A beautiful and stately five-bedroom home stands serenely in a quiet corner of Eureka Springs on a spur of the Crescent Mountain where the tall trees whisper in the gentle breezes. This Colonial Manor House, built in 1902, is a two story structure, resting on a granite wall with columns and verandas going completely around the Manor on both floors. This iconic residence now welcomes visitors to share in its legacy.
A Five bedroom, Five bathroom House
Two luxury suites that include:
- Owners suite with king bed, large bath, and jetted tub
- Unique manor loft which pairs historic architecture with modern convenience
Three “kids” rooms:
- Each Victorian-styled bedroom includes a king or queen bed and a private bathroom
Additional Features include:
- Full kitchen with breakfast nook
- Formal dining room for eight
- Large parlor for gathering with hardwood flooring and fireplace
- Wrap-around decks with rocking chairs
All Accommodations in the Lookout Estate will include a Host Fee. The Host Fee includes access to Spa, Pool and Resort Activities, WiFi Password, Downtown Shuttle Service, Parking both on-site and Downtown (Exclusive of Saturday until 6PM) Service Gratuities, Cleaning Fee, beverages/ice in the refrigerator, bellman service, security, as well as guest information and Welcome to Eureka Springs Gift. The Host fee is 10.25%
The Manor House History
From its inception, the house has had a connection to wellness.
The original owner, Julius Labsap, was afflicted by a nervous disorder and came to this area from St. Louis seeking wellness from the curative springs, specifically in Mr. Labsap’s case – Grotto Spring Reservoir. Other owners would follow, but none more influential than Chicago Tribune writer, Marge Lyon.
Mrs. Lyon and Jedge, her husband, resided at the Manor for a number of years beginning in the nineteen forties. Marge Lyon wrote articles for the Chicago Tribune and later accepted a position with the School of the Ozarks at Branson, Missouri. As a writer, she penned the name “Sunrise Mountain Farm” to depict the Manor’s rolling estate.
During the twenty some years the Lyons owned the home it was fashionable, if not a health requirement, to take advantage of the spa treatment available locally. Rejuvenating baths and massage were available at the Basin Spring Bath House where Alice Coleman, a young nurse, developed a clientele. During her long span as a health worker, Alice endeared herself to many residents including Irene Castle, a famous dancer thought to be the “Ginger Rogers” of her day.
In 1981, Grace and King Gladden, founders of what is now Equity Bank introduced the classic French Blue colors to the entire estate, greatly expanded the kitchen in the Manor house, and opened the original caregiver’s cottage, “Lookout Cottage”, as a guest accommodation.
Sunrise Mountain Farm was repositioned as The Lookout Cottages Estate. Today, The Manor house joins the rental collection.