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Fishing is Great at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn!

July 25th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

One of mother nature’s unexpected “gifts” is a water fountain “pond” filled with brim.   I’m not a fisherperson, but it’s those lake fish with a blue spot on their sides.  There’s probably 100 brim in the pond, plus the 30 goldfish.  We are continually inviting guests to fish the brim, and release them the lake—-or take them home in their own cooler.  I’m not cooking the fish! 

Today our wonderful guest Raymond enjoyed some fishing in our pond, and caught 3 brim in a short amount of time.  Yeah!  The one goldfish snagged was happily released to swim with his friends. 

If you want some easy fishing, come on to Lookout Point.  Pull up a chair, sit in the shade, and fish away.  Sip on a glass of wine or beer, and RELAX.  

I haven’t figured out how to have a fishing tournament in our pond.  Any ideas? 

Kristie

Cooking at Lookout Point in Hot Springs

July 16th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

The new Lookout Point cookbooks, “Abundant Gratitude II,”  have finally arrived.  The first “Abundant Gratitude” appeared in 2004.  Over the years new recipes have been served for breakfast, and guest began requesting that another cookbook should be made.  So Kristie created a second collection of yummy recipes.  This cookbook reflects the nature of the life and work at Lookout Point. 

New cookbooks can be purchased for $18 at the inn, or you can call the inn at 501-525-6155 and we would be delighted to mail you an “Abundant Gratitude II.”

We look forward to sharing our new recipes with you.  Let us know what your favorite Lookout Point recipe is.  We would love to hear about it!

-Kyrie

Things to do in Hot Springs, Arkansas

July 10th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Lookout Point is located only about 7 1/2 miles from Downtown Hot Springs.  Because of our convenient location guests are close to all the exciting activities that go on in Hot Springs. 

July 10th and 11th, the Hot Springs convention center will be hosting Quiltfest 2009-”Peaceful Creations.”  Quilt lovers from all over can come to Hot Springs and enjoy the two day show of quilts from Hot Springs and surrounding areas.  Admission is $5. 

On Saturday, July 11th, the Arlington will the 8th annual smooth jazz concert featuring Grady Nichols and his band.  This event is a fundraiser for the Lupus Foundation – Arkansas Chapter. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the shows starts 7:15pm. Admission: $20 in advance and $25.00 at door.

Magic Springs summer concert series presents Sara Evans on July 11th at the Timberwood Amphitheater.  March of Dimes will have their March for Babies Walk on July 11th.  The walk will start at Entergy park. 

On Tuesday, July 14th, Garvan Gardens will host their monthly tea at 3 p.m. in the Pratt welcome center of on the Veranda.  Enjoy traditional English tea, including tasty scones, crumpets, finger sandwiches and delectable desserts.  Cost is $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Seating is limited, and pre-payment  is required.

“Steel Magnolias” will be playing at the Pocket Theatre in downtown Hot Springs July 16th-26th.

July 17th the Antique/boutique walk will take place on the 100 block of Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs.  The walk is the place to be for that one-of-a-kind treasure, antiques, fine art, clothing, dazzling jewelry, specialty foods, plus unique gifts for the home and garden.

Come stay with us this week at Lookout Point.  Call Kristie at Lookout Point or book online.  You do not want to miss out on all the exciting events in Hot Springs this week.  If you know of any events in Hot Springs that weren’t mentioned be sure and let us know!

-Kyrie

Lookout Point's Dessert for the Couples' Soul

June 12th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Lookout Point will be hosting a couple’s retreat on October 2nd through October 4th.  The couples; retreat will be facilitated with humor and insight by experts in relationships, communication, and listening: Dr. Mike and Dr. Georjean Renquist. 

 

This three day retreat will help create space in a romantic setting for you and your partner to grow in love and understanding. You will refresh your interaction with your partner through: focusing on individual differences (using behavior/communication styles inventory), exploring more effective communication skills (speaking, listening), and practicing simple exercises to enhance the language of love as seen in appropriate words of affirmation, gifts, touch and serving.

 

In addition to intentional learning, you’ll experience comprehensive pampering and time for just the two of you with: a candlelight dinner at the inn on Friday evening, complete picnic for just the two of you on Saturday, choice of a couples’ massage, boat tour of Lake Hamilton, or horseback riding, gourmet breakfast both mornings, picnic backpack to take home, stocked with wonderful surprises, a spa basket for enjoying your ensuite whirlpool tub, and your romantic room with awesome view of Lake Hamilton.

 

Space is limited so we suggest you reserve early.  Call Lookout Point for more information about this getaway and to reserve your spot.

Things to do in Hot Springs

June 7th, 2009 by Ray Rosset


A great reason to stay at Lookout Point is because of our convenient location.  We are only about seven miles from the event filled downtown area.  Guests lodging with us take advantage of all the great activities that Hot Springs has to offer. 

Other than the usual activities offered in Hot Springs, like touring bath houses, looking at a bird’s eye view of Hot Springs from the Mountain tower, and shopping in the downtown shops, there is a calendar of scheduled events that take place each month.

Here’s a quick look at some of the upcoming events in Hot Springs!

The Hot Springs Music Festival is currently taking place.  Enjoy a walk  downtown and catch a musical performance or two. 

Magic Springs is a great place to spend the day on roller coasters and at the water park.  Ride rides all day and then catch a concert at night.  Little Big Town performed at Magic Springs last night.  If you did not get the chance to see that concert, then be sure to go see Colbie Caillat.  Caillat with be performing on June 13th at 8:00. 

From now until August 20th, Cedar Glades Park has a 35-foot climbing wall.  This wall is for all ages and skill levels.  It’s a great place for children to have an adventure, and a great place for adults to be a kid again!

The Miss Arkansas America pageant is on June 13th.  Come watch beautiful ladies from all over the state compete for the Miss Arkansas title and go on to compete for the national title of Miss America.

Hot Springs is an excellent place to plan a getaway filled with many activities, and Lookout Point is a great place to stay for your getaway.  Come stay  with us and experience the fun in Hot Springs. 

Lakeside Inn Welcomes Duck family in Hot Springs

June 2nd, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Each day for the past few weeks, Mama Duck and her ducklings arrive at the inn for breakfast and dinner, feeding under the bird feeders.   Often during breakfast service, our guests enjoy the show as the Mama leads her brood up the property to the bird feeders.  After a fine feast, the little family moves on to the pond and waterfalls where they swim, drink, and sometimes nap on the rocks.  We’ve enjoyed watching this family grow from such tiny ducklings! 

Welcome to Lookout Point Lakeside Inn!
Welcome to Lookout Point Lakeside Inn!

Although the mama is camera shy, the ducklings have been photographed by many guests.   Our “resident” ducks, Lucy, Ricky and Fred (who claim Lookout Point Lakeside Inn as their home every spring-fall) have not produced any offspring this year to date.  However during a recent outdoor wedding in the gardens, the trio came to the wedding and decided to attempt the mating process about 15 feet away from the bride & groom.  The 3rd duck, sqwuacked so loudly that we needed to pause the wedding and simply laugh.    One guest proclaimed the duck scene to be “a good omen for your marriage”. 

Jumping Rocks Photo Shoot at Lookout Point

May 30th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Matthew Lovette and Mark Smith, the creative geniuses of Jumping Rocks Photography, recently completed a second photo shoot for the inn.   Since their last visit 3 years ago, we’ve added the Hot Springs King Suite, Mountain View Cozy Room, the Lakeview Terrace condo, plus significantly rearranged the Romance King Suite.

Capturing great images at Lookout Point

Capturing great images at Lookout Point

Besides being great photographers, these guys are two of the kindest people in the world.  We just love having them around.  They captured incredible photos (soon to be placed on our website) of the new rooms, and also great photos of the gardens in springtime.    Abundant thanks to Matthew & Mark!

Lookout Point garden stairs

Lookout Point garden stairs

Spot of Tea at Lookout Point

May 28th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Spot of TeaLookout Point celebrated another wonderful Spot of Tea event today.  We were joined grateful to host this event for a group of lovely ladies.  The ladies that participated in the tea we able to select from a variety of gorgeous teapots to have their tea served to them from.  The ladies sampled a variety of Portsmouth teas that can also be purchased at the inn.  Tea flavors included: Avalanche Rooibos, Earl Grey LeCreme, and New England Blue Berry.  The ladies were also served cranberry cinnamon scones, petite fours, cucumber finger sandwiches, and chicken apple tea sandwiches.  The ladies enjoyed pleasant conversation and a lovely tea afternoon.  Lookout Point looks celebrated our first tea in March and looks forward to many to come.  Thank you ladies for visiting Lookout Point and making this tea possible.

-Kyrie

Hot Springs Gallery Walk

May 27th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Enjoy the arts and a relaxing stroll in downtown Hot Springs at Gallery Walk.  The Gallery Walk displays some of the finest contemporary art in America.  ”The art galleries that sparkle like a fine necklace are located in the heart of the Victorian downtown district.”  The Gallery walk started in August 1989.  The walk gives artists the chance to promote their artwork and involve the community.  The walk is held the first Friday of each month and the galleries stay open until 9 p.m.  Enjoy music and complimentary refreshments.   Also meet and chat with the artists who have their work displayed.  Don’t miss out on the event that has helped rank Hot Springs the number four Top 100 Small Art Towns in America.   Book your room at Lookout Point and be a part of the amazing Gallery Walk.  Call 501-525-6155 or go online.

-Kyrie

Guest Boat Tour of Lake Hamilton

May 21st, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Captain Ray & guests

Captain Ray & guests

What a glorious day for a boat ride on Lake Hamilton.  Sunny, gentle breezes, blue sky, and great people.  Steve & Shelley, enjoying their second stay at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, decided to go for a ride with “Captain” Ray.    Taking guests on boat tours, sharing stories about the lake’s history, pointing out the amazing mansions and their stories, is one of Ray’s favorite innkeeping tasks. 

If only I could dock the boat, I’d share this hard duty with Ray.  :)  What a great place to live and work!

Kristie

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