Last week I told you guys all about my family’s trip to Brownwood, Texas – a small town near Lake Brownwood, and today I want to follow that up with more info about our stay at The Hideout Golf Club and Resort. The Hideout is located in Brownwood, and it’s a family-friendly resort option near the lake with cabins, RV hookups, and really good food.
We stayed at The Hideout for free one night as guests of Visit Brownwood. You can see my full Brownwood story here. This is something I wanted to write about additionally, since I found myself searching for this information online and couldn’t find it…so I thought I’d write it up myself!
The Hideout Golf Club and Resort
When I learned we’d be staying at The Hideout one night, the first thing I did was, obviously, google it. But the website wasn’t working! You can find lots of photos and info on their Facebook page, but I wanted the full rundown.
The very short story is (and I’ll elaborate below…), I would definitely go back! My mom and her husband live in an RV and we’ve tentatively discussed meeting up for a long weekend at The Hideout. Just a few hours outside of Dallas, the cabins at The Hideout are perfect for kids – but the RV hookups make it an ideal spot for campers, too!
Side note: I read some of the reviews on Yelp, and some of the older ones are pretty bad. I will say they are under new management (very new – we met the GM and his wife, and they’d only been there a few months) and my experience was very different. I wouldn’t let the older reviews deter me, based on the my experience.
Are the cabins at The Hideout good for kids?
After a couple nights at The Hampton Inn, which is also a nice option for families, the kids were super excited to stretch out in our cabin at The Hideout. There is a bedroom and a loft upstairs (perfect for kids). Also, each cabin has a mini kitchen so you can bring your own food (read my tips for meal planning for vacation here). There is also a deck out back. Even though it was late June when we visited, and hot as freaking Hades in Texas, we were able to sit on the deck and enjoy the gorgeous view, thanks to a big fan overhead!
Another huge bonus is that there was a playground nearby. There was also a big firepit, but it was way too hot for any fires. But if you’re there during the fall – this would be so nice.
Is the food good at The Hideout in Brownwood?
Yes, yes, and yes again. Dinner was delicious – and again, you get get a gorgeous view. We also enjoyed live music and just an overall “Texas friendly” vibe that I so love about Texas!
They also had several kid-friendly options. I had a hamburger. We ordered chips and guacamole for an appetizer. I also had a drink called the Strawberry Smash, and Y’ALL. I have found my cocktail!
Is the pool at The Hideout kid-friendly?
Yes! Who doesn’t love a good pool in Texas during the summer months? The pool is a gorgeous, infinity-edge pool that spills into a much smaller pool below. The lower pool was small and pretty shallow, making it a great kid option.
While the pool was mostly full of adults, there were some kids there (and not just mine!). Wait staff will take your orders for food or drinks, which you can enjoy next to the water. And again – views! Views for dayyyys!
Kids were welcome and ours loved swimming in the pool!
We spent time in our cabin, in the pool, and at the restaurant. But if you’re a golfer, there is also a golf course on the property (Charles would have liked to golf…we just ran out of time!).
And like I mentioned earlier, there are RV hookups. What a fun place this would be to camp!
I don’t have much to say about the actual golf course or RV hookups because I don’t golf or have an RV (although we have rented an RV before, and you can read about how to rent an RV for a family vacation here).
Here are some general notes about our stay though that might help you decide if this is the place for you to stay or not:
One thing we noticed right away about this place is that the prices are very reasonable. Pick this resort up and put it in Dallas, and you’d be paying an awful lot more for your stay. So we really liked the price point (like I said earlier, our night was comped, but we’d pay if we came again…and this was well within our price range).
Also, it’s located near Lake Brownwood, which is the first large body of water east of the Midland and Odessa area…making this a great stop for West Texans looking for that resort life but not wanting to travel a ton or spend a bunch of money!
It’s close enough to Dallas that I would return, to stay with my mom and her husband, like I mentioned. But it would also be a super fun couples getaway from Dallas. If you’re looking for nature, a pool, some drinks, live music, and good food – you are all set!
And like always in Texas (in my experiences, anyway!), the staff is friendly and accomodating. Maybe I’m a little sensitive right now because I’m writing this in Florida, which is very nice but not TEXAS nice, if you know what I mean, but the staff at The Hideout was just super friendly and nice and I so appreciate that!
Also, it’s only a very short drive into Brownwood, where you can find lots of great restaurants (a surprising amount!) and things to do. You can read about all the best things to do in Brownwood here.
OK – I hope that helps you if you’re planning a stay to The Hideout Golf Club and Resort (that link goes to their Facbook page – at the time of writing this, their website wasn’t working). If you have any specific questions, let me know in the comments below or find me on Facebook – I’m so happy to answer your questions and help how I can!
Looking for some other Texas travel destinations? Here you go!
- Take a cruise from Galveston
- Plan your trip to Waco, TX
- Plan a girls’ trip to Fredericksburg
- Day trip to Decatur!
- Things to do in Lubbock
- Plan a trip to San Antonio
- Everything you need to know before you visit Six Flags with the kids
- Romantic Getaway to San Saba, TX
- Visit Schlitterbahn with the family in New Braunfels, TX
- What to do in Brownwood, TX