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Where to Mountain Bike in Hot Springs AR

November 9th, 2014 by Kristie Rosset

philbalchinflickrOne of the secret gems in Hot Springs is the mountain bike (and hiking) trails at Cedar Glades Park. There are 15 miles of premium trails, which were voted best trails in the state by the Arkansas Mountain Bike Racing Series.

The trails have an interesting mix of long descents and medium climbs. Another unique feature to these trails is their interconnecting nature, enabling cyclists to mix and match to get the distance wanted. Plus, the trails section through different views—from pine forest to glades to mature hardwood forest.

The trail surface is loose but not slippery, and the materials used (soil, rock, and a bit of sand) drain quickly to let cyclists ride without fear of mud, even if it rained that morning. Cedar Glades prides itself on trails that challenge, not frustrate. It makes for a fun trip for the each person!

If you want to experience even more of what the park has to offer, you can always explore the 432 acres of beautiful cedar forests, see streams from the observation deck, climb the 35-foot climbing wall, enjoy the three story tree house or disc golf course. You can take a loaded Lookout Point backpack to enjoy at the pavilions or scenic overlooks.

While you are in town enjoying all Cedar Glades Park has to offer, stay at Lookout Point. Our Hot Springs Bed & Breakfast is perfect for relaxing after a bike ride—luxurious linens, whirlpool tubs, wine at the Innkeeper’s Reception, and a gorgeous view of Lake Hamilton. You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

Lookout Point Featured For Mountain Views

December 4th, 2013 by Kristie Rosset

mountain view from guest roomAlthough we are pretty proud of our view of Lake Hamilton, it’s the Ouachita Mountains that got Lookout Point featured in an article on Huffington Post recently.

The article by BnBFinder.com founder Mary White highlights 7 bed & breakfasts with lovely mountain views. Along with our peaceful view of the mountains and the lake, the Inn is showcased for its gourmet breakfasts and calming labyrinth trail.

You can take advantage of the mountains surrounding the area for a hiking trip (and we’ll show you the best trails!) or a scenic afternoon drive. The natural landscape will never cease to amaze when you’re at Lookout Point.

With cooler weather settling into Hot Springs National Park, now is the perfect time to take advantage of our gorgeous views and hot coffee. You can reserve your stay online or call 501.525.6155 for more information.

USA Today Picks Lookout Point for Leaf Peeping!

October 6th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

Leaf peeping in Arkansas is a lovely experience.

Lookout Point offers great views

View fall foliage from your deck!

We’ve just started to see a few leaves turning, and usually peak season is the end of October or early November. Lookout Point has been privileged to receive great publicity lately, in USA Today and The Huffington Post.

In USA Today, “This 12-room lodging in the Ouachita Mountains overlooking Lake Hamilton offers leaf-peeping from private decks. Peak foliage may not be happening till late October or in November.

Lookout Point was named one of the top ten B&B’s (by The Huffington Post) for enjoying fall foliage from the comfort of your own porch at the inn. The blog from The Post states: “Indulge in deep relaxation at the Lookout Point Lakeside Inn which is surrounded by the Ouachita Mountains and overlooks placid Lake Hamilton. Enjoy your morning coffee and the foliage view from your private deck before taking a walk along the labyrinth waterfront trail.”

We are honored to be included in these prestigious publications! If possible, come to the inn and enjoy some beautiful fall foliage in Arkansas!

Better Homes & Gardens Blog Brags on Hot Springs

February 26th, 2012 by Kristie Rosset

The editor of Better Homes & Gardens Country Gardens magazine,

BHG Country Gardens editor James Baggett

James Baggett recently included Hot Springs, Garvan Gardens, and our inn in the  BHG blog.  It was our honor to welcome James to the inn!He’s been a magazine editor for 30 years, and he is full of life, and great ideas. Rarely one to sit still, when he had a few extra minutes James could be found in our gardens, deadheading flowers.

When James asked if he could re-pot our house plants, I was speechless! Within a week of his departure, our houseplants had all been lovingly tended.

Here’s James’ comments about our Hot Springs B&B:

But the highlight of my too-short visit had to be my impeccable accommodations at Lookout Point Lakeside Inn. Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains overlooking a serene bay of Lake Hamilton, the inn—built in 2003 in the Arts and Crafts architectural style—is surrounded by pretty manicured gardens and pathways and waterfalls that lead to the lake itself, where turtles gently paddle near the water’s edge. Innkeepers Ray and Kristie Rosset have created a labyrinth for guests to explore, above. (Remember, you get lost in a maze and find yourself in a labyrinth.) While I slowly followed the twists and turns of the labyrinth, hummingbirds were busy sipping nectar from the many flowering shrubs and perennials that line the paths that crisscross this idyllic getaway. Like I said, it’s especially comforting to reflect on just such an escape at precisely this time of year.

 

Thank you, James! We would love to welcome YOU to enjoy Hot Springs, Garvan Gardens,  our inn, and perhaps find yourself in our labyrinth.

Fall Colors Add Beauty to Arkansas

October 30th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

We chose  Arkansas for the site of our bed & breakfast inn, because it’s an extraordinarily beautiful state. Every autumn

Early Autumn on Lake Hamilton

I am awestruck by the sheer goodness of being here: perfect temperatures with low humidity, stunning views across the lake, and a riot of color.

Peak fall colors for our area are predicted for early to mid-November. Yet guests were still enjoying breakfast outdoors on the patio this week, while overlooking the lake and Ouachita Mountains.

For stunning yellow, red, and orange foliage, come on to Hot Springs. We’ll steer you to fantastic drives and hikes for the best views.

August Amazing Deal: Sunset Room

August 9th, 2011 by Kristie Rosset

The Sunset Room, a beautiful room on the second floor,

Lookout Point Sunset Room

Great view from the Sunset Room

is offered Sun-Thur nights in August for $70 off per night. This Queen Deluxe Room with a whirlpool tub for two, an all-season fireplace, and lovely sitting area, is not our least expensive room for the remainder of August. Of course, a gourmet breakfast and daily Innkeepers Reception is included in the rate.

Beautiful room

The room is perfect for a  quiet retreat, business trip, or romantic getaway to our Hot Springs B & B. Why the special, you wonder? The room does not have a deck, so we’re making this offer to you!

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!

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

Southern Living Magazine "Best of the South": Hot Springs and Lookout Point Lakeside Inn

December 20th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

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Photo selected for the Southern Living article

On Thursday we received a call from a guest, congratulating Lookout Point for selection in Southern Living Magazine’s “Best of the South”.  What a delightful phone call to receive!

The January, 2010 edition of Southern Living includes articles featuring the “Best of” from many states.  Southern Living named the Best Attraction in Arkansas–Hot Springs National Park.  And the place to stay:  Lookout Point!  Also included is McClard’s Bar-B-Q for lunch (yummy) and relaxing at the Quapaw Baths & Spas, with dinner at Rolando’s Nuevo Latino Restaurant.

We’re truly honored and humbled to be recognized by such a great magazine.  Check it out–get a copy of the new Southern Living.

Hot Springs, Arkansas Named Top U.S. Travel Destination!

December 10th, 2009 by Ray Rosset

Hot Springs, Arkansas Bath House RowOur delightful and beloved town, Hot Springs, Arkansas was named one of the TOP FIVE travel destinations in the United States in 2010 by Trip Advisor!  According to Trip Advisor, the top consumer generated travel review site in the world, Hot Springs ranked #3 in their top travel destination for 2010, just behind Seward, Alaska and Hyannis, Massachusetts.   Completing the list of the Top Five travel destinations are Chinle, Arizona and Waimea, Hawaii.

Although we’re obviously partial, we think Hot Springs is one of the most beautiful and friendly places on the earth.  At the inn, waking up to the calming lake views and the low lying Ouachitas Mountains, hearing the birds sing, and smelling the freshly ground coffee brewing starts the day perfectly.  Yes, we’re partial. And we are so grateful to live in this fantastic town!  It’s a pleasure to see Trip Advisor recognize this jewel of a city.

Kristie & Ray Rosset

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