Sometimes we just need to getaway, chill, and have some down time. When you come to our inn on Lake Hamilton, you’ll find there are LOTS of great things to do in the area. But you may be like our guests, Bo and Teresa, who needed some time to relax. Here’s some of the many ways they discovered at the inn to soak up some tranquility and pampering:
Archive for the ‘Guests’ Category
July 14th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset
June 15th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset
Yesterday, Ray & I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary, and I am so grateful to this patient and good man for his kind and generous spirit. Part of our anniversary traditions include expressing gratitude for our lives shared, and enjoying a nice bottle of red.
For years I’ve been interested to hear long-time married people tell the stories of creating a successful marriage. And now we are one of those “long-time” couples! I really don’t understand how it happened so quickly!
When my parents celebrated their 50th anniversary, I asked them the secret to their successful marriage. My mother said the typical answers: don’t go to bed mad, love each other, etc. My father bluntly replied: Do what SHE says! Of course, he promptly received the reaction he desired.
A few days ago, Lucian and Wanda
celebrated their 45th anniversary at Lookout Point. One morning they dined outdoors by the waterfalls, and shared conversation with James and Tammy, who will be married this fall at the inn. Lucian offered a great piece of advice to the upcoming groom. Whenever Lucian is asked how long he’s been married, he responds by looking lovingly & directly into Wanda’s eyes, and says “Not long enough!”
What a beautiful reply! It’s true: Ray & I have not been married long enough. Here’s to many more great decades together. And to all of you celebrating a June anniversary: congratulations!—Kristie
April 21st, 2012 by Kristie Rosset
On a gorgeous April day, with a perfectly blue sky and slight breeze, Jeff and Tracy exchanged vows at Lookout Point.
Standing before family and friends, the couple chose the lakeside labyrinth for the site of their lakeside garden wedding.
Tracy’s stylish bridesmaids carried yellow bouquets, and the chairs were also adorned with yellow pom-poms.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish you all the best.
There are many good reasons to choose a stress-free intimate wedding. Give us a call, and we’ll be pleased to assist you.
March 29th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset
As innkeepers, we see a great variety of people from all over the world. Meeting interesting, kind, funny, and curious persons is a great perk of this job! Guests who return to Lookout Point over and over again weave their way deep into our hearts.
Bill & Cheryl are two of those people woven onto the fabric of the inn, with their gentle spirit and zest for life! Married in Hot Springs years ago, they soon found our inn. Lookout Point became their spot to stay, and they even renewed their marriage vows in our gardens. Often coming with family, the inn rang with laughter and joy with every visit.
Three years ago in March, Bill died suddenly while on vacation with Cheryl and their teenage son. The shock and grief gripped their community in Missouri, and rippled to other states. Bill was a community leader, Boy Scout volunteer, physician, and so much more. In the midst of grief, even “his” innkeepers needed to do something, while feeling so helpless.
So we planted a tree. A dogwood.
The first summer, the tree struggled, telling us it was not happy where planted. Our gardener relocated the tree.
The second spring, the tree did not bloom but seemed content.
This month, in the 3rd spring, profuse blooms are covering this small tree. Bill’s tree is happy and thriving. I am grateful to have known Bill, and to be reminded of life’s beauty through Bill’s tree!
March 4th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset
Small, intimate weddings are growing in popularity for lots of really good reasons:
- lots of money saved
- reduces the stress of planning a major event
- the bride and groom are surrounded by their very closest family and friends
- time to focus on the marriage, instead of the wedding
- a small destination wedding may become a fun family reunion!
On Leap Year Day, Jack & Michelle
exchanged vows in a lovely ceremony at the Anthony Chapel of the Garvan Gardens. Immediate family from all over the U.S. gathered, enjoying time together.
Following the wedding, the wedding party returned to Lookout Point for photographs, the wedding reception, and wedding dinner (catered by Chef Eve). Jack’s twin sister Jill was also present—too funny (Jack & Jill)!
Michelle & Jack taught me something new: steam punk. What great guests!
Springtime is a beautiful time of year to be married in our gardens by the lake. Give us a call at 866.525.6155 to reserve your Hot Springs wedding!
February 26th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset
The editor of Better Homes & Gardens Country Gardens magazine,
James Baggett recently included Hot Springs, Garvan Gardens, and our inn in the BHG blog. It was our honor to welcome James to the inn!He’s been a magazine editor for 30 years, and he is full of life, and great ideas. Rarely one to sit still, when he had a few extra minutes James could be found in our gardens, deadheading flowers.
When James asked if he could re-pot our house plants, I was speechless! Within a week of his departure, our houseplants had all been lovingly tended.
Here’s James’ comments about our Hot Springs B&B:
But the highlight of my too-short visit had to be my impeccable accommodations at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn. Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains overlooking a serene bay of Lake Hamilton, the inn—built in 2003 in the Arts and Crafts architectural style—is surrounded by pretty manicured gardens and pathways and waterfalls that lead to the lake itself, where turtles gently paddle near the water’s edge. Innkeepers Ray and Kristie Rosset have created a labyrinth for guests to explore, above. (Remember, you get lost in a maze and find yourself in a labyrinth.) While I slowly followed the twists and turns of the labyrinth, hummingbirds were busy sipping nectar from the many flowering shrubs and perennials that line the paths that crisscross this idyllic getaway. Like I said, it’s especially comforting to reflect on just such an escape at precisely this time of year.
December 29th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset
Jim and Wendy traveled a long distance to marry: all the way from England to Hot Springs. The lovely and kind couple exchanged vows
on a rather balmy December afternoon, allowing great photos in our gardens.
Incorporating British traditions into the setting, the initial toast was for the Queen, followed by a toast to the couple–a first at Lookout Point!
We send our best wishes, as Wendy & Jim return to their home in England. We’re honored that you chose to marry at our Hot Springs bed & breakfast.
December 23rd, 2011 by Kristie Rosset
We immensely enjoyed The Christmas Carol (the musical) at Arkansas Repertory Theatre (The Rep) in Little Rock. “Our own” Adam Hose
stars as Bob Cratchit, singing a tender duet with Tiny Tim. We call Adam “our own” because he is a beloved guest of Lookout Point.
Hailing from New York, whenever Adam is performing in the area, he considers our Hot Springs bed & breakfast home for an escape.
Congratulations to The Rep for a fantastic and successful production of Charles Dickens’ story of Christmas love. NOW I am ready for Christmas.
November 19th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset
The fun-loving Searchers Sunday School class
We’re confident the weekend will be filled with joy, friendship, and grace. Welcome!
November 15th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset
Love and marriage enveloped the inn this weekend. With 11-11-11, the first wedding of the day was held at 11am, of course. The weather cooperated all weekend, with gorgeous fall colors and sunny skies.
Congratulations to all the couples who were married at our Hot Springs bed & breakfast (5 couples in total) this weekend, and to those that stayed with us while getting married at the Anthony Chapel of Garvan Gardens. Many blessings to: Kristie & Corey, Hap & Melissa, Darnell & Kim G, Ritchie & Susie, Jason & Joie, and Tiffany & Chris.