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

“Top 25 Arkansas Picture-Perfect Getaways” 25 May 2016, 5:16 pm

Cliff Cottage Inn added to its long list of awards and accolades yet another one for its breakfasts.  In a recent on-line article from Only in Arkansas, “Twenty Five Ways to Have the Most Picture-Perfect Arkansas Weekend”, Cliff Cottage Inn was featured #6 for its famous award-winning gourmet breakfasts. It was the only inn mentioned in the food category     The inn’s delivered-to-your-suite breakfasts are great guest pleasers and the inn’s elves take tremendous pride in preparing and serving what are considered the best B&B “start the day” breakfasts to be found anywhere. The award-winning breakfasts were also recently named as “Best B&B Breakfast in the USA” by Mike’s Roadtrip site.

Innkeeper Sandra is now in her second decade of creating culinary masterpieces at the inn. She learned to cook on an 18th-century woodburning stove while living in a historic villa in the south of France where she had earned her degree.  Says Sandra, “It was quite a challenge cooking on that stove using firewood and attempting to get the proper temperatures. I was especially proud of the day I mastered baking pies from fruit I picked from my orchard there.”
Many of Sandra’s original recipes are available in her cookbook-memoir, A Cook’s Tour of Epicuria…One Woman’s Adventures, available at the inn. The recipes are easy to follow and Sandra assures guests who purchase a copy of her book that she gives online support “if a recipe is coming out a bit wierd”.

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Cliff Cottage Inn Receives TripAdvisor 2016 Excellence Award 25 May 2016, 3:55 pm

    Cliff Cottage Inn has just been awarded TripAdvisor’s 2016 Certificate of Excellence.
     This is the 6th year in a row the inn has received this prestigious recognition.   According to TripAdvisor, Cliff Cottage Inn “has been recognized for its superior service” to guests.
  It is always great fun for the Cliff Cottage elves to see what our guests have to say about their stays. That guests are overwhelmingly pleased with the inn’s accommodations and especially with the delivered gourmet breakfasts makes being innkeepers just that much more rewarding.
Thank you, TripAdvisor, and a special “thank you” to our many return guests!

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Memorial Weekend promises lots of fun 24 May 2016, 5:01 pm

This is the final weekend of the 2016 May Fine Arts Festival in downtown Eureka Springs. Now is your chance to have a fun time browsing through all the shops and galleries for nifty treasures.  Saturday night, the galleries downtown will all be open for the Gallery Stroll from 6pm to 9pm and exhibiting artists will be on hand to share about their work. Some galleries are offering wine and cheese and other snacks. This is a great chance to pick up some fabulous art by our now famous Eureka Springs artists!  All the restaurants downtown will be serving up a storm with a huge assortment of selections to please every palate. Or maybe you just might enjoy grazin’ around town or sitting in one of our many cafes enjoying a liquid libation as you people watch. There will be a continuing slide shown on the bandshell of the Basin Park all day featuring one of our local artists. And if music is your thing, Eureka Springs has 21 venues including restaurants, cafes and clubs, who will be providing a wide range of music to entertain you. Chelsea’s always has an exciting line-up of bands and musicians as does Pied Piper/Cat House Lounge. If you’re into dancing, Eureka Live has the largest dance floor in town.So dig out those dancin’ shoes and call us for a front-row seat to enjoy all the frivolity!  We still have several suites available for this weekend and our elf will be delivering our award-winning breakfast right to your suite. If you prefer one of our cottages with fully-equipped kitchen and hot tub, we’ll provide you with a list of our favorite breakfast eateries as breakfast is not provided to the cottages with kitchens. Call us now, 479-253-7409, and our elf will pull out of our wine cave a complimentary bottle of Champagne or white wine to have ready and waiting in your fridge when you arrive!. Let the fun begin.


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Cliff Cottage Inn Gourmet Breakfast Featured 13 May 2016, 7:16 am

A recent on-line article from Only in Arkansas entitled “Twenty Five Ways to Have the Most Picture Perfect Arkansas Weekend” featured one of our famous award-winning gourmet breakfasts from Cliff Cottage Inn. Our delivered-to-your-door breakfasts are great guest pleasers and the elves of Cliff Cottage take tremendous pride in preparing and serving what we think are the best B&B “start the day” repasts to be found anywhere.
.6. Have brunch with your loved ones.
This picture perfect tray comes from Cliff Cottages in Eureka Springs.

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Great Jazz in Eureka Springs’ Basin Park, May14 11 May 2016, 3:39 pm

Fayetteville’s Block Street Hot Club will perform gypsy jazz in the Basin Park Band shell on Saturday, from 11am to 1pm.Then, from 4pm to 5:30pm and from 6pm to 7:30pm. internationally-recognized saxophonist and flutist Bryan Savage will take the Basin Park bandshell stage. Basin Park is right downtown just a few minutes’ walk from Cliff Cottage Inn. Go early if you wish a seat as seating is limited.
Also in the park from 11am to 6pm will be members of the Weavers Guild, the Potters Guild and the Plein Air Painters, all creating art throughout the day. You can watch these skilled artists and craftspeople up close as they demonstrate their mastery of materials and techniques.Booths will feature textiles, jewelry, painting, sculpture and fine wood designs.
All the galleries downtown will be open Saturday from 6pm to 9pm for Gallery Stroll and the exhibiting artists will be on hand to share about their work. Some galleries will be serving vino and cheese.

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First Annual Rosé Wine Festival, May 6,7,8 Eureka Springs 28 Apr 2016, 12:04 pm

Your Eureka Springs entertainment buffs, the Cliff Cottage Inn elves, recommend our newest festival – the First Annual Nuit Rosé. Most of the restaurants, bars and wineries participating are just a few steps from Cliff Cottage Inn. All of the venues with be offering Rosé flights, tastings and pairings. Many of the restaurants will be offering special tasting menus that complement the qualities of the fine rosé wines chosen for this this special town-wide event. Some of the participating establishments include Le Stick Nouveau, DeVito’s of Eureka Springs, Grand Taverne, The Stone House, KJ’s Caribe, Keels Creek Winery and the Railway Winery. All participants will be serving rosé wine by the glass and bottle. To find out more about the festival, visit Facebook: Nuits Rosé Eureka Springs, and be sure and check out the invidividual restuarants’ websites for more information about their planned special menus.

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Cliff Cottage Inn named One of Dream Vacation Magazine’s “Best BandB Romantic Getaways” 20 Apr 2016, 10:27 am

Cliff Cottage Inn’s elves are thrilled that the Inn has just been named to the list of Arkansas’ Best B&B Romantic Getaways by Dream Vacations Magazine.
Emily Dickinson Suite’s bedroom in The Artist’s Cottage
As the magazine said in awarding this distinction: “When the entire city (Eureka Springs) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its almost fairy tale-like Victorian beauty, you can expect quite a few treasures. Cliff Cottage Inn is so magnificently preserved and renovated that you will feel as if you’ve been transported to the romantic Victorian era of horse carriages and damsels in distress. It is a dreamy place for a romantic getaway or even an elopement.”
We are very proud of the inn’s luxurious accommodations, which range from beautifully restored and elegantly furnished suites in our three contiguous historic houses to our stand-alone cottage  featuring a private hot tub  on a deck overlooking downtown. The Individual cottage has a fully equipped kitchen for whipping up your own exquisite meals while all our private entry suites include an award-winning sumptuous gourmet breakfast delivered by the Inn’s elf each morning right to your suite. All include a complimentary bottle of vino or bubbly chilled and waiting in your fridge.
 When you want to indulge in some sightseeing or some seriously fine dining and shopping, Cliff Cottage Inn is just 17 steps above Main Street and all the best dining, shopping and entertainment.


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Cliff Cottage Inn Loves May Festival of the Arts 17 Apr 2016, 3:44 pm

     Cliff Cottage Inn’s elves announce that  May 1 begins the month-long celebration of the ARTS in Eureka Springs.  This 29thAnnual May Arts Festival will feature dozens of  special exhibits, artist’s receptions and demonstrations, free music in Basin Spring Park, and Gallery Strolls downtown every May Saturday evening from 6 to 9pm. Most galleries on the Stroll offer complimentary wine and snacks.  And all this fun is just a few steps away from Cliff Cottage Inn!
     The festival kicks into high gear on Saturday, May 7 at 2pm with Eureka’s famous ArtRageous Parade winding through the Victorian streets of our charming village. You can even sit on your suite’s private porch at the inn sipping coffee or vino while you watch the parade below. Eurekans always love a parade and the ArtRageous parade is one of our very best and wackiest! Watch for Innkeepers Carl and Sandra in their vintage Alfa Romeo Spider, tossing out candy!
     Musical highlights of the Festival include the May 8 Mother’s Day concert by John Two-Hawks from 2 to 4pm in the City Auditorium. Mothers get in free, others can purchase tickets at the door.  Another is the May 14th Ozarks Chorale concert, 7 to 9pm in the City Auditorium with tickets available at the door (
     For those interested in the literary arts, the annual “Books In Bloom Literary Festival” will again be held May 15th, noon to 5pm at the Crescent Hotel (
     One of the grand highlights of  the month’s focus on all things artistic is the annual White Street Studio Walk on Friday, May 20th from 4pm to about 10pm. Artists in many media (including Zeek Taylor, Eleanor Lux and Mary Springer) will open their White Street galleries to visitors for special demonstrations and some great conversation about creating objects of lasting beauty. Many other artists will have their displays set up along White Street sidewalks for you to enjoy and hopefully take home something uniquely “Eurekan”.
     May 22-26 will bring to town the First Inaugural Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival, hosting paint-outs at scenic locations all around Eureka Springs. Visit or call 479-253-5384 for info. Any artist who finishes a painting of Cliff Cottage will receive a 10% discount on a stay during the Plein Air Festival! Call 479-253-7409 for reservations.
   Staying with us at Cliff Cottage Inn will ensure that you are right in the middle of all the activities for this remarkable month. Located in the very Heart of the Historic Downtown/Restaurant District, Cliff Cottage Inn is just 17 steps down to main Street and all the best shops, restaurants, galleries, and music venues.

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Mysteries including the Nazca Lines will be discussed at Eureka Springs UFO Conference 4 Apr 2016, 11:28 am

April 8th – April 10th 29th Annual UFO Conference
Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, Hwy 62, Eureka Spring
According to organizers, the 29th Annual UFO Conference promises to bring thought-provoking new information about the other worlds around us. For registration and full schedule of events visit Single tickets to speakers will be available for purchase at the door.

Innkeepers Carl and Sandra are looking forward to attending the talk by one of the conference keynote speakers, Erich von Daniken, who will discuss many mysteries including the Nazca Lines in the Nazca desert of Peru which Carl and Sandra explored in 2011. The innkeepers took an 8-hour bus ride across the Nazca Desert in Peru to get to the amazing site of this series of ancient geoglyphs. Once on location, they went up in a private plane to survey these incredible drawings in the desert sand. Each drawings is almost as big as a football field, including one of a monkey, another of a dog, a fish and an astronaut as well as many more. Among other mysteries, von Daniken will discuss similar designs found on other continents. All over the world, humans have created gigantic pictures of such enormous size that they can only be seen from the air. Nazca guides told Carl and Sandra that many who have dedicated their lives to studying these lines believe they were created as maps for extra-terrestrial spaceships which they also say landed in the area. Daniken will display photographs taken over Nazca which have never been published before. He believes the designs on Earth have to do with old writings.

Born in Zofingen, Switzerland, Erich von Däniken was educated at the College St-Michel in Fribourg, where, as a student, he studied ancient holy writings. He wrote his first book, Chariots of the Gods, an immediate bestseller in the United States and Germany, and later in 38 other countries. Sandra read the book when it first came out and put the Nazca Lines on her “bucket list”.

Conference organizers shared that in the United States, Erich von Däniken won instant fame as a result of the television special “In Search of Ancient Astronauts,” based upon his first book. In 1993, the German television station SAT-1 started a twenty-five part TV series with and by Erich von Däniken, entitled “Auf den Spuren der All-Mächtigen” (Pathways of the Gods). In 1996, the ABC Television Network produced a one-hour special, filmed all over the world, entitled “Chariots of the Gods – The Mysteries Continue,” which was first broadcast in America on September 26, 1996. ABC produced another documentary with Erich von Däniken on the Discovery Channel. In Germany, the biggest TV network, RTL, showed the film on November 26, 1996. 7.7 million viewers in Germany alone watched the program. In February 2001 the British Television Network Channel followed up with a biography of Erich von Däniken which has since aired all over the world.

Keynote Speaker von Däniken will explore a multitude of mysteries from ancient civilizations of the past, including the inscriptions on the Temple of Edfu in Egypt and its comparisons with the Second Book of the Kings in the Bible, the newest discoveries inside the great pyramid itself, the sarcophagus of Sekhemkhet of the 3rd dynasty of ancient Egypt, and a new translation of a 4300-year-old Sumerian text proving Extraterrestrial contact. In his lecture, Erich von Däniken will pose the following questions and more: was there a war in the heavens? Did Extra-terrestrials have sex with humans? Why should ETs look similar to us? Are we the offspring of an Extraterrestrial species? Did the gods create the humans “in their own image?” If so, which gods? And what about the distances between the stars – is it even possible to travel throughout the universe?

Von Daniken will also be featured speaker at the April 4th – April 7th 11th Annual Ozark Mountain Transformation Conference, also to be held at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center A unique metaphysical and spiritual gathering with a psychic fair, both conferences are open to the public. For more information on either conference contact: Shonda Garrison @ 479-738-2348 or

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Eureka Springs first-ever Morel Mushroom Fest April 16 27 Mar 2016, 1:48 pm

Cliff Cottage Inn’s elves think this new festival about to sprout is really going to be fun! Eureka Springs Morel Mushroom Festival will take place Sat., April 16, 9am to 4pm, at Pine Mountain Village up on Hwy. 62East.

The festival will be just a few minutes drive from Cliff Cottage Inn or you can catch the trolley. The Morel Festival will offer seminars from 9 to 11am on a wide variety of morel-related topics, including the study of fungi, safety guidelines, ethical foraging for mushrooms, as well as proper cleaning and cooking of morels.

There will also be cook-off between local restaurants as well as a bluegrass band (Missouri Breaks) performing during the cook-off.

A guided hunt for morels at a secret location is scheduled for 1:00 pm and will be lead by an experienced local mushroom hunter. The cost for the hunt is $5.00. All other festival events are free and there’s plenty of free parking.

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