The #2 attraction in Eureka Springs is the Tram Tour. You pick
it up just a block from us, it travels the historic loop and
provides you with a history lesson of how, why and when Eureka came
to be. Beautiful homes, springs, and gardens are included on the
tour in the open air trolley. Leave the driving to them!
Even if you’ve been here many times, I bet they will tell you
something you didn’t know. It is twice every afternoon rain or
shine, next time you’re here give it a try!
Heartstone Inn featured in Southern Lady
Magazine sent a writer to stay with us last year. The fruits of
the effort have materialized. We are featured in their Autumn Issue
on newsstands now! A very nice article about Eureka Springs
in the Fall. Where to eat, shop and stay (us).
It’s a beautiful magazine with decorating ideas, recipes, and
lots of seasonal allure. We hope you’ll pick up a copy today!
Happy Birthday to the largest statue of Jesus in the United
States! Many of you have enjoyed the Passion Play here in Eureka
Springs which is where the statue is located on Magnetic Mountain.
You can view it from many spots all around town, and then walk to
the base of the statue to get a great photo of it. There is also a
scenic overlook at the location to view the downtown and mountains
surrounding us. Our statue is 67 feet high with an arm span of 65
Below is a great article about our statue, and the others
throughout the world.
recently interviewed for the Garden & Gun magazine. We
weren’t familiar with it, but it is a beautiful magazine published
in South Carolina. Think Southern Living, but something for the
entire family. The article is on Northwest Arkansas, where to eat,
what to do, and of course where to stay. Segments include
Bentonville, Eureka Springs and Fayetteville. Jay Jennings is the
author and now happy to say, customer. The August/September issue
is on stands now, pick up and copy and see for yourself. Great
recipes, gardening, hunting, fishing, and us!
Follow the link below to see the whole article. It’s an awesome
article with some great ideas of what do to and see while you’re in
There are so many activities to partake this time of year in our
beautiful Ozark Mountains. We want you to experience it for
- Float our two nearby rivers. The Kings River depends on the
amount of rainfall we’ve had, but plenty of sand bars to pull up on
and swim in the warm water. The White River always has plenty of
water, it’s a bit cold, but a very scenic 4 mile float. There are
outfitters that rent you a canoe.
- Hike or mountain bike our city park, Lake Leatherwood. You can also swim or rent
paddle boats here. Just 4 miles from the Heartstone Inn. There is
the man-made dam that you walk over. Spectacular views.
- Beaver Lake is a short drive from the Inn with warm, clear
water. It offers swimming beaches, pontoon or Tarzan boat rentals
Marina, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) instruction and
rental, or even scuba diving! There are several great guides if
you’d like to fish the lake or nearby White River too.
- There are two state parks within 20-25 minutes of the Inn.
We’ve hiked in both parks and have thoroughly enjoyed them.
Withrow Springs has a swimming pool, hiking and
fishing on the War Eagle Creek. Hobbs State Park is near War Eagle Mill. It has
a new visitors center with many trails to hike, bike or even
horseback ride, and a shooting range.
Canyon Nature Park is located 25 minutes north of us on
the way to Branson. They have many choices of activities and a new
grist mill. You may remember that Rick and I took a segway tour
here. Loads of fun.
The entire month of
May there are events happening day and night in celebration of the
arts.Here’s a few things to look forward to:
- One of a kind art exhibits in galleries, restaurants, the
banks, anywhere that has a wall! Gallery strolls too.
- The culinary arts in several of the restaurants including
DeVito’s, Grotto, Fresh and Grand Tavern. Rose’ wine tasting
- Quilting, Crocheting, Painting and Drawing classes.
- Awesome street party – the White Street Walk – complete
with a flash mob dance party.
- Artrageous Parade – we’re known for our parades, fun and funky
- Music and drumming in Basin Park
For a full list of activities, please visit their calendar
at May Festival of the Arts.
The Lovely County Citizen, our local newspaper, shared our
new award in this week’s newspaper. Samantha came and interviewed
us last weekend.
Rojeks happy to win TripAdvisor award
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Rick and Cheri Rojek’s dedication to Heartstone Inn has clearly
Recently, the inn won a 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice
award. The only property in Arkansas to win the award, the inn
ranked 23 out of 25 in the bed and breakfast category.
Rick and Cheri Rojek, who have owned the inn since 1999,
credited the achievement to the customers. The customers, Cheri
Rojek said, are what makes working in tourism so rewarding.
“You build a relationship with the customer. We know they have
other choices to stay, but they choose to stay with us over and
over again,” Cheri Rojek said. “That’s a great thing.”
Rick Rojek recalled working in the hotel industry for years
before purchasing the inn, saying his experience in corporate
tourism helped prepare him to own a bed and breakfast. Having
worked on a larger scale, Rick Rojek said, he has much more
appreciation for the personal relationships he creates through
“It’s much more personalized for sure. We can truly take care of
each and every guest and really figure out what their likes are,”
Rick Rojek said.
An example of that, Cheri Rojek explained, is getting to know
what type of beverages customers prefer.
“You try to remember what they drink. Somebody drank iced tea
today. I’ll make sure I have iced tea for her tomorrow,” Cheri
Getting to know the customers, Rick Rojek continued, makes them
want to return to to the inn. Cheri Rojek recalled one couple that
married at the inn 16 years ago, saying the couple returns every
year to celebrate.
“It’s become a tradition for them to come back here, which is
cool. It’s really special to be part of their lives,” Rick Rojek
Cheri Rojek pointed out that the customer reviews are the reason
the inn won the award. This, Rick Rojek said, makes the award even
“It’s such an honor. It inspires me to be better, honestly,”
Rick Rojek said.
Moving forward, the couple said they hope the inn continues to
bring more people to Eureka Springs.
“We are cheerleaders for this town,” Cheri Rojek said. “It’s an
awesome town, and we want to be sure people are enjoying the
restaurants and shopping local. That’s good for everybody.”
Traveler’s Choice 2016 B&B’s and Inns
We have been recognized as one of the top 25 Bed & Breakfasts
in the United States! This is an elite group, the top 1% of hotels
For the 14th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted
the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and
opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the
globe. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable
service, quality and value.
We can’t thank our guests enough! Because of all the wonderful
reviews you’ve posted, we’ve received this award! We love what we
do and strive to make every guests’ stay the absolute best it can
be. We are celebrating our 17th season at the Heartstone Inn, and
are honored to be included in this group.
To read more about these properties please visit this link:
Top 25 B&B’s in the US
Top 25 B&B’s in the US
This deer family has been in the back yard all year. We’ve
watched them grow up, loose their spots, and they continue to
Something to look forward to when you stay with us! Our most
requested breakfast and recipe is Creme Brulee French Toast. Below
is a photo of the French Toast along with Corn Bread Casserole,
Sausage and Fresh Fruit. We hope you’ll come soon and enjoy this
breakfast. Here’s the recipe in case you’d like to try it for
Creme Brulee French Toast – you assemble this dish the night
before and bake in the morning.
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoon corn syrup
- 2 baguettes or 1 loaf French Bread
- 5 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups half & half
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter with brown sugar and corn
syrup over moderate heat, stirring until smooth and pour into a
greased 9 X 13 inch baking dish.
Cut 10 to 12 slices (1 inch thick) slices, reserving ends for
another use. Arrange bread slices in one layer in baking dish over
the melted syrup. Squeeze them slightly to fit. In a bowl, whisk
together eggs, half & half, vanilla Grand Marnier and salt
until well combined and ladle evenly over bread. Chill bread
mixture, covered, overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bring bread to room temperature.
Bake bread mixture, uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and
edges are pale golden, 35 to 40 minutes. The custard should be set.
Our cookbook is available for purchase at: Heartstone Inn Gift Shop.
Bigger, Better Breakfast and Brunch