Our first visit to Lost Pines, and we were so impressed. We have 3 boys ages 6, 4 and 2, and they really enjoyed it. It is the first vacation I can think of where I (mom) actually got to relax - there were so many things to do that I didn't have to plan or clean up! First time I have come back from family vacation totally refreshed.
A few tips and recommendations - for toddlers, I would recommend bringing a floaty ring or something their size so they can enjoy the lazy river with you. The tubes they provide were fine for my 4 and 6 yr old but too big for the 2 year old. They do not allow coolers or outside food or drinks in the pool area. We brought our own easy breakfast and lunch supplies since we had a fridge - that helped on costs a bit. The food we ate at the restaurants was surprisingly good. The ate at Firewheel Cafe (buffet) and Old Buck's Place - both were really delicious. There was a 30 min wait at Firewheel at 7pm - the host said common during the summer between 6:30 and 7:30 to have a wait. Just bring bubbles or a ball or something and play on the lawn right outside while you wait. We ate at Old Buck's in our bathing suits then went for an evening swim - very easy and fun! The waterslide and s'mores were a big hit with our kids. The beach is fun but small - bring sandcastle stuff like shovels, buckets, etc and be sure to label yours, since there are a million laying around. We enjoyed nature walks, the playground, went fishing in the pond (didn't catch anything - probably too late in the day). The staff was incredibly attentive and genuinely friendly. They think of everything your family could need in this place. We will definitely be back!