We were gifted with a two night stay to La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa, but all the fun we had and opinions in this post are my families 🙂
Wahoo.. Summer of 2015 has officially started!!! I am one happy momma to not have to have the kids up and ready by 7:45 each day with lunches done and in the car. Summer for us means lots of swimming, mini vacations here and there, and more time together. It also means more bickering between the kids and boredom that ensues when we don’t have anything planned to get their energy out. Like last year, we planned a “School’s out for summer” mini vacation.
It is more of a staycation per say since we only went about an hour from our house, but far enough to feel like we were getting away from the everyday. La Torretta Lake and Spa is about 45 minutes north of Houston in Conroe, Texas. It is a great getaway whether you are local and just want a weekend away or if you are coming from out of town and want a resort/lake vacation. Each room is a suite so you wind up getting a lot of room for your family to stay. The beds in our room were double size so you don’t quite get the comfort of a queen and space, but if you have smaller kids like I do, it was fine. The living room area had a loveseat and chair as well as desk with still having plenty of space to walk around. The bathroom was almost as big as the bedroom part with a huge walk in shower and large tub. There was plenty of storage space if you are planning a longer stay. The fridge was a basic hotel size. There was no microwave which would have been nice.
Our balcony overlooked the resort and lake just behind that. Just the type of view that you need to let all the worries go and reconnect with your family.
There are on site restaurants, but we wound up going back out to the freeway to eat since I know how picky myself and my kids are and to be honest I didn’t want to spend a fortune for foods that they most likely won’t eat. We also took our own breakfast foods since I was unsure what they really had to offer for breakfast. They have a cafe that opens in the morning until about 2 pm where you can get coffee and some breakfast items. Our room didn’t have a “book” that told what room service you could get in room, but I did see that some people had ordered it as it was sitting outside their rooms.
The water activities were a hit from the first night that we arrived. Literally we got there, changed, then spent 2 hours at the pools. We then spent about 5 hours the next day pool hopping. On Friday nights at 9 there is a live fireworks show that you can watch while you are in the pools. I liked that there were choices when it came to the pools. One large one with a general audience and upper pool for adults only. One with two water slides and general swimming. One with crazy fun activities for kids that dumped a massive bucket of water every 5 minutes or so. Then a last one for littles. They also had a lakeside beach. A bonus if you live close is that you can buy an Aqua Park membership in order to use all the fun pools without having to pay room costs. There was mini golf, but my kids just wanted to be in the water.
Since I was there most of the time with just me and the kids, I wasn’t able to check out any of the Spa or Fitness facilities but we sure had plenty of fun. They also offer golf and conference center.
The water park and most of the resort were done really well. The actual hotel part could use some sprucing up, but it has major potential for being top notch. Our family had a great beginning of summer getaway and now that we know how close it is and all that is has to offer we will be back, even if it is just for an Aqua park membership.