Hidden Springs B & B

23 Hillside Ave. , Eureka Springs, AR 72632-3531 USA (Show map)


Enjoy a stay with us in our beautiful home, built by Tobe Smith in 1902. Experience the charm of period furnishings. Relish the sense of solitude surrounding our inn-or take in the sights only blocks away from your room. Our special features include a magnificent view of the Ozarks with wildlife wandering through the beautifully landscaped property, outdoor seating on our grounds or porch, air conditioning in each room, ample off-street parking, convenient to downtown historic shopping area.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Favorite Place in Eureka Springs

4.6 on October 27, 2015

Hidden Springs B & B has quickly become our favorite place to stay in Eureka Springs. John is a conscientious host and a delightful conversationalist, and he keeps HSBB in excellent shape. On this most recent visit, the cold spigot in our bathroom oddly wasn't working, but because it was a short stay, we told him not to worry about fixing it until after we departed. The rooms we've stayed in are thoughtfully appointed, the breakfasts excellent, and the atmosphere warm and inviting without being cloying. All in all, highly recommended! -- Brian & Brenda Walter

Absolutely Loved This Place!

5 on October 25, 2015

I loved this place as did my Husband. Very clean and the owner John is outstanding. He goes above and beyond to make u feel comfortable and to make sure you have Everything you need. It was fun and jus a walk away from downtown. I definitely recommend this place. We stayed in the spring gate suite right off from the front door. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was big.

Our new favorite place to stay in Eureka Springs!

5 on October 22, 2015

Hidden Springs and John Speed exceeded our expectations. We have stayed at many B&B's in Eureka Springs and have enjoyed each one, however, Dr. John Speed is by far the most gracious host we have encountered. He goes out of his way to make certain that you enjoy your stay at his lovely home. John is definitely a true southern gentleman! We look forward to visiting again soon!

Lovely Bed and Breakfast cottage

5 on September 22, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay in one of the Hidden Springs B & B cottages. The cottage was comfortable, clean and adorable! John told us the history of the cottage as well as the whole property. We enjoyed visiting with him and really appreciated the tips he gave us as where to go in Eureka Springs. The breakfast he served us in our room was delicious. We would love to return in the future.

Amazing stay

4.4 on September 19, 2015

The owner of this lovely breakfast is very knowledgable of the area and its history. His hospitality is second to none.

Private getaway, close to everything!

4.6 on June 28, 2015

My husband and I decided to take a road trip through the Ozarks but we really didn't know anything about Eureka Springs or Hidden Springs B and B. We did a little research online and thought that Hidden Springs looked like a good place to stay for one night. We were absolutely delighted when we arrived! We were upgraded to a bigger room as it was a Monday night and not full at the B and B. John who runs the B and B was absolutely amazing! He was full of great recommendations about where to eat and what to see, and made himself available by phone should we need anything at anytime. He is definitely very passionate about ensuring that guests have the best stay possible. Everything was immaculately clean and in good repair. Hidden Springs is just a short walk from the many charming restaurants, shopping and attractions in Eureka Springs. Our only regret is that we didn't stay a couple more nights!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind review of your recent stay at Hidden Springs. I am glad to read that you had a great stay at our B & B. I especially appreciate your comments about the service you received during your stay. Please visit us again and often. I look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Eureka Springs.

An Enjoyable Stay

5 on June 12, 2015

The room was good, the accomodations were good, breakfast was good, and dealing with John was a pleasure. John made every effort to make sure that our stay was an enjoyable one and even provided assistance with directions and suggestions for local places to visit. Overall this was an enjoyable experience.

Innkeeper Response
I am so happy to read that you had a great stay with us during your recent visit to Eureka Springs. I appreciate you recognizing our service and breakfast. I hope that you will stay with us in the future and I am confident that such future visits will be equally enjoyable for you, and for us. Thanks again!

Great stay, great services. Left completely impressed!

5 on June 06, 2015

Easy reservation setup. Great service from John. Plan on coming back at some point in time. Reasonable price. Cottages we're clean and well maintained. Breakfast was great and satisfying. John was very knowledgeable of Eureka Springs and had some wonderful suggestions for local food, sites and places to visit. The way to and from downtown is easy and quick for the able walkers. Our GPS did not work so well, but finding the B&B was not too difficult.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your wonderful report on your recent stay at our B & B. I am pleased to read that, start to finish, you had a great experience with us. It was a joy to serve you and we look forward to your return visits.

A Perfect Stay

5 on May 19, 2015

My husband and I spent a few days in Eureka Springs for our anniversary. It could not have been nicer. Our host, John, made us feel welcome with a lovely breakfast served at the time of our choosing every morning. The fire in our fireplace in Dove Cottage was a perfect place to read and enjoy from our 4 poster bed. John recommended a few restaurants and though we couldn't get to every one he did not lead us astray once. The location was perfect. Close enough to walk in a few minutes but not right on the main streets. Had it been a busy time of the year that would have been even more important! I would return in a heartbeat and recommend Hidden Springs to everyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for posting such a great review of your anniversary stay at Hidden Springs. I am glad that you chose to spend such a special occasion with us. And, I hope that you will spend future anniversaries here. Thanks, too, for your willingness to recommend our B & B to your friends and family. I appreciate you very much!

Grandmothers house

5 on May 14, 2015

I stayed here in the summer times back in the early 70's. This house belonged to my grandmother Elsie Smith. She was a school teacher and my grandfather was a banker there in Eureka Springs. The little building by the road was the garage. I remember chasing lightning bugs out in the back yard and walking to the post office with my grandfather every day. If I ever get a chance to come back to Eureka Springs I will do my best to stay here. I past through about 17 years ago and stopped to visit the people that owned it then. They were in the process of remodeling the house then and they were very pleasant to talk to. I have lots of great memories of this house and my grandparents. Thanks for keeping it up! Mike Hoskins

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for posting such wonderful and interesting information about the Tobe Smith House (aka: Hidden Springs Bed and Breakfast). I would love to know more about your visits to your grandmother's house, as well as information about the Smith Family. I would be a joy to hear from you. Feel free to contact me at the number listed on our property profile. Again, thanks!

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Rooms & Rates

Hillside Suite

The Hillside Suite is situated on the lower level of the main cottage, steps away from our romantic rock garden with waterfall, has its own entrance, and is completely private. A beautiful antique clawfoot tub and shower provides a relaxing bath. This room also features a spacious breakfast nook, gourmet coffee/tea supplies, enhanced cable television for your viewing pleasure, as well as free Wi-Fi. Of course, do not forget our tremendous breakfast... delivered to your suite each morning.

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

Dove Cottage

In Dove Cottage you will experiencing the luxury of designer fabrics and bedding in shades of crimson, sage, camel, and linen white, fine artwork, continental cottage antiques, a hot tub for two, and tasteful accessories throughout .

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

Tobe Smith Cottage

Complete privacy is promised in this cozy cottage that stands alone on the property’s edge. From its own wrap-around deck-- complete with outdoor furniture-- that overlooks the lush forest and Ozarks beyond, guests have seen our “resident Bambi” and white squirrels (yes—“white” squirrels—unique to Eureka Springs)!

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

Spring Gate Suite

A corner Jacuzzi with shower awaits you in your beautiful suite. This room also features an electric fireplace, enhanced cable TV for your viewing pleasure. Of course, don’t forget our fabulous gourmet breakfast presented to you each morning on our tree top deck overlooking the Ozarks (weather permitting), or inside our vintage dining area.

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

Blue Willow Suite

Blue Willow is situated on the lower level of the main cottage, steps away from our romantic rock garden with waterfall, has its own entrance and bath and is completely private. An oval Jacuzzi, with hand held shower spray; built into a 20th Century bed frame awaits you in your relaxing bath. This room also features a private balcony/deck with outdoor furniture, and enhanced cable TV for your viewing pleasure.

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

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Location Type

Mountains, Small town


Fayetteville, AR (XNA - Northwest Arkansas Regional) 48 miles

Directions to property:

From Highway 62 (Arkansas), North on Highway 23 to Train Depot, left on Hillside 2 blocks.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Eureka Springs Historic District, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Thorncrown Chapel, Blue Spring Heritage Center, War Eagle Mill, Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, , Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Nights on Weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit is required. A valid credit card number is required to hold reservation. We have a 7 day cancellation policy.
  • Cancellations: We have a 7 day cancellation policy: If a cancellation is made by 6pm 7 days PRIOR to the reservation date, we will happily refund your one night's deposit less a $25.00 booking charge. If a cancellation is made less than 7 days from the reservation date, the full amount of the booking will be forfeited. A $25.00 booking charge will apply in the event of any cancellation.



John Speed

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Reading, the arts, theatre, and college sports

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Gourmet Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30,9:00, or 9:30
  • Serving Location: Private Deck, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Hidden Springs Layered Cheese Paradise
An amazing mix of three cheeses, eggs, dry mustard, and additional spices!



Hot Deal

Hidden Springs Hot Deal

Regular Rate: $180 now $125 (31% Savings:)

Suites and cottages only $125/night. This offer excludes Dove Cottage. Guest must phone innkeeper at (479)253-8688 to make reservation. Please request Hidden Springs Hot Deal. Please contact the inn directly at +1-901-288-7319 to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday

Special Package

Lavish Luxury

Journey through time to an elegant Victorian bedroom complete with European antiques, and combined with 21st Century amenities. This elegant room features a regal queen size bed with pillow top mattress, Waverly and Ralph Lauren designer fabrics and linens in rich tones of deep burgundy, gold, and soft green. A large corner hot tub provides a relaxing bath. This room also features an electric fireplace, enhanced cable television for your viewing pleasure, as well as free Wi-Fi. Of course, do not forget our tremendous gourmet breakfast delivered to your suite each morning $100 per night, any night, any season!

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