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Celebrate the Ozarks: Eureka Springs has lodging choices for many tastes

By Steve Grant, sgrant@ky3.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:23:02 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 03 2013 03:26:09 PM CDT

This tourist town has all sorts of quaint places to stay.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -

This tourist town has lots of places to stay: historic hotels, newer lodgings, and, of course, bed and breakfast inns. Eureka is famous for its dozens of B&Bs, and it’s all about ambiance and variety.

Eurekans converted many Victorian mansions to B&Bs years ago.  Owners of charming smaller cottages have also found B&Bs to be good business.

It's not just homes. One can book a stay in an old rock walled travel court cabin, or a log cabin. Even a Texaco gas station that ran out of gas years ago has found new life as a bed and breakfast, complete with gas pump nozzle door handles.  At another B&B, hummingbirds greet guests.

"I was in retail, department store manager, Rick was corporate hotel manager,” said Cheri Rojek, a B&B owner. "We wanted to leave corporate America and do something on our own."

They opened their B&B 14 years ago.

"Rick cooks and I bake."

Guests say staying at a B&B is more laid back than hotels and restaurants.

"Oh! No comparison!"

"It's so relaxing."

"We just had a lady that said she's stayed in over 50 B&Bs and this was in her top five,” said Rojek.

"I love it! I wouldn't go back to a hotel or restaurant. Bed and Breakfast are the best."

Eureka Springs has dozens to choose from and enjoy.