eureka Springs!

We will be here to take care of you! On Saturday, New Year’s Eve, we’ll have hot hors d’oeuvres and wine available from 5 p.m to 8 p.m., while visiting with the innkeepers and other guests. We’ll provide hats and noise-makers for you to take to parties downtown. Breakfast Sunday morning will be set for 9:30, rather than 9:00, with Mimosas for those folks still celebrating the arrival of 2012. And we’ll extend checkout on Sunday until 12:00, rather than 11:00, so your first day of the new year won’t have to be a rush! What more could you ask for? A two-night minimum is required, so that you have plenty of time to celebrate the coming of the new year.

There is usually lots of parties going on in Eureka Springs, with the majority of them being walkable from our inn. There are usually parties at the Pied Piper, Chelsea’s, Eureka Live, Rowdy Beaver and I can’t imagine our newest venue, the Voulez-Vous Lounge, won’t be having something outrageous – they’re great fun! And there’s always a great 60-70s type party usually at the convention center, behind the Inn of the Ozarks. If you want something quieter, no problem, most restaurants will all be open for a nice dinner out.

So come have fun and let your worries go – toast in the New Year in Eureka Springs, AR!

Warmest regards,

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

Pine Mountain Jamboree – A Hopping Good Music Variety Show!

September 18th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Since 1975 folks have been visiting and enjoying the Pine Mountain Jamboree for its music:  Rock and roll, bluegrass, country, blues and gospel. What you may not know is how funny they are! They have the distinction of being Arkansas’ first and most attended family show and when entertainer Scott Dewbre gets going with his antics and his costumes, there’s not a sad face in the crowd.

Mike and Dale Bishop are the mainstays of the show, a long-time married couple that have spent their whole marriage touring and making music for folks. Along with Scott, they have an incredibly talented cast of musicians that not only play their particular instruments but have some of the most beautiful voices ever heard this side of the Mississippi. Their variety of music appeals to all and their comedy is rip-roaring and clean (which is awfully hard to find nowadays!)

Their season runs March through December, six days a week (closed on Sundays), with a few more closed days in November. From November 10th through the closing date for the season of December 10th, they will be performing their special Christmas show, which are guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit.

Adults are $24.00 each, which includes tax, and children under 12 are free. They have a wonderful gift shop in their lobby, which will have you shopping for an hour. Of course, there is a concession stand and the popcorn is free!

We are happy to make reservations for you for the show during your stay with us, so don’t hesitate to ask. You’ll have a wonderful time and go to sleep that night with dancing feet and a light heart!

Warmest regards,

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

Christmas in Eureka Springs AR

November 9th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Can you believe it’s almost here? Another Christmas season and it’s in the mid-70′s today! Life can be so confusing sometimes that we don’t even know what month we’re in – or what day of the week it is! So to help you plan ahead, here is some must-see calendar happenings coming up over the next two months in beautiful Eureka Springs, AR:

November 11-December 11: “A Season of Celebration” Christmas show at the Pine Mountain Theatre

November 12-December 18: The Great Passion Play’s “The Reason for the Season” Christmas Show and Drive-through Light Display

November 19-21: Eureka Springs Pantaloons and Painted Ladies Victorian Festival

November 20-21: 22nd Annual Fall Antique Show and Sale at the Inn of the Ozarks.

November 26: Santa in the Park

December 2: 43rd Annual Silver Tea at the Crescent Hotel’s Crystal Dining room

December 3: Eureka Springs Christmas parade – this is a great parade with an up-close view from our little streets – put on by the Chamber of Commerce (yep, that would be my hubby, Jeff!)

December 4: The ever-popular Candlelight Tour of Homes, a look inside some of the most gorgeous historic homes in Eureka! Quit just driving by them; come see them all decorated up inside!

December 4-10: 11th Annual Christmas at the Crescent – all kinds of holiday activities spread out over a week!

December 10: 8th Annual Christmas Ball at the Basin Park Hotel

December 11: Ozark Chorale Performance at the Auditorium

December 11: 4th Annual Sweet Treats Tour of Eight Fantastic Bed & Breakfasts dressed to the nines for the holidays – including yours truly! Come sample 16 sweet treats and take home the recipes! We have special packages for that weekend starting at $285, which include two tickets to the tour, two special keepsake ornaments to take home with you, and two trolley tickets to make the rounds to all the inns – plus, of course, one of our comfy rooms for two nights and the luscious breakfast each morning, not to mention Sophie to cuddle up with.

December 17: Home for the Holidays Concert at the Auditorium

If you’re not feeling like celebrating after any of those, than you just have a bit of the Scrooge in ya – come to Eureka to get rid of that -  “God Bless us – every one!”

Warmest regards,

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

The Stone House – Wine, Cheese and Conversation

September 4th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Jeff and I spent “date night” this past week at the opening of a charming new wine bar called The Stone House. The Stone House is located in a handsome 1800s stone building on the edge of historic downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Refurbished by local artisans to a new glory, this welcoming wine bar is the perfect place to spend some down time. The original stone walls, both inside and out in the spacious courtyard, and the rustic interior so lovingly restored lend to an atmosphere that is unmatched. Our photos are a poor representation of the real thing, you simply must see this for yourself.

The Stone House features unique wines meticulously crafted by small vintners with a passion for the grape. They are  continually seeking undiscovered gems in the world of wine and the menu will change often as they unearth these new treasures.

Their select beers feature brews possessing old world qualities and traits. Reflecting the unique tastes and quirks of their production locale, these beers are an exciting mix of full, bold, refreshing, dark, fruity, yeasty, spicy – you name it. Some familiar favorites appear, as well.

Nibble on a variety of imported cheeses and treats and listen to cool jazz from their custom speakers. Relax at the gorgeous wooden bar and simply enjoy the beautiful details in this one-of-a-kind (just like the rest of Eureka Springs) hangout.

And with most of the best things in Eureka, The Stone House Wine Bar is within easy walking distance from the Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast. What can we say – we really have a good location!

So come and bring your best wine taste buds.

Warmest regards,

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

Cosmic Cavern – Guided Tours

August 16th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Last week we had the rare occasion to host one of our grandsons during the week, here at the Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast. We took the opportunity to take him to one of the coolest attractions (literally, since it was around 100 degrees the day we went) around Eureka Springs, Cosmic Cavern, just a 1/2 hour from here.

Average tour time is about 1 hour and 10 minutes. We had an awesome tour guide, named Angie, who knew everything about the cave and a ton about its history. The Cosmic has several known underground lakes, including one that contains Rainbow Trout, and the cave is a cool 62 degrees all year round. Definitely bring your camera because there are some spectacular photo ops.

Cosmic Caverns now offers their Wild Cave Tour! This tour is offered after hours and by reservation only. There are other special requirements and supplies needed for this tour, as you are going “off the beaten track”. Mud is involved, we hear.

So go see them and tell them the Feldmans sent you!

Warmest regards,

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

Crystal Bridges – Museum of American Art

August 9th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Many of you know how incredible the art is here in the Ozarks and in Eureka Springs. Many of you might not know about Crystal Bridges, an incredible art museum being built in nearby Bentonville, just a 1 hour drive. Still in the process of being built, the building itself is a work of art. The museum takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the glass-and-wood building design by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two creek-fed ponds will house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces and a large auditorium. Sculpture and walking trails will link the museum’s 100-acre park and gardens to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.

Crystal Bridges will house a permanent collection of masterworks of American art ranging from the colonial era to contemporary work. Visitors will be able to enjoy the collection within the state-of-the-art galleries and throughout the surrounding park. To see announced works of the permanent collection, please go to the collection page on their website.

In addition to the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions drawn from national institutions will complement the holdings of the permanent collection and exemplify the diversity of American artists.

Be sure to go see the building the next time you’re in Eureka – it’s worth the drive! And we look forward to the grand opening of this wonderful museum.

Warmest regards,

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

Eureka’s Fabulous Music Shows!

July 4th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

If you have not been to either of our incredibly talented music shows here in town, you are in for a treat. Rivaling anything in Branson, or anywhere else for that matter, the Pine Mountain Jamboree and the Ozark Mountain Hoedown features some of the most talented musicians on either side of the Mississippi.

Mike & Dale, your hosts of the Pine Mountain Jamboree, will welcome you with open arms and serenade you with bluegrass, country, gospel and rock-n-roll. Their band is fabulous and those guys have some incredible voices! Watch out for Scott’s antics, you will laugh yourself out of your seat. And you can’t beat getting free popcorn.!

Down the road at the Ozark Mountain Hoedown, P. Nutt, Ponytail, Girl, and Granny play off the audience each night and you never know what might happen. Besides the fabulous musicians (I love a good fiddle player and theirs is world-class), their comedy will have you rolling in the aisle. They are absolutely the best at one-liners and ad-libbing with their audience, so be careful if you sit on the front row!

Don’t miss either one of these when you come visit Eureka. They are just fabulous good, clean shows. You can purchase tickets directly from their box offices or you can add them to your reservations with us online or by phone and we’ll be happy to get them all taken care of for you – either way, just go see ‘em!

Warmest regards,

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

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