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Spa Weekend at Gaylord Texan –


Just a few months in the past, I discussed to my good friend Katie over dinner that we met fifteen years in the past this August. She instructed we rejoice our fifteen 12 months frieniversary with a spa weekend and we selected Gaylord Texan, as Relache Spa is one in all my favorites within the Metroplex. 

Gaylord Texan Review

Gaylord Texan Review
Coming into the atrium from the foyer

When you’ve by no means seen the Gaylord Texan earlier than, you’re in for a deal with. Situated in Grapevine, Texas fairly near DFW Airport, the Gaylord is a sight for sore eyes. The gorgeous atrium will make you are feeling such as you’re outdoor, with its lush landscaping, fountains, waterfalls, and rock formations. The resort’s beautiful theming will make you are feeling such as you’re strolling across the well-known San Antonio riverwalk with out having to make the trek south. With a number of eating places on sight, a ten-acre water park, an evening membership, tons of each day family-friendly occasions, and probably the greatest Christmas extravaganzas DFW has to supply, there’s a lot to see and do on the Gaylord.

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In my view, one of many high causes to remain on the Gaylord merely is to stroll across the attractive atrium and discover each flip. In simply two days, we went on 4 meandering walks to benefit from the natural world. 

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We received an atrium-view double queen room on the eight flooring, proper throughout from the Italian restaurant Zeppole. I can’t imagine I forgot to take photos of the room! Fortunately I did a full room tour on this week’s episode of The Rose Desk which you’ll be able to watch right here: 

We’ve got a really giant flat display TV and beautiful room of the atrium, which comes alive at night time with all types of colours.

Gaylord Texan Review
The view from our balcony at night time

Relache Spa by no means disappoints. I had a number of spa weekends right here in my twenties. The Dreamcatcher therapeutic massage is one in all my favorites, however on this specific weekend, I selected the Deep Restoration therapeutic massage with eucalyptus and peppermint oil. My troubles melted away within the palms of my succesful therapeutic massage therapist. Katie additionally totally loved her seasonal therapeutic massage earlier than we met again as much as get pleasure from a leisurely steam. (Relache Spa additionally has a sauna.) Afterwards we hit the showers, spritzing the loveliest eucalyptus bathe spray. It’s usually obtainable within the spa reward store however was sadly offered out!

Gaylord Texan Review
Random photograph op close to the spa entrance

Gaylord Texan Review

We wished to have lunch on the Riverwalk Cantina, however sadly, it was closed, so we opted as a substitute for Texas Station. We had been thrilled to get one of many coveted out of doors tables with a view of the fountain. I ordered rooster tacos with chips and salsa (how Texan can I get, actually?) and Katie received actually good rooster tenders with good french fries. We shared tacos and tenders earlier than heading over to the spa.

Gaylord Texan Review
Texas Station

Gaylord Texan Review

It was a tricky alternative between the Hickory Steakhouse and Zeppole however we determined to have dinner at Zeppole, an Italian restaurant with open-air seating within the atrium. We sipped on refreshing lemony cocktails (referred to as the Sicilian Kiss) earlier than diving into focaccia, grilled octopus, and grilled halloumi arugula salad. The octopus tasted precisely like rooster and the salad was a pleasant strategy to begin the meal.

Gaylord Texan Review

The true show-stopper was my rooster marsala, which is among the finest rooster dishes I feel I’ve ever had. And that’s saying so much since you all know that I’m a significant rooster snob. I might write a love sonnet about this dish. The marsala sauce is absolute perfection and phrases don’t even do the crispy, juicy rooster justice. When you don’t stay in Texas, it’s value a airplane ticket. When you do stay in Texas, what are you ready for?! Go order it!

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Brunch the subsequent morning was served at Texas Station and fortuitously, we one way or the other once more received one of many few atrium tables with a fountain view. Yay! The $30 brunch buffet features a implausible omelet station, pastries, recent fruit, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and waffles, potatoes, scrambled eggs, oatmeal, grits, and extra. 

Gaylord Texan Review

Gaylord Texan Review

I used to be so excited to lastly expertise the Gaylord’s ten-acre waterpark for myself however sadly, the climate had different plans. A large storm blew in on Sunday so we determined to move residence proper after brunch to beat the storm. I’m delighted to report that it didn’t begin storming till after I used to be safely at residence, however I’m bummed to have missed a pool day. I’ve been to the Gaylord many instances within the winter, each for the ICE exhibit and for my birthday, however I’ve by no means truly been in the summertime so this may have been my first time. We determined we’ll simply have to return subsequent summer season!

Gaylord Texan Review
Right here’s to the subsequent fifteen years!

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