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:
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July 14th, 2012 by
June 15th, 2012 by
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
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
June 12th, 2012 by
One of the most beautiful lakes in Arkansas is literally in our back yard. 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?
May 29th, 2012 by
A summer highlight for guests is viewing terrific fireworks
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!
May 27th, 2012 by
Many vacationers from around the globe will visit the new world-acclaimed Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
in Bentonville, Arkansas, this summer. The highly-touted museum opened in November and has masterworks ranging from the Colonial period to current day and includes such well-known artists as Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keeffe and has received significant funding from the Walton Family Foundation.
For those planning to visit the museum, why not add a couple of days onto your trip and boogie on down to Hot Springs – only 200 miles from Bentonville? We’d love to have you stay at our luxury inn on Lake Hamilton and play in our town at the many fun, interesting places in the area.
One of my favorites is the Garvan Woodland Gardens, a spectacular outdoor botanical nature area featuring gorgeous flora and fauna, 4 ½ miles of wooded shoreline on Lake Hamilton and the beautiful floor-to-ceiling glass Anthony Chapel situated inside the gardens. There is nothing quite like it!
Of course, there are other fun things to do in Hot Springs as well, including:
- Magic Springs theme park
- Mid-America Science Museum
- The National Park and Bath House Row
- Water sports and fishing on the beautiful lakes
- Excellent art galleries in the historic downtown
- Fine Dining
Pairing a visit to the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum with a trip to Hot Springs and a stay at Lookout Point Inn would certainly seem like the perfect vacation.
May 11th, 2012 by
In honor of the special Mom or Dad in your life, we’d like to suggest a weekend at Lookout Point Inn as your unique gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or as a combined gift for both of them.
Pamper your Parents with a special weekend or weekday gift at the inn to say “thank you for all you’ve done to help me become the person I am today.”
Most Moms love chocolates and wine, a massage, time in the gardens at the inn or walking the labyrinth. Of course, there’s always shopping in downtown or visiting Garvan Gardens.
Dads can make it a golf weekend, schedule an outing with Captain Ray on Lake Hamilton , take the canoe out for the afternoon, or get the knots out with a relaxing massage.
Sunsets at Lookout Point are spectacular followed by a gourmet dinner at one of the fine dining restaurants in Hot Springs.
Give us a call @ 501-525-6155 or 866-525-6155 or e-mail us at email@example.com and let us know how you’d like to honor your special Mom or Dad. We’ll offer suggestions, help you make all the reservations and send you a gift certificate for their stay.
At Lookout Point Inn we’d like to offer a special thank you to all the parents and grandparents who have made a contribution of love and support. You’re such an important part of our lives!
April 29th, 2012 by
If you haven’t stayed in a bed and breakfast or an inn recently or ever, you’re missing pure pleasure in travel adventure.
Years ago bed & breakfasts conjured up visions of old Victorian houses that smelled funny and had white doilies (looks like a crocheted placemat that your grandmother made) on every table top. That just isn’t the case anymore. Take a look at the Death to Doilies video and make your next reservation at a bed and breakfast. We would especially love having you visit us at Lookout Point Inn in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Here you’ll have an escapade of pure pampering and luxury.
Lookout Point is the vision Ray and I had years ago to provide a beautiful, serene setting on Lake Hamilton that would serve as a sanctuary of peace and tranquility for our special guests who were looking for a place to relax and unplug.
If you have never had a bed and breakfast experience or it’s been a long time since you treated yourself, you’ll be amazed at the extraordinary opportunity that awaits you. —- by Kristie Rosset
February 14th, 2012 by
Happy 9th Birthday to Lookout Point! Today we celebrate nine years
of opening our doors to the best guests in the entire world. On Valentine’s Day, 2003 we opened to a full house. While some guests were out to dinner, glass shower doors were being installed. With construction delays, the gardens and waterfalls were yet a vision in our minds at that time.
The first day of serving breakfast, Ray sliced his hand on a new knife –he was not used to handling sharp knives–and had to drive himself to the ER for stitches and then surgery.
We’ve learned so much in these 9 years, and the most important lesson is the comforting reassurance that we love, love, love being innkeepers and welcoming people to this oasis of peace & tranquility.
You’re invited to come stay at our Hot Springs B&B/Inn!
November 11th, 2011 by
We would like to thank the many military personnel who spent their Veterans’ Day with us today at Lookout Point!
We welcomed veterans and those serving in active duty with a free Arkansas getaway in honor of their service. Our special guests today included men and women from all branches of the military who have served in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hundreds of innkeepers participated in this B&Bs for Vets campaign, sponsored by the Better Way To Stay, to recognize those who have made sacrifices for our freedom.
As an on-going thanks to America’s service men and women, Lookout Point always offers a 10% discount Sunday-Thursday for active military. We thank you for your service to our country!
September 2nd, 2011 by
Thousands of bikers descend upon Hot Springs for the annual open rally, held September 8-10. The area is perfect for great rides though the low-lying mountains and scenic vistas!
- Bikes in Hot Springs