Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, a luxurious Texas wilderness escape tucked between Austin and Bastrop, is often considered a go-to vacation spot for families looking to bond and make memories of a lifetime.
But the scenic 405-acre retreat, which underwent a $6 million soft-goods renovation in 2013, is a great go-to destination for grown-ups, too – as it’s home to plenty of activities that give couples, gal pals and traveling fellas the opportunity to feel like kids again or simply kick back and relax.
Tons To Do…
The list of recreation offerings and amenities is substantial, composed of a thoughtful blend of activities included in the daily resort fee as well as other fee-based activities. For grown-ups seeking a good-timin’ Central Texas getaway, here are five fab reasons to pick them.
Go Outside and Play: The great outdoors is a surefire way to get in touch with your inner child, and Hyatt Lost Pines offers endless ways to do that, among them: horseback riding; trap shooting; archery; wagon rides; meet-and-greets with longhorns, alpacas and more; kayaking and sunset raft floats; birding; hiking; stargazing; and nightly s’mores roasts.
Listen Up: In January 2014, the resort expanded its Live at Lost Pines music program to include shows most nights of the week, designed to supplement the longstanding Friday and Saturday evening performances in Shellers Barrelhouse Bar (complete schedule here). Weekday shows, which are held in the lobby or around the fire pit from 5 to 7 p.m., showcase singer/songwriters from the Austin and Bastrop areas, including Grammy greats and Texas favorites. Tunes vary, but the quality is consistently top notch with a blend of Texas and American sounds from blues and swing to jazz and traditional country – all of which can be enjoyed with a coffee or glass of wine in hand. Speaking of…
Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Hyatt Lost Pines is home to nine food and beverage options. Yum. Some must-taste and gotta-sip menu items include: the Moonshine Margarita in Shellers; a special dinner at Stories Fine Dining; the beef tenderloin pretzel slider twosome at Major Neighbors; and a made-to-order omelet or B.L.T.G. at Firewheel Cafe.
Say Yes and De-Stress: Spa Django is home to seasonal services and a lengthy list of timeless treatments, plus wonderful locker room amenities and relaxation lounges that make it easy to relax and just be. Top picks include the Heavenly Meltdown in February and Glow-Before-You-Go treatment in March, April and May. Also, be sure to inquire about the Love Lock Ritual offered at the spa – fun for couples and families alike.
Tame the Wolf: From March 8 to 23, individuals and families can take advantage of Wolfdancer Golf Club’s daily Spring Break Golf Camp, perfect for those who are new to the game or looking to up the ante on their skills. Beyond that, there’s a matchless two-for-$119 deal on rounds in February (based on availability), while a free cap, hat or visor with your $149 green fee in March.
There’s much more to be said, of course, but with it’s true that your vacation journey can begin with a single write-up (this one). One closing travel tip: If you are looking for a quieter stay with a vibe that is more adult-friendly, consider weekend or weekday stays while the kids are in school and weekday stays when school’s out for summer and holiday breaks. 512-308-1234 | www.lostpines.hyatt.com.