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Haunted Tours in Downtown Hot Springs AR

October 23rd, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Haunted Spot on Tour in Hot Springs AR

Taken by a guest on the Hot Springs AR Haunted Tour

It seems only appropriate that we should tell you about Hot Springs Haunted Tours right before Halloween. The holiday is such a fun time of the year to learn about haunted buildings, ghosts, history, folklore and the paranormal both past and present.

Some of the stories you’ll hear on the tour include haunts, murders, mysteries, deaths, ghosts and suicides. A few of the places you’ll visit on the walking tour are the Malco Theater, West Mountain, the old Army hospital now used for rehabilitation and several haunted houses along the way. This is all spooky stuff for sure.

The 90-minute walking tour takes place every evening at 8 p.m. with a 10 p.m. tour on Friday and Saturday nights. The owner suggests wearing comfortable shoes and bringing your camera. You never know when you might be able to photograph a ghost.

So, for a fun Halloween outing, come and enjoy the Hot Springs Haunted Tour and we’d love for you to stay with us at our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast while you’re in town. We’ll have hot chocolate and snacks available when you return from your tour along with a beautiful room, warm, comfortable bed and fabulous breakfast the next morning.

If you’re still in the Halloween spirit, you can also sit on your patio or balcony and tell more ghost stories. Make reservations at online or call us at 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information on how to reserve your spooky stay.

Magic “Screams” from Hot Springs AR

October 9th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Magic Screams Hot Springs ARDuring the month of October, the Magic Springs theme park takes a spooky turn with its annual tribute to Halloween—“Magic Screams.” Each year, the theme park provides haunted activities for families and those visiting Hot Springs. Attractions at “Magic Screams” include costume contests, haunted houses, and pumpkin painting.

This year, you can enjoy two new shows: “Ghoul & The Gang,” a teen-oriented show with pop music, and “Reunion of Souls: Rock the Dead,” which features hard rock music and dancing ghouls. You could also dance the night away on Saturdays with “The Ghoul Zone,” hosted by a DJ.

For children, “Magic Screams” will keep the kids’ rides open, as well as having a pirate-themed haunted house and a trick or treat area. It’s a family delight that you won’t want to miss!

Magic Screams” will take place during three weekends in October—the 12th & 13th, the 19th and 20th, and the 26th and 27th. The park will be open from 4pm to 11pm on Saturdays and 4pm to 9pm on Sundays.

Add a relaxing stay at our Arkansas bed and breakfast to your ghoulish getaway. You can watch haunted films on your flat-screen television while enjoying the luxurious bed and linens, just to keep the Halloween spirit. Reserve your room online or call 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information.

Prepare for Christmas Early at the Arts & Crafts Fair

September 30th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs Arts and Crafts FairIf you’re beginning to wonder what you might be getting friends and family for Christmas, one suggestion I have is to make plans to come to the annual Hot Springs Arts & Crafts Fair Oct. 4-6. Of course, you’ll see things you love and want to buy for yourself, but you might also find distinctive items for Christmas gifts.

            The Arts & Crafts Fair has been a Hot Springs tradition since 1968 and continues to grow and expand each year with more than 250 craftsmen, artisans and vendors from Arkansas and other states. The Fair is located at the Garland County Fairgrounds. The Extension Homemakers Building at the Fairgrounds adds to the Fair by offering hot, nutritious foods and snacks.

            This event unofficially kicks off the Christmas gift buying season with out of the ordinary gift ideas from hand-tuned wind chimes to decorative painted gourds or tin can art. Why not make the Fair a weekend event and attend all three days while staying with us at Lookout Point Inn? Other guests will also be attending the Fair and, oh, the stories we’ll have to share. Make your reservations online or call 501.525.6155501.525.6155. For more Arts & Crafts Fair information, visit their website.

Dog Friendly B&B Excited for Dog Show

September 22nd, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Dog Friendly Hot Springs AR HotelsI’ve loved dogs my whole life, and probably will always have a big dog. One of my favorite events to watch on TV each year is the Westminster Dog Show, although Ray tends to leave the room.  One day, I hope to attend the Westminster show in person—even if I have to go alone!

So, this year I eagerly await the National Park Kennel Club Dog Show Sept. 27-29 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The all-breed dog show attracts dog fanciers from all over the country and is a fun event for those participating and attending.

I literally could write a book on all the dogs I’ve had during my life. They bring such pleasure and unconditional love along with humor and sometimes exasperation – but always love. An extension of our admiration for dogs includes four rooms at the Inn designated as dog friendly. We have had some incredible four-legged friends as our guests.

Upon arrival, every dog guest receives a special welcome gift and personalized note. All of the dog-friendly rooms feature a porch with direct access to our gardens. If the weather permits, dogs may join their owners for breakfast on the outdoor dining plaza by the waterfalls.

If you love dogs you’ll love the Hot Springs Kennel Club Dog Show. We encourage guests to make reservations with us at Lookout Point for the eventful weekend. We have a beautiful, relaxing Inn for your stay which includes a luxurious room, an incredible bed and linens and a breakfast you’ll be talking about for quite a while. You might even want to purchase a cookbook in our gift shop.

Make the Dog Show a must for a fall Hot Springs getaway. The weather is unbeatable and the lakes are pristine. Make reservations online or call us at 501.525.6155501.525.6155. More information on the Dog Show is available by calling 501.623.2456501.623.2456.

Three Dog Night Set To Entertain Hot Springs AR

September 19th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

From 1969 to 1974, Three Dog Night was the most popular band in America. Lucky for Hot Springs AR, they will also be the most popular act playing on October 3, 2013.

Three Dog Night will play at Oaklawn’s Finish Line Theater, beginning at 7pm that evening. They’re sure to play some of their top hits—“Joy to the World,” “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” “Black and White,” “Shambala,” and “Easy To Be Hard,” to name a few.

During the early 70s, Three Dog Night sold 50 million records and twelve straight gold LPs; they also had twenty-one consecutive Top 40 hits. The Spa City is looking forward to hearing their favorite songs live. Tickets go on sale Sept. 23, and they will range from $10-$20.

If you are anticipating Three Dog Night’s performance, you can add a stay at Lookout Point to your concert experience. Reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information.

Hot Air Balloons Send Our Spirits Soaring

September 15th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Legends Balloon Rally in Hot Springs ARHot air balloons inspire me. They encourage me to look up and outside the boundaries of everyday life.  They are colorful and nudge the child in me to play. Their majesty and beauty remind me to return to my creator more often. Ultimately, they fill me with joy and wonder and celebration – just the way I want to live every day of my life.

And, once a year we get to experience these wonderful hot air balloons in Hot Spring at the Legends Balloon Rally. We get to escape for a couple of days to look at life differently, enjoy the grandeur of the balloons and visit with other folks who also love hot air balloons.

The Hot Springs AR Balloon Festival is Sept. 27-28 at Memorial Field Airport. Events are planned for each day and conclude Saturday night with the Balloon Glow followed with a concert by Country entertainer Travis Tritt. According to Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs, “The balloon glows are spectacular. All 25 balloons will be gathered behind the music stage, and the sight of them glowing from the inside is really something to see. This has become one of the most popular events at our rallies.” The Friday night concert by Styx and Saturday night concert by Travis Tritt are free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs.

We encourage you to make this your Fall getaway, come to the Rally and stay at Lookout Point. We’ll share the experience with you. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 501.525.6155501.525.6155.

Hot Springs AR Horror Film Festival Set to Spook

September 12th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs AR Horror Film FestivalGet into the Halloween spirit early this year by attending the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. The festival will take place from Sept. 26-29 at the Central Theatre, the oldest Motion Picture Theater in Arkansas.

The premiere of the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival is determined to bring filmmakers and film fanatics together for a weekend of spooky fun. There will be movies from all over the world and in many different genres—horror, sci-fi, thriller and fantasy, to name a few—to entertain the audience.

You can take part in panel discussions, question and answer sessions with a variety of film professionals, and see an assortment of flicks. Also, there will be a film competition, awards, and a reception, as well as “Film Spook Shops” for attendees to see production gear and techniques.

Next to the Central Theatre is the Grand Central Hall, where filmmakers and fans, celebrities and industry professionals can meet in the Vapor Lounge for special events and live entertainment.

With a long list of special guests and pictures ranging from short to feature length, there is something for the film enthusiast inside you at this terrifying event. You can purchase tickets to the festival ahead of time or at the door.

To relax after a scary day of film antics, stay at Lookout Point. You can reserve your tranquil room online or call us at 501.525.6155.

Athletic Seniors Arrive Soon for Olympics in Hot Springs

September 8th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

           Hot Springs is the perfect city to host the Arkansas Senior Olympics. Both “Places to Retire” and “Modern Maturity” magazines rank Hot Springs as one of the best places to retire in the U.S. I like the nice mix of age groups in our city. It’s a great place for people of all ages to live and thrive.

            Many senior adults are living longer and longer and are focused on staying healthy and in shape. Arkansas Senior Olympics is certainly one of the outstanding organizations in the state working hard to help older folks continue to have an incredible quality of life and achieve their health goals. As you probably know, I fit into the category of senior, but I have no idea how that happened so quickly in life!

            The first round of events for the Olympics includes bean bag baseball on Sept. 19 and cycling Sept. 21-22. Then in October the Senior Olympic games take place Oct. 2-6 and include quite a diverse set of events, from badminton to pole vaulting. Participants only have to be 45 to participate. The 45-49 bracket is cleverly designated “The Kids.”

            If I’ve piqued your interest in participating or in spectating, make plans soon to be here in September, October or both and stay at the most luxurious and restful place in Arkansas at our Hot Springs B&B.

           We have wonderful, relaxing rooms, most with whirlpool baths and a stunning view of Lake Hamilton from each balcony or patio. Make reservations online or call us at 501.525.6155501.525.6155. For information on the Arkansas Senior Olympics. These photos shatters some conceptions about aging!

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Weekend of Wonder to Wow Hot Springs AR

September 5th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Magic Festival in Hot Springs AR

In honor of his 17th year at the Maxwell Blade Theater of Magic, Maxwell Blade is hosting a festival of master magicians called Weekend of Wonder. The event will take place from September 20-22.

Blade’s co-host is Jay Scott Berry, an internationally known “Master of the Art.” Between Berry and Blade, their magical flare will appeal to a wide range of audiences, young and old. In addition to shows, there will be a magical marketplace, contests, street performers, colorful banners, lectures and workshops on the art of magic, and many more surprises along the way. Also, a grand gala will take place during the festival, reminiscent of a bygone era with elegant tones.

These two men and John Venus, who will be assisting them in producing and planning the festival, will hold a spectrum of fantastic shows at the Maxwell Blade Theater and select venues throughout Hot Springs. Each event is designed to excite the imagination and inspire amazement.

“Anyone who suggests that there is no such thing as real magic,” Berry says, “doesn’t understand what real magic is. Magic lives forever, in our dreams, in our imagination. Magic is the most ancient and mysterious of Arts. We amaze, we amuse and we inspire. Even though the effects may be illusion, the experience is very real.”

And you can experience the magic brought to life in Hot Springs National Park! Be sure to check out the website to find out more about the other performers attending—Jeff McBride, Michael Ammar, Dirk Losander, and Daryl Sprout. The variety of styles from these performers promises to keep audiences in a state of wonderment.

To continue your sense of awe, reserve your stay at Lookout Point. You can marvel at our gourmet breakfasts, the lush garden, or the size of the crepe myrtle trees. Reserve your room online or call at 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information. Let the magic begin!

Dionne Warwick Celebrates 50 Years of Music at Oaklawn

September 1st, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Dionne Warwick can take me back to my childhood and teenage years in a heartbeat with her soulful music and remarkable perspective on life. I enjoy her songs immensely and I’m thrilled that she’ll be in concert in Hot Springs Sept. 12 at  the Oaklawn Finish Line Theatre.

Picture of Ms Warwick in black dress, big smile and short grey hair

Coming to Hot Springs!

 

            She blends pop, gospel and R&B and transcends music boundaries in many areas including race and culture. If you grew up in the 60s and 70s, you’ll remember “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” “Walk on By,” “Promises Promises” and “Say a Little Prayer for Me.” Another of her memorable recordings was “That’s What Friends are For” with Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. She is a classic you don’t want to miss at any age.

 

            If you haven’t gotten tickets or made plans to attend her concert, then I urge you to reconsider and make this your first fall Hot Springs getaway. Get ready because Three Dog Night is also coming this fall. We’d love to have you stay at our Hot Springs B&B for the concert weekend.  Make your room reservations online or call us at 501.525.6155. Concert tickets go on sale Sept. 3. Just call 501.623.4411, extension 340 for ticket information.

 

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