I adore my three littles very much, but every once in a while it’s good to get away and dedicate a little time & fun to yourself and your spouse.
As much as we love the ranch and spending time outdoors, I need a city night or two in my life every now and then. I love San Antonio and all it’s features. Since the city is a two hour drive for us, we pack a bag and spend the weekend. If we can a get a weekend alone, sans kids, we plan for romance.Two of our favorite places to stay (based on experience, not paid adverting):
- Mansion Del Rio ~ This Spanish style, luxury hotel sits right on the river walk downtown. The rooms are unique, elegant and offer that romantic vibe for couples. There is a pool, spa and wellness center. The hotel’s design makes you feel like your tucked away in another country. However, I was sold on their ability to customize our stay. When making your reservation, you have the option to add packages to your room. We opted for the Art of Breakfast which is held at the Las Canarias restaurant next door. The buffet was fit for royalty! Next, we request the Romantic Turndown Service. It’s a lovely feeling to return to your room after dinner and have the room set up for pure romance! The sparkling wine, chocolate truffles, classical music and roses were everything a girl could need and want! The staff here was very tentative and made our check-in, stay & check-out enjoyable. Two nights will run about $735.82 (packages included). A weekend here is well worth the price and it didn’t hurt that the hubby & I left feeling like newlyweds again. ♥
- La Cantera Resort & Spa ~ This little piece of heaven sits atop the rolling hills of San Antonio. The design & architecture of this oasis is inspired by the King Ranch. The resort offers an Elevated Romance Package. This private getaway starts with a check-in on SEVEN. That’s an “adults-only” floor! Your room includes a bottle of Moët & Champagne accompanied by a fresh floral arrangement. The resort also has 9 different options to choose from when you’re ready to feast. If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to get out and enjoy the grounds. Very picturesque! A two nights stay will run you about $948.02 (Juliet package included). When you are staying on SEVEN, this price is very well worth it! If you are planning on doing a little shopping while here, the resort will provide transportation via shuttle to and from The Shops At La Cantera. (Your hubby can get in a few golf swings while you’re out & about). We also loved sipping our favorite cocktails (me) & scotch poolside.
Oh the sweet memories of each trip! There is nothing better than quality time with your spouse to ignite that fire you share. Each trip we focus on sharing our hopes, dreams, emotions and most importantly we listen to each other. Enjoy conversations without interruption! We make it a point to skip discussing the kiddos, because these trips are all about us and our love. We are due for another romantic getaway soon (after hunting season, of course) and I can not wait to return to each of these locations!