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2015 Top Ten Live Musical Events for the Holidays in Hot Springs

November 23rd, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Known for performing and visual arts, Hot Springs Arkansas presents live musical events to bring gratitude and joy to your holiday spirit!   All of these events are held at the Anthony Chapel, Garvan Woodland Gardens. Here’s our Top Ten favs:holidays in Hot Springs

  1.  The Muses “Voices of Angels” concert, December 13.  Spectacular!  If you can only attend one Christmas concert, this is it.  We love The Muses so much that we are a small sponsor of this event.
  2. Classics in the Chapel. Be inspired with piano and vocal classics, December 2.
  3. Village Chorale Holiday Concert, December 1. You’ll feel the Christmas gratitude.
  4. Fun City Chorus, a talented barbershop quartet brings great fun on December 7.

5.   Ringers of Hope Handbell Choir, a student group from the Ouachita Academy in Amity presents a musical extravaganza including handbells, strings and vocals. December 8.

6.   Nutcracker Excerpts, present by Hot Springs Children’s Dance Theatre Company. Nutcracker play in Hot Springs Who doesn’t love seeing talented and cheerful children perform this classic? November 29.

7.   Village Chorale Holiday Concert, with holiday inspired songs on December 1.

8.   Hot Springs Flute Ensemble presents “Christmas Around the World” December 21.

9.   Village Strings Christmas Concert performs a variety of holiday favorites on December 9.

10.  Crystal Chimes Barbershop Chorus celebrates the season on December 15.

Most concerts are free, some have a small charge.  Check online for full details.

We’d love to have you stay at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn as you prepare for the enchanting holiday season.  Feel free to reserve your room online, or give us a call at 501.525.6155.

Top Holiday Events in Hot Springs :: Luxury Winter Getaway

November 19th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Many events are scheduled for December in Hot Springs including art, music, theater and much more. In the first part of December a few of the events you might enjoy attending each year include:

Christmas in Hot Springs, AR

Photo by Richard Finley

Holiday in the Park at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Convention Center in Horner Hall. This is an annual holiday event sponsored by National Park Community College and Fun City Chorus. Holiday in the Park includes holiday music by National Park Community College Choir, Fun City Chorus, Soundwaves and several local high schools and elementary schools.
Gallery Walk from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 4. This is a monthly event the first Friday of each month at the local art galleries in Hot Springs. Gallery Walk is a treat every month, but in December it’s a great way to see what’s new in the galleries, enjoy a glass of wine and appetizers, visit with other patrons and maybe get a little Christmas shopping done.

Christmas Parade, Dec. 7 at 6:30pm with an old-fashioned small town feel in downtown.  This Christmas parade in Hot Springsyear’s theme, “The Art of Christmas” features two amazing local artists Richard Stephens and Gary Simmons as Grand Marshalls.  (You’ll find lots of Richard Stephens art at Lookout Point.)
• “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13 sponsored by Pocket Community Theater. This play is a delightful production about a couple struggling to put on a church pageant and includes lots of fun and humor.
These are only four of the many holiday happenings Hot Springs has in store during December. Check the calendar for more information and lots more opportunities.
As always, at the Inn we provide a wonderful place for out-of-town guests to stay during December. The Inn will be decorated and ready for the holidays. It is situated on Lake Hamilton and provides toasty fireplaces; mugs of coffee, cocoa and hot tea; afternoon gatherings with holiday treats; and scrumptious gourmet breakfasts.
Rates are at the lowest during December, so make reservations online or give us a call @ 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you plan your Hot Springs holiday getaway weekend.

Taste of the Holidays Supports Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs

October 29th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Taste of the Holidays, November 19 from 6-9pm, is a fun event to support our fantastic Science Museum,

Tesla Coil

Lightning Made by the Tesla Coil

right here in Hot Springs! A few days ago, Ray & I took our two grandchildren to the museum, and we were blown away with great fun that we all shared!  I just bought our tickets to the Taste of the Holidays, determined to support this incredible museum. You might want to make a trip to Hot Springs, and join in the fun.  Over twenty vendors will be providing scrumptious treats, we’ll enjoy live music, and the museum staff will entertain with awesome science experiments!

The newly remodeled and updated museum features interactive, mind-boggling exhibits.After 2 hours, we still had not seen nor experienced all of the cool stuff. Quite memorable for my grandchildren was the drum set with head set, making lightning in the Tesla theatre, climbing the tree house, and discovering nature’s power to eliminate dead critters.  Fascinating! Note: grandkids or children not required for having fun at the museum!

You are invited to getaway to Hot Springs, and take in the many sights including the Mid-America Science Museum. We would love to welcome you to Lookout Point, and provide great hospitality with comfortable luxury on the shores of Lake Hamilton.  It’s a great time to come stay at our Hot Springs bed & breakfast!

Crystal Mining Near Hot Springs :: Fall Weekend Getaway

October 23rd, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Fall is a great time of year to consider making a trip to Hot Springs to visit the Ron Coleman Crystal Mine in Jessieville, which is a short distance from Hot Springs. The cooler weather makes digging for crystals a lot more fun. For those wanting to learn more about the crystal mines, a digging Lecture Tour is offered at 11 a.m. until noon Dec. 5 at Ron Coleman’s with information on:

  • learning how to dig for crystals
  • explaining what to look for
  • showing participants how to clean crystals
mining in Hot Springs

Dig for quartz in Hot Springs


The Crystal Mine is a popular attraction for tourists from all over the U.S. and is touted as one of the best crystal mines in the country. Visit their website for more information  or call 501.984.5396.

While you’re in town, we’d love to have you stay with us at the Inn and let us know firsthand about your crystal mining adventures. We offer guests a luxurious Inn to return to at the end of an exciting day visiting the crystal mines, plus we’ll provide dark towels for cleaning off the crystals and your shoes. :)

We have a gathering late in the afternoon with wine or tea and a delicious appetizer before planning your Hot Springs dinner at one of our fabulous restaurants.

Our rooms have luxurious beds and linens, a quiet place for a retreat and a breath-taking view of Lake Hamilton from each room. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you schedule a fun outing at the Crystal Mines. Reservations fill quickly this time of year.

Pearl’s Girls, An Original Play :: Garvan Woodland Gardens

October 15th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Anthony Chapel in Hot Springs, AR

Anthony Chapel

Pearl’s Girls, written by local playwright Isabel McQuiston, is an award-winning one act play centered on Pearl and her three daughters. The play will be premiered on October 25, 5:00pm in the stunning Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

According to McQuiston, “My mother was Pearl, and my sisters and I often referred to ourselves as Pearl’s girls. I was the youngest, my three sisters were all several years older. They have all passed.”

The play’s setting is the home of Pearl, and touches on the challenging issues after a loved one has died, including how to divide belongings.

We invite you to stay at the Inn during this beautiful season of autumn, and enjoy an original work of live art!

“Ballet & Blooms” at Garvan Woodland Gardens :: Hot Springs Luxury Inn

October 8th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

This fall Garvan Gardens will host a “Ballet & Blooms”

Hot Springs dance show

Garvan’s Ballet and Blooms

special event and reception at 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at Anthony Chapel and Garvan Pavilion. This extraordinary event is a one-of-a-kind performance and includes cocktails, heavy hors d’oreuvres and a special performance by Ballet Arkansas. Call 800.366.4664 for reservations and more information.

While you’re in Hot Springs for “Ballet & Blooms” a perfect addition to attending the outstanding event would be to stay with us at the Inn. We offer a welcome respite at the end of the day with a quiet setting on Lake Hamilton, a fabulous gourmet breakfast and award-winning Inn that caters to the comfort of each guest.

This is a popular time of year to visit Hot Springs because of the breathtaking fall colors in our area. So, make reservations soon online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you set up an Arkansas autumn weekend to attend “Ballet & Blooms” and explore all Hot Springs has to offer.

Great Day Trip Ideas from Hot Springs, AR :: Romantic B&B Getaway

September 8th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Earlier this week my daughter, good friend and I set out on a day trip near Little Rock, about an hour from Hot Springs. Our day consisted of seeing some things we’d never experienced before, starting with the Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, a national historic landmark, near Scott, Arkansas.

Three Toltec mounds remain from the original 18. The Mounds date from the late-Woodland through early-Mississippian Period, which was from A.D. 650 to 1050. The Visitor Center includes artifacts from the site and an archeological research laboratory. Visitors can take a self-guided 3/4-mile trail, 1.6-mile turf trail or a guided tour by reservation. The Toltec Mounds are quite amazing to see and are definitely an Arkansas treasure.
From the Toltec Mounds we drove to the Scott Plantation Settlement. The history of Scott is preserved on the settlement site with an 1840s log cabin, one-room school, hewn cypress corn crib, tenant houses, wash house, smoke house, blacksmith shop, doctor’s office, sorghum mill, ice house, railroad depot and more. It is full of Arkansas history and a great educational opportunity for children and adults.
Just down the road is Cotham’s Mercantile and home of the hubcap burger. The mercantile was built in 1917. Through the years it has been a mercantile store for farmers and plantation owners, a military commissary and a lockup for local law violators. Now, the mercantile is a small cafe and is famous for serving hamburgers the size of hubcaps. The fried pies are really good too. Cotham’s is also a favorite eating place for local politicians including Bill Clinton and David Pryor.
After visiting Cotham’s we went into Little Rock and finished off the day visiting the Civil Rights Museum and Visitors Center. The Center offers lots of information, photos and videos from school desegregation at Little Rock Central High School. It includes stories on The Little Rock Nine, the black students who were the first to integrate Little Rock Central High School. The Museum, Commemorative Garden, Historic Mobil Station and Little Rock Central High School are included in the National Historic Site.
From the Toltec Mounds to the Scott Plantation Settlement and Cotham’s Mercantile and then on to the Civil Rights Museum, we had a great day trip learning more about the people and history of Arkansas.
At the Inn, we’d be glad to help you plan a memorable day trip near Hot Springs and we’d love to have you stay with us and let us make the Inn your home base. We have a lovely bed and breakfast and great place to rest and return to at the end of a busy day of sightseeing. Our rooms are beautiful and very comfortable. Our breakfasts are delicious and we offer a gathering in the afternoon with refreshments and a wonderful time to interact with other guests. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and let us help you plan a great Hot Springs getaway.

Festival of Magic in Hot Springs AR

September 3rd, 2015 by Jenna Tackett

Magic Festival Hot Springs ARMaxwell Blade has been located in Hot Springs, AR for 20 years, but since 2013 he has been steadily perfecting a magical festival that takes place in different locations downtown. This year, the Maxwell Blade Festival of Magic is promising to bring even more fun to Spa City.

From September 25-27, magic will be in the air in Hot Springs. There are several free shows during that time in Adair Park, at Kollective Coffee, Rolando’s, and The Ohio Club. In addition, the featured magicians will perform spectacular one-man shows during the evenings each night of the festival. You can see the full schedule of performances on the festival website.

The festival this year features magicians Ken Boyer, Jeff McBride, Bizarro, Jacquel, and host Maxwell Blade. In includes workshops and lectures as well as performances, giving the audience the chance to witness behind the scenes tips.

While you are learning all the tricks involved with magic, stay at Lookout Point to enjoy the magic of a rejuvenating getaway. Gourmet breakfast, stunning lake views, and luxurious linens await you at our Hot Springs luxury hotels. You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

Learn about the different kinds of passes available on the festival’s website.

Cooking School for Kids in Hot Springs – Lakeside Getaway

June 16th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Calling all kids that want to learn more about cooking! Come to our Cooking School on Monday, August 3 from 11am-3pm. Any child age 7 or older is welcome, and the kids will learn some great cooking tips and skills during our time together.

Registration is limited to only 8 children, and there will be one adult for every 2-3 children attending. Last year my grandson, Blaine, popped into the inn’s kitchen when we were winding up a full day of cooking school. Blaine asked: “Grandma, will you do a Cooking School for kids sometime? “ How could I refuse?? So I checked with Blaine to find out what he would like to learn, and he immediately replied “cakes and cookies”.

We’ll learn to make great cakes and cookies, and each child will take home a plate of their creations. A kid-friendly lunch will be served. Cost to attend the class is only $70 per child. Parents, you can go enjoy a few hours alone while we have fun at the inn!

To register for the Cooking School at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, call 501-525-6155. Payment is due at registration, and a 7 day cancellation notice is necessary for a full refund.

Favorite Hamburger Spots :: Father’s Day in Hot Springs, AR

May 25th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

With Father’s Day coming June 21, there’s no better way to celebrate your ol’ Dad than treating him to a really good burger. In Hot Springs we have quite a few fabulous places to choose from. It all depends on how you like your burger.

Three of Ray’s favorite Hot Springs hamburger places are:

BubbaLu’s Bodacious Burgers & Classy Dogs in Historic Downtown Hot Springs offers old fashioned burgers made from Black Angus beef. The name itself makes me stop and smile and so do the cheeseburgers and onion rings. I added a diet Coke, but I understand the malts and milkshakes are delicious. So, if you’re downtown cruising with your Dad, treat him to one of Hot Springs’ finest – a bodacious burger from BubbaLu’s.
KJ’s out on Airport Road is my all –time favorite Hot Springs burger. The 1/2 –pound burger is a little ominous, but they are perfectly prepared and utterly delicious. Add fries or onion rings and I guarantee your dad will walk away having thoroughly enjoyed his Father’s Day treat. The desserts are also scrumptious, but there was no way I had room for dessert after a 1/2 –pound burger.
The Ohio Club also in Historic Downtown Hot Springs offers several varieties of tasty burgers. The mushroom, Swiss burger was mouth-watering and the fries and onion rings completed the meal. The Ohio Club is the oldest bar in Arkansas and it is quite authentic. The food is great and the atmosphere is plenty of fun, with live music daily. The drinks from the famous bar are refreshing and go great with the burgers.
There are plenty of additional places to enjoy burgers in Hot Springs, but these are three of our favorites. They are all quite different in atmosphere, and the food in all three places is exceptional.
While celebrating Father’s Day, Dads would also enjoy staying at Lookout Point Inn. We offer gourmet breakfasts, our own custom ground coffee and lots of treats available throughout the Inn. There are lots of places to sit and watch birds, to enjoy a ride in our canoe on Lake Hamilton or to take a boat ride on the lake with Capt. Ray. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you plan a great Father’s Day celebration.

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