A Little Slice of Heaven in the Hill Country
Born and raised in Texas I have traveled to just about every corner of this great state and I have to tell you the Texas Hill Country is without a doubt one of my favorite areas on the map. Living in the DFW Metroplex can feel a little “busy” at times so when it comes time to planning a relaxing vacation, the hill country is always at the top of my list.
The Texas Hill Country spans across many ideallic towns and courthouse squares but my recent visit to Boerne, Texas and the 220 acre Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort and Spa
has now clinched my heart as a Texas Hill Country favorite.
|La Cascada|Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort and Spa
is tucked away treasure worth finding in Boerne, Tx. On a recent weekend my best friend and I hit the road for an all girls road-trip getaway to visit this beautiful resort in hopes of finding some much needed relaxation and of course a little bit of fun. This was approved by my two lovely teenage boys who told me they were just as excited to have a stay-cation at home without mom. Wait!?What!? Well, we all have to stop and relax at times and this was our weekend to step away from the "mom" life where the car is always running for taxi duty and the dishes always need to be washed.
Oh, don't worry. Mimi and Papa had supervision duty so I came home to a house fully intact!
Just the beautiful scenery alone as you make your way down the winding country road to Tapatio Springs will get you excited about your stay. We arrived on a rainy afternoon and thought that might put a damper on our weekend. However, after checking into our room and sitting on our private balcony for just a little while, the rain lifted and we began to plan just how we would spend our weekend. From the friendly staff and our handy map we were given at check-in, we knew there were two amazing pools to explore (with poolside games), the Spa (always a girls favorite), Golf, dining at La Cascada, shopping in Boerne and more.
We decided not
to plan our weekend too much which worked out really well for us. It was glorious just to relax and enjoy the resort at our own leisure. Over the course of the weekend, we visited the town of Boerne, relaxed in the pool and hot tub, watched the deer and ducks, ate s'mores around the fire pit, dined at La Cascada and so much more.
Needless to say I was like a pouting baby when the weekend came to an end and my bags had to be packed to head back home. If only I could stay one more day I thought to myself but real life mom duty awaited. At least we were headed home all refreshed and re-charged and that is exactly what we were seeking here and successfully found at Tapatio Springs.
If you're looking for a fun family vacation , a romantic getaway or even a fine dining experience (foodies welcome), you will find it all at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort and Spa!
Are you excited to plan your visit yet?
What Can You Expect at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort and Spa?
Here are some of the highlights from our weekend.......
1. Getting There
As I mentioned, I live in the DFW Metroplex where I am surrounded by miles and miles of buildings and highways. Sometimes it’s nice just to get out of the city and experience the beautiful landscape of rolling hills and trees. The Texas Hill country has not shortage of beauty. From the wildlife to that small town feeling, you will get excited just making your journey to Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort and Spa.
|Entering Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort and Spa|
2. Outstanding Resort Staff
By far, the staff at Tapatio Springs is the best I have experienced at any resort. From the moment we arrived, the staff welcomed us and made us feel like we were old friends. When we checked in, we were greeted and given information about the resort and where we could find everything. Sometimes it can be confusing visiting a large property but not only were we given a map, we were personally escorted and shown points of interest like the pools and spa. It didn't stop there either. Our entire stay we were treated like they really appreciated us and any time we had a question, they were extremely friendly and helpful. For me, the staff can make or break a vacation destination and this was quality service at its best.
3. Room Accomodations
From Hill Country guest rooms to spacious King Suites and Specialty Suites, Tapatio Springs has you covered. Our guest room was spacious and comfortable and the bed was AHHH-mazing! The rooms are nicely adorned in a way I can only describe as "country elegant". The bathrooms are nice and spacious too. Our guest room had a shower/tub combo with vanity area that was separated from an adjacent area with two additional well-lit vanities. We really liked how we could both utilize this space comfortably at the same time without being crowded. You know how important a girls hair and make-up space is!! Another great feature to our room was the private balcony . Sitting on our balcony overlooking the lush green golf course just added another slice of heaven to our stay.
4. Fine Dining at La Cascada Table and Bar
Executive Chef Michael Collins has brought Texas cuisine to a top level and made Tapatio Springs a fine dining destination. La Cascada Table and Bar is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as happy hour. Friday and Saturday evenings you can enjoy outdoor dining and live music. We ate at La Cascada for dinner both nights during our stay and it was a top notch dining experience each time. The wait staff was friendly as well as fun to talk to. They really know how to take care of business and when our food arrived, we were in heaven. Not only was it delicious but it was almost a work of art on a plate! I highly recommend the Fried Green Tomatoes for an appetizer and the Pineapple Upside Down Cake for dessert! DELICIOUS!!
5. Pool and Spa
Tapatio Springs has two amazing pools. We spent a lot of time poolside and enjoyed every minute of it! Our favorite was the smaller pool as it was more geared for adults and featured a picturesque waterfall. The larger pool is great for families with children who can enjoy the waterslide and splash are with mini-fountains. There are plenty of activities poolside in this area as well. Here you can play cornhole, order a drink from the outdoor bar and even make a sweet smores treat on the outdoor fire pit. While we didn't get a chance to visit the spa personally, you can book an appointment for a day of pampering if you like. I will definitely be visiting the spa on our next visit!6.
Outdoor Fire Pits
Sit out under the stars and enjoy a delightful treat of smores. Our favorite fire pit was right on the golf course where we could look out over the beautiful greens and see the hill country all around us. Kicking back in an adornack chair and looking up at the night sky full of stars just does something to the soul. Ahhh.....I am relaxed now just thinking about it.7. Golf!
You don't need to be a golfer to appreciate Tapatio Springs but if you are then you will be in heaven! This 18-hole championship course has been rated a "Top Ten Course" by the Dallas Morning News and it is no wonder why. It is absolutely a sight to see. We didn't personally golf but we spoke to many families who came just so dad could play golf while they enjoyed the rest of the resort.
The golf course is invaded at night. No, I'm not kidding! I woke up around 2am one morning during our stay and stepped out onto the balcony. When I looked over the edge of the golf course I could see a slow moving parade of - well I really didn't know what of at first but as I came out of my slumber I could see that they were deer. Not just one or ten or twenty deer but a group of deer that numbered easily into the hundreds. I was in awe as I watched them for a good twenty minutes as they slowly trekked across the course for as far as I could see. They walked with such ease that it was a beautiful thing to witness. I guess you can tell I'm a city girl, huh?Savings Tip:
Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort and Spa makes this a frugal family destination with special deals and savings promoted regularly on their Facebook Page. Head over to the Tapatio Springs Resort and Spa Facebook Page
for their current promotions and to book your stay!* Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort and Spa provided complimentary accommodations. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.