The Woodlands Resort: Fabulous Family Friendly Getaway Just Hours From New Orleans {Sponsored Giveaway}

Disclosure :: A few weeks ago, some of our team members traveled to The Woodlands Resort, just north of Houston, Texas, for the City Moms Blog Network Sister Site Conference. The Woodlands Resort was a fabulous host to all of us, and we gladly agreed to facilitate this honest review AND giveaway in exchange. We are so thrilled that one of you will WIN a 2 night Bed & Breakfast Package.

So You Wanna Get Away From New Orleans?

As amazing as New Orleans is, sometimes you just need to get away. Even if the kids join you, there is something so refreshing and therapeutic about a change of scenery. Although it’s also EXTREMELY nice to get away sans kids as well. When we traveled to The Woodlands Resort in late September, we were actually able to experience the resort from both perspectives, as our co-founder, Ashley, had herThe Woodlands Resort three kids in tow.

So how long is the drive? Ashley’s family pulled out of her driveway around 6:30am on a Friday morning in an attempt to beat the crazy Houston traffic. With two stops that were admittedly longer than usual with a nursing baby and two toddlers, the drive took about 6.5 hours. Keep in mind that the resort is NORTH of Houston, so once you get to Houston you still need to circle the city and head north for a bit. Overall, it was a relatively easy drive and totally doable for a weekend away from New Orleans. Karen chose to fly, which of course is incredibly easy if you want to go that route.

What can you do at the The Woodlands Resort? Well, we spent much of our time in the conference area learning how to make New Orleans Moms Blog the best resource it can be for New Orleans families. Meanwhile, Ashley’s family enjoyed the gorgeous pool, lazy river and fun extras like poolside {virgin} daiquiris. The kids literally could not stop talking about the lazy river and even skipped naps BOTH days in order to enjoy the water. There’s also a splash pad, which is a fun feature. While we were there, we also saw plenty of people enjoying golf, and we did venture out one evening to a nearby outdoor mall that was packed with amazing stores. On another day, Ashley’s family enjoyed lunch at a nearby pizza restaurant. We ate several meals on the property as well, and we enjoyed those, too. The desserts and breakfast were particularly memorable. Apparently there’s a spa, tennis courts and also hiking … but we were only there 48 hours and didn’t have a chance to explore all of that!

So how are the rooms? The beds were incredibly comfortable, and the rooms we were treated to had been updated, so the property felt refreshed and clean. Ashley’s family brought a portable crib for the child who needed it, and she was able to comfortably fit her family of five in two adjoining rooms. Truthfully, though, this is not the place to go if you want to just sit in your hotel room. This is a family-friendly resort that you’ll want to enjoy and explore. The rooms are completely adequete and comfortable, as are the bathrooms, but you’ll want to be out and about while you’re there to enjoy the fun around the resort!

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The Woodlands Resort is Offering ALL of You a Discount!

Lucky y’all! The Woodlands Resort has created a special discount code for CMBN. The offer is 15% off online rates and must be booked and consumed by December 31, 2014. To redeem: go to The Woodlands Resort website, choose your dates, click Promo/Corp Code, click “discount” button and type in Citymom.unnamed (2)

New Orleans Area Moms Can WIN a 2 Night Stay!

We are thrilled to provide you the chance to win a 2 night stay of your own! Before you enter, please be sure to review the terms and conditions at the end of the post.

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Terms and Conditions
One (1) winner will be selected to receive a two-night Bed & Breakfast package (“Prize”). The prize includes: Deluxe Accommodations for four for two nights. Full breakfast daily for 4 in The Woodlands Dining Room. Unlimited access to Sauna, Steam Room, Whirlpool, Fitness Center and the Forest Oasis Waterscape
Total ARV of all Prize is $500.
1. The prize is non-transferable, and no substitutions are allowed except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value, should the prize become unavailable for any reason.
2. The prize must be used by August 31, 2015. Excludes holidays and usage is dependent upon availability.
3. By accepting any prize, winners consent to use of his/her name or likeness for advertising/publicity purposes without further consideration, except where prohibited by law.
4. Prizes are awarded “as-is” with no warranty or guarantee of any kind either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.  Sponsor is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive or consequential loss or damage of any kind arising from or related to the prize or use of the prize. No substitution, assignment, or transfer of any portion of the prize is permitted, except that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide cash or substitute prizes of approximately equal or lesser value.
5. All expenses not specified above, including, without limitation, all federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the individual winner. Prizes may be awarded by mail or shipped to winner, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Income, and other taxes (if any), on the value of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. A form 1099 will be filed with the IRS.
Privacy: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes Entrant’s consent that Sponsor may send information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to entrant about its publications or other complementary goods or services offered by Sponsor. Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at http://www.woodlandsresort.com/privacy-policy/

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