HYATT REGENCY LOST PINES RESORT AND SPA // AUSTIN, TEXAS // APRIL 28 - MAY 1
Nestled on 400 acres along the banks of the lower Colorado River, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is a memorable escape just 23 miles from the thriving hustle and bustle of Austin, Texas. The stunning resort blends in with the natural landscape and each room boasts views of the rolling hills. The resort features six different restaurants/lounges/bars which can be found in the main building, poolside and overlooking the golf course. Activities on site or nearby include Wolfdancer Golf Club, Spa Django, horseback riding, kayaking the Colorado River, hiking through McKinney Roughs Nature Park, 1,000 foot lazy river with pool with swim up bar and more.
DAY ONE // SUNDAY, APRIL 28 - Arrive at the beautiful Lost Pines Resort and Spa - check in begins at 4:00pm. We'll kick off the third annual fan retreat at 6pm with a 'Welcome Happy Hour Mingle' featuring appetizers, cash bar, photo booth and most importantly - the first concert of the retreat at 8:30pm at the Pecan Court and Terrace.
DAY TWO // MONDAY, APRIL 29 - Day two begins at 10am with the first meet & greet group and will include a Q&A session + photo and autograph with the band. Guests who are assigned in the second meet & greet group will have the entire morning and early afternoon free to do their own activities at the resort or head into Austin. At 3pm the second concert event of the retreat will take place at LBJ Pavilion. We'll finish up day two with a massive game of 'Name That Tune' at 8pm also at LBJ Pavilion - your hosts will play a snippet of selected songs while you write down your best guesses. Themes vary each round so there's always something new and exciting.
DAY THREE // TUESDAY, APRIL 30 - Day three begins at 10am with the second meet & greet group and will include a Q&A session + photo and autograph with the band. Guests who are in the first meet & group will have the entire morning and early afternoon free to do their own activities at the resort or head into Austin. At 3pm we'll all meet up on the Riversong Lawn for a leisure afternoon of yard games that include cornhole, washers, ladder golf, bocce ball and yard darts. The last night of the retreat concludes with concert #3 at 8:30pm on the Riversong Lawn.
DAY FOUR // WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 - Our final morning together we will all meet on the lawn to take a group photo and say final farewells to friends old and new! Check out is 11:00am.
* schedule and activities are subject to change due to inclement weather
WHAT DOES IT COST? WHAT'S INCLUDED? WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
The price for the 2019 Byrne and Kelly Austin Retreat is $530 per person and includes the following: three 90 minute concerts, appetizers during the 'Welcome Happy Hour Mingle', a 90 minute meet and greet that includes a Q&A, photo and autograph, Name That Tune event, Yard Games event, a merchandise swag bag, the resort fee (those items are listed below) + more
The $530 retreat fee per person does NOT include hotel accommodations. Once you've booked your spot on the retreat on our website, we'll contact you with more information on how to proceed with booking your room directly with the hotel for the three nights (or more if you choose to extend your trip). We have a block of King and Double Queen rooms on hold for a discounted rate of $209 a night for the dates of April 28-May 1.
The $530 retreat fee per person does NOT include meals. There are 6 restaurants on site + room service which gives plenty of dining options.
The initial deposit to reserve your spot on the retreat is $200 per person. The remaining balance will be due in two payments - 50% ($165) by Saturday, November 17, 2018 and the final 50% ($165) by Saturday, February 9, 2019.
*** Full refunds are available until Nov. 16, 2018. 50% refunds are available until Feb. 8, 2019. No refunds will be given after Feb. 9, 2019 ***
THE RESORT FEE INCLUDES:
- Two bottles of water per room, per day + in-room coffee and tea
- StayFit Fitness Center
- Spa Django Facilities: private pool, sauna and hot tub (during operating hours and must be at least 18 years of age)
- Outdoor lazy river swimming pool/active beach pool
- On property shuttle service
- Shuttle service to activities booked through hotel at McKinney Rough
- Bicycle/helmet usage
- Incoming and outgoing faxes
- Golf facilities: driving range, chipping and putting green
- Golf bag storage
- Variety of recreational and cultural activities including kids activities and games
- Nightly s'mores
- Frisbee golf
- Tennis courts/rackets/balls
- Shoe shine services
- Cement chess game/cement ping pong game
- Billiards and shuffle board
- Local and 800 calls
HOW TO GET HERE
NEAREST AIRPORT: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is just 20 minutes away from Lost Pines Resort and Spa
DRIVING DISTANCES: Lost Pines Resort and Spa is conveniently located within driving distance to a number of major cities in the South and Midwest: 1.5 hours from San Antonio, TX // 2 hours from Houston, TX // 3 hours from Dallas, TX // 5.5 hours from Shreveport, LA // 6.5 hours from Lubbock, TX and Oklahoma City, OK // 7 hours from New Orleans, LA // 7.5 hours from Hot Springs, AR // 8 hours from Wichita, KS // 8.5 hours from Jackson, MS
Q. Can we attend the retreat if we live nearby and don't want to book a hotel room? No, unfortunately not. The retreat is set as a full experience requiring participants to be staying at the resort location.
Q. Will seating at the concerts be reserved? Yes. We strongly discourage forming lines prior to these events and fully encourage fairness for all. Seating will be assigned for all three concert events and the order that the bookings are made will determine the seat locations. In a perfect world, each guest will view a concert from the front, middle and back of the venue space. This is not guaranteed but what we aim for.
Q. Are kids allowed and if so, what does it cost? Yes, kids are allowed and the retreat fee is the same - $530.
Q. What if I don't have a roommate? Can I still come? Absolutely! Previous retreat guests who have traveled alone can attest that it's a great way to make new friends with same interests!
Q: Is the retreat handicap accessible? Technically, yes... but please note that most events are outdoors and might require some maneuvering through the grass.
Q: What is the weather like this time of year? As we all know, weather is far from predictable but history in Austin has shown temps to hover around high 70s/low 80s in late April/early May.
Q. Why aren't meals included this time? With various dining options on site we felt it was a great opportunity for our guests to be able to order the exact meals they want and meet their dietary restrictions with no issues. It's also incredibly more cost efficient this way rather than the group buffet. Who doesn't like saving money and being in control of what you eat?