A month ago we go to go in a weekend family getaway to Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. Situated along the banks of the Colorado River on 405 acres of scenic terrain. It is about 25 miles outside of Austin. If you are nearby Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and even inside of Austin this location is perfect for you. This was the first time bringing the kids to the Capital of Texas and we enjoyed it so much. It is far enough from the Austin city limits that it completely makes you feel as you have escaped into your own vacation away from everyone and disconnect from it all.
The Secrets of Staying at Hyatt Lost Pines
We stayed for four entire days and only wish to do a longer stay next time we come, there is so much to explore. No matter how big or small your family is you’ll find something fun for all of you. The resort offers a lot of activities for kids and families. Not only do they have an adults only pool, but there is a lazy river that is open all the way to December, a Jacuzzi, a heating pool, water slide, and splash pads for the little ones. And countless of activities all throughout the day. We discovered visiting Hyatt Lost Pines in the fall is one of the best times to visit. There is less crowd, the weather is cool enough to last all day outside without breaking a sweat. I also learned by talking to a few other families while at the resort that late Spring is probably one of the best times to get an early start & beat the crowd and enjoy early summer activities like the lazy pool if you book your reservation early on.
Just in our first day we meet families who have been coming every year and making it a family tradition with their children. Couples who married at this Resort and have been coming for a baby moon and bringing their babies year after year. It is no surprise to us, it is beautiful out here. Amenities include SpaDjango, Wolfdancer Golf Club and Renegade Trailhead equestrian facility. I discovered some really fun things to plan when visiting here & I recommend the following for your next visit here.
Things to do for Kids at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
- Meeting the Lost Pines Mascots- Hyatt Lost Pines has animals all over the property. They have scheduled times in the morning almost every day for you to meet them. The kids can take pictures with them. You can even walk over to their pen during the day and see them. We were lucky to get a chance to have a one on one time with the Alpacas- Yogi and Boo Boo (Boo Boo even licked Ryan’s face, so glad I captured his reaction) We also got to meet their adorable ponies- Feathers and Patch, The Mustang Blackjack, The Longhorns T-bone and Ribeye.
- Tomahawk & Archery- Out of our entire stay this was by far the kid’s favorite activity. We spend our morning for an almost 1.5 hour doing Tomahawk and Archery for the first time. Reservations are required for this but it so worth doing it! You get a quick lesson from a professional who is there for any assistance that you may need. Although I have to say the kids turned into total professionals by the end of it. We had so much fun!
- Evening S’mores- The one thing the kids begged for every night after dinner starting at 7:30PM was s’mores by the fire. Every night the resort hosts a big bonfire and invites you to make your own s’mores. Since we went in mid November it felt good to put on a jacket & scarf and keep warm by the fire. There are two big firepit locations to choose from. The main is the most common to go to but there is also another by the Sheller’s Restaurant. I think each kids had about 4 double pack of s’mores each night.
- Additional Recommended Recreational Activities- Hiking & Nature Trails, Bike rides throughout the resort, tractor hayrides to explore the property, family friendly competitive sports outside the main lawn, arts and crafts under the trees. Other activities by reservation and an additional fee are horseback riding, night hikes, trap shooting, kayaking, zip-lining, air boats, & rafting trips.
The Food at Hyatt Lost Pines-
There are Eight Restaurants on the property and a wide selection of different types of food.
- The one my husband and kids went to every morning for breakfast was Firewheel Cafe. This is a buffet American style place with everything you can think of (on the weekends kids 3 and under eat free). If you have picky eaters you will find something here without a doubt. They have such modern family friendly set up.
- Another option for breakfast is the gift shop near the check in area, McDade’s Emporium and Ice cream. On our last morning we had these delicious breakfast sandwiches (very similar to Starbucks warm and ready to go) Not to mention you can order actual Starbucks drinks & they also have Blue Bell Ice Cream. Perfect stop to get you coffee and sweet fix.
- For Lunch our favorite recommended stop is Sheller’s Barrelhouse Bar. My family and I are obsessed with chips and queso and their queso is amazing! Quite possibly the best queso I ever had in my life. They have a big range of options. I was told their burgers are delicious so my kids did not hesitate and order that right away. One night we came back to the room exhausted and decided to order in. My husband picked up our order from Sheller’s and we ate in our room and stayed in for the night. Their classic chicken sandwich was so good, definitely the place to stop by first when arriving.
- Other Restaurants we did not try but heard great things about are Stories, a Signature Steakhouse. It is definitely more of an upscale fine dining place and perfect for parents for a dinner night away from kids.
- Other option to choose from Tiny’s Range House, Major Neighbors Grill (located in Wolfdancer Golf Club), and Old Buck’s Place.
Find Your Lost Pines Moment
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa offers so many fun activities for you and your kids that you will keep coming back every year for more memories. Whether you are exploring, hiking through nearby McKinney Roughs nature Park, swimming, kayaking the Colorado River, birding, or horseback riding, you are promised to enjoy yourself and find your #lostpinesmoment
*Thank you Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa for sponsoring this post.