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Our Top 5 Favorite Hot Springs Restaurants for Celebrations

February 2nd, 2016 by Kristie Rosset

 

Hot Springs attracts some mighty fine chef’s and restaurants!  We are fortunate to have great options to recommend to guests.  This Top 5 list includes our favorites for celebrating a special occasion, such as anniversary or birthdays, or even a win at the races! Reservations recommended for all of these places, and when you are our guest we will be delighted to take of this for you.

 

 

Top Restaurants in Hot Springs, AR

J&S Italian Villa

5: J & S Italian Villa. Located in Temperance Hill Shopping Center, with authentic and specialty Italian dishes.  Tip: Check out their lovely bar with live piano player.

 

4:  Central Park Fusion.  In the historic downtown. Beautiful presentation of delicious food, using much local and organic choices.  Tip:  Can get noisy so consider avoiding peak times.

 

 

Hot Springs, AR Restaurants

KJ’s Grill

3:  KJ’s Grill.

Known for great steaks cooked to perfection, plus

fabulous shrimp. Tip: Try the Bada Bing Shrimp appetizer.

Indescribably good!.

 

 

 

2: Park Avenue Bistro. You’ll probably meet the earnest and creative chef while dining here. Tip: great Sunday prix fixe dinners.  Plus lamb anytime.

 

Drum roll, please.  Now for our absolute favorite restaurant in Hot Springs coming in at Number One:

 

Best Hot Springs Restaurants

Luna Bella

 

1: Luna Bella.  Located only ½ mile from the inn, our guests rave about this restaurant. Extensive yet reasonable wine list, great service without stuffiness.Fresh, seasonal fish flown in. Tip: Try the crab cake appetizers, or the cabbage salad, or the splendid scallops or halibut, or pasta dishes.  Ok—I’ve never had a dish here that I did not love.

 

 

 

 

 

We invite you to experience comprehensive pampering at Lookout Point, and we promise to point you in great directions for your favorite dining experience.  Book online, or call 501-525-6155.

Top 5 Romantic Spots in Hot Springs AR

January 21st, 2016 by Jenna Tackett

Lookout Point engagedWith Valentine’s Day around the corner, romance is on our mind more than ever. Hot Springs has great restaurants, gorgeous views, and a wide variety of activities, so we have narrowed down our Top 5 Favorite Romantic Spots in the area to help you plan a romantic getaway.

5. Grand Promenade – A brick walkway that runs parallel to downtown, the promenade offers gorgeous views of the historic district. Feel free to walk the length, linger on some benches for some conversation, or take the stairs down to the street. Keep the conversation going by enjoying a cup of coffee or tea at Kollective just down the street!

4. Luna Bella – This Italian restaurant has been a fan favorite of our guests for many years. It has incredible food, a great wine list, and a romantic atmosphere. You will love every moment, from the service to the tiramisu.

Valentine's Day Hot Springs AR3. Garvan Woodland Gardens – There is nothing more romantic than flowers, and this botanical garden has acres of them! Take a walk through the blooms, perhaps with a picnic packed, and take a few hours to enjoy each other.

2. Couples Massage at Quapaw Baths – This historic bathhouse is so luxurious you will feel your troubles melt away. We particularly recommend the couple’s private bath and massage.

1. Lookout Point Inn – Gorgeous views of Lake Hamilton await you at the Inn, as well as whirlpool tubs, gourmet breakfast, and luxurious linens. Let the Innkeepers pamper you during your tranquil, romantic getaway.

Are you ready to plan your romantic getaway to Hot Springs AR? You can reserve your stay at our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast online or call 501.525.6155 for more information (or help planning!).

Quirky Activities: AR Shorts Film Festival

December 17th, 2015 by Jenna Tackett

AR Shorts FestivalOn January 2, the 9th Annual Arkansas Shorts festival will be taking place at the Arlington. Low Key Arts, who is responsible for the Hot Water Hills and Valley of the Vapors indie music festivals, will be hosting the event.

The AR Shorts Festival showcases short films made by Arkansas residents, from professionals to hobbyists and beginners. Each film is 10 minutes or less, and the festival is segmented into “E for Everyone” at 5pm, and “Mature audiences” beginning at 8pm. Before each screening, there will be a cash bar and reception.

Founded in 2008, the festival highlights a variety of film types, from musical to experimental, to animation, narratives, and documentaries. The full schedule will be released on Dec. 23, both on their website and their Facebook.

Come join us as we begin the new year with this celebration of art! Lookout Point would love to welcome you to this quirky city, with gourmet breakfast each morning and luxurious linens to end the day in peace. You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

You can get your tickets to the ‘jewel of January’ for $10, at the Arlington on the night of the event.

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.

13th Annual Chili Cook Off & Christmas Lights Hot Springs AR

November 3rd, 2015 by Jenna Tackett

Chili Cook Off and Lighting Historic DowntownEvery year, downtown Hot Springs prepares for the holidays with a community celebration, gorgeous lights, and tasty chili.

The 13th Annual Chili Cook Off and Christmas Lighting will take place from 4-8 pm on Monday, November 23. You can enjoy all the chili your heart desires for $5, and it will take place at the downtown parking deck on Exchange Street. Proceeds benefit the lighting display budget, so that others can enjoy the lights (and this event) for years to come.

The historic downtown area will officially turn on the holiday lights right after the cook off ends, signaling the beginning of the holiday season. There is nothing quite like Christmas lights and a cool evening to get you into the holiday spirit, and we hope that you won’t miss this event!

Stay at Lookout Point during your getaway, where you can enjoy a gourmet breakfast, tranquil atmosphere, and gorgeous views of Lake Hamilton. You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

 

Mrs. Arkansas Pageant Returns to Hot Springs AR

October 27th, 2015 by Jenna Tackett

Mrs. Arkansas Pageant

The Mrs. Arkansas Pageant is an exciting tradition, with contestants from a broad variety of backgrounds. The contestants are married women; they are secretaries, teachers, administrators, business owners, homemakers, and so much more.

The pageant focuses on celebrating the beauty and intelligence of married women, on the wonderful life that happens after a fairy-tale “ever after” ending. The Mrs. Arkansas America Pageant is the most prestigious pageant for married women in the state, and Hot Springs National Park is always excited to host the event.

The pageant takes place on November 14 at 7pm in the Hot Springs Convention Center. Tickets can be bought at the door, and families are welcome to attend and celebrate the hard-working women in their life.

While you are in town participating in the event, we would love to pamper you at our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast. After a rejuvenating night’s sleep, you can begin your day with gourmet breakfast and the delicious Lookout Point coffee blend. You can reserve your stay, and gorgeous view of Lake Hamilton, online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

Hot Springs AR Wine & Food Fest

October 11th, 2015 by Jenna Tackett

Hot Springs Wine & Food FestHot Springs National Park is known for its many attributes–the historic district downtown, the Gallery Walk experience, gorgeous lakes and hiking trails, the exquisite Garvan Woodland Gardens, Magic Springs amusement park, and so much more. But it is also known for the quality of its local restaurants, and that list would not be complete without Central Park Fusion.

Last year, Central Park Fusion hosted the first Hot Springs Wine & Food Fest to support Project Hope, a food bank mission that distributes 60,000 pounds of food to agencies in West Arkansas. The event was a tasty success, and this year’s event on Saturday, October 17, promises to be even better.

The chef from Central Park Fusion, Chef Matt Fuller, will prepare savory hors d’oeuvres paired with complimentary wines. There will also be a silent auction, with all proceeds going to Project Hope. You can experience the atmosphere of Central Park Fusion while helping those in the community that would otherwise go hungry.

Lookout Point, only a few minutes away from Central Park Fusion, would love to welcome you on your luxurious getaway. There is gourmet breakfast, peaceful views of Lake Hamilton, and a garden sanctuary waiting for you to enjoy! You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for information.

Tickets to Hot Springs AR Wine & Food Fest are $100, and that includes food, wine, and souvenir wine glasses. You can find out more about the event details on their website.

Spooky October Events in Hot Springs AR

October 1st, 2015 by Jenna Tackett

Lake Hamilton Hot Springs AROctober in Arkansas is gorgeous, with fall colors beginning to show and the weather at its finest. It’s the perfect time to explore Hot Springs National Park, especially if you are a fan of Halloween.

Theater of Horror Hot Springs AREach weekend from now until November 1, you can experience an active show called the Theater of Horror at Central Theatre downtown. The event is part movie, part play, and part haunted walk-around attraction, using the historic building to its advantage. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute, and it’s a spooky, wonderful experience.

Staring the weekend of October 10, Magic Springs Amusement Park will transform into the haunted spectacle Magic Screams. Several of the rides will be open, in addition to the haunted houses in the park. There is even a trick or treat trail where kids can play games for candy prizes, and enjoy a small haunted house as well as the kids’ rides. It will be open on Saturday and Sundays each weekend, through November 1.

The weekend of Halloween will have spooktastic fun for you, too! With the Halloween event at Oaklawn Park, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde themed murder mystery dinner at The Regency, and zombie runs taking place, you are sure to have a fun time in Hot Springs!

If you’d like to enjoy all the city has to offer, Lookout Point is the perfect location for your Arkansas getaway. You will have gourmet breakfast each morning, a luxurious bed to rest in at night, and a gorgeous view of Lake Hamilton to relax you during the day. You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

Hot Water Hills Indie Music Festival 2015

September 22nd, 2015 by Jenna Tackett

Magnolia Sons bandThe Hot Water Hills music festival celebrates independent artists and musicians each fall in downtown Hot Springs AR. Taking place in Hill Wheatley Plaza on October 2-3, the festival will appeal to all-ages.

On Friday, October 2, the gates will open at 4 pm and feature local musicians on the main stage, as well as acts from around the country. Saturday’s line up will start at 4pm, but the gates open at noon that day with activities for children and families.

Each day will have a variety of musical genres represented, such as the motown sounds of Magnolia Sons (pictured here), folk and alternative country music. You can learn more about the full schedule of events on the festival’s website, and there is a little something for everyone.

While you are in town for the festival, you can stay at Lookout Point. Early October is especially beautiful in Spa City, with the weather shifting and the leaves changing. We would love to welcome you to this gorgeous city! You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

 

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