Pet Friendly Lodging in Eureka Springs

by Matthew Knight

The Victorian resort village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, features an entire downtown on the National Register of Historic Places. Its hilly, winding streets contain a wealth of historic Victorian cottages and buildings from the late-19th century. Visitors with pets will find a handful of accommodating hotels along with several pet-friendly parks in the local Ozark Mountains region.

Crescent Hotel

Crescent Hotel, built in 1886, offers dog-friendly accommodations with a two-dog limit per room and a $10 nightly fee as of 2010. The mountaintop spa resort consists of a garden-like landscape with picnic areas and a large yard ideal for weddings. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms, all with antique Victorian decor. The New Moon Spa offers a hair salon and full-service day spa. The on-site Crystal Dining Room serves regional American cuisine with views of the mountain landscape. Harmon Park, a quarter-mile walk from the northwest of the Crescent Hotel, offers a grassy dog-walking area, picnic area and skate park.

Best Western

Best Western, located a half-mile south of downtown Eureka Springs, offers pet-friendly rooms and a small pet exercise area. The hotels only allows pets under 50 pounds and charges a $10 nightly fee as of 2010. Guests have the convenience of the Eureka Trolley located across the street, which travels to all the major attractions in town for a small fare. The hotel has basic guest rooms with a lounge chairs and work desks. Complimentary breakfast is included, and guests have access to an outdoor pool and patio area. Black Bass Lake Park, located less than a half-mile to the southwest, offers open and wooded pet-friendly walking trails.


Travelodge offers budget-friendly accommodations and allows any size pet for a $10 nightly fee as of 2010. Conveniently located a mile south of downtown, Travelodge is within a few minutes' drive of several attractions including the Pine Mountain Theater, the Great Passion Play and the Queen Anne Mansion. The hotel features a small complimentary breakfast area, standard rooms and suites with in-room Jacuzzi tubs. Guests have access to an outdoor pool with a small patio area, and the front desk has area information packets with coupons.

Days Inn

Days Inn features exterior corridor guest rooms with the privacy of pine forest surrounding the hotel where guests will find pet-friendly walking trails. The hotel only allows pets under 50 pounds and charges a $15 nightly fee as of 2010. Guests are welcomed by a spacious lobby area and continental breakfast area, and have access to an outdoor pool and picnic area. The hotel offers basic guest rooms and suites that have in-room Jacuzzi tubs. Within walking distance of the hotel, guests will find the Eureka Pet Junction, which sells dog accessories, as well as Sparky’s Roadhouse Cafe and Shawbee’s Big Dawg Saloon.

About the Author

Based in Southwestern Michigan, Matthew Knight has been writing outdoor and technology articles since 2008. His articles appear on various websites. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from Western Michigan University.