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Winter Highway in Manitoba…not Hot Springs!

December 14th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

Winter Highway
Originally uploaded by Wenspics

No, this photo is NOT from Arkansas!!! Innkeeper Ray is visiting him mother in Manitoba, Canada, and the photo accuarately depicts his driving conditions yesterday. While it’s a balmy 64 degrees in Hot Springs today, Ray reported that he is freezing cold with the temperature of -23 degrees, and windchill of MINUS 43 degrees F. Skin freezes upon brief exposure at that temperature!

I shall not complain about any chilly days in Hot Springs, for it’s really all relative. Instead, I’m grateful to live in the south and especially in this lovely town with gracious people.
–Kristie Rosset

Christmas decor at Lookout Point

December 13th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

The inn, dressed in the Christmas finest, sparkles from every angle. More than 40 poinsettias grace the staircase and foyer, leading to the magnificent tree. Come see!

Ice Skating in downtown Hot Springs

December 13th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

Originally uploaded by AMICHAELMURRAY

Ice skating outdoors in Arkansas? You bet! In the Hot Springs National Park in the historic downtown, visitors enjoy ice skating outdoors through December 31. You won’t see many great skaters, however you will see a lot of people laughing, practicing their turns, and falling. Come to Hot Springs, stay at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, and celebrate winter.

Gingerbread House at Garvan Woodland Gardens

December 10th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

Fantastic! Words are inadequate to express the joy and beauty of the Garvan Gardens in December. As Ray & Kristie strolled through this wonderland of lights, we came upon a tuba concert! How fun to hear Christmas carols played by tubas in an outdoor setting.
While listening to the music, we roasted marshmallows (provided by friendly garden volunteers).

In addition to the tuba concert, we enjoyed the Henderson State University trombone choir’s presentation of Christmas carols. The soft trombones notes floated throughout the Anthony Chapel–a beautiful, soothing, and fun concert. Two nights after the trombone concert, the Chorale of Henderson St. sang less familiar carols in the Anthony Chapel. Dressed in Renaissance attire, the chorale was a feast for both ears and eyes.

Hot Springs Arkansas decked out for Christmas

December 10th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

Hot Springs
Originally uploaded by cormack13

Arlington Park in downtown Hot Springs is aglow with beauty throughout this season. In addition, visitors and locals are enjoying outdoor ice skating in the historic downtown.
There’s a winter nip in the air, which means the steam arises in lovely swirls from the 141 degree F thermal waters flowing down the mountain. It’s a breathtaking site!

Canadian Visitors to Lookout Point Inn

December 10th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

Canadian visitors 2
Originally uploaded by lookoutpointinn

Driving all the way from Ottowa, Ontario, Gerry and Aline enjoyed the holiday lights at Garvan Woodland Gardens. On their first trip to Arkansas, these travelers visited the Gangster Museum, learning the fabled history of Hot Springs.

At Lookout Point, we meet the greatest people from all over the world. In a way, we are privileged to “travel” the world without ever leaving home! In addition to the Canadian travelers, this week we welcomed a traveler from Israel.

Dog friendly and luxury in Hot Springs, Arkansas

November 26th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

Joyce and her beautiful Wheaton Terriers enjoyed a stay at the inn recently. These dogs were so well-behaved, and never barked except once when they saw Pat filling the bird feeders. Sander & Carly are fluffy, loveable, and fun. (Joyce was pretty doggone nice, too.)

Four of the guest rooms are “dog friendly”, with doors leading directly outside to the gardens. Every dog guest receives a welcome gift, including treats and a Fido magazine for their reading pleasure. Whenever a dog guest checks into the inn, special room preparations occur (including changing out the bedspread & blankets to the “dog friendly” bedding.)

November marriage at Lookout Point Inn

November 23rd, 2008 by Ray Rosset

Pat & Hollie Hogan were married on November 8 alongside Lake Hamilton, in the inn gardens. It was a gorgeous day for a wedding, complete with sunshine, fall foliage, and love in the air. What a handsome, calm, and kind couple! Congratulations and best wishes to the Hogans!

The entire staff at the inn consider every wedding to be a most special and wonderful event. Truly it is a privilege to host every bride and groom, as they begin their married life in this lovely sanctuary.

Wedding photography at Lookout Point, Hot Springs

November 19th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

exchange of rings
Originally uploaded by lookoutpointinn

A recent benefit to couples marrying at Lookout Point is the addition of an inn photographer, Kelley Rosset. Although she is not a professional photography, she has a passion for quality photography and great camera equipment. She brings an alternative to professional photographers, and provides the couple with a CD of high resolution photos ready for printing in any size.

To see a selection of Kelley’s work, go to the wedding album at http://www.flickr.com/photos/32143095@N03/sets/72157608701815038/show/.

The Groves Wed at Lookout Point

November 19th, 2008 by Ray Rosset

Married lakeside at the inn, Stacy and Bubba (two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet) were surrounded by their parents for the wedding. Congratulations and best wishes.

Every day at Lookout Point, we exclaim “We get the NICEST people staying here.” And it is absolutely true. We invite you spend a couple of days in this lovely, peaceful setting–your faith in the goodness of humankind will be restored. You’ll have as much privacy as you desire, or you may want to meet genuinely nice folks who happen to be guests at the inn.
Stacy & Bubba, thank you for choosing to married here!

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