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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!

Hot Springs & Lookout Point Lakeside Inn Featured

May 21st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Author C. J. Good recently published an online article featuring the area and our Hot Springs bed & breakfast inn. Thanks!

Relaxing at Lookout Point

Relaxing on Lake Hamilton

Winter is winding down, but we still have specials for you to share with your special someone!

January 21st, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

Although every stay will let you enjoy a scrumptious 3 course breakfast by the fire, we are excited to offer our guests two more extraordinary values!

Breakfast and a Fireplace

-January and February Specials here at the inn! Stay 3 nights, Sunday-Thursday and you get to go home with a set of our luxurious microfiber sheets! How completely splendid? The pampering from our bed & breakfast will follow you all the way home!

“And what does February have in store?” you may ask. We believe that February is for Lovers! During this month a 2 night stay, Sunday- Thursday, will get you complimentary sparkling wine along with a 1/2 dozen chocolate covered strawberries! We will even have them waiting in your room upon arrival.

Just give us a call here at the inn, we would be happy to make a reservation for you. You can book online quickly and painlessly through our website. Don’t forget to ask about our current specials!

Fall Colors Finally Arriving in Hot Springs

November 12th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

Finally!  Fall colors are bursting forth throughout our area!

Fall colors

Red leaves in Hot Springs

Autumn in Arkansas

Lake Hamilton, Arkansas in Autumn

It’s a beautiful season to visit Arkansas.

The hiking trails at Lake Catherine & Lake Ouachita state parks are spectacular right now.

Foggy Autumn Morning on Lake Hamilton

October 30th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

Fog shrouded Lake Hamilton throughout breakfast, then cleared to a brilliant blue sky day.  Just in time for “Captain” Ray’s boat tour of the lake.

Hot Springs, Arkansas autumn on the lake

Morning at Lookout Point

It’s a gorgeous time of year to visit Hot Springs.

Have a Happy Halloween, friends!

Time for Leaf Peeping in the Ouachita Mountains

October 10th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

Brilliant blue skies. Warm days, cool nights.  Early signs of fall colors.  These are just a few reasons for loving Arkansas in October & November.  The

Autumn in Arkansas

Early fall colors in Arkansas

official fall color website for Arkansas predicts the best time for leaf peeping is late October through early November.

Lookout Point’s Fall Colors package offers the perfect opportunity for autumn lovers. Enjoy a two night stay at our bed & breakfast inn, admission for two to the awesome Garvan Woodland Gardens, the 21-story Mountain Tower, a 90 minute pontoon boat ride with “Capt. Ray”, plus use of the Lookout Point canoe.

Come enjoy the sheer beauty and splendor of an Arkansas autumn in the Ouachita Mountains.  We’d love to see you!

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