Evening Shade Inn Bed and Breakfast

3079 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Innkeeper(s): Clark & Donna Hinson
  • Introduction


    Evening Shade Inn is a Eureka Springs bed and breakfast, featuring some of Arkansas' finest luxury Jacuzzi suites and private honeymoon cottages perfect for your wedding night, anniversary, vacation or romantic getaway. Nestled among 10 acres of majestic trees, Evening Shade combines luxury, privacy, seclusion and convenience seldom found in Eureka Springs lodging.

    An appetizing full breakfast is delivered to your room when you choose so you can have breakfast at your leisure. You will truly be pampered in our Luxury Cottages and Suites. Evening Shade Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just minutes from the Historic District of downtown Eureka Springs, the Great Passion Play and between our two music shows.

    Our Eureka Springs Cottages and Luxury Suites are nestled in the woods, so peaceful and serene, yet in the heart of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. At Evening Shade Inn you will experience privacy and seclusion with the convenience and pampering of a bed and breakfast. A full breakfast is delivered to the privacy of your room each morning at a time you choose between 8:30 and 10 am. Breakfast and evening desserts are included in our rates. Our spacious cottages and suites are Adults Only, Non-Smoking and No Pets Allowed.

    Our multilevel deck and gazebo, surrounded by a wooded setting is a peaceful, beautiful place to have your wedding, renew your vows or just to relax in the serenity of the outdoors. This beautiful Historic Victorian Village of Eureka Springs, AR is an Ozark Mountain experience you don't want to miss. For an uncommon luxury bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Evening Shade Inn is the preferred choice.

    This has been a wonderful vacation experience. Evening Shade Inn is remarkable in itself! The food and hospitality is great and the amenities are also. No hotel could top your place nor the personal touch you add. We will definitely be back when we can and your place is the only place to stay! (Dale and Fran)

    Don't miss our Favorite Recipes Cookbook! We have compiled our most favorite recipes into our very own cookbook. There are over 50 recipes included that have been tried and tested many times. Be sure to pick one up when you visit or give us a call to order. It makes a great gift! Just $7 including shipping.

    A hearty, full breakfast is served in the privacy of your room at a time you choose between 8 and 10 am. You can also enjoy your breakfast on your own private deck or at the gazebo. Every room has its own private entrance and paved parking just outside your door. Each afternoon, we deliver a different delectable dessert to your room for you to enjoy as an afternoon pick-me-up or after dinner dessert. Our bed and breakfast is designed for our guests' privacy, comfort and convenience.

    Evening Shade Inn Bed & Breakfast is on the Eureka Springs Trolley route, making it convenient to park your car and travel around town. Our Bed and Breakfast is well located with restaurants within walking distance and Eureka Springs downtown shopping and attractions only minutes away. Spend your vacation at Evening Shade Inn Bed and Breakfast Suites and Cottages located in Northwest Arkansas and enjoy all of the Southern Victorian charm that Eureka Springs, Arkansas has to offer.

  • 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 Clark & Donna Hinson for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Romantic Getaways

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

    B&B luxury, pampering and amenities with more privacy than most (guest quarters in one of 4 buildings not connected to owner's building).

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

    Tourists' number 1 reason to come to Eureka Springs is a Romantic Getaway. Eureka Springs has history, art and quirkiness. Top wedding and honeymoon location in Arkansas.

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

    Over 50% of our business is repeat guests. Some have been coming for many years.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Our town is known mainly for its attractions, but the atmosphere here has to be experienced to be understood. It's a marvelous place to relax, unwind and reconnect.

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

    So much to list: Blue Springs Nature Center, Cosmic Caverns, Downtown Underground, Intrigue Theatre, Olden Days Carriage, Ozark Mountain Zipline, The Great Passion Play, Pine Mountain Theatre, Turpentine Creek, War Eagle Cavern, War Eagle Mill, Promised Land Animal Park, Second Saturday Art Gallery Stroll, Horseback Riding, Belle of the Ozarks Lake Cruise, Float and Canoe Trips, Boat Rental on Beaver Lake, Guided and Unguided Fishing Trips, Eureka Springs Farmers Market, Keels Creek Winery and Wine Tasting, Two 18-hole Golf Courses, Putt-Putt Golf and Karts, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Eureka Springs Historical Museum, Sacred Arts Center and Bible Museum at the Passion Play, Pivot Rock and Natural Bridge, Lake Leatherwood City Park (over 1600 acres and 80-acre lake), Numerous natural springs all around the city (most with beautiful landscaping and rest areas), Pea Ridge National Military Park, ES&NA Railway excursions and Dinner Train, Opera In The Ozarks (June and July), Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour, Thorncrown Chapel, Christ Of The Ozarks statue, among many others!

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Restaurants and a City Trolley Stop are within walking distance.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Autumn Breeze and Angler's restaurants are our favorites.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    EurekaSpringsChamber.com and EurekaSprings.org

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 6 suites and 2 private cottages (8 accommodations with a total capacity of 16 guests)

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets. Boarding is available at Eureka Animal Hospital or Percy's Grooming.


  • Amenities

    Our Eureka Springs Cottages and Luxury Suites are nestled in the woods, so peaceful and serene, yet in the heart of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. At Evening Shade Inn you will experience privacy and seclusion with the convenience and pampering of a bed and breakfast. A full breakfast is delivered to the privacy of your room each morning at a time you choose between 8:30 and 10 am. Breakfast and evening desserts are included in our rates. Our spacious cottages and suites are Adults Only, Non-Smoking and No Pets Allowed.

    Our Cottages and Suites include:

    • Two Person Jacuzzis With Bath Salts and Candles
    • Private Bathrooms With Tub/Shower
    • Gas Fireplaces in Cottages & Olivia, Morgan & Lauren
    • Gilchrist And Soames Luxury Bath Products
    • Ceiling Fans And Air Conditioning
    • Cable TV And VCR/DVD/CD Players
    • Free Use Of Movie Library Of Over 200 Titles
    • Cotton Bathrobes In Cottages
    • Luxury Linens Plush Towels
    • Extra King-size Blanket
    • Extra Pillows Hair
    • Dryers
    • Lighted Makeup Mirrors and Vanity Benches
    • Iron And Ironing Boards
    • Wireless Internet
    • Mini-Refrigerators With Bottled Water
    • Microwave Ovens
    • Coffee Makers Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Gourmet Teas Snacks And Popcorn
    • Peppermint Candies and Bed-Time Mints
    • Alarm Clock Radios
    • Telephone With Free Local Calls
    • Glass-Top Breakfast Table And Chairs
    • Evening Desserts Delivered to Your Cottage or Suite
    • Local Dining, Attractions and Visitors Guides
    • Daily housekeeping and turndown service
    • Paved Parking At Your Door
  • Weddings, Elopements, Vow Renewals and Honeymoons

    Weddings, Elopements, Vow Renewals and Honeymoons in Eureka Springs, located in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains. Want a small Eureka Springs Wedding? Let us make the arrangements for you! We offer affordable, intimate weddings and honeymoons.

    One of the best things about getting married — aside from spending the rest of your life with the one you love — is the honeymoon.  Our private cottages with jacuzzis for two and breakfast delivered to your room will make your honeymoon memories even more special! Our Gazebo is in a wooded setting and provides a peaceful, beautiful outdoor location for exchanging your vows.

    Rev. Gary Andrews is an ordained non-denominational minister. He and his wife have been residents of the Eureka Springs area for the last five years. Rev. Gary will perform standard Christian or civil marriage ceremonies and may customize the service to your special needs.

    Deluxe Wedding Package

    • Two Nights in one of our Private Honeymoon Cottages, the Evening Shade or Eureka Cottage
    • Minister for your Wedding
    • Heart Shaped Wedding Cake
    • Private Breakfast in Your Room Each Morning
    • Desserts Each Evening
    • One Romantic Dinner for Two at One of Eureka’s Finest restaurants ($50 voucher)
    • A Horse-Drawn Romantic Carriage Ride
    • Photos Taken With Your Camera
    • $594.00 (plus tax) for Two, No Guests

    Elopement Wedding Package

    • Two Nights in the Olivia Honeymoon Suite with Fireplace
    • Minister for your Wedding
    • Private Breakfast in Your Room Each Morning
    • Desserts Each Evening
    • Photos Taken With Your Camera
    • $389.00 (plus tax) for Two, No Guests

    Package Extras

    Extras can be added to any package with at least 24 hours notice.

    • Champagne and Two Engraved Keepsake Flutes – $40
    • 6 inch Heart Shaped Wedding/Anniversary Cake – $18
    • A Horse-Drawn Romantic Carriage Ride – $40
    • One Rose In Your Room Before Arrival* – $15
    • Six Roses In Your Room Before Arrival* – $40
    • Twelve Roses In Your Room Before Arrival* – $65
    • Flower Bouquet In Your Room Before Arrival* – $35 and up
    • *All Flowers Come with Vases, Greens and Babies Breath
    • Assorted Hand Dipped Chocolate Bon-Bons and Turtles – $25
    • Spa Gift Basket (includes Yankee Jar Candle, Body Lotion, Bath Salts, Bath Loufa and Scented Massage Oil – $40

    Marriage License Information

    An Arkansas marriage license is required for you to be married in the State of Arkansas. You may use a marriage license from any Arkansas county or obtain one in Eureka Springs from the County Clerk at the County Courthouse on Main Street. Arkansas has no waiting period and no blood tests. Arkansas marriage licenses are valid for 90 days from the date issued.

    The Bride and Groom must be present and each must provide a Photo ID (driver’s license) and Social Security number. The license cost is $60 cash (exact change).

    Hours for the Eureka Springs Courthouse are 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday and 9-1 on Saturday. Closed weekdays 11:30-12:30 for lunch. Be there 1/2 hour before closing.

    Contact the County Clerk at (479)253-8646 for more information.

    We can customize a Wedding Package just for you. Just give us a call.

  • About The Innkeepers

    Although Evening Shade Inn Bed and Breakfast has been operating in Eureka Springs, Arkansas since 1992, Clark and Donna Hinson purchased the B&B in January 2006. We had both worked in the corporate world for years and moved from state to state following our jobs. Clark and DonnaThe opportunity came for us to move closer to family and into a more relaxed atmosphere and fulfill a long-held dream of running a bed and breakfast. Donna’s life-long hobby has been cooking and entertaining. She enjoys using her skills and creativity daily to make our breakfasts and evening desserts special. When she isn’t in the kitchen, she can be found working to improve the decor of the guest rooms and lobby. Clark is the resident handyman and he knows his detailed attention to maintenance is appreciated by our guests. With over ten acres and five separate buildings to keep him busy, there is always work to be done.

    Clark and Donna are avid motorcyclists and ride whenever possible. The Ozarks have a multitude of wonderful curvy roads perfect for riding and we haven’t tried them all yet, but we are trying. We enjoy taking day trips to discover interesting people and places in Arkansas and Missouri.

    Now with more than four years under our belt, we feel very fortunate to have found such a wonderful and unique bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs. We especially like that our guests have more privacy than most bed and breakfasts in Eureka because we don’t live in the same building as the guest rooms. Our private honeymoon cottages and suites were built especially for guests so much attention was paid to guest privacy and convenience.

    We want to extend a warm invitation to you and hope you can stay with us soon. Find out why we have so many repeat guests who have become friends.

    Clark and Donna Hinson

  • Guest Comments

    “Thank you Evening Shade. You have created a memory for us. This was our first time staying at a bed & breakfast and a wonderful experience we had. The breakfast and the room were wonderful. Thank you.”
    Shane & Kelly -

    “What a wonderful place to relax and unwind. My husband and I spent our honeymoon here and it was a perfect choice. I can’t wait to be coming back here as the years go by. I just love it here.”
    Brandon & Amanda -

    “Thank you so much for our beautiful stay here. Everything was perfect. Breakfast was amazing. You guys truly know how to make people feel comfortable and welcome. We will be back again very soon.”
    Jordan & Brittney -

  • Directions

    GPS, MAPQUEST and other online map Users
    It’s okay to use these to plan your route to get to Eureka Springs. However, many of our guests report that GPS or online driving directions are sometimes off by a half-mile or more. Some show streets that don’t even exist. We suggest you use the directions below once you get to Eureka Springs to avoid frustration. We will be happy to give you a local map and help you with directions in Eureka Springs and the surrounding area.

    GPS Users
    Using our street address will usually take you to the wrong place. Instead, use our lat/long coordinates,
    Decimal: Lat 36.391924, Long -93.721243
    Degree: Lat 36° 23′ 31″, Long -93° 43′ 16″

    Once you make your way to Eureka Springs, follow the directions below based on your direction of travel.

    When coming in on Hwy. 62 from the West: Continue through Eureka on the main Hwy. 62 (Do not get off on 62B Historic loop). When you pass the PINE MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE music theater (it’s a big gray building) on the left, EVENING SHADE INN is just about ½ mile more on the left.

    When coming in on Hwy. 23 from the South: When you come to the intersection of 23 and 62 (Land O Nod Motel on the right, it’s pink) turn to the right onto Hwy. 62. Go about a mile to EVENING SHADE INN on the left.

    When coming in on Hwy. 62 from the East: Look for the Exxon food mart and the Great Passion Play entrance sign on the right. EVENING SHADE INN is just 1 mile on the right.

    When coming in on Hwy. 23 from the North: Go past the train station at the edge of town about 1/4 mile and look for the Passion Play entrance sign at Magnetic Drive on your left. Turn left on Magnetic Drive and when you reach the “T” intersection at the top of the hill, turn right onto Passion Play Road and continue until you come to the Exxon food mart. Turn right on Hwy. 62 and EVENING SHADE INN is one mile on the right.

    to Eureka Springs, Arkansas from:
    Springdale/Fayetteville, AR – 1 hour
    Branson, MO – 1 hour
    Harrison, AR – 1 hour
    Springfield, MO – 2 hours
    Joplin, MO – 2 hours
    Fort Smith, AR – 2 ½ hours
    Tulsa, OK – 3 hours
    Little Rock, AR – 4 hours
    Hot Springs, AR – 4 hours
    Kansas City, MO – 4 hours
    Oklahoma City, OK – 5 hours
    St. Louis, MO – 5 hours
    Memphis, TN – 5 ½ hours
    Dallas, TX – 6 ½ hours