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Hot Springs Motorcycle Rally, Sept 8-10

September 2nd, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

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!

Hot springs open biker rally

Bikes in Hot Springs

This year’s rally concerts present Sawyer Brown and Steppenwolf!
Historic downtown Hot Springs rumbles with excitement and energy. After your ride, come “home” to our Hot Springs bed & breakfast for some genuine peace & quiet. Soak away your stiff muscles in your whirlpool tub, and enjoy a tranquil view of Lake Hamilton from your room or the gardens. It’s the best of both worlds!
Bikers staying at the inn are welcome to park your motorcycles under our covered carport, in our secluded and safe parking lot.
Bikes in Hot Springs

Blues Festival Comes to Hot Springs, Sept 1-3

August 19th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

The 15th Annual Hot Springs Blues Festival

Hot Springs Blues Festival

returns September 1-3 with a kick-off concert and celebration at the Ohio Club. The Blues Festival is sponsored by the Spa City Blues Society.

On Saturday, the fun begins at 3pm with music workshops for the slide guitar and harmonica. Concerts begin at 6pm, continuing through the night. Admission costs only $5!

Our Hot Springs b&b has just a few rooms remaining for the Labor Day weekend, and we’d love for you to stay. It’s a fun way to wind down the summer!

Top 5 Ways to Stay Cool in Hot Springs

July 21st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

With the “heat bubble” hovering over most of the U.S., Hot Springs is a pretty good place to have fun and stay cool. Here’s our top five suggestions:

1. Rent a boat, and head to Blakely Dam. The water temp drops to about 48 degrees, creating at least a 10 degree drop in air temperature. Really refreshing on hot summer days. Plus the water is so clear you can see the fish swimming. Try Marineland for boat rentals.

2. The Gangster Museum of America. Spend time indoors at this fun and quirky museum, exploring the unique, checkered history of Hot Springs.

3. Star gaze from the lakeside hammocks of Lookout Point. With a cool beverage and a breeze off the lake, you’ll definitely feel cooler.

4. Crystal Falls Water Park.

Water fun at Crystal Falls

With a lazy river, wave pool, and lots more water fun, Crystal Falls is a cool way to spend the day. Get discounted admission tickets from the inn, and there is no waiting in line for tickets, too.

5. Explore Mid-America Science Museum. More than 100 hands-on exhibits delight by kids and adults of all ages.

Keep Cool!

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton, July 4th

June 24th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

One of the coolest ways to celebrate a hot 4th of July weekend is on the water in Hot Springs. Enjoy TWO fantastic fireworks shows, one of July 2 and the next on July 4.

Fireworks on the lake

Although you will see some fireworks displays from your room at our Hot Springs bed and breakfast, we’ll make reservations for you to see the major fireworks shows.

The best places for enjoying the fireworks are from The Belle of Hot Springs fireworks cruise, OR J & S Italian Villa.  Reservations are a must!

As always, we gladly take care of all concierge needs for our guests.

Fun Times at the Arkansas Derby!

April 17th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

The 2011 thoroughbred horse racing season ended on Saturday with an exciting Arkansas Derby.  The breathtaking finish scored an upset victory for ArchArchArch.  Many Lookout Point guests enjoyed the entire week of Derby Days.

Horse Racing Fans

Arkansas Derby Fans

These featured guests travel from Illinois, Missouri, Florida, and Ohio each year, staying at Lookout Point for the past 7 years.  Great laughter fills the inn, especially after the bloody Mary’s. Each year we look forward to the Arkansas Derby and the arrival of special guests!

It’s not too early to reserve your room for the 2012 Arkansas Derby, April 12-15.

Fall Colors Finally Arriving in Hot Springs

November 12th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

Finally!  Fall colors are bursting forth throughout our area!

Fall colors

Red leaves in Hot Springs

Autumn in Arkansas

Lake Hamilton, Arkansas in Autumn

It’s a beautiful season to visit Arkansas.

The hiking trails at Lake Catherine & Lake Ouachita state parks are spectacular right now.

Beauty and the Brush, Garvan Gardens, Hot Springs

September 12th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Come see the artistic process in action, at Beauty and the Brush, Sept 26-30.

garvan woodland gardens

Beauty & the Brush

Professional landscape and floral plein-air artists will capture the beauty of Garvan Woodland Gardens.  A reception, featuring a special showing of the art created during the event, is open to the public on Sept. 30, 6-8pm.

Lookout Point welcomes artist Julie Hayes to the inn for this amazing week of creativity.  We’d love to welcome you, also!  For more information, just give us a call 866.525.6155.

Hot Springs Music Fesitival May 30-June 12

May 31st, 2010 by Ray Rosset

One-of-a-kind in concept and execution, the Hot Springs Music Festival brings together over 250 international musicians each June to our wonderful city of Hot Springs. Lookout Point Lakeside Inn delights in sponsoring the Music Festival, and whenever possible we try to catch a concert or rehearsal. Rehearsals are FREE!

The Festival, now in its fifteenth season, pairs world-class mentor musicians from major orchestras, chamber ensembles and conservatory faculties with especially talented pre-professional apprentices–all of whom receive full scholarship plus housing; the two groups play “side by side” in orchestral, chamber, solo recital, vocal, choral and chamber opera repertoire. For two weeks, these musicians form a unique community, presenting 20 concerts and over 250 open rehearsals for music lovers from across the globe.

We invite you to enjoy the amazing Hot Springs Music Festival! The extraordinary talent inhabiting Hot Springs during these two weeks takes my breath away. This is a time to feed the soul!

Bird Watching Paradise at Lookout Point

April 27th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Yesterday we welcomed an ornithologist to Lookout Point.  Within an hour of his arrival at the inn, David spotted :

  • Canada Goose
  • mallard
  • great blue heron
  • turkey vulture
  • mourning dove
  • chimney swift
  • bank swallow
  • barn swallow
  • purple martin
  • red-headed woodpecker
  • tufted titmouse
  • American robin
  • cedar waxwing
  • great crested flycatcher
  • blue jay
  • northern cardinal
  • red-winged blackbird
  • brown-headed cowbird
  • common grackle (these could go away!)
  • rose-breasted grosbeak
  • song sparrow
  • chipping sparrow
  • house finch
  • house sparrow
  • carolina wren

Many of the birds are now nesting on the property, including the mallards.  Watching the birds helps me to not take life too seriously.  Somehow, I feel lighter.  Thank you, David, for identifying some of our feathered friends.

Kristie

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

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