The Best Family Resorts in Texas Hill Country

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By Catherine Parker

The beauty of the landscape changes from season to season and provides the perfect backdrop for a stay at one of these unique family resorts in Texas Hill Country. Families of all sizes, ages and interests flock to this Texas paradise to take in its beauty and spend much-needed quality time. Thankfully, finding the right family resort in the Texas Hill Country for your loved ones is easier than ever. We’ve curated a list of the best family resorts in the Texas Hill Country, complete with all you need to know for your dream family getaway in Texas. 

  • Flying L Ranch Resort

    Curator’s Pick
    From fun outdoor activities for the kids to extra-spacious accommodations, families with children of all ages write rave reviews about the great memories made at this Hill Country family resort. Guests enjoy outdoor activities like horseback riding, wagon rides, campfires, creekside fishing, an 18-hole golf-course, and more across 542 Old-West-themed acres. You’ll find 74 units scattered across the property, from one to four bedroom suites with kitchenettes or full kitchens. On-site dining options include the chuckwagon dinner and show and Branding Iron Bar & Grill, offering booze and brews for the adults and a customary kids menu for young diners.
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  • Horseshoe Bay Resort

    Curator’s Pick
    This expansive family resort in Texas Hill Country has 7,000 acres along Lake LBJ, a sand beach, and three golf courses. The Horseshoe Bay Resort also offers sunset cruises and fishing excursions, and more adult activities. Older children and teens can enjoy exploring on their own with stand-up paddle boards, jet skis, and kayaks. This Texas resort houses three pools, seven restaurants, the Jungle Kids Club — for potty-trained tots to tweens, and more. Accommodations include suites, apartments, and one-to-three bedroom condos (available for extended stays) which provide all the comforts of home for a Hill Country family vacation.
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  • Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

    Curator’s Pick
    There’s something for every family member at this Hill Country family resort — outdoor activities for all ages, an on-site spa and three restaurants. Guests here have their pick of activities; there’s a 27-hole golf course, 5-acre (heated) water park, biking and walking trails, tennis and volleyball courts, and outdoor yoga. And, what family getaway in Texas would be complete without an evening spent enjoying campfires with s’mores or movies on the lawn? Lodging options include 58 suites that include a mini-fridge and coffee maker. When the dust is settled, parents can unwind at one of four bars.
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  • JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

    Curator’s Pick
    Enjoy a getaway with the kids in tow at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa — a true family-friendly resort in Hill Country. This family vacation destination offers scenic hiking trails, an 18-hole golf course, game room, basketball court and a kids club. But, the best part might be the River Bluff pool experience, which overflows with four pools and features an 1100-foot lazy river, multiple waterslides, whirlpool spas, saunas and an adults-only swimming pool, and a sand beach pool — perfect for small children. This popular Hill Country resort is a must-visit for families traveling in Texas.
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  • Lakeway Resort & Spa

    Curator’s Pick
    With sweeping views of Lake Travis, the Lakeway Resort and Spa is a more intimate family resort in the Hill Country. The resort hosts outdoor movies along with weekend s’mores, so you’re sure to make great memories with the kids. To keep Mom and Dad happy, Lakeway Resort offers a fitness center and full service spa. Three outdoor pools include a kids pool with an adventure slide and splash pad, and an adult pool complete with a hot tub and swim-up bar. All rooms are treated with a 7-step process for deep cleaning and air purification.
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  • Miraval Austin Resort and Spa

    Curator’s Pick
    Experience a different type of family getaway, like a mother-daughter wellness retreat at the Miraval Resort and Spa — specializing in wellness and spa services. With gorgeous views overlooking Lake Travis, the amenities are, perhaps, just as relaxing: two luxury pools and hands-on family activities like skill-based culinary classes, food and wine tastings, and cooking demonstrations. Maintaining its focus on wellness and tranquility, rooms feature meditation channels and pillows, along with spa-like bathrooms — some offer outdoor showers. Although the property includes a challenge course, kayaking, and other outdoor activities, you’ll relax at this family resort and spa in Texas Hill Country.
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  • The Resort at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels

    Curator’s Pick
    Among the top waterparks in the country, this New Braunfels resort is a destination in itself! You’ll find a myriad of lodging, from motel-style rooms to luxury treehouses and suites to five-bedroom vacation homes. Do you want outdoor fun in Texas Hill Country, coupled with unique kid-friendly places to stay? This family resort in Texas has it all — heated pools, sand volleyball court, movie nights, hiking, fishing, barbecue pits and picnic areas. If you thought Schlitterbahn near the Hill Country was only a waterpark, it’s time to reconsider, as you plan your fun family getaway to the Texas Hill Country.
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  • YO Ranch Hotel & Conference Center

    Curator’s Pick
    Named after the legendary YO Ranch, this western-themed family resort in Texas Hill Country puts a spin on rustic luxury. The family suites offer accommodations for five, with an alcove including a full-size bed, twin-size bunk above, and two TVs. All rooms feature in-room coffee, and some offer mini-fridges and microwaves. Enjoy breakfast in the on-site restaurant with a western flair — complete with a saloon, mind you — then head outdoors for fun. Kids can splash around in the outdoor pool while adults relax in the hot tub and seasonal swim-up bar that’s all their own.
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