This past weekend, we had the opportunity to make a quick getaway to celebrate our anniversary at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa right outside of Austin in Bastrop, Texas. This 405-acre resort–tucked away in the Texas woods east of Austin–is truly a gem, and we can’t say enough about it! It is easily accessible not only from Austin, but also from Central Texas, the Hill Country, and East Texas. Lost Pines is not to be missed! Not only great for anniversaries, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is the perfect Texas vacation destination for families, and we can’t wait to go back with our girls!
I, as you have probably realized, am a lazy river enthusiast. Translated: if a resort has a lazy river–particularly a well landscaped, lengthy lazy river in a natural setting–I am all about it. The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines did not disappoint! Their lazy river exceeded my expectations. Why? Imagine lush native Texas foliage, including thriving Texas sage bushes with their lavendar blooms amid turk’s cap and towering mature trees, where a 1,000 foot lazy river weaves around the resort with the perfect balance of sun and shade.
While floating, you’ll catch glimpses of the waterfall feature, the splash pad, the golf course, the waterslide, and the sandy beach. The are plenty of lounge chairs for everyone, and there are plenty in the shade. The poolside wait staff is always available, but never annoying.
The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines offers a more casual feel than some other luxury family resorts, and while there are lots of young families, there are quieter adult pools on site also.
I had the opportunity to experience an amazing 60-minute therapeutic deep tissue massage at the onsite Spa Django. While I’ve visited many spas, this was one of the most relaxing and detail-oriented massages I’ve had. From the eucalyptus-infused sauna to the vichy shower to the warm neck rolls and their full menu of spa services, the Spa Django is not to be missed. Just thinking about it again conjures up feelings of relaxation!
This celebratory anniversary fruit and cheese appetizer was a delicious surprise!
It is also worth noting that here are 9 restaurants and bars on property. McDade’s Emporium and Ice Cream Saloon in the main building offers light breakfast options such as bagels and muffins, and they brew Starbucks coffee while also offering gifts from local artisans such as chocolate covered pecans, natural body scrubs, and more.
Once dinnertime rolled around, the lazy river cleared out offering a quiet time of meandering around the resort. We then enjoyed a delicious casual dinner at Shellers after a relaxing day in the sun.
At times, Lost Pines is very reminiscent of days gone by with kids tossing footballs on the lawn, and families playing horseshoes, ping-pong and tetherball on a deck with the Colorado River peeking through the trees. At night, they set up a large screen outside on the grounds and play a family-friendly movie while families enjoy popcorn and s’mores on the campfire.
Walking to the pools and lazy river was a snap, and believe it or not, Lost Pines has bikes available, too! The bicycles are an unexpected element of fun, free to use at your convenience during your stay.
Did I mention that Lost Pines sits right next to the Colorado River? While you’re there, the recreational possibilities are endless. From kayaking, rafting, flyfishing, and ziplining, to horseback riding and hiking, there is truly something for everyone!
The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa will definitely be a favorite vacation spot for our family for years to come. Close to home, the natural beauty, combined with fun, relaxation, and loads of recreational and dining options is a perfect fit for our family.
Disclosure: We received a complimentary stay for purposes of this review. As always, all opinions are our own.