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Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast In the News

June 11th, 2014 by Kristie Rosset

summer in hot springs arJune has been an exciting time for Lookout Point so far. With all of the rain in the area, the garden is bursting with color and life. There are water sports, concerts, and conferences in the area. Families are beginning to travel; adorable couples are becoming newlyweds; fresh produce is abundant at the Farmer’s Market. It’s a lovely time to visit Hot Springs National Park.

With all this summer spirit floating around, the Inn has also received recognition in the news recently. First, Lookout Point was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for 2014 from TripAdvisor. The award is based on the quality of reviews and opinion received on the site in the past year, so we are especially grateful for this honor. Thank you all for consistently giving us outstanding feedback to help Lookout Point become the best it can be!

ruff guide to the united statesRecently, the Inn was also featured in BringFido.com‘s new book Ruff Guide to the United States. The book covers the best places to visit with your dog in all 50 states, including 365 places to stay. In Arkansas, Lookout Point was the only property mentioned. The picks within the book were determined by a coast-to-coast search, as well as polling thousands of dog owners. We’re honored to be included in guide provided by the world’s largest pet friendly travel website! You can pick up the book on their website, if you are interested.

On Tuesday, the Inn was included in a list of the top wedding venues in Arkansas on OnlyinArk.com. The list is organized per region, and the Inn is happy to be representing the Hot Springs area. Each venue listed looks gorgeous, and we are excited to be among such great company! You can view the full list in the article, “Favorite Places for Arkansas Weddings.”

If you’d like to visit the Inn, and possibly bring your dog along or begin a marriage journey, you can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information. Don’t forget that June has a discount on the Renewal of Vows package, and special discount for those that reserve three or more nights. We would love to welcome you during your Arkansas getaway!

Lookout Point Featured For Mountain Views

December 4th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

mountain view from guest roomAlthough we are pretty proud of our view of Lake Hamilton, it’s the Ouachita Mountains that got Lookout Point featured in an article on Huffington Post recently.

The article by BnBFinder.com founder Mary White highlights 7 bed & breakfasts with lovely mountain views. Along with our peaceful view of the mountains and the lake, the Inn is showcased for its gourmet breakfasts and calming labyrinth trail.

You can take advantage of the mountains surrounding the area for a hiking trip (and we’ll show you the best trails!) or a scenic afternoon drive. The natural landscape will never cease to amaze when you’re at Lookout Point.

With cooler weather settling into Hot Springs National Park, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our gorgeous views and hot coffee. You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

Lookout Point In Fido Friendly Magazine

November 5th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

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The next issue of Fido Friendly magazine takes a special look at Hot Springs AR. “Hot Springs: This Historic Spa Town Rejuvenates Fido and Family” focuses on the walking trails downtown, Garvan Woodland Gardens, and the calming effects of the hot springs on Bathhouse Row.

The article also highlights “shimmering Lake Hamilton” and Lookout Point!  Hot Springs National Park has been a long-time destination for humans, but we are excited to be featured in an article focusing on soothing the canine spirit, too.

If you would like to bring your dog for a tranquil getaway, we would be happy to welcome you and your pet. With a garden to romp in, Lake Hamilton to splash in, and close access to the fun of Bathhouse Row, our Arkansas bed & breakfast is the perfect fit for you and your favorite four-legged friend. To reserve your stay, you can book online or call us at 501.525.6155501.525.6155.

For more information on Fido Friendly magazine, or to read the article when it hits the stands this fall, check out their website.

Owner of Our Hot Springs B&B Honored in Innkeeping Now

June 1st, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

In the spring issue of Innkeeping Now, readers can see the influential leaders in the industry for 2013. To our delight Kristie Rosset, one of the owners of Lookout Point, is featured on that list (and the front cover!).

Innkeeping Now coverWhile the list features marketing professionals, innkeepers, chefs, photographers, and those who do a little bit of everything, it stresses that each of these individuals shares a common “strand of hospitality DNA: sharing.” The influential members featured are driven by a sense of community within the innkeeping world, and they are involved in making that sense stronger and giving it direction.

In the article, Kristie is recognized for the countless hours she spends working behind the scenes on PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) activities. She has served in many leading roles in the past, and she continues to help direct the organization in a very intentional, strategic course. Jay Karen, the PAII president said, Kristie “is in a seat of power, and she’s doing a very good job with it.”

Working outside of her own inn has been essential to Kristie for her well-being, as well as to the inn’s success. It helps Kristie and Ray, her husband, develop friendships across the continent and stay in conversation about the best innkeeping practices.

As Karen said, “The fingerprint [of the influential members] is having a passion for the industry that is just overflowing.” At Lookout Point, we all know that Kristie has that passion in spades.

If you would like to read the entire article, it can be viewed here.

To meet the wonderful Kristie and Ray, call us at 501.525.6155 about making a reservation at our Hot Springs hotel.

USA Today Picks Lookout Point for Leaf Peeping!

October 6th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Leaf peeping in Arkansas is a lovely experience.

Lookout Point offers great views

View fall foliage from your deck!

We’ve just started to see a few leaves turning, and usually peak season is the end of October or early November. Lookout Point has been privileged to receive great publicity lately, in USA Today and The Huffington Post.

In USA Today, “This 12-room lodging in the Ouachita Mountains overlooking Lake Hamilton offers leaf-peeping from private decks. Peak foliage may not be happening till late October or in November.

Lookout Point was named one of the top ten B&B’s (by The Huffington Post) for enjoying fall foliage from the comfort of your own porch at the inn. The blog from The Post states: “Indulge in deep relaxation at the Lookout Point Lakeside Inn which is surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains and overlooks placid Lake Hamilton. Enjoy your morning coffee and the foliage view from your private deck before taking a walk along the labyrinth waterfront trail.”

We are honored to be included in these prestigious publications! If possible, come to the inn and enjoy some beautiful fall foliage in Arkansas!

Volunteering Motivates Hot Springs’ Innkeeper to Keep Growing

September 18th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

When Lookout Point was just a speck in our eyes, Ray & I discovered the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) and quickly became members. We were delighted to discover a comprehensive industry surrounding innkeeping, and the amazing on-going learning opportunities through PAII. More than 10 years ago, we attended our first Innkeeping Conference in Chicago–learning great stuff to make us better, and more professional, innkeepers.

Since that time, we continue to grow and learn through the many offerings of PAII. Not only do we learn from PAII and the wonderful network of Innkeeper colleagues, but we began volunteering.

CEO Jay Karen, and Board Chair Kristie Rosset

Over the years, Ray & I have led workshops & webinars, introduced speakers, and served on planning committees.  It’s a joy to give back to the association that continues to teach us so much! Ray & I agree that volunteering brings an additional layer of joy to our lives! Yes, volunteering takes up precious time, commitment, and money–but the investment is worth it.

A few years ago, I was elected to the Board of Directors. Then in January, 2012 I was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of PAII. We recently moved PAII’s headquarters from New Jersey to Charleston, South Carolina. Last week featured a series of leadership meetings, and it was my pleasure to visit for the first time our new headquarters.

If you have ever dreamed of becoming an innkeeper, I urge you to check out PAII to learn everything possible before making the jump. And come stay with us at Lookout Point– we’ll gladly share information with you.

We urge you to volunteer in whatever arena brings you joy and fuels your passion for life.

Better Homes & Gardens Blog Brags on Hot Springs

February 26th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

The editor of Better Homes & Gardens Country Gardens magazine,

BHG Country Gardens editor James Baggett

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.

 

Thank you, James! We would love to welcome YOU to enjoy Hot Springs, Garvan Gardens,  our inn, and perhaps find yourself in our labyrinth.

TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for Lookout Point

January 19th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

TripAdvisor, the granddaddy of travel review sites, named Lookout Point to the TOP TEN B&B/Inns in the country!

We learned of this honor from various Arkansas guests, offering congratulations after seeing it on the TV news.

Thanks to everyone that took the time to write a lovely review on TripAdvisor! We are honored, and always look forward to your stay at our Hot Springs B&B.

8 Broads in the Kitchen Featured in Boston Examiner

December 18th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

As a member of the 8 Broads in the Kitchen, I was delighted to see our food blog covered in the Boston Examiner this past week. You’ll find some great holiday recipes on the site, including Evil Toffee (so named because it cannot be resisted, it’s so darn good).

The 8 Broads formed to create a fun food website, where we could offer tips and recipes to share with other foodies. In the process, we’ve become fast friends. In addition to the blog, we write for magazines, teach food demos, lead webinars, and have done radio shows.

I just posted to the blog my mother-in-law’s fabulous Christmas butterscotch marshmallow bars.

Butterscotch Bars

Only made at Christmas, these treats remind us of long-ago times in Winnipeg, filled with laughter and bitter cold weather.

What holiday foods bring back memories for you?

In the News: Lookout Point Lakeside Inn

July 11th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

We’re delighted to have Lookout Point recognized by the Dallas Morning News and the trendy 360 West magazine of the Ft. Worth Area.

Ft. Worth's magazine

Lookout Point featured July 2011

In the DMN Honeymoon Guide, Lookout Point is included in their review of Romantic, budget-friendly honeymoon destinations in Texas and nearby.

360 West travel page “Near and Far” on page 81 features “Hot Springs Hideaway” with a gorgeous photo of the inn, and a wonderful description by travel writer Sophia Dembling. Thanks!!!

We’d love to welcome you to this slice of paradise, our Hot Springs bed & breakfast inn.

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