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Give a Gift of Love This Holiday Season

December 8th, 2016 by Jenna Tackett

arkansas gift certificateImagine waking up in the morning to beautiful views of Lake Hamilton, with atmospheric fog in the early winter morning or the garden beginning to bloom in spring. You are well-rested, and you can smell fresh coffee and breakfast being prepared. There is no rush to be anywhere, so you grab a cup of coffee and sit on your balcony looking at the amazing view and listening to the birds chirping below.

This holiday season, you can give the gift of that perfect morning to your loved ones. With a gift certificate to Lookout Point, they can choose which dates would be right for them to enjoy an Arkansas getaway. The Inn provides pampering to all its guests, with gourmet breakfast and large whirlpool tubs, and Innkeepers who are excited to help you plan the perfect trip.

The spirit of the holidays is all about spending time with loved ones, making lasting memories and forging deeper connections. The peaceful atmosphere of our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast is the perfect spot for you and your loved ones to continue that spirit after the holidays have ended.

To find our more information about our gift certificates, or get help planning a lovely getaway, call 501.525.6155. You can also purchase an arkansas gift certificate or reserve a your stay online.

Happy Thanksgiving From Your Friends at Lookout Point

November 24th, 2016 by Ray Rosset

From all of us at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, we genuinely send greetings to you and yours for a Thanksgiving week filled with love and gratitude.  Whether you are surrounded with a rambunctious family, or spending a quiet holiday alone, we wish you all the very best.

Here at the inn, we are especially grateful for:Baby feet

  • a new baby boy, Axel, born this month into our staff family to long-time employee Rufina
  • our truly kind and wonderful guests, who create a joyful place to work
  • the beauty of nature in our stunning gardens, along with the variety of birds and waterfowl.  The bald eagles returned this week, too!
  • good health, and a team who truly cares for each other when good health does not always reign
  • the promising future of baby Kameron (former Innkeeper Annalee’s baby), who lived through devastating disease this year. His family moved to North Carolina for a complicated, rare surgery for Kameron, and the news is hopeful!

It would be a joy to welcome you to the inn soon.  Winter is a spectacular time to visit Hot Springs, especially the month of December with gazillions of lights throughout town.  jingle-pups

Those of us who are dog lovers are grateful for the unconditional love of our pets.  Consider bringing your pup to Jingle Dogs Pup Parade at Garvan Gardens on December 5 at 5pm.  Your pup can visit Santa and even get a photo taken.  Our rescue dog Otto (lab/great dane) may have to miss this event, however. My guess is the parade really wants “well-behaved” dogs.

We have a great special offer for December, so if you can get away to Hot Springs, we would be ever so grateful to welcome you!

Experience Garvan Gardens Holiday Lights in Hot Springs

November 10th, 2016 by Jenna Tackett

Garvan Gardens Holiday LightsWith Halloween in the rearview mirror, we can’t help but look forward to the holiday season on the horizon. One of our favorite things about the holidays in Hot Springs, AR is the giant, gorgeous light display at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

Year-round, Garvan Gardens is 17 acres of beautiful blooms that showcase the natural beauty Arkansas is best known for. During the holiday season those 17 acres transform into over 4 million brilliant bulbs. Around each corner you can see a different vignette, from archways that are perfect for a quick holiday photo to a train for kids to play on to a gingerbread house you can walk through. You can make the trip as long or as short as you would like, wander through the acres at your own leisurely pace.

Located only a few minutes from Lookout Point, the Garvan Gardens holiday lights are a wonderful way to celebrate the joy and beauty of the holiday season. Each night, starting on November 19, the lights will be on display from noon to 9pm. Complimentary hot chocolate in included, so make the trip before the lights fade for the year on December 31!

If you would like to experience the holiday lights for yourself, stay at our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast! There are gorgeous views of Lake Hamilton, gourmet breakfast, and tranquility waiting for you. You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

To see more of fall foliage and outdoors that Hot Springs National Park has to offer, try our Fall Foliage Package. (It includes tickets to see the beautiful botanical gardens, too!) You can also find our more about admissions to the holiday lights and the hours on the Garvan Woodland Gardens website.

Hot Springs, Arkansas Colorful Past, Present and Future

September 8th, 2016 by Ray Rosset

Hot Springs is rife with an interesting history starting with the Native American inhabitants before the first Europeans arrived. The Native Americans referred to this area as Valley of the Vapors and they obviously understood the significance of the hot springs, befitting from the healing of the hot mineral waters.

In the mid-1500s Spanish and French settlers came to the area and Hernando de Soto visited the region in 1541.Historic bath houses in Hot Springs, AR In the late 1800s bathhouses were completed and Hot Springs became an elegant spa resort. President Andrew Jackson named Hot Springs as the first federal reservation in 1832, which was essentially America’s first national park. For centuries, continuing today, people traveled to the Spa City for healing!

U.S. presidents visited Hot Springs to soak in the hot mineral waters and enjoy the flourishing amenities. In the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, Hot Springs became a popular spot for organized crime vacations with Al Capone, Frank Costello, Bugs Moran, Lucky Luciano visiting the area on a regular basis. The lively Gangster Museum will fill in the fun details!

In the 1880s, the Chicago White Stockings (now the Cubs) held spring training in Hot Springs with many teams following.  Many baseball greats including Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Cy Young trained in Hot Springs with their teams long before the grapefruit and citrus leagues began spring training in Arizona and Florida. The Army and Navy Hospital, the first combined hospital designed to treat patients in the Army and the Navy, opened as the first of its kind in the U.S. in Hot Springs.Famous Oaklawn Racetrack in Hot Springs, AR

Thoroughbred racing started in Hot Springs in 1904 at Essex Park with Oaklawn Park opening the following year. For more than 100 years, talented horses and horse people come to the city. Hot Springs has lots of historical places to visit in the city and lots of rich history to learn about. Some of the famous historical places in Hot Springs include:

Planning a weekend to learn more about the rich history of Hot Springs will be both educational and fun. Stay at the Lookout Point while you’re in town for a great way to complement your getaway retreat. We offer a beautiful Inn situated on Lake Hamilton with relaxing and gorgeous views of the Lake from each room. Our gourmet breakfasts are out of this world and our attention to detail in every area of the Inn is exquisite. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you plan your visit to this lively Spa City.

We are excited to live in Hot Springs, and look forward to the city’s grand future.

 

Summer at the Hot Springs Farmers Market

June 11th, 2016 by Ray Rosset

Hot Springs Farmers MarketThe Hot Springs Farmers Market supplies produce that is extremely healthy, plentiful and locally grown in early summer. In the last few seasons the Market has added Food Truck Friday on the last Friday of the month through October and Movies at the Market on Thursdays through July.

All of the events at the Farmers Market are fun and entertaining for locals and a special attraction for our visitors to Hot Springs. During the summer the Market is open 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturdays or until the produce runs out and 5-8 p.m. on Tuesdays. The Market always offers quality home-grown produce, and some additional items include:

  • Fresh herbs, plants and flowers
  • Eggs and meat products
  • Fresh-baked breads and desserts
  • Local honey, jams, jellies and spreads
  • Live music

Food Truck Friday started in 2015 and was such a hit it has continued. Food Truck Friday takes place 11 a.m.-8 p.m. the last Friday of the month at the Farmers Market. Some of the vendors include:

  • Cajun Delights @ Kristina’s
  • Itz Gud Fud
  • Little Penguin Tacos
  • Roxy’s Twisted Sandwiches
  • Stevie’s Lunch Box
  • Whitworth’s Concessions

Movies at the Market offers free movies on Thursday evenings in June and July in a family friendly atmosphere. Participants are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets, pets on leashes, bug spray, plus ice chests (no glass containers).

The fun summer movies include:

  • June 9 Jurassic World
  • June 16 Karate Kid
  • June 23 Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • June 30 Cinderella
  • July 7 Despicable Me2
  • July 14 Blue Hawaii
  • July 21 Top Gun

The Hot Springs Farmers Market has a lot to offer of good family fun. Our out-of-town visitors can add a bit of local food and excitement to the list of enjoyable things to do in Hot Springs.

While in the area, we would love to have you stay with us at our Hot Spring bed & breakfast. The gardens are blooming; the canoe, kayaks and Captain Ray’s boat trips are great hits; our delicious breakfasts include summer fruit and veggies; and the view of the lake from each of our rooms is stunning. Sounds like fun? It is! Make reservations for a Hot Springs getaway early as we fill up quickly in the summer. Reserve online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you plan your summer adventure.

The Hot Springs Farmers Market has so much more than just fresh produce. Food Truck Friday, Movies at the Market there’s so much to check out!

St. Patty’s Day in Hot Springs Spells FUN!

February 16th, 2016 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs AR Events

St. Pat’s Parade, Hot Springs

It is so much fun to attend the 13th Annaul First Ever World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Hot Springs!  Truly, the actual parade is only 99 feet long, and a high school band cannot play all at the same time–only for 99 feet.  The entire experience is a hoot. The parade has garnered attention around the globe and increased in popularity among locals and tourists who come to town for the celebration.

This year, the official parade starter is actor Gary Busey, and the celebrity Grand Marshals are actor Kevin Bacon, along with his brother Michael Bacon.  After the parade, the Bacon Brothers Band provides a free street concert!

A word to parade newcomers: get a spot along the parade route early, dress in green and get ready to have a blast.  An assortment of entertainment during the parade includes:

  • Irish Elvis Impersonators
  • Green Irish Wolfhounds

    The Bacon Brothers

    The Bacon Brothers

  • Zany floats
  • Marching bands, playing for 99 feet
  • Candy and beads tossed to the crowd
  • New surprises every year

Make plans to visit for St. Pat’s festivities on March 17 and stay at our Hot Springs, Arkansas bed & breakfast/inn. Our luxurious rooms are incredibly comfortable and individually appointed.  Delicious breakfast are served each morning in our dining room (or on trays to your room), where our guests enjoying bird watching. The cardinals entertain every morning, plus lots of other varieties.

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hot Springs, AR

Wacky Fun

Make reservations early online or give us a call at 501-525-6155.  We’ll assist in planning a great St. Patrick’s Day and Hot Springs getaway!

Merry Christmas from Lookout Point

December 23rd, 2015 by Jenna Tackett

Lookout Point Inn

Lookout Point Inn HolidayWith the gratitude of Thanksgiving still present, Lookout Point is so excited to celebrate the joy of Christmas! The season is filled with love and laughter, miracles and compassion. It inspires us year-round to keep our hospitality at its best, just as the Innkeeper who found room in a manger for a wandering couple did once upon a time. We hope you have a joyful time with family this Christmas and share that holiday spirit with those around you.

If you would like to celebrate the season by giving a loved one a gift certificate, or reserving a getaway at our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast, you can book your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!

Pearl’s Girls, An Original Play :: Garvan Woodland Gardens

October 15th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Anthony Chapel in Hot Springs, AR

Anthony Chapel

Pearl’s Girls, written by local playwright Isabel McQuiston, is an award-winning one act play centered on Pearl and her three daughters. The play will be premiered on October 25, 5:00pm in the stunning Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens.

According to McQuiston, “My mother was Pearl, and my sisters and I often referred to ourselves as Pearl’s girls. I was the youngest, my three sisters were all several years older. They have all passed.”

The play’s setting is the home of Pearl, and touches on the challenging issues after a loved one has died, including how to divide belongings.

We invite you to stay at the Inn during this beautiful season of autumn, and enjoy an original work of live art!

Tesla Car Charger in Hot Springs!

August 30th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Thanks to Tesla Motors Destination Charging program and 170+ forward-thinking, business-savvy, and environmentally-conscious Select Registry member properties, road trips just got easier for Tesla Model S owners.  Our inn, Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, is one of those 170+ environmentally conscious properties!  We are pleased to have the new Tesla and Universal charging stations, available free of charge to our guests.

Tesla Car Chargers

Electric Car Chargers

 

Select Registry is the first independent hospitality organization to enroll this quantity of properties all at once, and the only group that consists of unique and quality-assured lodging. Select Registry joins a rapidly-growing network in Tesla’s program, in which Tesla partners with hotels, resorts, and restaurants around the world, offering High Power Connectors at locations where drivers have time to charge their vehicles for a couple of hours, or overnight.  We are definitely proud to be a member of Select Registry, and to offer these new charging stations!

Tesla’s growing Supercharger network (now 425 stations along frequently-traveled highways) has inspired Model S owners to hit the road in increasing numbers. Owners can drive all day, charging for 30-40 minutes at Superchargers, and then stop at night to stay and charge at a Select Registry property with a Tesla High Power Wall Connector (this charger adds 58 miles of range per hour, topping off Model S’s full 265 miles of range in just a few hours.)

We look forward to welcoming electric car drivers, and making their trip a little more beautiful with a stay at our Hot Springs lakeside inn!

Favorite Hamburger Spots :: Father’s Day in Hot Springs, AR

May 25th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

With Father’s Day coming June 21, there’s no better way to celebrate your ol’ Dad than treating him to a really good burger. In Hot Springs we have quite a few fabulous places to choose from. It all depends on how you like your burger.

Three of Ray’s favorite Hot Springs hamburger places are:

BubbaLu’s Bodacious Burgers & Classy Dogs in Historic Downtown Hot Springs offers old fashioned burgers made from Black Angus beef. The name itself makes me stop and smile and so do the cheeseburgers and onion rings. I added a diet Coke, but I understand the malts and milkshakes are delicious. So, if you’re downtown cruising with your Dad, treat him to one of Hot Springs’ finest – a bodacious burger from BubbaLu’s.
KJ’s out on Airport Road is my all –time favorite Hot Springs burger. The 1/2 –pound burger is a little ominous, but they are perfectly prepared and utterly delicious. Add fries or onion rings and I guarantee your dad will walk away having thoroughly enjoyed his Father’s Day treat. The desserts are also scrumptious, but there was no way I had room for dessert after a 1/2 –pound burger.
The Ohio Club also in Historic Downtown Hot Springs offers several varieties of tasty burgers. The mushroom, Swiss burger was mouth-watering and the fries and onion rings completed the meal. The Ohio Club is the oldest bar in Arkansas and it is quite authentic. The food is great and the atmosphere is plenty of fun, with live music daily. The drinks from the famous bar are refreshing and go great with the burgers.
There are plenty of additional places to enjoy burgers in Hot Springs, but these are three of our favorites. They are all quite different in atmosphere, and the food in all three places is exceptional.
While celebrating Father’s Day, Dads would also enjoy staying at Lookout Point Inn. We offer gourmet breakfasts, our own custom ground coffee and lots of treats available throughout the Inn. There are lots of places to sit and watch birds, to enjoy a ride in our canoe on Lake Hamilton or to take a boat ride on the lake with Capt. Ray. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you plan a great Father’s Day celebration.

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