One of our favorite resorts in the Austin area is the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. It’s far enough outside of the Austin city limits to make you feel as if you are escaping for a vacation with tons of fun activities to keep everyone in the family happy. We try to escape here at least once a year. Whether you are looking for where to stay near Austin or just looking to escape for a few days in the Texas Hill Country, this is the perfect resort for you. Here are 9 Fun Things to Do at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort.
I am such a fan of a staycation at a resort – especially when the resort has so much to offer kids & families. When you’re looking for where to stay near Austin, include the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa on your hotel list. Not only do they have an incredible pool, lazy river, and fun night time events for all ages, we recently discovered some other really great things to try next time you are there.
9 Fun Things to do for Kids at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa
1. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa: Arts & Crafts Under the Trees
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines has an incredible staff that plans fun activities for kids. From games on the lawn to scavenger hunts with family, these are fun events for all ages. When we first arrived and our room was not ready, we sat under the trees and made some wooden figures together. Even though it was July, the shade and wonderful breeze was very comfortable. Later in our stay, my kids “branded” leather necklaces.
2. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa: Water Park
Truth be told, my kids could spend all day at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines pool and be perfectly happy. If there wasn’t so many other cool things to do….. The pool is really more of a mini water park with a fun water slide, volleyball and basketball area, beach front entry, splash pad and more. We like to get there early to find a great canopy for shade.
3. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa: S’moresS’mores
Who doesn’t love a little sweet treat after dinner? Each night, the resort hosts a big bonfire and invite you to make your own s’mores . Make them just the way you like it and have as many as you want, they are as easy to make!
4. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa: Meet the Mini Mascots
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort has animals all over the property – including these adorable “mini-mascots.” They have an actual time to meet them with a handler, but at any time, walk over to their pen and see these gentle creatures. If you’re lucky, they will mosey on over to get a scratch behind the ear.
5. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa: Bike Rides
Available for guests to check out, we love the collection of bikes of every size and shape. We went for a leisurely ride one morning after breakfast. All the huge trees the resort has makes a wonderful shady area to ride in.
6. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa: Lazy River
Looking for where to stay near Austin and where you can escape the Texas heat? Grab a tube (there are plenty) and take a spin (or 2…. maybe 3) around the shady lazy river that winds around the pool of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort. It’s so peaceful and relaxing, this momma could spend her whole day here.
7. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa: Horse & Pony Rides
Trailhead Renegade at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resorts offers horse & pony rides as well as archery. My 5-year-old was invited to try a pony ride and was escorted by 2 lovely teens around the area on Bo. Afterwards, we could pet him and pose for pictures. As I mentioned, they have 35 horses that go out on several long horseback rides as well. I thought it was great that they had an option for the little kids too.
8. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa: Movie Under the Stars
On select nights, the activities staff inflate a big, portable screen to show movies on – they showed Monsters University, Brave, & Frozen while we were there. They serve free popcorn and bring out big towels to stretch out on while you watch the movie.
9. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa: Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
The horse-drawn wagon rides ended up being one of our favorite things we did. As they pull you around the property, a nice young man tells you all about these majestic horses, even showing you their horseshoes and answering any questions you may have. Afterward, pet the horses and pose for pictures.
9. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa: Meet the Horses
If you don’t have the opportunity to ride on the wagon, take a moment to walk or bike ride around the property to meet some of the animals. The longhorns, horses, and alpacas are friendly and would love to say hello. We met these 2 horses while we were on our bike ride. They were cozied up to the fences just begging to be loved on.
There are many other activities that we did not have a chance to try during the 3 days we were there such as birding, kayaking, rock wall & zip lining, archery, fly fishing, tennis, golf, tractor-drawn hay rides, painting your pony….the list goes on & on. There is truly something here for everyone. Most of the recreation activities are included in the resort fee ($25 per room per day). Some do have an additional fee.