Updated: May 18, 2021
Road trips from Dallas are all the rage in 2020. Everyone is looking for a safe getaway from Dallas that can be accessed via car. I have the perfect recommendation for a Dallas road trip idea that is both family friendly AND great for couples looking for a romantic weekend. For your next Dallas getaway, visit Hyatt Lost Pines which is located just outside Austin near Bastrop! Here are 10 reasons you need to visit Hyatt Lost Pines.
1.THE LAZY RIVER + WATERPARK
The "Crooked River" water park includes a 1,000 foot lazy river to float for hours and hours and a two story waterslide that is of course kid friendly. My favorite aspect about the gigantic water park - it was seriously so massive and there are multiple separate pools you could duck into. One of the pool even had its own beach! Which brings me to my next point....
2. THE ADULTS ONLY POOL
We don't have kids so the adults only pool was our favorite spot to spend the day. I think we shared the pool with 6 other people MAX. We really had the place to ourselves and it was magical. They also had some great cabanas you could rent.
3.The Pool drinks
Although you could walk up to the pool bar (they had plexiglass protecting you and the bartenders) we found a shady spot to chill and a fantastic server who brought frozen concoctions right to us in the pool!
We ordered the frozen margarita as well as the Miami Vice, both absolutely divine and couldn't be more refreshing on a 100 degree Texas day!
4. The Newly Updated Rooms
Our room was absolutely stunning and had been completely updated. We were in one of their junior suites, it had a separate living area, a dining room table, mini fridge and a full balcony. The king bedroom was able to be completely blacked out so we slept so well, until well past sunrise. With the extra space, I was able to get plenty of last minute work done so I could enjoy the weekend!
5. THE FOOD
We ate at all of the restaurants on property and each one was better than the next. We were obsessed with brunch at Firewheel cafe and the lunch at the pool restaurant, Old Buck's Place. I loved the fish tacos! They also had a great place to grab pizza at McDade's Emporioum as well as an adults only bar with lounge style seating at Scribes Club.
6. Spa + Golf
Ok let's talk spa + golf! Wolfdancer Golf Club was one of my favorite courses I've ever played. It's a stunning course which provided views at every turn. The Marshall, his name is Coach, couldn't have been more charming or helpful in getting us acclimated with the course layout.
The Spa Django offered so many additional amenities for spa goers. My husband and I enjoyed the couples massage and we both raved about it being one of our favorite massages of all time. I also felt totally comfortable getting a massage because both myself and the massage therapist wore a mask the entire time! Post massage we were able to enjoy a private spa pool (this was co-ed), but they also had separate men's and women's relaxation rooms, saunas and hot tub!
7. FREE S'MORES KITS NIGHTLY
The fire pits are lit daily at sunset and the team at Hyatt Lost Pines makes the cutest S'Mores kits for you to roast! This was such a fun surprise we thoroughly enjoyed!
8. Tomahawk & Archery
There were several outdoor hotel activities you could do if you've had enough fun at the pool. We participated in an archery lesson, as well as axe throwing. I'm always behind the camera but just know I was REALLY good at axe throwing, even if I don't have photo evidence 😂
9. The Animals
There are so many animal encounters available at Hyatt Lost Pines. You can enjoy horseback rides, pony rides for the little ones and there's even a small petting zoo! We were lucky enough to have an added bonus of a deer spotting on our way home.
10. So Many Great Road Trip Stops from Dallas #LostPinesRoadTrip
We made a couple of stops on the way down! First we stopped at the Inner Space Caverns in Georgetown! The inner space caverns were actually hidden for over 10,000 years and discovered in 1966. It's one of the best preserved caves in Texas and you can explore it on their adventure tour!
We also stopped at the cutest shop, Berdoll's Pecan Farm which was just about 10 minutes away from Hyatt Lost Pines. They had juicy Texas peaches and everything pecan you could think of! Plus lots of fudge and Texas knick knacks!