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Time for Leaf Peeping in the Ouachita Mountains

October 10th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

Brilliant blue skies. Warm days, cool nights.  Early signs of fall colors.  These are just a few reasons for loving Arkansas in October & November.  The

Autumn in Arkansas

Early fall colors in Arkansas

official fall color website for Arkansas predicts the best time for leaf peeping is late October through early November.

Lookout Point’s Fall Colors package offers the perfect opportunity for autumn lovers. Enjoy a two night stay at our bed & breakfast inn, admission for two to the awesome Garvan Woodland Gardens, the 21-story Mountain Tower, a 90 minute pontoon boat ride with “Capt. Ray”, plus use of the Lookout Point canoe.

Come enjoy the sheer beauty and splendor of an Arkansas autumn in the Ouachita Mountains.  We’d love to see you!

Lookout Point Inn Honors Teachers: Free Weekend in Hot Springs!

September 22nd, 2010 by Ray Rosset

We want to honor twelve teachers who positively “Impact the World” by influencing children through peace, justice, or environmental initiatives! All teachers in all grade levels are eligible.  Let us know how your favorite teacher Impacts the World with really cool ideas (such as anti-racism, embracing differences, or saving the earth).

The winning teachers will win a weekend for two at our award-winning bed & breakfast inn on December 3-5, 2010.  The weekend includes two nights at the inn, gourmet breakfast each morning, afternoon Innkeeper’s Reception, and admission for two to the amazing Garvan Gardens Wonderland of Lights.

Request an application at ImpactThe World@LookoutPointInn.com.  Nominations must be received by October 31, 2010.

Honoring Teachers Who Impact the World

Honoring Teachers Who Impact the World

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.

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

Daffodils Days at Garvan Woodland Gardens

February 4th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Nothing heralds the beginning of springtime like the first blooms of spring!  Last week on a walk in the park, Ray & I saw a proud, yellow jonquil and I immediately felt more hopeful.

Hundreds of thousands of daffodils stand in full glory at the Garvan Gardens Daffodil Days.  From February 15 through March 7th, bask in the glorious display of color as more than 175,000 daffodils are showcased. Take a walk to the Three Sisters of Amity Daffodil Hill and see Mother Nature at her best with this magnificent showcase of yellow and white daffodils!

Of course, the Lookout Point gardens will be soon bursting forth with color also. We look forward to seeing you in the spring.

Kristie

Hot Springs’ Famed Garvan Gardens Events in December

December 6th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Garvan Gardens Christmas lightsOne of the wonderful aspects of living in, or visiting, Hot Springs Arkansas is strolling through the Garvan Gardens in December.  This wonderland of lights never fails to inspire and strike awe for all ages of folks.

Our family enjoyed a long walk through the gardens, amazed by the variety of light displays.  On the chilly night, the complimentary cup of hot cocoa near the miniature railroad provided a warm treat.

In addition to the lights, Garvan Gardens hosts terrific concerts in the Anthony Chapel.  December 7: Holiday concert with the chorus of Ouachita Baptist University; December 8: Holiday concert featuring the Henderson University Chamber Chorale;  December 13:  Voices of Angels with the talented Deleen Davidson, 5:00pm; December 21:  Hot Springs Flute Ensemble; December 22:  Concert with vocalists Stephen and Denise Edds.

The life in Hot Springs

October 8th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Fall is finally here.  The leaves are starting to change and the weather is just beautiful!  This atmosphere is perfect for the Garvan Woodland Gardens’ sixth annual plant and landscape sale.  This event is where gardeners and novices can purchase hard-to-find plants, trees, bushes, and bulbs from over 25 nurseries and garden related vendors from around the state.  Also several vendors will set up booths displaying food products such as specialty salsas, marinades, meat rubs, herbs, jams and jellies.  This Earth and Epicurean Experience will be open starting tomorrow from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and last until October 11th.   The admission for this event is the same as general admission to the gardens.  Don’t miss out on fun in Hot Springs this weekend and a great getaway at Lookout Point!

Inn Supports Beauty & the Brush at Garvan Gardens Sept 13-15

September 4th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Come to Hot Springs to experience art in action, September 13-15!  See the creative process in action as top landscape and floral plein-air artists capture the beauty of Garvan Woodland Gardens.  Then enjoy the fruits of the artists’ talents on Thursday, september 17 for a special showing of work created during the painting event.

Garvan Gardens painter

Garvan Gardens painter

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn is proud to support Beauty and the Brush by hosting the talented artist Jacquelyn Kaucher.  Her bold and large paintings, using watercolors and acrylic, are a glorious feast for the eyes.  We look forward to meeting Jacquelyn, and seeing her art!

If you can visit Hot Springs during Beauty and the Brush, Sept 13-15, we’d love to welcome you to Lookout Point.  Ask for the September Special, and you’ll receive a complimentary dinner for two at the inn.

Things to do in Hot Springs, Arkansas

July 10th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Lookout Point is located only about 7 1/2 miles from Downtown Hot Springs.  Because of our convenient location guests are close to all the exciting activities that go on in Hot Springs. 

July 10th and 11th, the Hot Springs convention center will be hosting Quiltfest 2009-”Peaceful Creations.”  Quilt lovers from all over can come to Hot Springs and enjoy the two day show of quilts from Hot Springs and surrounding areas.  Admission is $5. 

On Saturday, July 11th, the Arlington will the 8th annual smooth jazz concert featuring Grady Nichols and his band.  This event is a fundraiser for the Lupus Foundation – Arkansas Chapter. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the shows starts 7:15pm. Admission: $20 in advance and $25.00 at door.

Magic Springs summer concert series presents Sara Evans on July 11th at the Timberwood Amphitheater.  March of Dimes will have their March for Babies Walk on July 11th.  The walk will start at Entergy park. 

On Tuesday, July 14th, Garvan Gardens will host their monthly tea at 3 p.m. in the Pratt welcome center of on the Veranda.  Enjoy traditional English tea, including tasty scones, crumpets, finger sandwiches and delectable desserts.  Cost is $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Seating is limited, and pre-payment  is required.

“Steel Magnolias” will be playing at the Pocket Theatre in downtown Hot Springs July 16th-26th.

July 17th the Antique/boutique walk will take place on the 100 block of Central Avenue in downtown Hot Springs.  The walk is the place to be for that one-of-a-kind treasure, antiques, fine art, clothing, dazzling jewelry, specialty foods, plus unique gifts for the home and garden.

Come stay with us this week at Lookout Point.  Call Kristie at Lookout Point or book online.  You do not want to miss out on all the exciting events in Hot Springs this week.  If you know of any events in Hot Springs that weren’t mentioned be sure and let us know!

-Kyrie

Tulip Time at Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs

March 8th, 2009 by Ray Rosset


Translucent Tulip (Black)
Originally uploaded by ARHiker

March 24-31, 2009, come see the amazing tulips in full bloom.
Approximately 100,000 vibrantly hued tulips will grace the Flowering Border and Camelia Trail at Garvan Woodland Gardens this spring. This lavish floral display is one of the most anticipated events of the year.

Stay at Lookout Point for 2 nights between Sunday, March 22- Thursday,March 26 OR Sunday March 28 – April 2, you’ll receive two COMPLIMENTARY admission tickets to the Garvan Gardens. Just mention this offer at time of reservation, and not valid with any other discounts.

The Garvan Gardens are quickly becoming an international destination. This 210 acre woodland botanical garden astounds visitors with their beauty. It’s one of our favorite places to visit in Hot Springs. I’m looking forward to taking my one-year-old grandson for photos in the tulips.

Guests often ask how long it takes to see the gardens. To walk all of the trails, and the bird sanctuary, one could spend all day. Generally, we plan to spend a couple of hours and focus on different parts of the gardens each time we visit.

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