9th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival

January 14th, 2013

It’s time for all chocolate lovers to unite! February is a great time to visit Eureka Springs and Saturday, February 9th, would be a great day to pick. The 9th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival will take place at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

chocolateAdmission is $12 for adults and is well worth the price. Items for sampling (and taking home in your little box included in the price of the ticket) include cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains, beverages and my personal favorite, chocolate covered strawberries! And much, much more.

chocolate strawberriesThere will be judging for the Best Decorated Cake, Best Dessert and Best Candy for professionals and other categories such as Best Decorated Cake and Most Creative Dessert for amateurs. There is even a Amateur Youth Division.

But…the best part of the whole thing is… yep, eating chocolate. Mounds and mounds of it. Take Tums with you.

For info on getting tickets, click here. Like them on Facebook for up-to-date info.

And, yes, technically you can walk to this one from our inn, but you may not be able to walk home. There is plenty of parking at the convention center, for free! And if you can’t make it to Eureka for that weekend but want to celebrate Valentine’s with your loved one, don’t forget we are running a 3-day special here at Bridgeford House:  book the 14th, 15th, and 16th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) and receive the 3rd night free AND your own little box of local chocolates AND a free wine tasting at Keel’s Creek Winery. Either weekend is SWEET!

Warmest regards,

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

Voulez-Vous Lounge – Part of the Nightlife!

January 7th, 2013

If you are here in Eureka looking for some great nightlife, look no further than the Voulez-Vous Lounge in the historic downtown. Directly below the New Orleans Hotel, this swanky and sexy bar provides a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, with a wide variety of musical events. It has lots of room, with some of the seating on cushy couches. There’s a huge bar with a lot of specialty cocktails and champagnes, cognacs, scotches, and wines, many that you would not find elsewhere. Their staff is always dressed up in burlesque-type clothes, so you feel like you’ve gone back to a much bawdier time.

voulez vous

French food – to die for! Crepes and croissants, hummus and cheese plates. What more could you ask for: good food, good drinks and good music, which all add up to a wonderful time! Check out the video below of their first night open – if you look hard enough, you can see a couple of clips of us in there! And, yep, easy to walk to from our place.

Warmest regards,

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

Chicken & Cheese Lasagna Roll-ups – It’s What’s for Dinner!

December 23rd, 2012

Instead of a breakfast recipe, how about a great dinner dish this time? Enjoy!

3 cups chopped or shredded chicken*
1 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/4 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/8 tsp white pepper
8 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
2 cups Spaghetti sauce (I make my own but you can use store-bought)

In medium bowl, combine chicken, cheese, milk and pepper. Spread 1/2 cup mixture on each lasagna noodle; roll jelly-roll fashion. In a 9- by 13-inch baking dish, spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce. Arrange lasagna rolls, seam-side down in sauce in baking dish. Top with remaining sauce. Cover and bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until hot.

*Shredded chicken ahead of time:

Put 3-4 chicken breasts in crock pot with 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and a 1/2 tsp garlic powder. Cook on low at least 3-4 hours, until tender and falling apart. Fork apart – can divide into freezer bags and keep for future use.

Warmest regards,

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

Gourmet Eureka

December 16th, 2012

Many of you know that we have great shopping in downtown Eureka Springs. It’s a rare person that doesn’t buy something when they visit our beautiful downtown historic area. But one of our favorite stores is Gourmet Eureka which has such a variety of kitchen items that you’ll spend hours in there. They have an assortment of coffees, teas and jams and jellies.

Gourment Eureka in Eureka Springs, ARThey’ve got marinades, sauces and dips and wonderful regional cookbooks. They’ve got spices, sauces, soups and dip mixes. They even have gourmet items for dogs! Sophie loves their stuff – and often guests will buy treats for her and bring them back to the B&B. Once she’s gotten a taste, she always wants us to take her shopping down there.

If you can’t make it to Eureka, you can also shop online. But, of course, you know it’s much more fun to come, stay and play while you’re here. We are within walking distance of Gourmet Eureka, so if you do end up buying any of their candies and cookies, you’ll walk the calories off!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!

Warmest regards,

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

 

2013 Winter, New Year’s and Valentine’s Specials

December 9th, 2012

Well, it’s finally starting to wind down, the hustle and bustle, the concerts and car weekends, Bikes, Blues and BBQ – you name it, Eureka Springs has it. But there’s a special season not many folks know about – the “secret season”. That’s the one where there aren’t tons of people here and lots of noise from the many visitors. It’s the one where you can just enjoy some down time, reading a book, working a jigsaw puzzle, playing games with your best friend, watching a movie while chowing down on some popcorn, but you get somebody else to cook for you and clean up after you – it’s the off season! Eureka is still very much open in the off-season, which is mid-December through mid-March. There are a few restaurants that do close for an extended period, but those are few. We have so many restaurants here for a town of 2200 that there is always somewhere good to eat. Shops are open and the town is still one of the loveliest to walk around in. Our winter’s are mild, so the chance of getting stuck here due to snow is unlikely (and ice even less likely!) so there’s no excuse -

PLUS

we’re offering a great winter discount this year! Book one night with us Sunday through Thursday and you get one night free! If you want to come over the weekend, book one night and you can get the second night for 50% off! That does include all our amenities and our usual full-size breakfast and afternoon treats, so there’s really no reason to look elsewhere, we’ve got it all! (Not good for New Year’s or Valentine’s – see those specials below!)

Yes, we do have special deals for New Year’s and Valentine’s this year, since they both fall mid-week. For New Year’s, stay three nights, including New Year’s Eve, and receive one of those three nights for free! Plus we are providing a complimentary bottle of champagne in each room on New Year’s to ring in 2013.

For Valentine’s Day, stay 3 nights (2/14, 2/15 & 2/16) and receive the 3rd night free! A complimentary box of locally-made chocolates will be waiting for you in your room as well.

So come join us – soak in a Jacuzzi, have a picnic in front of the fire with your loved one or just nap – all the things you wish you had time for during the summer months but never seem to happen you can make time for now, you just have to get away from all those obligations. Come stay at the Bridgeford House and enjoy some peace.

Warmest regards,

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

EurekaGras Mardi Gras!

December 2nd, 2012

You can’t find a better MardiGras celebration north of New Orleans than what we produce right here in Eureka Springs! Organized by tried and true New Orleans transplants, EurekaGras is the real thing, with an activity-packed schedule, from January 5th to February 12th, 2013.

Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast Enjoys EurekaGras!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is truly a New Orleans style Mardi Gras setting in the beautiful Ozarks within the Downtown area of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This event, in its seventh year, has grown phenomenally and is now deep rooted in the Victorian Town with up and down curly-Q streets. The Krewe of Krazo, OZARK spelled backwards, welcomes visitors and locals -” Laissez les bon temps Rouler”, Let the Good Times Roll!
If you like to party, love to watch people, and just generally love to have a good time, plan a visit to Eureka Springs during one of these MardiGras events. You can walk to almost everything from our place!
Warmest regards,
Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Best Christmas Present Ever – A Gift Certificate from the Bridgeford House B&B!

November 18th, 2012

Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificate

Okay, it’s definitely sneaking up on us, so you know you’re going to have to start buying your Christmas presents soon, for all your loved ones. Why not make it easy on yourself and buy something you know they will love and will remember fondly for a very long time? Buy them a gift certificate to the Bridgeford House! We have them available in just about every denomination, so it’s an easy fit for any budget.

Just give us a call – or buy them online, but do it soon, so that’s one more thing that’s crossed off your list!

Warmest regards,

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

The 6th Annual B&B Sweet Treats Cookie Tour

November 11th, 2012

Polish up your sweet tooth because it’s that time again – the annual holiday Sweet Treats Cookie Tour is coming, Saturday, December 8th, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sponsored by BABIES (Bed and Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs), of which we are a proud member, this event includes a tour of all nine inns of the organization (all dressed to the nines – get it? – for the holidays), as well as samples of the two treats that are baked at each inn, especially for you.

Bed and Breakfast Inns of Eureka Springs

Tickets are $20 per person (and you can call us to reserve yours) AND tickets are included in our own personal Sweet Treats Tour Package at our inn if you decide you’d like to experience what it’s like to stay at one of these glorious Victorian inns (lodging is not a requirement!):

* 2 nights stay in one of our lovely bed and breakfast rooms (some have Jacuzzis and fireplaces)
* Full 4-course gourmet breakfast each morning
* 2 tickets for the Sweet Treats Tour
* 2 all-day trolley tickets to ride to most inns
* 2 keepsake Christmas ornaments
* 2 cookie samplings and recipes at our inn
* Hot Chocolate here at the Bridgeford House

Package price for two: $314-454, depending on room, two night minimum on packages.

In addition, your ticket will allow you to enter BABIES’ giveaway contest for a chance to win one of three $100 gift certificates, good at any of the Sweet Treats Cookie Tour participating inns.

So call today – here’s your chance to see nine beautiful Victorian inns in all their Christmas finery (you know you always wanted to see the insides of these Painted Ladies!) and get your fill of sugar. Yes, it’s like Trick or Treat in December!

Christmas at the Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast

And, of course, we’ll have Sophie here to greet you.

Warmest regards,

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

Eureka Springs Food and Wine Festival-2012

November 4th, 2012

If you’re in the area this next week, November 7-11th, come join us for the Food and Wine Festival!

Enjoy fabulous wines and exceptional food at some of Eureka’s finest restaurants:  DeVito’s, The Grand Tavern, Cottage Inn, Garden Bistro, and Ermilio’s, just to name a few. You can also enjoy special events such as winery tours and tank tasting, French cuisine cooking classes, special art showings, and an open house at Eureka’s newest winery, Railway Winery.

This is truly a unique weekend festival in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas, when the weather is gorgeous (and right now there is still tons of fall color left on the trees!), there is food and plenty of wine to be consumed, and it’s close enough to Christmas to start shopping! So make your plans now, or mark your calendar for next year, because this is a special festival not to be missed! We certainly enjoy this event and we know you will, too!

Warmest regards,

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

Candlelight Tour of Homes

October 28th, 2012

Mark your calendars, December 1, 2012, is the 30th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes, hosted by the Eureka Springs Preservation Society. Tour times are 3-8 p.m. and worth every penny of the $20 ticket price ($15 if you buy in advance). Ten wonderful homes will be featured this year, all lavishly dressed in holiday finery and featuring all the wonderful historic architecture that Eureka Springs is known for. You will find the town dolled up in the wonderful Christmas spirit, with Victorian-dressed docents, Christmas carolers and a good amount of goodies and drink at each stop.

Check out pics from tours past:

Come see us here at the Bridgeford House Bed & Breakfast while you’re here – we have rooms available and are usually very close to the tour, often within walking distance -  and sometimes on our street!

Warmest regards,

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

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