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The Gilded Lily Bed and Breakfast

1 Kingshighway , Eureka Springs, AR 72632 USA (Show map)

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Step back in time to the Gilded Age when luxury was the norm rather than the exception. Surround yourself in comfort and allow the romance to flow freely. The Gilded Lily is a Victorian bed and breakfast that was built in 1900 and on the National Register of Historic Places. The Gilded Lily is located on Eureka Spring’s upper historic loop, with haunting images of a Victorian time of history, just a leisurely walk to downtown shopping or use the trolley system just outside your door. We believe in the three Rs: ROMANCE, RELAXATION &, REJUVENATION! Romantic getaways, anniversaries, honeymoon celebrations, holidays, or just a getaway are just a few reasons to enjoy either the Gilded Lily Suite or the Lily Pad Cottage. Wake up to fresh blended coffees and juice in our coffee bar. Indulge in fresh fruits of the season while a full chef’s choice breakfast is prepared for your enjoyment. Breakfast can be enjoyed either in the downstairs sunroom or weather permitting one of our two sunken stone patios. Seize the day and enjoy shopping, the attractions, and restaurants before coming back and relaxing on the Victorian front porch before going out for the evening and enjoying the night life in Eureka Springs.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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5 on January 20, 2015

I have been here 3times and all I can say is " awesome" Walter and Lee are so fun to talk to, very good hosts and would recommend this place to anyone. Love love love it

Just OK

2.8 on August 14, 2014

This was a last-minute booking due to a schedule mix-up. All I can say is that it was "okay." Lee was very pleasant, the breakfasts were good. Our room and bathroom (old but clean) were very small, even cramped. We were there late at night so it wasn't really an issue.

Simply fantastic!

5 on April 24, 2014

Walter and Lee were excellent hosts. The Lily Pad Cottage was perfect and secluded. Quite simply, Lee's breakfast was gourmet. He really is a phenomenal cook. I couldn't have pictured a better time staying at a bed and breakfast. Truly relaxing, welcoming, and superb. We hope to stay there again. Ryan and Michelle

Two Nights at the Gilded Lily

4.8 on March 28, 2014

Walter & Lee were excellent hosts. Lee cooked unusual and excellent breakfasts each morning. While eating had very informative conversations about the house and area. Pointed out very good restaurants to eat at.

Amazing Weekend Getaway

5 on October 29, 2012

Lee and Walter - we had an amazing stay! The hospitality, accommodations, and breakfasts were all over the top. We truly felt at home and plan to come back very soon. We stayed in the Lilly Pad Cottage and even though it isn't a huge room we were completely comfortable and had a relaxing time. It was great visiting with you both! See you soon!

a wonderful getaway!

4.4 on October 23, 2012

My husband booked us the Lily Suite for our first wedding anniversary this past weekend. It was enchanting! Lee and Walter were amazing, hospitable hosts, and Lee's breakfasts were nothing short of incredible. The suite was cozy and had all the amenities one could want. Lee and Walter were so friendly, and we had great conversations with them. They were full of tips about what to do and where to eat, and when we left, we felt like they had become our friends. Lee even hugged me goodbye! The icing on the cake was this: upon finding out that we were there for our first anniversary, Lee and Walter presented us with a dozen gorgeous red roses and a bottle of champagne! That really blew us away. We will definitely be back!

Best Breakfast Ever!!!

5 on October 10, 2012

Lee and Walter were perfect hosts! The room was quaint and full of interesting decor. We enjoyed looking at everything. The outside of the B and B was decorated with the most wonderful Halloween decorations. This provided a very welcoming atmosphere after traveling to get to Eureka Springs. It also made it easy to locate in the dark after a day of sightseeing. The breakfast was amazing each day! Although Lee says he recently taught himself to cook, we already missed having breakfast with him today. The breakfasts were comparable to an upscale restaurant. Both Lee and Walter were a wealth of information regarding things to do and places to see in the Eureka Springs area. They truly made our stay more enjoyable and we look forward to seeing them again! Thank you Lee and Walter for your help and hospitality!

Anniversary Gift

5 on August 29, 2012

We chose the Gilded Lily as our wedding anniversary present/retreat in 2010 and were so impressed with the owners, Lee and Walter that we decided to make it an annual event. We did not reserve a suite soon enough in 2011; however, we did return in August 2012, and have already reserved a spot in 2013. The ambiance, courtesy, professional attitude--as well as the exceptional culinary efforts--are incomparable. As a real bonus, they have recently purchased a bar in downtown, and made it what we deem as the best club in town--with the best bloody Marys one could desire. We're devotees for life. --Thanks, guys, Mike and Suzy Henderson Just an additional word about Lee and Walter personally: two more hospitable, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable fellows you couldn't hope to meet. They're warm and fun to talk with, just all-around great guys. Thanks again. Suzy

10 Year Anniversary Stay

5 on June 03, 2012

Walter and Lee were just awesome hosts this past weekend; we could not have asked for a better time. Lee cooked a 5 star breakfast and had it ready each day at 9am. This breakfast would have easily cost 10+ dollars per plate at any restaurant. The Lily Suite is very roomy. We were very impressed with the size of the jacuzzi and the relaxed atmosphere of the suite. We completely fell in love with the B&B experience and look forward to staying with Walter and Lee once again. I thank both of you :) Jason & Kristin Summers

Anniversary Experience

5 on February 12, 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Gilded Lily for our anniversary. It was the first time we had stayed at a B&B. The whole experience was absolutely wonderful. Walter and Lee made us feel at home and the food was totally awesome! We look forward to booking with them again. Oh and their dogs are so funny. Yup we will have to go back again and again.

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Rooms & Rates

The Lily Suite

The Lily Suite is an upstairs suite that overlooks the upper historic loop. It features a private bathroom
 with a Jacuzzi for two, a sitting area, a fireplace, and a queen size four poster bed. Private entrance and private parking. Full Breakfast included.The Lily Suite rates are $129.00 a night.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

The Lily Pad Cottage

The Lilly Pad Cottage is a quaint little retreat downstairs off one of the sunken stone patios. It features a queen size bed, and shower and private bathroom. Private entrance and private parking. Full Breakfast included.The Lily Pad Cottage rates are $99.00 a night.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town


Fayetteville, AR (XNA - Northwest Arkansas Regional)

Directions to property:

We are located at 1 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. We are in the upper historic district with a trolly stop outside the Gilded Lily B&B and within walking distance of downtown shopping. Carrage rides and limousine services are also offered in our district.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities


Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Scooter Rentals, Carrage Rides, Trolley Rides, Tour Buses, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3 PM to 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No We want our guest to feel relaxed.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night stay will be required upon reservation and the remainder will be due one day before your arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made 14 days before arrial, otherwise the deposit is nonrefundable.



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  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room


1 Kingshighway , Eureka Springs, AR 72632 USA (Show map)

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