I was looking for a different way to spend Valentine's Day with my girlfriend. Last year we did the more traditional luxury hotel, spa and fantastic dinner. This year I did not want to try top last year or even set a trend of comparing, so on the advice of a friend, I reserved a weekend at Rough Creek Lodge, what I would discribe as a family friendly, upscale hunting lodge.
We both had a great time. Although we did shoot, we did not partake in any hunting. Instead we brought our own road bicycles and enjoyed the uncrowded roads and hills, as well as many of the other amenities the lodge has to offer: Zip lines, climbing walls, archery, and yes, even hatchet throwing. We probably would have done more, but it was mid February and too cool to enjoy the pools and unfortunately we didn't have enough time for the 4x4s, horses or fishing/boating.
We really loved the atmosphere. It was definitely felt like a hunting lodge, but it was not the typical overdone rough hewn wood look, but a more contemporary twist. The room was very nice an comfortable and felt very private. The bathrooms were excellent and on par with better hotels
Being Valentine's Day, the dining room was packed for the Friday evening dinner, but the staff was fantastic and the food terrific. I would have thought that due to the slightly remote location everyone was staying at the Lodge, but the waiter said most had driven (or flown by helicopter) in just for the meal. We also ate two breakfasts and a second dinner and all meals were very good. We took advantage of the spa for a couple's massage and thoroughly enjoyed it as well.
Most impressive was the staff. Everyone from the wait staff to the front desk staff to the houskeepers to the folks in the spa and the young guys running the activities were exceptionally nice and friendly. All seemed genuinely concerned about our havng a good time.
I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for a somewhat out of the way, outdoorsy, but very comfortable, hunting, or family trip. The food is hard to beat and I can't say enough good things about the staff. We are both looking forward to another trip when we can enjoy more of the activities. (MK)
- 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