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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......
The cottage was nestled in a cute spot directly off of the historic loop, which offered great access to the downtown shopping and restaurants. The cottage was cleaned well, however a few things made me drop the rating to three stars. The cottage is obviously old, and due to the nature of it's age, the top level's floor sinks towards the middle. We were a little concerned with the stability of the cottage, as the lower level's ceiling is also bowing down. My husband is a civil engineer, and was concerned.
Secondly, breakfast was only provided for the first morning. We were disappointed as this cottage is advertised as a bed and breakfast, and although a large bottle of OJ was provided, only two muffins were given for our 4 night stay. Thirdly, there seems to be a bug problem. Any dishes placed in the sink almost immediately attracted ants coming from the drain (even after being sprayed down). There were even ants in the refrigerator when we arrived.
We seemed to have a significant issue with spiders during our stay. We did not notice any upstairs (although there were a few flying bugs upstairs), but almost every time we went to the restroom there were LARGE spiders. There are a few holes in the floor on the upper level, and the bathroom window has a hole which may let the bugs in. We actually checked our belongings for spiders before leaving to make sure we did not bring any home with us. The last day, the spiders were so bad, we considered staying elsewhere.
The convenience of the cottage to the city was wonderful, the atmosphere cozy, but the issues listed above would prevent us from staying here until the issues were resolved.
The cottage was very cute and cozy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Eureka Springs and at the cottage. Thank you.
The cottage is one of a kind!! It was in a quiet area yet only a short walk to the local food & shopping which are both amazing. The yard around the cottage was beautiful & the cottage itself was clean & had everything we needed! Very nice place, a great romantic place to lay our heads!!
The cottage was adorable! It was a very quiet and peaceful stay. A wonderful way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We will be back.
We loved spending our first anniversary here! Looks exactly like the pictures. Quirky, woodsy, quaint and cozy just like the rest of Eureka Springs without the cheesy b&b vibe. The cottage was a nice walk from all of the fun shops and restaurants which eliminated us searching too hard for parking. Full kitchen, full bathroom, cable, cozy bed (full size), and the option to sit in the lush garden. Thanks a lot for having us! Definitely would recommend Hockaday Cottage.
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.
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2 night minimum stay
A 14-day cancellation policy is in effect
1. If cancellation is made less than 14 days before your reservation date you will forfeit the full payment for all days unless your room(s) can be re-rented for the entire reservation and
2 if cancellation is made 14 days before your reservation date you will be refunded in full less a $25 processing fee
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