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How to Celebrate Mother’s Day

April 15th, 2014 by Jenna Tackett

Each year for Mother’s Day, my siblings and I made the entire day a celebration: from breakfast in bed to a cup of peppermint tea before she went to sleep. Usually, we got her a gift and went fishing, mostly so she could relax by the lake. This year, you could pamper the strong ladies in your life in a similar way. There are several options Lookout Point can give you to consider this May.

  1. Lookout Point Cooking SchoolLearn new kitchen skills for your breakfast-in-bed plans by attending the Lookout Point Cooking School installment dedicated to Breakfast In Bed: An Art Form on May 9. Use quality ingredients to create a fresh, nutritious meal and a discerning eye to create a beautiful food presentation. As they say, pretty food tastes better! There is limited space for the class, so be sure to sign up soon.
  2. Bring your loved one to our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast for a truly pampering getaway! Our guest rooms each have a view of Lake Hamilton, luxurious linens on comfortable beds, and a scrumptious breakfast each morning. You can take a walk in the garden, meditate on the labyrinth, or lounge in the sunroom and play a board game. Make the day all about relaxing, and all about her! (You can reserve your stay online anytime.)
  3. Give your beloved a gift certificate for a stay or an installment of the Cooking School ($50 per person, or $40 per person with a stay at the Inn). There will be several more classes this year, from Puff Pastry Magic on July 23, Cheesecake Heaven on Sept. 13, Soups—from Breakfast to Supper on Nov. 14, to Holiday Desserts on Dec. 6. We would love to welcome your loved one!

If you would like to learn more options for your Mother’s Day surprise, call 501.525.6155 for more information. We would love to help you plan your getaway!

Where to Discover Equine Art in Spa City

April 8th, 2014 by Jenna Tackett

Robin Young paintingRobin, one of the Innkeepers at Lookout Point, is known by our guests for her thoughtful hospitality in the evenings. She always has a recommendation handy and a smile on her face.

But before Robin was an Innkeeper, she was a professional artist. She had a gallery in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and she exhibited her paintings at art festivals throughout the East Coast. Robin also served as Artist in Residence in Grand Teton National Park and Hot Springs National Park.

Within the past few months, Robin has started sharing her paintings in the Inn. These beautiful watercolors delight with their depictions of nature, and a few of them have actually found new homes with appreciative guests.

Although her landscapes are inspired by her travels through the American countryside, her new additions combine two of her passions—horses and painting. Influenced by her work with Give Me a Chance Equine Rescue, Robin is displaying an equine series in the common areas of the Inn. The art depicts thoroughbreds, influenced by the active racing season at Oaklawn. These pieces will certainly get you into the mood to see the Racing Festival of the South!

To see the full horse series, reserve a stay at our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast online or call 501.525.6155. Robin can give you the grand tour of her artwork while you enjoy a glass of wine from the Innkeeper’s Reception in the afternoon. She can even tell you about her favorite art galleries downtown, if you are interested in seeing more creative work while in Spa City.

A Lobster Party in Spa City

March 25th, 2014 by Kristie Rosset

Lobster MealJust as the weather begins to get warmer in Hot Springs National Park, making you long for summer on Lake Hamilton, the Spa City Blues Society is ready to satisfy your craving! On April 19th, they are hosting The 5th Greatest Lobster Party Ever in the Downtown Farmers Market.

The party will feature lobster tail—live, cooked, or frozen. In addition, guests will be able to take their lobster with them (carry-out) or eat at the Lobster Party. With the Spa City Blues Society at the helm, there will be live music for you to enjoy while eating, as well as beer and wine. It’s sure to be a party you won’t want to miss!

Although the party is on the 19th from 4-7:00pm, the last day to get your order in for the delicious lobster is April 11th. For those that want to enjoy the party but not the lobster, there are also sausage plates available.

Don’t forget to add a stay at Lookout Point to your plans. Each of our rooms has a view of Lake Hamilton, as well as a gourmet breakfast in the morning and a luxurious bed for relaxing in the evening. You can reserve your room online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

To order your lobster meal, visit the Spa City Blues Society website.

Bald Eagles Soar in Hot Springs in the Winter

January 10th, 2014 by Kristie Rosset

Just a few months ago, I was sitting on my deck at home with Ray drinking coffee when we spotted a bald eagle. I can’t begin to tell you how exhilarating it was to see our country’s national symbol – the bald eagle – perched in a tree in our back yard.

bald eagle in hot springs arBald eagles are a unique combination of beauty and efficient design that pass over most of Arkansas during the winter months and are easily spotted in the Hot Springs area at Lake Catherine and Lake Ouachita State Parks.

Lake Catherine Park hosts a Bald Eagle Tour Weekend which includes boat tours and hikes in search of the soaring eagles as they pass over the area. Events are scheduled for the weekend of Jan. 17-19. A more detailed schedule will be available near the event weekend at lakecatherine@arkansas.com or by calling the Lake Ouachita Eagle Tours. There are eagle watch cruises out of the Lake Ouachita State Park using a covered barge that cruises the shoreline of the lake watching for eagles. The Eagle Tours last about 1½ hours and are offered January 18-19. Contact the visitor center at the Park at lakeouachita@arkansas.com or by calling 501.767.9366501.767.9366 for a schedule and more information.

We look forward to the Bald Eagle Tours in January and love to hear stories in the evenings from our guests of the adventures in searching for the magnificent bald eagles. Please make plans to stay with us at our Hot Springs bed and breakfast when you make reservations for the Bald Eagle Tours at Lake Catherine or Lake Ouachita. The Inn is a warm wonderful place to return to after a day of eagle watching. We’ve got homemade hot chocolate, teas and our special blend of coffee so that you can warm up quickly by the roaring fireplace or in your luxurious room.

The Inn is close to the State Parks and would complete a wonderful Arkansas retreat weekend. Make reservations online or call us at (501) 525.6155 for more information. Don’t forget your binoculars and cameras!

Haunted Tours in Downtown Hot Springs AR

October 23rd, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Haunted Spot on Tour in Hot Springs AR

Taken by a guest on the Hot Springs AR Haunted Tour

It seems only appropriate that we should tell you about Hot Springs Haunted Tours right before Halloween. The holiday is such a fun time of the year to learn about haunted buildings, ghosts, history, folklore and the paranormal both past and present.

Some of the stories you’ll hear on the tour include haunts, murders, mysteries, deaths, ghosts and suicides. A few of the places you’ll visit on the walking tour are the Malco Theater, West Mountain, the old Army hospital now used for rehabilitation and several haunted houses along the way. This is all spooky stuff for sure.

The 90-minute walking tour takes place every evening at 8 p.m. with a 10 p.m. tour on Friday and Saturday nights. The owner suggests wearing comfortable shoes and bringing your camera. You never know when you might be able to photograph a ghost.

So, for a fun Halloween outing, come and enjoy the Hot Springs Haunted Tour and we’d love for you to stay with us at our Arkansas Bed & Breakfast while you’re in town. We’ll have hot chocolate and snacks available when you return from your tour along with a beautiful room, warm, comfortable bed and fabulous breakfast the next morning.

If you’re still in the Halloween spirit, you can also sit on your patio or balcony and tell more ghost stories. Make reservations at online or call us at 501.525.6155501.525.6155 for more information on how to reserve your spooky stay.

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!

Brewery Opening in Hot Springs Bath House

August 8th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

Superior BathhouseRose and Todd Cranson, tuba players in their spare time, are using their creative spirits to make beer for others’ enjoyment. With their prime location beside the Arlington Lawn, the Superior Bathhouse Brewery & Distillery is looking forward to pleasing locals and tourists with their fare.

The Superior is the first brewery to be located inside a National Park. Located on Bathhouse Row in downtown Hot Springs, the building was once a bathhouse itself. In the past two years, the Cransons have slowly cut through the red tape to open their dream project.

Each step of the construction process had to be approved by the National Park Service, but for the Cransons, it was a dream worth waiting for. However, in honor of the time it took to open the first phase of the Superior Bathhouse Brewery & Distillery, the first beer brewed on the premises will be called Red Tape Red Ale. Each glass will come with a red ribbon wrapped around the glass.

Right now, the owners have opened the tasting room and restaurant. Their custom built beer taps feature a variety of brews, some of which are made directly in Arkansas. The Cransons aim to use as much local produce as possible in their restaurant, where they offer pub fare to accompany the beer.

The brewery is opening in phases as construction continues, but this fall the Superior is hoping to begin brewing their own beer on site. It will be the world’s first brewery or distillery to use thermal spring water as the main ingredient. The naturally hot springs flowing under downtown will also help them stay energy efficient.

If you’d like to get a taste of the brewing process and view the historic bathhouse, you can also enjoy one of the weekly tours of the building. Afterwards, you can drink a beer while looking out the 75 feet of windows in their sun porch. It would be a refreshing treat to add to a stay at Lookout Point.

Call us at 501.525.6155 to reserve your room in our Arkansas bed and breakfast, and you can spend your evenings relaxing by Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs National Park.

Hot Springs Music Festival: The Spice Of Life June 3-16

June 3rd, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Our lovely city is famous for outstanding visual and performing arts. Visitors to Hot Springs June 3-16 are in for an awesome treat with “The Spice of Life”, presented by the Hot Springs Music Festival. <a href=

With 20 concerts and 250 rehearsals open to the public, music spices up a trip to Hot Springs during the festival. One really unique concert, on Saturday June 9, features a moving concert along Bathouse Row in the Hot Springs National Park.

Lookout Point is proud to be a sponsor of the 2012 Music Festival. We hope you’ll come stay at the inn, and enjoy great music!

 

 

Crystal Bridges—Arkansas’ Fabulous New Museum

May 27th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Many vacationers from around the globe will visit the new world-acclaimed Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

World class art found at Crystal Bridges, then come to Hot Springs for a stay at Lookout Point

Crystal Bridges Art Museum

in Bentonville, Arkansas, this summer. The highly-touted museum opened in November and has masterworks ranging from the Colonial period to current day and includes such well-known artists as Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keeffe and has received significant funding from the Walton Family Foundation.

For those planning to visit the museum, why not add a couple of days onto your trip and boogie on down to Hot Springs – only 200 miles from Bentonville? We’d love to have you stay at our luxury inn on Lake Hamilton and play in our town at the many fun, interesting places in the area.

One of my favorites is the Garvan Woodland Gardens, a spectacular outdoor botanical nature area featuring gorgeous flora and fauna, 4 ½ miles of wooded shoreline on Lake Hamilton and the beautiful floor-to-ceiling glass Anthony Chapel situated inside the gardens. There is nothing quite like it!

Of course, there are other fun things to do in Hot Springs as well, including:

  • Magic Springs theme park
  • Mid-America Science Museum
  • The National Park and Bath House Row
  • Water sports and fishing on the beautiful lakes
  • Excellent art galleries in the historic downtown
  • Fine Dining

Pairing a visit to the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum with a trip to Hot Springs and a stay at Lookout Point Inn would certainly seem like the perfect vacation.

Dallas Morning News Features Hot Springs & Lookout Point!

June 5th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Today’s Dallas Morning News features “Rejuvenating Hot Springs“, focused on the new life in the historic Hot Springs bathhouses.

Lookout Point Inn featured in DMN

Dallas Morning News June 5, 2011

Special contributor Sophia Dembling describes the new life of 3 beautiful bathouses: one now the Muses Creative Artistic Project; one a beautiful spa; and one the gorgeous Museum of Contemporary Art.

Hot Springs is also the place to come for your personal rejevenation!

Thanks, Sophia, for including our Hot Springs bed and breakfast in your article.  We are honored!

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