Girlfriends Getaways

March 17th, 2014

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!

 

 

 

May Festival of the Arts Eureka Springs

March 12th, 2014

May Festival of the Arts Eureka Springs is Eureka’s longest calendar festival, running the entire month of May. May also happens to be the most beautiful month of the year in Eureka, as far as we’re concerned (besides October, for the fall color). Everything is in wonderful and colorful bloom and you have so many artistic activities to choose from!

May Festival of the Arts Eureka Springs

May Festival of the Arts Eureka Springs

A few of our favorite parts:

May 3, the ArtRageous parade, in the evening this year at 6p.m.

May 16th, White Street Walk, a wonderful street fair full of artists, food, wine and people! Nice video featuring one of our well-known artists describing the walk that was upcoming in 2013.

May 18th, the 9th Annual Books in Bloom, featuring author Kathy Reichs this year, as well as many other published and well-known authors.

Throughout the month, there are featured artists all over town, as well as regularly scheduled gallery strolls.

As always, pretty much everything is within a lovely walk of our inn, the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast. Come stay with us and enjoy our lovely gardens and decks, sip some wine, then head downtown for all the activities. We’d love to have you!

Warmest regards,

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

Eureka Springs Dog Park

March 4th, 2014

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

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!

 

Crock Pot Chicken in Eureka Springs

February 18th, 2014

Okay, there are just some weeks when a nice, fresh blog just will not materialize out of my head – and on those weeks we share recipes! I love two things: Crock pots and chicken! Recently I found a recipe online that sounded simple and good (no, this is not for breakfast), so I tried this crock pot chicken recipe – with only four ingredients! – and I think it’s going to be one of our dinner favorites!

Crock Pot Chicken

Crock Pot Chicken

Crock Pot Italian Chicken:
4 chicken breasts
1 packet Zesty Italian dressing seasoning
1-8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
2 cans cream of chicken soup

Mix all ingredients together in crock pot (cube the cream cheese). Cook on low for 4 hours. If sauce is too thick, add a little milk. Serve over pasta. Wowzers!

You really can’t get any simpler than that!

However we don’t usually do dinner at the Bridgeford House, but we do produce a heckava good (and large!) breakfast. Come see us, the winter weather seems to have passed (fingers crossed!) and spring is just around the corner (my very favorite season in Eureka Springs, AR). Come enjoy the beauty of Eureka Springs, AR.

Crock Pot Chicken

Warmest regards,

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

Eureka Gras 2014 – True Mardi Gras in Eureka Fashion!

February 10th, 2014

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

Crystal Bridges – Fantastic Art Surrounds Eureka Springs

January 30th, 2014

It’s been almost 2 1/2 years since Crystal Bridges first opened in nearby Bentonville, AR, but the response from the world has been incredible. When Crystal Bridges was first proposed, annual attendance was estimated at 150,000 to 300,000 guests. Since its opening on 11/11/11, the museum’s attendance has far surpassed that, to welcome more than 650,000 visitors in its first year. During the week of August 12, 2013, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art welcomed its one-millionth visitor.

Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges

Built by Alice Walton, daughter of Wal-Mart’s founder, Sam Walton, the museum is sponsored by Wal-Mart and has free admission to view its permanent collection, which is open year-round. Traveling exhibits (such as last year’s Norman Rockwell exhibit) is an additional cost. The museum is closed on Tuesdays and on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The grounds are open daily and if you are there at sunrise or sunset, be sure to visit the Skyspace for an unique experience.

Just a short 1-hour drive from Eureka Springs, AR, (which in itself has incredible art galleries of its own) Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has world-class art that covers the walls of a unique and artistic building, designed by architect Moshe Safdie. It is designed to be at one with the surrounding landscape and includes gorgeous outdoor trails and outdoor art.

Crystal BridgesThere is some incredible art from the 1600′s, 1700′s and 1800′s that is our favorites. There is also a very modern section, where you can view Andy Warhol’s Dolly Parton and Jackson Pollock’s Reclining Woman. There are incredible sculptures, as well, both inside and outside.

The museum itself will take quite a bit of your day, but if you’re visiting during beautiful weather, you have to spend some time out on the walking trails. There are more than 3.5 miles of trails that wind through the Museum’s 120-acre site, providing guests with access to the beautiful Ozark landscape.

Crystal Bridges

What a wonderful way to spend a day during your visit to Eureka Springs and hopefully, Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast, where we can pamper you to no end. Get busy planning your next visit now!.

Warmest regards,

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

Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers Festival

January 21st, 2014

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

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!

Eureka Springs Winter

January 6th, 2014

Not a lot of folks come here to enjoy a Eureka Springs winter (especially January), but there is a certain beauty to it! Of course, not all winters are like this one (today’s temp when we got up was -1, wind chill was -19, all of which is rather unusual). We did have about 4″ of snow yesterday (after our 8″ we had the first weekend in December, which is the earliest we’ve ever seen snow since we moved here in 2002). What else can you do but snuggle down and watch Netflix? But we thought we’d just share how beautiful our little mountain town is at this time of year.

Remember, you can come visit us anytime – we do have fireplaces and jetted tubs, books, games, puzzles and magazines. Enjoy our big breakfast and just “chill”.

Eureka Springs Winter:

Eureka Springs Winter

Spring & Center, the Flatiron Flats building

Eureka Springs Winter

Bridgeford House sign, up towards street level from the sunken garden

 

 

Eureka Springs Winter

Bridgeford House B&B, deep in snow

 

Eureka Springs Winter

Thorncrown Chapel, deep in winter, still spiritual

Eureka Springs Winter

Grotto Spring in winter

Eureka Springs Winter

Spring St., right by post office

Eureka Springs Winter

Eureka’s Carnegie Library

Only one of a few gorgeous icicle formations that we get in winter

Eureka Springs Winter

The Crescent Hotel, from afar

Basin Spring Park

 

 

 

 

Mountain St. in winter, near Chelsea’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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