Mothers Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12th, 2013
9am to 3pm
Reservations Required 479-253-9652
- Moms Pot Roast
- Moms Chicken Pot Pie
- Moms Pork Loin
- Truffled Mac & Cheese
- Chef choice of Hot Vegetables
Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Biscuits & Gravy
Eggs Crescent Casserole
Peel & Eat Shrimp
Smoked Salmon Display
Steakhouse Salad –Fresh Caesar Salad
Beautiful Display of Cheeses to accompany your meal
- Chocolate Fountain with fruit & other goodies to satisfy that sweet tooth.
- Ice Cream Sundae Station
- Assorted tasty treats
Champagne served all day to celebrate Mom!!!
Children 5 to 12 years of age $10.00
Children younger that 5 years of age are free!
This menu is subject to change based on item availability
Gratuity Policy and other items of Note:
Please take a moment to read as these standards apply regardless.
Tables of 6 or more (this includes children ages 5 and up) will automatically have an 18% Gratuity added to the Check. Tables requiring Split Checks will automatically receive a Gratuity of 20%. Tables using Coupons or Vouchers are subject to an 18% Gratuity based on the Total Dollar amount of the ticket before applying the voucher or coupon. . Remaining balances on Vouchers or Coupons do not apply towards the server for their Gratuity. For the comfort and safety of all our guests we respectfully require all children remain in their seats and maintain a quite demeanor.
In order for us to allow everyone an opportunity to join us we ask that once seated with your first plate that you allow no longer than 1 ½ hours to dine
Reservations larger that 8 (including children) will be set at separate tables in the same area; this is to ensure that we have every table available for all those that wish to dine with us.
The Crystal Dining Room is a “unplug and relax “CELL PHONE FREE” dining environment. Please set your phones on vibrate. If you need to take a call or make a call-we ask that you step into our Lobby.
THESE POLICIES ENSURE PROPER SERVICE & COMFORT OF ALL OUR GUESTS.
THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE OF SERVICE
When venturing to Eureka Springs with your girlfriends for a getaway or a bachelorette party, make sure to stop in to Crescent Moon Beads store. The store has it all from beads, stones, wire, glass, and much more! Whether you are a beginner or have tackled the art of jewelry making you will not be let down after a visit. A few of us from work decided to head down there and see what we could create. Most of us had no clue what we had in mind but when you walk in and see all the options you have to work with, you easily get inspired!
My eyes instantly went to this thick wire with bright colors and I decided this is the piece I want to wear in the Artrageous Parade in Downtown Eureka Springs. The other ladies shopped around for awhile deciding what they wanted to create, in the end we all ended up making something a little different from each other.
The owner, Joanna Hanna, is amazing! Super kind, patient, and willing to help you work on anything. Oh and her music selection is awesome! Another bonus, if you know ahead of time how many girls you are bringing she will open up her shop in the evening just for your friends! We got to enjoy an evening all together, sipping wine, and making fun jewelry for ourselves! Check out more fun things to do and shopping in Downtown Eureka Springs.
The ladies picking out the stones and beads.
Love the various hues of colors. The crazy wire wrap bracelet is a fun way to put a lot of different beads for one piece.
My headpiece I created to wear in the parade.
Joanna Hanna, The Owner!
Don’t miss checking out Joanna’s Outdoor “Portal” in the back of her shop!
Dressing up your venue can make an ordinary wedding turn into something memorable. This wedding party used simple lighting and lanterns to fill up the Basin Barefoot Ballroom.
Here are some Wedding Planners in the Northwest Arkansas Area:
What Goes “Zip!”, “Wow!”,” Ooo!”, “Roar!” and “Splash!”?
A Eureka Springs Summer Vacation
A family summer vacation in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, can be historical and hysterically fun thanks to some new attractions and some legendary ones with a new twist.
(EUREKA SPRINGS, AR) — What do “ZZZZZip!”, “Wow!”,”Ooo-OO-oo-oo!”, “Roar!”and “Splash!” all have in common? They are all the sounds of a 2013 family vacation to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This year families can enjoy the new Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Intrigue Theater, ghost tours and tales of the macabre at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, 34 new big cats at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and all the nuances of Beaver Lake’s Starkey Marina. These are in addition to the dozens of other family-friendly venues and events located in and happening around this Arkansas Ozark Victorian village.
“It seems as though in years past the age of the average vacationing visitor has been creeping up,” said Bill Ott, past chairman of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, “but with the addition of some new attractions and classic attractions being rediscovered, the age has been coming down and this year should see a huge jump. Moms and dads, as well as grandparents, are loading up the kids of all ages -even those sophisticated older teens- and everyone is having a wonderful vacation in a destination known as ‘The Extraordinary Escape’.”
When the question is inevitably asked, “What’s there to do in Eureka Springs, especially for kids and families?” it can now be answered quite easily and enthusiastically. Heading that list for 2013 is the new Ozark Mountain Ziplines (OMZ). This popular, nationwide craze, which originated in Costa Rica, has never seen a better setting than the Arkansas Ozarks in and around Eureka Springs. OMZ allows guests -ages three to 83- to soar more than 200 feet high over vast, gorgeous, beautiful hardwood trees and limestone cliffs with cable lengths up to 1,800 feet, the length of six football fields.
“I could not believe the thrill,” said one recent patron. “It was like flying. The best part about it was that my entire party and I felt super-safe in every phase of the adventure. There’s minimal hiking from one point to the next and an air-conditioned van took us back up the mountainside. Whoever said man cannot fly never took a ride on a zipline like the ones they have in Eureka Springs.”
Another relatively new attraction is Intrigue Theater. Set in a eerie and intimate redeveloped Victorian church, this show takes audience members on a magical, humorous, and mind-blowing venture into the world of telepathy.
“My family and I were not only amazed, they were thrilled about being so close to such a high level of talent,” said one father as he exited the theatre following a performance. The talent about which he spoke are noted illusionist and medium, Sean Paul, and his lovely assistant, Juliane,
The couple weaves an accompanying tale of intrigue as the unexplainable happens right before your eyes,” added the father. “It was so entrancing, my teenage girls actually put down their smart phones and stopped texting. Both the monkey and I approved of that.”
Sean Paul explained, “We place the audience into a time-capsule of the mind. In doing so, members of the audience actually become part of our unfolding, mystical tales, magical demonstrations and introductions to special guests from ‘the other side’. We even ask one member of the audience to come up on stage and, while under hypnosis, will have that volunteer regress back to a previous life only to return with physical proof of having crossed over.”
And speaking of “the other side”, no building is more famous for their “guests who check out but never leave” than the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. Well-respected as a mountaintop spa resort and wedding destination, this Historic Hotel of America takes guests on a hotel ghost tour every night giving them the chance to perhaps meet apparitions like Michael, Theodora, or the Lady In The Mist.
Recognized by many as America’s most haunted hotel, the Crescent has added a late-night nuance to their presentation of the paranormal. “Flickering Tales” has guests, especially teens, sitting around an open campfire -in chairs- and being introduced to regional ghost stories almost lost to history. These macabre stories are theatrically spun by noted international thespian, Keith Scales. Once the hair is suitably standing up on the back of patrons’ necks, Scales leads them into a special trip to the hotel’s infamous “morgue” as the grand finale.
One of the biggest guesses at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) is wondering just how many big cats do they take care of at this 450-acre ranch located just a few minutes from downtown Eureka Springs. But guests should never be too quick to hit the total button because it seems the folks at TCWR are adding to the number of abused, abandoned and neglected lions and tigers (and a bear) all the time.
Most recently, TCWR rescued nearly three-dozen big cats from a nearby county where they were being inadequately housed and cared for by a lady, due to her age and health condition, who could no longer give the animals proper care. With this transition in its final stages, guests can meet the latest “cool cats” at this magnificent and breathtaking refuge that now houses nearly 150 animals including 138 big cats including mountain lions, cougars, panthers, bobcats, oh… and a bear.
On one of America’s most popular U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lakes, Beaver Lake, sits Starkey Marina, located just west of Eureka Springs. This floating cavalcade of watercrafts is the lake’s most popular stop for those who like to play on the water. They will surely secure that standing in 2013 as they open a small, new restaurant as well as vastly increasing the number of personal watercrafts, pontoon and fishing boats to their fleet. All the proper and required accoutrements are also available at Starkey ensuring your exploration of this clear blue 28,370-acre lake with its 480 miles of shoreline will create the finest in “memory chips”.
More information about these and all of Eureka Springs’ family-style attractions can be found at EurekaSpringsOnline.com as well as lodging-attractions packages and hot deals. To avoid standing in line, attraction tickets may be purchased in advanced at ReserveEureka.com.
As Spring Break approaches, a variety of travelers -moms wanting to bond with their daughters, couples looking for a romantic escape, ladies dying for a post-winter girlfriend spa getaway, and grandparents looking for an interesting and safe place to take the grandkids while school’s out- will once again be pointing their mouse to Eureka Springs online as they begin planning for that special March diversion. This quaint Victorian village of 2,000 tucked away in The Arkansas Ozarks has played host in March to many suffering from “cabin fever” or simply looking for an relaxing respite from the ordinary, everyday rote and regimen.
“Research shows there are five major reasons why people visit Eureka Springs during spring break,” stated Bill Ott, director of marketing for two of the town’s historic hotels, “Those reasons are as follows: not too far away, one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations, variety of things to see and do, a village you can call your own, and Eureka Springs has a very favorable cost-to-value ratio.”
Not Too Far Away – For those who live within the ellipse formed roughly by connecting the metropolitan areas of Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Wichita they are at the most a little more than a five-hour drive from Eureka Springs. Much of this sojourn from all of these cities is along scenic highways.
One of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations – For those planning a Spring Break getaway but are not familiar with Eureka Springs, take heart. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is quite familiar with it. In fact, the NTHP describes it as “an appealingly unconventional Victorian village tucked in the hills of Northwest Arkansas, surrounded by miles of lakes and rivers. In the 1850s, its early visitors were attracted to the magical waters of its miraculous ‘Great Healing Spring’. Today, tourists come to enjoy its downtown Historic District, thriving community of artists and writers, and independent Ozark Mountain spirit.” In fact, the entire town of Eureka Springs is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.”
Variety of Things to See and Do – In addition to the inherent cultural and enchanting heritage aspects of this “hidden village”, Eureka Springs offers Spring Break-ers a plethora of other activities and attractions. “Ladies coming in March for girlfriend getaways or as a mother-daughter duo, seem to gravitate to the numerous spas in the area, as do romantic couples wanting that added intimate ‘memory chip’ of a duet massage,” said Ott. “Surrounding spa treatments, ladies find the unique, non-chain store shopping exciting and rewarding.” All of this frenetic and fun activity creates a hunger that the numerous quality, locally owned restaurants and eateries can easily sate. “When it comes to adults with kids during Spring Break such uncommon attractions as hotel ghost tours, a trip to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a peek at Eureka’s ‘underground’, and hiking the urban trails of a city that time forgot -to name just a few- will fill a Pinterest page and require the telling of tall tales once home as an expanded follow up to Twitter tweets.”
A Village You Can Call Your Own – Visitors say one of the most alluring qualities of Eureka Springs is that, due to its size, the community seems like it is an escape that is all their own, Ott explained. “Eureka Springs is not like a Times-Square, frenetic and always packed with people. To the contrary, Eureka’s smaller size and slower pace makes each little discovery -a hidden staircase, an eclectic shop, a restaurant with that one-of-a-kind dish, a never-felt-before massage technique, and so on- seem like a first-time find. Those type of ‘eureka’ moments enhances their experience, transforming a simple vacation into an explorer’s escape.” As anyone can see, especially during Spring Break, this exploration is enjoyed by visitors of all ages. “Kids love to wind their way through downtown with its century-old buildings. Then, in just a few steps, they can go from urban to natural, forested hillsides complete with limestone bluffs and hiking trails. Parents love it for their kids because both feel safe here; not something you can say about many popular Spring Break destinations,” Ott added.
Very Favorable Cost-to-Value Ratio – In this day and age of economic uncertainty, one thing is certain: Eureka Springs is an affordable destination. Room rates are unbelievably “pocketbook friendly” and many hotels and bed-and-breakfasts package lodging with attraction tickets, spa treatments and dining discounts. These added-value packages allow visitors to better budget their Spring Break getaway.
Ott concluded, “You know winter is a memory when our hillsides are abloom with daffodils and jonquils and our sidewalks, shops, spas and restaurants are in blossom with the smiles of those who have discovered Eureka Springs again for what feels like the first time. It’s an escape worth repeating,
For more information on Eureka Springs’ lodging, attractions, spas, restaurants, shopping and special Spring Break packages, one should go to eurekaspringsonline.com .
We had a couple of unique weddings at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa that had this simple yet memorable way of having their guests sign in.
Wedding Stone Wishes
An Irish wedding tradition wherein they have their wedding guests write their best wishes on smooth stones. Put together a wedding guest book table with plenty of pebbles and a glass vase filled up with water. After the guest signs with a permanent marker, they can put the stones inside the vase. This represents and brings back the tradition of throwing stones into a river or pool.
Some people use the stones as name “cards”
Another memorable idea is to have guests sign in with a Vintage Typewriter and type their wedding wishes to you. Simple and memorable.