Posts Tagged ‘Eureka Springs bed and breakfast’

Home is Where the Heart Is

January 1st, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Winter is here and I’ve always loved this time of the year because it’s quiet. Our regular home back in Richardson, TX, was like that, too. It’s as if the world was suddenly at peace after the intense hustle and bustle of summer – the constant going, going, going. You could curl up with a good book in front of a roaring fireplace, often times with a blanket of snow outside to really deaden all the outside noise, and the world would leave you alone. There was no more secure place in the world.

Winter in Eureka Springs, AR, is like that. And life is like that at the Bridgeford House. We have had guests that have gotten snowed in that have told us that it was one of the best vacations of their lives. (Of course, we can’t guarantee it will snow while you’re here, but the cold winter chill outside still keeps us cozy as kittens inside). A good bed and breakfast can provide you that home away from home – without the hard work and clean up! A good pampering can set anybody right and allow them the the rest and peace to go back and face the world.

We love doing that for you here. Several of our rooms have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. All of them have a coffee pot and microwave right in your room, for hot tea, cocoa or popcorn – all provided for you at your complementary (yes, that means “free of charge”!) refreshment station (including a refrigerator) – right in your room! Home-baked sweets are provided for you each afternoon, so all you have to do is wait for it to be delivered! A hot, 4-course breakfast each morning will pretty much fill you up so that you don’t even need to go out for lunch if you don’t want to. Our parlor is full of games, puzzles and movies to play on your personal TVs in your room.

And don’t let anyone tell you Eureka closes up for the winter – there is always stuff open! Most of the shops stay open all winter long (with shorter hours), there are always restaurants and local pubs that are open, as well – what do you think we locals do in the wintertime? We still have to eat and we still like to get out and have a good time. Trust me, there are still lots of spas that will provide relaxing massages. If the trolleys aren’t running that particular day, you know we’re just a few minutes walk to downtown. And when the leaves are gone from our forest of trees – a whole new world opens up! Get out there and hike through our little mountains and neighborhoods that are right here in the historic district. You’ll see stuff you never see in the summertime.

And…Sophie is always here to cuddle.

Warmest regards,

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

Mardi Gras in Eureka Springs, 2012!

December 20th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Thanks to the “Krewe of Krazo” (that’s “Ozark” spelled backwards), there is truly a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras setting here in the beautiful Ozarks within the downtown area of Eureka Springs, AR. This event, in its seventh year, has grown phenomenally and is now deeply rooted in the Victorian town with our up and down and curly-Q streets. So if you’re looking for some good fun in the doldrums of wintertime – and always think Eureka is too quiet during the winter – check out the Mardi Gras schedule below:

Sunday, January 8: King’s Day Kickoff
Saturday, January 28: Christening the Floats
Saturday, February 11: Taste of N’Awlins
Thursday, February 16: Hookers & Jokers Ball
Friday, February 17: Coronation Ball
Saturday, February 18: Downtown Parade
Saturday, February 18: Costume Contests
Saturday, February 18: Beaux Art Ball
Sunday, February 19: Jazz Brunch
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, February 19, 20 & 21: ArtiGras
Monday, February 20: Artists Reception
Tuesday, February 21: Krazo 2nd Line Pub Crawl
Tuesday, February 21: St. ‘Lizbeth Cajun Ball

For more details on when and where, click here.

Most everything is within walking distance of us here at the Bridgeford House, so it won’t matter if you imbibe a little bit. So – Laissez les bon temps Rouler! (Let the good times roll!)

Warmest regards,

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


Recipe – Cinnamon Roll Cake

November 20th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

From time to time, we like to share some recipes with you – these are all actual recipes of items we serve our guests! This one we discovered online just recently and it has been a big hit with our guests. It’s pretty simple; try it at home this winter – go head, indulge!

Cinnamon Roll Cake

3 c. flour
1/4 tsp.salt
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. butter, melted

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Mix everything together except for the butter. Slowly stir in the melted butter and pour into a greased 9×13 pan. For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 for 28-32 minutes.

2 c. powdered sugar
5 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

While warm drizzle the glaze over the cake.

Here’s wishing you a relaxing winter season – we all could use it!

Warmest regards,

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

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!

Upcoming Murder Mystery Weekends!

January 20th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Mark your calendars! Practice your most infamous lines! Perfect your most innocent poses! It’s time to get ramped up for 2010 and our Murder Mystery weekends!

Our first weekend is planned for April 2nd & 3rd. We are featuring our original and favorite mystery, the Conrail Affair. This story delves into the intrigue and back-stabbing of the opening of the Eureka Springs/Northwest Arkansas railway more than a century ago! It ain’t gonna be pretty!

And new dates have been set for a brand new mystery! Join us on June 11th & 12th for Jeff’s new creation – be the first one to book for this exciting new adventure!

"Dying" to have a good time!

We are still looking for a good role for Sophie to play..stay tuned!

Warmest regards,

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

The Most Romantic Proposal

August 28th, 2009 by Sam Feldman

We see a lot of weddings here at the 1884 Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast. After all, we live in the romance capital of the south, Eureka Springs, AR. We see a lot of honeymooners. We see a lot of anniversaries. And now we are seeing a lot of proposals!

Recently we were serving a couple of ladies in our dining room a little bit earlier than normal breakfast, because they had somewhere they had to be. They were munching quite happily, talking and enjoying our fresh-ground Columbian coffee when all of us realized that we were looking at a couple from one of the other rooms out in the garden. What was unusual about this early morning sighting out among the lush plants was that the man was down on one knee on the stone steps right by the fish pond (he had the foresight to have a patio pillow for his knee!) and she was standing above him and yep, he was proposing! We confirmed that immediately from the wide, startled eyes and the round “o” of her mouth, although we couldn’t hear what was being said.

She must have said yes, because she wrapped her arms around him like a ribbon on a birthday present. In order to do this, she had to drop her pillow that he had coerced her into taking out to the steps, on the pretense of taking her picture seated on the steps (sneaky fellow).  We had to assume all went as planned.

Of course, we all congratulated them heartily, once all the rest of the guests were seated at breakfast. (They were mighty surprised to find out they had had an audience but I think he was quite proud of himself and she was just downright giddy.)

Now, this was not the first proposal we have had at our B & B. It was not even the first one we have had in our garden. But it’s the first one I’ve had front row seats for!

Warmest regards,

Sam & Jeff (and Sophie, of course!)