Posts Tagged ‘Caves’

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!

Historic Springs in Eureka Springs

May 23rd, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Part of Eureka Springs’ natural beauty comes from our historic springs. Way back in the 1860′s, long before the tourists arrived, the Indians knew all about our healing waters. This area was considered sacred ground and all weapons were laid down before entering the sacred area. Of course, the white man did find it eventually and that was the beginning of the town of Eureka Springs. There are sixty-something original springs throughout the area (I’ve actually heard there were over 100, but that may be because more is outside the city limits). Some springs are actually in people’s back yards and one that I know of is inside a well-known (and really cool!) store called Mountain Eclectic, on Main St.

There are six well-known springs right on Spring St., within easy walking distance of the Bridgeford House. Our favorites are Crescent Spring and Harding Spring (oh, shoot, we love Grotto Spring, too, which has a neat cave). The area surrounding these springs are fashioned into a vision of beauty during the season by our incredible city gardener, Don E. Allen. Talk about magic at work and more than two green thumbs!

Harding Spring Roses

Harding Springs Centerpiece

Some springs (and all around town) you will see incredible limestone bluffs and caves. There are paths all around these springs and bluffs which make for some exciting discoveries on foot.

Harding Spring Bluff

Grotto Spring & Cave

These photos do not even do these gardens and springs justice – you have to come see for yourself! Also, watch our Facebook page for photos posted often as the gardens develop and the seasons change.

Warmest regards,

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

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