Lately, I find myself as a parent of young kids constantly thinking of activities and ways to entertain them. We really enjoy traveling, but don’t always want the hassle of dealing with air travel, so we decided to do a road trip to Hyatt Lost Pines outside of Bastrop, TX.
The resort is about a 2.5 hour drive from central Houston. That is do-able with twins in the car, and best scheduled during their nap or with entertainment. Once you turn into the resort road, you drive up and down small hills for about two miles until you reach the front lobby. There are beautiful lost pines trees surrounding the secluded road that immediately puts takes you away from the busy city life. Almost as if you’re in a Texas hideaway.
My husband dropped us off in the front, so I could check in and cart in our luggage. We decided to self-park because it was free, and someone was kind enough take him back to the front on a golf cart.
I checked in online, but asked if there were any upgrade availability upon arrival. They had specials for suites, but I decided to just go with the free upgrade to the ground floor with patio. We arrived to our room which was very bright and comfortable. I liked that the bathroom had a stand up shower and a tub for the kids. I’ve stayed at hotels with no tub, and that can be challenging with young kids.
I was very happy with the room, and location in general. It was in between the lobby/pool area and the animal field.
There are lots of walkways to explore around the resort, and also down towards the river for more of a nature walk. My favorite way of getting around the resort quickly was by bike. I grabbed a bike to get to the spa, tennis court, and back to the pool area. All the amenities are available for use and included in the resort fee.http://alwaysonvacay.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/img_0269.mov
The kids had lots of fun playing with their friend and making memories.
We loved the pony rides for kids. It was so fun to see them in their helmets and taking a walk out on the trail. They were scared at first, but very brave.
I wish there were more activities available for the weekend we went. When I saw the activities for other weekends, I was disappointed that we wouldn’t get to participate. I could see it being a lot more fun in the summer when the water is warm enough to swim in. I think the weekend we went just didn’t have as high an occupancy they were hoping for.
Activities that we did included- basketball, tennis, pony rides, spa, hot tub, biking, playground. If you want to do s’mores, make sure to pick up w kit from the lobby. We made the mistake of walking down there without knowing to pick one up.
Overall, the resort itself was nice and had a lovely Texas theme. We look forward to coming back in the summer.