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Top Ten Winter Activities in Hot Springs AR

November 19th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Snow at Lookout PointAs the weather turns chilly in Hot Springs AR, I am looking forward to all my favorite winter activities. There’s nothing like frost on the grass in the morning or snow on the tree branches, but enjoying the winter chill takes a healthy combination of inside activities and outside adventures.

 

My Top Ten Favorite Winter Activities are:

  1. Enjoying hot chocolate by the fire – Whether in the packets, using a homemade mix, or melting chocolate on the stove, there is no way to go wrong with watching the light of the fire flicker while enjoying a beverage that warms you on the inside as well.
  2. Baking cookies—I am especially fond of sugar cookies as the holidays roll around. But if you’d like to enjoy the cookies without the work, you can always eat the cookies at our Innkeeper’s Reception.
  3. Cozy up in the garden—Put on your cutest mittens (because you can only wear those in winter!), coat, and hat and explore the garden. Lake Hamilton is so tranquil in winter, and you’ll want to take it all in to help your relaxing getaway.
  4. Take a bubble bath in the Number Nine roomTake a bubble bath—Bubbles and hot water and a relaxing bath! Oh my!
  5. Play board games or finish a jigsaw puzzle—The view from the sunroom can’t be beat, except if you’re spending your time beating your traveling companion in a rousing board game.
  6. Drive and see festive lights—You can always enjoy a brisk walk through Garvan Woodland Gardens and enjoy the holiday lights, but you can also drive through the residential areas in Hot Springs and see how locals celebrate the season.
  7. Watch your favorite movies in flannel pajamasIt’s a Wonderful Life is only made better when you can watch it from the comfort of a luxurious bed (like the ones in our rooms at Lookout Point) in your favorite pjs.
  8. Make holiday decorations with your family or friends—The best cards and presents are homemade, so the more memorable decorations should be the same way! Plus, it’s a great way to get quality time with family or friends while exercising your creative side. You can get some ideas from our Pinterest board.
  9. People watch at your favorite coffee shop—This is the best of both worlds! You can enjoy a hot beverage while watching holiday cheer all around you. My favorite spot for this in Hot Springs is Java Primo. (Their Chai Lattes are incredible!)
  10. Curl up with a good book—If you read your favorite book from your childhood, you’ll get a tinge of nostalgia with your holiday cheer. Don’t forget to use a warm blanket!

If you’d like to enjoy these activities during your own winter getaway at our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast, you can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155. We’ll keep the hot water on standby for your hot chocolate!

Hot Springs AR Horror Film Festival Set to Spook

September 12th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs AR Horror Film FestivalGet into the Halloween spirit early this year by attending the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. The festival will take place from Sept. 26-29 at the Central Theatre, the oldest Motion Picture Theater in Arkansas.

The premiere of the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival is determined to bring filmmakers and film fanatics together for a weekend of spooky fun. There will be movies from all over the world and in many different genres—horror, sci-fi, thriller and fantasy, to name a few—to entertain the audience.

You can take part in panel discussions, question and answer sessions with a variety of film professionals, and see an assortment of flicks. Also, there will be a film competition, awards, and a reception, as well as “Film Spook Shops” for attendees to see production gear and techniques.

Next to the Central Theatre is the Grand Central Hall, where filmmakers and fans, celebrities and industry professionals can meet in the Vapor Lounge for special events and live entertainment.

With a long list of special guests and pictures ranging from short to feature length, there is something for the film enthusiast inside you at this terrifying event. You can purchase tickets to the festival ahead of time or at the door.

To relax after a scary day of film antics, stay at Lookout Point. You can reserve your tranquil room online or call us at 501.525.6155.

Hot Springs Glows with Holiday Lights

November 1st, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

One of the most dazzling exhibitions in Hot Springs each year is “Lights on the Landscape” at Garvan Woodland Gardens. From Nov. 17-Dec. 31, 5-9 p.m. the Gardens twinkle with more than 1.8 million brilliant bulbs. This display of lights is one of the most anticipated events in Arkansas and is filled with expectation and excitement for the holiday season. As an added treat, the Gardens also allow dogs to come along for the outing.

If you’ve never visited the Gardens, this would be the perfect opportunity to plan a trip to the holiday display and to stay with us at the inn. Or, if you return year after year to enjoy the sights, please consider making us your holiday headquarters during your trip.

As an added bonus, Lookout Point is offering very special low rates ($99/night) in our Queen Standard rooms for the first 3 weeks of December, on weeknights Sunday-Thursday. Just give us a call to make your reservation at 501.525.6155.

Thanks to some great guest photos, enjoy these photos from last year’s Lights on the Landscape.

Tulips Blooming at Garvan Gardens, Hot Springs

March 6th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Yesterday Ray & I went to the Garvan Gardens,

Lookout Point Inn sends guests to Garvan Gardens

Awesome Beauty

expecting to see the last of the daffodils. Instead, we were treated to a feast for the eyes: seas of tulips in early bloom. The sight is breathtakingly beautiful.

The riotous colors tickle the senses, and invite us to stop, pause, and just take in the wonder.

As an added bonus, the handsome peacocks were strutting their colors at the entrance to the gardens. Doesn’t get much better than this on a lovely spring day!

If you can getaway on March 7 or 8 to see the tulips, Lookout Point has a special offer. We also have a very few rooms remaining available for Friday, March 9 (one night stay).

Greeters at Garvan Gardens

Greeter at Garvan Gardens

Seas of tulips

Hot Springs B&B “Cleans The World”

January 18th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

At Lookout Point, we are committed to taking care of the environment in every way possible. We recycle,  we built the inn with green products, our cleaning products are eco-friendly, we use CFB’s, and the list goes on.

Last year, we partnered with Clean The World, shipping the unused portions of guest soaps to Clean The World. Instead of throwing unused soaps away, we now pay to ship them to Clean The World. These soaps are collected, sterilized, recycled and distributed to 48 countries to stop the spread of preventable diseases.

Every day 9,000 children around the world die from acute respiratory illnesses and diarrheal diseases that could be prevented

Recycled Soaps Clean the World

with simple handwashing. In 2011,  97 bars of soap were made from the little bars of unused soap from Lookout Point guests!

It’s an honor to do small tasks that can make a big difference in people’s lives.

The Magic Flutes Performers Welcomed at Garvan Gardens

September 21st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

In a concert aptly called “Opera Appetizers”, the performers

The Magic Flutes performers

Amazing Nicole, Stephanie, Adam, Deleen, Stacey, and Michelle

of The Magic Flutes presented a passionate and spell-binding concert at the Garvan Woodland Gardens on Sunday.  Lookout Point was delighted to sponsor the concert, and to welcome these talented artists to the inn for a post-concert reception.

Join us Friday evening for The Magic Flutes, on the 220th anniversary of Mozart’s composition. Tickets are still available, along with a package to stay at Lookout Point. A wine reception at the Hale Bathhouse precedes the concert.

Hot Springs Cool July Events

July 14th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

This weekend, July 15-17, you’ll find some pretty cool stuff happening in our lovely city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Not to mention that as I write this post, it’s raining and temp dropped 30 degrees. Sweet!

Here’s some fun stuff:

Tour Lake Hamilton

  • Captain Ray provides a 90-minute boat tour of Lake Hamilton for guests of our Hot Springs B&B. Tour departs at 10 AM, and returns to the inn by 11:30.
  • Antique Walk, this Friday July 15 from 4-8 pm in the historic downtown. Explore some unique antique shops, then dine at one of our fav restaurants. We suggest Rolando’s for delicious Nuevo Latino fare, or Central Park Fusion, both within easy walking distance of Antique Walk.
  • Moonlight Stroll/Full Moon Hike. Great opportunity for a guided night hike, led by a National Park Interpreter. Yes, Hot Springs National Park is right downtown. Meet at the summit of West Mountain.  Fun!
  • Miss Arkansas Pageant. See the crowning event on Saturday night at 7:30pm.

 

Mad March Getaway to Hot Springs!

March 7th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

It is March already! Surely most of you have heard about Lookout Point’s One Night Gap Special! It is a constant special that runs on those ‘holes’ between two reservations. Just a one night stay, perfect for that quick day trip you’ve been wanting to take but just cannot find a good enough deal on it. Well, we’ve got one here just for you! Fill one of these gaps for us and we will make it worth your while.

First, we will take $10 off the rate for your room. How about having a half-dozen sweet and succulent chocolate covered strawberries waiting for you in your room upon check-in? After those goodies and when you’ve had a chance to unwind, we will send you right down the road with a $10 gift certificate to the fabulous J & S Italian Villa! Scrumptious entrée’s, fine wines with a romantic atmosphere…; all of this along with a stunning view of Lake Hamilton! Come back from dinner and retire into a beautiful room with a comphy bed and fine linens. You will not want to get out of it! However, you will not want to miss a Lookout Point Breakfast or the view from you room.

All of this will be included with your stay for that one small favor of filling a gap. This special is subject to availability. To book your special night at the inn, simply give us a call at 866-525-6155 Sweet surprises and fine dining—Lookout Point knows how to say “Thank You” to our very special guests!

First Ever 8th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patricks Day Parade!

February 23rd, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

That’s right! The First Ever 8th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in Hot Springs, Arkansas on March 17th. But don’t think that something so short isn’t worth your time. The Leprechauns will not take that lightly! The event is recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events in the Southeast. In addition the Smithsonian has named #1 in the way of the most unusual celebrations of the holiday. Irish Central named it “the wackiest”. Now you know you want to be a part of it! Have a stay at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn and be there for this year’s round of recognition.

The festivities will last well into the evening with live music and a street dance starting at 7:30 to finish it off. Of course this will follow other events like the Blarney Stone Kissing contest at 4:30, and the parade itself lasts for and hour starting at 6:30. Get a good spot for viewing by making sure you arrive by 6:00 when the festivities kick off!

This year’s Grand Marshal will be none other than one John Corbett!

Grand Marshal of The World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade 2011

You know him from popular television shows such as Parenthood, Sex and the City and Northern Exposure. He will not only serve as Grand Marshal but also will provide the after-entertainment for the street dance by performing with his band!

The parade is held on Bridge Street in downtown Hot Springs. All 98ft of Bridge Street earned it the title of the World’s Shortest Street from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in the 1940′s. Sounds like a great location for a parade, right?! Over 30,000 people seem to think so. They flock to the site each year to celebrate the holiday.

Why not join them this year? Come and have a relaxing stay in one of these luxurious rooms at our bed and breakfast. We will make sure you are well rested and geared up for wearing green!

Winter is winding down, but we still have specials for you to share with your special someone!

January 21st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Although every stay will let you enjoy a scrumptious 3 course breakfast by the fire, we are excited to offer our guests two more extraordinary values!

Breakfast and a Fireplace

-January and February Specials here at the inn! Stay 3 nights, Sunday-Thursday and you get to go home with a set of our luxurious microfiber sheets! How completely splendid? The pampering from our bed & breakfast will follow you all the way home!

“And what does February have in store?” you may ask. We believe that February is for Lovers! During this month a 2 night stay, Sunday- Thursday, will get you complimentary sparkling wine along with a 1/2 dozen chocolate covered strawberries! We will even have them waiting in your room upon arrival.

Just give us a call here at the inn, we would be happy to make a reservation for you. You can book online quickly and painlessly through our website. Don’t forget to ask about our current specials!

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