We’ve all been scrolling through our news feed on Facebook when suddenly we come across one of those lists. The lists that you just have to click through because they have a catchy headline that entices you. One such producer of those lists is BuzzFeed. Anyone can post a “list” on BuzzFeed. Their help section suggests posting “cool, funny, interesting stuff that you’ve found online or made yourself that you think has a strong chance of going viral and being shared by other people.” One such list posted recently by Arkansas State Tourism features 13 places in Arkansas that are “made of dreams”. The Empress of Little Rock is #6!
The list claims that The Empress is both rustic and elegant and could be mistaken for a Yorkshire Estate! While our story doesn’t date back to ‘Merry Old England’, we do have quite a distinguished history!
We certainly appreciate the shout out-particularly with so much competition in our beautiful state!
So What’s on The List?
Number one on the list was the new Yurts available for rental at Petit Jean State Park. Yurts are for people who want the experience of being outdoors in a tent, but need more space and to feel like they have a solid roof above- think tepee. The yurts are round, high walled tents with electricity, screened windows, and doors with locks. The ones at Petit Jean can sleep up to six people but yurts vary in size. At only $55 per night, they are an unbeatable bargain!
Another amazing location is Eureka Springs which is home to the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. Like The Empress, this house has a haunted legacy. You can read more about The Crescent Hotel and other places in Arkansas on their blog. If you haven’t visited Arkansas, Autumn is one of the best times! Check out the rest of the list to plan your stay.
The Empress offers plenty of seasonal packages that you can see here! We hope to see you in each of these Arkansas treasures soon!