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
  • Introduction

    Cliff Cottage - Eureka Springs, Arkansas Cliff Cottage Inn is the only B&B inn in the heart of Eureka Springs' Historic Downtown just 17 steps down to Main Street shops and restaurants. No need to walk almost a mile to get downtown, to wait for public trams or to drive around and around hunting for paid parking -- you have your own off-street parking space at the inn and you can easily walk to everything.

    Five beautifully restored historic cottages, with lots of privacy and space for your getaway to this quaint Victorian village.

    Now in its third decade with the same founding innkeeper, the inn specializes  in providing a romantic ambiance for special occasions - birthdays, anniversaries, honeymoons or just time to enjoy each other away from the hustle-bustle of the real world,

    Cliff Cottage Inn is the only B&B in Eureka Springs inducted into TripAvisor's prestigious "Hall of Fame" for being awarded five years in a row their "Certificate of Excellence" for the high level of service and hospitality the inn is known for and continues to provide to guests. There are over 300 reviews on TripAdvisor applauding Cliff Cottage Inn, which was also named TripAdvisor's #1 Most Popular B&B in Eureka Springs.

    There are two elegant luxurious private-entrance jacuzzi suites in each of three houses all side by side in this exquisite location. These are not tiny bedrooms in someone's house... each suite has its own living room to relax in where you can enjoy the award-winning full-gourmet breakfasts that the inn's elf delivers each morning to your suite.

    Guests enjoy private balconies, decks or porches, complimentary wine or Champagne chilled and waiting in your fridge, in-room beverage bars with coffee/teas/hotchocolate/chai. The inn also has two stand-alone tastefully restored cottages with private outdoor hottubs and fully-equipped kitchens, both overlooking the village and just steps away from all the neat shops and restaurants. (Breakfast not provided to cottages with kitchens.)

    Emily Dickinson Suite at the Cliff Cottage in Eureka Springs, AR

    Innkeeper Sandra learned to cook on an 18th-century woodburning stove while living several years in France.She incorporates a lot of French recipes into the breakfasts which guests rave about. She has been a guest chef on a CBS-TV cooking show and her 288-page cookbook-memoir is a favorite souvenir with guests. It includes all her original recipes as well as stories of the seven years she spent sailing her 35-foot hot pink sailboat alone in the Pacific before coming to Arkansas to open her inn. 

    In 2009, Sandra married  a wonderful fellow, Carl Rohne (from St. Louis) and he can often be seen chatting with guests about the history of the area. Carl earned his Ph.D in Medieval European History from USC and a Masters in History and Political Science from Stanford and as a medievalist, has had a stimulating time as  professor at Southern Methodist University.

    Sandra and Carl take great delight in helping guests plan fun things to do while they are in Eureka Springs, whether it is a pampering experience at one of the many day spas, an afternoon cruise on Beaver Lake, an early-morning fishing expedition on the White River (Sandra will  even share her secret fishing holes with you!), a carriage ride around the Historic Downtown, or a leisurely stroll through Lake Leatherwood Park, the second largest in-city park in America (just a few minutes' drive from the inn). The innkeeper is happy to make Passion Play, Hoedown or Music Show reservations for you, as well.

    Cliff Cottage Inn jacuzzi

    Cliff Cottage Inn also offers to overnight guests an Elopement Package for the bride and groom and a maximum of four guests with the ceremony set in either the inn's Great Room in front of a pink marble fireplace and surrounded by antiques, or in the inn's gardens or even next to one of the inn's caves!

    If you wish an unforgettable getaway in beautiful surroundings, search no more! Call Cliff Cottage Inn and let the inn's elf arrange everything for your stress-free and rejuvenating escape to Eureka Springs!

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Sandra for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Cliff Cottage Inn, with five individual cottages, specializes in offering elegant suites with lots of space and privacy for couples celebrating an anniversary, birthday, honeymoon or seeking a respite from the hurry-scurry life back home.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Travelers love our location -- we are the only B&B inn in the very heart of Eureka's Historic Downtown(as opposed to the Historic District which can be over a mile-walk to get to downtown). Guests arrive, park in their pre-assigned space and walk down 17 steps to Main Street and all the neat shops, restaurants, galleries and clubs. Cliff Cottage Inn is the only inn with an elf that delivers full-gourmet breakfasts to each suite and pops complimentary Champagne or white wine into the suite mini-fridge.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Visitors come here for a step-back-in-time experience -- the entire downtown is on the National Historic Registry with its beautiful Victorian architecture and 52 springs. The downtown where we are located also features exqusite shops and fabulous restaurants, all just a stone's throw from the inn.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    The inn, now in its third decade under the artistic hand of its founding innkeeper, receives compliments from guests for the fine service, exquisite breakfasts (Sandra learned to cook on an 18th-century wood-burning stove in the south of France), excellent location and fascinating and eclectic décor.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    That a town of 2,000 can have so many fabulous restaurants and festivals

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    There are many attractions to amuse and entertain visitors including the Passion Play, Music Shows, Horseback Excursions, Canoe Trips down the White River, Bass-fishing/boating on Beaver Lake, the famous Cosmic Caverns, and much more. We email to all our guests as soon as they book a complete list of all the "Fun Things To Do". We also offer full concierge service to help guests make plans for the time they are with us.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Everything is within walking distance and this is the reason guests love staying at Cliff Cottage Inn.For those who like to stroll, the inn provides info on easy walking trails right around the inn.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    The inn has six large suites with Jacuzzis in 3 separate houses and 2 stand-alone cottages with outdoor hot tubs.

    Do you accept pets?

    Regrettably, the inn is not able to accept pets or small children.

  • Eureka Springs Weddings, Honeymoons, Anniversary Celebrations, and Vow Renewals

    Cliff Cottage Inn Wedding

    Cliff Cottage Inn offers one of the most intimate settings for weddings, elopement ceremonies, and renewal of vows among all Eureka Springs wedding locations.

    We can perform ceremonies for the bride and groom and up to four guests in our Great Room complete with cathedral ceiling, heirloom antiques and original art - a very romantic and elegant setting especially in cooler weather when there's a fire burning in our pink marble fireplace. Or yo might prefer to have the ceremony out on our deck tucked into the three-story high rock bluff behind the Inn, next to a fountain.

    Elopement Ceremony Package

    Our Elopement Ceremony Package includes the use of our facilities, the minister and the photographer who takes photos throughout the ceremony and two nights in a queen Jacuzzi suite. Optional Extras    include a fresh-flower hand-tied nosegay bride's bouquet and matching boutonniere, Champagne for the couple to toast each other and a miniature wedding cake for the bridge & groom to share a bite and then take back to their luxury suite for midnight snacking.

    No Marriage License? We Can Help

    The Court House is directly below Cliff Cottage Inn, just 17 steps away so you can easily walk back down after your ceremony to drop off the signed license.  If it is still office hours, they will validate it right there and give it back to you. The courthouse number is 479-253-8646.Courthouse hours are 8:30 AM to 4:15PM, Monday - Friday and 10:00 AM to 1:00PM Saturdays (Be sure to call the Court House ahead if you want to get the license on a Saturday because sometimes, holidays affect their Saturday hours.). Bring picture I.D. for both parties (drivers licenses will do) and both of you must be present to obtain your marriage license. You pay the courthouse for the license, cash only. Cliff Cottage Inn's minister has the required Arkansas license to perform your ceremony and has married over 800 couples at the inn in the past 21 years.

    Whether You're Planning a Wedding, Elopement Ceremony, or Romantic Getaway, Cliff Cottage Inn is the Perfect Place To Start or Celebrate Your Life Together.

  • Fun Things to Do

    Cliff Cottage Inn - Luxury B&B Suites & Historic Cottages, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, extras

    Optional Extras: a Better Deal for Guests

    The Inn's elf is happy to set up any of the following "Optional Extras" for guests. (We've found over the years that our guests were actually losing money on packages as there are no refunds for portions of a package that you don't use, for whatever reason, like weather, etc. For example, if the package includes a carriage ride or Passion Play tickets and it is pouring down rain, you don't get a refund on that portion of the package because it was all bundled together as a package.  Also, maybe a package contains a coupon for an Italian restaurant and you get here and find out that one of the best restaurants in Arkansas is just down the street from our inn. Again, you've lost money on the package. So, our elf offers you "Optional Extras" -- you pay the vendor direct for most of the items and we can always cancel once you get here if you decide you want to do something else. It's a win-win situation!)

    Cliff Cottage Inn's Elf Offers these Optional Extras

    • Spa Treatments including  Massages and  facials
    • Small Elopement Weddings/Vow Renewals
    • Reservations to the Passion Play & Living Bible Tour
    • Reservations to the Music Show or Hoedown
    • Canoe trips down the White River
    • Guided fishing excursions on Beaver Lake
    • Horseback Excursions
    • Discounted Golf Outings at Kings River Golf Course
    • Long-stemmed Red Pillow Rose or Dozen Roses
    • Victorian Bouquet in vase
    • Special Occasion Cake - Birthday, Anniversary, etc.

    When you stay at Cliff Cottage Inn, you've got Eureka on a string!