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Lookout Point Innkeepers Awarded "Innkeepers of the Year" by Bedandbreakfast.com!

October 7th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Innkeepers of the Year 2009-10

Innkeepers of the Year 2009-10

Wow!  What an honor to be named Innkeepers of the Year in the Best of  BedandBreakfast.com Annual Awards.  According to their press release “the Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards are based upon a qualitative and quantitative review of the nearly 100,000 independent reviews submitted to BedandBreakfast.com, the leading online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide.”

Excellent hospitality and comprehensive pampering are simply a way of life for us. We are humbled to be honored by our guests in this way, and so grateful.  Thank you!

Lookout Point on the Wheel of Fortune, TOMORROW, Sept. 30, 2009

September 29th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

You are invited to watch Wheel of Fortune tomorrow, September 30, to see a prize on the wheel from Lookout Point Lakeside Inn!  It will be exciting to hear Pat Sajak and Vanna White talk about the inn.  Certainly we hope a contestant wins the week long stay packed with great Hot Springs activities.  We hope you’ll watch Wheel of Fortune tomorrow, and provide some feedback on this blog or Facebook.

Frequently we hear,  “Wow!  How did you get on Wheel of Fortune?”  Bedandbreakfast.com is the exclusive contact for bed & breakfast prizes on the Wheel.  In April, we were contacted by Bedandbreakfast.com, asking if we were interested in providing a package for “Rooms With A View” week.  With an enthusiastic yes, we provided the details of a weeklong package, B-roll (video used for television), plus photos and descriptions of the inn.  During the summer, we learned that Lookout Point was selected.  The show was taped on August 6, and now the time is here.  Thanks for watching!

Kristie Rosset

Inn Supports Beauty & the Brush at Garvan Gardens Sept 13-15

September 4th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Come to Hot Springs to experience art in action, September 13-15!  See the creative process in action as top landscape and floral plein-air artists capture the beauty of Garvan Woodland Gardens.  Then enjoy the fruits of the artists’ talents on Thursday, september 17 for a special showing of work created during the painting event.

Garvan Gardens painter

Garvan Gardens painter

Lookout Point Lakeside Inn is proud to support Beauty and the Brush by hosting the talented artist Jacquelyn Kaucher.  Her bold and large paintings, using watercolors and acrylic, are a glorious feast for the eyes.  We look forward to meeting Jacquelyn, and seeing her art!

If you can visit Hot Springs during Beauty and the Brush, Sept 13-15, we’d love to welcome you to Lookout Point.  Ask for the September Special, and you’ll receive a complimentary dinner for two at the inn.

September Winner of Lookout Point Lakeside Inn’s Laid-off Getaway Giveaway Package Announced

September 3rd, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Need to relax?

Need to relax?

Lookout Point Lakeside  proudly announces the September winner of the monthly Laid-Off Getaway Giveaway package.  Tiffany and her husband, from Texas, won the two night package.  Her letter and story touched at our heartstrings, and we are honored to provide a place of relaxation and romance for them.

The Laid-Off Getaway Giveaway continues through the end of 2009, with one package given each month.  The package includes a two night stay for two persons at the inn on Sunday-Thursday nights, gourmet breakfast each morning, and the chance to spend wonderful time together as you are pampered by the staff of Lookout Point.

To qualify, you must be laid-off from employment, and provide the contact number of the employer in order to verify the layoff.  To apply, simply send an e-mail to Lookout Point Lakeside Inn innkeeper@lookoutpointinn.com, and include why you should be the winner of the Laid-Off package.

August Special at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn

August 13th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

It’s back to school season, and perhaps you’d like to sneak away for a couple of days before life gets too hectic.   We’re offering an August Special:  stay two nights anytime through the end of August.  You’ll receive one-half dozen chocolate covered strawberries in your room awaiting  your arrival, plus a chilled bottle of French Sparkling Wine (Risque by Toad Hollow) or a chilled bottle of sparkling juice. 

As an added bonus, the gardens are still lush and green.   From our Texas friends and guests, especially around the Austin area, we hear how dry and brown the earth is from the continuing drought.   That certainly isn’t the situation here on Lake Hamilton!  We’d love to see you, and hope you can get away for an end of summer trip.

Be sure to ask for the August Special.

Fishing is Great at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn!

July 25th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

One of mother nature’s unexpected “gifts” is a water fountain “pond” filled with brim.   I’m not a fisherperson, but it’s those lake fish with a blue spot on their sides.  There’s probably 100 brim in the pond, plus the 30 goldfish.  We are continually inviting guests to fish the brim, and release them the lake—-or take them home in their own cooler.  I’m not cooking the fish! 

Today our wonderful guest Raymond enjoyed some fishing in our pond, and caught 3 brim in a short amount of time.  Yeah!  The one goldfish snagged was happily released to swim with his friends. 

If you want some easy fishing, come on to Lookout Point.  Pull up a chair, sit in the shade, and fish away.  Sip on a glass of wine or beer, and RELAX.  

I haven’t figured out how to have a fishing tournament in our pond.  Any ideas? 

Kristie

Spot of Tea at Lookout Point

May 28th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Spot of TeaLookout Point celebrated another wonderful Spot of Tea event today.  We were joined grateful to host this event for a group of lovely ladies.  The ladies that participated in the tea we able to select from a variety of gorgeous teapots to have their tea served to them from.  The ladies sampled a variety of Portsmouth teas that can also be purchased at the inn.  Tea flavors included: Avalanche Rooibos, Earl Grey LeCreme, and New England Blue Berry.  The ladies were also served cranberry cinnamon scones, petite fours, cucumber finger sandwiches, and chicken apple tea sandwiches.  The ladies enjoyed pleasant conversation and a lovely tea afternoon.  Lookout Point looks celebrated our first tea in March and looks forward to many to come.  Thank you ladies for visiting Lookout Point and making this tea possible.

-Kyrie

Rainy Weather at Lookout Point

May 3rd, 2009 by Ray Rosset


 Rain rain go away.  Come back another day.  Even though the rain  was greatly needed to drown out the pollen in the air, it makes for icky days outside.  Even with all the rain, the spirit of our guests is not soggy.  Just this morning we had a couple interested in hiking in the rain.  We suggested they take a trip to Lake Catherine and hike to the beautiful waterfall.  Since we have had so much rain the past few days, the waterfall should be flowing and make for a great place to hike to.  Speaking of hiking, mentioned in an earlier Lookout Point blog, we introduced our newest package, the “waterfalls and picnic package.”  This package is a very adventerous one that leads to many of the great waterfalls in Arkansas.  Even though this package is intended for the sunny days of the season, it goes to show that even rainy days are great for waterfall exploring as well.  Call the inn (501-525-6155) to reserve your Waterfalls & Picnic Package!

-Kyrie

Lookout Point Offers New Dining Services

May 1st, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Lookout Point is proud to accommodate our guests in any way imaginable.  We currently serve a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning and wine, crackers, and dessert every afternoon at our innkeepers reception.  We are delighted to introduce our  new dining service available for guests from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m..  We offer guests soups, salads, and sandwiches.  Guests may choose from a chicken salad sandwich on a toasted croissant or a hot grilled ham and cheese sandwich on wheat bread.  We also offer white and red wine and our housemade brownie of the day.  Our staff sets up tables in the dining room or on the patio for our guests’ dining pleasure.

Kyrie

Innkeepers Continue to Learn at the PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers International) Conference

April 2nd, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Visiting the PAII trade show, Atlanta
Visiting the PAII trade show, Atlanta

Ray & I are attending a terrific innkeepers conference–the annual meeting of the best minds in the innkeeping industry at the Professional Association of Innkeepers International  Conference, held this year in Atlanta.  Oh my gosh, my head is spinning with the terrific, cutting edge ideas that I’ve learned, particulary in the technology field.   Hmmm…. link the blog with my Facebook page and Twitter, plus upload area videos on 40plus sites.  When I entered this beloved profession of innkeeping, I had NO CONCEPT of the need to become techno savvy!   Yet I’m learning, and will continue to learn.  While still seeking to serve great breakfasts and the finest in care and hospitality to our wonderful guests. 

A very fun aspect of the PAII conference is the trade show.  Peter Deneen (0ur potter), featured in the photo, has created some great new colors of mugs that we ordered.  What other trade show can you tweak your online presence, order vacuum cleaners, taste waffles, and touch wonderful high thread count sheets?    Of course, when we attend these exciting conferences, we return to Lookout Point Lakeside Inn with about 50 action plans to implement.  We learn so much from fellow innkeepers.  Yet we also learn lots of tips and ideas from our guests.  If you have creative ideas for your favorite :) innkeepers, we’d love to see your comments. 
We look forward to our return to the inn on Saturday, and especially give thanks to our wonderful staff (especially Tricia, Warren, & Susan) for taking great care of the inn and guests in our absence.
Kristie
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