hyatthillcountry-7861One of our most relaxing staycations yet, took place at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa. Located by Sea World at 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr., the Hyatt Hill Country provides you with an oasis away from the city. Trees surround the 300-acre property, and sounds of soft, country music drift through the air. As I write this post, I’m sitting on the balcony overlooking the patio of the lobby as couples sit in rocking chairs holding hands and children run about the green grass. We spent our staycation at the Hyatt Regency indulging at the Antler’s Lodge, practicing yoga, relaxing in the hot tub and taking in the gorgeous views.

hyatthillcountry-7804Walking into our hotel room, Jacqueline and I were already aware of the uniqueness of the property. The lobby featured relaxing decor with a Texas flair. After a few staycations, you begin to make note of the staff and the staff at the Hyatt were beyond gracious and inviting. Our original dinner plans at the Antler’s Lodge were at 7:30 p.m., but luckily when we called ahead they were able to squeeze us in at 6 p.m.

hyatthillcountry-7831hyatthillcountry-7837Dinner at the Antler’s Lodge was divine. I love charcuterie plates and the one at Antler’s landed in the top three. With only house made or Texas sourced ingredients, the charcuterie plate featured bison pastrami, sausage, local honey comb, candied pecans, a medley of berries and fruit, mozzarella (with a blue cheese aging process), cheddar and a spicy red pepper jelly. We enjoyed the plate for an hour and then after every last pecan and berry were gone, we ordered our main courses which included a pork chop with red pepper jelly, scallops, sautéed spinach and bacon mac and cheese.


After dinner, we headed to the pool area for smores by the fire, an activity offered every night from 7 to 9 p.m. Other things to do at the resort include 27 holes of championship golf, a 5-arce water park including a lazy river, FlowRider Wave Machine and many more activities that you can find here. While we were walking around the ramblin’ river, we spotted an empty hot tub and jumped at the chance to allow our bodies to unwind under the stars. Ah, relaxation at it’s finest.


hyatthillcountry-7846Once we returned to the comfort of our hotel room, the in-room dining menu left on our beds called our name all night until Jacqueline and I decided to enjoy our staycation in bed once the sun rose. We enjoyed our in-room breakfast of waffles with strawberries and whipped creams, chilaquiles, coffee and orange juice on the patio.

After the coffee disappeared and our bags were neatly stacked in a corner, we walked out to enjoy the resort during daylight. We spotted people enjoying the wave stimulation machine and it looked amazing. Surfing without being at the beach? I guess this gives us the perfect reason to return!