Heart of the Hills Inn

5 Summit Street , Eureka Springs, 72632 USA (Show map)
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Nestled in the Ozark Mountains of Eureka Springs, Arkansas is a circa 1883 award winning Bed and Breakfast Inn & Cottages that have been serving guests for over 30 years. Reasons you should consider Heart of the Hills Inn: •3 block walk to the heart of downtown. Access to in-town walking, biking and hiking trails right from Inn. Order a picnic basket for your hiking, biking or walking enjoyment from the Inn. •Private Entrances to all suites and cottage. •Private decks or porch for each suite/cottage with outdoor dining and seating (you are here for privacy but if you want to socialize the Inn's gardens are just the place). •One night stays accepted. Check out other Inn's and you will see that we are competitively priced. our amenities are top notch as are our grounds and suites. •Chef's gourmet breakfast delivered in-suite or you can dine al-fresco on your private deck or porch. Specializing in getaways for relaxation,refreshment or romance you will find that Heart of the Hills Inn and Cottages is LUXURY4LESS in Eureka Springs.



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

Wonderful B&B, highly recommend!

4.4 on February 10, 2018

We loved the privacy of the Carriage House, so pretty! Breakfast was very good, with fresh fruit and gourmet hotcakes. Our Inn Keeper was kind, respectful and accommodating. We will definitely return!

Overall a wonderful stay

4.4 on February 01, 2018

The bed was super comfortable. Loved the room, the fireplace, and the space. Cleanliness was not up to par compared to our last stay but it was probably a fluke. Breakfasts were divine. Our host put every effort into meeting our needs and ensuring our stay was perfect. We so appreciated his hospitality.

Great cottage house!

4.4 on November 08, 2017

The perfect place if you need to sleep more than 2 people. Cozy and cute and not a bad walk to downtown! Will definitely recommend.

Loving Heart of the Hills

5 on October 22, 2017

This B & B was in a perfect location for our Girls' Weekender. We walked to the downtown area and road the Trolley back to the drop-off point on the corner! Super convenient!

Return trips are a must!

5 on August 23, 2017

We stayed at the Heart of the Hills Inn on Saturday 8/19 in the Summit Suite and loved it! David is so accommodating and thoughtful and even had our room ready 3 hours early. The breakfast is outstanding and not only delicious but absolutely beautifully served. One of the perks that we loved was the in-room dining so you don't have to have that awkward "dining with strangers" as with other B&B common area's breakfast. This is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. The only down side would be that the short 3 block walk to downtown is pleasant going but coming back, you are walking uphill. The weather was sweltering so the walk back, all the way up uphill was not so pleasant BUT I would stay here again and just drive downtown if the weather was not accommodating.

Great little cottage in a great location!

5 on August 21, 2017

Stayed here for a girls' weekend with a friend. This cottage is adorable and perfect for a weekend in Eureka Springs. There were only 2 of us but it would work for the max 4 people if you don't mind sharing beds. We easily walked the short distance to downtown and back during the day. When we went back out that night it was raining so we drove, but it would have been just fine with umbrellas. The cottage is neat as a pin and nicely laid out; our only disappointment is the rain prevented us from enjoying the sitting area on the back deck. The breakfast on Sunday morning was delivered to door and was scrumptious.

Carriage House

3.8 on August 12, 2017

Spent last weekend in the Carriage House. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Very clean and charming decor. The breakfasts were amazing!

Loved that we were able to reserve 1 night..

4.8 on August 05, 2017

Heart of the Hills is one of a couple of B&B's that allow 1 night reservations. Upon arrival David greeted us on the porch by name and showed us to the Cottage. We were celebrating our 26th anniversary in Eureka Springs and HOH was the perfect romantic place to relax and focus on each other. From fresh roses on the table to an amazing breakfast delivered to our cottage, it exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend David and his beautiful Heart of the hills Bed ansnBreakfast for any getaway!

Charming, Great Service!

4.6 on July 26, 2017

This is a very charming, quiet inn with a great location and off-street parking. The inn keeper provided great service and even allowed us to check in earlier to accommodate a massage appointment we had down the road. We stayed in the Gabrielle Suite, which is small, cozy, and fine for an intimate stay. The breakfast was really amazing! Highly recommend Heart of the Hills.

We almost refused to leave!!!

5 on July 09, 2017

We absolutely fell in love with the Carriage House and almost refused to leave! The location of the Inn is perfectly situated between two trolley stops and well within walking distance to the historic downtown area, the Intrigue Theater and two great dining experiences. David is extremely helpful in guiding guests towards the best dining, cultural and scenic activities located in and around the area. We enjoyed our in suite breakfast every morning which kept us filled up well into the afternoon allowing more time to enjoy activities. The Carriage House is private, beautifully appointed in French Country decor and feels like home. We look forward to many return trips to Heart of the Hills Inn! Jim and Lisa Dodson Tomball, Texas

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Rooms & Rates

The Summit Suite

One of our most romantic and spacious three room suites with King-size bed and luxury linens, the Summit Suite sets the stage for making you feel like royalty. The antique gas fireplace adds a touch of warmth and coziness as you refresh, relax and find romance. The large Jacuzzi tub for two is separated from the bedroom by beautiful original pocket doors inviting you to bathe away the evening while listening to your favorite music. The living room with its mixture of antiques and contemporary is furniture also separated from the bedroom with original antique pocket doors. The private entrance off the front porch has a wonderful view of the historic loop. You have your own set of rocking chairs or porch swing, along with a bistro table for two awaiting you with this suite. Antique furniture mingled with contemporary furniture and original art work by the inn owners mother make this suite a favorite retreat.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $159

Gabriel's apartment

A very cozy and intimate three room suite with high ceilings, large windows, private entrance and private deck with spectacular views of the beautiful stone walled garden. Luxurious queen size bed , luxury linens and a zebra stripped bedspread help set the ambiance of this room as Parisian chic. Original movie stills of Marlene Dietrich adorn the walls and were found by the inn owner on a trip to Paris. One is even signed by the diva herself. The private bathroom has a two person Jacuzzi tub with a hand held shower. The expansive private deck has a large umbrella over a bistro table for two and a chaise lounge for those weather permitting evenings. Enjoy a glass of wine while you over look the sunken stone walled garden, or walk down and sit by the stone fire pit under a canopy of green foliage.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $139

The Carriage House

The Carriage House is a free standing cottage on site of the Inn. The Carriage House was for housing the homes carriage in those days of horse and buggy. Later it was converted into a one car garage and in the 1960's was converted into a Doll Store for the city. The original barn for the carriage horse is now the gardeners shed in the sunken garden behind the cottage. Pricing for this room is based on 2 persons and guests 3 and 4 are 20.00 each per night........

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $159 - $169

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Location Type

Listed Historical town, Eureka Springs Historic Loop, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Fayetteville, AR (XNA - Northwest Arkansas Regional) 45 miles

Directions to property:

We are on the upper Historic Loop, approximately 4 blocks from the hospital and high school and three blocks up the mountain from downtown Eureka Springs. Check out the map on our web site for the most accurate location directions.If using GPS be sure and put in 5 Summit Street, but I highly recommend in Eureka Springs printing off the map and directions on the web page.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Golf in area, Buffalo River, Beaver Lake, Great Passion Play, Opera in the Ozarks, Branson (45 minutes away), Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Washer/dryer , Personal private decks or porches, Assigned private off street parking, Outdoor seating and gardens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Movie library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Ghost Tours, Architectural Walking Tours, Massage and spas, Carriage rides, Historic tours, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3-7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside on deck or porches only if not abused
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Children over 12 if pre-approved by innkeeper
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations must be secured with credit card equal to one nights stay.
  • Cancellations: * Refunds are not given for reservations cancelled within 21 days or less prior to your arrival. The rebook fee of $50.00 applies to cancellations greater that 21 days before reservation.



David Mitchell and his mother Shirlee

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About the innkeepers

For over 43 years David worked in healthcare starting as an RN in the NICU of Texas Children's Hospital. After completing dual Masters degrees he moved into administration of hospitals completing his health care career as Senior Vice President of a hospital in Oklahoma.David bought Heart of the Hills to fulfill a life long dream. Back in the 1980's when David worked in Little Rock Arkansas, he frequented Eureka Springs and dreamed of moving here one day and owning a B&B.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:30 - 8:45 am
  • Serving Location: weather permitting on private deck/porch, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian