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Tulip Extravaganza at Garvan Woodland Gardens

March 26th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Tulips.  100,000.  Every color, size and shape.  Really, it’s a drop-dead gorgeous stroll through the Garvan Gardens From now through April 4, the Tulip Extravanganza is in full bloom.

Honestly, the beauty takes my breath away.  These gorgeous gardens herald hope, joy, and vitality.

Of course, the gardens at Lookout Point are bursting forth with spring’s promise.  Forsythias, early azaleas, daffodils, and phlox are in blooming proudly.  Come see us!

Kristie

Daffodils Days at Garvan Woodland Gardens

February 4th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Nothing heralds the beginning of springtime like the first blooms of spring!  Last week on a walk in the park, Ray & I saw a proud, yellow jonquil and I immediately felt more hopeful.

Hundreds of thousands of daffodils stand in full glory at the Garvan Gardens Daffodil Days.  From February 15 through March 7th, bask in the glorious display of color as more than 175,000 daffodils are showcased. Take a walk to the Three Sisters of Amity Daffodil Hill and see Mother Nature at her best with this magnificent showcase of yellow and white daffodils!

Of course, the Lookout Point gardens will be soon bursting forth with color also. We look forward to seeing you in the spring.

Kristie

Winter’s Beauty Arrives in Hot Springs

January 30th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Winter scenes from the inn.

Photo on left, a few days before the winter storm came through Arkansas.  The grass almost looks like a sandy beach!

Last night a lovely dusting of snow fell, yet the roads were in great condition around the inn and to the south.  The birds are hungry and crowding the many feeders, but the cardinals wouldn’t stay still for a photo op.    Winter provides great bird watching.  This morning during breakfast, our guests enjoyed cardinals, blue jays, juncos, mourning doves, mockingbird, woodpeckers, sparrows, and chickadees just outside the dining room.

American Idol – Lookout Point Connection Tonight!

January 27th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Check out American Idol tonight to see Stephanie Daulong auditioning in Dallas.  How is Stephanie connected to Lookout Point, you ask?  She’s the daughter of the hardest working man in Hot Springs:  our gardener and friend, Pat Daulong.  Stephanie’s beautiful voice should take her a long way in the AI competition.

Although we’ve never heard Pat sing in public, he is an accomplished artist in his own right.  Besides his talent in the gardens, he’s also an impressionistic painter.

Best of luck, Stephanie!  We’ll cheer you on to Hollywood.

Willie Nelson Coming to Hot Springs, Feb 21

January 20th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

American icon Willie Nelson will perform live at the Summit Arena in Hot Springs on Feb. 21, 2010.  The arena is a smaller, more intimate venue to see and enjoy this concert.  Of course, you’re invited to stay at Lookout Point while in Hot Springs for the concert!

“Nelson is widely recognized as an American icon. His distinctive music and other social and political activities sometimes take a backseat to his pop-culture public image, marked by his red hair, often divided into two long braids partially concealed under a bandana. He has been active in social and political causes ranging from tax protests to support for a Democratic effort in the mid-2000s to bust up a Republican gerrymandering attempt in Texas.”  HotSprings.org. 

Currently Willie Nelson is performing in Austin to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief.

High Teas Celebrate Christmas in Hot Springs

December 18th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

English Guests (plus Adam) at TeaButter brickle scones, warm, with Devonshire cream.  Petite fours, Christmas style.  Curried chicken sandwiches.  Cucumber sandwiches.  Fine Portsmouth teas in 3 delightful varieties:  Earl Grey La Creme, Love Me Tender, and African Rooibus.  Friends at tea

High Teas at Lookout Point begin with selecting your teapot from our vast selection, and conclude with a tour of the inn and gardens.  Lots of laughter, conversation, and joy ring through the inn.

New Idea for Sharing Gratitude from Lookout Point

November 25th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

I love Thanksgiving!  It’s the one holiday with no pressure, except for great food.  No gifts to buy, no new clothes needed.  The holiday began more than two hundred years ago by a declaration of Congress, for the purpose of giving thanks.

Each year at the Thanksgiving table, I invite/cajole/beg family members into sharing their thanks.  Our daughters have complained about this for years.  As in, “oh no, here she goes again.”   This year we started what I hope is a new tradition, one that I read about in a magazine on a recent flight (but I don’t remember the zine, perhaps Real Simple?).

At each place setting, a notecard, envelope and ink pen werewritten gratitude awaiting.  Following the blessing, every family member was invited to write down their gratitude, seal the envelope, and write their name on it.  Next Thanksgiving, the cards will be returned and hopefully will provide a wonderful memory.  Guess what?  No complaints were heard, and even enthusiasm for this exercise was expressed.  Wow!  Now, if I can remember where I put those cards next year…….

I am abundantly grateful for the privilege of serving our guests at Lookout Point, and doing so with my beloved, Ray.

Kristie Rosset

Mud flies at Hot Springs Jeep Jamboree

October 25th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

20th annual Ouachita Jeep Jamboree

20th annual Ouachita Jeep Jamboree

Guests Shelle & Alberto traveled from Dallas to participate in the challenging Jeep Jamboree held outside of Hot Springs.  With rocky vertical challenges, mud pits, water crossings, and various competitions, the Jamboree brought participants from around the U.S.    At times, Shelle and Alberto found the rock challenges not only thrilling, but nail biting.  With a jeep covered in mud, they had a great time!  Thanks for staying at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn!  We’re guessing the whirlpool tub at the end of the day soothed a few sore muscles.

The inn is only 4 1/2 hours from Dallas, so the guests were able to depart for Dallas and make it home in time to attend the Dallas Cowboys game.  Sweet.

Lookout Point Package lifted off Wheel of Fortune

October 1st, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Yesterday’s ten seconds of fame for Lookout Point, featured on the Wheel of Fortune, flew by!  We appreciate all the comments that we have received from the friends and fans of Lookout Point.  The inn’s package on the wheel was on the way to being won by a contestant, until she lost her turn suddenly.  The Room With A View Week highlighted the gorgeous and calm lakeviews found at the inn, and the announcer butchered the pronounciation of the Ouachita Mountains, seen from the inn.  Of course, most people mispronounce the word, correctly pronounced “Waw’-chi-taw.

Watching the show was surreal, and the 10 seconds flew by.  Yet it was an honor to be asked to provide a package.   And we certainly wish a contestant had won.  What did you think of the show?

Kristie

Lookout Point on the Wheel of Fortune, TOMORROW, Sept. 30, 2009

September 29th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

You are invited to watch Wheel of Fortune tomorrow, September 30, to see a prize on the wheel from Lookout Point Lakeside Inn!  It will be exciting to hear Pat Sajak and Vanna White talk about the inn.  Certainly we hope a contestant wins the week long stay packed with great Hot Springs activities.  We hope you’ll watch Wheel of Fortune tomorrow, and provide some feedback on this blog or Facebook.

Frequently we hear,  “Wow!  How did you get on Wheel of Fortune?”  Bedandbreakfast.com is the exclusive contact for bed & breakfast prizes on the Wheel.  In April, we were contacted by Bedandbreakfast.com, asking if we were interested in providing a package for “Rooms With A View” week.  With an enthusiastic yes, we provided the details of a weeklong package, B-roll (video used for television), plus photos and descriptions of the inn.  During the summer, we learned that Lookout Point was selected.  The show was taped on August 6, and now the time is here.  Thanks for watching!

Kristie Rosset

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