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Top 5 Ways to Stay Cool in Hot Springs

July 21st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

With the “heat bubble” hovering over most of the U.S., Hot Springs is a pretty good place to have fun and stay cool. Here’s our top five suggestions:

1. Rent a boat, and head to Blakely Dam. The water temp drops to about 48 degrees, creating at least a 10 degree drop in air temperature. Really refreshing on hot summer days. Plus the water is so clear you can see the fish swimming. Try Marineland for boat rentals.

2. The Gangster Museum of America. Spend time indoors at this fun and quirky museum, exploring the unique, checkered history of Hot Springs.

3. Star gaze from the lakeside hammocks of Lookout Point. With a cool beverage and a breeze off the lake, you’ll definitely feel cooler.

4. Crystal Falls Water Park.

Water fun at Crystal Falls

With a lazy river, wave pool, and lots more water fun, Crystal Falls is a cool way to spend the day. Get discounted admission tickets from the inn, and there is no waiting in line for tickets, too.

5. Explore Mid-America Science Museum. More than 100 hands-on exhibits delight by kids and adults of all ages.

Keep Cool!

Hot Springs Cool July Events

July 14th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

This weekend, July 15-17, you’ll find some pretty cool stuff happening in our lovely city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Not to mention that as I write this post, it’s raining and temp dropped 30 degrees. Sweet!

Here’s some fun stuff:

Tour Lake Hamilton

  • Captain Ray provides a 90-minute boat tour of Lake Hamilton for guests of our Hot Springs B&B. Tour departs at 10 AM, and returns to the inn by 11:30.
  • Antique Walk, this Friday July 15 from 4-8 pm in the historic downtown. Explore some unique antique shops, then dine at one of our fav restaurants. We suggest Rolando’s for delicious Nuevo Latino fare, or Central Park Fusion, both within easy walking distance of Antique Walk.
  • Moonlight Stroll/Full Moon Hike. Great opportunity for a guided night hike, led by a National Park Interpreter. Yes, Hot Springs National Park is right downtown. Meet at the summit of West Mountain.  Fun!
  • Miss Arkansas Pageant. See the crowning event on Saturday night at 7:30pm.

 

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.

Gallery Walk and Great Music in Hot Springs

June 29th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

This Friday, July 1, and throughout the weekend you’ll find Hot Springs a hopping, happening little city!

Hot Springs Arkansas

Downtown Hot Springs

July 1, 5-9pm: Gallery Walk, Friday evening, in the downtown art galleries

July 1 & 2, 7:30pm: The Vienna Theatre presents fabulous live music from the 50′s and Broadway.

July 1-3: Live Theatre at Arkansas Theatreworks production of “Moonlight and Magnolias”

July 2, 7-11am: Tomato festival at the farmer’s market. Arkansas peaches are ripe, too. Yippee!

July 2, dusk: Great Fireworks over Lake Hamilton. Best viewing is from The Belle Riverboat’s Fireworks cruise.

July 2, 10 am: And if you’re staying out our Hot Springs bed & breakfast inn, “Captain” Ray provides a 90 minute private boat tour of Lake Hamilton. Awesome way to see the lake’s beauty and mansions.

 

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton, July 4th

June 24th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

One of the coolest ways to celebrate a hot 4th of July weekend is on the water in Hot Springs. Enjoy TWO fantastic fireworks shows, one of July 2 and the next on July 4.

Fireworks on the lake

Although you will see some fireworks displays from your room at our Hot Springs bed and breakfast, we’ll make reservations for you to see the major fireworks shows.

The best places for enjoying the fireworks are from The Belle of Hot Springs fireworks cruise, OR J & S Italian Villa.  Reservations are a must!

As always, we gladly take care of all concierge needs for our guests.

Hot Springs Wedding in the Lakeside Gardens

June 3rd, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

At Lookout Point, we are celebrating many weddings in May and June!

Julie Jones Photography

A beautiful wedding couple!

Last Saturday, Tamiko and Chris exchanged vows in the gardens with beloved family members present.

Following the ceremony, the couple and family enjoyed cake and appetizers in the dining room, and then opened gifts.

Julie Jones photographed the wedding.

It is an honor to host weddings, and for innkeeper/pastor Kristie to officiate! Check out the Hot Springs weddings at Lookout Point intimate weddings for more information.

Hot Springs & Lookout Point Lakeside Inn Featured

May 21st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Author C. J. Good recently published an online article featuring the area and our Hot Springs bed & breakfast inn. Thanks!

Relaxing at Lookout Point

Relaxing on Lake Hamilton

Hot Springs AR Wedding on Lake Hamilton

May 7th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

What a joy to welcome Jamie & Reese for their wedding on a gorgeous sunny May afternoon.

Hot Springs AR wedding

Congratulations!

Standing by the waterfalls and roses, the fun and happy couple exchanged vows and rings.

Following the champagne toast, they actually climbed into the waterfalls for a photo op.

If you know of someone seeking to be married in a beautiful setting, please tell them about our Arkansas bed & breakfast wedding packages.Hot Springs AR Wedding

Hot Springs Lakeside Wedding = LOVELY!

April 10th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Heidi and Ryan married in the inn’s gardens, with azaleas blooming and Lake Hamilton providing a gorgeous backdrop.  In his dress blues, and her lovely gown, the couple exchanged vows and of course celebrated with a kiss.

Heidi & Ryan

Celebrating marriage with a kiss at Lookout Point, Hot Springs

 The photographer (Kelley Wilde) captured Ryan’s adoring gaze at his beautiful bride!  With a variety of sites in the gardens for weddings, they chose to get married under the crepe myrtle trees right along the Lake Hamilton seawall.  It’s a beautiful setting! 

Hot Springs Lakeside Wedding

Heidi and Ryan

A variety of intimate wedding packages are available at Lookout Point.  We’d love to have you begin your married life in this wonderful setting!

Hot Springs’ Labyrinth Inspires Reflection & Poetry

April 7th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

One of the truly unique features of Lookout Point’s lakeside gardens is the 11-circuit labyrinth.  If you’re unfamiliar with a labyrinth, it is a historic form of walking prayer and meditation.  Unlike a maze, the labyrinth has no dead ends.  Ours is modeled after the Chartres, France labyrinth from the 13th century!

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn labyrinth

The Inn's labyrinth

Recent guest David R., after walking the labyrinth, was inspired to write this poem. We are truly honored!

A Place That Breathes Deeply

A place that breathes deeply that falls off the hill

Dionysus lays waiting to fend off your ills.

You yield to the magic  of natures great feast

And drink in the nectar that quietens the beast.

Alone in the garden the labyrinth stands round

To take you to places without any sounds.

A spot in the center, the middle is thine

The future is here, Yes, eternity shines.

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