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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

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks & Fun in Hot Springs

August 24th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Labor Day Weekend, traditionally seen as the close to the summer season, finds lots of fun events in Hot Springs. Of course, water sports tops the list of a great way to relax and say farewell to summer.  If you’re planning to rent a boat, do so right away!

Friday evening check out Gallery Walk in the historic downtown. You’ll see gorgeous art in all prices, meet the artists, and sip a glass of wine. Fun!

Saturday morning our own “Capt. Ray” provides a 90-minute boat tour of Lake Hamilton for guests of our Hot Springs bed & breakfast. Hear the stories of the mansions, and history of the lake.

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton explode on Sunday evening. I love to hear the resounding echoes of the fireworks, bouncing around the lake, off the docks, and the mountains! The best fireworks viewing is from either J&S Italian Villa (reserve early!) or the Bell Riverboat fireworks cruise.

August Amazing Deal: Sunset Room

August 9th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

The Sunset Room, a beautiful room on the second floor,

Lookout Point Sunset Room

Great view from the Sunset Room

is offered Sun-Thur nights in August for $70 off per night. This Queen Deluxe Room with a whirlpool tub for two, an all-season fireplace, and lovely sitting area, is not our least expensive room for the remainder of August. Of course, a gourmet breakfast and daily Innkeepers Reception is included in the rate.

Beautiful room

The room is perfect for a  quiet retreat, business trip, or romantic getaway to our Hot Springs B & B. Why the special, you wonder? The room does not have a deck, so we’re making this offer to you!

A Little History Lesson on Our Beautiful Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas

July 28th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Of course everyone knows of Hot Springs, Arkansas as the “The Spa City”. Hot Springs is ripe with day spas and massage parlors. Bathhouse row, located in the historic district downtown, is one of the town’s biggest draws with the historical significance in and of itself. But what about the lakes? Here in Hot Springs, we know how to spend the summer!

First, a little history lesson…

Hot Springs is home to one of Arkansas’s aptly named “Diamond Lakes”.

And oh how they sparkle! Look!

In addition to being truly beautiful, the diamond lakes are also useful! Who knew?! Lake Hamilton, for example, was created by Arkansas Power & Light in 1932 with the vision of harnessing the natural power of running water to generate hydro-electricity. This would ensure the town could continue to support growth. With the installment of Carpenter dam a success, Lake Hamilton was born!
Lake Hamilton is over 7,000 acres of fun and not to mention some of the best fishing in the state. Residents and tourist alike get out on the water to cool off during the summer. At any given time, one would see jet skis, inner tubes, pontoon boats and skiers taking advantage of the spacious lake. Off of the main channel, you can find residents floating along in their canoes, paddle boats, and even simple inflatable rafts. Much of the lake is lined with condos, houses, and restaurants.
Visit Hot Springs!  Relax! Experience the beauty of Lake Hamilton for yourself!

Top 5 Ways to Stay Cool in Hot Springs

July 21st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

With the “heat bubble” hovering over most of the U.S., Hot Springs is a pretty good place to have fun and stay cool. Here’s our top five suggestions:

1. Rent a boat, and head to Blakely Dam. The water temp drops to about 48 degrees, creating at least a 10 degree drop in air temperature. Really refreshing on hot summer days. Plus the water is so clear you can see the fish swimming. Try Marineland for boat rentals.

2. The Gangster Museum of America. Spend time indoors at this fun and quirky museum, exploring the unique, checkered history of Hot Springs.

3. Star gaze from the lakeside hammocks of Lookout Point. With a cool beverage and a breeze off the lake, you’ll definitely feel cooler.

4. Crystal Falls Water Park.

Water fun at Crystal Falls

With a lazy river, wave pool, and lots more water fun, Crystal Falls is a cool way to spend the day. Get discounted admission tickets from the inn, and there is no waiting in line for tickets, too.

5. Explore Mid-America Science Museum. More than 100 hands-on exhibits delight by kids and adults of all ages.

Keep Cool!

Hot Springs Cool July Events

July 14th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

This weekend, July 15-17, you’ll find some pretty cool stuff happening in our lovely city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Not to mention that as I write this post, it’s raining and temp dropped 30 degrees. Sweet!

Here’s some fun stuff:

Tour Lake Hamilton

  • Captain Ray provides a 90-minute boat tour of Lake Hamilton for guests of our Hot Springs B&B. Tour departs at 10 AM, and returns to the inn by 11:30.
  • Antique Walk, this Friday July 15 from 4-8 pm in the historic downtown. Explore some unique antique shops, then dine at one of our fav restaurants. We suggest Rolando’s for delicious Nuevo Latino fare, or Central Park Fusion, both within easy walking distance of Antique Walk.
  • Moonlight Stroll/Full Moon Hike. Great opportunity for a guided night hike, led by a National Park Interpreter. Yes, Hot Springs National Park is right downtown. Meet at the summit of West Mountain.  Fun!
  • Miss Arkansas Pageant. See the crowning event on Saturday night at 7:30pm.

 

Fireworks over Lake Hamilton, July 4th

June 24th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

One of the coolest ways to celebrate a hot 4th of July weekend is on the water in Hot Springs. Enjoy TWO fantastic fireworks shows, one of July 2 and the next on July 4.

Fireworks on the lake

Although you will see some fireworks displays from your room at our Hot Springs bed and breakfast, we’ll make reservations for you to see the major fireworks shows.

The best places for enjoying the fireworks are from The Belle of Hot Springs fireworks cruise, OR J & S Italian Villa.  Reservations are a must!

As always, we gladly take care of all concierge needs for our guests.

Another Beautiful May wedding at Lookout Point!

June 18th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

David and Leilani Long recently got married in our lakeside gardens and were kind enough to send us a few of the absolutely beautiful pictures! A personal favorite of mine would be this one of their Converse high-tops! They were both so laid back and just fun to be around. This has to be the most adorable picture of Chuck Taylor’s I have seen to date. Congratulations guys! Weddings at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn are always a delight!

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