We went on the BEST little family getaway earlier this month to Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa. We went with two other families who both have little girls around the same age as Adeline. We were a bit skeptical about how relaxing the weekend would be with three one year olds, but were very pleasantly surprised how well everything went!
We stayed Thursday-Sunday and received great customer service during our entire stay. Our room wasn’t quite ready, so the they stored our luggage for us while we enjoyed the resort. Marcus and I had visited the resort back in December for my birthday and had a few minor issues with our room. Because of that, they upgraded us to a suite this go around, and it was such a treat!This was so nice to have with Adeline, as we were able to let her sleep in the living area instead of in our bedroom. We stayed in the River Legend suite on the first floor. Our patio walked right out onto a great green space – perfect for our bubble machine one evening!Pro tip – I recommend self parking, as the lot is right around the corner from the unloading area. It’ll save you a little bit of money!
I must have said 10 times throughout the weekend how beautiful the grounds were. Maybe it was because of the time of year (early May), but everything was SO green! There are gorgeous old trees throughout the property and flowers around every corner.
Great for Kids
The resort is very family friendly, and I really feel like we didn’t even scratch the surface on what all they had to offer. This would be a wonderful place to come for a family with children all different ages, because there really is something for everybody. They have different animals living onsite, and one morning they had their alpacas in the lobby to pet and take pictures with. This was Adeline’s first chance to pet an animal other than a dog. She wasn’t too sure about it!Our favorite amenity would have to be the pool. It was massive and had plenty of space (and loungers) for all the guests. Our little girls loved the lazy river, the beach area (complete with sand) and the splash pad. I really appreciated that the lazy river had tubes specifically for the little ones with bottoms in them. They also have a slide for bigger kids and a full service bar and grill.They also had a playground for the younger kids and yard games like cornhole, ladder golf, horseshoes, tetherball, etc. for older kids. You had the option to rent bikes (which is included in your resort fee) to cruise around the property.
Adult Friendly Too!
Our husbands played a round of golf (which actually turned into 9 holes on two different days due to weather) and loved the course. Here’s the feedback I received from the boys: the greens were well kept, the golf carts were high tech and the pizza at Major Neighbors Grill was on point. Big surprise – no pictures were taken!Us girls were able to sneak away for a day of relaxation at their onsite Spa Django one morning, and it was such a treat! We were offered champagne upon arrival, which we gladly accepted. We spent time in the outdoor, but private hot tub (pictured above) and steam room. They also have a sauna. We each had a massage, and everyone’s review was very positive. After our services we lounged at the adult only outdoor pool with mimosas (also included). I also really appreciated that they had complimentary sunscreen for your time at the outdoor pool, as most people wouldn’t plan to bring it to the spa.
Pro tip – Get to the spa early and/or plan to stay awhile after your massage. We did both! The spa has so much to offer, and it is all included in the price of your service. I also like to take advantage of the showers and get ready for the afternoon/evening at the spa. Just be sure to bring clean clothes and any special toiletries you need (For example: detangler and wet brush for me). Most typical toiletries are provided.
Plenty of Dining Options
Marcus and I did the Bed and Breakfast package, which worked well for us. It is $35 more per night (which is added to your room rate) and accounts for two adult breakfasts each morning at their Firewheel Cafe (up to $60). Based on the prices at the cafe, two adults could easily spend close to $35 once drinks and tax is included. (Ex: The buffet was $22.50 on its own). Our strategy was to eat big breakfasts each morning (Marcus LOVES breakfast) and just snack throughout the day until dinnertime. It might not work for everyone, but this was good for our little family!There are multiple dining options on site, including a steak house that is by reservation only. They have s’mores by the fire pit every night, which is appreciated by kids of *all* ages.
Pro tip – The rooms have refrigerators, so bring some food for the room!
I have to give another shoutout to Hyatt’s customer service. I put my leftovers down in the lobby one morning after breakfast, and they were picked up by a staffer. When I asked if about them, I was told they were thrown away but was given the opportunity to pick out a few items from their quick service coffee shop/deli as an apology. I really was not expecting anything to be done and was really impressed with this level of customer service.
One of my favorite things we did this trip was a babysitting swap. We had three families and were staying three nights so each night we had one couple on babysitting duty. This allowed the other two couples to go out on a double date! There were some logistics involved with the rooms and where the girls would be put down, but I really feel this is what made our weekend feel like it was a little more of a vacation for us parents.
On the two nights we weren’t babysitting, we actually went into Austin for dinner. It was only about a 30-minute drive to the city from the resort.
One night we went to Grizzeldas which was higher-end Tex Mex. It had a really fun vibe inside, and the food was amazing! I had the fish tacos and Marcus had the beef tacos. We couldn’t decide which we liked better. The salsa was also really solid, which is the real test in my opinion in how good a Mexican food restaurant is. Great churros, too (pictured below). Can you tell I liked it? Highly recommend.The other evening we were craving sushi and decided on Fukumoto. Their menu was mostly small plates, rolls and unique skewers, so we had fun getting to try lots of different items. We even stopped afterward at a gelato place called Gemelli right around the corner. Another fun date night!
Verdict – We Loved It!
Overall, this trip was just the kind of family vacation we were looking for. Close to home (only about two hours from Cypress), perfect for the babies and also allowed us to sneak away for some adult time at the spa and golf course without leaving the property. I would absolutely recommend this resort for families traveling with friends or extended family members. It has an undeniable Texas charm, there are so many things to do for all ages, and I think it’s a great place to make memories with your loved ones. We will definitely be back!
Here are some of my favorites from our little photo shoot with the girls. Their outfits are from Modern Tot Co. and are on sale!