Looking for a place to stay within a short walking distance of Main Street & Spring Street, where Unique Shops, Award Winning Restaurants, Local Artisan Studios, Historic Landmarks, Trolley Stops, Blooming Parks, Flowing Springs, and Walking Paths through Nature’s Beauty abound?
Rose of Sharon Cottage offers a Beautiful and Tranquil Setting, with free parking, just two blocks from Eureka Springs Historic Downtown Shops, Artists Galleries, Restaurants and Trolley Stops. Three spacious suites decorated in elegant cottage decor with plenty of Outdoor decks and covered patios lit for your evening enjoyment.
Come Stay at the Rose of Sharon Cottage!
I spent the first 25 years of my life in Iowa and enjoyed every minute of my childhood there, exploring the woods, the lake, the river and helping out on the farm. Opportunities led me to southern California for the next 32 years. While California has many sights and destinations to explore, I missed the green of the woods, the quiet of the lake and the beauty of the night skies.
In 1996, I happened upon Eureka Springs, Arkansas while visiting relatives in southern Missouri. I immediately fell in love with the town.
In my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful spots in the world.Eureka Springs offers historic homes with many walking trails through town featuring the beautiful gardens and running springs, an artist and craftsman community (which is right up my alley, as I love working on various crafts) offering unique gift shops, outdoor recreation with nearby Lake Leatherwood, Beaver Lake and the White River.
While on a visit in 2006, I had the opportunity to purchase
The Rose of Sharon Cottage!
My only setback to moving immediately to Eureka Springs was that my two boys, Eric & Scott, were in their teens and wanted to finish high school in southern California. With property management help, I was able to buy the Rose of Sharon Cottage and rent it as tourist lodging.
In January of 2010, with both boys graduated from high school and on their own, I made the move to Eureka Springs and the Rose of Sharon Cottage. I’ve spent the years since renovating and decorating the cottage and its gardens. I was recently awarded for Outstanding Renovation of Commercial Properties.
It gives me great pleasure to share my home and town with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I invite you to visit , as I look forward to meeting and making new friends!
Wishing you a wonderful stay,
The Rose of Sharon Cottage was built circa 1887. The town of Eureka Springs began to sprout with several clusters of houses around the mountains which make up the beautiful city today. Early in 1882, Eureka Springs became a “city of the first class” with 5,000 legal residents. It was the fourth largest city in the State of Arkansas at that time.
The name “Eureka” is attributed to Burton Saunders, the town founder’s young son, and to Mr. McKay, who had come in search of healing at the popular springs located in this area, and declared “EUREKA” meaning “I have found it”. Today the population just exceeds 2,000.
This cottage was originally built with approximately 1,000 square feet of living space. Today it is just over 3,000 square feet. It survived two major fires around the turn of the century, one of which almost destroyed the house. A reminder of this fire (a large patch) was hidden underneath the carpet in the living room of the main living quarters. During renovations, starting in 2010 the carpet was removed and new flooring laid. The lumber for the house was milled at the saw mill across the street, Perkins Saw Mill, currently an antique store, but houses the original sawmill equipment. The cottage is located on a rock bluff directly above a live spring which flows generously during the winter months of the year. The house was added onto in the early 1900’s, again in the 1970’s and since 2010 ongoing renovations have upgraded the interior without changing the footprint of the cottage.
We have three suites; Susan’s Suite Dream, which is the original cottage, with Rosa Mae’s Hideaway, tucked underneath in the early 1900’s and Katy Beth’s Boudoir added in the 1970’s. The cottage has a deck that runs on three sides, each suite with access directly to the deck and plenty of garden area with a waterfall pond and gazebo to share. In the winter months, the Christ of the Ozarks statue is visible from the back deck.
The garden and waterfall with the pond were added in the mid 2000’s for your enjoyment. You can walk to downtown or catch a ride on the trolley, which has two nearby stops. The Rose of Sharon Cottage is in a perfect location to enjoy the town or just sit back and relax to your hearts’ content.
We offer three luxuriously private suites, Rosa Mae’s Hideaway, Katy Beth’s Boudoir, and
Susan’s Suite Dream. If you have several in your group, consider using more than one suite. All
suites provide you with all of the amenities required for the most perfect stay.
Weekend & Holiday stay Friday & Saturday (two night minimum) – $139 per night* + tax
Weekday stay Sunday through Thursday – $129 per night* + tax
Rosa Mae’s Hideaway
A Two bedroom suite tucked under street level of the Cottage on the Garden/Ground Level:
- Private entrance from outdoor deck & stone patio with swing for two. Central Heat & Air
- Kitchenette has a Dining nook equipped with small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, juice, oatmeal packets & granola bars. Full collection of dining and drinking ware.
- Sitting Room open to the bedroom with a queen sofa sleeper and a collection of games for kids and adults alike.
- Main bedroom just off the sitting room has queen bed and TV with DVD.
- Second bedroom has queen bed.
- Bath with a Tub/Shower combination
Katy Beth’s Boudoir
An ideal suite to celebrate your Honeymoon, Complement an Anniversary or simply Rejuvenate a Romance. It is a romantic retreat you will want to revisit year after year.
- Large living room featuring cozy gas fireplace, air conditioner, vaulted ceiling with fan and french doors entrance from deck
- Light and airy bedroom with sliding door to outside private deck situated in the tree tops, queen bed with white iron head and foot board, air conditioner, built in fully stocked book shelves and granite letter writing desk
- Living room includes queen sofa sleeper, satelite TV and VCR, and a dining alcove
- Kitchenette off living room has granite countertops and is equipped with, a small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, juice, oatmeal packets and granola bars. Full collection of dining and drinking ware.
- Bath has large walk in shower
Susan’s Suite Dream
ONLY INCLUDED WITH A WHOLE COTTAGE RENTAL
(NOT AVAILABLE AS A SINGLE UNIT)
This suite adds:
- Spacious and comfortable cottage living room with front porch entry at Street Level
- Dining room with French Doors opening onto covered Patio with Table and Seating
- Full kitchen with Retro Design Appliances
- Gas Stove/Electric Oven, Refrigerator/Freezer with Ice Maker, Microwave, Double Drawer Dishwasher
- Bedroom has a Queen size Wooden Four Post Bed
- Bath attached to bedroom has a Claw Foot Tub with Shower.
- Living room includes Queen Sofa Sleeper and Satelite TV
with DVD player
- Whole Cottage Rental sleeps 14 people
Whole Cottage rental is two night minimum
Weekend, Friday & Saturday, and holiday stays are $450.00 per night* + tax
Weekday stays, Sunday through Thursday are $425.00 per night* + tax
Rose of Sharon Garden
Rose of Sharon Cottage offers a Beautiful and Tranquil Setting, with Free parking, just two blocks from Eureka Springs Historic Downtown shops, artists galleries, restaurants and trolley stops.
- Three spacious suites decorated in elegant cottage decor with plenty of outdoor decks and covered patios lit for your evening enjoyment.
- Gazebo and three outdoor tables with seating to accommodate a gathering of Family and Friends.
- Outdoor amenities include a gas grill, secluded decks & patios, gazebo, porch swing, sliding benches, tables & chairs, outdoor fireplace and a rock waterfall pond.
- Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of our Garden, Waterfall, and Stone Paths and Decks.
- Most early mornings and in the evenings you may have to share the serenity of the gardens with deer, song birds and my two Cottage cats.
Directions & Check In
Rose of Sharon Cottage is located at 11 Cliff Street, once you arrive in town; (using the directions coming from the East, West, North, and South below) there are several ways to reach the Cottage.
The quickest way is from (South) Main Street/Hwy 23 turn left up the very steep hill on Mountain Street (across from the Basin Parking lot and next to Gadd Springs/Mountain Eclectic Shop). Take the first right, Cliff Street, the Cottage is the 2nd house on the right. Also using (North) Main Street/Hwy 23 you can turn on Hillside (across from the Train Station) turn immediately to the left, Hillside, when the street “forks”, veer/turn to the left on Bridge Street, from Bridge Street turn left on Cliff Street, the Cottage is the 3rd house on the left. OR using Spring Street, (with the banner across it) follow Spring past the Basin Park, Shops, Post Office (a hard right), Rogue’s Manor and the Palace Bath House and turn right down the hill at German Alley (same street– Howell goes up, German Alley down) 2 blocks to the Stop sign (the Rose of Sharon Cottage is directly ahead), turn right on Cliff Street, the Cottage is on your left. Check In at the front porch door on Cliff Street.
Directions to Eureka Springs, AR
From the East:
Take US62W / 23N just past the Best Western on your right and across from Equity Bank (down Planer Hill) to the where the road forks at the Auditorium, to the left up the hill is Spring Street and staying to the right (straight ahead) is Main Street/Hwy 23.
From the West:
It usually works best to take US412E out of Springdale, AR. approximately 18-20 miles to Hwy 45 (be careful here, 45 goes off on a curve). Turn left (North) and take Hwy 45 for 6 miles to where it dead ends at Hwy 12. Turn right (east) and go another 6 miles to Hwy 23. Turn left (North) on 23 and continue until it merges with US 62 (left). Go another 1/2 mile on 62W/23N to where 23N turn right, just past the Best Western (and Equity Bank is on the left).
From The North:
Take Highway 23 coming from Missouri. Take 23 until you see the Old Railway Station (slow down if you want to turn at Hillside on your right) or continue on (past Passion Play Road/Magnetic Drive) until you see Basin Parking on your left and Gadd Spring/Mountain Eclectic on your right. Slow down for immediate right up very steep Mountain Street.
From the South:
The only road from the South is Hwy 23N continue until it merges with US 62 (left) follow
62W/23N to where 23N turns right (just past the Best Western & across from Equity Bank) down the hill (Planer Hill) follow directions to Cliff street from either Spring or Main Streets
(at the top)
Eureka Springs is an attraction in itself. Some of the places we have enjoyed the most are listed below. Don’t forget to go
by the Visitor’s Center. There is a wealth of information and wonderful people to help you plan your trip.