Fall Getaway to Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Two-day Eureka Springs getaway: Day one
Eureka Springs unfolds along Spring Street. Ride the trolley to the top of the hill and shop your way down, (479) 253-7333; eurekasprings.org. The mother-daughter team at Wilson and Wilson Folk Art Company paints colorful collectibles, (479) 253-5105; wilsonandwilsonfolkart.com. You'll find more local art at Zarks Gallery, (877) 540-9805; zarksgallery.com, and Eureka Thyme, (479) 363-9600; eurekathyme.com.
For lunch, try the Oasis, an "Ark-Mex" fusion cafe, (479) 253-0886. Later, relax on a tram tour, (479) 253-9572; eurekatrolley.org. Jovial guides dish local lore, and you'll get a great view of the Christ of the Ozarks statue rising above the trees, (800) 882-7529; www.greatpassionplay.com.
Enjoy a glass of wine on the patio at The Stone House, (479) 363-6411; eurekastonehouse.com, or sample a few varieties at Keels Creek Winery and Art Gallery, (479) 253-9463; keelscreek.com. Italian food at Ermilio's is a must-do, (479) 253-8806; ermilios.com. Or try sesame-crusted goat cheese salad at Local Flavor, (479) 253-9522; localflavorcafe.net.
Time to rest your weary feet. If you planned way ahead, you snagged a cabin on stilts at Treehouse Cottages (pictured). From $145. (479) 253-8667; treehousecottages.com
Heartstone Inn Bed and Breakfast is also a gem. Buy the cookbook to make the recipes at home. From $105. (800) 494-4921; heartstoneinn.com