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Bill’s Tree: In Memorium

March 29th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

As innkeepers, we see a great variety of people from all over the world.  Meeting interesting, kind, funny, and curious persons is a great perk of this job! Guests who return to Lookout Point over and over again weave their way deep into our hearts.

Bill & Cheryl are two of those people woven onto the fabric of the inn, with their gentle spirit and zest for life! Married in Hot Springs years ago, they soon found our inn. Lookout Point became their spot to stay, and they even renewed their marriage vows in our gardens. Often coming with family, the inn rang with laughter and joy with every visit.

Three years ago in March, Bill died suddenly while on vacation with Cheryl and their teenage son. The shock and grief gripped their community in Missouri, and rippled to other states. Bill was a community leader, Boy Scout volunteer, physician, and so much more. In the midst of grief, even “his” innkeepers needed to do something, while feeling so helpless.

lakeside gardens in Hot springs

Bill's Tree

So we planted a tree. A dogwood.

The first summer, the tree struggled, telling us it was not happy where planted. Our gardener relocated the tree.

The second spring, the tree did not bloom but seemed content.

This month,  in the 3rd spring, profuse blooms are covering this small tree. Bill’s tree is happy and thriving. I am grateful to have known Bill, and to be reminded of life’s beauty through Bill’s tree!

Congrats to Lookout Point’s New Master Gardener!

March 18th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

The typical response for everyone that steps  into our gardens is lots of oohing and aahing.   Our gardens really take your

Glimpse of the gardens

breath away with stunning beauty. Such beauty doesn’t just happen: the gardens were lovingly and painstakingly planned with the help of local landscape architect Liz Frazier.

For years our gardener Pat lovingly cared for “his babies”, as he referred to the many plants and trees. Pat became a dear friend and member of the Lookout Point family. Even as he struggled with chemo and radiation, he still came to the inn to check on “his babies”.

Prior to Pat’s passing in 2011, he hand-picked his replacement: Sonja.  For a full year, Pat taught Sonja the secrets to our gardens.

We proudly announce that Sonja (who does NOT like getting her picture taken), is now a certified Master Gardener.

We celebrate this achievement,

Master Gardener Sonja!

and appreciate all the artistic work that Sonja puts into making our Hot Springs B&B gardens so incredibly beautiful! She is one hard-working woman.

 

TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award for Lookout Point

January 19th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

TripAdvisor, the granddaddy of travel review sites, named Lookout Point to the TOP TEN B&B/Inns in the country!

We learned of this honor from various Arkansas guests, offering congratulations after seeing it on the TV news.

Thanks to everyone that took the time to write a lovely review on TripAdvisor! We are honored, and always look forward to your stay at our Hot Springs B&B.

Great Gift Giving with Lookout Point Microfiber Sheets

December 4th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Our silken microfiber sheets

Sheets make great gifts from Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, Hot Springs

Lookout Point Sheets

make great gifts for Christmas or wedding presents, especially for those folks that seemingly  have everything.  Who cannot use a great night’s sleep on luxurious sheets?

We use these sheets at our Hot Springs B&B, and at our home. They get softer and softer as they age, the sheets wick moisture, and look like new for years to come. (Guaranteed by the company–if ever there is a problem, just let us know and we’ll take care of it!)

The sheets are available in white, ivory, tea green and chocolate colors. The Queen sets are $165,  King $179 and shipping to your home is free!  The set includes a deep-pocket fitted sheet, flat sheet and 2 pillowcases.

If you would like to order these sheets, just give us a call at 866.525.6155.  Happy Holidays!

11-11-11 Hot Springs Weddings at Lookout Point

November 15th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Love and marriage enveloped the inn this weekend. With 11-11-11,  the first wedding of the day was held at 11am, of course. The weather cooperated all weekend, with gorgeous fall colors and sunny skies.

Congratulations to all the couples who were married at our Hot Springs bed & breakfast (5 couples in total) this weekend, and to those that stayed with us while getting married at the Anthony Chapel of Garvan Gardens.  Many blessings to: Kristie & Corey, Hap & Melissa, Darnell & Kim G, Ritchie & Susie, Jason & Joie, and Tiffany & Chris.

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn hosts arkansas weddings

Susie & Ritchie

Arkansas weddings on the lake

Darnell & KimG

2nd Annual Giveaway to Teachers Impacting the World!

September 29th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Amazingly cool teachers will win a free two-night stay at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn with the 2nd Annual Teachers

Honoring Teachers Who Impact the World

Honoring Teachers Who Impact the World

Impact the World awards! Teachers from all grade levels are eligible, and winning teachers will have demonstrated the ability to Impact the World through creative peace & justice or environmental issues.

Previous winners included a teacher leading at-risk teenagers in mediation skills; another led her elementary class to clean-up a nearby creek, leading to a partnership with the city council to create a park.

E-mail innkeeper@LookoutPointInn.com to receive an application. Applications must be postmarked (e-mail or snail mail) by Oct. 31. Visit our bed & breakfast website. A panel of educators from 2 states will select the winning entries.

Balloon Rally & Three Dog Night Concert, September 23-24, Hot Springs

September 4th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Air Balloons gather from across the US for the Legends Balloon Rally

Hot Springs Balloon

held September 23-24 at the Hot Springs airport. The Rally is a fun event for all ages. Don’t miss the spectacularly beautiful balloon

Legends Balloon Glow

glow on Friday & Saturday evenings. The balloons are a big enough draw, however we’re also going to hear great music. The Charlie Daniels Band performs Friday night, and Three Dog Night are in concert on Saturday.

Best of all, it’s FREE! Just bring your own lawn chairs. Or if you forget yours, we’ll loan you a couple of chairs, when you’re staying at our Hot Springs bed & breakfast.

A Little History Lesson on Our Beautiful Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas

July 28th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Of course everyone knows of Hot Springs, Arkansas as the “The Spa City”. Hot Springs is ripe with day spas and massage parlors. Bathhouse row, located in the historic district downtown, is one of the town’s biggest draws with the historical significance in and of itself. But what about the lakes? Here in Hot Springs, we know how to spend the summer!

First, a little history lesson…

Hot Springs is home to one of Arkansas’s aptly named “Diamond Lakes”.

And oh how they sparkle! Look!

In addition to being truly beautiful, the diamond lakes are also useful! Who knew?! Lake Hamilton, for example, was created by Arkansas Power & Light in 1932 with the vision of harnessing the natural power of running water to generate hydro-electricity. This would ensure the town could continue to support growth. With the installment of Carpenter dam a success, Lake Hamilton was born!
Lake Hamilton is over 7,000 acres of fun and not to mention some of the best fishing in the state. Residents and tourist alike get out on the water to cool off during the summer. At any given time, one would see jet skis, inner tubes, pontoon boats and skiers taking advantage of the spacious lake. Off of the main channel, you can find residents floating along in their canoes, paddle boats, and even simple inflatable rafts. Much of the lake is lined with condos, houses, and restaurants.
Visit Hot Springs!  Relax! Experience the beauty of Lake Hamilton for yourself!

Hot Springs hosts a chocolate-covered February!

January 31st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

This month Hot Springs Arkansas is the place to be for all you chocolate lovers out there! On February the 6th, Embassy Suites will host the 6th Annual Chocolate Festival. Join the Hot Springs Hospitality Industry and indulge in “chocolate for charity” benefiting the Charitable Christian Medical Clinic.

Remember that each and every Wednesday here at Lookout Point is a Chocolate Covered Wednesday. Starting with a Berry Breakfast Sundae and ending with a little treat to finish of your evening as you retire into luxury.

Book a two night stay during the week this month and receive a complimentary half-dozen chocolate covered strawberries as well as our fine Risqué sparkling wine to savor with your sweetie. This special will only last for a limited time.

So many yummy reasons to reserve your Hot Springs getaway at our bed and breakfast inn!

Oaklawn Live Racing Season!

December 30th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

The 107th Annual Live Racing Season opens this month at Oaklawn! The season starts January 14th with live races Wednesday though Sunday at 1:30 pm and on Saturdays at 1pm. Join with thousands of people from all over the world that travel here for the ultimate Spa City thrill, the horse races. Derby Day is April 16th!

 Come stay in Hot Springs at our bed & breakfast and we promise to get your race day off to a good start with a freshly prepared hearty breakfast!

~LeAnne

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