Want to get away before the end of summer, but don’t want exuberant travel expenses, or waste any time traveling? Then, you should plan a staycation! You can get the relaxing vacation that you need and deserve without leaving your city! You might think staying in a hotel down the block is boring, but just think how nice it is to have clean sheets, room service, someone to clean up after you, and all the other accommodations that go with a hotel. Depending on your preference, you can check out a local bed & breakfast, or stay in an upscale hotel, or even spend the weekend unwinding at a spa resort! Take your significant other for a romantic getaway, or take your best girlfriends for some R&R.
For the golf lovers in Houston, one great option is the Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, which even claims itself to be, “Close to home, but worlds away from the ordinary.” You can golf on the Oaks Golf Course, play some tennis, unwind at the spa, and relax poolside with both a recreation pool and a lagoon pool. The Woodlands Resort might be in Houston, but you feel like you are on a vacation far away as the landscape is magnificent, and there are 180 miles of nature trails, which are great for biking and hiking!
For those looking for the bed & breakfast feel, try The Prairie B&B by Rachel Ashwell of shabby chic fame. Although in Cedar Creek about an hour and a half outside of Houston, the drive is well worth it as a unique experience and truly an escape from the city. The Prairie has an adorable rustic feel and vintage vibe. It is both charming and romantic. The Prairie B&B is a true labor of love that has history as far back as the mid-1800s when it was first acquired. There are five unique houses on the property each with their own feel, style, and accommodations: The Ranger Lounge, Cornflower Cottage, Blue Bonnet, Liliput Lodge, and The Meadow Manor. Each house has been amazingly restored with recycled materials and unique vintage pieces that give each its own soul (some bohemian, some country, etc.). Besides the décor, the breakfast is also said to be amazing!
If you would prefer the more elegant, upscale hotel feel, then there are two highly recommend options: The Houstonian Hotel, Club, & Spa and the Hotel Zaza. The Houstonian Hotel, Club, & Spa is known for sophisticated dining, great amenities, nice staff, the Houstonian Fitness Club, and the Trellis Spa. It is also located on 18-acres of wooded oasis that makes you forget you are in the heart of the city. The Hotel Zaza is located in Houston’s Museum District, and it is known for its luxurious poolside lounge, glamorous décor, and a transcendent spa experience.
You can have a vacation without going far. So treat yourself to a relaxing weekend away from your everyday life! You deserve it!