Help the Woodlands Resort earn the title of Best Southern Golf Resort

Help the Woodlands Resort earn the title of Best Southern Golf Resort Blog Entry Image

The Woodlands Resort is home to two championship courses with stunning water features, exceptional tree-lined fairways, challenging elevations and pristine greens. ConventionSouth Magazine is hosting a contest for the best Southern Golf Resort. Will you vote and help us win? To do so, visit this link http://bit.ly/16WOw4k , like the ConventionSouth Magazine Facebook page, and then cast your vote for the Woodlands Resort.  You can cast one vote every hour.

Ultimate Woodlands Getaway!

Ultimate Woodlands Getaway! Blog Entry Image

We don’t want you to miss out on this opportunity to win a stay with us! We’re hosting our annual Ultimate Woodlands Getaway contest featuring two winning packages and a number of weekly giveaways leading up to the big drawing on August 6, 2013.

Just click here to enter today – it’s quick and simple with lots of fun to be had. The Ultimate Woodlands Grand Prize Getaway includes:

  • A two-night stay in Deluxe Suite accommodations
  • Daily breakfast for four people in The Woodlands Dining Room
  • Complimentary transportation to/from The Woodlands Town Center
  • A family welcome cookie upon arrival
  • SculpTour for four people
  • Four Waterway Cruiser tickets
  • Four Cinemark movie passes
  • Full day bicycle rental for four
  • A $100 gift card to Market Street
  • Unlimited access to The Forest Oasis Waterscape, sauna, steam room, Whirlpool and fitness center

The Second Prize will be awarded our popular Family of Four Fun Package, which features:

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Full breakfast daily for in The Woodlands Dining Room
  • Half-day bicycle rental for four people
  • Giant family welcome cookie
  • Unlimited access to The Forest Oasis Waterscape, sauna, steam room, Whirlpool and fitness center

But the best part may just be the weekly prizes leading up to the final drawing in August where you will have an opportunity to win our signature Bed & Breakfast Package!

You’re just a click away from your dreamy Woodlands escape!

Forest Oasis Waterscape Ranks Tops!

Forest Oasis Waterscape Ranks Tops! Blog Entry Image

10Best.com, a division of USA Today Travel, released its list of ‘Top Hotel Pools Families Love,’ and The Woodlands Resort earned a spot as the only resort in Texas on the list, which features resort properties in California, Florida, Hawaii, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Arizona and Colorado.

The Woodlands Resort’s splashiest amenity, the Forest Oasis Waterscape™, was lauded for its two-story spiraling double water slides and lagoon-style pools where kids can enjoy waterfalls, underwater music and murals and take part in scavenger hunts, volleyball and basketball in the pool.

Children young and old can have fun in Puffy’s Sprayground™, a synchronized water experience with waterspouts and fountains. At dusk, families gather around the fire pit for build-your-own s’mores and jump back into the pool for nightly dive-in movie screenings.

A division of USA Today Travel, 10Best.com provides its users with original, unbiased and experiential travel content on top attractions, things to do and restaurants for top destination in the United States and around the world.

The Woodlands Resort, located just 30 miles north of Houston, has introduced great nightly rates this summer starting at $169 and value package options, including the Family of Four Fun package starting in the $220s. The Family of Four Fun package welcomes families with a giant cookie and includes a full breakfast daily for four people, half-day bicycle rental for four and Deluxe accommodations. All resort guests can take advantage of complimentary access to the sauna, steam room, fitness center and the resort’s signature Forest Oasis Waterscape.

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Make the Most Out of Meetings!

Make the Most Out of Meetings! Blog Entry Image

Making the most out of business travel this summer can be a great way to expand on your summer travels while saving a little money, too! If you’re heading to a conference, meeting or event with us this summer, we invite you to stay and play!

During summer at the resort, the trees are green, our pools are cold, the drinks are fruity and the temperatures are soaring. The combination of it all makes for a wonderful escape that feels a lot like an island vacation. So why not add a few days to your stay before or after your work obligations? Invite your family or friends and enjoy our summer fun.

Tagging on to the weekend before or after a business trip is a great way to save on vacation days and the expense of travel since you are already here. And with so many places in The Woodlands to explore, experience and eat, there will be plenty to fill your days to the max.

While you may not have time during a conference to play a couple rounds of golf or enjoy a spa treatment, when your time is all yours, you call the shots on your itinerary! Hopefully, the R&R at the resort will be just the boost you need to start off the next week in your office fully recharged.

What are your travel plans this summer?

Resort-inspired Summer Crafts For Kids

Resort-inspired Summer Crafts For Kids Blog Entry Image

The end of school is just around the corner and that means summer fun is about to commence. Crafting is always a fun activity for those long summer days, and we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that play off the resort’s natural setting.

Nature Mobile
Give all those treasures you find on your nature hikes a proper showcase with a nature mobile that can be planted or carried around. You’ll just need a large branch, your favorite nature finds, yarn and tape or glue. Just anchor the large branch and hang your leaves, small rocks, pinecones, acorns and other fun finds from the branches.

Rock Necklace
Create nature-inspired jewelry for girls or boys with a colorful or brown leather strap. Just wrap a small stone in wire and attach it to enough leather to fit around your neck and voila! A rock necklace! Spoonful.com recommends kids using them as friendship necklaces where best friends will write their names on the back of the stone pendant and trade them with their bestie.

Towel Cover-ups
Turn your poolside towel into a stylish cover up! While this craft requires some sewing skill, you can have fun picking out a colorful towel and the embellishments and buttons to match to create a one-of-a-kind look for the pool this summer. Click here for more detail on this craft that is great for girls and their friends.

For 40 cool summer crafts for kids visit Spoonful.com for more ideas for kids of all ages!

What is your favorite summertime craft?

Rock necklaces are fun for boys or girls! Thumb A nature mobile is a great memento to bring home from a trip. Thumb Cute towel cover-ups are fun all summer long! Thumb

The Spa Earns Top Honors!

The Spa Earns Top Honors! Blog Entry Image

Spas of America released its annual list of Top 100 Spas for the year with only one Texas spa included on the list – The Spa at The Woodlands Resort. Ranked at number 86, The Spa at The Woodlands Resort is in good company with 63 other spas in the United States, 34 spas in Canada and one spa each in Mexico and Nicaragua.

According to Spas of America, the Top 100 Spas of 2012 are ranked by unique page views generated by customers visiting the website throughout the year. The company’s global audience is made up of 70 percent women who are interested in leisure, business travel and lead a health- and wellness-oriented lifestyle.

“We’re thrilled to be included in this ranking of elite spas across North America,” said Tory Enriquez, director of sales and marketing for the resort. “Our spa staff works tirelessly to provide our guests with a peaceful and relaxing experience.”

The Spa at The Woodlands Resort offers a wide variety of nature-inspired body treatments, relaxing facials and pampering services for the hands and feet. The day spa features multiple dry saunas, eucalyptus steam rooms and whirlpool hot tubs for guests to enjoy during their visit. For more information on The Spa or its treatment menu, browse the menu online.

Which spa service do you enjoy most -- facial or massage?

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