Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Blogroll, Eureka Springs Bed and Breakfast, Events, Things to Do

It’s almost that time of year again when Razorbacks football reigns supreme every Saturday in the fall.  A time when Arkansas fans flock to the stadiums in Cardinal red to cheer on the Razorbacks and the famous Ooo-Pig-Sooie can be heard throughout the hills.  The Razorbacks at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville start their season on August 30th when they play Auburn at Auburn.  The Razorbacks are the only division I program that play at two stadiums.  They play their games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville and at the War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas.  In terms of number of wins, the Razorbacks are the 23rd most successful football team in college football history.

The 2014 Arkansas football schedule for home and away games is:

  • Saturday, August 30th @ Auburn
  • Saturday, September 6th vs Nicholls State
  • Saturday, September 13th @ Texas Tech
  • Saturday, September 20th vs N Illinois
  • Saturday, September 27th vs Texas A&M
  • Saturday, October 11th vs Alabama
  • Saturday, October 18th vs Georgia
  • Saturday, October 25th vs UAB
  • Saturday, November 1st @ Mississippi State
  • Saturday, November 15th vs LSU
  • Saturday, November 22nd vs Ole Miss
  • Friday, November 28th @ Missouri

Just a little over an hour drive from Fayetteville where the games are played, is the town of Eureka Springs.  This quaint Victorian inspired town is filled with shopping, dining and fun family inspired activities.  Be sure to make a pit stop at the family owned Razorback Gift Shop and Observation Tower on West Van Buren for all Razorbacks game day essentials.  Make a weekend out of your stay and choose to stay at Arsenic and Old Lace bed and breakfast in Eureka Springs after the big game.

Arsenic and Old Lace is a Queen Anne Victorian style mansion tucked away in the Ozark hills.  The location is far enough from the downtown area to offer peace and quiet but also just a short walk to the Historic District for shopping and dining.  This B&B offers five guest suites each complete with private bathroom.  From the floor to ceiling windows in the Tree Top Suite to the courtyard patio with ivy walls in the Patio Room, each room is unique and inviting.  The fall season brings on chilly evenings so each room is equipped with a seasonal fireplace perfect for relaxing after a long day.  The rooms all have Wi Fi wireless Internet for your convenience.

Each morning a gourmet breakfast is served with courses including fruits and bread, a savory or sweet entrée and juices, tea and coffee.  Drinks and snacks are provided throughout the day for recharging before heading to your room.  There is a wrap-around porch with chairs for reading a good book, conversing with other guests or listening to the local wildlife.  Arsenic and Old Lace is also pet friendly.  Whether you are coming from the big game with a large group or just the two of you looking for a romantic getaway weekend, innkeepers Doug and Beverly Breitling are prepared to host you with southern hospitality and unsurpassed service.  Click here to check room availability and to make a reservation.

Photo courtesy of Jason Csizmadi