Executive chef Stéphane Beaucamp prepares seasonal foods with French influences that are so loaded with flavor, texture and color you’ll rave about them for weeks after your stay. You get three meals a day, so make them count. My recommendations? Start the morning with a Ladybird Bowl, which is packed with quinoa, sweet potato, avocado, Portobello mushrooms, sunflower seeds, broccoli sprouts and a sunny side up egg. Work up a sweat after a hydro bike session on the lake? Refuel with yellowfin tuna poke tacos or go with a smaller selection from the salad bar if you like to save plenty of room for dinner. Try the 44 Farms sirloin steak served with zucchini spaghetti, broccoli puree, sautéed yellowfin potatoes, radish and wine merchant sauce. Also, pro tip: Don’t forget to take advantage of the complimentary coffees, teas, and smoothies in all of the dreamy lakeside locations.
Distance from Dallas: 3 hours or 191 miles
Cost: Rates starting at $529 per night, per person
Covid-19 measures in place: Physical distancing, masks required, GBAC STARTM cleanliness and training accreditation, trained hygiene and wellbeing leaders at all locations, panel of trusted medical advisors including the Cleveland Clinic and flexible cancellations. Find out more here.
Perched above Lake Travis on 220 acres, this place is nothing short of a spiritual oasis. Its whole interior design scheme is based on the luxe, lush surroundings, and the resort sticks to a modern spa vibe in its 117 guestrooms. Although not included in the rates, most packages come with credits that can be used at the spa.
What exactly is included in your stay? The list is long, with daily amenities ranging from unlimited yoga and meditation to access to the more than 50 wellness classes and lectures. Your rate also includes unlimited meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages in the restaurant, which is basically the chicest cafeteria you’ve ever laid your eyes on. Vegan crab cakes? Pineapple matcha smoothies? Edamame guacamole? Okkkkurt! I was culinarily shook.
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