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National Cookie Month Celebrated at Hot Springs B&B

October 5th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Chocolate Chip Cookies (favorite). Monster Cookies. Zucchini Cookies. Vanilla Sugar Cookies. White Chocolate Cherry Cookies. Peanut Butter Cookies. Double Chocolate Cookies. OH, MY! We are baking cookies this month in honor of National Cookie Month!

As a child I was the cookie maker in the family, and to this day I LOVE to make cookies. When my children were young,  every birthday featured a giant homemade chocolate chip cookie instead of cake. Now, I enjoy spending the afternoon with my grandchildren creating  cookies from scratch.

The tradition is celebrated at the Inn by serving delicious cookies baked in our kitchen to our guests.  Every afternoon guests enjoy our Innkeeper’s Reception, and with cookies often served. This past week I attended a wedding conference in Las Vegas, and a small package of dry chocolate chip cookies in the room had a price tag of $10!! Seriously?

Since October is National Cookie Month, we will be celebrating by serving special homemade cookies often throughout the month. And of course at our Hot Springs bed & breakfast, you’ll have freshly baked cookies, without a price tag!

Please join with us in celebrating National Cookie Month. Go ahead and reserve your room online, and we’ll save a cookie for you.

Improvisation, Syncopation, Rhythm and Ragtime Saturates Hot Springs

August 25th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

No where else can you find back-to-back Blues and Jazz Festivals with such incredible talent as you’ll find in Hot Springs kicking-off Labor Day weekend. Any blues and jazz fan will love either or both Festivals!

The Blues 17th Annual Festival is Labor Day weekend with a pre-event line-up starting Aug. 28. Gates to the Festival open at 2:30, Aug. 31 and 1:30 Sept. 1 and continue all day. After-parties start at 9 p.m. each night at different locations. So, Blues aficionados get two full days and most of the night with fantastic and diverse blues performances. Check the website for details and ticket information.

Red. white & blue background to the 2013 Jazz Fest in Hot Springs

Then in less than two weeks later the six-day Jazz Festival takes place Sept. 10-15. Top jazz pianists kick off the Jazz Festival including swing, blues, stride, boogie-woogie, bebop and contemporary. The festival continues each day with different themes in different locations and concludes with Stardust Big Band the afternoon of Sept. 15. For more information see their website

The perfect addition to the Blues and/or Jazz Festivals would be to stay at our luxurious Hot Springs Bed and Breakfast during the Festivals. This combination would be a great pairing: impressive music and a breathtaking place to rest and rejuvenate. We offer indulgence in each room, a beautiful view of Lake Hamilton and the most delicious breakfast you can find. What a wonderful Arkansas getaway! Reserve your room online here.

Hip Hip Hooray for New Year’s in Hot Springs!

December 16th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

If you haven’t made plans for New Year’s Eve or if you’d like a change of pace, we have the perfect solution. Come and spend a few days at Lookout Point, including New Year’s Eve, and we’ll assist you in planning a memorable evening. Hot Springs offers many scrumptious restaurant adventures, with special events on New Year’s Eve.

Then, make it back to the inn before midnight and we’ll have a wonderful time making toasts for the New Year with champagne. Of course, the fireplaces

Snuggle by a fireplace

will be warm and inviting and the champagne chilled.

We’ll also have a pot of black eyed peas on the stove and they’ll be ready by midnight for all our guests to welcome in 2013 with lots of good luck.

Make your reservations early to reserve your favorite room at the inn. It fills quickly for New Year’s Eve. Just give us a call at 501.525.6155.

Our Favorite Gifts From Lookout Point’s Store

December 6th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

After careful thought we picked out some of our favorite items at the inn for our online store. They make wonderful Christmas and holiday gifts…and many of them are unique to Lookout Point Inn.

Some of our special items include signature products and pottery with our logo, amenities and soaps used at the inn and sleep products including our luxurious mattresses.  One of my favorite soaps is the Almond Butter–so silky smooth with amazing fragrance. For pottery, the wine chiller (perfect for serving white wine, just store the chiller in the freezer) also makes a unique utensil holder for the kitchen. For that special someone, how about a set of the most fabulous, silken microfiber sheets?

With busy lives and little time for shopping, we want to offer you some great ideas for your holiday shopping from our convenient online store. Most people find it so much more fun to find just the right gift browsing from their computer and then having gifts delivered. And the shipping is FREE

Please give us a try this season at our online store and we’ll be sure you get fast response and quick delivery.

We’re also a great place to shop for teacher gifts. Our great lotion (Bee Kind)  soothes the skin and is gentle to the environment. Or the Sugar Scrub, made right here in Hot Springs. Also, Gift Certificates for a stay at the inn make thoughtful gifts. And, it’s so easy! If you need any assistance with your order, or have any questions, just give us a call at 501.525.6155.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2012

October 4th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

One of the delights of living in or visiting  Hot Springs in October is the annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

Hot Springs Film Festival 2012

This year the Festival had some challenges from a spring storm that damaged the historic Malco Theatre, where the festival takes place. But the Festival lives on and will be a fun and exciting part of fall in Hot Springs October 12-21.

We are proud to be a sponsor of the festival and would love to have you stay at Lookout Point for the multicultural and intergenerational festival. If you’ve had the privilege of attending the Festival in the past or you’ve never attended, this would be a wonderful year to plan a fall excursion to Hot Springs.

The list of films and the full Festival schedule will be posted soon.

Walking the Labyrinth at Lookout Point, Hot Springs

July 11th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

When Ray and I first talked about building Lookout Point Inn we discussed the possibility of incorporating a labyrinth

Labyrinth in Hot Springs Arkansas

Lookout Point’s Labyrinth

into the landscape. Then, the more we planned the more it became a very necessary component of our design. The labyrinth is a beautiful part of our landscape sitting adjacent to the gardens and breathtaking yet calming view of Lake Hamilton.

The design is the Chartres 11 Circuit Labyrinth. It’s an old design that comes from the 13th century and the original can still be walked in the Chartres Cathedral in France. This design has been duplicated many times in many places all over the world. The experience of walking a labyrinth is meant for all faith traditions and is considered a form of walking prayer and meditation. For me, walking the labyrinth calms my mind and opens my heart.

We’ve had many guests walk our labyrinth during their stay at the inn. We’ve also had weddings, baptisms, Easter Sunrise,  and other services held on the labyrinth. It is such an integral part of who we are,  and it invites those who walk the labyrinth a quiet and reflective journey away from our busy lives. I’d love to have you walk the labyrinth on your next visit to the inn or use the labyrinth to celebrate a meaningful event in your life.

Walking the labyrinth does not demand a great amount of concentration in order to benefit from the experience. The sheer act of walking a complicated path …begins to focus the mind. A quiet mind does not happen automatically. But the labyrinth experience …helps us distinguish superficial extraneous thoughts from the ‘thought’ that comes from our soul level and that each of us longs to hear.  —Dr. Lauren Artress,“Walking a Sacred Path”

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

Oaklawn Concerts and Lookout Point Inn: A Great Duo!

May 17th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

If there weren’t already plenty of fun things to do in Hot Springs, add to your list the five concerts coming to town presented by The Finish Line Concert Series at Oaklawn.

So, plan your Hot Springs vacation around one of the great concerts and, of course, make your reservations to stay our Hot Springs B&B!

The outstanding series includes a concert a month for five months:

  • June 7 The Oak Ridge Boys. OK, maybe they should be called the Oak Ridge Old Dudes.
    Oak Ridge Boys

    Boys? Really??

    But their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have spawned dozens of Country hits and awards.

  • July 19 Diamond Rio performs their show-stopping country hits. They’ve sold more than 10 million albums, receiving Grammy and Country Music awards.
  • Aug. 23 Paul Revere and The Raiders

    Fashion style?

    come to Oaklawn with a style (do they still dress colonial?) and sixth sense for pleasing an audience.

  • Sept. 27 Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers take the stage representing a four-decade career from dusty Texas stages to the White House to Broadway.
  • Oct. 25 The Texas-bred band Lonestar finishes the concert series marking their 20th anniversary. The band is well known for merging their country roots with rich melodies and vocals.

Tickets for all the performances go on sale 10 days before each concert at 9 a.m. Call 501-623-4411 ext. 340 for reservations. Ticket prices start at only $19.95, and the theatre seats only 700–very intimate.

Pamper Your Parents to say “Thank You”!

May 11th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

In honor of the special Mom or Dad in your life, we’d like to suggest a weekend at Lookout Point InnGourmet Breakfast at Lookout Point 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 info@lookoutpointinn.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!

A Doily-Free Better Way to Stay!

April 29th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

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

 

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