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A Dog’s Perspective of Hot Springs Dog-Friendly B&B

April 27th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

When we turn onto Central Avenue in Hot Springs, I can’t help but sit up in my seat to watch the buildings pass. We are here twice a year, so I know exactly where we are going. As the wind blows past the windows, I see Lake Hamilton in the distance. Just thinking about the all the grass and flowers waiting for me makes me SING. Really loudly.

The other dogs I see just don’t understand. They must not be going to Lookout Point.

 When we round the curve to park in front of the inn, I am anxious to get out the door. As soon as I am inside the room, I want to eat all the treats waiting for me, but my master insists I look at the note written for me first. “Dear Lany,” it says, “enjoy a pawfect stay.” I ignore all the stuff written in the middle because there is a hammock outside calling my name.

pet friendly Arkansas b&b

Whew, naptime!

It really is the perfect spot for a nap, even if I have to share it. Sometimes I like to go for a swim.

dog friendly Hot Springs hotel

Alert on the labyrinth

Splashing around in the water makes my masters laugh. They don’t get upset if I get them wet because we each have our own beach towels, but I like to sit in the labyrinth and let the sun warm me up.

I play for as long as I can, running on the path in the garden and by the waterfall. I make sure to keep an eye on all the birds that like to eat from the feeders at the top of the hill. One of my favorite things about staying here is exploring the garden. There are always flowers to sniff and grass to sit on.

I know we just left Lookout Point, but I am ready to go back right now.

Lany, (a beautiful vizsla and frequent guest at Lookout Point)

If you would like to bring your dog to stay at our dog-friendly Hot Springs B&B, call us at 501.525.6155 and make a reservation today. Dogs are welcome in the 4 first-floor guest rooms. 


Bird Watching in Arkansas

November 6th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

I believe one of the best bird watching places on the globe is right here in Hot Springs. One of the most effective ways to still your thoughts and slow down is to sit for a while and simply enjoy watching birds. Observing these fascinating creatures, especially in fall and winter, and paying attention to their life patterns recharges our battery, clears our mind and rekindles our soul.

With the holidays fast approaching what a wonderful way to calm our fast pace and enjoy the beautiful scenery by watching our fine feathered friends. At Lookout Point Inn we are seeing extraordinary birds on our feeders including finches, cardinals, tufted titmice, blue jays, woodpeckers and chickadees – to name a few.

We’d love to have you visit the inn and spend some time with our lovely array of Arkansas birds. Call for reservations @ 501.525.6155.

Beautiful Gardens Full of LIfe in Hot Springs

October 28th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Thanks to our recent guest, Melanie, we have incredible new photos from our gardens, and we just have to share them with you!

With a little patience and a watchful eye, you will be treated to the wonder of ever changing beauty in the gardens of our inn. We would love to welcome you to Lookout Point!

USA Today Picks Lookout Point for Leaf Peeping!

October 6th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Leaf peeping in Arkansas is a lovely experience.

Lookout Point offers great views

View fall foliage from your deck!

We’ve just started to see a few leaves turning, and usually peak season is the end of October or early November. Lookout Point has been privileged to receive great publicity lately, in USA Today and The Huffington Post.

In USA Today, “This 12-room lodging in the Ouachita Mountains overlooking Lake Hamilton offers leaf-peeping from private decks. Peak foliage may not be happening till late October or in November.

Lookout Point was named one of the top ten B&B’s (by The Huffington Post) for enjoying fall foliage from the comfort of your own porch at the inn. The blog from The Post states: “Indulge in deep relaxation at the Lookout Point Lakeside Inn which is surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains and overlooks placid Lake Hamilton. Enjoy your morning coffee and the foliage view from your private deck before taking a walk along the labyrinth waterfront trail.”

We are honored to be included in these prestigious publications! If possible, come to the inn and enjoy some beautiful fall foliage in Arkansas!

Much Motorcycle Mania in Hot Springs

August 5th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Our city once again hosts the Hot Springs Rally Sept. 6-9 for a multitude of motorcycle enthusiasts. Not only is the rally a roaring good time

Hot Springs Rally

for bikers to ride the trails through the beautiful scenic mountain curves, but the Schedule of Events also offers entertainment all weekend from concerts to a parade to antique motorcycles in the park.

Two concerts this year feature Mustang Sally on Friday night, Sept. 7, and Foreigners on Saturday, Sept. 8. The festive parade starts on Friday evening and concludes with the Mustang Sally concert at the Convention Center.

If you’re tired just reading about the motorcycle rally and weekend full of events, consider escaping each evening by staying with us at Lookout Point Inn on Lake Hamilton to refresh your body and spirit. The inn is the perfect place to continue your conversations from the day, rest and take a break from all the motorcycle excitement.

Guests can soak in our wonderful whirlpool tubs and get a great night’s sleep in our luxurious beds. The view and sunset on the lake, which is visible from each of our rooms, is both relaxing and inspiring. We also have an added convenience for our motorcycle guests with covered parking. Did I mention the breakfasts are a gourmet delight – a perfect way to start the day!

For more information on the inn, please contact us at www.LookoutPointInn.com or on the rally, contact www.thehotspringsrally.com.

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!


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