Jim and Nora Viola
About Jim and Nora Viola
Don't let that Texas High School fool ya!! I am originally from Arkansas and made my way back home 2 years ago from living WAY too long in Texas!! Jim is from Connecticut!! Jim and I came to Eureka Springs on our honeymoon 13 years ago and knew it was where we were meant to be someday. We continued to return every year for a vacation until we decided that enough was enough and bought our home in 2004. There was a catch. I had to wait until he retired from a 46 year run with Albertsons before we could be here permanently and that happened in August 2013. People often ask why we don't take a vacation.We feel like living here is a vacation. Being an old hippie girl, I have found my roots here. I am and have always been an artist of some kind. Folk Art wood cutter, professional scrapbook designer, and for the past 6 years an artist of upcycled repurposed sweater art!! Last year we opened a studio on our property. Two time winner of the "Peoples Choice Award" for best artist, Just My Style Recycled consists of all things sweater and knit make overs. From leg /arm warmers, scarfs, and gloves to pullovers and coats.. you name it we have it in repurposed sweaters! I love all things Bohemian and gypsy oriented. If Jim had not stopped me , The Nest would have been remodeled into a swirling caravan of Boho color and whimsy. I am so happy to be able to share a piece of our heaven here with guests that might choose to stay with us. visit us on facebook at The Nest at 188 where you can see a virtual video tour. Don't forget to like our page.
Jim and Nora Viola purchased this House in 2004
What makes this House unique
We are 5 minutes from Beaver Lake and the White River where some of the best fishing in the US is available. We can recommend an excellent fishing guide if catching trout, walleye, bass, etc. is on your agenda!! Please see our website for a list of the calendar of events and restaurants in the area. A Gazebo in front of our home is available for the guests to enjoy as well. Free parking on the premises. We live on a private road with limited neighbors so nature walks are encouraged where all kinds of wildlife can be seen. Since The Nest is located in the downstairs area of our home we will be available to assist them if needed. At night the trees come alive with our light show. It is a special attraction that all the guests love.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Bachelorette Party Night
We had a great time. But beds in living room and trundle bed were very uncomfortable. We had to sleep on the floor with a lot of pillows and cushion. The bride left her pillow and I tried to call and tell him what it looked like and he seamed to care less.
We have had many reviews at the nest with no complaints on sleeping arrangements. We go.all.out to make our quests stay great. As far as the pillow issue I told the quest that the pillow would be on hand at our lodging and she could pick up in the future when back in eureka. The quests only live 2 hours from our lodging.
Great Girlfriend Getaway
Fun weekend getaway! Very unique and eclectic property. Loved the view, the lights at night and the chickens! Owners had a nice surprise waiting for our group. Jim was very cordial and answered all questions promptly. Will definitely consider staying again and bring more friends as I would like to see finished deck - it's going to be awesome!
Nice home and friendly owner in Eureka Springs.
Plenty of space and nice outdoor space as well.
Thanks for choosing the nest. Look forward to seeing you all in the near future. Thanks
Staying at the nest
We had a great stay. They provided a place where you can have all your family together. Games we could play. 2 decks that were awesome to sit out on and enjoy the mountain views or the fish in the pond. We had a great stay. Jim and nora are great people.
Great price / great place
comfortable beds, beautiful view, close to town and to the passion play which was our purpose in going to Eureka Springs. Mr. Jim gave us a tour and jumped right on the problem of the satellite not working when we tried to turn on TV. We took a youth group and had room for everybody. But my husband and I will most likely go back just to have a get away. Thank you, Mr. Jim for your help with everything!
Glad you all had a great visit. Look forward to seeing you again. Thanks
I was pretty nice.
The rooms were a little smaller than we expected, but the owners were really nice and the view was amazing!!!
thanks for choosing the nest for your recent visit. hope to see you all again.