My children & I had a nice, relaxing vacation at RCL in August 2012. This was our first trip to the lodge. When we arrived, our room was not yet ready, so my children played checkers in the great room while enjoying lemonade & cookies, which are available each afternoon. They also received their own goody bag, with personalized cookies, kites, and pool toys.
We were able to go to our room within 15 minutes of our arrival. We stayed in a suite on the 2nd floor. The suite had a large bedroom plus a sitting area & balcony. Both rooms had a flat-screen TV and the sitting area included a sofa bed, desk & chairs. There was a small refrigerator in the bedroom as well as candies (refreshed daily) and ground coffee + creamer. (not the pods & powdered stuff you typically find) The bathroom also had a TV which faced the bathtub.
The food was amazing; I must have gained at least 5 lbs during our stay. Dinner selections were changed each evening. Everything was delicious! There was also a children's buffet available if children have dinner with their parents. (The Kids' Party also provided the same buffet at the Kids' Ranch.) If your child is a picky eater, you can ask for a basket of french fries. I noticed another family ordered chips/nachos during dinner; they may be other options off the menu which can be requested. Bread was served prior to each meal. (I purchased 2 loaves to take home, which were baked fresh the morning of our departure.) The breakfast buffet contained hot/cold selections each morning. The pancakes and waffles were fantastic. Oatmeal can be requested; it comes with brown sugar, raisins, and blueberries. House-made biscuits, muffins, and bagels were also available.
There was plenty to do during our stay. My kids enjoyed fishing on the pier, playing at the family pool (and eating ice cream in the afternoon!), taking a pony ride, petting the animals at the corral, hitting golf balls from the driving range, playing chess above the dining room, and spending time at the Kids' Ranch each evening. We also explored the property by renting a Mule. Next time we hope to do some horseback riding.
There is plenty of bottled water throughout the lodge & in the room. (Nice during the Texas summer!) When we checked out, we were given a bag which contained cookies & a loaf of house-made bread. Since the lodge is 'small' relative to large hotel chains, the personal attention was really appreciated. We could relax w/out the normal summer crowds. While the cost may be higher, it is worth the splurge for a different type of family vacation, and many activities are included in the price of the room. We hope to return during the holiday season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury suitelodge sits on 11,000 acres of scenic countryside.No matter what your individual style, Rough Creek Lodge and Resort is a “have-it-all” place for our “want-it-all” guests.Rough Creek Lodge , Resort and Dallas Conference Center is nestled on 11,000 acres in the foothills of the picturesque Texas Hill Country. Located 90 minutes southwest of Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, our exquisite grounds boast 51 stylish guestrooms and suites, 4 exclusive cabins, and 3 opulent guest houses. Our lodge is finely decorated with sophisticated fabric, furniture and artwork to create a feel of rustic elegance for our guests.If you are coming to take advantage of our Conference Center, you won’t be disappointed. The Executive Conference Center integrates state-of-the-art technology in a comfortable setting fostering industrious and flourishing meetings. Rough Creek’s world class Conference Center is host to the latest in audio visual equipment, ergonomically designed chairs, and continuous refreshments and service making our four meeting facilities the best Dallas Fort Worth has to offer.We pride ourselves in offering the best Texas family vacations created amidst the splendor of legendary Texas Hill Country. Take advantage of our scenic horseback rides, Kawasaki Mule rides or our family recreation pool for our adventurous guests, or if it’s relaxation you’re looking for you might like to spend an afternoon next to our spa swimming pool overlooking Mallard Lake. From fire pits and s’mores to fine dining and outdoor sports, Rough Creek Lodge and Resort provides a magnificent escape for your family getaway.Here at Rough Creek Lodge, we appreciate the joys of Texas hunting, and Rough Creek Lodge and Resort can accommodate your hunting and fishing desires. Rough Creek’s Fishing and Hunting has everything to offer; this is full service hunting at its paramount. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rough Creek Hotel Glen Rose
- Rough Creek Resort
- Rough Creek Lodge Glen Rose