We bought a Groupon for an anniversary weekend at Beaumont Ranch. I had not read any reviews prior to our visit, so I was only counting on what was advertised as our Rose Petal package. We had no problems finding the location or the Bluebonnet Barn, the signage must have been updated. However, when you walk into the check-in area, you walk through a gym to get to the front desk. Seemed really strange. The reception desk has an ornate ceiling above it, very pretty, and probably quite expensive. It was completely out of place though.
They did not have any records of our reservations when we arrived. Luckily, they had an available room and accommodated us. Since they didn't know we were coming, the young receptionist had to make arrangements for our "fruit plate", wine, and turn down service. She seemed overwhelmed by dealing with us, a phone ringing, and trying to tell the maids about a room that needed something cleaned. After a good 20 minutes, we got our room key and meal tickets. We were told to arrive for dinner at 6:30. It was about 5pm and we were starving.
The website description says "Chef prepared dinner for two" which we mistakenly thought was dinner in our room, until we were told about our dinner time at the food service barn. The chef prepared dinner for two is actually a BBQ buffet for many. They served ribs, brisket, sausage, assorted veggies, etc. The sausage was good, but that's about it. The brisket tasted like it had been cooked a day or two before and reheated. It also tasted like it was cooked in an oven instead of a grill or smoker. The BBQ sauce was just weird. The smell of it was gross. It was like applesauce with a little bit of BBQ seasoning. It definitely wasn't "Texas" BBQ. Our room was clean and roomy. The water does smell foul, but I understand it's the high content of minerals in it.
There were no cups in our room except for coffee mugs, so we drank the bottle of wine we brought from home in coffee mugs. When the wine that came with our package arrived, they did have nice flutes with it. However, there were no cups to drink water when you brush your teeth! The bed and pillows were extremely soft, not my preference, but they were soft. The breakfast was another buffet, nothing to write home about. The whole place was run by 17-year-olds. The only adults we saw were the maids that didn't speak English.
The one highlight of our trip was the ziplines. We had never done them before, so I can't compare it to anything. The 16-year-old boys that were our guides were very polite and professional and they made sure we had fun and were safe.
The place seems like it would be OK for a corporate retreat or family reunion. I wouldn't expect anything outstanding about the food though. The pricing of $500 for the package we got would have been ridiculous! They are competing with 5-star hotels in Dallas/Ft. Worth who would be much more of a treat than Beaumont Ranch.
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