October 15th, 2013 by
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
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
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
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
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
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.
September 19th, 2013 by
From 1969 to 1974, Three Dog Night was the most popular band in America. Lucky for Hot Springs AR, they will also be the most popular act playing on October 3, 2013.
Three Dog Night will play at Oaklawn’s Finish Line Theater, beginning at 7pm that evening. They’re sure to play some of their top hits—“Joy to the World,” “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” “Black and White,” “Shambala,” and “Easy To Be Hard,” to name a few.
During the early 70s, Three Dog Night sold 50 million records and twelve straight gold LPs; they also had twenty-one consecutive Top 40 hits. The Spa City is looking forward to hearing their favorite songs live. Tickets go on sale Sept. 23, and they will range from $10-$20.
If you are anticipating Three Dog Night’s performance, you can add a stay at Lookout Point to your concert experience. Reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information.
September 15th, 2013 by
Hot air balloons inspire me. They encourage me to look up and outside the boundaries of everyday life. They are colorful and nudge the child in me to play. Their majesty and beauty remind me to return to my creator more often. Ultimately, they fill me with joy and wonder and celebration – just the way I want to live every day of my life.
And, once a year we get to experience these wonderful hot air balloons in Hot Spring at the Legends Balloon Rally. We get to escape for a couple of days to look at life differently, enjoy the grandeur of the balloons and visit with other folks who also love hot air balloons.
The Hot Springs AR Balloon Festival is Sept. 27-28 at Memorial Field Airport. Events are planned for each day and conclude Saturday night with the Balloon Glow followed with a concert by Country entertainer Travis Tritt. According to Steve Arrison, CEO of Visit Hot Springs, “The balloon glows are spectacular. All 25 balloons will be gathered behind the music stage, and the sight of them glowing from the inside is really something to see. This has become one of the most popular events at our rallies.” The Friday night concert by Styx and Saturday night concert by Travis Tritt are free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs.
We encourage you to make this your Fall getaway, come to the Rally and stay at Lookout Point. We’ll share the experience with you. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 501.525.6155501.525.6155.
September 12th, 2013 by
Get into the Halloween spirit early this year by attending the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. The festival will take place from Sept. 26-29 at the Central Theatre, the oldest Motion Picture Theater in Arkansas.
The premiere of the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival is determined to bring filmmakers and film fanatics together for a weekend of spooky fun. There will be movies from all over the world and in many different genres—horror, sci-fi, thriller and fantasy, to name a few—to entertain the audience.
You can take part in panel discussions, question and answer sessions with a variety of film professionals, and see an assortment of flicks. Also, there will be a film competition, awards, and a reception, as well as “Film Spook Shops” for attendees to see production gear and techniques.
Next to the Central Theatre is the Grand Central Hall, where filmmakers and fans, celebrities and industry professionals can meet in the Vapor Lounge for special events and live entertainment.
With a long list of special guests and pictures ranging from short to feature length, there is something for the film enthusiast inside you at this terrifying event. You can purchase tickets to the festival ahead of time or at the door.
To relax after a scary day of film antics, stay at Lookout Point. You can reserve your tranquil room online or call us at 501.525.6155.