Spring break in Texas is the perfect time for a getaway to the Hill country in Texas whether you want to climb the enchanted rock, visit wineries around the area or spend an afternoon at the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Spring is the best time for a road trip in Texas when the sides and medians of the highways are blooming with bluebonnets, paintbrushes, milkweeds and other wildflowers. Here are the 5 Best Luxury Resorts in the Texas Hill Country for a weekend Getaway trips with Family. These resorts are vacation destinations themselves with beautiful grounds, endless activities to keep the kids entertained and engaged, luxurious Spas and firepits to cozy up and enjoy a freshly made s’more or sundowners and watch the Texan sun go down slowly behind the rolling hills.
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Luxury Family Resorts in the Texas Hill Country that are perfect for a Weekend Trip
Hyatt Lost Pines Resort
Hyatt Lost Pines resort nestled between Austin and Bastrop in the Hillcountry adjacent to McKinney Roughs Nature Park, a 1,100 acre wilderness area. It is a beautiful resort that has perfected blending wilderness and luxury. The hotel featured comfortable rooms, luxurious amenities, and on-site recreation, activities, and entertainment that would keep the kiddos engaged. It rained a little while we were there but that didn’t stop us from exploring the green grounds on the bike or on foot. I loved that there were a hummingbird garden and a butterfly meadow. The Hyatt Lost Pines resort had a Rustic Lodge vibe with gorgeous grounds, a big lazy river pool, a championship-level golf course, and a Texas-sized Spa. They organize pony and horseback riding and river kayaking excursions both on our grounds and at the nature preserve, so you can enjoy exciting activities with the safety of trained and highly qualified guides. They even had archery and trap shooting, and at the end of the day, you can go stargazing or make s’ mores by the fire pits. This is one of our favorite Texas Hill Country resorts! You can see more details and photos from our visit here.
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa
Texas friendliness awaits you at the award-winning JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio. There is a Lazy river where you can let the stress of every day float away as you jump in a tube and ride around our 1,100-foot lazy river.
Plus water slides and rides that put the fun in full speed as you fly down five exciting water slides or brave the thrills of the 650-foot rapid river ride. Little ones will be feeling the fun as they cool off in their own mini water park, featuring toddler-size slides, fun fountains and shallow spots to crawl and splash. Adults can treat yourself to your own vacation as you escape the crowds and dip into a retreat of relaxation at the adult pool, complete with an infinity edge overlooking the Texas Hill Country and the beautiful rolling greens of TPC San Antonio or enjoy the Marriot Lantana Spa that dedicates itself to alleviating physical and spiritual illnesses.
La Cantera Resort & Spa
Westin’s La Cantera Resort in San Antonio is perfect to spend a few days swimming, lazing around by the pool, playing golf and enjoying the beautiful hill country sunsets. The property is majestically perched atop one of San Antonio’s highest points and drawing its inspiration in design and character from Texas’ legendary King Ranch, The La Cantera Hill Country Resort is a hilltop retreat that’s pure luxury wrapped in Hill Country charm. It is listed in the CondeNast Traveler Gold List of “The World’s Best Places to Stay.” The resort is fabulous and family friendly, it has 5 beautiful pool, one separate kid’s pool with a splash area for toddlers and two waterslides and a separate adult pool with a fancy poolside bar. All of the pool has cabanas you could rent and poolside service. They also have a cool kids club where the kids are engaged in doing various activities and having fun including s’mores by the fire-pits at dusk, where the staff provided the graham crackers and chocolate and marshmallows to roast by the open fire while you enjoy the Hill country sunsets over a glass of Texas wine.
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Four Seasons Hotel Austin offers spacious guest rooms with views of the city center or Lady Bird Lake. Several key attractions, including the Texas State Capitol, Zilker Park, and 6th Street entertainment district are located within two miles of the Four Seasons. The University of Texas at Austin is less than 10 minutes’ drive from this hotel. Facing Lady Bird Lake, this business-district hotel is a 5-minute walk from Congress Avenue shops, nightlife, and restaurants. The well-known 6th Street entertainment district is nearby. The Congress Avenue Bridge, home to the famous bat colony, is a 10-minute walk. Prime steaks and fresh seafood take top billing at TRIO, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Four Seasons Hotel Austin also features an outdoor saltwater pool, a day spa, and weekend s’more roasts by the lake. This Four Season resort makes for a perfect balance of city and outdoor adventures.
The Inn at Dos Brisas
Situated among the rolling meadows of the eastern foothills of Texas Hill Country, within a short drive from Houston or Austin, The Inn at Dos Brisas, makes for an idyllic getaway. What began as a ranch retreat the family purchased in 2000 has evolved into a Relais & Chateaux luxury inn, brimming with character and charm. This Luxury Ranch Resort houses the only Forbes five-star restaurant in Texas, where the cuisine is made from ingredients cultivated on their acres of organic farmland and orchards. The 313-acre resort of Dos Brisas is steeped in hospitality. Throughout the centuries, these grounds have hosted Union soldier prisoners, cotton farmers, horse trainers, and cattlemen. These days the ranch makes for a quiet escape complete with private pools and patios to take in the view or soak away stresses. The grounds are especially beautiful in Spring when the wildflowers are blooming. Opt for the Luxury package and the staff will make a picnic lunch for you to enjoy after perhaps some equestrian activities that are sure to please novices and full-fledged cowboys alike.
Photo by: The Inn at Dos Brisas
Do you like road trips? Check out these other road trip ideas from Dallas. If you know of other Luxury Family Resorts in the Texas Hill Country, let me know in the comments below.
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