“Just want to thank you for a perfect Retreat! Our group had a wonderful time and everything went smoothly and the entire staff was so responsive and positive and meeting all of our needs and requests. Can’t say enough good things about your group of people and your customer service!”-Communication Coordinator
University of Texas at Austin
“Your staff has a great attitude of service, friendly and very helpful- loved them. really. Love the animals. Truly a beautiful and amazing facility. Rooms and meals are outstanding. Love the lake, beautiful facility and the cabins.“-Inner Lights Ministry
“Good times. Thanks! This place (The Retreat) is amazing. We will be back for sure. Everything was great!!”-Pioneer Water Tanks America
Thank you for hosting the team at your wonderful location! Everything went off without a hitch and I received rave reviews from everyone. Please be sure to pass along my sincere appreciation to all of the support staff as their service was top notch. Hopefully we can make another trip down!-Brecht Buchheister
Senior Director, Staffing, WeLocalize
Everyone was amazing. Love the facility and especially the staff. Azzia and entire staff were terrific. staff was very friendly & accommodating. Fun Time! Everyone was amazing- even those not working directly with us. The staff who works here is awesome! We had a wonderful and productive retreat– Everything was perfect: Responsiveness, Planning, Service, Politeness, Activities, You name it!-Edith ‘Ed Disler, PhD. L Texas Veterans Commission-Exte
Excellent, friendly, accommodating and welcoming. Julie was an absolute pleasure to coordinate our event and to work with. She was in daily contact with me on any issues or requests we had that were quickly resolved.
-Louis X Fuentes
On more than one occasion, we had similar comments regarding your resort in that it provided a very relaxing and serene environment to allow for the fellowship and interaction for all members in our management team.
Thank you for helping us to conduct a very successful management meeting and to make some great memories as well!
Operations Training Specialist
U.S. District Court – TXWD
I knew whenever and wherever my niece Stephanie’s wedding vows were recited, I would be witness of my 80-plus nephews & nieces (greats included) and I love them all. She is my youngest brothers’ daughter and that made her my little princess. I was looking forward to a wonderful time with family, friends, new in-laws and the wedding celebration.From the Heart,
What I was treated to was a magical weekend at “The Retreat at Balcones Springs.” The atmosphere from the time I arrived was inviting, relaxing and of course beautiful. The staff was exceptional, warm, friendly, and accommodating and I marveled that they seemed to enjoy each task at hand like they were having as much fun as the guests. It felt like a family gathering where everyone pitched in to make it perfect. And the food, Oh my gosh, was off the charts on the yummy side! It does not get any better.
The momentous occasion and venue will leave me with very fond memories.
In October I had my wedding at The Retreat at Balcones Springs. It was the most unbelievable and perfectly executed weekend. The director (Christine Baskin) and the wedding coordinator (Caitlyn Ryan) were amazing and helped with every need we had. From the bartenders, to the wedding day “bride attendant” (Maggie) they all made our family feel like royalty.
Each room was very clean and immaculately designed. When one of the guests had difficulty with their heat the camp had someone in the room to fix it within the hour. The camp answered every question and even helped us with rentals (to match their chairs), we had a food tasting session to taste the food (which is also out of this world), and then we had several walk throughs. I could not imagine a more magical place to have a wedding and such a wonderful staff to execute it so flawlessly. I wish we could do it all again at the Retreat at Balcones!
This is without a doubt one of the finest locations in Texas. I have been to this venue multiple times for different purposes. Twice I have stayed here with family for Thanksgiving. I have attended daddy/daughter weekends while my wife has attended mother/son weekends. We have invited numerous friends who have all been delighted by the location, the courteous staff, the amazing food and an endless stream of activities. I have met many wonderful families and people here. I sent my daughter to camp here because it was the only place that I truly felt would lookout for and care for my child. I was not disappointed. This beautiful place is to be enjoyed and savored.
My review is based on multiple experiences throughout the last two years. Here are some of the things that I have enjoyed here: great food, horseback riding, zip line, camp fires, canoeing, hiking, crafts, tennis, basketball, volleyball, pool, cards, watching football games, board games, meeting really fine new friends, sleeping late, rising early to catch the sunrise, dancing with my daughter, throwing tomahawks, making bracelets, archery, yoga, rifelry, and massages.
This place has become a family tradition for us. Some people say they want to go to the country and then complain about the heat, humidity or rain. I find that I gravitate to honest people who minimize the complaining and enjoy life. If you want the richest place in Texas hospitality that I can think of, this is it.
You owe it to yourself to investigate this property and their staff, you will not be disappointed. I am so happy that we found this place and it is my earnest hope that you will consider my 5 star recommendation.