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Hot Springs Arkansas Hosts Mystery Theater Event

July 8th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs AR Mystery TheaterAlthough the Spa City is a hot spot for concerts this summer, it is busy adding to its artsy reputation by strengthening theater events in the city. Downtown, for example, the Five Star Dinner Theatre is open year round, offering different selections of entertainment for you to enjoy while you dine.

But this weekend, July 12th and 13th, The Regency is hosting a special Mystery Dinner Theater experience.  “Last Respects Paid: Death of the Godfather” centers around a wake honoring Vito Corleone. It will be a treat for fans of The Godfather.

Details of Corleone’s death are unclear, and the drama promises to keep you on your toes. Influential members of the most powerful Mafia family in New York will make an appearance to honor Don Corleone while you eat dinner catered by the Porterhouse. Together, you will figure out the What and Who of Corleone’s death.

It might be difficult to figure out all the clues to Corleone’s death, especially if his family takes his advice: “Never tell anyone outside the family what you are thinking.”

You can rest up for a weekend of sleuthing at Lookout Point. Call 501.525.6155 to reserve your Arkansas getaway today!

Holiday Gifts: a Certificate For a Luxurious Arkansas Getaway

November 28th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

One comment we hear again and again is how much our guests love getting gift certificates

Christmas Tree at the Inn

for a stay at the inn. In the midst of your holiday shopping, if you are stumped about what gifts to get your family and friends, we’d like to suggest a gift certificate from Lookout Point Inn. We have certificates available in any amount.

Could there be a better gift to look forward to in the new year than a wonderful stay at Lookout Point Inn? Give us a call @ 501.525.6155 and we’d love to mail gift certificates to you or directly to your loved ones in time for gift giving. Or you may also purchase a gift certificate online.

A gift certificate for a weekend at Lookout Point Inn is also a trendy idea for honoring business associates who have worked hard and helped your business succeed and grow. It is a unique gift and much more appreciated than a fruit basket.

Thanksgiving Dinner in Hot Springs

October 17th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Our Thanksgiving feast alone is worth the drive to Hot Springs! Add a few nights stay at the inn, and you’ve created a fabulous and relaxing holiday for giving thanks. Chef Eve (our personal chef for private dinners) creates a magical meal, including:Thanksgiving Dinner in Hot Springs

  • Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Croutons and Shredded Parmesan
  • Harvest Salad with Corn, Cukes, & Almonds with Poppyseed Dressing
  • Pear Nectar Glazed Roast Turkey on Scallion Redskin Mashed Potatoes
  • Apple Orange Cranberry Relish
  • Savory Blue Cheese Bread Pudding with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
  • Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Apple Dumplings with Spiced Cream and Pumpkin Petit Fours
  • Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle, (or bring your own bottle)

My mouth is watering as I type the menu!!! Our Thanksgiving Dinner will be served at 5:00pm, and until November 15, reservations are available only for our lodging guests. After November 15, if any spaces remain available we will accept reservations from non-lodging guests.

Of course, we’ve designed a Thanksgiving Package around the feast. In addition to the dinner, the package includes: 3 nights at the inn, gourmet breakfast each morning, admission for two to Garvan Garden’s Lights on the Landscape, a bottle of French sparkling wine in your room, and 1/2 dozen chocolate covered strawberries.

Give us a call to reserve your place for Thanksgiving, 501.525.6155. We hope to see you soon!

USA Today Picks Lookout Point for Leaf Peeping!

October 6th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Leaf peeping in Arkansas is a lovely experience.

Lookout Point offers great views

View fall foliage from your deck!

We’ve just started to see a few leaves turning, and usually peak season is the end of October or early November. Lookout Point has been privileged to receive great publicity lately, in USA Today and The Huffington Post.

In USA Today, “This 12-room lodging in the Ouachita Mountains overlooking Lake Hamilton offers leaf-peeping from private decks. Peak foliage may not be happening till late October or in November.

Lookout Point was named one of the top ten B&B’s (by The Huffington Post) for enjoying fall foliage from the comfort of your own porch at the inn. The blog from The Post states: “Indulge in deep relaxation at the Lookout Point Lakeside Inn which is surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains and overlooks placid Lake Hamilton. Enjoy your morning coffee and the foliage view from your private deck before taking a walk along the labyrinth waterfront trail.”

We are honored to be included in these prestigious publications! If possible, come to the inn and enjoy some beautiful fall foliage in Arkansas!

Hot Air Balloons Take Over Hot Springs September Skies

August 19th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

If you’ve got people in your life full of hot air – the Legends Balloon Rally

Legends Balloon Rally

might be just the event to enjoy together, September 21-22, 2012. The Rally is a great place to work off some of that energy, to share a few laughs and to experience the beauty and splendor of the balloons. Hot Air Balloons always elicit a feeling of exhilaration and pure delight. In all sincerity, the rally is a  wonderful way to spend time with family and friends.

The Legends Balloon Rally has been a part of the end of summer/beginning of fall happenings in Hot Springs since 2008. Every year the event brings visitors from outside the area and folks from Hot Springs. The Rally includes hot air balloon competitions, a car show, a free concert and plenty of time to gaze into the sky and enjoy the balloons with the array of bright colors.

One of my favorite parts of the Rally is the Balloon Glow Friday and Saturday night around dusk. At that time of evening the colorful and majestic balloons are tethered to the ground for the unforgettable balloon glow display. The evening light elicits a beautiful addition to the luminosity of 25 or more balloons. It truly is a sight to behold – the result is astonishing!

After spending the night at the inn and enjoying a gourmet breakfast and a cup of our special blend coffee, you’ll be ready for the Rally, which is held at Hot Springs Memorial Airport. For more information, contact or call our office at 501.525.6155 or visit the Legends Balloon Rally.

Historical Perspectives in Nearby Little Rock

July 28th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

An added advantage of having our inn in Hot Springs is the close proximity to Little Rock. Often our guests add a day onto their Hot Springs vacation and enjoy visits to two of the national historic sites in Little Rock.

One of my favorite places to return to in L.R. is the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.

Clinton Library, Photo by Hallock

Every time I visit I learn something new!  The library includes exhibits (such as a table set for a head of state dinner, and Mrs. Clinton’s inaugural gown). Regardless of your political perspective, this is an interesting outing. In addition to the history, including the archival collection and research facilities, the museum includes replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room.  You can actually sit in the president’s chair.

Another part of our remarkable national history in Little Rock is the Central High School National Historic Site, recognized throughout the country for the role it played in the desegregation of U.S. public schools. Located in an old 50’s style gas station, the stories come alive describing the courage of the Little Rock Nine integrating the school, protected by National Guardsmen.

One of Lookout Point’s previous guests was a skinny 19 year old college student in 1957, called up to active duty for the Guards. He describes the fear, as first they were called by the governor to prevent the 9 students from entering. Shortly after, under Presidential orders, these same Guards were then called upon to protect the students.

At the museum I learned that the Arkansas governor actually shut down the high schools the following year, rather than allow integration. Thanks to the determination of mothers across the city, the schools were eventually reopened.

During your day in Little Rock, enjoy lunch in the River Market district, overlooking the wide Arkansas River. Bosco’s is a fav of ours, with their micro-brews.

 

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How to Relax in Hot Springs!

July 14th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Sometimes we just need to getaway, chill, and have some down time. When you come to our inn on Lake Hamilton, you’ll find there are LOTS of great things to do in the area. But you may be like our guests, Bo and Teresa, who needed some time to relax. Here’s some of the many ways they discovered at the inn to soak up some tranquility and pampering:

Celebrating Love at Lookout Point: Not Long Enough!

June 15th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Yesterday, Ray & I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary, and I am so grateful to this patient and good man for his kind and generous  spirit. Part of our anniversary traditions include expressing gratitude for our lives shared, and enjoying a nice bottle of red.

For years I’ve been interested to hear long-time married people tell the stories of creating a successful marriage. And now we are one of those “long-time” couples! I really don’t understand how it happened so quickly!

When my parents celebrated their 50th anniversary, I asked them the secret to their successful marriage. My mother said the typical answers: don’t go to bed mad, love each other, etc. My father bluntly replied: Do what SHE says! Of course, he promptly received the reaction he desired.

A few days ago, Lucian and Wanda

Wanda & Lucian (back), Tammy & James (foreground)

celebrated their 45th anniversary at Lookout Point. One morning they dined outdoors by the waterfalls, and shared conversation with James and Tammy, who will be married this fall at the inn. Lucian offered a great piece of advice to the upcoming groom. Whenever Lucian is asked how long he’s been married, he responds by looking lovingly & directly into Wanda’s eyes, and says “Not long enough!”

What a beautiful reply! It’s true: Ray & I have not been married long enough. Here’s to many more great decades together. And to all of you celebrating a June anniversary: congratulations!—Kristie

Fun On Crystal Clear Lake Hamilton

June 12th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

One of the most beautiful lakes in Arkansas is literally in our back yard. Lake Hamilton

Beautiful Lake Hamilton

is gorgeous and offers so much fun year ‘round but especially during the summer months. Guests at our Hot Springs B&B all have awesome views inviting you to sit and spend some quiet time gazing on the beauty of the lake. It soothes your soul and slows a racing mind.

In addition to slowing down and getting in touch with the natural beauty, the lake has opportunities for all water lovers. From July 6-31, guests at Lookout Point can receive a free boat ride for two with Captain Ray when  staying four nights at the inn. If you haven’t had a boat ride with Capt. Ray you’ve missed out on a wonderful experience on the lake–and most of his stories are true!

You may also use our canoe free of charge and, of course, take a swim in the refreshing water. Beach towels provided, of course. We’re happy to help in renting kayaks, delivered to the inn for you. If you’ve never been in a kayak or SUP, this summer might be the time to add this exciting adventure to your repertoire.

For those who love to fish, we have different options to offer. Guests may  fish off our seawall as often as you like, catching crappie, bream and bass. (Try saying crappie, bream and bass fast three times!)  If you want more fishing adventure, we can arrange a guide who will assist you on an area lake, promising you’ll make some great catches. Advance reservations required for the fishing guide.

Another option on the lake is renting a pontoon boat from a nearby marina. We’re always eager to help guests make arrangements and send you off for a fun day on the prettiest lake in the area.

When we say crystal clear Lake Hamilton, we are serious! The lake is clean and really clear to seven feet. The bottom is shale and, therefore, not muddy! What more can water enthusiasts ask for from a lake?

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs

May 29th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

A summer highlight for guests is viewing terrific fireworks

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton

over Lake Hamilton on the long holiday weekends (Memorial, July 4th, and Labor Day). This past weekend, Lookout Point Inn joined forces with other business leaders to sponsor the fireworks show.

Many of our guests enjoyed the show from the deck of The Belle Riverboat (they offer a fireworks cruise). She departs about 30 minutes before the fireworks begin, and provides an awesome view. Another great viewing option is from the outside dining area of J&S Italian Villa. But you’ll need to make reservations early!

Of course, we gladly make reservations for our guests at either location for viewing the fireworks. We invite you to stay at our lakeside Hot Springs B&B for a fun summer vacation!

 

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