The quintessential Texas resort, the kicked back, splashy, and oversized Hyatt is set on 300 acres of former rolling ranchland lush with live oaks. Buildings made of native white limestone, a country store, a long bar topped with copper, a fine dining room with a huge antler chandelier . . . these and other details never let you forget that you’re in the Lone Star state. And the nearby Hill Country is the part of Texas that’s green and laced with lakes and streams—thus the 950-foot-long man-made Ramblin’ River, where you can float in an inner tube along a shallow channel, and the Windflower Spa, set around a soothing natural pond. The 27-hole championship golf course was designed by Arthur Hills and Associates to take advantage of the natural terrain. All sound a bit too tame for your teenagers? The 22-foot-long waterslide and Flow Riding Wave machine will keep their adrenaline pumping. One of the specialties at the rustic-elegant Antlers Lodge is game—think elk with dried cherries—and it’s done to perfection. The hotel celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018, and, for the most part, it has not only held up but improved. The rooms could use a refresher, however.