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Girlfriends Getaways

March 17th, 2014 by Sam Feldman

Even though we had 3″ of snow yesterday, right before St Patrick’s Day, we are looking forward to an awesome spring and summer season that is coming soon! And what better way to spend it than to have your best girlfriend(s) come to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for some girlfriends getaways!

 Girlfriends Getaways

Girlfriends GetawaysCome get your nails done, get a massage, enjoy a sauna, shop, drink, party, nap, play games, hike, see the tigers, dance the night away, walk back to your comfy bed – or take a limo! Eat chocolate, read a good book or giggle over the pictures in a magazine, watch a scary movie, ride the trolley, go on a ghost tour, do the ziplines, kayak, canoe, get your photos together in costume at Judge Roy Beans, get a tattoo, sing Karaoke, see the Victorian magic show, gorge on a large breakfast, stay up late and drink wine outside on your private deck, visit an art gallery, shop some more…there is so much for the ladies to do in Eureka Springs, Ar, we could go on and on!

We love to have girlfriends, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, nieces – and all combinations of that wonderful female bond – come stay with us! We love it when you take over the house! We love it when you’re happy – that makes us happy!

We have lots of special packages you could add to make your visit complete, including a special Girlfriends Getaway package. And don’t forget – you can always cuddle with Sophie and Fiona!

Warmest regards,

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

 

 

 

Eureka Springs Dog Park

March 4th, 2014 by Sam Feldman

Sophie and Fiona are VERY happy about our new upcoming Eureka Springs Dog Park! It’s staked out, fence is ordered and we’re all just waiting on some decent weather to get that fence up. We’re hoping it’s up and open by April! The park is just a very short walk to Harmon Park from our bed and breakfast here on Spring St. So when you bring your little pup to stay with us in the Captain Bridgeford room, you’ll be able to take him or her down the street for lots of catch and playing with other dogs. Maybe Sophie and Fiona will head over there with you.

Eureka Springs Dog Park

Eureka Springs Dog Park

Looking forward to spring and lots of outside activities!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest regards,

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

Ozark Mountain Hoedown

February 26th, 2014 by Sam Feldman

In early March, Randall and Dawayne George (otherwise known as P-Nutt and Ponytail) are selling the Ozark Mountain HoeDown Music Theater to Larry Reitz, who also owns Cinnamon Valley Resort, located next door to the theater.

Ozark Mountain Hoedown

 

 

Ozark Mountain Hoedown

The George Brothers, who have been living and performing quality entertainment in Eureka Springs, AR, for 20 years, have signed a record contract with Way Out West Records to begin the next phase of their musical careers. They have been on the road a lot during the off-season already, so will continue to do so. It is hoped that they may come back to the Ozark Mountain Hoedown for scheduled appearances from time to time.

The new headliner for the new Ozark Mountain Hoedown will be Carl Acuff, Jr., 2011 ORAE Entertainer of the Year and 2011 Male Vocalist of the Year, and 2013 ORAE Male Vocalist of the Year nominee. He will open the show April 4th and run shows through October, providing musical entertainment that includes new and old Country, Gospel, Comedy, Nostalgic Rock N Roll, Motown, Do Wap, Disco, audience participation, impersonations and a salute to all of our men and women in uniform from past, present and future.

Ozark Mountain HoedownJoin us in congratulating the George Brothers on their new record deal and best wishes for their exciting future (but we sure will miss them!). And join us in welcoming new talent in Eureka Springs and an exciting new show!

And come stay with us, we’ll make sure you get to the show!

Warmest regards,

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

 

Eureka Gras 2014 – True Mardi Gras in Eureka Fashion!

February 10th, 2014 by Sam Feldman

Come join us for Eureka Gras 2014! If you can’t make it to New Orleans, coming to Eureka Springs’s Mardi Gras celebrations is the next best thing! We have true New Orleans transplants here that know how to make it happen and know how to party.

Eureka Gras 2014

Eureka Gras 2014

We have parties and balls (no less than five of them!), TWO parades (includes a night parade), Jazz brunch, coronations, art receptions, wine tastings, costume contests and more! Check the website for the full schedule.

Just about all festivities are within walking distance of us here at the inn, so check today to see about booking your favorite room! If something is too far to walk, we’ll recommend a taxi for you (yes, we have them here in town!). There’s more than one way to get around town. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Warmest regards,

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

Eureka Gras 2014

Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festival

January 21st, 2014 by Sam Feldman

It’s almost February! It’s almost time for Valentine’s Weekend! It’s almost time for the Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festival! Always on the Saturday right around Valentine’s Day, this year’s date lands on Saturday, February 15th, 2014, which makes it absolutely perfect for enjoying that romantic weekend to the fullest! (Don’t forget we have a Valentine’s Package available here at the B&B). If you love chocolate (who doesn’t?!!), you have to come indulge. Miles and miles of chocolate:

Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festival

Located at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, the festival lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children and that gets you a box to fill up with chocolate – WHILE you’re stuffing your face – as you make the rounds of the tables. Admission goes to benefit local educational organizations.

Come stay with us on Valentine’s Weekend and enjoy a few extra calories!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie & Fiona, too! (who are not allowed to eat chocolate, darn it)

New Year’s Eve

December 28th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

New Year's Eve

Come celebrate!

Ready to ring in a new year? Boy, we are! 2013 has been a hard one for a lot of folks, so it’s time to look onward and upward! Bring it in with a bang (or just some quiet time alone) here in Eureka Springs. Come see us on New Year’s Eve.

If it’s a party you’re looking for, there are several in town, most within walking distance to us:

New Year’s Eve celebrations:

Crescent Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Dinner & Champagne Party – begins at 7 p.m. with dinner served until 11 p.m. Dance to popular local jazz/swing band Swing and a Miss (check out our YouTube video of them – great band!). From 11 p.m. to midnight-thirty, Sean-Paul from Intrigue Theater will work the room to dazzle diners and dancers with some fascinating close-up illusions. Cost is $125 per couple for a three-course Chef Showcase Dinner, party favors, and all the dancing your feet can stand.

The Basin Park Hotel hosts the gala Ballroom Blitz beginning at 8 p.m., upstairs in the Barefoot Ballroom, with The Ariels (another great local band!), party favors, great snacks and the “highest” midnight countdown downtown with a champagne toast at the first stroke of 2014. Tickets are $25 per person.

New Delhi Cafe – New Year’s Eve Bash features a Seafood Buffet, party favors and champagne, $29.95 per person. Foley’s Van plays from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Eureka Live - Feather and Mask New Year’s Eve Gala, 5 p.m. to close. Wiener bar and champagne at midnight, $10 cover includes party favors! Eureka’s largest dance floor, DJ officiating.

The Squid and the Whale Masquerade Party – No cover, complimentary party favors, late night buffet, champagne at midnight, featuring Springbilly Bluegrass.

Rowdy Beaver - $10 cover for midnight breakfast buffet, toast and party favors, starts at 8:30, features Ride Shy Band.

Voulez-Vous Lounge – “Get Unhinged” New Year’s Eve Bash, starts at 8 p.m. with The Big Dam Horns. $15 cover includes midnight champagne toast and party favors galore! Very enticing price giveaways from The Fine Art of Romance every hour! You can’t be shy at this lounge, they are over the top!

Chelsea’s New Year’s Eve – Eureka’s local hangout, features Fossils of Ancient Robots (hey, you can’t make this stuff up).

And you’ll find lots of happenings in all the local bars on New Year’s, so don’t worry if none of these sound quite right. There’s a party around every corner (or in Eureka’s case, every curve)!

Warmest regards,

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

 

Rolling Cafe

December 12th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

For those of you that think there is nothing to do in Eureka Springs in the wintertime (oh contraire!), we have a new and exciting development that will only be available November through end of March. Welcome to Cafe Roulant, Eureka Springs’ new rolling cafe!

Rolling Cafe

Cafe Roulant, Eureka’s own rolling cafe!

The Rolling Cafe:

“You can eat in your car
You can eat in a plane
You can eat on a train

But have you ever enjoyed a meal… in a trolley?”

Enjoy the unique historic district of beautiful Eureka Springs, AR, while enjoying a scrumptious meal prepared by some of the finest chefs and most popular restaurants in town.
Don’t worry about spills, because they use specially designed plates, glasses, and silverware, which stay in their place nicely at the slow speeds they roll along. Who else do you know that can say they ate lunch or dinner in a trolley?

Rolling Cafe

A look at Cafe Roulant’s inside setup

Examples of restaurants that will be providing dinner meals:  Farm to Table FRESH (fabulous new place in town!), Garden Bistro and Cottage Inn Restaurant. Lunch is from DeVito’s Italian Restaurant, which is one of our favorites.

So now you have no excuse not to come see us – just bundle up!

Warmest regards,

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

 

 

Sweet Treats Cookie Tour Eureka Springs

November 12th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

In just a few weeks, we will be opening up our inn for the 6th year in a row for the annual Sweet Treats Cookie Tour Eureka Springs. On Saturday, December 14, 2013, (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.) all nine inns of the Bed and Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs group will be featured in a wonderful holiday tour of their properties, all dressed up for Christmas. At each inn you’ll receive samples of two different sweet treats, plus the recipes, as you tour these Victorian lovelies.

Sweet Treats Cookie Tour Eureka Springs at Bridgeford House

Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast, dressed up for Christmas

At this time, the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast is still experimenting on what our two treats will be, but examples from the past are:  Butterfinger Chunk Cookies, Orange Cream Brownies, Malted Milk Ball Cookies, Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies, Cream Cheese Meltaways with Lemon Glaze, and Jumbo Raisin Cookies.

Sweet Treats Cookie Tour Eureka Springs-Details:

  • Nine unique bed and breakfasts included on the tour
  • Yummy cookies & treats with recipes to add to your collection
  • Holiday decorating ideas from each of the beautifully decorated inns
  • A chance to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Finish your shopping in Eureka Springs’ unique shops and art galleries
  • Enter our giveaway contest for a chance to win one of three $100 gift certificates good at any of the Sweet Treats Cookie Tour participating inns
  • Contact us here at the Bridgeford House to purchase a ticket, $20 per person, limited number is availableSweet Treats Cookie Tour at Bridgeford House

This will be a self-guided tour (maps of all the participating properties will be provided) so you can visit the inns and the innkeepers at your leisure. All of our bed and breakfasts are on or close to one of Eureka Springs’ trolley routes. Parking at each inn will be limited so we urge you to enjoy the city sights while you ride the trolley.

Please come and enjoy our lovely town! Call us to reserve your tickets today.

Warmest regards,

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

 

Christmas Time in Eureka Springs, AR

October 29th, 2013 by Sam Feldman

We’re writing this just as the fall color is at its peak – we cannot describe to you how gorgeous it is outside our window right now! But as this season blends into the next, we turn our thoughts to holiday time. There is nothing more beautiful at Christmas time than Eureka Springs. Most of the town has their lights up starting around November 15th (us included, barring any last minute delays), so taking a carriage ride at this time of the year is magical.

Christmas Carriage Rides in Eureka Springs, AR

Christmas Carriage Rides in Eureka Springs, AR

Santa comes to Basin Park as early as November 29 and for the entire month of December, you can visit the Christmas Forest at the Crescent Hotel (we always recommend popping into the Crescent for a ghost tour anyway).

The 42nd Annual St. James Episcopal Church Silver Tea is on December 5 – a seasonal favorite! And don’t miss the Christmas Parade on Friday, December 6th, one of the best holiday parades we’ve ever seen. There will be all kinds of Christmas downtown activities from December 6-14, so be sure to check here for the schedule.

A very popular holiday activity is the Candlelight Tour of Homes, put on by the Preservation Society. You get to see inside some of these gorgeous Victorian homes, your only chance all year long, on Saturday, December 7th. And the next weekend is another great tour, the Annual Sweet Treats B&B Cookie Tour, Saturday, December 14th. Yours truly, the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast, always participates in this tour every year.

December 7-13 is the 14th Annual “Christmas at The Crescent”. They really dress to the nines at that beautiful historic hotel just up the mountain from us, in true Victorian style, and it’s just a short walk from your room here at the B&B.

Throughout November and December, the shops downtown have all kinds of sales going on, so this is the time to come! Get in the holiday spirit with a Christmas time visit to Eureka Springs, AR.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – (with Sophie and her new little “sister”, Fiona!)

Introducing Lady Fiona Glenanne, our newest member of our family.

Introducing Lady Fiona Glenanne, our newest member of our family.

 

 

 

Fall War Eagle Arts and Crafts Fair

September 22nd, 2013 by Sam Feldman

It’s almost time for one of the busiest times of the year here in the beautiful Ozark Mountains:  October, fall, and the War Eagle Mill Arts and Crafts Fair! Starting Thursday, October 17th, and running through Sunday, October 20th, on the beautiful War Eagle Mill grounds, professional craft men and women offer original, handmade work such as country decorative items, folk art, watercolor and oil painting, pottery, stoneware, wreaths, potpourris, dried arrangements, quilts, miniatures, country clothing, wearable art, candles, homemade soaps, country furnishings, antique broken china jewelry, bird houses and feeders, collectables and much more. These juried participants come from across the United States. Get there early and bring a vehicle with lots of storage!

War Eagle is a working grist mill on beautiful War Eagle Creek. Every October, the fields on either side of the bridge fill with the craft fair participants – and shoppers! Weather is usually gorgeous, with fall leaves creating a breath-taking panorama.

The mill and bridge

The mill and bridge

Visit one of the many food truck vendors at the fair or eat at the Bean Palace Restaurant on the 3rd floor of the mill, which serves breakfast and lunch and offers beans, cornbread, slaw, sandwiches, soups and salads. Shop for a wide variety of organic flours and cornmeals while you’re there.

Enjoy the drive between Eureka Springs and War Eagle, out south of Eureka on Hwy 23 (you’ll go right past Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, be sure to stop in and see the big cats), turn right on Hwy 12 through Clifty, then catch Hwy 45 to Hwy 412, to Fm 303. All gorgeous hills and fields along the way.

Your drive is only about 30 minutes, so stay in Eureka and hop out to War Eagle for the day. Here at the Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast, we’ll make sure you have a full tummy and directions to keep you from getting lost. Happy fall!

Warmest regards,

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

War eagle fall painting

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