Our History

Circa 1889, Restoration 1997

A Fascinating History dating back to 1889


The Inn is one of the finest examples of Colonial Revival / Steamboat Gothic Architectural styles built in 1889.  We’ve collected a fascinating history from previous owners with a collection of items discovered on the property.  In town you will learn the history from the beginning Native American Indians, Hernando de Soto, to the influx of travelers looking for healing Hot Springs waters. Through War World 1 & 11, the roaring 20’s, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, the gambling years to Frank Sinatra and past decade of Bill Clinton’s Boyhood home town.  We're sure they’ve all been by and admired the Inn's property.  The Inn has been featured in commercials, TLC channel reality show, Southern Living magazine, and most recently PBS documentary AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Presents “Clinton” the 42nd President


Originally, in 1889, the property started as a city block subdivision that was sold off and developed by several different owners. The Inn was built as a Colonial Revival steamboat Gothic style home with additional Carriage House. Over the years, the National Park developed the land across from the Inn and included a bathhouse, the National Parks Superintendent’s home, Park Ranger headquarters and several beautiful buildings serving the National Park.  

The Inn opened in 1999 after an extensive two year renovation by your host and owner, August Ericson.  Since 1999, we have acquired 3 acres of the remaining subdivision, as well as the history, and have plans for future additions to our Inn.  We invite our guests to relax on our large wraparound porch tucked beneath the two largest Grand Magnolia Trees in Hot Springs. We have many landscaped areas to enjoy, including; two small lily ponds with fountains, Gazebo, side Verandah with swings and sitting areas.  There’s on-site lighted private parking and trailer/boat parking is conveniently located on the property.  Our family home is next door, which we enjoy living so close to all Hot Springs offers and think you will too.  

Spring Street Inn, 522 Spring Street, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901 

Reservations 9am to 5pm:  501-318-1958      Email:  springstreetinn@outlook.com