Posts Tagged ‘Belle of the Ozarks’

Eagle Watch and Fall Folliage in Eureka Springs, AR

September 10th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

It’s almost here – the most glorious time here in the Ozarks, the fall. The colors are gorgeous, the weather is cool and so enjoyable, and the eagles are flying – yep, we do have eagles!







From October 1-31, expert guides with 23 years experience will take you on a lovely ride aboard the Belle of the Ozarks where they will tell passengers about the Bald Eagle’s features, habitats and help to sight the eagles on the 1-hour and 15 minute cruise. Complete with restroom and concessions aboard, this is a relaxing way to view nature at its best – with the fall foliage and a wonderful way to see one of God’s most magnificent creatures. Come stay with us at the Bridgeford House B&B in Eureka Springs and we’ll make sure you know how to get there and when the tours are. It’s not to be missed!

Warmest regards,

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

Beaver Lake, Spear Fishing and Scuba Diving

June 10th, 2012 by Sam Feldman

We have an incredibly beautiful lake just 15 minutes from downtown Eureka Springs, AR, called Beaver Lake. There is a huge variety of lake activities available here, including a lovely scenic lake cruise on the Belle of the Ozarks.

Here is a great article that fills you in on many other underwater secrets of this beautiful mountain getaway.

Just 15 minutes from Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast

So the next time you’re visiting us in Eureka, spend some down time out on the lake. It’s a paradise just outside of Paradise.

Warmest regards,

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

Belle of the Ozarks Beaver Lake Cruises

July 18th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

For 22 seasons, the Belle of the Ozarks has been treating visitors to awesome views and the interesting history of  beautiful Beaver Lake from the deck of their large boat. View the sparkling clear water of Beaver Lake (well known to scuba divers in the area) and enjoy miles of panoramic shoreline. You can enjoy an informative narrative, spiced with humor, covering a dozen points of interest.

See Beaver Dam, Whitehouse Bluffs, a submerged homestead, the Ozark Bluff Dweller’s burial ground and a two hundred acre game preserve island. You can often see deer swimming in the lake and bald eagles return every year when fall foliage color peaks.

There are restrooms and concessions on board. Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for children under 12 – and worth every penny! Cruise times are 11, 1 and 3 every day except Thursday, May through October.

This is a lovely addition to a visit to Eureka Springs and only a 1/2 hour drive from us. Come check it out in the fall, when the trees around the high bluffs of the lake are at the most gorgeous!

Warmest regards,

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

Fall Coming to Eureka Springs

September 10th, 2009 by Sam Feldman

Fall is on its way. You can feel it already in the air. Fall just has a different feel to it – it’s hard to explain. It’s suddenly all about home and comfort and snuggling into your favorite old sweater with the bright gold and rust colors. You just want to start nesting, although I’ve always stopped short of actually tearing up newspapers and piling them in a corner.

View from the East Mountain Overlook

View from the East Mountain Overlook


Whereas in summer most people crave ice cream and sunshine, in the fall I find myself craving chicken & dumplings and curling up in my lounge chair with a good book (my motto:  so many books, so little time…). I think it makes one look forward to the ending of a cycle, just as much as spring has one looking forward to the beginning of a new one.

Of course Eureka Springs is known for its gorgeous mountains, fall colors and unique perspective on autumn. It’s predicted that we are to have an early one this year and I sure hope it’s a long one. Don’t forget how much there is to do here in this season, one of the best being the Early Bird Eagle Watch on the Belle of the Ozarks ( on October 16-18th. Another great outing for everyone is the 14th Annual Howl-O-Ween Party at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge on October 24th, which is the only time you can see and hear the large cats at night. They also take you through their haunted field for a truly terrifying Halloween experience! And on October 30-31 there will be costumed guided Historical tours at the Eureka Springs Municipal Cemetary – there’s bound to be some ghosts there!

All of these activities, plus just driving our lovely mountain roads searching for the best possible fall color panorama, should put you in the mood to stay over in Eureka to enjoy snuggling down with a cup 0f hot cocoa and a fireplace. We provide both, so check out our availability calendar for dates that will be open for you to come stay with us.

All this talk of fall puts me in the mood for a fall recipe. Hope you try this and enjoy:

Easy Apple Dumplings

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled & cut in 4 pieces

2 cans Crescent rolls

1-1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 sticks butter

12 oz can Sprite

Melt butter and add sugar and cinnamon, stirring until blended. Cut each can of crescent rolls in 4 squares and wrap an apple slice in each square. Pour sugar mixture in bottom of pan (or casserole dish), place dumplings on top, pour Sprite over dumplings and bake at 350 for 35 min. Turn dumplings over (carefully) and cook about 10 min. longer.



Warmest regards,

Sam (Sophie’s mom)