Posts Tagged ‘Romance’

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)

Valentine’s Day – Eureka Springs Style

January 13th, 2014 by Sam Feldman

What more romantic place than Eureka Springs can you bring your special someone and shower them with love? Even in winter, Eureka’s beauty is unsurpassed.

Valentine's Day

Be my valentine!

Valentine’s Day

To make sure that she knows that you love her, pack her stuff (maybe a little extra surprise in the suitcase for her to find later?), put her in the car, and bring her to Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast. We can have a special package waiting for her and you don’t have to do a thing! It will just make you look good!

For just $139.00 added on to the cost of your room (2-night minimum if you’re able to come on Valentine’s weekend, but don’t worry, the package would be good for other nights, as well, without the 2-night minimum), you can give her this special love-filled weekend:

* 1 dozen red roses, arranged in a vase, waiting in the room

* A complimentary bottle of chilled champagne

* A certificate for a romantic dinner ($50 value) at your choice of several fine restaurants in town (ask us to make your reservations for you!).

We are happy to add on any other special treats you would like to add (couple’s massage, horse-drawn carriage ride, ghost tour – is that romantic?) – just let us know your thoughts and we’ll do our best to take care of it for you!

Wherever you spend your romantic weekend, shower each other with love. We know there will be a lot of that going on here in the south’s most romantic little village.

Warmest regards,

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

DeVito’s of Eureka Springs – You Can’t Beat Great Italian Food!

November 13th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Right off the bat I can tell you my favorite item at DeVito’s Restaurant in downtown Eureka Springs and you’re going to laugh, but I’m not kidding…trout fingers! Bet you didn’t even know trout had fingers! Honestly, they are a wonderful appetizer of crispy, boneless strips of trout with a seasoned cornmeal coating and served with a smoky dill sauce – they are just awesome! Check their menu out for main dishes and you will find a huge variety of homemade Italian splendor, not the least of which is their trout dishes that they are famous for. Owner James DeVito continues a tradition begun by his family back in 1956 and the trout are served fresh from his family’s trout farm. Try this on for size: Pesto Trout Parmesan…or Lemon Trout…or Chargrilled Trout – okay, they’re all good. You get the point.

However, let’s not forget we are here for classic Italian – how about Spaghetti, Ravioli or Fettuccine? Start with that base and pick a sauce or meat to go on top:  Pesto, meatballs, Italian sausage – how about fresh cream, butter and Parmesan cheese over your fettuccine? I think ’nuff said.

DeVito’s has a full bar, of course – and a huge selection of wines! This is a perfect place to bring someone special, order a lovely bottle of wine and propose to her right there. James and his lovely wife, Teresa, will take very good care of you. Then go put your new fiance on a carriage ride right through downtown Eureka Springs… well, you get the idea. DeVitos’ has a lovely intimate atmosphere for that kind of thing, plus, coming in 2012, they will add 4-story high rooftop dining overlooking East Mountain for some incredible views! So add that to your to-do list the next time you come to Eureka – hopefully visiting our Arkansas bed and breakfast here at the Bridgeford House. (You know how lonely our Mini Schnauzer, Sophie, gets for company.) And yes, of course you can walk to DeVito’s from here!

Warmest regards,

Sophie looking for guests to arrive

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

Valentine’s and Chocolate Lover’s Weekend February 11-12, 2011

January 15th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Everybody knows that Eureka Springs is for lovers and that we have some great chocolate shops here! But how about a WHOLE WEEKEND of chocolate? Our annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival coincides with Valentine’s weekend and it is a gastronomical delight. Tickets are $10 per person and allows you to sample all the chocolate goodies your stomach can possibly hold, plus pack some to take home. You will experience everything from chocolate fountains, brownies, candies and cookies to chocolate drinks and chocolate body care products! There is always chocolate dipped strawberries, which is one of my personal favorites. (Check out and LIKE their Facebook page to keep up-to-date on all the details.)

This year the weekend will include a seminar on chocolate on Friday, the 11th, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Seminar will be made up of four sessions: The History of Chocolate; The Health Benefits of Chocolate; Cooking with Chocolate and The pairing of Wine and Chocolate. Lunch will be served.

There will also be a St. Valentine’s Day ball on Saturday evening, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., all at the Convention Center. Reservations need to be made by February 08 for the seminar and February 09 for the Ball. Call 888-465-4753 for more information.

Check with us on rooms here at the Bridgeford House; we do have a few left but don’t expect them to last long! Meanwhile, take a look at Eureka’s Year at a Glance calendar for all the exciting things coming up in 2011!

Warmest regards,

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

Massage Therapy Heaven

April 18th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

If there is one thing that Sam loves, it’s a wonderful massage. If there’s one thing that Eureka Springs has, it’s incredible massage therapists. Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast is centrally located to just about all the great therapists in our spa town. We have quite a few packages that offer massage therapy and therapy extras along with a lot of other goodies (dinner out, carriage rides, lingerie certificates – the list goes on and on!). We are happy to direct you to any spa that may meet your needs.

Sam’s “personal” massage therapist is Alexa Pittenger, of Eureka Massage and Wellness Therapies. Along with a wonderful, soothing atmosphere, Alexa combines hot towels, music that vibrates through your heated table, shoulder and knee pads, aromatherapy, hot rocks and a variety of lotions – and no talking!!!! In addition, she also specializes in other types of work such as biofeedback, lymphatic therapy and reflexology.

We often send ladies on a girlfriends’ getaway up to the New Moon Spa at the historic Crescent Hotel, just a few minutes walk from the Bridgeford House, for a full “spa” experience complete with manicures and pedicures. The “Full Radiance” that is included in the “Chill Out Girls’ Getaway” includes a 1-hour massage, pure focus facial massage and a hand & foot treatment. Scrubs, polishes and saunas can be added on easily.

Gryhon’s Roost, another of our favorites that’s easy to get to on your way from us to downtown and has a wonderful couple’s room, provides a wonderful atmostphere and great therapy. And even though Jeff won’t allow Sam to go try every therapist in town (stingy, isn’t he?), we have heard nothing but absolutely wonderful things about each and every one of them, so come get relaxed!

Warmest regards,

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

Weddings at the Bridgeford House

March 28th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

Simply put, we love to do weddings. We may not be able to do the large weddings that Thorncrown Chapel or the Crescent Hotel can do, but we can do them special. If it’s just you and your soul mate, or if you have just a few friends and family that would like to join you on your special day, please come tie the knot here at the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast.

We have a lovely stone sunken garden where we do the majority of our weddings. Trickling waterfalls between goldfish ponds adds to the music, an abundance of flowers and ferns adds to your bridal bouquet, and the ease and loveliness of our special ceremonies will create memories that will last forever.

We happily add champagne or sparkling juice, and a lovely (and scrumptious) wedding cake for a small, intimate reception. Bridal flowers and groom boutonnieres can be provided, plus additional package items can be added if you choose to spend your honeymoon here as well, to make your special day unforgettable.

In the off-season, we really look forward to helping couples start their lives together – it lets sunshine into the cold season! We have a lovely Victorian parlor that provides a cozy, historic atmosphere to your nuptials.

Traditional wedding music is available and we can supply a professional photographer for a small fee or will take photos with your camera for free.

Whatever season you choose, how ever many loved ones join you, or if it’s just an intimate wedding for the two of you, we simply love to do weddings.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – 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!)