Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr in Hot Springs

Once again, we celebrate the birthday of one of our country’s great leaders, with the holiday on January 16. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. worked tirelessly in his short life for the equality of all people, and he endeavored to complete his mission nonviolently.  I believe if Dr. King were still with us, he’d encourage … Read More

We’re Off to the Races Starting January 13 in Hot Springs

There’s usually a lull after the holidays when all the lights are put away, the gifts exchanged and we’re contemplating-but-not-following a New Year’s diet. Not in Hot Springs! We’re gearing up for the exciting live thoroughbred racing season starting Jan. 13 at Oaklawn Racing & Gaming. Racing season runs 3-5 days each week and culminates April 15 with the … Read More

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

Celebrate Christmas With Live Theater in Arkansas

With the Inn decked out for the holidays, we are definitely getting into the Christmas spirit! One of our favorite things about this time of year is taking time to enjoy holiday performances with friends and family. For the next few weeks, there are two plays guaranteed to remind you of the spirit of the holiday, … Read More

Latte, Cappucino, Poetry and Lit in Historic Hot Springs

We are so very fortunate to have Kollective Coffee+Tea in Historic Downtown Hot Springs. First of all, the coffee and tea is superb and includes batch, manual and nitro cold brew coffees; espresso; latte; cappuccino, flat white, mocha, caramel latte, cortado and a large selection of loose-leaf tea. Second of all, Kollective sponsors Wednesday Night … Read More

Grand 25th Anniversary, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Film goers will be celebrating in high style as celebrities descend upon Hot Springs October 7-16!  Join Louis Gossett Jr, Beau Bridges, Barry Bostwick, Ed Asner for amazing documentaries and festivities.  Seriously! The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) is the oldest non-fiction festival in North America and an Academy-qualifying festival in the category of … Read More

Magic & Music: September Festivals in Hot Springs

 One of the most popular and fun activities in Hot Springs is visiting the Maxwell Blade Theater of Magic. This is not your average magic show; the performances are fascinating from beginning to the end, performed in an intimate venue. In addition, each year Hot Springs hosts a magic festival. This year the Maxwell Blade … Read More

Your Guide to the Garland County Fair in Hot Springs AR

Some of my favorite memories of my childhood involve spending time at the county fair. We would eat funnel cakes and corn dogs, watch the Demolition Derby, and ride the ferris wheel. Each year, the Garland County Fair rolls into town just in time for fall to be kicking into gear. Enjoy all the rides … Read More