Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Unique Thing to Do in Little Rock Is a Luncheon Tour of P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm & Garden Home

A unique Thing to Do in Little Rock is to take a Luncheon Tour or attend a Workshop & Demonstration at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm Garden Home.  Its a short scenic drive from Rosemont Inn or Rosehaven Cottages giving you a glimpse of the beautiful Natural State on your way.

Spring tour dates run from the first weekend in April through June.  Guided tours of Moss Mountain's terrace gardens, one acre vegetable gardens, Poultryville, and Allen’s house are topped off by a gracious lunch, 
often presided over by Allen.  Each menu is prepared with seasonal food from his countless Cuisine of the South recipes.  Allen's cookbooks will probably be available in the Gift Shop and I strongly recommend taking one home.

One outstanding accolade came from the New York Times calling Moss Mountain a “stunning estate”.  Allen just refers to it as a classic American farm.  Classic – yes; ordinary – no.  Moss Mountain is one-of-a-kind and the same can be said for the gentleman farmer who presides over all.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Phantom of the Opera Is Coming to Little Rock, AR

Opening night for Phantom of the Opera is Wednesday, March 8, with performances running through Sunday, March 19.  The new, incredibly renovated Robinson Center will be the location and guests at Rosemont Inn & Cottages are just minutes away.  Uber will take guests and drop them off so there aren't even parking hassles.  What an event! 

Neighborhood restaurants that are within 5-7 minutes from Robinson Center will be serving dinner. Tell them you are headed to an 8:00 curtain and they will have you on your way in time. Afterwards, Capitol Bar is a great place for a night cap or late night snack.  Returning to Rosemont for a glass of wine on the porch or garden is also a great way to end a great evening.  So is a quiet end of evening in your private cottage.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Enhance Your Little Rock Lodging Experience

Start with a romantic downtown cottage or guest room, something with a Jacuzzi or Spa tub for two.  Perhaps with a fireplace since its still winter nights in Little Rock and cozying up together in front of the fire after a soak is priceless.

Consider adding one of the romantic packages that include candles, a bottle of wine or champagne and breakfast in bed, of course.

If it’s a pretty day, arrange in advance to have Breakfast in the Garden … a lovely, lazy, luxurious way to start the day.

Take a Day Tour of Allan Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm, just 20 minutes by car from the Cottages and Inn. Your day will include meandering through the spectacular gardens, meeting the pawed, clawed and hoofed animals that populate this classic farmstead, 

and touring Allan’s house hailed as a “stunning estate” by the New York times. A luscious luncheon is served made with recipes from Allan's many coffee-table style cookbooks. There is a very good chance that you will have a face-to-face 
 with the head farmer himself

Cap off your day with a romantic evening on the town.  We suggest starting with a glass (or two) of wine at Zin Wine Bar in the River Market. Then, experience one of Little Rock’s excellent restaurants like Cache, Copper Grill, Samantha's Brunos or Brave New.