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Innkeepers in Leadership

April 9th, 2015 by Jenna Tackett

One of the truly unique things about staying at Lookout Point is the Innkeepers and staff dedicated to making your stay a memorable (and peaceful) one.

Lookout Point Lakeside InnThe two owners, Ray & Kristie Rosset, find it incredibly important to be involved in the hospitality industry. Ray has served as the President of the Bed & Breakfast Association of Arkansas for over a year; just as that role shifted, he became the President of the Garland County Chapter of the Arkansas Hospitality Association. He also serves on the board for the Arkansas Lodging Association.

Kristie, in addition to being a member of the 8 Broads in the Kitchen, is a member of the Leadership Board for the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals.

The Rosset’s involvement in the hospitality industry increases their knowledge and passion for hospitality, while also keeping current in the field. Plus, they meet some great people along the way, and they come back to the Inn to share their passion with staff and guests.

If you’d like to experience the rejuvenation of our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast, and meet Ray & Kristie in person, you can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

Planning for Arkansas Summer Vacations

April 5th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Crystal Bridges Museum ARArkansas has lots of opportunities for exciting, beautiful and educational experiences throughout the state. Some of my favorites are Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, William J. Clinton Library and Museum in Little Rock and Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs. Even though all three places are in different locations, they would be excellent choices for summer fun.

Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 by the Walton Family Foundation for all to enjoy. The name comes from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction is incorporated in the building. The amenities include:

  • Permanent collection of art spanning five centuries of American masterworks
  • Temporary exhibits featuring different artists
  • Restaurant on a glass-enclosed bridge overlooking the ponds
  • Museum store
  • Library featuring more than 50,000 volumes of art reference material
  • Sculpture and walking trails

Clinton Library ARWilliam J. Clinton Library and Museum is part of a unique heritage for preserving the documents and artifacts of our American presidents and offers historical insights from the time period in which they lived. The Clinton Library and Museum includes:

  • Replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room
  • Documents, photographs and videos
  • Interactive stations
  • Timeline and alcoves that highlight domestic and foreign policy and life in the U.S
  • Museum store and beautiful restaurant in the museum
  • Special exhibits

Garvan Woodland Gardens were donated by local industrialist and philanthropist Verna Garvan as an incredible gift to all people. They are botanical gardens situated in the Ouachita Mountains with outstanding seasonal displays of nature. The Gardens include:

  • A canopy of pines reaching skyward protecting delicate flora and fauna
  • Gentle lapping waves of Lake Hamilton with 4.5 miles of wooded shoreline
  • Anthony Chapel Complex
  • Restaurant and gift shop
  • Children’s area
  • Special exhibits and workshops throughout the year

These three magnificent places in Arkansas are some of my favorite examples of the beauty and wonder we offer visitors and guests in our great state. Hot Springs is a central location to stay while visiting all three places. We’d love to have you stay with us at our Arkansas Bed and Breakfast and make us your home base during your visit to Arkansas. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you plan a memorable vacation.

Corvette Club Car Show :: Hot Springs, AR Upcoming Event

March 18th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

For car enthusiasts, especially Corvette car owners and admirers, the annual Central Arkansas Corvette Club Car Show takes place April 16-18 at the Hot Springs Convention Center along with other events at local destinations. The Corvette Weekend benefits the Club’s charities-Spina Bifida and Beyond Boundaries.

Corvette Car Show, Hot Springs, AR

Corvette Car Show

Terry Stegall, chairman of the Corvette Weekend Event, said between 400 to 500 Corvettes and about 1,000 Corvette owners are expected for the occasion. He reports, “We already have participants registered from 14 states including Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.” For more information on the Car Show – www.centralarkansascorvetteclub.com.

The schedule of events for the Car Show includes:

  • Thursday, April 16

Registration, Meet & Greet

  • Friday, April 17

Tour and Poker Run

Valve Cover Race

Vendors

Cannonball Run or Scenic Road Tour

National Park Parade

BBQ Cookout & Social

  • Saturday, April 18

Show Car Staging

Indoor Corvette Show

Merchandise Raffle & 50/50 Pot

Vendors

4th Annual Valve Cover Car Races

Catfish & Chicken & Homemade Fried Pies

Live Auction

Awards

If you love Corvettes and visiting with Corvette owners, this would make a wonderful time to plan a weekend visit to Hot Springs and take advantage of all the events associated with the Car Show. We’d love to have you stay with us our Hot Springs bed & breakfast while you’re in town. After the day’s events the Inn would be a great place to continue the car talk in the evening.
Our Inn offers a view of Lake Hamilton from each room, luxurious accommodations, scrumptious gourmet breakfasts and the best staff in town to help with any question about the area. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you plan a stay at our luxury Hot Springs lodging.

Pi Day of the Century

March 14th, 2015 by Ray Rosset

Pie DreamsIt’s the Pi Day of the century today–3.14.15. Although our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast loves celebrating Pi Day with pie more than the average person, we came across a blog that we’d like to share with you instead. This blog post, which you can read here, was written by Bill Penzey at Penzey Spices. We use those spices nearly every day at the Inn, and we absolutely love them.

Here’s one of our favorite quotes from the post:

In Pi, the number is all the value and beauty and wonder that is at the heart of the reality science holds. In the gift of a good slice of pie, the desert is all the kindness and compassion that our shared humanity encompasses. Pi Day really is ready to become so much more.

Don’t forget to enjoy a piece of pie while you celebrate Pi Day 2015!

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission :: Celebrating 100 Years

March 11th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Fishing on Lake Hamiltonwas established March 11, 1915, to protect Arkansas’ natural resources and provide conservation of both game and fish in the state and will celebrate a special birthday soon. The Commission was influenced by President Theodore Roosevelt and his conservation efforts.

My precious grandson loves to hunt and fish with his dad and thanks to the Game and Fish Commission he has a wonderful place to learn to become a great hunter and fisherman. According to “A Century of Conservation” published for the anniversary, the Game and Fish Commission was established at a time when the conservation of the state’s natural resources was vital for the survival of our game and fish.

Thanks to the president and forward thinking people in Arkansas 100 years ago we have great and abundant natural resources because of the many years of developing and protecting our game and fish. Maybe this is one of the reasons Arkansas is known as the “Natural State.”

At the our Hot Springs B&B we are grateful to be situated on Lake Hamilton, one of three lakes in Hot Springs, where our guests can enjoy boating and fishing during their stay. We always have a canoeCanoe Trip on Lake Hamilton available to use on the lake plus boat tours during the summer months with Capt. Ray. Guests can also reserve a slip and bring their own boat to use on the lake.

Some of our guests enjoy fishing on the lake and especially appreciate time with a professional fishing guide. Two of the many services available in the Hot Springs area we recommend are Sam Richardson Guide Service and Action Fishing Trips.

Enjoying our abundant natural resources in Arkansas and in Hot Springs is something we don’t take for granted. The lakes and mountains are stunning year around. Lakes Hamilton and Catherine are scheduled to be refilled three feet March 6-14. So, we’re getting ready for spring and summer visitors who enjoy the natural beauty in our area.

We’d love to welcome you to our luxurious Arkansas bed and breakfast and enjoy all the amenities on Lake Hamilton. Each of our individually-themed rooms has a lovely view of the lake. Reservations fill quickly this time of year and we wouldn’t want you to miss time on the lake to swim, boat or fish. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you plan a great Arkansas vacation.

Here’s a special thank you to all the many individuals who’ve helped conserve our Arkansas natural resources for 100 years. Thanks to those efforts my grandchildren’s children and grandchildren will also enjoy hunting and fishing with an abundance of Arkansas game and fish.

Valley of the Vapors in Hot Springs AR

March 1st, 2015 by Jenna Tackett

NOTS, VoV Sunday

NOTS, playing at VoV on Sunday

With the collection of artists in the area, it’s no surprise that Hot Springs is home to a successful and entertaining Indie music festival. Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival enters its 11th year on March 20, 2015.

This year, the line-up is filled with talented artists—from The Mutts, to the Memphis Dawls, from Ronnie Hart to The AMFMS, and so many more. (See their website for a full list of the schedule.) There are secret shows to be announced for each day of the festival, keeping the in-the-know feeling present throughout. Plus, there is a trail show each day, bringing music and the outdoors in harmony. It’s perfect for Hot Springs National Park.

But the music is only the beginning for this festival. There are workshops each day, including ones that explain how to tour for artists, a pop-up photography exhibit, and even a comic book producing workshop. This year, they have also added a documentary film showing to several of the days, highlighting the connection to the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

The festival begins March 20, and ends on March 24. You can get your tickets ahead of time, or check out the schedule and enjoy some of the free events.

While you are in town for Valley of the Vapors, stay at Lookout Point to fully extend your Indie-loving getaway. You can support a local business, and take advantage of the gourmet breakfast each morning and spectacular views of Lake Hamilton. (It’s a win-win situation.) Reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

Daffodil Days Herald Spring in Hot Springs, AR!

February 6th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

Daffodil Days are Upon Us!

The very first daffodil bloom of the season makes my heart skip a Daffodil Gardensbeat with excitement and a sense of renewal. I love the stark beauty and quiet of winter, yet that bright yellow bloom gets me thinking about all the good things to come! We’re lucky here in the south, with our early blooms! My first jonquil sprung forth in bloom on January 30 this year.

The Daffodil Days at Garvan Gardens has become a tradition and begins February 15 and continues through March 15. With more than 220 varieties of daffodils in bloom, a stroll through the gardens delights the senses.

Daffodils are the perfect southern spring bulb, in my opinion. These beauties are hardy, bloom and spread each year, plus deer are averse to these flowers. Give yourself a treat and come for a visit to our Hot Springs Bed and Breakfast, and the Garvan Gardens! We’d love to welcome you.

Celebrate Valentine’s Love in Hot Springs

January 11th, 2015 by Kristie Rosset

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” — Victor Hugo

The month of February reminds us to share that greatest happiness with the one who loves us just as we are. Romantic Getaway in Hot Springs, AR

“Indulge Each Other” with our new package created for you and your Valentine! This sweet package is available throughout the month of February–why limit the fun to just one weekend of the month?

In addition to all the great pampering and amenities of our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast, The “Indulge Each Other” Valentine’s package features:

  • A relaxing 50-minute couples massage
  • Our custom spa basket for enjoying your whirlpool tub
  • Fine French sparkling wine with souvenir champagne flutes in your room upon arrival
  • Of course, chocolate! One half dozen chocolate covered strawberries freshly prepared for you.

We have a few rooms available for Valentine’s Weekend, however anytime in February is the right time to celebrate your love. Nothing says I adore you more than planning a getaway for just the two of you.

To reserve your “Indulge Each Other” package (only $319 in addition to your room), give us a call at 501-525-6155 or reserve online.

 

2015 Race Season Begins at Oaklawn in Hot Springs AR

December 23rd, 2014 by Jenna Tackett

Oaklawn Hot Springs ARIt’s off to the races again on Jan. 9! The exciting horse race season is about to begin at Oaklawn Race Track, and we’re so excited for the very full calendar up ahead.

The races happen every weekend from Jan. 9 until the Arkansas Derby on April 11, 2015. The Arkansas Derby is the final race of the Racing Festival in the South, which draws in thousands of racing enthusiasts from all over the world. You can see the full schedule, complete with purse amounts, on their website.

On Jan. 10, Oaklawn will officially kick off the season with its annual Corned Beef Day; you can enjoy corned beef sandwiches for 50 cents and soft drinks for 10 cents. It doesn’t get better than that!

As an added bonus for 2015 guests, Oaklawn’s updates are finally finished. To thank the public for its patience during renovation, Oaklawn is waiving general admission fees for the 2015 season. Plus, the expansion means that there are more games in the casino, and a new bar & grill for guests to enjoy as well. Oaklawn is ready to celebrate the completion of their project, and they’d love for you to take part in that joy!

When you stay two or more nights at Lookout Point in January, you can receive 2 free admissions to the Oaklawn Jockey Club, where you can watch the live action races in style. Plus, adding a stay at our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast will insure a delicious gourmet breakfast before the races begin and a luxurious bed to relax in after the races are finished for the day. You can reserve your getaway online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

8 Broads Cook Up New Recipes

December 9th, 2014 by Jenna Tackett

8 Broads in the Kitchen CookbookThe Eight Broads in the Kitchen are celebrities in the hospitality industry for their expertise as Innkeepers and chefs. When 8 Innkeepers who love to cook get together, you can probably guess what one of their favorite activities is—sharing recipes!

This week, they are proud to begin sharing those recipes with the world in their brand new cookbook. Just in time for the holidays, you can learn delicious breakfast, lunch, and dessert recipes; what a great source of inspiration for the season!

8 BroadsWe are not the only ones really excited for this to hit the shelves. The cookbook has already been featured on Zesterdaily.com, which praised not only the cookbook but collective expertise of the 8 Broads. (Plus, it has a sneak peek at 6 of the recipes from the book that are great for every day food preparation.)

You can order your gorgeous, hardback copy of the cookbook by calling 501.525.6155. Or, you can order directly from Eightbroads.com. The cost is $29.95, including shipping. The sooner you order, the quicker you can start making delicious recipes, so order quickly.

For those wanting a one-on-one experience with the Broads, Kristie Rosset and Kathryn White will be teaching a Lookout Point Cooking School Installment on January 31, 2014 entitled Raising Dough. You can find out more information (and reserve your spot) by calling our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast. Space is very limited.

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