Spa1905 Opens in Downtown Eureka Springs

On July 1, 2015, exactly 110 years from the opening of the “newest” hotel in Downtown Eureka Springs, that hotel, the 19JMM_5031-Edit05 Basin Park Hotel, will be adding another compelling amenity for its visitors.  On that Wednesday, Spa1905, a new Aveda Spa, Salon and Retail Center, will open on the second floor of the hotel with expanded services in a space previously occupied by Serenity Spa.

Designed as a center for relaxation in a busy downtown, Spa1905 will occupy most of the second level of the Basin Park Hotel and welcomes visitors with warm earth tones, sun deck and mountain backdrop. “Our hotel is historic in nature however our mission ensures we remain fresh and relevant to today’s consumer expectations. Spa1905, in expanding its services and joining the 1886 Crescent Hotel’s New Moon Spa as the only Aveda spas and salons in the greater Eureka Springs area is sure to meet those customer desires” stated Jack Moyer vice president and general manager of the Crescent and Basin Park Hotels.

Highlighting those expanded services will be a full menu of day spa services with focus on the Aveda TM Stress Fix and Chakra Balance massages.JMM_5150-Edit  Other services and amenities for Spa1905 will include an expansive Aveda retail center, sun deck with sauna and hot tub, a rain bar for a relaxing finish to mud wraps and exfoliations, and a continued emphasis on duet services for couples.

The new Aveda salon will be offering guests and local residents manicures, pedicures and hair styling.  However, the addition of the sought after Aveda product line will soon bring all Aveda salon services, each reflecting strict brand standards, to the hotel’s second floor including hair coloring.  The retail center will carry Aveda hair and skin products from opening.

“Managing Spa1905 will be Kimberly Roberts,” Moyer noted.  “Kim, who currently manages our New Moon Spa, has been promoted to the newly created post of Director of Spas, reflecting a core value of our hotels: Build the Individual.  Kim has been with our hotels for more than 15 years and is a preeminent expert in Aveda and its brand expectations.”  Daily operations will be supported by assistant director, Haley Franklin.2015-06-23 09.27.35

Spa1905 will host a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, July 1 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. where one can expect two celebration cakes; one for the hotel’s birthday and one for the grand opening of the hotel’s new spa.  The public is invited.

For more information, go to www.spa1905.com.

 

Winter Things To Do In Eureka Springs

In Winter, Visitors Escape To Eureka Springs For The Spas

 

Couples often go on vacation to discover new things about a destination.  From April through November, they might visit Eureka Springs for the emerald green, forested Ozark hills of spring and summer140crescentcottage2008PurdyArtCo or those same hills ablaze with fiery color in fall; playing on two area lakes or three magnificent rivers; or for some fun at man-made attractions unique to this village which has been recognized as one of America’s Distinctive Destinations.  But when winter comes, most couples escape to this extraordinary destination primarily for one three-letter word, spa.

Savvy winter travelers find that vacationing in Eureka Springs during these months offers them very attractive prices and packages.  Packages that not only include lodging but such mondo pampering services for individuals and couples as hot stone massages, duet massages, facials, and full body wraps that warm the body, mind and spirit.  Many add salon treatments to the regimen in order that their New Year’s “new look” resolution can become a reality.

Many of the more than the dozen or so professionally-operated spa facilities in Eureka Springs also offer such unique services as aromatherapy, body scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, self-heating mud treatments, plus the most popular Swedish and deep-tissue massages.  A complete list of local spas and services can be found at eurekaspringsspa.com.

For Winter Things to Do in Eureka Springs one might be interested in the following activities:

Ozark Mountain Music Festival-January 24th-26th

Indie Film Fest-January 23rd-25th

Arkansas Art Trail

Attractions

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge –Open Everyday 9am-5pm

Keels Creek Winery-Open Wed-Sun, Noon -5pm

Fresh Harvest-Open Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm

Eureka Springs Historical Museum

Ghost Tours-Open Everyday, nightly tours starting at 8pm

Eureka Van Tours-2pm tours by appointment

Hellraisers, Hoodlums and Heated History Tour-Open Everyday at 11am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art-Open Everyday except Tuesday.

Flickering Tales-Friday & Saturday, 11pm

Not Really A Door-Friday & Saturday, 10pm

Caves

Cosmic Caverns-Open Sat/Sun 9am-5pm.  After February 8th, 11am tours during the weekdays

Onyx Cave

Horse Back Riding

Dinner Bell Ranch & Resort-Open by appointment

Bear Mountain Riding Stables-Open everyday, rides from 10am-2:30pm

Outdoors & Other Things To Do

Eagle Watching Tours-January thru February 23, tours leave at 3pm by appointment

Hike The Springs

Photo Tours

Lake Leatherwood Hiking Trails

Birding

Black Bass Lake Trail

Shopping

Art Galleries

Pea Ridge National Military Park-Open Everyday 8:30am-4pm

Roaring River State Park

Hobbs State Park

For more information, one should go to eurekaspringsonline.com.

Your Valentine’s Weekend Agenda!

Plan a quick, affordable getaway to Eureka Springs this Valentine’s Weekend. Lots To Do!

Enjoy an early Valentine’s Showcase Dinner that is worth attending on Friday evening at the Crystal Dining Room Restaurant.  The menu offers a casual gourmet cuisine in a historic ambiance with a wide variety of wines.  Call for availability 479-253-9652.

Live Entertainment all Weekend long.

Saturday

Shop Downtown and visit Zarks Gallery-Hosting their 13th Annual BIG Glass SALE on Saturday!

Got a Sweet tooth?  Attend the 7th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Festival at Inn of the Ozarks.

Be the First! Watch the 1st Night Time Mardi Gras Parade to hit the downtown streets of Eureka Springs at 6pm.  Basin Spring Park or up at the Balcony Restaurant in the Basin Park Hotel are great places to watch the parade, get beads, and grab a bit to eat!  View the complete Mardi Gras Schedule.

After, grab a nice glass of wine and cheese plate at The Stone House on Main Street for the “No Print Art Show.”  From 7pm-10pm, original artworks by Caitlin Cantele will be featured through paintings, pen and ink, and watercolors.

Sunday

Enjoy a Valentine’s Brunch at the Crystal Dining Room Restaurant.  Chocolate fountain and an array of delicious entrees are available from 9:30am-2pm.  Reservations are recommended by calling 479-253-9652.

FREE movie at Keel’s Creek Winery featuring “Chocolat” at 3pm. More info at 479-253-1769

More to Do!

While you visit make it extra special by visiting one of our many Day Spas.  Love the Outdoors, then visit many of our Natural Springs in town or go for a walk/hike at our nearby trails.

Make Eureka Springs your next getaway!