Valley of the Vapors in Hot Springs AR

With the collection of artists in the area, it’s no surprise that Hot Springs is home to a successful and entertaining Indie music festival. Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival enters its 11th year on March 20, 2015. This year, the line-up is filled with talented artists—from The Mutts, to the Memphis Dawls, from … Read More

Tiptoe Through Hot Springs Tulips :: Arkansas Spring Getaway

The Hot Springs Tulips will be blossoming soon and we are excited! With so many garden events at Garvan Woodland Gardens throughout the year that I love to attend that it’s hard to pick my all-time favorite. But, if I did I think it would be Tulip Extravaganza March 22-April 19. The schedule of when … Read More

Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey

We are fortunate to have many local artists in Hot Springs and one we continually hear about is Linda Williams Palmer. Linda is known for her photographs and color pencil drawings of the “Champion” trees in Arkansas. The Arkansas Forestry Commission has designated more than 125 Arkansas trees as “Champions,” which means they are the … Read More

Martin Luther King Weekend Getaways in Hot Springs AR

As the new year begins and winter continues onward, begin planning a getaway to enjoy Hot Springs AR. The Martin Luther King weekend is a perfect time to experience the joy of Spa City as the town celebrates a national hero. The Oaklawn Race Track will have races going all weekend, including Monday, for those … Read More

Top 6 Gift Ideas in Hot Springs AR

6. Tea making set: Make every cup of tea the best with quality loose-leaf tea, a hand-thrown ceramic mug, and a tea pot that guarantees you’ll never have leaves swirling in your cup. You can find all of these items in the Lookout Point Gift Shop, or you can go one step further and buy … Read More

‘Voices of Angels’ Concert is a Heavenly Experience

Last year Ray and I along with friends attended the “Voices of Angels” Concert in Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens. It was probably the highlight of the Christmas season in Hot Springs for me. The talented musicians were very gifted and delivered a performance in the lovely chapel that I will always remember. Some … Read More

Great Gifts: Swiss Diamond Pans Now Available in Hot Springs, Arkansas

These gems are actually made from hundreds of thousands of nano-diamonds, so they literally are “gems”.  I can honestly say that these are the best pans that I’ve ever cooked with, and we use a minimum of 2 Swiss Diamond pans in the inn every single day! They get heavy duty use, including being stuck … Read More

Where to Mountain Bike in Hot Springs AR

One of the secret gems in Hot Springs is the mountain bike (and hiking) trails at Cedar Glades Park. There are 15 miles of premium trails, which were voted best trails in the state by the Arkansas Mountain Bike Racing Series. The trails have an interesting mix of long descents and medium climbs. Another unique … Read More