From the Beginning: The Woodlands Resort Story

As soon as the city skyline fades in your rear-view mirror and you turn off the highway into the Woodlands, something starts to happen.

Greys turn to greens. Highways become high trees. Spirits start to soar. Blood pressure begins to drop. The pines become a forest and the woods envelop you in a warm embrace.

Suddenly the trees part and reveal The Woodlands Resort – where we’re waiting to greet you like old friends for a long overdue visit. Now, you can relax. Your stay has begun- you have arrived.


Renovation Details

The Resort completed a $26 million renovation that cements the property’s ranking among the best resorts in Texas. Three new dining outlets, refreshed guest rooms and suites, a retail boutique, and new gathering spaces have amplified the resort experience. The Meeting and Event Center has renovated venues and includes art pieces from Texas based artists. The new design incorporates natural elements and textures further enhancing the connection to The Resort’s picturesque setting.


New lakeside restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining- perfect for breakfast, lunch or a private dinner event.

The Lobby Bar

This new bar focuses on Texas beers, wines, and spirits. Open daily from 2pm to Midnight.

The Spruce Market

This market is ideal spot for an expresso and a light breakfast or mid-day snack.


The Spruce Boutique

This retail boutique specializes in Houston based designers and offers resort necessities such as the perfect hat and coverup for hot days at the pool, a quick gift to take home for family members or even a delicious culinary treat for the perfect hostess gift.

The Spruce Lobby

This gathering place offers a venue for guests and locals to enjoy a great conversation surrounded by nature beauty and impeccable art and design.

Guest Room Renovation

All 400 guest rooms and suites have been refreshed with a fresh look and new soft goods that create a quiet reprieve from the activity of the resort. New original artwork focuses on nature and adds interest.

Guest Registration Lobby

This space serves to welcome guests with a new layout and great artwork and a bar that takes in the views of nature that surround.


history of the woodlands resort

The History of The Woodlands Resort

At The Woodlands Resort, timelessness transcends the tranquil pine trees surrounding our enchanting oasis. Here, harmony in nature endures. And it continues to inspire ever since American business executive, real estate developer, and philanthropist George P. Mitchell set forth a master-planned community, The Woodlands, and our then modest property and predecessor, The Woodlands Inn, that would follow in the early seventies.

Nearly five decades later, the vision of having a place to connect – whether with nature, friends, family, colleagues, or new experience – is still central to the heart of The Woodlands Resort. Over the years, our property has emerged as an expansive, luxurious retreat surrounded by parks, pathways, golf courses, lakes, and forest preserves set in the middle of the beautiful Texas Piney Woods.

Resort to Nature at The Woodlands Resort!