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First Ever 8th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patricks Day Parade!

February 23rd, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

That’s right! The First Ever 8th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in Hot Springs, Arkansas on March 17th. But don’t think that something so short isn’t worth your time. The Leprechauns will not take that lightly! The event is recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the top 20 events in the Southeast. In addition the Smithsonian has named #1 in the way of the most unusual celebrations of the holiday. Irish Central named it “the wackiest”. Now you know you want to be a part of it! Have a stay at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn and be there for this year’s round of recognition.

The festivities will last well into the evening with live music and a street dance starting at 7:30 to finish it off. Of course this will follow other events like the Blarney Stone Kissing contest at 4:30, and the parade itself lasts for and hour starting at 6:30. Get a good spot for viewing by making sure you arrive by 6:00 when the festivities kick off!

This year’s Grand Marshal will be none other than one John Corbett!

Grand Marshal of The World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade 2011

You know him from popular television shows such as Parenthood, Sex and the City and Northern Exposure. He will not only serve as Grand Marshal but also will provide the after-entertainment for the street dance by performing with his band!

The parade is held on Bridge Street in downtown Hot Springs. All 98ft of Bridge Street earned it the title of the World’s Shortest Street from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in the 1940′s. Sounds like a great location for a parade, right?! Over 30,000 people seem to think so. They flock to the site each year to celebrate the holiday.

Why not join them this year? Come and have a relaxing stay in one of these luxurious rooms at our bed and breakfast. We will make sure you are well rested and geared up for wearing green!

Warm up with Lookout Point’s Winter Splendor Package!

December 10th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

Snuggle up with your loved one and Lookout Point’s  Winter Splendor Package which includes a two night stay in a luxurious room of your choosing, a pair of Lookout Point pottery mugs (hot chocolate included!), a beautiful Christmas ornament to adorn your tree each holiday season and spectacular views of Hot Springs and Lake Hamilton. Admission to Garvan Woodland Gardens breathtaking “Lights on the Landscape” is also included until December 31st!

Lights on the Landscape!

Imagine this as your background for the seasonal family photo!

Absolutely Stunning!

Beautiful Lakeside Wedding, Hot Springs

November 19th, 2010 by Kristie Rosset

Sara and Michael exchanged vows on a beautiful autumn day, right at the waters edge of Lake Hamilton.

Michael & Sara

Lovely bride & groom

In Sara’s words, “Everything was just beautiful and perfect!  We had our very small wedding ceremony outside by the lake.  It was just absolutely gorgeous with the fall leaves on the trees…Kelley did a great job with the photography…”

It was an honor to officiate at the wedding of these very special and precious people!  If you are looking for a special place to get married, we would love to assist in making your day perfectly romantic and memorable.

Hot Springs Music Fesitival May 30-June 12

May 31st, 2010 by Ray Rosset

One-of-a-kind in concept and execution, the Hot Springs Music Festival brings together over 250 international musicians each June to our wonderful city of Hot Springs. Lookout Point Lakeside Inn delights in sponsoring the Music Festival, and whenever possible we try to catch a concert or rehearsal. Rehearsals are FREE!

The Festival, now in its fifteenth season, pairs world-class mentor musicians from major orchestras, chamber ensembles and conservatory faculties with especially talented pre-professional apprentices–all of whom receive full scholarship plus housing; the two groups play “side by side” in orchestral, chamber, solo recital, vocal, choral and chamber opera repertoire. For two weeks, these musicians form a unique community, presenting 20 concerts and over 250 open rehearsals for music lovers from across the globe.

We invite you to enjoy the amazing Hot Springs Music Festival! The extraordinary talent inhabiting Hot Springs during these two weeks takes my breath away. This is a time to feed the soul!

Bird Watching Paradise at Lookout Point

April 27th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Yesterday we welcomed an ornithologist to Lookout Point.  Within an hour of his arrival at the inn, David spotted :

  • Canada Goose
  • mallard
  • great blue heron
  • turkey vulture
  • mourning dove
  • chimney swift
  • bank swallow
  • barn swallow
  • purple martin
  • red-headed woodpecker
  • tufted titmouse
  • American robin
  • cedar waxwing
  • great crested flycatcher
  • blue jay
  • northern cardinal
  • red-winged blackbird
  • brown-headed cowbird
  • common grackle (these could go away!)
  • rose-breasted grosbeak
  • song sparrow
  • chipping sparrow
  • house finch
  • house sparrow
  • carolina wren

Many of the birds are now nesting on the property, including the mallards.  Watching the birds helps me to not take life too seriously.  Somehow, I feel lighter.  Thank you, David, for identifying some of our feathered friends.

Kristie

Lakeside Garden Wedding on Lake Hamilton

April 11th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

On March 29, 2010 Keith and Marla exchanged vows on the meditation labyrinth at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn.  With calm Lake Hamilton and the Ouachita Mountains as a backdrop, this happy couple began their married life.   It was a joy to officiate at their wedding!

Best wishes to Marla and Keith–two of the kindest and happiest people.  Thanks for gracing Lookout Point with your presence.

–Kristie

Easter Scenes from Lookout Point, Hot Springs

April 10th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Guests and staff of Lookout Point Lakeside Inn celebrated the Risen Christ at a sunrise service, held on the lakeside labyrinth at the inn.  The beautiful still morning harkened the good news, accompanied by a chorus of singing birds, ducks, and geese.

A gorgeous day on Lake Hamilton.

Muses Creativity Week Enjoys Tea at Lookout Point

April 3rd, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Lookout Point Lakeside In hosted the participants of the Muses Creativity Week for high tea and a labyrinth walk last Sunday.  While sipping on tea and savoring scones, the group delighted to the amazing music of Shana Norton, harpist from Austin, Texas.  This was a first for the inn–the soothing harp melodies wafting throughout.  Shana treated us to one of her own compositions, entitled “Spa Day” written after a day of relaxation at a Hot Springs bath house.   What a blissful moment!

The Muses, under the direction of talented Deleen Davidson, is a creative artistry project, blending fine art, classical music, and creative education.  The Spring Creativity Week embraced art, music, poetry, and dance.   How appropriate to end a dynamic and creative week with a walk on the labyrinth, offering a time of centering and peace.  Thank you, Muses!

Kristie

The Muses

Lookout Point featured in New York Examiner

April 2nd, 2010 by Ray Rosset

Lookout Point garden stairs

The inn’s gardens are bursting forth with beauty, and the New York Examiner blog agrees.  Check it out at Garden Variety at a Bed & Breakfast.  We’re delighted to be included in the article.

Sure Sign of Spring’s Arrival at Lookout Point Inn

March 27th, 2010 by Ray Rosset

For five years Ricky and Lucy have arrived by mid-March.  Last week we wondered, where are they?   These lovely mallards returned to their summer “home” in time to delight guests at the Innkeeper’s Reception on Friday.

Each year, these two become a bit more brave, although as you can tell from the photo Lucy still does not like to have photos taken.   This morning, they dined below the bird feed while guests enjoyed their breakfast.  Then off to the waterfalls & our pond for a swim and nap.

Ricky & Lucy aren’t talking about their trip, nor why they arrived more than a week late.  We’re left guessing.  And grateful for their appearance and the wonderful rhythm of life.

Kristie

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