TRAVEL THERE: INN AT ROSE HALL, BED & BREAKFAST IN EUREKA SPRINGS
Sit back and get ready for me to rave – yes, rave! I’ve just about worn myself out patting myself on the back for finding the The Inn at Rose Hall.
A Propitious Change of Plans
You never know what’s going to be the one thing that leads you to success. On this trip it was a change of plans. Deb’s son was originally supposed to be traveling with us. Since Deb had never stayed in a B&B, she didn’t realize that finding a room for three would be challenging, especially if one of the three was a twenty-something male – and I didn’t tell her.
One evening before the trip, I sat down with an old favorite, www.bedandbreakfast.com. This site is a great resource and has been for a long, long time. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used it over the years and to great success. Sometimes I’m forced to look elsewhere when a city I’m visiting doesn’t have any listings, but if it’s on this site, you are going to get exactly what’s advertised. If you’re forced to look elsewhere, there’s no telling what you’ll get. Just ask me about the Restful Nest on the Rouge.
I plugged in where I was going, on what dates and how many guests. There are hundreds of places to stay in Eureka Springs, but that third person narrowed the list down pretty quickly. Then the smaller list was whittled even further, because most of the places offering rooms for three were actually cabins and that’s not what I was looking for. I wanted a darling little Victorian B&B, in the city, that would give us a great big breakfast. Yup, that was The Inn at Rose Hall.
A few disclaimers. It’s not in the middle of downtown, but you don’t want to be there anyway. Downtown is within walking distance and the trolley stops right out front, so you get the benefit of downtown without the hassles of downtown. Also the property is not one of the original Victorians that decorate Eureka Springs – it’s better. The inn has all the charm of the old Victorians, but none of the troubles. It was built as a B&B with all the modern conveniences. One thing I know, you’ll love it.
I loved it from the minute I found it online. From bedandbreakfast.com, I clicked over to the inn’s site and knew it was the kind of property I enjoy visiting and they had exactly the room we wanted, called Treasures. I went ahead and booked the room for the dates we wanted and almost immediately I had a warm email from Zoie welcoming me to her property. Because our plans changed two or three times before we got there, I had several other emails from her, but they all made me anxious to check in.
We had to wait until five PM to check-in was because they were having a wedding. I’ll confess the wedding part made me a little nervous. I’ve been to B&B’s that were so focused on romance and weddings that it made me feel uncomfortable, but the pictures indicated that the decor was not dripping in lace or silk roses. I thought we’d be safe and we were. We were assured by guests who did get married there that the wedding service is extraordinary, but if you’re not getting married or you’re just traveling with your best friend, you’re not going to feel out of place.
Uh oh! I’ve run out of word count for today, so you’ll just have to wait to find out more about the Inn at Rose Hall. You’re going to love it. I promise.