Dallas Moms Blog received free services at the City Moms Blog Network Conference in exchange for this post, however all opinions are our own and 100% genuine!
Most Texans can easily name the most popular resort destinations around Texas. But you might be surprised to know that there’s a hidden family-friendly resort just down I-45 in Houston and it’s one you’ll never want to miss!
Tucked back into the treelines of The Woodlands is one of “America’s Most Family Friendly Resorts” as voted by Fox News. In just a few weeks, The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center will be putting the finishing touches on their $60 million renovation, complete with 184 brand new guest rooms and suites, a transformation of the resort’s existing 222 Fairway Pines guest rooms, and the addition of a 1,005-foot lazy river that winds through the resort’s surrounding forest area. If you’re not familiar with this destination, here’s what you need to know!
In mid-September, I participated in our network’s Sister Site Conference and was honored to stay that the resort for just over 4 days. While the resort looks clean, fresh, and modern like a brand new hotel, it’s obvious why this hotel has been around since the 1970’s. During my stay, I was extremely impressed with how friendly the resort’s staff was—from the valet to reception to the employees who provided support. The staff at The Woodlands Resort went above and beyond to make sure everyone was comfortable during the stay; including providing complementary transportation by golf cart on the resort grounds from the Waterscape rooms to the resort’s reception and dining areas.
I only wish I’d been able to enjoy our stay a little longer to have experienced more of The Woodlands Resort’s dining options. The resort currently offers 4 separate on-site restaurants with an additional upscale, American steakhouse–Robard’s-– recently opened in October to rave reviews. Guests who stay have the option of dining in the main Dining Room, at The Bistro for small bites and drinks, The Royal Mile Grille for lunch, or laying by the pool and snacking from the Cool Water Café (open seasonally).
Our dining mostly consisted of the resorts catering services, but they spared no expense! Breakfast included a variety of pancakes, eggs, meats, cereals, and freshly made pastries from their in-house bakery. Lunches were delicious pasta and potato salads, gourmet sandwiches, and an endless supply of sweets and snacks. Dinner was by far my favorite. Mixed green salads, stuffed rotisserie chicken, freshly steamed veggies, moist and delicious breads, and of course . . . dessert! If our event food (which was served in large quantities) was this fresh and appetizing, I can only imagine what the rest of the resort’s restaurants will provide.
After my weekend stay, I can definitely see a family vacation to The Woodlands Resort soon! With so much to do, and being so close to an amazing shopping district like Market Street, a trip to Houston would make a great weekend getaway for just me and my spouse or with my whole family!
If you’d like to look more into what The Woodlands Resort has to offer, here’s a few facts you’ll want to remember to help plan your vacation time. The Resort currently has:
- 36 holes of Championship Golf Courses
- 21 Court Tennis Facility
- Over 194 miles of jogging and biking trails
- Bike rentals
- 5 Swimming Pools with spas, waterfalls, and slides including a recreation pool, lagoon pool, toddler play pool, and Puffy’s Sprayground
- 1,005-foot lazy river
- Water Volleyball and Basketball
- Seasonal Poolside Entertainment (s’mores, movies, and bands)
- Full-service business center
- While the pools are open year round, know that they’re not heated, so the slides and lazy rivers are only open during their peak season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). Also, all of the resort’s facilities can only be used by guests. They do not offer day passes which is a plus! No insane crowds at this resort!
Looking to plan a family reunion or large birthday party? Keep The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center in mind! They have over 60,000 sq. feet of newly transformed event and meeting space with a 13,430 sq. foot Grand Ballroom and over 30 dedicated meeting rooms—most with windows to overlook the incredible views.
To find out more information about The Woodlands Resort or to schedule your next family vacation, visit their website, Like them on Facebook, and Follow them on Twitter. If you register your room through their website, take advantage of a special 15% discount on your stay when you use the PROMO CODE “citymom.”
(To redeem: Go to woodlandsresort.com –>Choose your dates –> Click Promo/Corp Code –> Click Discount button –>Type in Citymom)
We’ve partnered with The Woodlands Resort & City Moms Blog to bring one family a FREE weekend stay at this incredible destination!
One (1) winner will be selected to receive a two-night Bed & Breakfast package (“Prize”). The prize includes: Deluxe Accommodations for two for two nights. Full breakfast daily for 2 in The Woodlands Dining Room. Unlimited access to Sauna, Steam Room, Whirlpool, Fitness Center and the Forest Oasis Waterscape. Total ARV of all Prize is $500.
The giveaway will end on Wednesday, November 5th at 12:00am. Good Luck!
Disclosure: Dallas Moms Blog received free services at the City Moms Blog Network Conference in exchange for this post, however all opinions are our own and 100% genuine!