June brought many happy couples to the Williams House to celebrate their special day with us. Roland & Dianne enjoyed our porch, a perfect setting to capture their memories.
Racing season is over and Garvan Gardens is in full bloom. James Hayes, unique art creations Splash of Glass is sparkling throughout the 210-acre peninsula on the shores of Lake Hamilton through the end of September. Now is a great time to visit Hot Springs & the 1890 Williams House for a business retreat or weekend getaway.
Wedding bells were ringing for three couples this weekend who chose the Williams House for their celebration. Spring definitely arrived just in time for them to recite their vows out in the garden by the gazebo. All of our brides were radiant and love was in the air!
While visiting Hot Springs make sure you don’t forget to visit Garvan Gardens. With spring’s arrival the tulips are blooming! It’s spectacular this time of year and you will enjoy exploring the winding paths scattered with color through the woods along Lake Hamilton, bringing you joy around every turn. Bridges will take you over the trickle of waterfalls running thru the rocks, the huge coy pond, miniature train village, and the most spectacular Anthony Chapel are all to be enjoyed!
This is your last chance to see spectacular horses racing & gaming at Oaklawn Race Track!
Enjoy the beautiful infield experience with games, beer gardens, great food, & fun for the whole family!
Are you looking for a small Arkansas wedding venue?
Hot Springs is a wonderful location for a intimate Hot Springs Wedding. The Hot Springs Bed and Breakfast Inn is located near downtown Hot Springs, a scenic location with a variety of wedding packages. Two to Twenty-five guests with each event customized to your wishes. Let our wedding coordinator work with you to make your special day all you wish it to be. The coordinator will meet with as you make your reservation so that all of your details and requests are formalized. The coordinator will be on-site for your wedding so that all of your wedding dreams are put into reality. If you wish, the minister, photographer, bakery, florist and even a horse drawn carriage will all be coordinated through the Inn. On-site catering is convenient, or you may also choose to have a licensed caterer utilized Inn’s facilities for your Hot Springs Arkansas Wedding.
More than a decade ago, John Villani, author of The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, named Hot Springs one of the best small art towns in America. Hot Springs has maintained its prestigious ranking in Mr. Villani’s guidebook and now ranks in the top ten. In a recent article by USA Today, Villani stated, “This town inside a national park has a strong ethic of historic preservation, which can be seen in Victorian architecture. Artists, gallery owners and my entrepreneurs moved to Hot Springs to follow their dreams.” Villani specifically noted that the Hot Springs Music Festival is a “classic-music wonder.” Read the rest of this entry »
The year 2007 marked the 175th anniversary of Hot Springs National park. In 1832, President Andrew Jackson named Hot Springs the first Federal Reservation, predating Yellowstone National Park of forty years, making Hot Springs America’s first national park. In the early 1800s, the area was the destination of the Dunbar-Hunter Expedition commissioned by President Jefferson in 1804. Once discovered by white settlers, the town quickly gre up around the hot springs to provide services for health seekers, rich and poor.
While the cornerstone of Hot Springs National Park is the thermal waters that flow from the active hot springs, the park also touts 26 miles of hiking trails, scenic drives and vistas overlooking the Ouachita Mountains. Visitors to the park can tour the Fordyce Bathhouse now serving as the National Park’s visitors center and museum. The Fordyce, built in 1915, closed in 1962 when the thermal bathing industry began diminishing. The National Park renovated the abandoned bathhouse and re-opened it as a visitors center and museum in 1989.
1890 Williams House Inn, located in the the national park, is located just seven blocks from the Fordyce Bathhouse and historic Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs Arkansas. An elegant and comfortable lodging option in Hot Springs Arkansas, you will enjoy downtown Hot Springs with its local restaurants, boutique Read the rest of this entry »
Daffodil Days at Garvan Woodland Gardens – Hot Springs, AR
|February 21 – March 20, 2013|
|More than 200,000 brilliant gold, yellow, and orange daffodils brighten the trails during this peak time for the spring-flowering bulbs. Read the rest of this entry »|