Cliff Cottage Inn - Luxury B&B Suites & Historic Cottages

40-42 Armstrong Road Heart Of Historic Downtown, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Innkeeper(s): S. C. Smith

February Fun in Eureka Springs 3 Feb 2016, 2:40 pm

For all of our guests coming to share the fun of Eureka in February, below are some of the highlight events for the first two weeks in That Most Romantic Month!

February 4th–Jokers Masquerade Ball
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center
Its Mardi Gras Eureka style! A fabulous COSTUME BALL that fills the Eureka Springs Convention Center up behind the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks on Hwy 62. There is a Royal Mini-Parade, Buffet, Dancing, and Costume Contest as part of that evening. For more information and tickets visit

February 6th–Eureka Gras Day Parade. This is Mardi Gras, Eureka style. Of course, Eufreakans toss out a lot more beads than they do in N’awlins!! Come join the fun. Parade rolls at 2:00PM through downtown, and in the evening, Eureka offers a fabulous Eureka Springs Mardi Gras Mayor’s Ball at 7pm, in the Basin Park Hotel Ballroom. This is a highlight of the social caldendar and features:
Melonlight Dance partnering with the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce to host a truly hot Mardi Gras event featuring New Orleans traditions with a Hollywood twist. Show up ready for the red carpet and walk the runway for the Mask Walk-Off – awards will be presented in three categories of costuming: Sexiest, Funniest and Avant-Garde. Be fabulous and dress in the colors of the evening: black, silver, gold, and red. Enjoy DJ Testube with vocalist Opal Agafia and surprise performances by Melonlight Dance Ensemble. Cocktails. Hors d’oeuvres. Beads. Fashion. Fun. For more information and tickets contact: Melonlight Dance (720-278-5672) or Chamber of Commerce (479-253-8737) or visit

February 9th–Fat Tuesday King Cake Ball
5:30 pm St. Elizabeth Parish Center.Cocktail Bar and Fresh Oyster Bar open at 5:30pm. Live music by northwest Arkansas’ favorite jazz band, Naturally Brass, will entertain during the cocktail hour. The Grand Procession of Eureka Gras Mardi Gras’ Royal Court begins at 6:30pm. The procession ends with a lively second line umbrella dance for everyone, led by the 2016 Mardi Gras King and Queen!
Dinner service will begin immediately following the second line dance and will feature such authentically Cajun dishes as boudin balls, Father Shaun’s crawfish-corn bisque, Cajun cole slaw, and crusty French bread.
This ball is usually a sell-out, so get your tickets early by calling Rod at 479-253-4503 or 479-253-8864. Tickets are $40 per person and are on sale now.

February 13th–12th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival & Emporium
10:00 am – 3:00 pm Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. See our earlier blog for more details of this fun event for chocoholics! Be sure to get there early before all the chocolate goodies are gone!

February 18th–Magic Men-Live!
7:00 pm , The Auditorium
Introducing MAGIC MEN® LIVE! Experience a fab ladies night with a brand new, high energy, crowd interactive show that has captivated women of all ages! Perfect for girls night out, a fun bachelorette party, birthday celebration or just for a great evening of fun! For more info/tickets visit Show starts @ 7:00PM. Box office will open by 6:30PM. Pick up tickets @ the box office the night of the show.

Valentines and Chocolate! 27 Jan 2016, 9:52 pm

Hi! Here’s a heads-up on a fun event to be held during the Valentine/President Weekend. Last year, the event was so popular, they ran out of chocolate goodies before the closing time so if you are planning to attend, go early and enjoy!
12th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival & Emporium
February 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
A complete world of chocolate appreciation will be featured at the 12th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival and Emporium. Lovers of the rich concoction will find candy, cakes, cookies, ice cream, and more. Chocolate novelty items including body products will be available from a variety of vendors who will be showing and demonstrating their many wares while offering chocolate take-home samples to attendees. Suppliers at the chocolate fest range from organic, to household brand names, to select boutique labels.
For the VICL (Very Important Chocolate Lover) there will be a VIP section that will include true chocolatiers, multiple dipping fountains and wine pairing and tastings provided by some of our finest Arkansas wineries. Festival goers who opt for this package will also receive a commemorative wine glass. A highlight of this year’s festival will be several contests in both amateur and professional categories that will be judged by our celebrity judges. All of these fun events will take place at Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center from 10:00AM-3:00PM.
For tickets prices and more information contact Terry @ or 479-253-8737 or visit

We have several suites and a cottage still available for the fun-filled Valentine’s weekend. Stay close to all the activities in your own luxury suite or cottage. Give us a call today to book your Valentine’s getaway, 479-253-7409.

Cliff Cottage Inn – in the Heart of the Food and Wine Fest, Nov. 12-15. 11 Nov 2015, 1:01 pm

A highlight of the Autumn season is Eureka Springs’ Annual Food and Wine Festival, featuring a galaxy of fantastic restaurants, a working winery, and a specialty olive oil emporium. Come experience the unique flavors of Eureka! Enjoy a stay at Cliff Cottage Inn right in the very heart of the restaurant district and just 17 steps from Main Street and all the vibrant excitement of the Historic Downtown.
Below is an outline of the weekend’s activities, re-posted from
November 12th (Thursday)
Wine Flights & Specials at DeVito’s of Eureka Springs
Wine Pairings & Specials at KJ’s Caribe
Wine Flights & Special Menu at Cottage Inn
Macarons & Wine Pairing at Brews
Food & Wine Specials at Grand Taverne
Chef’s select meal with wine pairings at Grotto
Wine tastings of Arkansas Wines at Keels Creek Winery
Sniffing/Tasting Tours at Fresh Harvest/The Spice Boat
November 13th (Friday)
Wine Flights & Specials at DeVito’s of Eureka Springs
Wine Pairings & Specials at KJ’s Caribe
Wine Flights & Special Menu at Cottage Inn
Food & Wine Specials at Grand Taverne
Wine flights and cheese pairings at Stone House
Macarons & Wine Pairing at Brews
Wine tastings of Arkansas Wines at Keels Creek Winery
Chef’s select meal with wine pairings at Grotto
Sniffing/Tasting Tours at Fresh Harvest/The Spice Boat
Culinary Demonstration Class with Cuisine Karen
November 14th (Saturday)
Wine Flights & Specials at DeVito’s of Eureka Springs
Wine Pairings & Specials at KJ’s Caribe
“Healthy Options for Everyday” Book Signing at Fresh Harvest
Wine Flights & Special Menu at Cottage Inn
Food & Wine Specials at Grand Taverne
Wine flights and cheese pairings at Stone House
Chef’s select meal with wine pairings at Grotto
Macarons & Wine Pairing at Brews
Special Wine Event at Keels Creek Winery
Hands-On Culinary Class with Cuisine Karen
November 15th (Sunday)
Wine Flights & Specials at DeVito’s of Eureka Springs
Wine Pairings & Specials at KJ’s Caribe
Wine Flights & Special Menu at Cottage Inn
Wine flights and cheese pairings at Stone House
Macarons & Wine Pairing at Brews
Sniffing/Tasting Tours at Fresh Harvest/The Spice Boat
Hands-On Culinary Class with Cuisine Karen

Cliff Cottage Wins Facebook Food Challenge! 26 Oct 2015, 12:43 pm

A HUGE thank you to all our guests who took time out of their busy schedules to vote for our Boston Cream Pie in the recent Facebook Food Challenge. We Won!! The elves at Cliff Cottage Inn truly appreciate this amazing outpouring of support. To help you “savor” our victory, we have published the recipe below. Enjoy!


Boston Cream Pie

3 large eggs, separated
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup cake flourFILLING:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups milk
6 large egg yolks
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons water
4 ounces (4 squares) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease 9-inch round cake pan and line with waxed paper.
Beat together the 3 egg yolks and vanilla at medium speed until blended.
Beat in half of sugar until very thick and pale.
Using clean dry beaters, beat together egg whites and salt at medium speed until very soft peaks form.
Fold yolk mixture into egg whites.
Sift flour over mixture and fold in gently. Don’t over-mix!
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until top springs back when lightly pressed, about 25 minutes.
Loosen cake by running a metal spatula around sides of pan. Invert cake onto a wire rack. Remove pan, leaving waxed paper on cake. Turn cake right side up.
Cool completely on rack.

In a saucepan, mix together sugar and flour.
Gradually whisk in milk, then egg yolks, vanilla and salt.
Bring to boil over medium heat; boil for one minute, whisking constantly.
Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl.
Press plastic wrap on surface and chill for 30 minutes.
Using a serrated knife, cut cake horizontally in half. Carefully removed waxed paper. Place bottom layer on a serving plate and spread evenly with filling.
Top with remaining cake layer.

In a saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup and water to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly until sugar has dissolved.
Remove from heat.
Add chocolate and let stand for one minute. Whisk until smooth.
Gradually, pour glaze over cake, allowing it to drip down the sides.
Let stand until glaze sets.

NOTE: Boston Cream Pie must be stored in the fridge.

Vote For Cliff Cottage’s Boston Cream Pie! 12 Oct 2015, 2:39 pm

Hi Everyone -: Our recipe for Boston Cream Pie is up for a Facebook Food Challenge. We’d love it if you would follow the link and vote before Oct. 20th and make a brief comment, even if it’s only to say you enjoy visiting Eureka Springs or even better yet, staying at Cliff Cottage Inn — they don’t count votes without comments.

Many thanks! Here’s the link to the contest:
PS For all voters, we’ll put a piece in your suite next time you stay with us! (giggle)

Rita Coolidge at the Aud – Eureka Springs 11 Oct 2015, 11:02 am


Two-time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Rita Coolidge brought her superb band to Eureka Springs to celebrate the 68th Annual Original Ozarks Folk Festival. This Eureka Springs event is the longest running folk festival in the U.S. Performing to a large and very enthusiastic crowd, Ms. Coolidge delivered beautifully styled songs from a variety of genres.A highlight of the evening was her rendition of Amazing Grace in the Cherokee language of her family, a song also recognized as the Cherokee National Anthem.

Cliff Cottage Inn is sold out for October 16 and 17 (War Eagle Craft Fair), but  still has a few suites available for the following  weekend. The  fun-filled weekend of October 22-24 features Minis in the Ozarks, a treat for those who own or love the iconic little British cars. Also featured will be  Turpentine Creek Animal Preserve’s Annual Howl-O-Ween Party on  October 24. Additionally “Anna: A Haunting Theatrical Experience” will be produced every October weekend in the historic City Auditorium, just steps from Cliff Cottage Inn.

Call the Inn’s Elf today to make sure you have a suite to enjoy Eureka Springs in all its autumn splendor.


Intrigue Theater’s Halloween Night Spectacular 30 Sep 2015, 4:25 pm

Halloween in Eureka Springs is special and Intrigue Theater is joining the fun!  They will perform their famous Halloween Show Oct. 31, 8pm in the City Auditorium just a few steps away from Cliff Cottage Inn. Premium seats (rows 1-6)are sold out but there is still open seating available.
The theme for this year’s Halloween Show is
Asylum Dolls and Walking through Walls.
Cliff Cottage Inn has a few suites still available for Halloween Weekend so call now to book and don’t miss what is shaping up to be an unforgettable Halloween in Eureka Springs! Dig out that costume and come ready to join other kindred spirits!
Famed Illusionist Sean-Paul is says this year, he will have members of the audience doing unbelievable things under a state of hypnosis. He also promises some brand new material that has been in development for years!
For details, go to or call
 855 446 8744 for tix or get them at

Fall Colors Are Coming to Eureka Springs 27 Sep 2015, 9:58 am

Sitting here on the Inn’s front porch, we are beginning to see a hint of Fall colors on the gorgeous hardwood trees that surround Cliff Cottage. Across the hollow, the trees are just beginning to turn towards their autumnal rainbow of hues, and the mornings are feeling just that little bit cooler and crisper, indicating that Fall is on its way. Autumn here in the Ozark Mountains is one of the visually most spectacular times of the year. Our magical little village is blessed with an abundance of the trees that make us a top competitor with New England for “Most Glorious Fall Colors”.
Be sure and book your suite for Eureka Springs’ Fall color display. You’ll enjoy the autumnal scene from your private porch, deck or balcony as you enjoy sipping the complimentary Champagne or white wine the elf has slipped into your mini-fridge. Call us today and get ready for one of Nature’s great shows!

Fish Are Jump’n and the Autumn is Nigh 20 Sep 2015, 11:13 am

Just got back from Beaver Lake. The Stripers are biting down deep (30 feet or so) and within about a mile of Beaver Dam.  As the water begins to cool with the approach of Fall, the bass will be moving higher. Some can even be caught now near the top early in the day, before the sun heats things up too much and some anglers have reported success running lures down around the 12-foot depth as the water warms towards mid-day.There has been some good trout fishing also in the cooler water up from Beaver Lake closer to the dam.Crappie fishing has been a bit slow, but some have been caught down in the sunken brush.

Plan a Fall fishing trip now and reserve your suite here at Cliff Cottage Inn. We’ll point you to the best fishing guides and Innkeeper Sandra knows some great “secret” fishing spots she can tell you about.

The Secret World of Artists – Up Close and Personal, September 18 and 19, 2015 16 Sep 2015, 9:37 am

This weekend, September 18 and 19,  more than 20 of Eureka Springs’ famous artists will open their studios to the public, providing a rare opportunity to meet and talk with  world-class artists and craftsmen at work on their creations. Almost every conceivable medium is represented within the Eureka Springs art community – painting, sculpture, photography, wood carving, mixed media – you name it and Eureka has it! The tour is free and studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m  on Friday, September 18, and from Noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 19. Admission is free, and a map showing studio locations is available in the Eureka Springs Fun Guide. The Studio Tour is also a great way to pick up unique, hand-crafted holiday gifts.

If you want to be in the center of the action, book a reservation with us here at Cliff Cottage Inn. We’re just 17 steps down to Main Street where the art galleries begin. We have several charming suites available for this fun-filled artistic weekend.

Give us a call today at 479-253-7409 or check out our website at We’d love to have your stay with us!