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Blues Festival Comes to Hot Springs, Sept 1-3

August 19th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

The 15th Annual Hot Springs Blues Festival

Hot Springs Blues Festival

returns September 1-3 with a kick-off concert and celebration at the Ohio Club. The Blues Festival is sponsored by the Spa City Blues Society.

On Saturday, the fun begins at 3pm with music workshops for the slide guitar and harmonica. Concerts begin at 6pm, continuing through the night. Admission costs only $5!

Our Hot Springs b&b has just a few rooms remaining for the Labor Day weekend, and we’d love for you to stay. It’s a fun way to wind down the summer!

Top 5 Ways to Stay Cool in Hot Springs

July 21st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

With the “heat bubble” hovering over most of the U.S., Hot Springs is a pretty good place to have fun and stay cool. Here’s our top five suggestions:

1. Rent a boat, and head to Blakely Dam. The water temp drops to about 48 degrees, creating at least a 10 degree drop in air temperature. Really refreshing on hot summer days. Plus the water is so clear you can see the fish swimming. Try Marineland for boat rentals.

2. The Gangster Museum of America. Spend time indoors at this fun and quirky museum, exploring the unique, checkered history of Hot Springs.

3. Star gaze from the lakeside hammocks of Lookout Point. With a cool beverage and a breeze off the lake, you’ll definitely feel cooler.

4. Crystal Falls Water Park.

Water fun at Crystal Falls

With a lazy river, wave pool, and lots more water fun, Crystal Falls is a cool way to spend the day. Get discounted admission tickets from the inn, and there is no waiting in line for tickets, too.

5. Explore Mid-America Science Museum. More than 100 hands-on exhibits delight by kids and adults of all ages.

Keep Cool!

Hot Springs Cool July Events

July 14th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

This weekend, July 15-17, you’ll find some pretty cool stuff happening in our lovely city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Not to mention that as I write this post, it’s raining and temp dropped 30 degrees. Sweet!

Here’s some fun stuff:

Tour Lake Hamilton

  • Captain Ray provides a 90-minute boat tour of Lake Hamilton for guests of our Hot Springs B&B. Tour departs at 10 AM, and returns to the inn by 11:30.
  • Antique Walk, this Friday July 15 from 4-8 pm in the historic downtown. Explore some unique antique shops, then dine at one of our fav restaurants. We suggest Rolando’s for delicious Nuevo Latino fare, or Central Park Fusion, both within easy walking distance of Antique Walk.
  • Moonlight Stroll/Full Moon Hike. Great opportunity for a guided night hike, led by a National Park Interpreter. Yes, Hot Springs National Park is right downtown. Meet at the summit of West Mountain.  Fun!
  • Miss Arkansas Pageant. See the crowning event on Saturday night at 7:30pm.

 

Arkansas H.O.G. Rally in Hot Springs

May 1st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Hot Springs welcomes the annual Arkansas State HOG Rally, June 23-25 .

Arkansas HOG Rally

It’s fun to hear the roar of these beautiful machines rumbling through town –a time of excitement and energy. Yet at Lookout Point, you’ll experience quiet and tranquility, providing a great blend if experiences!

Our Hot Springs bed & breakfast provides covered parking for your Harley during the rally, and a great bed plus whirlpool tub to relax those tired muscles after a long ride.  Ahhhh….

Fun Times at the Arkansas Derby!

April 17th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

The 2011 thoroughbred horse racing season ended on Saturday with an exciting Arkansas Derby.  The breathtaking finish scored an upset victory for ArchArchArch.  Many Lookout Point guests enjoyed the entire week of Derby Days.

Horse Racing Fans

Arkansas Derby Fans

These featured guests travel from Illinois, Missouri, Florida, and Ohio each year, staying at Lookout Point for the past 7 years.  Great laughter fills the inn, especially after the bloody Mary’s. Each year we look forward to the Arkansas Derby and the arrival of special guests!

It’s not too early to reserve your room for the 2012 Arkansas Derby, April 12-15.

Hot Springs Art Show Features Lookout Point’s Gardener!

December 19th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

You’ve seen the beautiful work in our gardens by Pat Daulong. He’s been called by many the Hardest Working Man Alive. In addition, Pat is a talented artist!

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn artist

Painting by Pat

Come to the Art Exhibit and Show, Hot Springs Airport, Saturday December 18, 1-3:00pm  of two fine artists.  Proceeds from the art sale benefit Our Promise, a non-profit group caring for persons with cancer.

Promise is an acryonym for Prescription Assistance, Resources, Outreach, Monetary Assistance, Involvement, Support Services, and Education–provide relief to persons suffering the hardships of cancer.  Pat’s painting featured here was accomplished while he was undergoing cancer treatments, so he has first hand knowledge of the issues faced.

Warm up with Lookout Point’s Winter Splendor Package!

December 10th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

Snuggle up with your loved one and Lookout Point’s  Winter Splendor Package which includes a two night stay in a luxurious room of your choosing, a pair of Lookout Point pottery mugs (hot chocolate included!), a beautiful Christmas ornament to adorn your tree each holiday season and spectacular views of Hot Springs and Lake Hamilton. Admission to Garvan Woodland Gardens breathtaking “Lights on the Landscape” is also included until December 31st!

Lights on the Landscape!

Imagine this as your background for the seasonal family photo!

Absolutely Stunning!

Gallery Walk, March 5, Hot Springs

February 28th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Gallery Walk, held the first Friday of every month, welcomes visitors and local folks to the amazing art galleries in downtown Hot Springs.  This Friday, March 5, from 5-9pm, the art galleries will be open.  Stroll the downtown, sip a glass of wine, nibble on refreshments provided by the galleries, and visit with the artists.

One of our favorite local artists is Richard Stephens, a nationally recognized and award-winning watercolorist.  He recently visited Lookout Point gardens, and captured the peaceful feel of our gardens and Lake Hamilton.  When you stay at Lookout Point, you’ll see several pieces of his original art.   Some of our favorite galleries include Blue Moon, Alison Parsons, Justus Fine Art, Gallery Central, and the Fine Arts Center.

Hot Springs, Arkansas was named the 4th best arts community in the United States (right behind Santa Fe).   Who knew?  Come on to Hot Springs for a lovely, almost springtime evening at Gallery Walk.

Winter’s Beauty Arrives in Hot Springs

January 30th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Winter scenes from the inn.

Photo on left, a few days before the winter storm came through Arkansas.  The grass almost looks like a sandy beach!

Last night a lovely dusting of snow fell, yet the roads were in great condition around the inn and to the south.  The birds are hungry and crowding the many feeders, but the cardinals wouldn’t stay still for a photo op.    Winter provides great bird watching.  This morning during breakfast, our guests enjoyed cardinals, blue jays, juncos, mourning doves, mockingbird, woodpeckers, sparrows, and chickadees just outside the dining room.

Jan. 15 Birthday Celebrations at Lookout Point

January 9th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

CMartin Luther King, Jr.ome celebrate birthdays with cake and refreshments on January 15!  It’s a big day:  the hero of my childhood, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 81 on January 15.  That’s reason enough to celebrate.  His life and his death had a big impact upon me and our country!

As a child moving to Arkansas during the days of segregation, I felt in my soul the pain of separation and prejudice based upon color.  I didn’t understand the separate drinking fountains and entrances.  Hearing Dr. King speak, stirrings of hope and truth rang clear. 

Believing that all life is a gift, I think the day of our births are worthy of celebration.  January 15 is also my birthday, and I’m honored to have been born on Martin Luther King’s day! 

I invite you to come stay at Lookout Point, have a slice of celebratory cake and a glass of wine or tea, and share a dream.  I hope to see you on my birthday.  :)

Kristie

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