Many of you have been to the New England States with us during the fall season. Here’s a new tour for you to locations that we’d bet most of you have never seen or been to. Experience The Lodge at Mount Magazine. Overlooking the Petit Jean River Valley and Blue Mountain Lake, this resort mountain lodge offers 60 guest rooms with breathtaking views of the valley below. Gracing the south bluff of Arkansas's high point, the Lodge at Mount Magazine is one of the finest Arkansas lodges and offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in The Natural State. We’ll visit the Subiaco Monastery for a tour by one of the Benedictine monks. There’ll be time to visit their store where they have taken advantage of the art and skills of the monks both to support the monastery and to spread their ministry through quality religious products, “the labor of our hands.” Next, we’ll visit the Wiederkehr Wine Cellars for a tour and of course, tasting. We’ll visit the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, AR. The museum, founded in 2005 by Alice Walton, takes its name from nearby Crystal Spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building design.
If you are young or young at heart and ready to experience the scenic foot hills of the Boston Mountains, we’ll board the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad for a ride in style on meticulously restored antique passenger cars. Relax as we wind through the river valleys, traverse high trestles, and cut into a quarter-mile tunnel. Our friendly and fun-loving conductors will enhance the journey with anecdotes about the area’s rich history, while tending to your safety and other needs.
We’ll visit and tour the garden home retreat of P. Allen Smith at Moss Mountain Farm. The garden home sits on top of a ridge overlooking the Arkansas River Valley. Garden and lifestyle designer P. Allen Smith is your tour guide as you explore his Arkansas home. The key to his style is an unwavering connection to nature. From the sprawling gardens and the positioning of the house to the way the windows frame the best views, Allen's ultimate goal was to bring the outdoors in. When you see this Gothic Revival masterpiece, you'll find he’s accomplished that and more.
Our final evening will take us to a dinner theatre where you will be treated to a delicious meal and the stage production Dial “M” for Murder. You’ll be on the edge of your seat every thrilling moment of this quintessential murder mystery. It’s a dark, dangerous, and delightful whodunit of forbidden love, suspense, blackmailers, and backstabber’s - figuratively and literally. Seating is limited - sign up early !
OZARK FALL FOLIAGE TOUR
November 3 - 8, 2013