Today I would like to invite you all to take a trip with me-to one of my FAVORITE places to visit.
Eureka Springs, Ar.- mr gp and I have been visiting this lil Romantic Victorian town for 14 yrs now, I took my first 'mommies jubilee' to ES, we take the beans there and of course for the past 11 years we have spent our wedding anniversary there.
We 'vowed' to always take the time once a year on our anniversary and re-visit,re-new and re-relationship ourselves. It was the best re-decision we ever made...
To some of you I will sound like a whack job and thats okay-because I will speak of this town like a person that you can't get enough of,can't get out of your head and even dream about...YES it has that kind of 'hold' over you-but it's a good thing...
Eureka Springs is the ONLY place I never feel like I need a vacation from my vacation-I am a better person just having spent time there-seriously...The minute you enter the city limits a calm comes over you-it is like you took a step back in time, when stoplights didn't exsist, with it's one of a kind shops,art galleries,spas,superb dining options,history and with over 2500 room choices to make your stay perfect, you are likely to come away a changed person as well.
Here are some pics from our Summer trip...
One of the many shops
Eureka Springs Court-house
View of DownTown ES
These pics were taken during spring break when I took lilest bean for a 'mommy & me' trip
another view of downtown ES
The Majestic Cresent Hotel in the distance
A closer view
Christ of the Ozarks
St Elizabeth's Church-you enter through the Bell Tower
lilest bean at the Ozark Mountain Hoe Down
So I will sit here and scour the net to find the perfect place for our 12th anniversary-even though all I have to do is close my eyes and I can picture every lodging establishment in town-instead I will visit website after website mentally planning our trip-where we will stay,where we will dine and perhaps meet a local or two.
It is a wonderful addiction I have...those of you that have had the pleasure of visiting this enchanting town know of what I speak, those of you that haven't should save your pennies and plan a trip-I promise it will be worth it...
In the coming weeks and months I am going to ask a favor of you....HELP ME PLAN MY TRIP-more specifically help me pick a lodging choice-I promise it is NOT as easy as it sounds...
To get the ball rolling here are 2 of the MANY places I am considering-what I am asking is that you pick one of the two that will be in the running and once I get through my list-with your help, I will put up a poll and you my wonderful,fantastic peeps will choose where mr gp and I stay for our 12th wedding anniversary.
The first place is The Benton Place Inn
which is located right downtown on a lil side street-the Benton Place has 3 suites with the Benton suite being it's grandest and my choice from this establishment-we have stayed here before but not in the Benton suite
The next choice is Twilight Terrace
also located downtown for easy access to shops and dining and a BIG draw we have never stayed here PLUS the name reminds me of a certain vampire
You can click on both property names above to get a better idea and see more pics then please leave me a comment stating which is your fav and why...
Those of you that help me plan my trip will have your name entered for a very special gift from Eureka Springs-name will be drawn before I leave-very special gift will be sent when I return home-anyone can play but I can only ship very special gift to those residing in the U.S.
My confession for today: I can't wait to see which place you pick...
Look for 2 more lodging options later this week-once I get 5 or 6 or 10 places I will post a poll-they don't call me decisionally challenged for nuttin!