Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, looking for a relaxing weekend stay, or even eloping or getting married, Eureka Springs is the perfect place for your escape. With lush natural beauty, hidden caves, springs, unique attractions, and a charming downtown, there’s no shortage of romantic things to do. Below, we’ve outlined some of the best ways you can spend your Eureka Springs romantic getaway, so you can save time planning and spend it with the one you love.
What to Do During Your Eureka Springs Romantic Getaway
Explore the Great Outdoors
The Ozark region is known for its unique abundance of springs, lakes, waterfalls, caverns, and sinks, thanks in large part to the presence of limestone and dolostone. This makes for several exciting opportunities to explore spectacular caves—a great idea for a fun date!
Take a Scenic Hike
Hikes are a good way to spend quality time with your sweetheart. You’re away from distractions and get the chance to simply enjoy the beautiful views together. Additionally, you can enjoy the benefits of the mountain air: not only is it fresh and invigorating, but it is also cooler.
Eureka Springs is beautiful year-round, but if you plan to hike, one of the best times to visit is in the spring or fall. Spring brings colorful blooms, and the fall foliage in Arkansas is stunning. If you have the time to spend a few hours on a hike, pack a picnic and bring it along! What’s more romantic than a picnic with sweeping panoramas?
Hunt for Geocaches
Geocaching adds an exciting twist to a classic activity. It’s like hiking with a purpose, and for those who’ve never tried, Arkansas is a great place to begin! There are plenty of geocaches that range in difficulty, with some being easier to find and others presenting more of a challenge.
Visit the Thorncrown Chapel
You’ll find the Thorncrown Chapel nestled in the forest in Eureka Springs. There’s something that is almost mystical about it, as it is such a beautiful structure yet it is quietly tucked away among trees and atop stone. It should be at the top of your list of places to visit while on a Eureka Springs romantic getaway, as it’s splendor has made it one of the most popular wedding venues in Arkansas.
Experience Downtown Eureka Springs
You could easily spend days exploring downtown Eureka Springs with your significant other. The small size and long history of this town lend it an intimate, romantic air that invites you to walk its lovely streets. If you’d like to discover more about the past of Eureka Springs, there are many entertaining tours available that range from the popular Underground Eureka Walking Tour to ghost tours that will make you want to grab your partner’s hand!
Along the way, there are several restaurants, tasting rooms, and bars to choose from—we recommend Le Stick Nouveau or the Grotto if you’re looking for a romantic place to have dinner (but be sure to make reservations ahead of time!).
Attend an Event
Eureka Springs sees many events throughout the year. From music festivals like the Eureka Springs Blues Festival to unique events like the Antique Festival of the Ozarks, there’s a good chance something interesting will be happening while you are here. For a more complete listing of things happening in Eureka Springs, download our Vacation Guide or check out the Eureka Springs events calendar.
Stay in a Romantic Cottage
These are just a few examples of things you could do during your Eureka Springs romantic getaway. The best way to discover them all is to see it for yourself, and Beaver Lake Cottages has the perfect lodging close to all the best activities in Eureka Springs.
Our beautiful cottages feature one-of-a-kind architecture, with glass fronts and gables that allow for breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. Each of our accommodations has a deck with a view of Beaver Lake, a Jacuzzi for two, and luxurious king-sized beds. We can host elopements and small weddings, too! Make your romantic getaway memorable by staying in one of our intimate cottages—book your stay today!