This article has some great info about Hot Springs and mentions the Williams House as being the first Bed & Breakfast in Arkansas in 1981. Before that the Williams House was owned by Dr. Williams and Richard Wooten, the son in law of Dr. Williams. We have a great book in each of our rooms that tells the history of our house for our guests to explore.
Garvan Gardens has a great new summer showcase featuring artistic topiary of Mystic Creatures. I just went there this weekend and it was absolutely stunning. It’s a must-see for everyone who visits Hot Springs. Head over to the Garvan Gardens website to find out more about this incredible show!
Spring has finally arrived for us here at the 1890 Williams House and all of our flowers are starting to bloom. The purple wisteria, dogwood trees and tiny violets have made our yard come alive again! Come join us and enjoy relaxing while sitting on the veranda swing at the 1890 Williams House.
We have books for our guests to write reviews/comments on their stay and today the one left by a couple in our Williams Suite was especially touching and I thought worth sharing with everyone.
January 10-12, 2014……..
“Lynda……Well I thought this should be just a short note to express our appreciation for you and this house and the amazing staff but, after reading through this book, I thought, does she realize the magnitude of the impact that she has on the guests she receives? YOU have held the hands & hearts of patrons celebrating marriage by giving them the wedding that they wanted. Dried the tears of a couple trying to manage after the death of a their child. You provided peace for a couple studying for the Bar Exam, who knew that this was such a magical place run by the most brilliant woman of us all that adorn these pages. Life is happy, horrible, loving, giving & taking…. You provide what is needed where ever anyone is in the ups and downs of life. What an amazing life & huge responsibility you take on with each reservation. I thought that I was strong! Through this house, your example of this book….I realize I was married here & I came back to celebrate that marriage here, that’s a simple view I had when returning here. But, as I sit & listen to my husband sleep, I realize my Life started here….Thank you isn’t the most fitting word, however appreciation is all that is in my heart. So again I thank you. You were the one of three people that I invited to my wedding, two years later, I can understand fully the impact of that decision….Always in my heart…see you next year…..Truly Casey & Cody……
Please find time to come stay with us here at the 1890 Williams House….It’s definitely a very special place to share with everyone! I thoroughly enjoy meeting guests from all over! ……..Lynda D. Burpo, Owner
Oaklawn Race season is here, come see the ponies run!
The season begins on Friday January 10th. As a special offer to our patrons, we are offering a special rate of 20% off our standard rates for the first three weeks of January the 10th through the 25th.
PLUS, at the conclusion of each Saturday race Churchill’s Fine Cigars and Gifts is providing a Cigar 101 class that includes complimentary cigars and Arkansas wine. This event will take place at Churchill’s shop downtown on Malvern Avenue.
We look forward to having you stay with us!
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!