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Racing Festival of the South at Oaklawn April 11-14

April 1st, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

One of the year’s biggest events, the Racing Festival of the South, brings tens of thousands race fans to Hot Springs.

Thoroughbreds at Oaklawn

Major races and special events happen through the week.  On Saturday mornings, Dawn at Oaklawn provides horse enthusiasts up-close and personal experience with the horses, trainers, and jockeys. It’s a time to see the horses in a stress-free, non-racing environment, when they’re way more playful!

For the Apple Blossom race on Friday, April 13, we’re awaiting official news of Havre de Grace, the current Horse of the Year, defending her crown. Apparently her owners will decide by April 7 if she will make another appearance at Oaklawn. What an opportunity to see an amazing horse!

On Saturday, don a hat and come to the Arkansas Derby. You’ll see top horses, have fun, and spend the day in a beautiful setting.

We’d love to welcome you to Lookout Point for the Racing Festival!

Better Homes & Gardens Blog Brags on Hot Springs

February 26th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

The editor of Better Homes & Gardens Country Gardens magazine,

BHG Country Gardens editor James Baggett

James Baggett recently included Hot Springs, Garvan Gardens, and our inn in the  BHG blog.  It was our honor to welcome James to the inn!He’s been a magazine editor for 30 years, and he is full of life, and great ideas. Rarely one to sit still, when he had a few extra minutes James could be found in our gardens, deadheading flowers.

When James asked if he could re-pot our house plants, I was speechless! Within a week of his departure, our houseplants had all been lovingly tended.

Here’s James’ comments about our Hot Springs B&B:

But the highlight of my too-short visit had to be my impeccable accommodations at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn. Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains overlooking a serene bay of Lake Hamilton, the inn—built in 2003 in the Arts and Crafts architectural style—is surrounded by pretty manicured gardens and pathways and waterfalls that lead to the lake itself, where turtles gently paddle near the water’s edge. Innkeepers Ray and Kristie Rosset have created a labyrinth for guests to explore, above. (Remember, you get lost in a maze and find yourself in a labyrinth.) While I slowly followed the twists and turns of the labyrinth, hummingbirds were busy sipping nectar from the many flowering shrubs and perennials that line the paths that crisscross this idyllic getaway. Like I said, it’s especially comforting to reflect on just such an escape at precisely this time of year.

 

Thank you, James! We would love to welcome YOU to enjoy Hot Springs, Garvan Gardens,  our inn, and perhaps find yourself in our labyrinth.

World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade

February 19th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs is becoming known as one of the great places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! On March 17, the hilarious “First Ever 9th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade”

World's Shortest St. Patrick's Parade

is held on Bridge St., in the historic downtown. Really. This parade is only 98 feet long–the entire length of Bridge St.

Never a town that takes itself too seriously, this day is full of green celebration and green libation. Live, free concerts fill the air before and after the parade. You can also join in the kissing of the Blarney Stone.

This year’s grand marshal: Otter (Tim Matheson) from Animal House.

Come on and stay at our Hot Springs B&B—away from the crowds and noise, but close enough to the fun. We’ll provide tips on the best parking and viewing areas.

Happy Birthday to Lookout Point Lakeside Inn!

February 14th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Happy 9th Birthday to Lookout Point! Today we celebrate nine years

Happy Birthday!

of opening our doors to the best guests in the entire world. On Valentine’s Day, 2003 we opened to a full house. While some guests were out to dinner, glass shower doors were being installed. With construction delays, the gardens and waterfalls were yet a vision in our minds at that time.

The first day of serving breakfast, Ray sliced his hand on a new knife –he was not used to handling sharp knives–and had to drive himself to the ER for stitches and then surgery.

We’ve learned so much in these 9 years, and the most important lesson is the comforting reassurance that we love, love, love being innkeepers and welcoming people to this oasis of peace & tranquility.

You’re invited to come stay at our Hot Springs B&B/Inn!

Sunbelt Conference Championships, Mar 3-6 in Hot Springs

February 8th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

The Sunbelt Conference, featuring twelve colleges stretching across the country from Florida to Denver, compete at Hot Springs’ Summit Arena

Sunbelt Championships March 3-6

for the 2012 men’s and women’s basketball championships.

From March 3-6, the excitement builds as fans gather in Hot Springs to cheer on their teams. A free pep rally with bands fires up the crowds in downtown on March 2.

You’re invited to come away to our quiet inn on the lake–a great place to retreat during  your days of  cheering on your team at the Summit Arena.

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.

Off to the Races: Oaklawn Race Season Opens Jan. 13!

January 8th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Excitement is mounting in Hot Springs, as the horses, owners, jockeys and fans return to Oaklawn Races for the 56-day live meet. Throughout the season, over 2600 horses will be stabled and ready to race.

Oaklawn Races, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Racing at Oaklawn

With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, enjoy 4 days of live thoroughbred racing this weekend. On Saturday Jan 14, Oaklawn’s famous corned beef sandwiches are only 50 cents!

When staying at our Hot Springs B&B for a minimum of two nights in January, you are welcome to be our guests at the exclusive, members only Oaklawn Jockey Club.  OJC is a special place to watch the action, with great service, great food, and great views! We will be glad to make the reservation for you.

(Note:  strict dress code enforced at the Jockey Club, including sport coat required for men, and no denim).

And they’re OFF!

8 Broads in the Kitchen Featured in Boston Examiner

December 18th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

As a member of the 8 Broads in the Kitchen, I was delighted to see our food blog covered in the Boston Examiner this past week. You’ll find some great holiday recipes on the site, including Evil Toffee (so named because it cannot be resisted, it’s so darn good).

The 8 Broads formed to create a fun food website, where we could offer tips and recipes to share with other foodies. In the process, we’ve become fast friends. In addition to the blog, we write for magazines, teach food demos, lead webinars, and have done radio shows.

I just posted to the blog my mother-in-law’s fabulous Christmas butterscotch marshmallow bars.

Butterscotch Bars

Only made at Christmas, these treats remind us of long-ago times in Winnipeg, filled with laughter and bitter cold weather.

What holiday foods bring back memories for you?

Thanksgiving Feast with Personal Chef in Hot Springs

October 16th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Would you like to get away and leave the Thanksgiving shopping, cooking, and clean-up to us? For the first time, Lookout Point offers a fantastic, delicious Thanksgiving Feast, prepared by your very own personal chef (Chef Eve).

We provide the Feast!

The Feast includes:

  • Smoky Tomato Soup
  •  Harvest Salad
  • Roast Turkey with Autumn Chutney & Gravy
  • Savory Sausage Stuffing
  • Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potatoes
  • Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes
  • Caramel Drizzled Mini Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie Cobbler
  • Yum!

Thanksgiving Feast packages, with a 3 night stay, the dinner plus lots of other goodies, start at 826.   The dinner only is 65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. To make your reservation for the Thanksgiving Feast or package, give us a call at 866.525.6155.

 

Hot Springs Motorcycle Rally, Sept 8-10

September 2nd, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Thousands of bikers descend upon Hot Springs for the annual open rally, held September 8-10.  The area is perfect for great rides though the low-lying mountains and scenic vistas!

Hot springs open biker rally

Bikes in Hot Springs

This year’s rally concerts present Sawyer Brown and Steppenwolf!
Historic downtown Hot Springs rumbles with excitement and energy. After your ride, come “home” to our Hot Springs bed & breakfast for some genuine peace & quiet. Soak away your stiff muscles in your whirlpool tub, and enjoy a tranquil view of Lake Hamilton from your room or the gardens. It’s the best of both worlds!
Bikers staying at the inn are welcome to park your motorcycles under our covered carport, in our secluded and safe parking lot.
Bikes in Hot Springs
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