Five Wonderful Winter Activities in Hot Springs, AR!

This little city of Hot Springs, and the surrounding area, never stops.  Each season offers spectacular activities, with winter no exception.  Wintertime is one of my favorite times in Arkansas, with the starkness of the trees, birdwatching, and exceptional hiking opportunities. Here’s a list of our top five winter experiences: Birdwatching.  A variety of birds … Read More

Hot Springs, Arkansas Colorful Past, Present and Future

Hot Springs is rife with an interesting history starting with the Native American inhabitants before the first Europeans arrived. The Native Americans referred to this area as Valley of the Vapors and they obviously understood the significance of the hot springs, befitting from the healing of the hot mineral waters. In the mid-1500s Spanish and … Read More

A Day at the Races :: Arkansas Derby 2016

Could another Arkansas Derby winner pull off a Triple Crown victory this year?  Last year’s spectacular American Pharoah captured the Arkansas Derby, and stole our hearts as he went on to win the prestigious Triple Crown. Watching him race was nothing short of breath taking! This year’s Racing Festival of the South begins April 13, … Read More

2015 Race Season Begins at Oaklawn in Hot Springs AR

It’s off to the races again on Jan. 9! The exciting horse race season is about to begin at Oaklawn Race Track, and we’re so excited for the very full calendar up ahead. The races happen every weekend from Jan. 9 until the Arkansas Derby on April 11, 2015. The Arkansas Derby is the final … Read More

Where to Discover Equine Art in Spa City

Robin, one of the Innkeepers at Lookout Point, is known by our guests for her thoughtful hospitality in the evenings. She always has a recommendation handy and a smile on her face. But before Robin was an Innkeeper, she was a professional artist. She had a gallery in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, and she exhibited her … Read More

Arkansas Derby April 12, 2014

For the entire week leading up to the Arkansas Derby, race fans are treated to exciting days during the Racing Festival of the South. With apple trees in blossom (hence the Apple Blossom Race on Friday, April 11), it’s a gorgeous site for fast tracks and beautiful horses. Winners of the Arkansas Derby move on … Read More

Oaklawn Is Off to the Races, Starting Jan. 10

The exciting annual Thoroughbred Racing Season begins at Oaklawn Racing Track this week. Starting Jan. 10 at 1pm, there will be races every weekend until April 12. Races meet from Thurs.-Sun., but there will also be races on Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day. Oaklawn is famous for the Arkansas Derby and the Racing … Read More

Great Gift Giving Idea for Your Holiday Shopping

With a shorter holiday shopping season this year, the time for holiday gift buying is now. If you’re like me, I have waited too long to come up with very many creative gift ideas. So, if you are searching for a great and memorable gift with no hassle, I suggest a gift certificate for a … Read More