Get this - we hadn't even left the property and my 9 year-old son and his friend said "We miss this place already!" What a low-key, charming throw-back of a place. If you want heated pools and marble, go somewhere else. This place is all about country charm and slowing down. The room we stayed in - Prairie House South Wing - was tiny but surprisingly well-equipped. (You rarely find a hair dryer in a cabin!) It had a very small kitchen, a little living room and two bedrooms with double beds. It also had hot chocolate, walking sticks, a picnic basket, info on the animals on site, a jump rope, a bird watching kit - so many fun little touches.
Yes, there was a TV, but we never even turned it on. Instead we visited Dinosaur World and Dinosaur Valley State Park, just minutes away. We hiked the on-site trails with our dog - yes, they allow dogs - and saw several deer. We petted and fed the horses, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, pigs and other animals they have on the property. We swung in the hammock, made s'mores over a campfire, shot baskets, kicked around the soccer ball and met some new friends. And we were there for only about 24 hours. My son can't wait to go back with a couple other families.
This is a great getaway for families looking to slow down and turn off the Wii.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to an adventure! Secluded cabins, century old guesthouses, Main Lodge, even a restored Santa Fe Railroad Car or an authentic Airstream Land Yacht. 40 wooded acres on the Paluxy River with a river walk to the historic downtown square. Minutes from Fossil Rim, Dinosaur State Park, Dinosaur World and The Promise, this Award Winning inn is the perfect setting for Family Reunions, Church Retreats and Weddings in the breathtaking Chapel in the Woods! 45 minutes from Fort Worth/Dallas ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Woods Hotel Glen Rose