Tanglewood Resort on Lake Texoma provides a perfect staycation!
Just a short drive north of the Dallas Fort Worth area and minutes away from the Texas-Oklahoma border, Tanglewood Resort on Lake Texoma provides the perfect setting for a staycation for families, couples, adults, groups, etc.
Overlooking beautiful Lake Texoma, Tanglewood Resort features spacious and comfortable guest rooms and villas, two restaurants, a recently renovated three-tiered pool, and a slide for kids (but many adults enjoyed it too – me included), and a tiki bar. While the older kids are swimming, you can enjoy the three cocktail lounges (one is adult only), the fitness center, a luxury spa, and an 18-hole golf course. Plus, there is horseback riding available about 3 mins down the road.
Tanglewood Resort invited me and a friend for a weekend stay with accommodations and meals. We made it a fabulous girl’s getaway for us! All opinions are my very own.
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Tanglewood Resort On Lake Texoma
Finding a place to rent is probably the most challenging part of planning a trip. You want the right size and the perfect location that makes sense to your group. Tanglewood Resort on Lake Texoma is the ideal place to stay for a family reunion, romantic getaway, golfing buddies, fishing buddies, girl’s getaway, and a fun staycation. We were in a beautiful 2-bedroom villa, and the master bedroom was full of luxury.
When we were there, we noticed an 85-person family reunion, a fishing group, a women’s golf tournament, and Esther even ran into a friend of hers having a girl’s getaway. This resort is a great place to handle it all – so much room and lots to do! And it wasn’t even overly crowded. The property’s updates are exquisite with new owners, renovations, and a new chef, especially the pool area.
Resort Pool At Tanglewood Resort
I think the pool area was the most popular spot for all. Esther and I took full advantage of the slide, as did other adults. It’s small but fast – we got water up to our noses. We haven’t slid down a waterslide like that since we were young. Not sure what came over us, but it was fun. There are three pools with waterfalls and cabanas with comfy outdoor furniture and tables. I saw that they are building an outdoor stage for future live performances.
Restaurants At Tanglewood Resort
You can bring your food if you rent a villa with a kitchen. But if you do not feel like cooking, two restaurants will feed you well.
Lakeview Steakhouse is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You may want to have dinner there at least once just for the steak and dessert! My salmon and Eshther’s steak were cooked to perfection. And, did you see the desserts (above).
Tanglewood Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner and poolside munchies. I ordered a salad, and after seeing Esther’s hamburger, I wished I’d ordered that too!
The Tower Whiskey Bar
The Tower Whiskey Bar overlooks Lake Texoma, and the sunset view is not to be missed. This bar is for adults only after 5 pm. It serves premium whiskey and more. On weekends there is live music and if you dare there’s one more floor to the bar where the view is even better. But I heard no one knows what goes on up there!!
Tanglewood Resort Golf Resort In North Texas
Renovations went on at the golf course, and Esther and I enjoyed a stroll around the course. We were welcomed by a women’s golf tournament called Red River Challenge – Oklahoma vs. Texas. Those ladies were so sweet. We also ran into an Oklahoma vendor handing out Clubby Seltzers, which are coming to Texas and a few other states. So be sure to look for them. I don’t usually like seltzers, but this one was good and great when the temperature is over 100!
Tranquility Spa And Salon
The spa is on the property but under separate ownership. Esther and I waltzed in there like we would get a massage that day. No way; the spa was booked for weeks. So, when you go, make sure you reserve a spot beforehand. The owner makes a lot of the products, and there are other bath and body products for sale by others. It’s a nice and peaceful place located not far from the pool area. Tranquility Spa & Salon is a full-service spa.
Tip: Make reservations directly with the spa.
I Hear Striper Fishing Is Good On Lake Texoma
The lake is so big it covers several Texas and Oklahoma towns and is a famous lake to fish, camp, hike, and have fun! If swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, and perhaps a relaxing dinner cruise on the lake sounds fun to you, it’s time to check out what the impeccable Lake Texoma has to offer. And, if you’re going strictly for striper fishing, check out Anthony’s Guide Service for guided fishing trips.
If you’re looking for boat rentals on Lake Texoma, try these:
- Highport Marina
- Cedar Mills Marina
- Cedar Bayou Marina
- Lighthouse Marina
You’ll find rentals for pontoon boats too. If you’re bringing your boat, there are boat ramps everywhere and boat slips to rent.
Attractions Near Lake Texoma
If you’re looking for extra things while staying at Tanglewood Resort, consider nearby Texas State Parks and Oklahoma State Parks and all these attractions below.
Frank Buck Zoo
A small zoo off I-35 South.
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
Did you know there are only thirteen wildlife refuges in Texas? This one is located in Sherman, TX, a short drive from the resort.
Eisenhower State Park
Known for its grand western landscape, Eisenhower State Park
Lake Texoma State Park
The park is in Oklahoma and is a great place to have family time and there are fun things to do there. However, it was closed when we were there due to the hot weather and bacteria levels.
I believe this casino is in Durant, OK. I’ve never been. I’ve been to Winstar but that casino is further down I-35. If you’re coming from the DFW, you will pass it on the right.
My grandson and I had the most fun time at Turner Falls. It’s always a good time to visit the falls here. If you go, bring life jackets for everyone, a picnic, and lots of drinking water. There are nature trails to hike and caves to see. You could spend all day here. If for another time, it’s just a short drive from North Texas and worth a day trip. Read all about our Turner Falls Day Trip.
As you can see, there is plenty to do in this area. I’m sure you’ll have many activities at Tanglewood Resort to keep you busy, but if not, you’ll have many more attractions to see. Where will you travel this year?
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