The Carriage house was built at the turn of the century by anarchitect who also did some work for the World's Fair inChicago. He later moved to Eureka Springs and used his building experience to construct a cottage and the Carriage House for his personal horses. Since its creation, the Carriage House hasbeen called the Barn, and was once used as the horse stables for the Crescent Hotel when it was a girl's school.
Thirty years ago, we restored the old carriage house.
By preserving so much of the original building, we succeeded in keeping the old-time spirit and charm intact and untarnished.
All of the floors are still the original floors, the old cherry woodstables are still standing, and the walls of the upstairs loft arethe original Cedar. We kept the original barn door, simply nailing it shut, and we kept all the gas lanterns up (even though they don'twork) for decorative purposes. All of the glass in the windows isoriginal, with stained glass in both of the front doors. Even thehay pulleys still work!
In order to get the furniture upstairs, we had to use the haydoor. The roomy downstairs has a twelve foot ceiling with twohanging wagon wheel chandeliers suspended above the pool table.
Some believe the Carriage House is haunted, hearing footsteps,sneezes and whispers or feeling as if their being watched fromthe stairs. Come see for yourself.
The Main House was built in 1968 by the Owens,interior decorators from Kansas City, who designed this house with lots of "nooks and crannies." The little blue house across thestreet from us was also built by the Owensas a workshop while they were building theMain House.
We purchased the property in 1994 andhave owned and operated the CarriageHouse ever since, providing lodging andaccommodations to the area and takingcare of our guests during their vacations orweekend getaways.