Last time around, we had just checked into our long-awaited stay at the Treehouse Cottages in beautiful Eureka Springs. (Click here to start at Part 1) Now I’ll tell you more about how the folks here make you feel like family.
Returning this time with my tween and teen one magnificent mid-March weekend was just as enchanting as before, yet this time I was able to stay and enjoy.
Our home for the weekend--Hillside Haven—is a peaceful and comfortable sanctuary. Situated up the road from the other cottages and walking distance from town, the cottage is suitable for two adults/two adults and two children, and ADA accessible, with a downstairs bedroom and oversized Jacuzzi tub with shower in the bathroom, an upstairs loft with a queen bed and bay window, and the same luxury amenities as the other cottages.
From the spacious deck with a full size hot tub we had a scenic, bird’s eye view of the Ozark hillsides in the distance, the flagstone terraced patio with a fountain, fish pond, flower garden, and private walkways to the remaining treehouses--Cedar Shade and Hidden Oak—just below.
Terry and Patsy were just as gracious and welcoming as the last time, sitting with us on the terrace to catch up on each others’ lives of late. That’s one of the things that makes lodging here such an exceptional experience—an accolade that guests share over and over in the cottage guest books—the warm, welcoming, personal touch found at every turn.
As dusk approached I sat, tuning in to the sweet, mellow cacophony of the birds, allowing the gentle breeze to caress my skin, breathing in the fresh mountain air; all the while offering words of gratitude to both my hosts and the Universe, for such a spectacular place to enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
Next we’ll delve into a little of Eureka Springs’ African American history.