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Cliff Cottage Inn - Luxury B&B Suites and Cottages

42 Armstrong St Heart of Historic Downtown, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3608 USA (Show map)

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A National Historic Landmark registered property, named #1 on Trip Advisor and "Most Romantic Inn in the South", Cliff Cottage Inn is the only B&B Inn in the heart of Eureka Springs Historic Downtown. No need to drive around hunting for non-existent parking downtown... all guests have their own pre-assigned parking space. Our five historic cottages are all in a row just 17 steps to Main Street & Eureka's best restaurants, shops, galleries and ,clubs. Suites feature Jacuzzis, complimentary wine or Champagne and this is the only B&B with an elf who delivers a full-gourmet breakfast right to your suite. Our stand-alone cottages have fully-equipped kitchens and private out door hot tubs. (Breakfast is not available to the cottages with kitchens).




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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Great stay!

5 on February 23, 2015

We stayed in the Emily Dickinson suite and it was very nice. The weather was very cold, but the cottage was warm and cozy. Well decorated and very clean. Sandra and Karl were super friendly. They made great restaurant recommendations and a fantastic breakfast! The location is perfect. I did a fair amount of research before choosing Cliff Cottage Inn for our first trip to Eureka Springs, and next time I won't even bother looking for another place; we will definitely stay here again next time.

Innkeeper Response
We are always thrilled when a first-timer chooses our inn so we can give them all the info they need to have a good time. And of course, we always share our favorite and best restaurants! Thanks, Jeff, for choosing Cliff Cottage Inn for your very first visit to our magical village!

Cliff Cottage, amazing

5 on February 23, 2015

23 years of visiting eureka springs, we were either blessed or extremely lucky to have picked THE BEST place to stay in all of Eureka Springs. Centrally located making everything a simple short walk away. Amazing breakfast made by a top notch Chef, 5 stars. Romantic, comfortable, relaxing. We have been back 7 times and it is so hard to leave and return to real life...already planning our next trip. The Sarah Berndhardt suite is ideal with its view and accessibility. Sandra and Carl are the greatest, two of the sweetest, nicest most helpful people you will ever meet. We cannot say enough good things about this B n B, it is truly the total package! Mike and Jennifer H. Okc

Innkeeper Response
We are so honored that Mike and Jennifer choose to return to our inn year after year to celebrate their anniversary. (They honeymooned with us in 1992!)This is what innkeeping is all about...welcoming wonderful people into our lives if only for a few magical moments from time to time. Thanks, Mike and Jennifer, for being so very very special in our 23 years of playing elves at Cliff Cottage Inn.

Eureka Springs luxury and on-site parking (a big +)

4.2 on November 24, 2014

If you've ever traveled to Eureka Springs (and if you haven't, you should always ask about parking), then you know parking is an issue. My husband and I visit about once a year, and we've tried several 'downtown' places to stay. Cliff Cottage caught our eye when planning our latest trip, because they have ON SITE parking, and we didn't have to haul luggage down the street or up two flights of stairs to arrive at our room. We stayed in the Sarah Bernhardt Suite and really enjoyed the view. There's a king size bed, a lovely front parlor area, and a great whirlpool tub. A delicious breakfast was delivered right to our suite each morning. If the weather had been nicer, we would have enjoyed eating outside. (It was too chilly this trip) Sandra and Carl made sure we had everything we needed to have a nice comfortable stay. We highly recommend Cliff Cottage.

Charming Inn, Fantastic Breakfast, Enchanting Experience

5 on November 18, 2014

The Cliff Cottage Inn is a must for those staying in Eureka Springs. The Sarah Bernhardt Suite with its Victorian charm whisked us away to a time when elegance and details are prized. All the comforts of home and a luxury Bed and Breakfast were provided. We were tempted to stay in the king-sized bed late into the morning, at least until 9:15 when our gourmet breakfast was delivered to our door. So much more than the typical breakfast you get at many B&Bs; each meal was a feast for the eyes as well as for the body, and truly fortified us for the day. We looked forward each morning to see what scrumptious delights were prepared for us. Due to a lingering cold front, we were not able to dine on the porch outside our room, but we were comfortable dining in the sitting room of our suite. The suite has a scenic view of the town and is steps away from the unique restaurants and shops in Eureka Springs. The Innkeepers, Sandra and Carl, were a very warm and inviting couple. They make time to visit with their guests, but are happy to give you privacy if that is what you’d like. The enchanting experience we had at Cliff Cottage Inn was our favorite part of our stay in Eureka Springs. We plan to return again soon.

Innkeeper Response
We are so grateful that this lovely couple chose our inn for their Razorbacks-LSU game visit up here from "down there". (Condolences that the Rbacks finally won a game!) It was such fun to chat off and on as they took advantage of all the fun things to do in our quirky little village! And I can't say enough what a delight it was when our elf picked up the breakfast tray after they were finished to find they had enjoyed everything on the tray! Yay, Louisianan foodies!


4.8 on October 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Cliff Cottages Inn for our anniversary. It was a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed the jacuzzi tub and outdoor shower! The treats, beer, and champagne awaiting us was a nice touch. The gourmet breakfast was wonderful. It is within walking distance to downtown which is nice so you do not have to pay for parking. I will be visiting again soon hopefully!

Innkeeper Response
It's such a treat to welcome couples celebrating a special occasion like an anniversary! You two lovebirds left such happy vibes behind when you checked out that all the inn elves were filled with happiness all week long after you left!

IDEAL location in Eureka Springs!

5 on September 25, 2014

My husband and I chose Cliff Cottage Inn for a weekend getaway because I wanted a cozy B&B.. in a great location to walk to downtown restaurants and shops.. and we couldn't have asked for better. First and foremost, the location can't be beat. We arrived late on a Friday night and so the detailed directions, envelope by the door and welcoming "midnight snacks" left by the Elves was perfect. We walked to a downtown bar & grill, an easy few steps down to Main St. We stayed in the Thoreau suite, in The Place Next Door. Very cute & cozy. I was happy to find half and half in the fridge for my coffee, as well as a nice selection of teas and cocoa. The bathroom was well stocked with everything needed, water pressure was wonderful, and there was a cute deck just off the living room area that was perfect for morning coffee. The place is just oozing with charm! The Elves were especially nice and helpful with suggestions for places to go-do-see around Eureka Springs. We absolutely LOVED our Cliff Cottage and can't wait to return!


5 on August 25, 2014

From the first moment, we felt very comfortable at the Cliff Cottage Inn. Our hosts were gracious and awaiting our arrival. The room was very clean and comfortable, complete with champagne, midnight snacks, and an anniversary card! Everything was exactly as described on their website. Well, okay. The breakfasts were under described because they were absolutely amazing! We have stayed in several B&Bs across the country and Sandra's and Carl's breakfasts are truly exquisite; as pleasing to the eye as they are to palate. The location of the inn could not be better. It is only steps away from Main and Spring streets but those few steps equate to a quiet stay. Sandra and Carl are happy to provide information about what is going on and where to eat in town but they are never intrusive. Overall, a perfect place to stay to escape, relax and enjoy culinary delights every morning.

Innkeeper Response
These guests were the perfect guests! They get 10 gold stars as they told us they truly enjoyed the breakfasts. It's always so joyful when hubby elf Carl picks up the breakfast tray and finds everything devoured! We put so much time and love into our breakfasts that we are absolutely ecstatic when the guests enjoy them. Makes it all worthwhile!

My romantic weekend

4.6 on July 24, 2014

We stayed at the Oscar Wilde cottage and had a wonderful time. It was close to historic downtown and walking distance to a convenience store for personal items. We had fine dining and the best pancakes I have ever eaten.

Fabulous Accomadations

5 on June 05, 2014

Fabulous place to stay” 5 of 5 stars Pending review From the moment I made reservations on line and received our confirmation Sandra made sure our stay would be memorable. Immediately she sent information on how to find the Inn with detailed directions. These were most helpful considering the way the streets run. Then she also included in an email details of places of interest that we might enjoy as well as a list of eateries and a short little review on each one as well as a price range. We found this information so helpful when planning our stay. Upon arrival we immediately felt so welcome and Sandra and Carl were so helpful with information of the area attractions. The great thing about the Inn is the short walk to the trolley station. The trolley is a great way to get around the city and is very reasonable. The accommodations were above and beyond what we imagined. There were many special little touches from the plate of homemade cookies waiting for us to enjoy throughout our stay, a bowl of candies, and all of the special drinks from coffee, varied teas, hot chocolate, sodas, and of course your choice of wine, etc. The best part had to be the breakfast. It was nothing like we had ever experienced at a bed and breakfast. We so looked forward to having the elf show up each morning to see what he had brought. The food was not only wonderful but the attention to detail and the presentation was beyond the ordinary. Sandra and Carl were the best hosts. They did not bother us at all but were always available if we needed anything. They both have a genuine gift for hospitality. If we go again we will definitely stay with Sandra and Carl and we highly recommend that you do the same. Stayed May 2014 5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality 5 of 5 stars Rooms 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Service

Innkeeper Response
All the elves at Cliff Cottage Inn are delighted our guests had such a great time during their stay with us and that they enjoyed all the goodies! We enjoyed their visit as well!

Great People! Great Location!

4.6 on May 08, 2014

Celebrated our first anniversary at the Cliff Cottage Inn and it was quite the treat. The location is fantastic within walking distance of all the restaurants, shops and galleries on Main Street. The location and parking at the cottage made it so simple not to have to find parking around town, but rather just walk and enjoy the scenery. Even better are the hosts, Sandra and Carl. Sandra is a master cook that will wow you with her culinary skills and her warmth when she greets you upon arrival. Carl the "elf" delivers your breakfast right to your door! They also took the time to give us the secrets of town - the best places to eat and see - which made our weekend full of pleasure and fun. Highly recommend the Cliff Cottage Inn!

Innkeeper Response
We are SOOOO glad our guests celebrated their very first wedding anniversary at Cliff Cottage Inn and delighted they were able to enjoy the many treats Eureka Springs has to offer. Our inn specializes in special occasion celebrations and anniversaries lead the list! Happy we are able to provide the perfect location, too!

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Rooms & Rates

Sarah Bernhardt Suite

Largest suite in CLIFF COTTAGE. Has own large livingroom with triple bay window overlooking all of the quaint Historic Downtown. Spacious bedroom with king custom-made Victorian bed and all bird's eye maple antique furnishings. Bathroom has huge jacuzzi for 2 with shower and opens onto a private deck with fountain - nice place to sip morning coffee. Also has a private front porch overlooking all of downtown - great place to have breakfast as the inn's elf delivers a fabulous gourmet breakfast right to your door! CABLE TV/VCR/DVD Movies, Sound Machine. Off-street parking. Free WIFI available

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

In the historic Eastlake Victorian CLIFF COTTAGE. Has private front porch overlooking all of downtown and into the beautiful butterfly garden, large living room with faux fireplace, spacious bedroom with custom-made king-size Victorian sleighbed and other antique furnishings. You'll love the jacuzzi in corner of bedroom and 2-person outdoor shower on the private deck with fountain off bedroom tucked into the 3-story high rock bluff;operates late April-October.Deck is a great place to have breakfast!CABLE TV/VCR/DVD Movies, Sound Therapy Machine. Offstreet parking,Free WIFI available

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Henry David Thoreau Suite

Upstairs in the Victorian replica mansion, THE PLACE NEXT DOOR.Has own private livingroom with faux fireplace(Oct.-late March) and opening onto private balcony. Jacuzzi for 2 with shower.Queen bed. Lots of original stained glass designed by innkeeper and created by local artist.Coomplimentary Champagne or white wine, elf-delivered full-gourmet breakfast brought to your door. CABLE TV/VCR/DVD Free Movies.Offstreet parking.Free WIFI available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Colette's Mini-Suite

Colette's Mini-Suite upstairs in THE PLACE NEXT DOOR. Large very Parisian,lots of art and stained glass,jacuzzi for 2 in corner of bedroom, separate bath with shower. Private balcony tucked into age-old rock bluff.Sitting area with couch in front of 2 big windows overlooking all of downtown.Complimentary Champagne or white wine; in-room imported teas, coffee, hot chocolate. Full-gourmet breakfast delivered to your door. Central heat/air, ceiling fan. CABLE TV/VCR/DVD Movies. Offstreet parking, free WIFI available

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Robert Louis Stevenson

This suite is in the newly-restored 1920's ARTIST'S COTTAGE right next door to CLIFF COTTAGE. Features a gorgeous king semi-canopy bed and lots of antiques and original art. There's the latest version of Jacuzzi air jets that create spinal column massages! The suite has fridge with Champagne or white wine and a wetbar as well with complimentary coffee, teas, hot chocolate. Private front porch that overlooks all of the Historic Downtown. Perfect place to enjoy your elf-delivered gourmet breakfast.CABLE TV/VCR/DVD Free movies. Central heat/air. Offstreet parking.Free WIF available

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Emily Dickinson Suite

In The Artist's Cottage, this 3-room suite features a custom-made king canopy bed and lots of art, stained glass and antique furnishings. 2-person whirlpool tub with hot air jets that create waves and spinal column massage! Suite has its own solarium perfect for relaxing.Wetbar and fridge with complimentary Champagne or white wine, coffee, tea, sodas. The elf delivers the full-gourmet breakfast to your door and you can enjoy it out on your own private deck.Private offstreet parking. CABLE TV/VCR/movies. Central heat/air. Free WIFI available at main inn. Offstreet parking.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Oscar Wilde's Cottage

Perched on hillside overlooking town surrounded by woods,just 20 steps down to Main St. and all the neat shops and restaurants.1930s Arts and Craftsman Cottage and one of few in Eureka with private hot tub.Whimsical treats and elegant safari-themed furnishings. Named One Of Top 6 Most Romantic Inns of the South.Deck high in the trees. Living room has picture window with fabulous view and faux fireplace (Oct.-March). Fully-equipped kitchen stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate,complimentary Champagne or white wine.Off-street parking

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Zelda's Studio

This was the original stained glass art studio of the first owner back in 1910 and it has been completely renovated into a gorgeous getaway place with all the original native stone walls and aged rafters retained. It's tucked into the woods behind The Artist's Cottage and features an outdoor private hottub on a deck in the woods, a fully-equipped kitchen, a king library bed, whimsical walk-
in shower for 2, and lots of space to relax!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $230 - $230

Nightly Rate: $230 - $230

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Location Type

Heart of Historic Downtown,just 17 steps to Main Street shops, best restaurants, clubs, galleries. 5 miles to Tablerock Lake, 47 miles to Branson, 20 mins. to White River & Kings River, 2 miles to Great Passion Play, 20 mins. to Beaver Lake, Downtown, Mountains, Village


Fayetteville, AR (XNA - Northwest Arkansas Regional) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Only Bed and Breakfast Inn right in very heart of Eureka's Historic Downtown. Innkeeper emails guests specific directions as nothing is in the right place in Eureka with garmins, googlemaps, etc.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Branson (47 miles), Great Passion Play, Pine Mountain Jamboree, Ozark Hoedown, Opera In The Ozarks, ESNA Railroad dinner train, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Internet Service, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , Free WIFI on site; free off-street parking, Complimentary Champagne or White Wine, In-room Complimentary Beverage Bar(Coffee,Tea,Hot Chocolate, Chai, bottled water). Stand-alone cottages have private outdoor hot tubs, Full-gourmet Bkfsts delivered to suites, Offstreet on-site free parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wet bar

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Small Intimate Elopement Weddings, Music Festivals, Car Parades, Inn's Literary Salons, Carriage Rides, Carriage Rides, Carriage Rides, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: Flexible
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No Smoking at all on certain properties (ask innkeeper)
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Only certain suites can accommodate children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: call for details
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night advance deposit at booking,bal. due 10 days before arrival. For flexible early arrival or after-hours arrival, prepay 100% at booking and we waive the extra handling fees.
  • Cancellations: There is a $25 cancel fee for all cancellations regardless of reason. You will receive full refund of your deposit, less the cancel fee if notice is given at least 10 days prior to intended arrival date. If less than 10 days notice, one night of deposit forfeited and balance credited for future stay. Cancellations will not be valid if left on voicemail. Sorry, there are no refunds for early departures.



S. C. Smith

Languages spoken

Romance!, English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , 9 deer, 3 chipmunks

About the innkeepers

The innkeeper learned to cook in France, is a writer and actor (former editor of Philadelphia newspaper, appeared with Phila. Opera, San Francisco Opera and many theatre companies); has published 288-page cookbook with stories and photos; sailed alone for 7 years from San Francisco to 1837 miles off Easter Island before moving to Arkansas to open her bed and breakfast in 1992. Cliff Cottage began offering weddings 23 years ago and all the couples are still happily married.

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Gourmet delivered

  • Time Served: 9:15 delivery begins
  • Serving Location: All breakfasts delivered to your suite, by the Inn's elf.Also,garden dining or suite porches and balconies. There is a complimentary beverage bar with coffee/teas/hot chocolate/chai in every suite/cottage for those who wake up before the elf delivers breakfast, Guest room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Lemon-Orange Soufflees
Fluffy mile-high French soufflees served with Champagne-glazed porkchops and red bliss potatoes sauteed with fresh fennel and basil, croissants or muffins or the inn's famous "bug cakes".



42 Armstrong St , Heart of Historic Downtown, Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3608 USA (Show map)

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