Cliff Cottage, built in the 1880s and now lovingly restored and refurbished, is one of the inn's five elegant homes...the jewel of Cliff Cottage Inn in this Victorian artist colony, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The inn comprises three homes featuring luxury suites and two individual historic cottages all by themselves, a perfect getaway for your wedding or honeymoon.
Cliff Cottage Inn is a Bed and Breakfast that specializes in romantic and vacation getaways, honeymoons and Eureka Springs wedding packages, anniversary celebrations and ladies' shopping sprees and is the only B&B right in the very heart of the Historic Downtown of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
The Inn is made up of CLIFF COTTAGE, THE PLACE NEXT DOOR (home of our Eureka Springs weddings) and THE ARTIST'S COTTAGE, plus two individual HISTORIC COTTAGES (OSCAR WILDE'S and ZELDA'S STUDIO.) All suites have jacuzzis for 2, some have fireplaces, Oscar Wilde's Cottage and Zelda's Studio both have private outdoor hottubs. All have fridges with complimentary Champagne or white wine or sparkling cider chilled and waiting, coffeemakers with imported teas, coffee, hot chocolate, chai, cappuccino.
CLIFF COTTAGE SUITES (Sarah Bernhardt Suite and Alfred Lord Tennyson Suite). The cottage was designed by one of the Victorian period's most illustrious architects, Charles Locke Eastlake (1836-1906), a British art critic, Secretary of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and Secretary of the British Fine Arts Commission. Eastlake was also a furniture designer and in his book, Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery and other Details (1868), he advocated a return to simple, straight-line designs inspired by country work, executed in oak and various fruitwoods. He also advocated that a single, cohesive style dominate the home rather than a hodgepodge of influences.
THE PLACE NEXT DOOR SUITES, with Colette's Mini-Suite and Thoreau's Suite upstairs, was designed and built by Innkeeper Sandra in 1993 when she came to Arkansas after spending 7 years sailing alone in the Pacific. It is a Victorian replica with understated lines so as not to detract from the jewel next door (Cliff Cottage) and has a cathedral-ceilinged Great Room on the first floor where Elopement Weddings are performed. Most everyone thinks it is an old house she restored! There's a serene koi pond at the front door to set the mood for arriving guests, and Sandra had an artist design a waterfall coming down the bluff, ending in another pond which she uses as a transition pond for new-arrival koi!
THE ARTIST'S COTTAGE, the latest addition to the Inn's "monopoly board", is right next to Cliff Cottage and was built in 1910. Its first illustrious resident was a man named Jacob who was a stained-glass artist and a glassblower. The barn behind was his studio and when Sandra was building The Place Next Door, she discovered a beautiful old door on the back of the barn all covered with ivy and sadly neglected which Jacob had made and etched with two beautiful deer - he even signed the etching! Sandra rescued the door by donating a generous sum to the then owners of the property, Good Shepherd Humane Society who were using the house (which they bought in 1989 for $10 from Don Teeters, who coincidentally, was also a glassblower and stained glass artist!) as a thrift store to benefit the Society. When the Humane Society decided to move to larger quarters in June 2003, Sandra purchased the house as she was told it was going to be bought for a motorcycle repair shop! Suites are called Robert Louis Stevenson Suite and Emily Dickinson Suite and have the same luxurious amenities as the others -- the delivered breakfasts, fancy new jacuzzis that operate on air instead of jets (they even have spinal column "massage" features!), wetbars, one has exclusive use of a full porch overlooking all of downtown, and naturally, both have fantasy luxe decor lots of original art. The artist's studio barn became Zelda's Studio and it has a whimsical two-person shower and the hottub. All the original stone walls have been retained to give it a secret hideaway ambiance.
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