Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Top Three Tips For A Great Stay At La Cantera Resort & Spa

For the last 20 years, I have had the pleasure to visit the beautiful city of San Antonio several times a year to visit family, but it wasn't until 3-4 years ago that I discovered La Cantera Resort and Spa. That discovery has been a game-changer and it's now one of my favorite places to visit for a relaxing weekend getaway or holiday vacation. 

Their website says it best, "Wood beams, a roaring stone fireplace in the lobby, and soaring Texas views all come together in La Cantera Resort & Spa. Inspired by the world-famous King Ranch in South Texas, the lobby dΓ©cor is a nod to the ranch’s “Big House.” Rustic furnishings, warm colors, and the spirit of hospitality all harken to the legacy of the “Big House.” 

Overlooking 550 acres of The Texas Hill Country, La Cantera is where sophistication meets relaxation. From the 25,000 sq. ft destination spa, Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness, to two championship golf courses, guests can immerse themselves in the San Antonio scenery.  Having stayed at the resort several times, I thought I'd do you a solid and share a few tips and tricks I've learned along the way to give you the BEST experience possible:

The Lounge at SEVEN

No. 1 - La Cantera offers the usual array of hotel rooms and villas but my pick is their adults-only guest room and floor called SEVEN. Upon arrival, your personal concierge will greet you in the drive and escort you to a private tower on the seventh floor, then hand you a complimentary glass of champagne while they check you into the hotel. At this point I'm already feeling extra AF. The spacious rooms offer king-sized beds, elevated bath products and Nespresso machines. SEVEN guests experience never-ending discoveries around every turn including complimentary valet parking, dedicated SEVEN concierge, exclusive access to the SEVEN lounge (complete with free sodas and waters and lots of snacks), complimentary breakfast from 7am-10am daily, and a complimentary Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm daily. I found myself nabbing snacks every time we walked by - just because I could! They were there! Free for the taking! So awesome! This is also where my husband liked to work for a few hours each day to stay caught up with work.

No. 2 - Splurge a bit and rent a cabana. You will thank me. Daytime cabanas are available from 10am-4pm and afternoon cabanas are available from 5pm-9pm daily. 16 poolside cabana rentals are available across three of the resort's five pools. This past visit we spent the better part of the day at TOPAZ, the adults-only pool. Our cabana was the perfect place for my husband to work in the shade with FOX News on (don't judge me) whilst I drank champagne and frolicked in the pool. It πŸ‘ Was πŸ‘ HEAVEN! πŸ‘ Each cabana comfortably fits eight guests and offers a VIP poolside experience. Cabanas feature big-screen TV's, a safe, and fully-stocked refrigerator. The adults-only cabanas also offer Bluetooth sound systems.

No. 3 - Do NOT miss a chance to experience a treatment at Loma de Vida Spa. Open daily from 9a-6p, this secluded sanctuary is immersed in nature and situated on one of the highest points in San Antonio with breathtaking views of the Texas sky. The spa invokes the spirit of the Hill Country and Texas to inspire traditional spa offerings (massages, facials), signature experiences indigenous to the area and results orientated services integrating technology and nature to create a true sense of balanced well-being. 

I've had a variety of services here - from facials to massages to nail services - and they are all amazing. My biggest tip is to plan to go early or stay after your service to enjoy what they call "tranquil transitions" which include use of the Saline Vitality Pool and Himalayan Salt Stone Sauna, along with a lovely patio and resting areas in the Solarium.   These amenities are offered at no additional charge and will enhance your overall experience! 

Whether you are traveling through San Antonio on business or looking for a romantic escape, you can't beat La Cantera Resort & Spa.  If you have littles and are looking for a great family trip, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that La Cantera Resort & Spa is right next door to Fiesta Texas! Click HERE to see their current special offers and tell them I sent you!