Eureka Springs - Northwest Arkansas
Eureka Springs - Northwest Arkansas

Eureka Springs, AR

So Much To Say, So Much To Say

New, positive, authentic experiences are so important as individuals begin to figure out life in sobriety. Regularly planned outings and adventures will take clients to some of the most wonderful places in Northwest Arkansas.

Did you know?

Some interesting Eureka Springs facts:
  • Thorncrown Chapel is rated #4 among American Institute of Architecture’s “Top Architectural Designs of the 20th Century”
  • Only city in America whose entire historic downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Listed among America’s “Dozen Distinctive Destination in the US” — National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Awarded Tree City U.S.A. designation for more than 20 consecutive years
  • Home of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge — America’s Largest Big Cat Sanctuary
  • Home of the The Great Passion Play — World’s Largest Outdoor Drama
  • Eureka Springs is reputed to be the “Most Haunted Town in the United States
  • Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not” has reported on Eureka Springs more times than any other town in the US
  • “Top 25 Arts Destinations” in the U.S. — American Style Magazine
  • “Top 5 Mountain Destinations in the U.S.” — At Home Tennessee Magazine
  • “Best Weekend Getaway in Arkansas” — Citiscapes Magazine
  • “America’s Coolest Small Towns” — Budget Travel Magazine
  • “Best Place to Get Married”, with the largest number of weddings per capita in the world — 417 Magazine
  • “Favorite Arkansas Weekend Destination & Most visited tourist destination in the state,” — e-Fort Smith Magazine
  • “Top Ten Small Towns” — Southern Living Magazine
  • Annual Ozark Folk Festival one of the “Top 100 Music Events in the US″ — American Bus Associatio
  • See why the Smithsonian ranked Eureka Springs on of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit for 2018.
  • Voted USA Today’s Best Top 10 Attractions for 2018

The Art Capital of Mid-America

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is located in Bentonville, just 30 minutes from Retreat at Sky Ridge. The 120-acre Crystal Bridges site features 6 hiking trails with outdoor art and the museum features some of the best American art in the country — including the iconic “Rosie the Riveter” — all free to the public. Then enjoy an afternoon gallery stroll in Eureka Springs, the home of more artists per capita than any city in the US.

Eureka Springs has more resident artists per capita than any small town in the US. Explore more than 30 art galleries throughout historic downtown Eureka and check out the many art related special events throughout the year like the Gallery Stroll and Mad Hatters Ball.

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Explore Outdoors

Explore historic downtown Eureka Springs, discover Beaver Lake, canoe the famed White River, cool off underground on a cave tour, horseback ride through the mountains, and hike Lake Leatherwood – all less than a few miles from your cabin.

Beaver Lake & The White River

Explore historic downtown Eureka Springs, discover Beaver Lake, canoe the famed White River, cool off underground on a cave tour, horseback ride through the mountains, and hike Lake Leatherwood – all less than a few miles from your cabin.

Other water diversions just minutes from Retreat at Sky Ridge include:

  • Starkey Park (commercial marina & Belle of the Ozarks lake tours)
  • White River Dam Site (picnic areas, camping, boat ramps)
  • Beaver Lake (swimming, picnic areas, scuba diving, group facilities)

Fisherman’s Paradise

Home of record-breaking striped bass, Beaver Lake is also home to catfish, bluegill, crappie, and walleye. You will discover the famed White River, known for its national and state trout records, just below Beaver Dam. Ask at the office about Beaver Lake/White River fishing guides available to help catch your limit and a Beaver Lake access pass good for the duration of your stay.

A Fall Leaf Peeping Mecca

Winding roads open up to breathtaking vistas of the tree-covered hills of the Ozarks. Red black gum, dogwood, yellow hickory, orange sassafras, purple sweet gum, and flaming maples orchestrate a symphony of color beginning in late September through mid-November. The Retreat at Sky Ridge is a fall foliage lover’s dream.

The South’s Most Popular Cruising Destination

There is a reason why Eureka Springs hosts so many car and motorcycle events each year – great cruising roads offer views of some of the most splendid geography in North America. The winding, scenic roads of the Ozarks Mountains are a well-known destination for motorcyclists and sports car owners nationwide. See the White River wind through a colorful Ozarks valley at Inspiration Point overlook. For a side trip, take one of the most scenic drives to Beaver Town on Highway 187 North and cross the “Little Golden Gate Bridge,” the most photographed bridge in Arkansas. To see the White River’s primary source, we’ll take Hwy. 187 South to Beaver Lake Dam, a perfect place to watch the sunset over the lake. For additional information and maps, visit Cruise the Ozarks.

Be sure to plan a visit to the Annual Antiques Automobile Festival, the longest-running car show in the Ozarks. For details, visit www.antiqueautofest.com.

Eagle & Bird Watching

Soaring across Beaver Lake and above Sky Ridge, majestic eagles own the Ozark skies. A Native Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary, Retreat at Sky Ridge is home to wild turkeys, roadrunners, peregrine falcons, owls, red-tailed hawks, pileated woodpeckers, and many other bird species. Clients often see many from the comfort of their covered porch.

Explore Ozarks Underground

Arkansas is home to nearly 2,000 caves. Retreat at Sky Ridge is close to several public sites, including Onyx Cave, Cosmic Caverns, Mystic Caverns, and War Eagle Cavern.

Lake Leatherwood Hiking & Biking Trails

Mountain bikers come from all over the country for the annual Phat Tire Festival and the Eurekan Multi-Sports Festival. Hike the Cliff Trails on the north shoreline of Beaver Lake and the Parker Bottoms trails along the White River. Explore Table Rock Lake north of the “Little Golden Gate Bridge” in the nearby village of Beaver. Lake Leatherwood is the largest city park in America, featuring a 100-acre no-wake lake for canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboats. The park also features 18 dog-friendly hiking trails – 5 minutes from Retreat at Sky Ridge. Even closer, discover Blue Spring Heritage Center, a historic site with lush gardens centered around historic Blue Spring.

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