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Old 09-16-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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Ha the main attraction to Gaylord, ironically, is the price.

During your birthday month, they have "stay the 2nd night free" so it's $189 for Friday night and you get Saturday night free.

With Rough Creek Lodge, while it sounds and looks amazing, would be around $300-$400 PER PERSON for their "Getaway" rate.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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Yes, it isn't cheap but well worth it if people can afford it.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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I'd skip the Gaylord. While it might be all decorated nice and all it just isn't that "couples getaway" kind of place. Too many kids, families and conventions. When we have eaten at the breakfast buffet it was okay and fine but it really is expensive for what it is. I've spent less in real five star hotels for a much better breakfast. It is also in a high congestion area and right by the airport. There is a lot of traffic out there and does not feel the least bit "out of the city".

The hotel suggestions in downtown are much better options even though they are still "in the city". I've stayed at most of them on a "couples getaway" and we have enjoyed it every time. Less kids and families and just seems more adult oriented and quiet. Great restaurants and clubs close by as well as any special events that might be going on close by.

I have not stayed at Rough Creek Lodge but many friends have and everyone seems to love it.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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if money is significant reason you would choose Gaylord--find something in that price range--
check out Bedandbreakfast.com for Granbury---
the first one on the list sounds great--the Pomegranate House --group of 4 cottages with their own baths and amenities
one of them rents for 95 a night and from my experience with bed/breakfasts--if you check their calendar and see how busy they have been--call and try to negotiate a lower rate and you often can...
there are probably 10 listed for Granbury and some in Glen Rose area--

or check Priceline and try to work a deal for 4 or 5 star in Dallas or Fort Worth and glam it up
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Gf and I are thinking Gaylord Hotel for a weekend outing. I've heard good things at work, but know very little about the hotel.

Has anyone ever been? If so, is it fun/something you'd recommend?


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It was nice for a half day. My three year old loved it. She got her picture taken with Snow White. But then she fell in the water. Me? I thought it was ok. I snuck off for a fuzzy navel while the wife and kids were doing something else. That was the best part.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I just spent my birthday weekend in San Antonio. It was really fun. I used priceline to get Riverwalk hotels for under $100/night.
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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Yay, if you're willing to shell out the dough.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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Head up to Durant, OK to Choctaw:
http://www.choctawcasinos.com/Durant.aspx
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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You don't have to book a room to go to the Gaylord. You can just go and check it out. If you like it, book a room. Note the dinners are pricey.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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sorry to keep asking questions that might seem redundant but what are you planning to do at the hotel--are just just planning to stay there--not leave the room/premises or use it as landing zone and explore the area around the hotel?
there is not that much at the Gaylord--there is indoor lap pool and a spa but I am not sure if you pay to use indoor pool which might be considered part of the spa -- which you do pay for
there are TVs in the sports bar and you can walk around the courtyard but that is not going to satisfy anyone for two days...

Grapevine has nice historical downtown that will take a day to two half days--there is shuttle from the hotel going there-
there are some wineries in the area and some have tasting rooms in Grapevine--there is movie theater, climbing gym, Main Event which is bowling alley/game room/pool table not far from the hotel and Grapevine Mills mall which is too far to walk but maybe the hotel shuttle goes there as well--
there are some excellent restaurants in Grapevine
Grapevine is short drive from Southlake Town Center--shopping area but nothing really special--
good ice cream shop--Milwaukee Joe's down the street from James Avery--
and Southlake has good restaurants...

Grapevine is not that bad a drive to Arlington for a Rangers' game or you could ride the Trantula train into the Stockyards for a day--train ride is LONG however and no A/C--so driving yourself is probably the better option...
Good public golf course in Grapevine along the lake--but tee times on weekends are almost impossible to get and play is managed by some course marshalls that can be pretty annoying...

Stockyards itself has some hotels--might be worth checking for special deals there--
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