Wedding Stories - Winter

This is the content for the wedding stories of the winter.

The Johnston's Story!

Toby walked in the door of a local club, Jukebox, he smile and Melissa told her friend he was cute & she was going to make him hers! She watched as he walked closer to the dance floor. Once he was there she grabbed his hand and they danced all night together. She fell in love with that smile that night, even before she knew his name! They were watching a movie at home and Toby paused it, got down in front of Melissa on one knee and said ""I want you to know that I love you and I want to marry you. Will you marry me?" Of course Melissa said "YES!" Comments about Eureka Springs Treehouses: "We stayed in the treehouses. We picked the Venice theme and we absolutely loved it. The whole entire weekend was great! The fireplace, the jacuzzi, the bathroom sink (very neat), all of it has made our first days as husband & wife great! Thank you! Toby & Melissa Johnston - Joplin, MO

The Barnes Story!
Thank you so much! Our stay was absolutely wonderful. You guys made everything about our wedding perfect and super stress free! We will for sure be visiting again!
Thanks so much,
Vanessa and Derrek
The Bentley Story!
Thank you guys!
We loved everything about our stay and wedding! It was exactly what we wanted!
We will definitely stay again and tell everyone about you guys!
Again, thank you!
The Blake's Story!
We knew each other in junior high and high school and had several classes together. We met up again 10 years later over myspace, metting up for our 10 year school reunion. We have been together ever since (3.5 years and married today)! Matt proposed after spending a lovely weekend at a cabin at Mt. Magazine. I was on the balcony looking and taking pictures of the beautiful sunset. When he came behind me and put the ring in front of me with a sweet little something to say before he said "will you marry me"? Of course, it was YES!!

Comments about Eureka Springs Treehouses: Magical, Breathtaking!!!
Matt & Lacie - Conway, AR
The Boren's Story!
Thank you very much for the wonderful wedding experience. You guys were great and we loved the tree house! Sorry it took so long to give you an update, but we've been extremely busy. Can't wait to come and visit and stay at the tree houses again!

We appreciate everything you did for us!

Thanks again,

Travis and Jennifer Boren
The Casidy's Story!

We owe you a huge THANK YOU for the most wonderful, stress free and beautiful ceremony and stay.  We were so impressed withour room, and how you made every detail of our stay perfect.

We loved the pictures of the ceremony and were overwhelmed by everyone's kindness.  You truly put the "special" in our special day.  We made sure to let ALL of our friends and family know what a wonderful place Eureka Springs Treehouses is, and how much we loved it.

Again, the wedding pictures turned out so much better than we could have imagined.  

We will definitely be back soon!  Thank you, thank you for making our wedding weekend amazing!

Stacy and Amanda

The Castillo's Story!
I was a teacher at a local community college where Tracy was a student. We met and became friends instantly. After she finished her schooling we decided to begin to date.

Our first date was funny! Tracy had not dated in over 8 years. So, she invited her son-in-law to go with us to Target to do some Christmas shopping. As the night progressed she felt more comfortable and spent the rest of the night with me. We had our first kiss in the car, in the parking lot of Toys 'R' Us. This was later followed by followed by sitting for a while in the car, pondering whether I should meet her teenage daughters.

The Proposal: As I was preparing to deploy with the National Guard and be gone for a year. After only dating for 6 months, we were browsing in a Christian Book Store and saw a pair of promise rings with the scripture "True Love Waits". We bought a ring for each other and decided to promise to wait for each other and get married after my deployment. It wasn't a formal proposal, but it was formal in our hearts.

Comments about Oak Crest Cottages/Eureka Springs Treehouses: Oak Crest Cottages really makes this experience beautiful and memorable. The staff is great! They ensure that every detail is taken care of. The Treehouses are amazing! This made our wedding even more memorable and solidified our decision that this was the right choice. And that we will return again, and again, and again!
The Coit's Story!
Cindy and I have known each other for about 35 years. I was married to Cindy's sister for 23 years. Cindy helped me take care of her and our 13 year old son. After she passed away about 23 months ago from cancer, Cindy stayed a big part of our lives. She helped me with my son and other affairs I had to deal with. After we fell in love, I knew I needed and wanted Cindy in my life full time and forever. I asked my son and he said he would be all for it. I took her on a weekend trip in October for her birthday. On the morning of her 50th birthday I gave her the present I had bought her. Then I got down on one knee and pulled the ring out of my pocket and proposed. Thank the world she said yes and I didn't ruin her birthday.
We loved the stay in #9 treehouse. The wedding was perfect for us, short and sweet. Just what we were looking for. The romance package was wonderful. We plan on coming back and staying when the weather is warmer and the town is a buzz.
Thanks so much, Bryant and Cindy Coit
The Dawson Story!
Johnny & I met over the internet. We actually had our first date a year ago today, Feburary 14, 2009. Johnny says that she was and still is the most beautiful woman!

All their dates are full of comedic commentary by Johnny, or in Angie's words "lame" comedic commentary. Now the way Angie tells it, she is the funny one, Johnny is such a competitor.

We had just gotten home from the gym. We were having a conversation about life, love, etc. Johnny got down on one knee and proposed. Johnny says...She fell for it!!! And I am so happy she did.

Comments about Eureka Springs Treehouses:
"There is not enough space here to write how pleased we are with everything: the room, the ceremony, the very hospitable ownership. It's beyond what we expected. Thank you for making our day so special.
Jon & Angie Dawson - Ft. Worth, TX
The Dean Story!
We went to high school together. Dusty moved away for six years and when he came back we met up at a mutual friends birthday party. On our first actual "date" we drove out to Kamay where we both grew up. Population of about 400 people. It was 2 am after being out at a bar. We tried to turn around on a dirt road on the backside of an irrigation ditch. We were in Dusty's Dodge Charger and we got high centered, and copletely stuck. We had to call his best friend from high school Eric to come pull us out! We were so embarassed!

How Dusty Proposed:
We were laying on the couch and Dusty said "Are you gonna marry me?" and I said "Ummh yeah" and that was about it!

Comments about Euerka Springs Treehouses:
Everything was perfect! The treehouses was gorgeous. Everyone was courteous and very helpful. Lori @ Shear Fashion Salon was great! We loved all of downtown and the food. The best part of all was the romantic carriage ride through historic downtown and learning the history from one of the last original natives. Thank you so much. We will definetly come back soon!
Dustin & Jessica Dean - Wichita Falls, TX
The Dean Story!
How Did You Meet?
Met chatting online 13 years ago, using an old website called "Tagged" before myspace & facebook was active. In college we met in person and dated for a brief period.

How Did He/She Propose?
We were sitting on the couch watching television after he had just come home from working. He pulled a ring out and asked.

Comments about Oak Crest Cottages/Eureka Springs Treehouses/Your Wedding etc...
We loved the atmosphere, close to town yet feels very remote.

The Denney's Story!
How we met...We started talking through myspace but knew each from school.

Funny dating story...When we first started dating we always made our two best friends play pool in Braden's game room in the dark so we could kiss! We were so mean!

How did he propose....He proposed with rose petals leading up to my ring! I wasn't expecting it at all! And when I found his ring, I set up bouncy balls leading up to his ring! Braden is obsessed with bouncy balls, so I went and bought a whole bunch and mimicked his proposal! He wasn't expecting that!

Comments about Eureka Springs Treehouses...We've really enjoyed our stay here and we were impressed with the treehouse, it's the perfect size for a couple and very nice! The map and the list of favorite places to eat were extremely helpful. We ate somewhere off the list everyday. The wedding was perfect. It was stress free and the chapel was cute! We were excited that we had someone to take pictures of our big day. Coming back to our decorated room made the experience very special. We loved our wedding cake (it's probably the best cake we've had!) And we both really appreciate you guys making our wedding special! We plan to come back for our 1 year anniversary and maybe stay in a cave or castle. PS We enjoyed our baskets! Nice touch!
See you soon, Braden and Olivia Denney! :)
The Dill's Story!
Mark & Jennifer met thru the internet.
Upon meeting they could barely stay apart for an entire day.
Mark proposed in Jennifer's living room.

Comments about Oak Crest:
"We had a wonderful time! Loved the wedding ceremony. The treehouses are just beautiful. We will tell all our friends."
Mark & Jennifer Dill - Edmond, OK

The Goodnight's Story!
How Did You Meet?
Kevin and I met many years ago at my parents church. I was just 19 years old! We were young and stupid and did not marry at that time. Thankfully, we were given a 2nd chance and found each other 15+ years later!
We have been together since and decided to make it official...this time for "us" and that is why we chose an Eureka Springs Get Away!

How did he propose?
Kevin proposed on Christmas Eve. He surprised me by taking me to one of our favorite restaurants. Of course I said YES!

Comments about Eureka Springs Treehouses:
We had a wonderful experience and would recommend to anyone. Perfect getaway for us. Very nice and romantic. We will come back for sure! Hopefully, we can return for our 1 year Anniversary.
The Gubitz Story!

Thank you so much! We had the most wonderful time! Thank you for your hospitality and we already want to come back again.

The Hamilton's Story!
How did you meet? We met on

Funny Dating Story? This would have to be our first date. I was nervous about meeting him since I had previous dates from that hadn't gone so well. so, when he finally asked me if I had plans I said actually yes, I do but would you like to come with me? I brought him on a group date with 10 of my friends from church. The funny part is that my parents and my sisters ended up going to the same restaurant , so on our first date he not only met my closest friends, but met my family as well!

How did he purpose?

When I got home there was a sign that said " follow the roses" There was a trail of roses leading to the bedroom. He had lit candles all over our room, He had his guitar and sang I want to grow old with you from The Wedding Singer. I was balling. When he finished he got down on one knee and asked if I would be his wife!

Comments about Eureka Springs Treehouses-

We had the most amazing time here! The staff was wonderful! The wedding was just what we wanted! We couldn't of asked for anything better! We would recommend this wonderful place to anyone!
The Hitchcock's Story!
Chris took Chelsie to Iowa where she was born. Chris took her to Des Moines, and proposed to her on the steps of the state capital! We both cried in this special moment together.

Comments about Oak Crest Cottages: We really enjoyed our stay. The ceremony was great! Thanks, Ben & Dawn. We would like to come back and stay here again in Treehouse #10!
Chris & Chelsie Hitchcock - Kansas City, MO
The Leach Story!
My husband and I were married in your little chapel on 03/03/18. We received a paper to share our story so I decided to send you and email because of all I wanted to say...

Our story with your guys starts in March of 2016. I came across your property on facebook and thought it would be a really nice place to take my boyfriend on a little trip. All on me. This would be the first time that I plan a trip for us, and I wanted to pay for it all. He had done so much for me and I wanted to show him how much I appreciated him.

I booked our stay with you guys from March 2-4 of 2016. I had planned for the Romance Package as a surprise for him on the 3rd. As soon as we drove onto the property, I knew this was going to be just what I had wanted. A nice quiet, romantic little weekend get away. I made reservations for dinner on the 3rd at the Grand Taverne for a really nice dinner while you guys got the room ready for the Romance Package. Little did I know, he had a surprise for me!

After dinner, he ordered a desert for us to share and while we were eating our chocolate cake, he popped the question and asked me to marry him! It was the best day of my life, until 3/3/18.

We came back to the room that was full of candles and rose petals and a bottle of champagne. It could not have been any more perfect or beautiful.

So we fast forward a bit and to 2017 and we are trying to start planning our wedding. This is not the first marriage for either of us and neither one of us are the type of people who like to be the center of attention for a crowd of people. So we decided the best place for us to get married is where we got engaged and on the day he had proposed to me.

We booked the same room we stayed in before. Went to dinner after our wedding at the Grand Taverne. And came back to the same beautiful set-up. It was perfect!

The ceremony was short and sweet. The pictures were beautiful and we had a lot of fun taking them. The cake left for us in the room was perfect! So Yummy!

My husband gave me a little chest before we had left on our trip and today is holds some of the rose petals from our wedding day, the little rings that were on our cake, the bottle of champagne and the glasses that say we were married at Eureka Springs Treehouses along with our marriage license.

I can't tell you guys how perfect our wedding was for us! How wonderful the pictures are which seems to capture the love we have for each other.

When I got back to work I had to show everyone how awesome your property is. I have a co-worker that has a booked a special birthday surprise for his wife in mid April!

We can't wait for our next trip to stay with you guys! I am sure we will be seeing you guys on a few of our anniversary's.

Thank you.... Thank you for making our wedding so perfect for us!


Sarah and Scott Leach
The Little Story!
How Did You Meet?
A friend of mine worked with Matt and was talking about me to him. He messaged me on face book we went out on a few dates... the rest is history.

How Did he/she Propose?
We went on a vacation to Mexico. He proposed at the top of a cliff by the Mayan Ruins. Absolutely amazing.

Comments about Oak Crest Cottages/Eureka Springs Treehouses/Your Wedding etc...
Absolutely amazing place. They go above and beyond for their customers.
The Maxwell's Story!
Here is our story.

We met on an online dating site and we lived 2 hours apart. The distance was a big drawback, but we made it work with a lot of driving back and forth. On our 3rd date, I drove to Roy's house. We were supposed to go out to dinner, but before we left he wanted to finish installing a wii switch in the living room. I was being helpful by holding the flashlight while he worked and he turned to me and said, "you know, I hope I don't get electrocuted because I didn't turn off the electricity for this switch." All the sudden he starts making this crazy buzzing sound and jerking! I thought he was being electrocuted for sure! I was scared silly! He started laughing and I realized he was pulling a prank on me. He got me good! I do love his sense of humor and that he makes me laugh.

Roy races micro sprint cars and we were out in his garage looking at parts he had made and I turned to walk back inside the house. He walked up behind me, wrapped his arms around me, kissed me and whispered, "Will you marry me?" I was completely taken by surprise, but I said yes! It wasn't a romantic proposal, but it was definitely memorable!

We loved our treehouse! It wasn't the exact one we wanted. Everything else was booked and we were lucky to get the Paris Treehouse. We weren't disappointed. We loved the jacuzzi, the romance package and everything about our stay. Our wedding day was beautiful. We definitely plan on coming back and we hope we are able to book a castle treehouse or the ultimate Venice.

Thank you for making our wedding day special!
The Mitchamore's Story!
We met through mutual friends. We soon discovered our mutual love for Sooner football. It didn't take us long to discover we shared many interests. Chris made reservations at a fancy italian resturant in Krebs, OK. We had a private room and our 3 kids were present. Jamie put a piece of cheese in her mouth when Chris put the ring on the table and proposed marriage. Needless to say Jamie choked on her cheese.

Comments about Eureka Springs Treehouses: We have had the times of our lives here! We can't wait till our anniversary so we can come back!!! Love, Love, Love our wonderful experience Eureka Springs Treehouses. We have decided that Eureka Springs is our new most favorite place on Earth!!!!
Much thanks to Ben & Dawn!
Jamie & Chris Mitchamore - McAlester, OK
The Parris's Story!
Thanks, Elaine and Don, for a very special, moving ceremony. It was absolutely perfect for us! One knows something is divinely blessed when we booked our wedding for the middle of February. Yet, in the dead of winter, after two or three previous blizzard/high snowfall years, this year, the skies were clear and a deep blue color. There was no snow anywhere and we had one of the mildest winters on record. On that Sunday morning, the sun shone brightly and all was in perfect alignment with the world!
A year ago, to the very day of our wedding, we both attended a spiritual retreat in Tampa, FL. Dee left Tulsa in at least a foot of snow and I drove from Ft. Lauderdale, FL in sunshine. Our reasons for being at the retreat had nothing to do with relationship or romance, but things again divinely conspired to bring us together.
As I waited for the conference room doors to open to admit the 500+ people, Dee came and stood up right next to me. I felt her presence before I saw her, and knew I had to turn around and speak. The rest is, as they say, history.
Eureka Springs and the Treehouses are wonderful! For sure, we'll be back!
Geoff & Darla Parris
The Poff's Story!

We met at a local restaurant in Little Rock. Patrick was a server and Amberli was a hostess. Patrick immediatly liked Amberli even though she didnt seem interested. In time with lots of flirting we eventually exchanged numbers. our first date was Cinco dDe Mayo and the rest is history.

Comments about Eureka Springs Treehouses: Everything was perfect the room, the wedding, the view, everything was amazing . Somehow you are right in the middle of the city but you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Perfect place to runaway and get married!



The Rinehart's Story!
How did you meet: we met online

Funny story: After dating over a year, Jimmy and I parted ways only to realize it was a mistake. Seven months later we were reunited by chance when I unknowingly included him in an email requesting donations for Race for The Cure.

We both realized how much we loved one another and quickly rekindled our relationship and Jimmy proposed Christmas Eve.

We have already started recommending you to friends and family and will be happy to provide a wonderful recommendation on Trip Advisor!

The Spikes's Story!
Chad and Penny met thru a mutual friend. From the first day we met we knew there was lots of chemistry. Ok, "well love at first sight". We started dating and soon after decided to get married. We knew that we were perfect for each other.

Comments about Eureka Springs Treehouses: We totally enjoyed every aspect of our romantic getaway and wedding. The New York Treehouse was awesome and the carriage ride was fabulous. Ben and Dawn went above and beyond what we ever expected.
Thank you.
Chad & Penny Spikes - Benton, AR
The Turney's Story!
How we met...We actually met 10 years ago working together at a church camp. Neither one of use really remember each other from that summer. Ten years later I'm leading youth at my church and Justin is a youth minister across the state and we end up on the same mission team in Nicaragua with Little Ones Ministries. We hit if off on the friends...he didn't seem interested in anything else and I was way past the chasing boys stage. In the end he got over the 4 hour distance between us, we went out on a date once and pretty much fell for each other. Fast - Hard - Forever!
Funny dating story...We really only went on 1 official date on Oct 18th 2014. Talked on the phone for a couple of weeks and decided to get married by the first of November. Guess you could say it was a really good date. :)
How he proposed...We really didn't have an official proposal..we both just knew we weren't dating just to date. It was about marriage and honoring God with our relationship. After all, He did a lot to bring us together!
Comments about Oak Crest Cottages/Eureka Springs Treehouses/The Wedding,etc...The wedding was beautiful despite the rain. :) It was just about us and our parents and not a lot of ridiculousness that goes with weddings these days (trust me I've been a bridesmaid 7 times). The honeymoon package and treehouse were beautiful and intimate and we'd recommend this place to anyone! Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding and honeymoon! :) Ashley Turney
The Washington's story!

How we met?  We met at work a few years ago.

Funny dating story?  The first time we actually met we were working at Academy.  Reggie was the new guy.  We both turned a corner and smacked into each other and both awkwardly ran away in the directions we both came from.  We started talking a few days after that .  About a month later I asked Reggie out to our first date!  Here we are years later living our happily ever after!

How did he propose?  Reggie proposed to me in the shark tank at Jenks Aquarium!  Followed by a behind the scenes in to the shark tank!

Comments about Oak Crest Cottages/Eureka Springs Treehouses...We loved our stay here and can't wait to come back every anniversary to see the other rooms!!

The Yancey's Story!
We met on-line, but knew as soon as we talked that there was a connection. When we met in person, we knew for sure that we wanted to see what God had in store for us. We have had a lot of laughs while dating each other, and we don't plan to ever stop 'dating'. When he proposed, he took me to his hometown/homeplace, and to one of his favorite spots, and asked me to marry him.

We absolutely loved our Hobbit Cave! Very inviting and cozy. Our Wedding Ceremony was very special, and we loved all of the little details. We hope to come back again for a special trip.

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