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Honor Your Pastor During Clergy Appreciation Month

October 10th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

I never lose my sense of wonder when as an ordained clergy I am honored to baptize a precious baby or officiate at a wedding at our Hot Springs bed & breakfast.

Blessing the Rings

Blessing the Rings

It makes me pause in my busy schedule to be grateful for all the clergy who have had a very special impact on my life and on the lives of so many others.

October is designated as Clergy Appreciation Month and October 13 is Clergy Appreciation Day. To celebrate and say thank you we extend a discount to ordained clergy for weekday stays at our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast. With quiet rooms, a meditation labyrinth, and a swing by the lake this may be place for your much-needed respite!

Clergy Appreciation Month is also a special time that congregations set aside each year to honor their pastors and pastoral families for the hard work, sacrificial dedication and multiple blessings provided by these extraordinary people. A great way for churches to show their appreciation for their pastors is to purchase a gift certificate for an Arkansas getaway at the Inn so they can have time to rest and relax. The rooms are exquisite, the beds luxurious and the breakfasts scrumptious. And the Hot Springs Autumn foliage is exceptional.

Give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you create a personalized gift certificate to the Inn for the special clergy in your church. October is such a beautiful month to honor the wonderful pastors in our lives.

Hot Springs AR Documentary Festival

September 24th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs Documentary Film FestivalThe annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will celebrate its 22nd year from Oct. 11-20, 2013. As per usual, it will show a variety of films, from short to feature length. The festival will take place at the Arlington and the Maxwell Blade Theater in the historic downtown area.

Since the beginning, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has entertained and educated more than 400,000 people. Along with the films shown, the festival also has cultural activities and special programs for participants to enjoy. Through forums, discussions groups, and teaching, HSDFI brings social knowledge to all ages through film.

The festival is run by the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute, which houses one of the largest documentary film libraries with over 18,000 titles. The staff, over 200 volunteers, and board of directors are very excited for this year’s event, and we certainly are, too! For ticket information for the HSDFF, view their website.

If, after viewing documentary films, you’d like to relax at Lookout Point and view more films from the comfort of a lush bed, reserve your stay online or call us at 501.525.6155501.525.6155.

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.

Weekend of Wonder to Wow Hot Springs AR

September 5th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Magic Festival in Hot Springs AR

In honor of his 17th year at the Maxwell Blade Theater of Magic, Maxwell Blade is hosting a festival of master magicians called Weekend of Wonder. The event will take place from September 20-22.

Blade’s co-host is Jay Scott Berry, an internationally known “Master of the Art.” Between Berry and Blade, their magical flare will appeal to a wide range of audiences, young and old. In addition to shows, there will be a magical marketplace, contests, street performers, colorful banners, lectures and workshops on the art of magic, and many more surprises along the way. Also, a grand gala will take place during the festival, reminiscent of a bygone era with elegant tones.

These two men and John Venus, who will be assisting them in producing and planning the festival, will hold a spectrum of fantastic shows at the Maxwell Blade Theater and select venues throughout Hot Springs. Each event is designed to excite the imagination and inspire amazement.

“Anyone who suggests that there is no such thing as real magic,” Berry says, “doesn’t understand what real magic is. Magic lives forever, in our dreams, in our imagination. Magic is the most ancient and mysterious of Arts. We amaze, we amuse and we inspire. Even though the effects may be illusion, the experience is very real.”

And you can experience the magic brought to life in Hot Springs National Park! Be sure to check out the website to find out more about the other performers attending—Jeff McBride, Michael Ammar, Dirk Losander, and Daryl Sprout. The variety of styles from these performers promises to keep audiences in a state of wonderment.

To continue your sense of awe, reserve your stay at Lookout Point. You can marvel at our gourmet breakfasts, the lush garden, or the size of the crepe myrtle trees. Reserve your room online or call at 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information. Let the magic begin!

Fishing Tournament To Take Over Lake Hamilton

August 29th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

fishing on Lake HamiltonIn less than a month, fishermen will be readying their gear for the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Lake Hamilton. The contest will take place at the Andrew G. Hulsey Fish Hatchery this year, just a few miles from Lookout Point.

The tournament is expecting 225 participants, but it is still registering anglers and boaters, and it is open to the public. An Arkansas fishing license is required to participate, but those can be purchased by calling 800.364.4263800.364.4263. You can find more specific details about entering the tournament on the website.

Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs AR is home to two previous state record catches, making it one of the top fishing spots in the state. On September 21st and 22nd, you can join the other fishers to see who has the winning catch!

Add a stay at our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast to your getaway. When you aren’t fishing off the dock, you can relax and enjoy the view of Lake Hamilton from your own room. Reserve your room online or call 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information today!

Bikers Make a Statement during Fall Rally in Hot Springs AR

August 18th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Bike Rally in Hot Springs ARNothing can adequately describe the entrance of bikers as they roll into Hot Springs during the Motorcycle Rally in early September. Hundreds of bikers enter the city ready for lots of scenic trail rides in the hills near Hot Springs. They definitely make an impact while they are here, where they are welcomed with open arms. I always enjoy the days they are in town with the rumble of the bikes and the excitement the bikers exude.

The 8th Annual Hot Springs Motorcycle Rally takes place Sept 5-7th with cooler temperatures and lots of events centered on the Rally. Plans include a bike show, parade, rides, vendors, field events and kids’ events. Top name entertainment is available Friday, Sept 6th with country music entertainer Lee Brice. Grand Funk Railroad from the 1970s is the featured entertainer Saturday night, Sept. 7th. For additional information, check out the website at www.thehotspringsrally.com.

So, grab your skid lid and hammer down to Hot Springs during the Rally. You won’t be disappointed. And, we’d love to have you as guests at Lookout Point Inn while you’re here. It’s the best place in town to enjoy a relaxing retreat after an exciting day at the Rally. We have a perfect place to unwind with the most comfortable beds and baths anywhere, patios and balconies with gorgeous views of Lake Hamilton and a breakfast to die for. After a night with us you’ll be ready for the next day’s biking adventure. Reservations fill quickly, so give us a call at 501.525.6155 for more information.

Hot Springs Arkansas Hosts Mystery Theater Event

July 8th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs AR Mystery TheaterAlthough the Spa City is a hot spot for concerts this summer, it is busy adding to its artsy reputation by strengthening theater events in the city. Downtown, for example, the Five Star Dinner Theatre is open year round, offering different selections of entertainment for you to enjoy while you dine.

But this weekend, July 12th and 13th, The Regency is hosting a special Mystery Dinner Theater experience.  “Last Respects Paid: Death of the Godfather” centers around a wake honoring Vito Corleone. It will be a treat for fans of The Godfather.

Details of Corleone’s death are unclear, and the drama promises to keep you on your toes. Influential members of the most powerful Mafia family in New York will make an appearance to honor Don Corleone while you eat dinner catered by the Porterhouse. Together, you will figure out the What and Who of Corleone’s death.

It might be difficult to figure out all the clues to Corleone’s death, especially if his family takes his advice: “Never tell anyone outside the family what you are thinking.”

You can rest up for a weekend of sleuthing at Lookout Point. Call 501.525.6155 to reserve your Arkansas getaway today!

Musical Summer Ahead for Hot Springs AR

June 22nd, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Although the Hot Springs Music Festival is over, the Spa City still has plenty of options for summer music enjoyment.

One week from today, Music in the Park will be taking place at Lake Catherine. The event features Fer Goodness Sake, a group that sings mostly blue grass, country, and folk tunes. If the variety of music doesn’t hit the spot, the free Dutch oven cobbler definitely will!

lake catherine state parkBefore the event, you can always walk the beautiful hiking trails located at Lake Catherine. You can sit by the waterfall while you wait to dive into that cobbler and some Southern music.  Lookout Point can give you maps to all the best spots.

Just before Independence Day, on July 3rd, Lee Greenwood will be playing for the Spa Blast crowd at Oaklawn Racing Track. The event begins at 5:30, and it ends with fireworks. With an inflatable kid’s zone, “family-priced” concessions, and free entry, Oaklawn definitely has a good time in store for you.

As a little treat, Greenwood is recording the event for a live album. He is letting fans request songs via social media or email. You can read more information about that here, if you’d like to contribute.

On July 6th, we’ll have even more good Southern music playing at Magic Springs. Lynyrd Skynyrd will start at 8 o’clock at the Timberwood Ampitheater. Skynyrd plays the rock side of Southern music, with hits like “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama” making them unforgettable to multiple generations. You can sit on the lawn and have a good time with the band and the rest of the crowd!

When you’re thinking of enjoying music during your Arkansas vacation this summer, consider adding a stay at Lookout Point to your fun time. Give us a call at 501.525.6155 to reserve your room today!

Oaklawn “Ponies Up” January 11-April 10

January 2nd, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

A brand-spanking new thoroughbred horse racing season gets underway in Hot Springs at Oaklawn Racetrack Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. Everyone gets all gussied up and the horses seem more handsome than ever on Opening Day. And, then we are all off to the races! OK, that’s about all the horse references I can write  in one paragraph.

On a little more serious hoof, the racetrack offers some of the most competitive racing in the U.S. with more than $20 million available for purses and a multitude of popular promotions fans look forward to every season.

If you’ve never been to a horse race, or never been to a race at Oaklawn, or if you come every year – there are so many reasons to give Oaklawn a try again and again this season. Some of the highlights are:

  • Jan. 11: Opening Day
  • Jan. 12 $.50 corned beef sandwiches and $.10 soft drinks
  • Jan. 21: Free Oaklawn Cap Giveaway/$100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes
  • Feb. 18: $55,000 Progressive Cash Giveaway/$250,000 Southwest Stakes
  • March 16: Boat and Truck Giveaway/$500,000 Rebel Stakes Day
  • April 10: Racing Festival of the South

Of course, we want you to stay at Lookout Point when you come to the races making your experience more enjoyable. When you stay two nights in January on race days, you’ll receive complimentary admission to the exclusive members-only Jockey Club (dress code enforced). A comfortable bed, delicious breakfast and other guests at the inn discussing the day’s race events (some of it exaggerated, of course) – what could be more fun!

Just give us a call at 501.525.6155 to make your reservation.

In Stillness and Solitude Comes Strength

December 11th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

There is such beauty and awe when winter comes. The cooler temps and occasional snow move us more indoors but give us plenty of time for genuine reflection and true guidance. I especially love  winter at the inn. Inside it’s warm and toasty with a wonderful fireplaces; mugs of coffee, tea and cocoa; and time for quiet conversation and snuggling.

Winter Solitude

The beauty of the outdoors is certainly different from the warm months on the lake, and it makes us pause, enjoy the majesty of stark trees and soaring eagles, and watch the birds searching for food, seemingly oblivious to the cold. Such a spectacular time of year!

Henry David Thoreau said, “There are from time to time mornings both in summer and winter, when especially the world seems to begin anew.”

I hope I’ve convinced you to come and visit Lookout Point  during the winter. It’s definitely a change of pace and a wonderful opportunity to spend time considering all that life has to offer.

Check out the website for our Winter Splendor Package or just make plans for a few days of rest and relaxation with us at the inn. Hot beverages, warm bedding, wonderful fires and gorgeous birds are waiting. Bring your journal and camera. (This morning a guest captured the frost on a bloom.)

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