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Historic Hockaday Cottage nestled behind the main house on Spring Street is right in the heart of the city cradled in a beautiful private garden and yet only steps to the action of the downtown area. The cottage is 2 story with a sitting area and bedroom upstairs which houses a four poster bed with down bedding. The full kitchen and bath are downstairs. Bath has a soaking tub and shower which sits under an antique stained glass window.
The cottage was originally a carriage house for horses and carriage storage for the original owner Homer McLaughlin and his family in the 1880's. Later he turned the top floor into a small local grocery where the gentlemen would sit beside the wood stove and play cards. When we restored the cottage we found old newspapers and playing cards in the walls as well as tobacco stains on the floors around the original wood burning stove. I can just imagine the stories that were made up in that room......
Me and my fiance were celebrating our one year anniversary. The cottage was located conveniently close to all the surroundings in Eureka Springs. made it easy for us to get to downtown. You could have walked if you wanted to. We were very pleased with our stay the only thing that we would suggest is better directions next time and getting to the cottage.
I found this cottage on the website and was so impressed with the pictures and reviews. However, we were extremely disappointed. 1) The stone stairway to get to the front entrance was uneven and the stones were deteriorating making it a hazard for anyone who might have problems climbing steps. 2) we were to have the room at 3:00 and it wasn't ready at 2:55. The door to the bedroom/sitting area was unlocked so we went in. 3)The bed was unmade, the clean bedding was on the bed and the pillows were all throw on a chair. 4) The rug needed cleaned and the floor needed to be moped. 5) There is no place to hang clothing in the bedroom. 6) The stairs going down to the kitchen/bath is very narrow and steep. 7) The bathtub was small and hadn't been
cleaned. 8) The worse part is the rooms had mold in them. My husband is allergic to mold and after being in the rooms for less than 5 minutes, he was starting to have a reaction to the mold. 9) The path to the cottage in the back is narrow and only one car can drive on it at a time. 10) The outside is nothing like the website picture. The paint is worn and it looks like an old abandoned building. Needless to say, after driving 4 hours to stay here, we were disappointed. I did call the owners and left a message letting them know that we would not be staying.
My fiancé and I stayed here for 2 nights while exploring Eureka Springs. The cottage was lovely and had a super comfortable feel. It was quite a bit further from town, which I had not expected, but is still within walking distance if the weather is not in the triple digits. (Which it was during our stay- so we had to drive to town and pay to park..) The seclusion was wonderful in the evenings and morning though, as you have ample privacy. The 2 negatives to our stay were the stain-glass window in the shower (I felt very uncomfortable as it was very see through to any foot traffic) and there was a lot of floor dust/ lingering spiders. The cottage has been booked daily for over a month so I expected it to be a little better kept, but all in all we had a great experience and would suggest it for young couples who are easily able to climb very steep/narrow stairs.
Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown. Would stay there again.
My wife and I had a great vacation in Eureka Springs and it was fun to return each evening to this cool cottage. Everything was done up real nice and the property was beautiful as described. Just seconds away from downtown and centrally located to the many attractions. Decorations and accommodations A+, we would definitely recommend.
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