Tuesday, September 4, 2012


The Woodlands Resort ~ The Woodlands, Texas

The Woodlands Resort is a family-friendly resort destination - perfect for a relaxing weekend away with family.  Tucked quietly away in Northwest Houston, everyone will love what it has to offer - championship golf, spa, and a fun pool experience.  

We stayed at the end of the summer and were pleasantly surprised at how much there was to do, yet how much relaxing we were able to fit in.
 Located in The Woodlands (just 30 minutes north of Houston), The Woodlands Resort has a beautiful backdrop to work with ~ gorgeous pine trees, lush greens, and unique waterways, you almost forget you are in Texas.

I had actually stayed at the resort for business in the past - and it is a beautiful facility for that - however, it was nice to see how much they offer for families too.
 Starting with their Forest Oasis Waterscape - sparkling blue pools, with tons of unique and fun amenities for every age group.  The building features a 30-foot, double-helix water slide that my kids played on for hours.
Kids played water basketball, teens had a fun game of water volleyball going and little ones enjoyed the splash pad and zero-entry pool area to play in.  You can always judge a pool by the amounts of shouts & squeals going on.  This pool was a symphony of fun from the moment we got there, til I had to drag my kids out to eat.
I also loved that there were different sections of the pool that allowed for a more relaxing & quiet atmosphere - if that is what you are looking for.  We ventured to the back pool where things were a bit quieter. I would have loved to have stayed on this side for awhile, but I am sure my kids would have destroyed the serene atmosphere.  Next time....

The Forest Oasis Waterscape also featured a few ping pong tables, tvs, and a cafe for snacks or a meal. During the summer, this is the place to be, as lots of fun is planned - outdoor movies, s'mores, and games for the family.
The Woodlands Resort has incredible food, as our family enjoyed their breakfast buffet each morning.  And we passed by this fun game room, featuring pool, foose ball, and shuffleboard.

As I mentioned previously, the resort features 2 championship golf courses, 21 tennis courts, and a relaxing spa - something for everyone!
We enjoyed our room - with a beautiful balcony overlooking the peaceful, serene area.  My kids?  They enjoyed the turndown service with chocolates on their pillows.  It's the little things like this that make the stay a special one.

The Woodlands Resort was close enough to venture down into Houston to visit some of the fun sites, such as SpaceCenter Houston, the Houston Zoo, and more.  It was a perfect location for a few days this past summer, so I can see how great it would be for a weekend get-a-way with the family!

Here are some other great places to visit in Houston:

Texas Travel Facts for The Woodlands Resort:
Location: 2301 North Millbend Drive, The Woodlands, Texas
Good to Know: Located 30 minutes from downtown Houston; lots of walking/bike riding trails
My family and I were invited to visit the resort and were provided our stay. I was not financially compensated for this post.  All opinions of The Woodlands Resort are strictly my own based on my experience.  


Malaysian Meanders said...

My cousin got married there, so we spent the night before driving back to Austin. My kids loved that wonderful pool and its slide.

maq203 said...

Woodlands looks absolutely beautiful! I especially love all of the water elements--very peaceful!

Nomadic Samuel said...

What a gorgeous looking resort! I think I'd have a hard time getting away from the pool :)