Tiffany's Bed & Breakfast
A Christmas Tree Farm in Bismarck, Arkansas 7 Dec 2013, 9:51 amEven though we are only 14 miles from Hot Springs, our hideaway is foreign to many locals. However, when we tell them we're not far from the Christmas tree farm, they know exactly where we are! McAlpine Christmas Tree Farm is just 8 miles from our bed and breakfast in Bismarck, AR.
In a picturesque setting at the foot of the Ouachita Mountains, you can choose your own Virginia Pine or Leyland Cypress tree. Leyland Cypress are known for not shedding their needles, and cause little if any allergy problems. You can cut your own (saws are provided), or McAlpine will cut it for you. They will then shake the tree, tie it and then load it in your vehicle. Wreaths and garlands are also available for purchase. McAlpine Christmas Tree Farm is open from Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Eve from daylight to dark.
Fordyce Bathhouse has reopened 1 Dec 2013, 1:49 pmAfter undergoing renovations for over a year, the Fordyce Bathhouse has reopened. The Fordyce has been Hot Springs National Park's visitor center and museum since 1989. Considered to be the best on Bathhouse Row, the Fordyce originally opened in 1915. In addition to the standard hydrotherapy treatments, it also offered a beauty shop, shoe shine stand, a music room, pool table, garden room and even a bowling alley - more services than any of the others.
Guests always ask us about "must see" things to do in Hot Springs National Park. Start at the Fordyce with the tour and a short film about the baths. After that, visit either the Buckstaff or Quapaw for an actual bath. Then have lunch at Superior Bathhouse Brewery & Distillery, and shop for National Park souvenirs at the Lamar or handmade gifts at the Hale Bathhouse. End your day by hiking the paths off the Grand Promenade behind Bathhouse Row - and if you're up to the challenge, hike up to the Hot Springs Mountain Tower for panoramic views of the area!
Make Ahead Thankgiving Breakfast Menu 23 Nov 2013, 6:09 amThe Thanksgiving dinner menu has been planned for days. The turkey is thawing in the fridge, pies have been baked, and the relatives have begun to arrive. Oh wait! You have to serve them BREAKFAST, too??!! You need advice from a breakfast expert, quick! Calm down...remember that bed and breakfast in Arkansas you stayed at this summer? Anyone who serves Breakfast at Tiffany's can surely help you with a breakfast menu:
Croissants a l'orange is a perfect make ahead breakfast recipe. Whip it up the night before, stick it in the oven in the morning, and your guests will be singing your praises.
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
mandarin orange sections
Garvan Woodland Gardens: A Romantic Getaway in Arkansas 16 Nov 2013, 9:55 amWhat better time than the holidays to plan a romantic getaway in Arkansas? Our "Unplug and Unwind" package is just what you need for this time of year. From November 23-December 31, 2013, relax for two nights in the room of your choice, rejuvenate with a spa basket with locally made soaps, refuel with breakfast at Tiffany's each morning, and rejoice with two tickets to Garvan Woodland Gardens 2013 Holiday Lights!
I don't know who counted, but the amazing lighted spectacular at Garvan has increased from 2 million to 4 MILLION LIGHTS this year! Displays range from serene natural settings to lively animated butterflies, Santa's house and Candy Cane Lane. A 50 foot tall Christmas tree lights up to syncopated music, and the life sized train engine calls everyone to climb aboard! Various concerts are scheduled throughout the Christmas season - some take place in the Gardens, and others will be in the magnificent Anthony Chapel.
Holiday Lights is a wildly popular event, so if you want to try to avoid huge crowds, Fridays or Sundays are best. If you must go on Saturday, plan to arrive early. Spend the afternoon enjoying the beautiful scenery, and then you'll be there when the lights are turned on! During Holiday Lights, the gardens are open from 12pm - 9pm, and the lights come on at 5pm. The gardens are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Eagle Tours Return to DeGray Lake 9 Nov 2013, 8:12 amNow that the weather is getting cooler and the leaves are dropping, the bald eagles are returning to DeGray Lake! Whether you're an avid bird watcher or just a novice, you won't want to miss the Eagle Tours during your stay at our Arkansas bed and breakfast. Tours are offered most Saturdays and Sundays during the winter months.
Your tour will be guided by a DeGray Lake State Park interpreter. You'll search the lake shore for bald eagles and other wintering birds. Bring binoculars if you have them, as the eagles are sometimes shy. On other days, they'll soar right over the boat giving you a "bird's eye" view! Dress warmly as it's usually colder on the water than on land. Tour reservations can be made the day prior at 501-865-5850, and admission is $9 for adults. For an intense weekend of eagle watching and celebration, plan to attend Eagles et Cetera on January 24-26, 2014!
New Gourmet Burger Bar in Hot Springs 2 Nov 2013, 9:26 amHot Springs is now home to Grindhouse, a gourmet burger bar! All burgers are a mix of Angus beef, brisket, chuck and rib eye, ground fresh in house. The buns are from a local bakery, and all their produce is purchased locally as well. Along with monster burgers, they are also known for their truffle fries - which we recommend you don't miss! If you're not a burger aficionado, there are other specialties on the menu, including vegetarian dishes,braised pork belly, and truffle bacon mac and cheese.
They profess to serve the "freshest, most sensational coffee in Hot Springs". However, some of our Hot Springs, Arkansas bed and breakfast guests who have tasted Bob's coffee may respectfully disagree. Grindhouse is located at the corner of Central Avenue and Bridge Street, home of the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade. They are open Tuesday - Sunday 11am - close. After dinner, the large speakers come alive with music and the restaurant transforms into a lively bar. New restaurants are always a welcome sight in Hot Springs, and from the reviews, Grindhouse will be around for a while!
Handmade Holiday Shop Now Open in the Hale Bathhouse 26 Oct 2013, 12:44 pmIn case you haven't been paying attention, Christmas is only two months away! While you're strolling down Historic Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park, take some time to pop into the Hale Bathhouse during the holidays. Local and regional artisans have turned the lobby into the Handmade Holiday Shop.
Handmade items for sale range from unique jewelry to ceramics, wood carvings, sculptures and so much more! Larkmartin and Co. soaps, which we use in our guest rooms and spa baskets are also for sale here. Be sure to plan for plenty of shopping time to see everything in the store. (The Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery is next door in case your significant other is not a shopper!)
The shop is open Wed. - Thurs. 10am-6pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-8pm, and Sundays 12pm-4pm. They will only be open through the holidays, so be sure to plan your shopping trip early!
Fall Flower Days at Garvan Woodland Gardens 12 Oct 2013, 10:27 am8000 mums are gracing Garvan Woodland Gardens with their beauty this fall. Every conceivable shape and color of chrysanthemum can be found during Fall Flower Days now through Nov. 22, 2013. In addition to mums, hundreds of other fall plants and foliage are showing us why Garvan has been ranked as one of the top five botanical gardens in the U.S.
Saturdays at 10a.m. you can join a trained docent who will lead you through the gardens and point out the peak bloomers at that time, some history of the gardens, and plants you can grow at home. So join us for Breakfast at Tiffany's, and then spend the day enjoying the beauty and splendor of one of Hot Springs' most treasured jewels.
Garvan Gardens is open daily from 9a.m. to 6p.m. Admission is $10 per adult. If you're looking for a romantic getaway in Arkansas, consider our "Unplug and Unwind" package. You'll enjoy two nights in the room of your choice, two tickets to Garvan Woodland Gardens, a spa basket, breakfast at Tiffany's each morning, and quiet time to rest, relax and recharge. You can book online or call us at 501-865-6060.
"The Fantasticks": now playing at The Five Star Dinner Theatre 6 Oct 2013, 8:57 am"Try to remember the kind of September...." who doesn't remember this lovely melody? But did you know it was from "The Fantasticks"? Broadway's longest running musical is playing at The Five Star Dinner Theatre in Hot Springs through October 26, 2013.
The Fantasticks tells the story of two young neighbors who fall in love in a plan cooked up by their fathers who are pretending to feud. When the children discover their fathers' deception, they break up and go off to experience the "real world". Disillusioned by what they find, they return to each other and their joyful fathers.
Tickets for dinner and show are $39.95 and show only is $24.95. Shows are every Friday and Saturday night, with dinner starting at 6:00pm and the show beginning at 7:00pm. If you're planning an October trip to our Hot Springs bed and breakfast, you should include The Five Star Dinner Theatre in your evening plans!
2013 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival opens and closes with big surprises! 29 Sep 2013, 2:30 pmThe 22nd annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will be held at the Arlington Hotel October 11-20, 2013. This year's festival has been called the "best ever lineup of documentary films in its history" by the Arkansas Times. The opening night film, "Good Ol' Freda" will be preceded by the annual Champagne and Popcorn Reception at 6p.m. Freda Kelly, The Beatles' longtime secretary and fan club manager and subject of the documentary, will be in attendance. For the first time in 50 years, Freda will be speaking publicly about her role in the lives and careers of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Jose Canseco: The Truth Hurts" will be shown during the closing reception which starts at 6:30pm. In between these bookends of the festival, attendees will find at least 100 documentaries, a variety of workshops, special guests, and receptions throughout the 10 day event. Tickets and passes can be purchased at the box office in the Arlington Hotel, or online.
Whether you're able to attend the entire festival, or just a few days, you'll want to make your Hot Springs area lodging accommodations now. We'll fill you up with Breakfast at Tiffany's each morning, and give you a peaceful room to relax in each night.