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Chocolate Covered Cooking Class at Lookout Point

January 22nd, 2014 by Kristie Rosset

Chocolate Covered StrawberriesChocolate is such a wonderful treat year ‘round, but it’s exceptionally sweet near Valentine’s Day. To celebrate this wonderful confection, we have a cooking class scheduled to teach our guests how to make a few of our favorite chocolate recipes, which we prepare at the Inn.

If you’ve always wondered how we make our Decadent Chocolate French Toast, Chocolate Chip Ricotta Muffins or an Inn favorite, our famous Chocolate Covered Strawberries, this is the class to sign up for. This is the perfect time to learn our secrets and prepare an exceptional chocolate treat for the important people in your life for Valentine’s Day. According to an anonymous writer, “Never underestimate the power of chocolate.”

The class takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday Feb. 7, a week before Valentine’s Day, at the Inn in our kitchen. The cost is $50, or if you stay with us for the weekend, the cost is $40.

We’re eagerly awaiting spending time with our guests who want to learn how to make several of our special chocolate recipes, including a few we make for breakfast.

Make plans to spend the whole weekend with us and enjoy attending the Chocolate Covered Cooking Class on Friday. Horse racing at Oaklawn is up and running in Hot Springs and would make a fun outing on Saturday. Make reservations online or call us at (501) 525.6155. We look forward to spending time Friday making chocolate treats with our very special guests!

Oaklawn Is Off to the Races, Starting Jan. 10

January 6th, 2014 by Kristie Rosset

Oaklawn Racing Hot Springs ARThe exciting annual Thoroughbred Racing Season begins at Oaklawn Racing Track this week. Starting Jan. 10 at 1pm, there will be races every weekend until April 12. Races meet from Thurs.-Sun., but there will also be races on Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day.

Oaklawn is famous for the Arkansas Derby and the Racing Festival of the South. Fans come from around the world to see horses as they get ready for the Triple Crown races, and to have an enjoyable time in one of the nation’s oldest racing tracks. It’s a great excuse to get dressed up and spend a day amongst a crowd of energized people.

For those that find the betting as exciting as the races, Oaklawn is one of the most competitive and rewarding tracks in the U.S. There are promotions for fans (including a new app Oaklawn is launching for this season), as well as millions available for purses.

If you are planning to come in for the races this year, consider staying at our Hot Springs bed & breakfast. When you stay two nights in January, you can receive complimentary admission to the Oaklawn Jockey Club (dress code enforced), as well as a gourmet breakfast in the morning, relaxing views of Lake Hamilton, and a chance to brag about the day’s race events to staff and other guests.

You can reserve your stay at Lookout Point online or call us at (501) 525.6155. For a list of the stakes for each race, be sure to check out Oaklawn’s calendar.

Lookout Point Featured For Mountain Views

December 4th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

mountain view from guest roomAlthough we are pretty proud of our view of Lake Hamilton, it’s the Ouachita Mountains that got Lookout Point featured in an article on Huffington Post recently.

The article by BnBFinder.com founder Mary White highlights 7 bed & breakfasts with lovely mountain views. Along with our peaceful view of the mountains and the lake, the Inn is showcased for its gourmet breakfasts and calming labyrinth trail.

You can take advantage of the mountains surrounding the area for a hiking trip (and we’ll show you the best trails!) or a scenic afternoon drive. The natural landscape will never cease to amaze when you’re at Lookout Point.

With cooler weather settling into Hot Springs National Park, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our gorgeous views and hot coffee. You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

Holiday Lights at Garvan Woodland Gardens

November 7th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Holiday Lights at Garvan Woodland GardensGarvan Woodland Gardens will turn into a magic winter wonderland starting on Nov. 23rd. Until December 31st, you can see the gorgeous Holiday Lights ablaze in the gardens, lighting up 17 acres with holiday cheer.

Along with one of the best light displays in Arkansas, the Holiday Lights will also entertain you with music. The 50-foot tall animated Rose Tree (located in the Rose Garden) plays uplifting tunes, and the brand new musical “piano” will be the center of the Great Lawn display. From 5pm to 9pm nightly, you can walk the grounds, enjoying the winter celebration while drinking a cup of complimentary hot chocolate.

After enjoying the marvelous light exhibit, which contains 2 million twinkling bulbs, you can warm up by the fire at Lookout Point. You can reserve your room online or by calling 501.525.6155501.525.6155; we will have a cup of hot chocolate waiting for you!

To purchase tickets to see the holiday lights at Garvan Woodland Gardens, see their website.

Lookout Point In Fido Friendly Magazine

November 5th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

fido

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.

Haunted Tours in Downtown Hot Springs AR

October 23rd, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Haunted Spot on Tour in Hot Springs AR

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.

Hot Springs AR Documentary Festival

September 24th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs Documentary Film FestivalThe 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.

Hot Air Balloons Send Our Spirits Soaring

September 15th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Legends Balloon Rally in Hot Springs ARHot 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.

Weekend of Wonder to Wow Hot Springs AR

September 5th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Magic Festival in Hot Springs AR

In honor of his 17th year at the Maxwell Blade Theater of Magic, Maxwell Blade is hosting a festival of master magicians called Weekend of Wonder. The event will take place from September 20-22.

Blade’s co-host is Jay Scott Berry, an internationally known “Master of the Art.” Between Berry and Blade, their magical flare will appeal to a wide range of audiences, young and old. In addition to shows, there will be a magical marketplace, contests, street performers, colorful banners, lectures and workshops on the art of magic, and many more surprises along the way. Also, a grand gala will take place during the festival, reminiscent of a bygone era with elegant tones.

These two men and John Venus, who will be assisting them in producing and planning the festival, will hold a spectrum of fantastic shows at the Maxwell Blade Theater and select venues throughout Hot Springs. Each event is designed to excite the imagination and inspire amazement.

“Anyone who suggests that there is no such thing as real magic,” Berry says, “doesn’t understand what real magic is. Magic lives forever, in our dreams, in our imagination. Magic is the most ancient and mysterious of Arts. We amaze, we amuse and we inspire. Even though the effects may be illusion, the experience is very real.”

And you can experience the magic brought to life in Hot Springs National Park! Be sure to check out the website to find out more about the other performers attending—Jeff McBride, Michael Ammar, Dirk Losander, and Daryl Sprout. The variety of styles from these performers promises to keep audiences in a state of wonderment.

To continue your sense of awe, reserve your stay at Lookout Point. You can marvel at our gourmet breakfasts, the lush garden, or the size of the crepe myrtle trees. Reserve your room online or call at 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information. Let the magic begin!

Dionne Warwick Celebrates 50 Years of Music at Oaklawn

September 1st, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Dionne Warwick can take me back to my childhood and teenage years in a heartbeat with her soulful music and remarkable perspective on life. I enjoy her songs immensely and I’m thrilled that she’ll be in concert in Hot Springs Sept. 12 at  the Oaklawn Finish Line Theatre.

Picture of Ms Warwick in black dress, big smile and short grey hair

Coming to Hot Springs!

 

            She blends pop, gospel and R&B and transcends music boundaries in many areas including race and culture. If you grew up in the 60s and 70s, you’ll remember “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” “Walk on By,” “Promises Promises” and “Say a Little Prayer for Me.” Another of her memorable recordings was “That’s What Friends are For” with Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder. She is a classic you don’t want to miss at any age.

 

            If you haven’t gotten tickets or made plans to attend her concert, then I urge you to reconsider and make this your first fall Hot Springs getaway. Get ready because Three Dog Night is also coming this fall. We’d love to have you stay at our Hot Springs B&B for the concert weekend.  Make your room reservations online or call us at 501.525.6155. Concert tickets go on sale Sept. 3. Just call 501.623.4411, extension 340 for ticket information.

 

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