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Owner of Our Hot Springs B&B Honored in Innkeeping Now

June 1st, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

In the spring issue of Innkeeping Now, readers can see the influential leaders in the industry for 2013. To our delight Kristie Rosset, one of the owners of Lookout Point, is featured on that list (and the front cover!).

Innkeeping Now coverWhile the list features marketing professionals, innkeepers, chefs, photographers, and those who do a little bit of everything, it stresses that each of these individuals shares a common “strand of hospitality DNA: sharing.” The influential members featured are driven by a sense of community within the innkeeping world, and they are involved in making that sense stronger and giving it direction.

In the article, Kristie is recognized for the countless hours she spends working behind the scenes on PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) activities. She has served in many leading roles in the past, and she continues to help direct the organization in a very intentional, strategic course. Jay Karen, the PAII president said, Kristie “is in a seat of power, and she’s doing a very good job with it.”

Working outside of her own inn has been essential to Kristie for her well-being, as well as to the inn’s success. It helps Kristie and Ray, her husband, develop friendships across the continent and stay in conversation about the best innkeeping practices.

As Karen said, “The fingerprint [of the influential members] is having a passion for the industry that is just overflowing.” At Lookout Point, we all know that Kristie has that passion in spades.

If you would like to read the entire article, it can be viewed here.

To meet the wonderful Kristie and Ray, call us at 501.525.6155 about making a reservation at our Hot Springs hotel.

Innkeepers Lead Workshops at International Conference

January 6th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Lookout Point Inn’s Innkeepers will be attending the Innkeeping Show, sponsored by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII), held in Charleston, S.C.  Ray, Kristie, and LeAnne, are excited to attend the conference and learn from the best of the best in the industry.

Kristie will be leading a workshop on Diving Deep: the Fun, Fabulous and Murky Depths of All Things Breakfast in the Inn, along with her friends, the Eight Broads in the Kitchen.

Kristie Rosset, one of the 8 Broads

Ray will assist in mentoring new innkeepers and first time attendees to the conference.

In addition, Kristie serves on the Board of Directors of PAII, and Select Registry (Distinguished Inns of North America). Both boards will meet in Charleston.

Of course, Tricia and Tim will be tending the inn and taking fabulous care of the guests during our absence!  Hot Springs is beautiful in the winter…come on for a getaway to our peaceful inn.

New Idea for Sharing Gratitude from Lookout Point

November 25th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

I love Thanksgiving!  It’s the one holiday with no pressure, except for great food.  No gifts to buy, no new clothes needed.  The holiday began more than two hundred years ago by a declaration of Congress, for the purpose of giving thanks.

Each year at the Thanksgiving table, I invite/cajole/beg family members into sharing their thanks.  Our daughters have complained about this for years.  As in, “oh no, here she goes again.”   This year we started what I hope is a new tradition, one that I read about in a magazine on a recent flight (but I don’t remember the zine, perhaps Real Simple?).

At each place setting, a notecard, envelope and ink pen werewritten gratitude awaiting.  Following the blessing, every family member was invited to write down their gratitude, seal the envelope, and write their name on it.  Next Thanksgiving, the cards will be returned and hopefully will provide a wonderful memory.  Guess what?  No complaints were heard, and even enthusiasm for this exercise was expressed.  Wow!  Now, if I can remember where I put those cards next year…….

I am abundantly grateful for the privilege of serving our guests at Lookout Point, and doing so with my beloved, Ray.

Kristie Rosset

Lookout Point's Dessert for the Couples' Soul

June 12th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Lookout Point will be hosting a couple’s retreat on October 2nd through October 4th.  The couples; retreat will be facilitated with humor and insight by experts in relationships, communication, and listening: Dr. Mike and Dr. Georjean Renquist. 


This three day retreat will help create space in a romantic setting for you and your partner to grow in love and understanding. You will refresh your interaction with your partner through: focusing on individual differences (using behavior/communication styles inventory), exploring more effective communication skills (speaking, listening), and practicing simple exercises to enhance the language of love as seen in appropriate words of affirmation, gifts, touch and serving.


In addition to intentional learning, you’ll experience comprehensive pampering and time for just the two of you with: a candlelight dinner at the inn on Friday evening, complete picnic for just the two of you on Saturday, choice of a couples’ massage, boat tour of Lake Hamilton, or horseback riding, gourmet breakfast both mornings, picnic backpack to take home, stocked with wonderful surprises, a spa basket for enjoying your ensuite whirlpool tub, and your romantic room with awesome view of Lake Hamilton.


Space is limited so we suggest you reserve early.  Call Lookout Point for more information about this getaway and to reserve your spot.

Xiaoo & Monica in Hot Springs, Arkansas

March 6th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Xiaoo & Monica
Originally uploaded by lookoutpointinn

It was a joy to welcome Xiaoo & Monica to Lookout Point. Originally from China, Xiaoo is attending law school in the states, and they were able to get away to the inn during spring break. Meeting great people from all over the world is one the true joys of innkeeping! We hope they will come back soon, and wish them all the best.

At breakfast, other guests dining at a nearby table shared stories of their experiences living and visiting in China. The other guests were driving across the entire U.S.! Now they’re hooked on staying at inns, and already reserved their next stop at another Select Registry bed & breakfast inn.

Every day I am filled with gratitude for the good fortune of doing what I love–innkeeping. And I get to live this “work” with my husband of 34 years, Ray. Life is good.


Presidential Hand-off to Lookout Point Innkeeper

February 19th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Presidential Hand-off
Originally uploaded by lookoutpointinn

At the recent statewide innkeepers conference (The Bed & Breakfast Assoc. of Arkansas), Kristie Rosset was elected President of the association. Previously, she was Vice President and chaired the Annual Meeting, including the planning & coordinating for the event.

Kristie, owner & innkeeper of Lookout Point, received the gavel from her friend and fellow innkeeper Faith Kraemer.

Attendance at the conference represented 50% of the association membership–a truly remarkable achievement.

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