Fall Getaway to Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Like many of the artists who live in Eureka Springs, Edwige Denyszyn moved here after a visit. She and her husband planted a vineyard and opened Keels Creek Winery and Art Gallery. Pouring samples of an oaky red, Edwige says, "It's like a university town without the students. Everybody's very passionate about what they're doing, and most of us are not from here."
She's right. All around Eureka Springs, visitors will encounter "settlers" making a go of it doing what they absolutely love, often to the benefit of the 800,000 visitors who traipse through this town of 2,000 each year.
Potters Gary Eagan and Steven Beacham show elegant white vases and cozy pinecone coffee mugs at Zarks Gallery, the showroom above their studio. Two couples have spectacularly rehabbed a 19th-century building as The Stone House, a chic yet cozy wine bar. And at Cottage Inn Restaurant, guests savor slabs of chef Linda Hager's caramel-soaked coconut cake.
Pictured: The Stone House pairs wine with beautiful cheese plates.