Note, our stay at Four Seasons Dallas was not and this post is not in any way sponsored. This is me sharing about my vacation, something we saved up a long time for and spent our own money on, just because we had such a great experience and think you should know about it. **
This past weekend, Paul and I went on our first resort vacation ever. Which I can now say was the first of MANY. I have to admit, though our honeymoon two years ago to NYC was incredible, it wasn’t luxurious. It was an adventure and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, but this… oh my gosh. Our stay at Four Seasons was by far my favorite hotel experience ever. I jumped on fluffy beds, ran around our private villa in a white robe like superman, and ate food delivered to me in bed just because I could. I read Shauna Niequist on my private back porch, played board games on our bed, and was given the best service I have ever received from any hotel or restaurant of any kind. Paul and I both had never been to anything like this, resort or all inclusive-type place, and believe me when I say we didn’t take one single second for granted. I think I gasped and said “thank you Jesus” every other sentence. We can’t say enough how satisfied with our choice of Four Seasons Dallas we feel. It was the perfect spot to kick off my birthday week and celebrate Paul’s graduation at such a wonderfully ran resort. To the staff and leadership of Four Seasons, BRAVO. There is a reason you are continuously voted a top world-wide business and rated by Fortune a top 100 business to work for. You can certainly see in your staff that they are well-taken care of.
I was a little nervous about a resort stay, because I didn’t fully know what to expect. I didn’t really understand how you can be entertained for an extended amount of time within the gates of one place. WELL, I will tell you.
What To Do at Four Seasons Dallas:
First off, the pool. We spent HOURS out by their Agave pool + bar. The kindest wait staff will approach you regularly, making sure you have everything you want. Their food, though pricey for poolside, was so good. This is no fast food french fries and burger. They also were so helpful with both Paul’s and my food allergies- preparing food specially for us. Their drink selection, particularly their margarita, was both tasty and extensive as well. You could spend your entire vacation here, and it’s worth the stay.
The Well & Being Spa- oh my lanta. I could have spent hours in this spa if I didn’t have a husband waiting on me. The spa feels like stepping into another world. It’s luxurious, peaceful, and exactly what you would hope for a spa to be. Full with a sitting room by a peaceful water fountain, a whirlpool, as well as saunas… it has everything. The staff was incredibly sweet, one noting that Paul and I carry “happy vibes”, which I was very thankful to hear. My masseuse was incredibly talented. I somehow got the most requested masseuse on staff, I definitely didn’t mind, for my custom massage. For a custom massage, you tell your masseuse what parts of your body hurt or you want focused on, and she will spend the next 55 minutes working on those spots. I said my headaches, hip flexers and knees from years of dance are what bother me the most. She maneuvered and replaced my limbs + joints to their proper placement. She knew that I sleep on my right side from simply looking at how my clavicle laid, showing this spot a lot of attention to relieve tension and stress from my right side. She added life back into my very tight hip flexers, and she realigned my left leg. (I can now do a full squat without any pain in my hips… after just one session! *Insert praise hands here*) All the while, though it might sound the opposite, this all felt spectacular! I left feeling so at peace and as if I gained ten years of life back. The massage was both corrective and luxurious. I would LOVE to go back for a facial and manicure/pedicure!
LAW Restaurant- this is the on-site sit down restaurant at Four Seasons Dallas. Guilty: We went both nights for dinner, and were not disappointed. We were quite fond of our sweet waiter, too. He was so great! (Everyone at Four Seasons truly seems to love their job, and that makes such a difference in your experience.) LAW’s food is not only bomb, but they have one of the most extensive wine lists in Dallas. As you can imagine, I was quite stoked about this fact. The restaurant looks out over Agave Pool with the beautiful award winning golf course, host of the Byron Nelson, just behind it. It is picturesque and you definitely forget you’re actually just outside of Dallas.
I highly suggest the lamb chops and roasted cauliflower with a glass of their Malbec for dinner. For an appetizer, don’t ask questions, get the bacon. GAME CHANGER.
The Sports Club is as impressive as the rest of the resort. The workout facilities, tennis and racquet ball courts are available to hotel guests, and you can reserve spots in private classes alongside Club Members. I took an Anti Gravity Yoga class with Meg, and I believe I found yet another workout I am obsessed with. Meg was fun, a good teacher, and also made me feel very safe whilst dangling upside down from a piece of fabric. THAT takes some serious talent, you know? I unfortunately forgot my own tennis shoes and socks, so I didn’t spend as much time in the Sports Club as I had hoped, but even still, it was so great.
The Golf Course, you can either pay to play the entire course or you can hit at the driving range. We didn’t golf this time, but we did take a romantic stroll along the golf course at sunset, and it didn’t disappoint. It truly is breathtaking. We had about a two minute romantic sit at hole 16 until a straggling group of golfers came over the hill to our romantic hole. We had to run half in fear we would be in trouble for sitting on the course and half in fear of being hit by flying golf balls. It was awesome.
Room service, I already mentioned getting to eat in bed, but, y’all, order breakfast in bed and coffee for two, and don’t forget to order the flourless chocolate cake with raspberries for take-out from LAW. There is just something more special about eating chocolate cake at 10 PM in bed. (SO.GOOD.)
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway like us or a family vacay, Four Seasons is such a great choice. There are options for everybody! (There is a whole family and kid’s section that, obviously, we didn’t go to. BUT, we did walk by their pool and it looks so fun!) They have a movie night at the pool on Fridays during the summer, so we walked by to check it out briefly.
Come ready to relax and unplug. Because the staff is so incredible, you seriously don’t have to worry about a single thing. Come ready to indulge in good food, get spoiled, and be sure to have plenty of cash on hand to tip. 😉
We are BIG believers in date nights and getaways. We get just as much as anyone that money can be tight, but prioritize both of these things. If you are a Dallas-local like us and/or can’t get away for a week from work, this is SUCH a great option for you. Likewise, you can EASILY spend a week here.
See you again very soon, I am sure, Four Seasons!
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