November 5th, 2013 by Jenna Tackett
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.
October 26th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset
Autumn beauty in Hot Springs!
There are so many things I look forward to when Thanksgiving arrives. Through the years we’ve celebrated with large family gatherings. Then there were times we were a long way from family and celebrated with friends who became like extended family. I’m truly grateful for all the special people in my life with whom I’ve been privileged to break bread.
We’ve continued the Thanksgiving tradition at the Inn with a gourmet dinner fit for a king and queen. The dinner is available to our guests who stay with us during Thanksgiving, and we’ve created a great package around the dinner. We also have limited availability for non-lodging guests to enjoy the feast. Call 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for reservations.
Chef Eve, a great personal chef who caters the Inn’s private dinners, creates a delicious meal including:
• Harvest Soup
• Baby Greens with Apple, Cucumber, Walnuts and Poppyseed Dressing
• Yeast Rolls and Butter
• Tender Turkey with Seasonal Chutney on a Bed of an Edaname, Roasted Tomato, Fresh Parsley Succotash
• Smoked Gouda, Mushroom and Roasted Onion Bread Pudding
• Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Pecan Tassies
The Thanksgiving package includes 3 nights in a beautiful room, gourmet breakfast and Innkeepers Reception in the afternoon, admission for two to Garvan Gardens Lights on the Landscape, plus ½ dozen chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival.
We’d love to have you come and stay with us at the Inn during Thanksgiving and add the scrumptious meal to your holiday getaway plans. The air is crisp and cool; the leaves are beginning to be gorgeous colors of red, gold and orange; the fires are lit; and the coffee and cocoa are ready. We’re anticipating your visit, and look forward to serving you!
Make reservations online or give us a call @ 501.525.6155501.525.6155.
October 23rd, 2013 by Kristie Rosset
Taken by a guest on the Hot Springs AR Haunted Tour
It seems only appropriate that we should tell you about Hot Springs Haunted Tours right before Halloween. The holiday is such a fun time of the year to learn about haunted buildings, ghosts, history, folklore and the paranormal both past and present.
Some of the stories you’ll hear on the tour include haunts, murders, mysteries, deaths, ghosts and suicides. A few of the places you’ll visit on the walking tour are the Malco Theater, West Mountain, the old Army hospital now used for rehabilitation and several haunted houses along the way. This is all spooky stuff for sure.
The 90-minute walking tour takes place every evening at 8 p.m. with a 10 p.m. tour on Friday and Saturday nights. The owner suggests wearing comfortable shoes and bringing your camera. You never know when you might be able to photograph a ghost.
So, for a fun Halloween outing, come and enjoy the Hot Springs Haunted Tour and we’d love for you to stay with us at our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast while you’re in town. We’ll have hot chocolate and snacks available when you return from your tour along with a beautiful room, warm, comfortable bed and fabulous breakfast the next morning.
If you’re still in the Halloween spirit, you can also sit on your patio or balcony and tell more ghost stories. Make reservations at online or call us at 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information on how to reserve your spooky stay.
October 15th, 2013 by Jenna Tackett
Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Arkansas—with leaves changing color on the trees and a chill in the air. Hot Springs National Park shifts seasons with grace, but Garvan Woodland Gardens celebrates fall with gusto.
From October 1 through November 22, Garvan Woodland Gardens offers a rainbow of colors during Fall Flower Days, featuring the chrysanthemum. Volunteers and staff have planted 8,000 garden mums. The blooms last for weeks, and the number of flowers per plant will astound the eye.
In addition to the mums, you can see pansies, violas, asters, petunias, and millions bells, as well as ornamental chard and mustards. The colors of autumn will come alive right before you, showing you many reasons why Garvan Woodland Gardens is ranked as one of the top five botanical gardens in America.
To really enjoy the fall season, stay at our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast, where you can see the leaves changing color in our garden as well. You can have the best of both worlds if you take advantage of our October Special; stay three weeknights (Sun.-Thurs.) and get 10% off our Leaves, Lakes, and Waterfalls package (which includes admission to Garvan Woodland Gardens).
You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information. Visit Garvan Woodland Gardens’ website or call 501.262.9300501.262.9300 for more information about the Fall Flower Days promotion.
October 10th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset
I never lose my sense of wonder when as an ordained clergy I am honored to baptize a precious baby or officiate at a wedding at our Hot Springs bed & breakfast.
Blessing the Rings
It makes me pause in my busy schedule to be grateful for all the clergy who have had a very special impact on my life and on the lives of so many others.
October is designated as Clergy Appreciation Month and October 13 is Clergy Appreciation Day. To celebrate and say thank you we extend a discount to ordained clergy for weekday stays at our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast. With quiet rooms, a meditation labyrinth, and a swing by the lake this may be place for your much-needed respite!
Clergy Appreciation Month is also a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastors and pastoral families for the hard work, sacrificial dedication and multiple blessings provided by these extraordinary people. A great way for churches to show their appreciation for their pastors is to purchase a gift certificate for an Arkansas getaway at the Inn so they can have time to rest and relax. The rooms are exquisite, the beds luxurious and the breakfasts scrumptious. And the Hot Springs Autumn foliage is exceptional.
Give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you create a personalized gift certificate to the Inn for the special clergy in your church. October is such a beautiful month to honor the wonderful pastors in our lives.
October 9th, 2013 by Jenna Tackett
During the month of October, the Magic Springs theme park takes a spooky turn with its annual tribute to Halloween—“Magic Screams.” Each year, the theme park provides haunted activities for families and those visiting Hot Springs. Attractions at “Magic Screams” include costume contests, haunted houses, and pumpkin painting.
This year, you can enjoy two new shows: “Ghoul & The Gang,” a teen-oriented show with pop music, and “Reunion of Souls: Rock the Dead,” which features hard rock music and dancing ghouls. You could also dance the night away on Saturdays with “The Ghoul Zone,” hosted by a DJ.
For children, “Magic Screams” will keep the kids’ rides open, as well as having a pirate-themed haunted house and a trick or treat area. It’s a family delight that you won’t want to miss!
“Magic Screams” will take place during three weekends in October—the 12th & 13th, the 19th and 20th, and the 26th and 27th. The park will be open from 4pm to 11pm on Saturdays and 4pm to 9pm on Sundays.
Add a relaxing stay at our Arkansas bed and breakfast to your ghoulish getaway. You can watch haunted films on your flat-screen television while enjoying the luxurious bed and linens, just to keep the Halloween spirit. Reserve your room online or call 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information.
September 30th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset
If you’re beginning to wonder what you might be getting friends and family for Christmas, one suggestion I have is to make plans to come to the annual Hot Springs Arts & Crafts Fair Oct. 4-6. Of course, you’ll see things you love and want to buy for yourself, but you might also find distinctive items for Christmas gifts.
The Arts & Crafts Fair has been a Hot Springs tradition since 1968 and continues to grow and expand each year with more than 250 craftsmen, artisans and vendors from Arkansas and other states. The Fair is located at the Garland County Fairgrounds. The Extension Homemakers Building at the Fairgrounds adds to the Fair by offering hot, nutritious foods and snacks.
This event unofficially kicks off the Christmas gift buying season with out of the ordinary gift ideas from hand-tuned wind chimes to decorative painted gourds or tin can art. Why not make the Fair a weekend event and attend all three days while staying with us at Lookout Point Inn? Other guests will also be attending the Fair and, oh, the stories we’ll have to share. Make your reservations online or call 501.525.6155501.525.6155. For more Arts & Crafts Fair information, visit their website.
September 24th, 2013 by Jenna Tackett
The annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will celebrate its 22nd year from Oct. 11-20, 2013. As per usual, it will show a variety of films, from short to feature length. The festival will take place at the Arlington and the Maxwell Blade Theater in the historic downtown area.
Since the beginning, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has entertained and educated more than 400,000 people. Along with the films shown, the festival also has cultural activities and special programs for participants to enjoy. Through forums, discussions groups, and teaching, HSDFI brings social knowledge to all ages through film.
The festival is run by the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute, which houses one of the largest documentary film libraries with over 18,000 titles. The staff, over 200 volunteers, and board of directors are very excited for this year’s event, and we certainly are, too! For ticket information for the HSDFF, view their website.
If, after viewing documentary films, you’d like to relax at Lookout Point and view more films from the comfort of a lush bed, reserve your stay online or call us at 501.525.6155501.525.6155.
September 22nd, 2013 by Kristie Rosset
I’ve loved dogs my whole life, and probably will always have a big dog. One of my favorite events to watch on TV each year is the Westminster Dog Show, although Ray tends to leave the room. One day, I hope to attend the Westminster show in person—even if I have to go alone!
So, this year I eagerly await the National Park Kennel Club Dog Show Sept. 27-29 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The all-breed dog show attracts dog fanciers from all over the country and is a fun event for those participating and attending.
I literally could write a book on all the dogs I’ve had during my life. They bring such pleasure and unconditional love along with humor and sometimes exasperation – but always love. An extension of our admiration for dogs includes four rooms at the Inn designated as dog friendly. We have had some incredible four-legged friends as our guests.
Upon arrival, every dog guest receives a special welcome gift and personalized note. All of the dog-friendly rooms feature a porch with direct access to our gardens. If the weather permits, dogs may join their owners for breakfast on the outdoor dining plaza by the waterfalls.
If you love dogs you’ll love the Hot Springs Kennel Club Dog Show. We encourage guests to make reservations with us at Lookout Point for the eventful weekend. We have a beautiful, relaxing Inn for your stay which includes a luxurious room, an incredible bed and linens and a breakfast you’ll be talking about for quite a while. You might even want to purchase a cookbook in our gift shop.
Make the Dog Show a must for a fall Hot Springs getaway. The weather is unbeatable and the lakes are pristine. Make reservations online or call us at 501.525.6155501.525.6155. More information on the Dog Show is available by calling 501.623.2456501.623.2456.