Hotel Spotlight: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort Review

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa is a luxurious resort located in Texas Hill Country – and (spoiler alert!) one of our very favorite places to getaway as a family! Surrounded by nature and offering a wide range of activities, we are excited to share our experience and Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa review!

A dear friend recommended Hyatt Lost Pines to me after her family enjoyed several wonderful visits. Once we took her up on her recommendation, we unanimously agreed to return as often as we could – so we do!

We love to visit Hyatt Lost Pines during the month of May especially when the weather is warm enough to enjoy all of the water activities on site, but also before the rush of summer crowds. Memorial Day weekend was our last visit and we can’t wait to return again! Christmas is also a magical time to visit this resort with twinkling lights and carriage rides!

Beautiful waterslide, pool, lazy river at Hyatt Lost Pines - full review
The famous lazy river at Hyatt Lost Pines

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Highlights of Hyatt Lost Pines Resort

Beautiful Grounds

Situated on over 400 acres of land along the Colorado River, showcasing the natural beauty of Texas Hill Country, Hyatt Lost Pines lacks nothing when it comes to checking the boxes for a scenic location. Activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and outdoor games provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful grounds.

The walking paths led us through lush greenery and vibrant gardens with sweet touches of rustic décor leaving no doubt that this is a true Texas escape from the city.

Beautiful, rustic grounds at Lost Pines

Luxurious Accommodations

The resort offers a variety of rooms and suites, including spacious villas with private balconies and views of the surrounding landscape. Their standard rooms sleep four, junior suites sleep up to six, and the Lone Star Suite is the option you’ll want to check out for a special occasion.

Lost Pines bedroom in the Junior Suite

Our stay at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort began on a high note with the check-in process. The process was quick and easy and allowed us to start using the hotel facilities and pool before our room was ready.

Junior Suite at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa

We had booked the junior suite to accommodate our family of five, and upon entering the room, we were greeted by a spacious, upscale room. The modern décor was both comfortable and sophisticated, making us feel right at home. The plush bedding was extremely cozy after a full day of activities.

The separate bedroom, large bathroom and entry/luggage storage space, full table, and mini kitchen area with mini fridge and counters were perfect for our weekend stay. We also requested a roll away allowing each child to spread out a bit.

American and Texas flags outside of Hyatt Lost Pines
Hyatt Lost Pines lobby

Family-Friendly Activities

One of the standout features of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines was the abundance of activities catering to all age groups. There is simply SO. MUCH. TO. DO making this one of the best family-friendly resorts in Austin.


In the warm months, the pool, waterslide, and lazy river steal the show. We spent hours floating around the river on the provided tubes and it was glorious. You’ll find bartenders ready to take your order poolside without every having to leave your inner tube!

View of the waterslide through the inner tube

The waterslide is small but great fun (especially with a go pro!), and the splash pad is great for those that don’t meet the height requirement for the slide. They both became instant favorites for our family.

Note that the pool, with its gentle entry, is heated year round, but the lazy river isn’t, so it is really to chilly to enjoy outside of April – October.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Review: Best Lazy River!

The presence of a dedicated adult-only area allows individuals and couples the perfect balance between active fun and moments of relaxation by the waterfalls. There are also designated loungers here in the “quiet zone.”

We visited Memorial Day weekend on our last trip and didn’t have any issue getting a chair or an inner tube. Pro tip* The loungers under the trees stay much cooler than the loungers under the fabric shades when the Texas heat is beating down!

Loungers under the beautiful shade trees at Lost Pines

Ranch Animals

The animals on property bring a rustic, sweet vibe to to the resort. You’ll find visiting and petting hours on the daily activity schedule, as well as views of the mascot longhorns munching on the fields each day.

During special occasions, you may be able to visit the longhorns too!

Resort Mascot at Lost Pines - resident longhorns!

Daily Scheduled Activities

S'mores Kits by the campfire at Lost Pines

Each day, several complimentary activities are offered. The daily schedule will lay those out for you, so that you don’t miss something great. During our stay, there was movie night, lawn games, indoor inflatable bounce houses, face painting, and nightly s’mores by the campfire. They provided adorable s’mores kits and we even spotted a raccoon searching for leftovers.

Hyatt craft kits provided at check in
Craft Kit that each child received at check-in

Sports + Recreation

Anyone else love when their kids have so much on vacation that they fall crash each night exhausted and happy? This is so easy to do at Lost Pines! Tennis and basketball courts as well as cornhole, ping, pong, pool, and shuffleboard were all hits with our crew. The indoor games provided an excellent alternative when we needed a break from the Texas sun.

Indoor games at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Complimentary bikes - one of the best perks at this resort!

We borrowed the complimentary bikes and toured the beautiful property on two wheels. There is also a hiking trail if you’d rather explore on two feet. Note, that helmets were not provided. I think there are a few, but they are quickly snatched up.

Add-On Activities

If you are staying more than a couple days at Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop, you will appreciate the option to add on extra activities to your stay for an added fee. You’ll find horse back riding, ziplining adventures, archery lessons, and more. We honestly found plenty to do on site during our last three day stay and didn’t try these out – but they sound like great fun!


The resort has a world-class golf course designed by Arthur Hills, which offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. It’s a great place to practice your swing!

Spa and Wellness

The resort’s spa offers a variety of treatments and services, including massages, facials, and body treatments. You can also take advantage of the fitness center, yoga classes, and other scheduled daily wellness activities.


Our Hyatt Regency Lost Pines review would not be complete without the wonderful variety of dining on site. From poolside restaurants to the upscale date night spots, there is a huge variety of options. Including in-room dining, Lost Pines offers 8 places to dine.

We love the locally sourced food at Lost Pines!
Burgers from Maverick's Roadhouse
Maverick’s Roadhouse

Stories Ranch Kitchen

  • Upscale dinner options from Wagyu beef to Antelope
  • Handcrafted cocktails
  • Locally sourced ingredients

Sushi by Scratch Restaurants

  • Unique counter experience
  • Handcrafted sushi menu
  • Reservations necessary

Heartwood House

  • Serves breakfast and dinner
  • Buffet-style dinners
  • Smokehouse Buffet on Fridays + Steak & Seafood on Saturdays

Maverick’s Roadhouse

  • Tasty Southern BBQ menu
  • Indoor + outdoor seating
  • Serves lunch + Dinner

Old Buck’s Place

  • Poolside dining at it’s best
  • Serving lunch and snacks (until 7pm)
  • Order at the counter or from your poolside lounger


  • Serving coffee + ice cream
  • Candy + other treats

Maude’s Bar & Terrace

  • Perfect date night spot
  • Shareable plates + cocktails
  • Live music
Burgers poolside at Hyatt Lost Pines
Poolside burgers from Old Buck’s Place – I promise we ate more than burgers,
but everything else was eaten too quickly to photograph!

More Things to Do Near Lost Pines Resort

While there is plenty to do on site and no need to leave, if you do want to explore the area, we are huge fans of these local favorites:

Corral at Hyatt Lost Pines
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Hyatt Lost Pines Resort Review Conclusion

Our family’s stay at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa was nothing short of AH-MAZING. The resort’s thoughtful combination of luxurious accommodations, plenty of activities, delicious dining options, and a staff committed to guest satisfaction made it a destination where we can’t wait to return.

From movie nights on the lawn under the Texas sky to the opportunity to visit the resident Longhorns, every day offered something new and exciting. We left knowing that we had discovered a gem in the heart of Texas!

Best lazy river at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort!

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