Lake Hamilton - Hot Springs, AR
Updated: Aug 29, 2018
Our lake house on Lake Hamilton is not only a convenient weekend getaway, but a wonderful way for everyone to go "offline"and spend quality family-time together.
Whether it's a long summer weekend on the boat or a weeklong family reunion, our lake house has been such a blessing for our family. We can hop in the car with the kids and the dogs and be at the lake in an hour! And we strive to "disconnect" from the internet, social media, etc and "connect" as a family with time on the water, playing board games at the table, and just visiting. And the benefit of Hot Springs is that there are a host of restaurants and activities available whenever you want to a break from the water or cooking!
“We can hop in the car with the kids and the dogs and be at the lake in an hour!”
And no matter the season, Hot Springs provides the perfect weekend getaway. While hot summer days on the lake cannot be beat, we love our winters at the lake as well. Nothing is better than roasting hot dogs or marshmallows in the fire place on the deck on a cold winter night!
Our dear friends Wendy and Dr. Ray Parler are just the best. And whether its skiing, tubing or going to the horse track, they are a blast! Wendy and Shannon are twin-sisters of different mothers. And I have been privileged to know Ray since high school. They are the best travel companions, ready for the next adventure!
The Brandt Family are some of our closest friends. Barry and I have been best friends for over 20 years. And we have loved watching our kids grow up together!
We have been blessed to have the best neighbors on the planet in Michele and Steve Smart. They are always available for a helping hand and are a delight for dinner. Steve and I have solved many of life's problems over a few fingers of Scotch on the back deck. And we have loved watching both our kids and grandkids grow up on the lake!
WHERE TO EAT
Jose's - it's not a weekend at the lake without a stop at Jose's. The epitome of Tex-Mex food: the food and margaritas are bueno, and the service is mejor!
Bleu Monkey Grill - offering a menu of a variety of flavors plus excellent service, Bleu Monkey is the perfect restaurant for the family with diverse tastes.
Bubba's Brews - originally from Bonnerdale, Arkansas, Bubba's has expanded its footprint in Hot Springs with a location downtown on Central Avenue and a waterfront location right off Airport Road. Bubba's offers a broad menu of scratch-made pub staples along with small batch and limited release beers.
BubbaLu's - located downtown on Central Avenue, BubbaLu's hand-pressed burgers are a throwback to another generation and one of the best you will ever have.
Grateful Head Pizza Oven and Beer Garden - claiming to be the grooviest place to eat pizza and drink cold beer in Hot Springs, and we don't disagree!
Rocky's Corner - whether its a slice and a beer before the first race at Oaklawn or a couple of take-out pizza's, Rocky's remains some of the best Chicago-style pizza in Hot Springs.
WHAT TO DO
Lake Hamilton - Arkansas is blessed with many lake options, each with their own merits. We love our place on Lake Hamilton as we have immediate access to our boat and the lake; plus we have immediate access to all the offerings of the city of Hot Springs!
Hamilton Voodoo - June 2017
Hamilton Sunset - August 2017
Drone - Summer 2017
Misirlou - June 2017