Events Ahead: Victorian B&B Murder Mystery Weekend

Grab your planner when you join me each Monday because I’ll be previewing upcoming events that you won’t want to miss.

Murder Mystery WeekendJill M. Rohrbach
Sometimes my job can be murder! Or at least it could be this weekend if I was able to go to Eureka Springs for the Bed and Breakfast Murder Mystery. I have a conflict keeping me from going and writing about it.

But I’m told there are still a couple slots and rooms left for the event, so if you’re looking for something to do this weekend why not a little mayhem of murder and mystery? The April 9 and 10 event is hosted by The 1881 Crescent Cottage Inn Bed and Breakfast and The 1884 Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast.

Here’s their description of your invitation to a murder:

“It’s the spring of 1905 in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. You have been invited to a party at a Victorian mansion in the “Silk Stocking District” of the resort city of Eureka Springs in Northwest Arkansas. Cyrus K. Conrail, railroad baron and president of the newly opened Eureka Springs & Northwest Arkansas Railroad Company, is throwing a party to dedicate and celebrate the opening of his railroad from Eureka Springs to St. Louis. He has invited investors, community members, family, and acquaintances that have contributed to the creation of the railroad.

“Most city residents welcome and anticipate the boon to their city with the arrival of the railroad. However, the coming of the railroad is not without controversy. Then there are the greedy and covetous friends and relatives of Mr. Cyrus Conrail; a man who would never describe himself as a paragon of virtue and civility, much less be described as such by his family, friends, and business associates… Suddenly a scream is heard! Who dies and who did it?

“Welcome To… The Conrail Affair, a Bed and Breakfast Mystery Weekend. As a participant during the weekend, you will assume the character of one of Cyrus K. Conrail’s invitees. Your character and active role-playing will be important to the solution of the mystery. You’ll be provided with a character outline and a few clues about his or her involvement in the mystery. From there you are free to play your part any way you like whatever your comfort level – shy and retiring or outrageous and boisterous. There is no acting experience required; all you need is a desire to have fun.

“The Bed and Breakfast Murder Mystery Package includes:
Two night stay (Friday and Saturday) at one inn (price dependent on room)
Cocktail party/reception Friday afternoon to kick-off the mystery
Full breakfast each morning at your inn
Dessert and clue discovery gathering Saturday morning
Around-town clue hunt in the afternoon
Buffet dinner Saturday night where after you’ve done your sleuthing, you’ll get a chance to expose the murderer!”
If you have a little sleuth inside of you, give them a call and see if you can figure out who did it. Or was it you?

Call the Bridgeford House at 888-567-2422 for reservations and the Crescent Cottage Inn at 800-223-3246. Or click on the links included on this page to take you to Web sites with more information.

If you can’t make this one, there’s another murder mystery weekend on Aug. 13 and 14. It’s called the Surepop Oil Scandal and is based on a true event that happened in Eureka Springs in the 1920s.
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