$75 Million Renovation Transforms Family-Fun Destination
The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center’s all-encompassing $75-million plus expansion and renovation, completed at the end of 2014, is transforming the already-acclaimed Resort into a premier family-fun destination in the Houston region. The 20-month renovation and expansion re-imagined virtually every aspect of the property, including a new wing of guest rooms and suites, a new lazy river winding 1,005 feet, and a new 156‐seat high-end steak house restaurant and lounge —Robard’s — adjacent to the 18th hole with a private wine vault and outdoor patio.
The Resort is located just 30 minutes north of downtown Houston and set among 350 wooded acres, making it the Resort of choice for families throughout Texas looking for a nearby respite from the traditional urban experience. The all new guest rooms feature contemporary Texas-style architecture that makes use of stone, steel and wood elements, as well as large windows and modern art designs – most with views of the property’s lakes, dazzling pools and tree-lined fairways.
A Water World Awaits
One of the major new attractions that is sure to be a big hit this summer at The Woodlands Resort is the new 1,005-foot lazy river that winds its way through the acclaimed Houston area Resort’s Forest Oasis Waterscape™. As riders enter the river, they are greeted with a mosaic by Houston artist Denise Liebl celebrating the beauty of native wildlife in The Woodlands. Guests may also stop during their trip along the lazy river to get out and enjoy a refreshing ride down the Resort’s new plunge slide, landing in the lazy lagoon pool.
Just around the corner from the lazy river, more fun is to be found in the rest of the Forest Oasis Waterscape™ — ranked as one of the best pools in the nation —boasting a lagoon-style pool, two-story waterslide tower, flowing waterfalls, splash pad with pop fountains and underwater music and murals.
Families can bask in the volume of kid-centric activities and amenities, and whether dining poolside at Cool Water Cafe or in The Woodlands Dining Room, the Resort’s flagship dining locale, leisure guests will find themselves blissfully entertained exclusively within the Resort.
Golf and Tennis Galore
For the golf enthusiasts, the Resort features two on-property championship golf courses, Panther Trail™ and The Oaks. Both incorporate all the ingredients for exceptional golf — deep woods, glistening waters, exceptional fairways and pristine greens. With tree-lined fairways and challenging elevations, the courses allow golfers of all skill levels to test their talent and grow their game. For tennis lovers, the resort features a world-class tennis center with 21 first-rate clay and hard court playing surfaces.
Leave Your Cares Behind
Searching for inner-peace, relaxation and rejuvenation? You will find it at The Woodlands Resort’s full-service day spa and fitness center. With a variety of nature-inspired treatments for both men and women including body wraps, facials and a variety of pampering for the hands and feet, the stress of everyday life will melt away at The Spa. Signature offerings include the Yellow Rose Mud Wrap, the Sunflower Salt Scrub and the soothing Green Tea Pedicure. The Spa staff is highly trained at the art of delivering a restorative experience within a serene and peaceful environment.
Rediscovering an appreciation for nature and its beauty is not hard to do at the Resort and throughout The Woodlands community. With over 200 miles of hike and bike trails through the southern reaches of the East Texas Piney Woods, families can marvel at the unending canopy of trees and the varying species of birds. With more than 100 Texas parks and several lakes, guests can take time to enjoy nature in its purest form on foot or on a rented bicycle from the Resort with a guided map to find your way.
Activities & Dining for Every Age and Taste
The Woodlands has many amenities and dining options to entertain and delight staycationers. Experience perfection at one of the best restaurants in The Woodlands. Set on site at The Woodlands Resort, on the edge of the lake surrounding the 18th green, Robard’s is a classic American steakhouse offering an extensive menu of USDA prime grade, dry-aged steaks and chops, seafood and chef-inspired specials. The main dining room at Robard’s boasts warm contemporary style, a stunning 8-foot-long raised fireplace framed in dark bronze metal, 14-foot windows and 20-foot vaulted wood-beamed ceilings with custom chandeliers and skylights. Every table in the restaurant has expansive views of the 18th green of the Panther Trail™ golf course.
With more than 400 upscale retailers, dining destinations and galleries, The Woodlands Town Center offers an endless array of kid-friendly sights and eats. Market Street and The Woodlands Mall are just a short complimentary ride from The Woodlands Resort and offer some of the finest restaurants and shopping in the area. Diners can overlook The Woodlands Waterway where you can enjoy kayaking or a Waterway cruise.
If you time your visit appropriately, you can be a superstar in your teenager’s eyes by surprising them with tickets to see any number of popular musical talents this summer at the nearby Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion — everyone from The Avett Brothers, to Kid Rock and 5 Seconds to Summer to Def Leppard will be performing live.
With room packages to suit any occasion, The Woodlands Resort makes vacationing this summer easy, affordable and most of all, fun. Summer vacation is closer than you think. To plan your getaway today, visit woodlandsresort.com or call 866-882-9996.
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