I was thrilled to be invited to Westin La Cantera’s mom blogger getaway. Over the course of three days, we ate amazing food, learned about Texas wines, had breakfast with Tweetie Bird, splashed in the pool, enjoyed some mom-time at the spa, and met exotic creatures. I could start a new blog and have months worth of posts covering this getaway!
Instead, I’ll boil it down for you. I’m giving you the insider tips that can help make your stay at the Westin La Cantera extra-special!
Wine Tasting for Resort Guests and the General Public
We were fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down for a wine tasting with sommelier Stephen Krueger. He selected four Texas wines for us to try, and I was pleasantly surprised. The Inwood Estates “Cornelious” tempranillo, made from grapes grown near the Texas/New Mexico border, was my personal favorite.
Believe it or not, the Texas wine tasting is open to the general public and costs only $10! Tastings are held everyday from 5-6 in Steinheimer’s Lounge.
Cool Off in the Hill Country
They don’t call it the Hill Country for nothing! Due to the increased elevation, guests will find a nice breeze and cooler temperatures, 3-4 degrees cooler than downtown San Antonio. We ate lunch outside in July, and it was actually comfortable. You certainly don’t find that in other parts of the city.
Know What You Eat
The food at the resort is so good. It’s hard to know where to begin: BBQ Pork Nachos, Chef Armstrong’s chili-rubbed beef, the breakfast buffet at Brannon’s Cafe…everything I ate was delicious. The coolest part? The resort is all about the farm-to-table philosophy. In fact, we got to try grilled peaches with micro-arugula, topped with a flower. And guess where that flower came from? Right outside, from a plant on the La Cantera property.
Fantastic Kids Club
You may be asking yourself how you’re supposed to enjoy all of the wine tastings, fancy flower-covered food, and tranquil awesomeness if you’ve got the kids in tow. That’s where the Westin Kids Club comes to the rescue. Kids can do either a half-day or full-day program, which includes all sorts of fun activities like arts and crafts, movies, swimming, and jumping in the bounce house. And the kids club isn’t limited to the busy travel season. It’s open everyday, whether there are lots of kids staying on the property or only a few. My daughter loved the kids club when we stayed at the resort over Easter weekend, and she loved it again this time.
Special Rates for Residents of Texas and Oklahoma
Residents of Texas and Oklahoma qualify for special rates. Just book online or call and use the code RESFLOAT. Special rates are valid for those arriving Thursday through Saturday, and guests must show a valid ID to prove their state of residence. Also, families can consider booking the Legendary Summer Getaway package, which includes discounted tickets to Six Flags. Specials are subject to change. Call the resort if you have questions regarding special packages or discounts.
Hopefully, these tips will help make your stay at the Westin La Cantera even better. Click here to get a peek at our Westin getaway!
Note: I received a complimentary two-night stay, spa services, food, and a few other perks. However, all opinions are my own. I was not asked by the Westin to write this post.