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Hot Springs Turns up the Green for St. Paddy’s Day

March 5th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

If you love parades with leprechauns, quirky floats, marching bands and Irish Elvis impersonators, then you’ll absolutely love the First Ever Tenth Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Come celebrate the Irish!

Come celebrate the Irish!

Just the name makes me laugh and that’s exactly how much fun you can count on at the event. After participating in the 2012 festivities, I wouldn’t miss this year’s celebration for anything. And, I hope you won’t either.

The grand marshals for the parade are Bo Derek from the movie “10” and John Corbett, the TV star from “Northern Exposure.” Previously, Bo and John were each grand marshals in different years, now we’re excited to have this long-time couple share the duties!

The 98-foot-long parade (for real – it’s really only 98 feet) is held on Bridge Street with a green celebration and green libation and includes the kissing of the Blarney Stone.

I hope I have convinced you to come and enjoy the traditional Irish celebration on Bridge Street in Hot Springs on March 17 in a very non-traditional manner. You’ll have lots to tell your friends!

And, please while you’re in town – make your visit complete with a stay at Lookout Point Inn. Call 501-525-6155 for reservations or book online.

Daffodil Days

February 28th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Last week Ray & I were in a little Manitoba, Canada town to bury his 95 year old mother, and to celebrate anamazing life. The temps were about -15 F, and at the snow covered graveside the rose petals froze before we could place them! And then we returned to Arkansas, where in the middle of the bleak cold winter pops a bright yellow happy daffodil, and the phlox is in bloom. It catches me off guard each winter and always gives me a reason to hope. I love everything about the beautiful first blooming flowers with the promise of spring and warmer weather.

Daffodil Days

Daffodil Days

A single flower is stunning; a whole field of daffodils is breathtaking. Daffodil Days at Garvan Gardens continues through March 16. At this time (the end of February) 250,000 daffodils in several shades of yellow and orange will make their emergence from the winter Earth. You don’t want to miss this grand entrance of Spring!

Please add a stay at Lookout Point Inn to your fun daffodil excursion. Call us at 501-525-6155 for reservations and we’ll make sure your trip is one to remember. Stay 3 nights in March, and you will receive Garvan Gardens admission for two complimentary.

 

 

10 Years of Gratitude in Hot Springs!

February 8th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

We’ve reached our 10-year anniversary of the opening of the Inn in February 2003! For Ray and me, it’s been an incredible journey full of all kinds of emotion, but, mostly, pure joy.

We’ve had amazing guests from all walks of life both locally and from all over the world. We’ve had the privilege of sharing their lives for a few days and celebrating their journeys. We are filled with gratitude for our time together and our time at Lookout Point Inn.

During this year, occasionally we’d like to reminisce and share stories and our thoughts with you. To start with, here’s a photo of the property before Lookout Point was built!

Before Lookout Point Construction Began

Before Lookout Point Construction Began

We encourage you to comment on our blogs or Facebook to tell stories we may not know.

We started with a dream of the finest hospitality anyone could offer and we’ve turned that into a gift of compassion and shared lives – much more than we ever dreamed possible.

Many have come our way and we want to kick-off our year-long celebration with a thank you to all who’ve helped to make our Inn a tremendous success and who’ve made the world a little kinder for us all.

 

Say “I Love You” in Hot Springs

January 18th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Those are the words we all long to hear and the reason for Valentine’s Day. It’s never too early to start thinking about your sweetie and making plans for the special day. And, I do have a perfect suggestion – How about a romantic stay at Lookout Point Inn anytime in February OR a gift certificate for an anytime stay?

Celebrate Love!

Celebrate Love!

Your beloved will treasure you even more after a fabulous few days at Lookout Point. The Inn resonates romance from the luxurious rooms with balconies or patios overlooking the lake, to a fire perfect for snuggling, or time alone in the gardens. What could be more perfect for the one you love?

We also have two perfect packages to add on to your romantic getaway: Love Me Tender or Inn the Mood both include roses, champagne and toasting glasses, fine chocolates and a basket with cheese, crackers and fruit.

There are also so many fun and romantic things to do in Hot Springs: a candlelight dinner at one of the fine restaurants, a stroll through beautiful woodland Gardens, a hike leading to spectacular waterfalls, a soak in the thermal waters or a fun-filled day at the races.

Don’t hesitate to make your reservations at 501.525.6155. The Inn fills quickly for this wonderful celebration of love.

Hip Hip Hooray for New Year’s in Hot Springs!

December 16th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

If you haven’t made plans for New Year’s Eve or if you’d like a change of pace, we have the perfect solution. Come and spend a few days at Lookout Point, including New Year’s Eve, and we’ll assist you in planning a memorable evening. Hot Springs offers many scrumptious restaurant adventures, with special events on New Year’s Eve.

Then, make it back to the inn before midnight and we’ll have a wonderful time making toasts for the New Year with champagne. Of course, the fireplaces

Snuggle by a fireplace

will be warm and inviting and the champagne chilled.

We’ll also have a pot of black eyed peas on the stove and they’ll be ready by midnight for all our guests to welcome in 2013 with lots of good luck.

Make your reservations early to reserve your favorite room at the inn. It fills quickly for New Year’s Eve. Just give us a call at 501.525.6155.

Special Rates December 14 & 15 in Hot Springs!

December 12th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

If you can get away this weekend, Dec 14 &15, we are offering a special holiday discounted rate for any King Deluxe or Queen Deluxe Room. Stay one or more nights, and you’ll receive a 20% discount. Just give us a call at 501.525.6155 to make your reservation.

While you’re in Hot Springs, don’t miss the magical light shows at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

http://youtu.be/SKCNmlexHbA

Words fail to describe the beauty of the lighted walking trails while sipping on a cup of hot chocolate (free).

While you’re in Hot Springs, check out The Muses Christmas concert Sunday afternoon concert in the stunning Anthony Chapel. Lookout Point is proud to sponsor this concert! For tickets, visit the 3 Arts Cafe in the Hale Bathhouse, or online.

 

In Stillness and Solitude Comes Strength

December 11th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

There is such beauty and awe when winter comes. The cooler temps and occasional snow move us more indoors but give us plenty of time for genuine reflection and true guidance. I especially love  winter at the inn. Inside it’s warm and toasty with a wonderful fireplaces; mugs of coffee, tea and cocoa; and time for quiet conversation and snuggling.

Winter Solitude

The beauty of the outdoors is certainly different from the warm months on the lake, and it makes us pause, enjoy the majesty of stark trees and soaring eagles, and watch the birds searching for food, seemingly oblivious to the cold. Such a spectacular time of year!

Henry David Thoreau said, “There are from time to time mornings both in summer and winter, when especially the world seems to begin anew.”

I hope I’ve convinced you to come and visit Lookout Point  during the winter. It’s definitely a change of pace and a wonderful opportunity to spend time considering all that life has to offer.

Check out the website for our Winter Splendor Package or just make plans for a few days of rest and relaxation with us at the inn. Hot beverages, warm bedding, wonderful fires and gorgeous birds are waiting. Bring your journal and camera. (This morning a guest captured the frost on a bloom.)

Holiday Gifts: a Certificate For a Luxurious Arkansas Getaway

November 28th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

One comment we hear again and again is how much our guests love getting gift certificates

Christmas Tree at the Inn

for a stay at the inn. In the midst of your holiday shopping, if you are stumped about what gifts to get your family and friends, we’d like to suggest a gift certificate from Lookout Point Inn. We have certificates available in any amount.

Could there be a better gift to look forward to in the new year than a wonderful stay at Lookout Point Inn? Give us a call @ 501.525.6155 and we’d love to mail gift certificates to you or directly to your loved ones in time for gift giving. Or you may also purchase a gift certificate online.

A gift certificate for a weekend at Lookout Point Inn is also a trendy idea for honoring business associates who have worked hard and helped your business succeed and grow. It is a unique gift and much more appreciated than a fruit basket.

Bird Watching in Arkansas

November 6th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

I believe one of the best bird watching places on the globe is right here in Hot Springs. One of the most effective ways to still your thoughts and slow down is to sit for a while and simply enjoy watching birds. Observing these fascinating creatures, especially in fall and winter, and paying attention to their life patterns recharges our battery, clears our mind and rekindles our soul.

With the holidays fast approaching what a wonderful way to calm our fast pace and enjoy the beautiful scenery by watching our fine feathered friends. At Lookout Point Inn we are seeing extraordinary birds on our feeders including finches, cardinals, tufted titmice, blue jays, woodpeckers and chickadees – to name a few.

We’d love to have you visit the inn and spend some time with our lovely array of Arkansas birds. Call for reservations @ 501.525.6155.

Hot Springs Glows with Holiday Lights

November 1st, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

One of the most dazzling exhibitions in Hot Springs each year is “Lights on the Landscape” at Garvan Woodland Gardens. From Nov. 17-Dec. 31, 5-9 p.m. the Gardens twinkle with more than 1.8 million brilliant bulbs. This display of lights is one of the most anticipated events in Arkansas and is filled with expectation and excitement for the holiday season. As an added treat, the Gardens also allow dogs to come along for the outing.

If you’ve never visited the Gardens, this would be the perfect opportunity to plan a trip to the holiday display and to stay with us at the inn. Or, if you return year after year to enjoy the sights, please consider making us your holiday headquarters during your trip.

As an added bonus, Lookout Point is offering very special low rates ($99/night) in our Queen Standard rooms for the first 3 weeks of December, on weeknights Sunday-Thursday. Just give us a call to make your reservation at 501.525.6155.

Thanks to some great guest photos, enjoy these photos from last year’s Lights on the Landscape.

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