October is one of the best months to visit Pond Mountain Lodge, tucked away just moments from Eureka Springs, AR. It’s the time of year you can really see the remarkable change in elevation on the Ozark Plateau as colors brighten all along the high ridges & down into the valleys. The weather is cooler & more temperate, the fish are biting up at our twin ponds & all of the scenic waterways near us. It’s a short drive to Beaver Lake, the Kings River & the White River for a picnic or afternoon pontoon cruise.
October is dedicated to Eagle Watch & Fall Foliage tours with departures from Starkey Park at 11 am & 1 pm daily except Thursday. There are two active nests on the north end of Beaver Lake where the Belle of the Ozarks takes passengers on Eagle Watch Tours. Captains Jay & Mary Anne Viator have been guiding tours for 27 years & are skilled birdwatchers.
The annual migration from Northern states has a a nice mixture of new friendly visitors that you can view right here at Pond Mountain. Steve spotted 10 wood ducks cruising the ponds this morning.
It’s a fabulous month for antiquing; War Eagle Craft Fair runs Oct 19th – 22nd, but our local shops like the Barn Shoppes just down the road from us, Castle Antiques at Inspiration Point, the Velvet Otter, Antique Affair & Crystal Garden Antiques are open year round & are fully stocked for our busiest month! Eureka West has added a new Antique Mart; check it out!
The 2nd half of October is jammed with great events; Octoberfest, the Mini Cooper Rally, Outback in the Ozarks (an amazing run through 5 state parks!), the 6th Annual Zombie Crawl, Turpentine Creek’s Spooktacular fundraiser (the only time of the year to see the animals at night — lions, tigers & bears, oh my! — & it’s just down the road from us).
Then, of course, there’s Halloween! Eureka is THE Halloween City & celebrates in a big way. Parties everywhere Saturday Oct 28th, (including that Zombie Crawl), & on Halloween itself the annual White Street Walk will showcase every kind of costume imaginable on Hallo-ween-er’s large & small ….
Whatever your favorite activity, the peace of Pond Mountain awaits you! We have luxury suites, family suites, & romantic cabins just a few minutes drive from Eureka Spring’s shops, fabulous restaurants, exciting nightlife, live music, local brews, fine wine, ziplines, museums. Take a nap so you can stay up late …. or just relax with us in your cabin or suite & enjoy that jacuzzi & fireplace!
Autumn is beautiful on the mountain & we want to share it with you.
Have a bit more time to stay? Our “Cabin in the Woods Lodging Special” is a great deal: stay with us 5 nights, receive 6th & 7th night free! Or our “Sweet Suite Special”; stay 3 nights, Sunday – Thursday only, get the 3rd night free!
For more information or to book the peace of Pond Mountain, call Julie, 479.253.5877