We are so fortunate to live in an area that is brimming with activities during the winter months. We don’t have much time between the end of the holidays and the beginning of fun and diverse activities in January in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
One of the most exhilarating events that we look forward to in the winter months is watching for bald eagles at the Inn. In addition, several state parks in the area have eagle watching tours including Lake Catherine, Lake Ouachita, DeGray Lake Resort and Pinnacle Mountain near Little Rock. It never gets old to see a bald eagle in flight. Check the state park websites for information on the tours.
Top 5 Winter Activities in Hot Springs, Arkansas:
- Bird Watching at the Inn includes watching flocks of many different species of birds on our feeders during the winter.
- Hiking during the winter is a great time to bundle up and head to one of the trails at the state parks, pack a picnic lunch and spend time in nature.
- Horse racing at Oaklawn starts Jan. 15 and continues every weekend until the middle of April. We are members of the Jockey Club and offer the opportunity for our guests
to experience the horse races indoors in the luxury and quiet of the Jockey Club. The photo to the right is of Abel Flores (recent guest) riding the beauty Tapiture at Churchill. Last year’s Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah won the Arkansas Derby!
- Mid-America Museum continues to receive accolades for the fabulous exhibits at the Museum. It is a great place to visit anytime but especially when it is cold during the winter months.
- Garvan Woodlands Gardens is also a fun place to visit year round. In February there are special events planned. Feb. 20 Nolen Buffalo will conduct several workshops titled “Do It Yourself” including beer making. Both events sound like fun.
If you are looking for a weekend getaway during the winter, we encourage you to come to Hot Springs and enjoy one or several of the activities that take place in January and February. Of course, the perfect pairing with the winter events includes a stay at the Inn. We have the fireplaces going; hot chocolate, tea and coffee brewing; a beautiful room with exquisite linens and comfortable beds waiting and plenty of time to grab a pair of binoculars and sit for a spell watching birds. Make reservations online or give us a call at 501.525.6155 and we’ll help you plan a winter retreat to remember.