This past weekend our fam had the awesome opportunity to have a staycation at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center with the Tanner family. Although we live in Houston we are still a good ways from the Woodlands and really only make it out that way every so often.
With the resort being a little over an hour away from our home it was the perfect getaway for Father’s Day Weekend. We left Saturday afternoon, the girls napped in the car, it was a quick drive and when we got there we checked in and settled into our rooms. We were immediately impressed with the staff at the resort, they were all so friendly and anticipated our needs before we did. The kids were most excited that they actually got their OWN room that adjoined to ours. They just thought that was the coolest thing ever!
Once we were situated Michelle and I headed off the to spa for a wait for it……ONE HOUR MASSAGE! Yep, you read that correctly, we had a whole hour to relax and get pampered. It was AMAZING! My masseuse was amazing and it was literally the best massage I have ever had. I mean I have only had a handful but this one was by far the best!
After our glorious time away we headed back to find our families at the Forest Oasis Waterscape at the resort. Although it was Father’s Day weekend our husbands were such troopers and let us go get pampered while they chased a total of 6 kids through a splash pad and kiddie pool. Talk about keepers!
I cannot even tell you how much fun the kids had. The Forest Oasis Waterscape was absolutely perfect for our family. Having an 8-year-old and 2 toddlers it is sometimes hard to find a place that will entertain all ages but not here. They had a giant pool with volleyball, basketball and even a giant slide then to the side of the large pool was a splash pad and 1ft kiddie pool that was perfect for our toddlers. Our kids had a blast!
We spent another hour or so at the pool we headed on in to get ready for dinner at the main dining hall at the resort. On Saturday nights the resort offers a family style buffet that was a perfect set up for our families. They offered a fajita and nacho bar, sliders, a salad bar, a beautiful desert table and much more. Although we came in with a large group full of kids the staff was absolutely wonderful and made sure we were well taken care of.
After dinner we headed back outside to the Forest Oasis area to enjoy some of the evening activities they had planned. Another amazing thing about the resort is all of the fun and creative water free activities they have planned throughout the weekend. The activity we looked forward to the most was making s’mores and this little one sure did love hers!
We had hoped to stay for the dive in moving that evening but with pooped out kids and parents we figured it was time to head in for a great nights sleep. Once we got back to our room we were excited to find a giant cookie cake, milk for the kids and even a little something for the adults waiting for us. This resort really does think of everything, what a treat!
The next morning, Father’s Day, we were up bright and early (hello, we have toddlers) and headed to breakfast. We enjoyed a great time together celebrating the dad’s and how wonderful they are. After breakfast we spent a few more hours pool side before packing up and heading back to reality.
If you live in the Houston area or are even just passing through I highly recommend visiting The Woodlands Resort. Our families had the most amazing time and I promise you we will be back. We may even have to go back a few more times. One thing is for sure we will be going back on an adults only trip where we can enjoy a little more relaxing adult style because we were worn out!
But seriously it really was the perfect family weekend and we could not be more grateful for our time away!