Cliff Cottage Inn - Luxury B&B Suites and Cottages

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


Named one of top 6 "Most Romantic Inns in the South" by Southern Bride's Romantic Destination Magazine, Cliff Cottage Inn is the only B&B in the heart of Eureka Springs Historic Downtown/Restaurant District.It's also the only inn with an elf who delivers a full-gourmet breakfast right to your suite.The Inn's four historic immaculately restored cottages are all in a row just 17 steps to Main Street & Eureka's best restaurants, shops, galleries & clubs.Each Jacuzzi suite features elegant décor,antiques,art plus lots of space & privacy.Perched on a hillside, all guests have their own pre-assigned off-street parking space; covered for motorcycles.Each cottage features 2 spacious Jacuzzi suites with private porch or balcony, King/queen beds, private livingrooms, in-room coffee, tea, cocoa, complimentary wine or Champagne...all designed to make your stay restful and fun.The inn's 2 other stand-alone cottages have fully-equipped kitchens & private outdoor hot tubs. (Breakfast not available to cottages with kitchens). Just inducted into TripAdvisor's "Hall of Fame", their highest accolade for five consecutive years Awards of Excellence, Cliff Cottage Inn is a National Historic Registry/Arkansas Preservation Heritage Landmark property.Celebrating a birthday, anniversary or just want some quality time together? You couldn't make a better choice than Cliff Cottage Inn! Over 500 5-star reviews from our guests on the internet tell it all! Small Wedding Package available




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

Wonderful Romantic Getaway

5 on May 30, 2017

My husband and I visited Eureka Springs Arkansas (a charming Victorian village) a few years ago and stayed at Cliff Cottage Inn. The accommodations there were so nice that we wanted to stay there again. This time we chose Zelda's Studio, a charming stand-alone cottage built into the cliff. Even though it has a fully stocked kitchen, we opted for the "Breakfast for Two" that was brought to our door each morning by the resident "elf" as I remembered how wonderful the breakfasts are, beautifully presented and delicious. Zelda's Studio includes a private hot tub on the deck that looks out into the woods. We even saw some deer that came down to say "Hello." One of the best things about staying at Cliff Cottage Inn is that you are just steps away from Main Street and can walk to all of the fabulous restaurants and shops.The cookies, snacks and wine left by the elf are another added treat.

Innkeeper Response
We were so happy to have you staying with us again and grateful that you chose to return to our inn. Zelda's Studio is our newest offering in choice of suites/cottages and glad you enjoyed your stay...Zelda (F.Scott Fitgzerald's wife) also sends her thanks! :)

- Sandra/Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Cliff cottage/ Sarah Bernhardt Suite

5 on April 17, 2016

Our stay was absolutely perfect. The inn is in the best possible location for shopping the downtown area and really easy to get in and out of despite despite the traffic of Eureka. The innkeepers Sandra and Carl were super friendly and eager to help with any questions you might have about what to do and eat! I love the Victorian style and I felt like we were staying in a dollhouse! Breakfast was spectacular and wonderful to eat in my gown in front of the lovely picture window. Won't stay anywhere else now. Darryn and Renee Ternes

Innkeeper Response
It was such fun to meet another fellow antique-lover! Best of luck in finding that Victorian home of your dreams up there in Kansas where we hear they have some real beauties! And thanks for the kind words about the suite and our breakfasts...all the inn elves thank you!

- Sandra (innkeeper)

Wonderful place to stay

4.6 on March 29, 2016

We celebrated our 40th anniversary there in March 2016. What a wonderful place and the service was perfect! Sandra and her elves out did themselves. Looking forward to staying there again. The food was great! Thank you.

Innkeeper Response
So glad you both had a happy 40th and enjoyed your stay! We loved meeting you both. All best, The Elves

- Sandra (innkeeper)

Perfect Romantic B&B Get Away

5 on October 05, 2015

We were looking for a place for our one-month anniversary. Cliffs Cottage Inn was the ideal place. It is set a the bottom of the historic main street and so convenient. It also included parking, which is a must for anyone visiting Eureka Springs. The room was very well decorated - a bed and breakfast place which is what we were looking for. When you read about the gourmet breakfast included in the daily rate and brought to your is just that - fabulous (and very creative dishes)! As the proprietor Sandra would rate the food experience - #####. We also liked the personal touches of providing a history of the namesake for our room and great info about shops and places to eat. Sandra even took the time to rate most of the nearby eateries based on her experience (very helpful). The place was very clean, and again it had that historic Victorian house charm we (a Generation X couple) enjoy! Sandra and Carl were great and worked with our schedule and needs. They give great instructions for everything. We highly recommend!!!

30th Wedding Anniversary

5 on May 27, 2015

We wanted a quick, romantic getaway for our 30th wedding anniversary and there could not have been a better place to stay than Cliff Cottage Inn. We stayed in the Sarah Barnhardt Suite and Sandra and Carl had it decorated and set up perfectly with no detail overlooked. We did not see the other rooms in person, but the Sarah Barnhardt Suite is exactly what you would expect from an 1880's Victorian home and the decor was exquisite and very detailed. (Some details even take a day or two to register.) The elf-delivered breakfasts were amazing, again with such attention to detail that we felt like royalty. The view out of the front, overlooking Spring Street and the privacy availed out of the back (next to a cliff) made this suite perfect for our getaway. We definitely recommend this place and these owners when you are looking for something that will exceed your highest expectations.

Innkeeper Response
It's always a treat for us when a guest chooses our inn for a very special occasion like their 30th anniversary!! Thank you both for sharing your joy with us! We're so happy you enjoyed your anniversary!!!

- Sandra (innkeeper)

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!

- Sandra (Head elf)

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.

- Sandra (Head Elf)

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!

- The Elf (innkeeper)


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!

- The Elf (innkeeper)

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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 at main inn.

  • 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

Nightly Rate: $259 - $259

Zelda's Studio

Not available for the 2016 season

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

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Location Type

Heart of Historic Downtown, 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, Small town


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/Restaurant District. The inn is on a tiny street on the hillside right above the trolley depot and it is just 17 steps and a 2-minute walk down the hill to Main Street and all the neat shops, restaurants, galleries, clubs. Guests love the location because they can go shop and then easily bring the treasures back to their suite or cottage for a little nap before going back down the 17 steps for more fun. Innkeeper emails guests specific directions as nothing is in the right place in Eureka with garmins, googlemaps, etc.-

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Kitchenette, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , Free WIFI at main inn; 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, TV Video games, VCR, Wet bar

On-site activities

Bird watching, Small Intimate Elopement Weddings, Music Festivals, Car Parades, Inn's Literary Salons, , Shopping, Sight-seeing

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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/date changes regardless of reason. You will receive full refund of your deposit, less the cancel/date change 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 or for Optional Extras ordered (cakes, flowers, etc.).
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Sandra and Carl and Smokey

Languages spoken

Romance, English, French, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs , 9 deer, 3 chipmunks

About the innkeepers

After spending 7 years single-handing her hot pink sailboat in the Pacific from San Francisco to Easter Island, Sandra arrived in Eureka Springs by magic, designed and built her main Victorian replica inn (did much of the building herself!) and restored three other historic cottages. She learned to cook in France on an 18th-century wood-burning stove and LOVES to cook. In her other life, she was an actor and appeared with Philadelphia Opera, S.F. Opera and many theater companies.

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Gourmet delivered

  • Time Served: 9:15 delivery begins
  • Serving Location: All breakfasts delivered to your suite , Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Vegetarian and Gluten-free with 48 hours advance notice

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".


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