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Beautiful Gardens Full of LIfe in Hot Springs

October 28th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Thanks to our recent guest, Melanie, we have incredible new photos from our gardens, and we just have to share them with you!

With a little patience and a watchful eye, you will be treated to the wonder of ever changing beauty in the gardens of our inn. We would love to welcome you to Lookout Point!

Fabulous Fall Escape to Hot Springs

September 6th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

One of my favorite times of year is quickly approaching. Cooler days and the beauty of the fall season bring such a refreshing change of pace. The break from the heat itself increases my energy level and makes me want to be outside enjoying the splendor that autumn brings.

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn

Autumn in Hot Springs

To honor the season we’ve prepared a “Leaves, Lakes and Waterfalls Package”, to encourage you to take a break and come spend a few days with at Lookout Point. Enjoy the colorful foliage in the Ouachita Mountains and the serenity on Lake Hamilton. The ducks, geese and birds are plentiful during the season and fascinating to watch in the early morning or late afternoon as they prepare for their migration.

With the cooler breezes and the gorgeous leaves comes a sense of relaxation and slowing of pace to let your spirits soar and your mind slow down. The great hiking trails leading to some awe-inspiring waterfalls are picturesque during this time of year.

Our “Leaves, Lakes and Waterfalls” package includes (avail Oct 1-Nov 30):

  • 3 nights at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, recently named one of the top 10 B&B/Inns in the U.S. by Trip Advisor for 2012
  • Spectacular lake view from every room
  • Map to the best hikes, with waterfalls as the destination
  • Souvenir Picnic Backpack loaded with hearty lunch, wine, plates, and more
  • Admission for 2, Garvan Woodland Gardens
  • 90-minute boat tour of Lake Hamilton with Lookout Point’s “Capt. Ray” (thru Nov 2)
  • Admission for 2, 21-story Mountain Tower
  • Private couples’ thermal mineral bath at the Quapaw Bathouse & Spa

Because this is such a popular time at the inn, make your reservations early @ 501.525.6155 and spend time looking forward to your fabulous fall escape.

How to Relax in Hot Springs!

July 14th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Sometimes we just need to getaway, chill, and have some down time. When you come to our inn on Lake Hamilton, you’ll find there are LOTS of great things to do in the area. But you may be like our guests, Bo and Teresa, who needed some time to relax. Here’s some of the many ways they discovered at the inn to soak up some tranquility and pampering:

Oaklawn Concerts and Lookout Point Inn: A Great Duo!

May 17th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

If there weren’t already plenty of fun things to do in Hot Springs, add to your list the five concerts coming to town presented by The Finish Line Concert Series at Oaklawn.

So, plan your Hot Springs vacation around one of the great concerts and, of course, make your reservations to stay our Hot Springs B&B!

The outstanding series includes a concert a month for five months:

  • June 7 The Oak Ridge Boys. OK, maybe they should be called the Oak Ridge Old Dudes.
    Oak Ridge Boys

    Boys? Really??

    But their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have spawned dozens of Country hits and awards.

  • July 19 Diamond Rio performs their show-stopping country hits. They’ve sold more than 10 million albums, receiving Grammy and Country Music awards.
  • Aug. 23 Paul Revere and The Raiders

    Fashion style?

    come to Oaklawn with a style (do they still dress colonial?) and sixth sense for pleasing an audience.

  • Sept. 27 Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers take the stage representing a four-decade career from dusty Texas stages to the White House to Broadway.
  • Oct. 25 The Texas-bred band Lonestar finishes the concert series marking their 20th anniversary. The band is well known for merging their country roots with rich melodies and vocals.

Tickets for all the performances go on sale 10 days before each concert at 9 a.m. Call 501-623-4411 ext. 340 for reservations. Ticket prices start at only $19.95, and the theatre seats only 700–very intimate.

What’s Blooming at Lookout Point?

May 10th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

In a stroll through the gardens on this fine day, the blooms are truly eye candy. Besides the magnolias, hydrangeas, gardenias, Brazilian verbena, lilies, and butterfly bush, our feathered friends provided amusement.

Cardinals, ducks “Ricky & Lucy”, finches, mourning doves, robins, and scores of other birds were feasting, playing, and bathing in the gardens. The nest of baby robins will soon be empty.

We invite you to come enjoy a splendid space for relaxation and beauty at our Hot Springs B&B!

Bill’s Tree: In Memorium

March 29th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

As innkeepers, we see a great variety of people from all over the world.  Meeting interesting, kind, funny, and curious persons is a great perk of this job! Guests who return to Lookout Point over and over again weave their way deep into our hearts.

Bill & Cheryl are two of those people woven onto the fabric of the inn, with their gentle spirit and zest for life! Married in Hot Springs years ago, they soon found our inn. Lookout Point became their spot to stay, and they even renewed their marriage vows in our gardens. Often coming with family, the inn rang with laughter and joy with every visit.

Three years ago in March, Bill died suddenly while on vacation with Cheryl and their teenage son. The shock and grief gripped their community in Missouri, and rippled to other states. Bill was a community leader, Boy Scout volunteer, physician, and so much more. In the midst of grief, even “his” innkeepers needed to do something, while feeling so helpless.

lakeside gardens in Hot springs

Bill's Tree

So we planted a tree. A dogwood.

The first summer, the tree struggled, telling us it was not happy where planted. Our gardener relocated the tree.

The second spring, the tree did not bloom but seemed content.

This month,  in the 3rd spring, profuse blooms are covering this small tree. Bill’s tree is happy and thriving. I am grateful to have known Bill, and to be reminded of life’s beauty through Bill’s tree!

Tulips Blooming at Garvan Gardens, Hot Springs

March 6th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Yesterday Ray & I went to the Garvan Gardens,

Lookout Point Inn sends guests to Garvan Gardens

Awesome Beauty

expecting to see the last of the daffodils. Instead, we were treated to a feast for the eyes: seas of tulips in early bloom. The sight is breathtakingly beautiful.

The riotous colors tickle the senses, and invite us to stop, pause, and just take in the wonder.

As an added bonus, the handsome peacocks were strutting their colors at the entrance to the gardens. Doesn’t get much better than this on a lovely spring day!

If you can getaway on March 7 or 8 to see the tulips, Lookout Point has a special offer. We also have a very few rooms remaining available for Friday, March 9 (one night stay).

Greeters at Garvan Gardens

Greeter at Garvan Gardens

Seas of tulips

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.

Hot Springs B&B “Cleans The World”

January 18th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

At Lookout Point, we are committed to taking care of the environment in every way possible. We recycle,  we built the inn with green products, our cleaning products are eco-friendly, we use CFB’s, and the list goes on.

Last year, we partnered with Clean The World, shipping the unused portions of guest soaps to Clean The World. Instead of throwing unused soaps away, we now pay to ship them to Clean The World. These soaps are collected, sterilized, recycled and distributed to 48 countries to stop the spread of preventable diseases.

Every day 9,000 children around the world die from acute respiratory illnesses and diarrheal diseases that could be prevented

Recycled Soaps Clean the World

with simple handwashing. In 2011,  97 bars of soap were made from the little bars of unused soap from Lookout Point guests!

It’s an honor to do small tasks that can make a big difference in people’s lives.

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?

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