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Traditional Holiday High Tea

November 10th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Join The Empress of Little Rock on Sunday, December 6th for the first annual Holiday  High Tea and Tour of the Hornibrook Mansion. Start  your holiday season in the elegant “Quapaw Quarter” with a tour of the beautiful and elegant “Hornibrook Mansion” now known as The Empress of Little Rock Bed and Breakfast, in the Quapaw Quarter section […]

Empress Haunting Makes Local News

October 26th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Hauntings pull tourists to state in slow October Among ghosts’ hangouts, Crescent Hotel most-famed By Claire Williams Posted: October 25, 2015 at 2:21 a.m. By Stephen B. Thornton The owners of Empress of Little Rock at 2120 S. Louisiana St. don’t advertise the bed and breakfast as being haunted. But proprietor Sharon Welch-Blair says people […]

Fall Day Trips from the Empress

October 23rd, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Empress of Little Rock is perfectly situated for day trips around central Arkansas, where autumn beauty abounds. Take a drive to Hot Springs: Have lunch at any of the fine restaurants on Central Avenue.   Spend the afternoon shopping, antiquing or find your way to the Observation Tower to watch the leaves turn. Finish it all off […]

Big Boo!-seum Bash comes to Little Rock

October 19th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Empress of Little Rock loves its downtown location because of easy access to such fun events as the Big Boo!-seum Bash!  Remember that children over 6 are welcome to stay at The Empress! Be sure to wear your costumes to the Big Boo!-seum Bash! • Trick-or-treating • Fun and games • Safe and accessible […]

Biketoberfest 2015

October 12th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Did you know that Little Rock was lauded by Bicycling Magazine as one of America’s top 50 bike-friendly cities? Among the features noted are the world’s longest pedestrian only bridge (the Big Dam Bridge) and the Junction Bridge  in downtown Little Rock, the Two Rivers Bridge in west Little Rock, the new mountain bike trails at […]

Discover Little Rock Walking Tour

October 7th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The Empress is proud to be a part of downtown Little Rock.  The city’s urban center is filled with exciting attractions, fun events, amazing restaurants and beautiful scenery.  So we are so glad that the Downtown Partnership is taking the opportunity to share their intimate knowledge of the area with locals and visitors alike in […]

Main Street Food Truck Festival

September 29th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

This Saturday, Oct. 3, the Main Street Food Truck Festival comes to Little Rock’s downtown area. Boasting free admission and blocks of buskers, arts and crafts (and not to mention food!), this year’s festival will host a record-breaking 48 food trucks and 18 vendors. The yearly success of the Main Street Food Truck Festival has […]

Race for the Cure

September 28th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

Have you reserved your room for Race for the Cure weekend yet? Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. Every October,  thousands gather in downtown Little Rock for the Arkansas Race for the Cure. Together, we honor those […]

Locally Labeled~A Celebration of Local Beverage Makers

September 26th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

On Oct 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m, an exciting event will take place in Little Rock.  Join local breweries Stone’s Throw, Diamond Bear, Lost Forty, Vino’s Brewpub, Damgoode Brewhouse, and Blue Canoe Brewing Co. along with wineries BoBrook Farms and An Enchanting Evening for a night celebrating local beverage makers.  All of the listed businesses will […]

Weekend Events in Little Rock

September 15th, 2015 by Sharon Welch-Blair

  There are always events happening in Central Arkansas, and the Empress still has rooms available for this weekend!  Located in the heart of Arkansas’s capitol city, the Empress of Little Rock is a AAA 4-Diamond establishment with historic charm.  Join us for the weekend and see all that Little Rock has to offer.  No […]