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How to Relax in Hot Springs!

July 14th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Sometimes we just need to getaway, chill, and have some down time. When you come to our inn on Lake Hamilton, you’ll find there are LOTS of great things to do in the area. But you may be like our guests, Bo and Teresa, who needed some time to relax. Here’s some of the many ways they discovered at the inn to soak up some tranquility and pampering:

Walking the Labyrinth at Lookout Point, Hot Springs

July 11th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

When Ray and I first talked about building Lookout Point Inn we discussed the possibility of incorporating a labyrinth

Labyrinth in Hot Springs Arkansas

Lookout Point’s Labyrinth

into the landscape. Then, the more we planned the more it became a very necessary component of our design. The labyrinth is a beautiful part of our landscape sitting adjacent to the gardens and breathtaking yet calming view of Lake Hamilton.

The design is the Chartres 11 Circuit Labyrinth. It’s an old design that comes from the 13th century and the original can still be walked in the Chartres Cathedral in France. This design has been duplicated many times in many places all over the world. The experience of walking a labyrinth is meant for all faith traditions and is considered a form of walking prayer and meditation. For me, walking the labyrinth calms my mind and opens my heart.

We’ve had many guests walk our labyrinth during their stay at the inn. We’ve also had weddings, baptisms, Easter Sunrise,  and other services held on the labyrinth. It is such an integral part of who we are,  and it invites those who walk the labyrinth a quiet and reflective journey away from our busy lives. I’d love to have you walk the labyrinth on your next visit to the inn or use the labyrinth to celebrate a meaningful event in your life.

Walking the labyrinth does not demand a great amount of concentration in order to benefit from the experience. The sheer act of walking a complicated path …begins to focus the mind. A quiet mind does not happen automatically. But the labyrinth experience …helps us distinguish superficial extraneous thoughts from the ‘thought’ that comes from our soul level and that each of us longs to hear.  —Dr. Lauren Artress,“Walking a Sacred Path”

Fun On Crystal Clear Lake Hamilton

June 12th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

One of the most beautiful lakes in Arkansas is literally in our back yard. Lake Hamilton

Beautiful Lake Hamilton

is gorgeous and offers so much fun year ‘round but especially during the summer months. Guests at our Hot Springs B&B all have awesome views inviting you to sit and spend some quiet time gazing on the beauty of the lake. It soothes your soul and slows a racing mind.

In addition to slowing down and getting in touch with the natural beauty, the lake has opportunities for all water lovers. From July 6-31, guests at Lookout Point can receive a free boat ride for two with Captain Ray when  staying four nights at the inn. If you haven’t had a boat ride with Capt. Ray you’ve missed out on a wonderful experience on the lake–and most of his stories are true!

You may also use our canoe free of charge and, of course, take a swim in the refreshing water. Beach towels provided, of course. We’re happy to help in renting kayaks, delivered to the inn for you. If you’ve never been in a kayak or SUP, this summer might be the time to add this exciting adventure to your repertoire.

For those who love to fish, we have different options to offer. Guests may  fish off our seawall as often as you like, catching crappie, bream and bass. (Try saying crappie, bream and bass fast three times!)  If you want more fishing adventure, we can arrange a guide who will assist you on an area lake, promising you’ll make some great catches. Advance reservations required for the fishing guide.

Another option on the lake is renting a pontoon boat from a nearby marina. We’re always eager to help guests make arrangements and send you off for a fun day on the prettiest lake in the area.

When we say crystal clear Lake Hamilton, we are serious! The lake is clean and really clear to seven feet. The bottom is shale and, therefore, not muddy! What more can water enthusiasts ask for from a lake?

Celebrating New Life on Lake Hamilton

June 1st, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

It’s been a busy spring here at Lookout Point, with our beautiful gardens sporting many signs of new life.

Just this week: baby robins, finches, and cardinals left the nests. A newly hatched duckling was feeding with mama under the bird feeder. And five young goslings visited the gardens during a wedding!

Of course, the flora provides eye candy in the gardens. Now blooming: balloon plant, hydrangeas, althea, roses, gardenias, lilies, and magnolias. It’s a sight for the soul! We’d love to welcome you to Lookout Point for your much needed R&R!

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs

May 29th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

A summer highlight for guests is viewing terrific fireworks

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton

over Lake Hamilton on the long holiday weekends (Memorial, July 4th, and Labor Day). This past weekend, Lookout Point Inn joined forces with other business leaders to sponsor the fireworks show.

Many of our guests enjoyed the show from the deck of The Belle Riverboat (they offer a fireworks cruise). She departs about 30 minutes before the fireworks begin, and provides an awesome view. Another great viewing option is from the outside dining area of J&S Italian Villa. But you’ll need to make reservations early!

Of course, we gladly make reservations for our guests at either location for viewing the fireworks. We invite you to stay at our lakeside Hot Springs B&B for a fun summer vacation!

 

Pamper Your Parents to say “Thank You”!

May 11th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

In honor of the special Mom or Dad in your life, we’d like to suggest a weekend at Lookout Point InnGourmet Breakfast at Lookout Point as your unique gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or as a combined gift for both of them.

Pamper your Parents with a special weekend or weekday gift at the inn to say “thank you for all you’ve done to help me become the person I am today.”

Most Moms love chocolates and wine, a massage, time in the gardens at the inn or walking the labyrinth. Of course, there’s always shopping in downtown or visiting Garvan Gardens.

Dads can make it a golf weekend, schedule an outing with Captain Ray on Lake Hamilton , take the canoe out for the afternoon, or get the knots out with a relaxing massage.

Sunsets at Lookout Point are spectacular followed by a gourmet dinner at one of the fine dining restaurants in Hot Springs.

Give us a call @ 501-525-6155 or 866-525-6155 or e-mail us at info@lookoutpointinn.com and let us know how you’d like to honor your special Mom or Dad. We’ll offer suggestions, help you make all the reservations and send you a gift certificate for their stay.

At Lookout Point Inn we’d like to offer a special thank you to all the parents and grandparents who have made a contribution of love and support. You’re such an important part of our lives!

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.

Fall Colors Add Beauty to Arkansas

October 30th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

We chose  Arkansas for the site of our bed & breakfast inn, because it’s an extraordinarily beautiful state. Every autumn

Early Autumn on Lake Hamilton

I am awestruck by the sheer goodness of being here: perfect temperatures with low humidity, stunning views across the lake, and a riot of color.

Peak fall colors for our area are predicted for early to mid-November. Yet guests were still enjoying breakfast outdoors on the patio this week, while overlooking the lake and Ouachita Mountains.

For stunning yellow, red, and orange foliage, come on to Hot Springs. We’ll steer you to fantastic drives and hikes for the best views.

Romantic Elopements in Hot Springs

September 11th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Many couples buck the trend

Arkansas elopement

Dana & Lee

of expensive gala weddings, and choose an intimate, beautiful and meaningful wedding at Lookout Point.

Lakeside wedding at Lookout Point, HOt springs Arkansas

William & Holly

Here’s a a few wedding photos from Mary Jane,

Elopement in Hot springs Arkansas

Bob & Lou Ellen

who has photographed several summer weddings at the inn this year. Congratulations to these beautiful couples! We are honored when couples choose to begin their married life at our bed & breakfast inn.

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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