But now, let’s get to the REALLY fun parts of the hotel!
The Pools, the “Ramblin River,” and Outdoor Lounging
We spent the vast majority of our time in the pools with our niece and nephew. The pools were huge, relaxing, and had plenty of free inner tubes to lazily float along the ramblin river endlessly.
This “beach” area was especially popular, and allowed for a shallow water area for kids to play and splash.
There was also a very large hot tub:
As well as a kiddie pool:
And an adults only pool, which I’m pretty sure was empty the entire time we were there. (P.S., the pool is Texas-shaped).
One of the favorites of my three-year-old niece? The waterslide!
There were plenty of outdoor lounge chairs, as well as cabanas available for a rental fee.
Evening S’mores and Outdoor Movies
Every night, the hotel hosted free evening s’mores at a huge fire pit. Everything about the s’mores was free (marshmallow, graham cracker, chocolate, etc.). Unlike, for instance, Disney resorts that let you roast the marshmallow for free but charge for the chocolate and graham crackers.
The staff on hand even removed the marshmallows from the sticks so that your hands didn’t have to get all sticky. Their technique was pretty amazing! They slide it off by pushing it between two graham crackers.
Then, on some evenings, there were outdoor movie showings (it appeared that these were mostly on the weekends. We were there in May, so I’m not sure if that changes as the season progresses.)
Other Miscellaneous Activities and Amenities
There was a good size playground for younger kiddos. My 3 year old niece was a fan of this place!
There were also free bicycles to use, both adult and children’s sizes. There was even a trunk full of helmets to use.
Also much appreciated were these free drinking water stations all around the grounds. Perfect for that hot Texas weather.
There was also a surfing / wave rider type thing, but it’s worth noting that this is an extra charge.
And, if volleyball is your thing, there was a beach volleyball setup on the resort grounds as well:
We also found a fun little arcade at the resort as well. Ken and my nephew spent some time playing arcade games and air hockey here!
I also thought these little “selfie spot” stickers were fun!
Food and Dining at Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa
We ate at the resort for about half of our meals. I found the meals to be relatively reasonbly priced, perhaps a bit over what you’d pay for breakfast at a normal (non hotel, non resort) restaurant. But definitely MUCH MUCH cheaper than, for example, my New York City $34 plate of spaghetti room service debacle, which Ken still never lets me live down. And, for instance, our $30 plate of pancakes at the Park Hyatt Moscow. So, you won’t go broke eating at the Hyatt Hill Country. Unfortunately I didn’t get many photos of the restaurants and meals, but I was pleased with all of them. My family especially like the sports bar, where my dad could watch hockey games and basketball games, my nephew tried his hand at billiards, and the music was loud enough that nobody noticed if my niece was being, ummm, boisterous.
There were also outdoor food (and drink, including alcoholic beverages) options, so you never had to venture far from the pool if you didn’t want to.
Other Miscellaneous Photos of the Hyatt Hill Country
And finally, here are a few miscellaneous photos from around the Hyatt Hill Country resort and spa that don’t necessarily fit into any of the above headers!
Overall, we had a really great time. I’d love to visit it again, or perhaps a similar property, the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines. I’ve also read a lot about they Hyatt Regency Lost Pines over at one of my favorite points-and-miles bloggers, Mommy Points!
Have you ever been to the Hyatt Hill Country? Or what about a resort similar to it? If so, let me know, I’m dying to try out some other places like it!