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Joe Joy

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Hockaday Cottage - Charming cottage hidden in a secret garden in Eureka Springs

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2

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......

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joe Joy (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


based on 33 traveler reviews

Hockaday Cottage - Charming cottage hidden in a secret garden in Eureka Springs
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 33 reviews

Cozy and charming

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Clean, and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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So cute

  • 4 of 5

It was so cozy. I will go again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage. Great innkeepers.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well maintained and homey.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage with some attention to detail needed

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Hockaday Cottage in Eureka Springs for my wife's birthday! It is super cozy, and very private. The location of the cottage IS somewhat difficult to find, and GPS will not take you there... so make sure you pay close attention to the directions the owner sends you. The street you double back on is called King St...

We enjoyed some local restaurants as well as getting to go explore a couple of caves in the area as well as just walking around down town. This is part of the fun in going to Eureka Springs.

Being as old as it is, the property is very well maintained, however there are some small details that would really set this cottage apart!

The bathroom has a really beautiful stained glass window in the shower, but it is almost completely see through... Maybe a curtain could be put up or the glass frosted?

They provided coffee (seemingly old), and a coffee maker but the jar of powdered creamer was a solid mass of creamer substance like maybe some moisture had gotten in.

The DVD player was not plugged in and the cord was not long enough to reach the outlet so we had to take it down and rig it to sit on a pulled out drawer.

That being said, we really loved the Hockaday Cottage and would absolutely recommend it to others! The aforementioned "bothers" are really just things that could make a truly extraordinary experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extra ordinary cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time staying in Eureka in 20 years. Hockaday Cottage provided me a very warm and comfortable place to land after exploring all the great treasures Eureka has to offer. It's nicely appointed and quite authentic. The cottage has off street parking and is in a very private setting. I was in need of nothing! Thanks for this wonderful resource!! Jay Y

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jay! We loved having you stay with us.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
downtown, 2 blocks
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 62
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
downtown, 2 blocks
Car: necessary


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Cleaning $20
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 14.37%

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Arkansas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full tub with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1) with down bedding
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
European continental breakfast provided in the room

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