This time of the year in the northern part of the United States and most of Canada, temperatures are dropping. By the first week of November, most residents of these areas have seen at least some snowfall and are digging out their winter clothing.
For the residents of these areas who are not ready to give up warmer temperatures, afternoons on the porch with a good book, the sun warming faces, and the carefree feelings of summer, we recommend taking a last minute getaway to a warmer climate. Hot Springs, Arkansas is clinging to the last bits of summer and invites visitors to take in all the city has to offer.
Get Your Heart Racing
Whether you choose to get your heart racing from thrills and excitement or cardiovascular exercise, you can find a place to do it in the Hot Springs area. For those who are young at heart or traveling with a family, Magic Springs Water and Theme Park offers plenty of ways to get your heart-pounding rides including roller coasters, water slides and family rides. For some adult excitement, visit Oaklawn Racing and Gaming for fun with Instant Racing, games of skill and more.
Experience Nature’s Glory
From exotic species to those local to the area, they can all be seen in Hot Springs. The National Park Aquarium offers the state’s largest fish and reptile exhibit for visitors to explore. For those seeking a more personal experience, the Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo offers thrilling opportunities to pet a live alligator, pet farm animals, and see animals from around the world. For visitors more interested in flora than fauna, Garvan Woodland Gardens offers beautiful and relaxing trails throughout the 210-acre peninsula on Lake Hamilton. Be sure to visit Hot Springs Mountain Tower to see the views from 1,256 feet above sea level.
Whether you are traveling alone, with your special someone, or with your family, a getaway can be a great time to learn something new. Hot Springs has plenty of opportunities to grow your brain power at the Mid-America Science Museum, Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum, Gangster Museum of America, and Mountain Valley Spring Water. You will be having so much fun exploring, you are likely to forget that you are learning something too.
Relax and Rejuvenate
Hot Springs isn’t just the name of the town. The natural hot springs have been drawing visitors from around the world for centuries. Every visitor to Hot Springs should visit the attraction that made the town famous. Locals recommend you plan to spend at least an hour to have the best experience in the 100 degree bath. After the bath, enjoy a sitz bath or steam cabinet, followed by a cool shower and possibly a Swedish massage.
Continue the Experience
However you choose to enjoy the Hot Springs area, and we recommend choosing at least a few of the activities, ensure you enjoy your getaway to the fullest by staying at one of the area’s Top Bed and Breakfast Inns.
This five-acre estate built more than a century ago offers visitors exquisite luxury in the form of antiques, walls and buildings from the past, groves of Magnolia trees, large flat-screen televisions, Jacuzzi tubs, and well-appointed suites. Choose from any of the inn’s 5 guest suites to find yourself transported far away from the stress of your daily life.
The innkeepers proudly serve a delicious homemade breakfast every morning. If your plans have you missing breakfast, just let the innkeepers know in advance. They will be happy to prepare a “Packed to Go Breakfast” so you don’t miss out on the delicacies served at the inn. For those who take advantage of the inn’s breakfast served hot in your private suite, in the historic dining room or on the porch overlooking a beautiful waterfall, they will be treated to freshly made bread, a fruit dish, an egg dish, and a sweet dish.
If guests work up an appetite during their thrilling or relaxing days in Hot Springs, the inn serves an afternoon snack at 4p.m. daily. The snack includes a savory item such as cheese and crackers, a sweet dish such as chocolate covered strawberries and complimentary beverages. Beverages include wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverages.
This twelve-guestroom and private-condo inn promises an unforgettable experience whether you are seeking a romantic and relaxing getaway or a basecamp for your heart-pounding adventure. Whirlpool tubs offer guests the opportunity to continue their spa rejuvenation or sooth sore muscles earned exploring the adventures of the area.
Guests won’t want to miss the delightful culinary treats, including dishes like raspberry stuffed French toast or bacon artichoke frittatas the innkeepers serve up every morning. As if the daily breakfast isn’t special enough, Wednesdays breakfasts are chocolate covered and begin with a strawberry sundae. Owner/Innkeeper Kristie Rosset even shares recipes and experiences in her contributions to the Eight Broads in the Kitchen blog and her cookbook Abundant Gratitude II. Other culinary delights are served as part of the inn’s private full service dinner, daily innkeepers reception, and light menu service.
Hot Springs Offers Every Experience.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing, adventurous, business, or any other experience, combining the attractions of Hot Springs with a stay in one of the area’s top bed and breakfast inns will be sure to deliver exactly what you are looking for. Contact either of these inns today to start planning or to make your reservations.