Welcome to paradise – a short 20 minute drive from home? YES, I’m talking about the ultimate STAYCATION with your kids – a luxurious getaway to the Four Seasons. Our family just spend an incredible few days experiencing the Houston with Kids package at the Four Seasons Houston, and it was a family getaway for the memory books.
My husband and I have long been fans of Four Seasons hotels and resorts, in fact, the inspiration for Luxe With Kids was an incredible family trip to the Four Seasons in Seattle, where we learned that the impeccable service extends beyond adults to children. In true Four Seasons style, the personalized service starts as soon as you walk in the door, especially for the kiddos. While we were checking in, a wagon was pulled out to the boys for them each to choose a special prize to start their stay.
There’s nothing like a big eyed clip on stuffy to make my boys swoon :). Except for maybe cookies & chocolate, which greeted them when we got to our beautiful and spacious hotel room.
The reason for our staycation was two fold – we had our sweet little boy’s 5th birthday AND Mother’s Day both to celebrate in one week. The Four Seasons Houston was the perfect venue for our special celebrations. The weather was beautiful so we were excited for the pool, plus the Four Seasons is known for their incredible Mother’s Day brunch.
What a special milestone! Do you remember turning 5?
The only thing standing between us and the fabulous pool was this cool rocket ship tent!
Ahhhhhhh! Here we are! We could spend all day, and practically did, in this salt water pool.
Poolside snuggles with my sweet boy.
We were sooooooo relaxed! One of the best parts of a staycation is that you don’t arrive already exhausted from a day of travel.
We had four chairs, but all three of us ended up in this one. I call it heaven!
One of the benefits of the Houston with Kids package is the cooking class offered on Saturday afternoons.
If you think spending the day at the pool is fun – wait until you get to make pizzas with Chef!
From creating the dough for the crust to choosing their toppings, the boys got to work side by side with Chef to make their own custom pizza, learning all about the art and science of cooking along the way!
And even wear chef hats!
I can vouch for these thumbs-up. I totally pigged out on pizza myself. There is NOTHING like a freshly made pizza!
After our lunch of homemade pizza, we spent more time by the pool swimming, playing the special family games, and even eating our dinner while watching a family movie by the pool (Minions, so funny!).
There was a beautiful wedding taking place at the hotel, and they had specially built this incredible living wall for a backdrop. We couldn’t resist snapping a quick picture of our own in front of it!
When we were all stuffed and sleepy from the day of fun, we headed back to our room for a bath and some pajamas. CHECK OUT the bathtub.
The next morning when we woke up we spent more time than usual just cuddling up and enjoying the luxurious accommodations! Gone was the daily rush of our typical mornings, and instead we just enjoyed being together as a family.
It was officially Mother’s Day, so we dressed up a little and headed to the restaurant for the most incredible brunch.
I honestly could have eaten twice what I was able to do – the amount of options and different cuisines was incredible. I can’t wait to go back to their brunch again soon.
The boys 100% give the Houston with Kids package a big thumbs up, and so their parents! Thanks so much to the Four Seasons for truly understanding what makes the whole family happy and relaxed!
Author: Candace Thomas