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Best place to stay in Eureka Springs?

Howdy gents -

I'm planning a trip to Eureka Springs for early May and wanted to see if anyone had a suggestion or two on where to stay in Eureka Springs. I'll probably stay for 3 or 4 days, so I'd want something comfy to come home to at the end of the riding day.

Anyone been recently?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 2007, 11:42 am
 
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Eureka Springs??

If you mean ES Arkansas, I was there just yesterday!

What do you want? There is everything from luxury B&B's to basic lodging. There is a bike themed place out east that is HD centric, Iron Horse stables (iirc). A group from the IBMWR gang stays at the Swiss Holiday motel each Sept and they are bike friendly, across the street is the Pig Trail. If you're going to spend your time down town, I would look for hotels that have good secure parking. If you are going to ride, then keep away from down town.

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just a question

Please enlighten me on the following:
When travelling on a bike in the States - are there hotels/motels with guarded parking lots? Or how you make sure that the bike won't be stolen?
And one more : how much cash you take with you and for what reasons? What can not be paid by card?
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Swiss Village Inn. Bunny from the IBMWR mailing list (www.ibmwr.org) uses that as the location for his annual gatherings. The LT guys have used it several times. It's inexpensive, clean, next door to food and booze (so you don't have to ride someplace).

Also, the Basin Park and Crescent Hotels are the ultimate in luxury if you are looking for that.

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Please enlighten me on the following:
When travelling on a bike in the States - are there hotels/motels with guarded parking lots? Or how you make sure that the bike won't be stolen?
And one more : how much cash you take with you and for what reasons? What can not be paid by card?
TIA
First 2 questions about bike safety: From my experience, it rarely happens that someone will steal a BMW bike. Generally I speak with the clerk at the desk about safety and more often than not, they will tell you where to park it so they can keep an eye on it (PM and night shift clerks). Generally I will tip them the next day or put some cash in an evelope for them.
Depends on where I am traveling to and how long on the road. May take several hundred dollars cash (extreemly rare if I ever take more than a thousand).

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Very cool! Thanks Rob & Jeff for the suggestions. Pretty much just looking for something cozy but not too plus since I'll be there for a few hours at night is all. Swiss Village Inn sounds like it just might fit the bill.

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You can also get a disk lock w/alarm. Just don't forget to remove it before riding in them morning. Some of those come with a coiled cord that you can attach to the throttle with a tag (Remove before flight).
Not too much of an issue with credit cards. I've carried no more that $200.00, but with the knowledge that I also have an ATM card to get cash later on if I need it.



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Very cool! Thanks Rob & Jeff for the suggestions. Pretty much just looking for something cozy but not too plus since I'll be there for a few hours at night is all. Swiss Village Inn sounds like it just might fit the bill.
Nexus-6,

I am sorry for hi-jack. Just was fulll with my thoughts about the trip and joined your trip thread.

May Jeff move my question to a separate thread, please!
Sorry once again :-)

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Please enlighten me on the following:
When travelling on a bike in the States - are there hotels/motels with guarded parking lots? Or how you make sure that the bike won't be stolen?
And one more : how much cash you take with you and for what reasons? What can not be paid by card?
TIA
The only place you may find guarded lots is in urban areas, some hotels have cameras to the parking lot. In some ways the little motels are or inns seem safer for bikes, cause chances are the bike is right outside your room. The alarm system and maybe a good disk lock or chain would be a good deterrent to prevent thefts of opportunity. Of course if an organized thief really wants the bike, they will get it. And again except in more urban area's, there is NOT a bunch of roving gangs stealing bikes. ( I would be cautious though).

Almost everywhere in the U.S. accepts Visa/Mastercard. Carry cash though, because there will a few instances where some merchants special events will only accept cash. Usually the good restaurants with the lines out the door. Also very small purchases, $5.00 to $10.00 at some small stores are discouraged cause of Merchant processing fees kill the mom and pop buisnesses....

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easyman,

No worries mate! Glad to share the same topic space since it all sort of intertwines!

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