Texas college visits for my oldest daughter brought me to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin, what I found there was a beautiful and relaxing resort with lots of options for families, especially those with special needs. It’s Texas luxury – beyond comfortable with every amenity, enveloped in a warm, inviting vibe that really makes you feel welcome. No matter how long you stay, you’ll want more.
Located on 405 acres of natural beauty along the Colorado River, it’s just 13 miles from Austin–Bergstrom Airport, and a world away from the everyday. With golf, hiking trails, river boating, horse-back trail rides, pony rides, rock climbing, zip-lining, seasonal family events, an incredible pool and water park, and spa, it’s safe to say there’s something for everyone in the family.
Family-Friendly Things to Do at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
The first thing kids always ask is if there’s a pool. There’s actually a water park! The Crooked River Water Park consists of several pool areas, including whirlpools, a sandy zero-entry beach, a waterslide, and a long lazy river that runs between it all. Handicap lifts are available at every pool. Beach chairs surround the pools in full sun, there are tree-shaded spots and a covered cabana. The poolside restaurant is convenient and yummy. You really could spend the day here – we did!
Sitting alongside the Colorado River and against the 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park, there are endless opportunities to enjoy nature, with horse-back trail riding, hiking, birding, rock wall climbing, zip-lines, geochaching and river excursions. Lost Pines offers guided hikes and tours, or you can explore on your own.
Named in 2013 by Golf Magazine as one of the “Best Public Golf Courses in Texas,” the Lost Pines golf course also just added the distinction of being named a U.S. Kids Golf Family Course. It’s a nice way to introduce your children to the game, or get out for a round while your kids are at Camp Hyatt. They offer lessons for all levels of experience.
Of Course, There’s a Beautiful Spa
Django, the full-service spa, has it’s own private pool and lounge area that are so relaxing, you’re guaranteed to be fully charged when you rejoin your family. There’s even a youth spa for treatments for the younger set.
Taking great pride in providing activities that bring families together, a variety of family events are planned on weekends and during the summer months, including family movie night under the stars. S’mores around the fire are available nightly and provide a fun way to wrap up a day full of adventures. With Austin being the Live Music Capitol of the World, live music can be enjoyed by all in the lobby nightly.
Family bonding is great, but time with your spouse or some alone time is a necessary part of recharging your batteries. Your kids will have a blast in the group activities at Camp Hyatt Lost Pines, and you will have your time to unwind and come back a better you.
Flat and wide paved paths, doors with no thresholds, entryways with no stairs, and a lift at every pool, the Hyatt Lost Pines is super-accessible. The property is vast, golf carts are available to take you where you need to go if you need a lift. Of course ADA rooms are available with roll-in showers. The quiet surroundings are wonderful for those with sensory issues – or just moms like me that enjoy the quiet sounds of nature.
My stay at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines honestly exceeded my expectations. I knew it would be a nice resort, but what I found was a resort with a special version of relaxed luxury, featuring many options for families of all ages and needs. Definitely it’s a place that I plan on visiting again. (If you go to Hyatt and book this hotel, Traveling Mom will receive a referral fee.)
575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, Texas, USA, 78612
Tel: +1 512 308 1234
Fax: +1 512 308 4800
Here’s a video of the pool area: