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Try This: A staycation at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Sneak a peek at what an unforgettable weekend looks like at this stunning resort.

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A view of the Omni Barton Creek lawn and golf course with a Texas flag to the left.

It’s hard to beat the views of the hill country from the resort deck.

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ATXtoday team member + Austin native Dalton Phillips here, fresh off my best spring break since 2017, thanks to an unforgettable weekend stay at the Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa.

What we tried

My fiancė and I brewed custom cocktails at the St. Paddy’s-themed Mixology Class, oohed and ahhed our way through some of the best fine dining I’ve ever enjoyed at the Blind Salamander, and soaked up the spring sun in the adults-only infinity pool. Oh, and did I mention free putt-putt?

Putt putt greens with gravel between them.

The mini golf course was totally free — we just walked up and started swinging.

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Sunny season at the Omni

Our spring break escape gave us a taste of the resort’s upcoming Summer in the Hills event series, which features kid-friendly activities (just about every hour), local market vendors, live music, and a whole lot more.

In the 24 hours we spent at the resort, we saw water balloon fights, smores + games on the lawn, and kids going absolutely bananas on the bouncy house (you better believe I snuck on there for a bounce in the morning).

What not to miss:

Our room at the Omni was pristine, with modern finishes and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the gorgeous grounds.

A custom cookie plate even greeted us with my name printed above the resort. The hospitality extended to every encounter – from our hilarious bartenders at the Mixology class to the warm welcome we received during check-in.

Cookies, berries, and gummies on a white plate.

This was definitely the first time my name ever appeared on a cookie.

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What we’re still talking about:

The Blind Salamander is one of five fine-dining restaurants at the resort. Like our room, it overlooked the 72-hole golf course, and we watched the sunset as we enjoyed eight mouthwatering courses.

If I had to pick just one item to recommend, the Banana Cream Cheesecake nearly brought tears to my eyes.

A banana cream cheesecake with caramel and nuts.

I already know where I’m going for my upcoming birthday.

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How you can experience this:

You don’t need to be a guest to enjoy many of the dining + event options offered at the Omni, but I can’t recommend a stay highly enough. Watching the sun crawl over the horizon from the ninth floor was absolutely unforgettable.

The fun also extends to the Summer in the Hills lineup of events, including:

  • Barton Creek Live | Friday, May 24 | Open to hotel guests and Barton Creek Country Club members
  • Barton Fest No. 1 | Saturday, June 15 | This festival of wine, spirits, live music, and local vendors is open to the public.
  • Red, White & Blue BBQ | Saturday, July 5 | Only available for hotel guests and Barton Creek Country Club members
  • Barton Fest No. 2 | Sunday, September | This festival of wine, spirits, live music, and local vendors is open to the public.

Things to know if you go:

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