Summer-time is Family-time

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Sunny skies, rising temps, and longer days can only mean one thing: yep, it’s officially summer time in Texas! (And there ain’t nothing better.)

To commemorate the BEST time of the year, we have put together Summer Getaway packages designed for you and your family to have the perfect getaway in Texas paradise.

These packages start at $328 per night (based on double adult occupancy) and are jam-packed with activities for the entire family throughout the day and night. Some of the activities include:

  • · Canoes and Paddleboats
  • · 45-ft. Climbing Wall
  • · 650-ft. Climbing Wall
  • · Daily Hayrides
  • · S’mores at the Lake Side Fire Pit
  • · Family pool with Lazy River & Slide
  • · Hiking on a five-mile nature trail
  • · Tomahawk throwing
  • · Supervised Nightly Kid’s Party

Also included is a three-course dinner for the adults and a private adult pool. But hey, what about the kids? Don’t worry, we have a children’s buffet that serves full breakfast and dinner! We promise they’ll love the selection.

Did we mention that children 15 and under eat AND stay free? You better believe it!

Rough Creek Lodge, located just an hour and a half south of DFW, makes for the perfect vacation spot when you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city while not leaving the Great State. For the families looking for the full getaway experience, we’ve thrown in some extras.

Stay three nights and receive:

  • · An upgrade to a Suite
  • · A $100 Gift Card (usable on any spa service or additional activity)
  • · Tickets to Fossil Rim, a safari experience unique to Glen Rose, Texas.
  • · One-Hour Kawasaki Mule Rental to explore the land!

The summer goes quick, so don’t miss out on this great deal! Bring the family and prepare for some good ol’ summer fun under the Texas sun.

Hot Deals on Hot Dates in August

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Sure, sure we know the summer is for grillin’, pool swimmin’ and family. But we also know that business doesn’t stop! We’ve got some hot dates coming up in August that we want our corporate customers to be aware of:

August 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 24 are available for corporate meetings with special discounts and we want to help you take your meeting, conference or team building event to the next level! A change of scenery is always nice, and especially so at Rough Creek Lodge. Get out of the office and let us help you have a good time while taking care of business.

Check out some of the testimonials from previous customers:

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From big to small we can accommodate any sized group with our state of the art facilities!

Call our meeting planner now for best availability and pricing at 800-864-4705 or visit our website for more details!

The Day of your Dreams at Rough Creek Lodge

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Are you on that exciting search to find your perfect Texan wedding venue? Look no further and let Rough Creek Lodge & Resort will be the location of your dreams! We’re not just you typical ranch-style country wedding site; instead our venue has been described as the perfect blend of casual luxury and rustic elegance.

Still haven’t decided between the natural beauty of the great outdoors or an ornately decorated interior to be the site of your vows? Not to worry, Rough Creek Lodge offers both! Host your ceremony in our authentic white chapel or amongst our luscious oak trees; enjoy your cocktails on our Terrace or in the Great Room; then dance your night away beneath those beautiful country stars.
We want to make the day of your dreams as stress-free as possible, so you’ll get the chance to consult with our Wedding Specialist and Executive Chef ensuring every detail goes according to plan. Rough Creek Lodge has a great deal of experience in the wedding world. Join us as we take a look into the past at one of our favorite wedding memories!

We were lucky enough to be part of Elizabeth Brambaugh and Todd Quirk’s special day. Rough Creek Lodge was the backdrop for their rustic-chic destination wedding. Check it out here if you want some wedding inspiration! Be sure to put in your request online or give us a call at 800-864-4705 to start planning the wedding of your dreams now!

Team Building Done Right At Rough Creek Lodge

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No matter the occasion, Rough Creek Lodge is the perfect destination. Whether you are planning a fun getaway with your entire family, team building with your coworkers or even a business meeting that requires a boardroom, we’ve got ya covered.

Located just outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in the city of Glen Rose, Texas, Rough Creek is just far enough away to escape the big city while still being close enough to be just a day trip, if that is what you are seeking.

If you are searching for the perfect space to accommodate a meeting of any size and type, we have multiple options to choose from:

Texas Board Room: 760 sq. feet, boardroom style configuration, seats 16 people.
Longhorn Room: 840 sq. feet, can seat anywhere between 20 and 36 people.
Chalk Mountain I & II: 1700 sq. feet, seats 40-120 people.
Outdoor Terrace: seats 80, overlooks Mallard Lake, and has a fireplace.
Pavilion: The Pavilion is a stand alone 3600 sq. feet that can be easily converted between enclosed with AC and heat to open air. Conveniently located close to the Chapel yet, within walking distance of the main lodge but also does provide a degree of separation.

If team building is what you are looking for, Rough Creek offers a number of team building activities on request. These team bonding and group activities were designed specifically to develop skills in group communication, listening, following directions, assisting and supporting colleagues, building camaraderie, pride in results, and most importantly, a day full of good times and lasting memories!

When planning a meeting at Rough Creek Lodge, you can also take advantage of a plethora of complimentary activities that make Rough Creek a unique outdoorsy getaway such as canoeing, catch and release fishing, and a 300-yard Golf Driving Range with Clubs and balls!

So the next time you want to impress a client or take your team chemistry to the next level, look no further than Rough Creek Lodge! Contact us at 254-965-3700 today!

Signature Recipe Series: Goat Cheese Mac & Cheese

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth year in a row! At Rough Creek Lodge we strive for excellence in all areas; our culinary specialties are no exception.

With spring winding down, it’s time to squeeze in the last of this season’s recipes before delving into the tastes of summer. One of our favorite spring eats is goat cheese, because there are about a million ways to incorporate it into your diet. Below, we’re including our chef’s famous recipe for Goat Cheese Mac & Cheese. Throw out those Kraft boxes and let us know your take on this meal!

1 pound Cooked Orecchiette Pasta (about 5 cups)
3 Cups Heavy Cream
½ Cup Fresh Goat Cheese
12 Cloves Roasted Garlic, Chopped
24 Spears or 2 cups Fresh Asparagus, cut up
1/2 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
1 Cup Grape tomatoes, quartered
8 Slices Crisp Bacon, or pancetta Chopped
1/4 Cup Chopped Basil, Parsley & Thyme
1/4 Cup Grated Reggiano Parmesan Cheese
Kosher Salt & Cracked Black Pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain. Cool under running water. Place in Stainless steel bowl when cool and dry.
2. Heat 1 Quart of Heavy Cream in a Large pot over medium High heat. Reduce cream until slightly thick, about 15 minutes.
3. Place Cream in high speed blender and blend in goat cheese. Season with Kosher salt & Cracked Black pepper
4. Pour cream mixture over pasta.
5. Add roasted garlic, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, Bacon and herbs. Mix until all evenly incorporated.

Place in buttered dish. Top with parmesan cheese (and more goat cheese if you like) and bake 20 minutes or until hot all the way through and brown on top.

Spend Labor Day Weekend Deep in the Heart of Texas

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Don’t sweat it this Labor Day…let our Texas Hill Country Resort do it all! Rough Creek Lodge is offering a Labor Day package to help you finish the summer with a bang. Book your 3-day weekend soon and get your Friday room for only $150!

Here’s a sneak peak of what your package will include:

  • Deluxe Overnight Accommodations
  • Family Pool
  • Three-Course Dinner for Adults
  • Daily Hayrides
  • Award Winning Breakfast
  • S’mores on the Lake Side
  • Hamburger, Chicken, & Hot Dog Buffet
  • Fishing
  • Supervised Nightly Kid’s Party
  • Canoes
  • Adult-Only Pool
  • Bass Boats
  • Movie Night on Back Lawn
  • Bicycles
  • 45-foot Climbing Wall
  • Hiking on our Nature Trail
  • 650-foot Zip Line
  • Tomahawk Throwing
  • Fitness Center
  • Paddleboats

Oh and did we mention- children 15 and under stay and eat free at this family-friendly resort! Parents, let your children hang out and play at the Kid’s Ranch so you can catch a break. They’ll be plenty entertained with air-hockey, ping-pong, video games, and much more.

The two of you can relax together while lounging with drinks at the pool or take time to yourselves. Ladies- relax at the spa while your husbands go shooting and hunting. Then gather the whole gang back together for a Fireworks Show on Sunday!

Call us now at 877-907-0754 or book your Texas Hill Country stay online to reserve your Labor Day stay! It won’t disappoint!

Never a Dull Moment

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Pack up your friends and family to escape from life for a bit! It’s not every day you get to take off, so when you do, we’ll be sure you make the most of it. Book with Rough Creek Lodge for an unforgettable getaway to the Texas Hill Country.

We think the sun rising over the lake serves as a better wake-up call than that pre-set alarm you dread every morning. Roll out of your deluxe hotel room, cabin, or suite and into our dining hall for Rough Creek’s signature breakfast. Delight in a full buffet that includes chef-made pastries, fresh fruit, sausage, and eggs made to order.

After you’ve fueled up, head outside to take advantage of the activities included in your package:
• Zip-lining
• Climbing Wall
• Catch and Release Fishing
• Petting Corral
• Swimming
• Kid’s ranch
• Hayrides
• S’mores
• Fossil Hunting
• Tomahawk Throwing
• Horseshoes and Washers
• Basketball
• Tennis and basketball
• Archery
• Disc Golf
• Biking
• Hiking
• Nature Trail
• Golf Driving Range
• Pools
• Rocket Launch
• Kite Flying

There’s never a dull moment at Rough Creek Lodge, even relaxation will be fun. Order a drink and delve into a good book under the cabana or turn on a baseball game in the lounge and challenge your friends to a game of poker.

End your evenings with our 3 course dinner. If you thought breakfast sounded great, just wait until you try our Zagat Award Winning dinners. Choose amongst a variety of seasonal appetizers, soups, and salads to start your meal experience followed by a delectable entrée. And no meal would be complete without a house-made dessert!
Call us now at 254-965-3700 to book your unforgettable stay!

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day

rclodge_spaWhat vacation or getaway would be complete without a trip to the Spa? Kick back, relax, and let Rough Creek Lodge and Resort melt away any stress that you may have; muscle or mental! Treat yourself to any of our multitude of services, ranging from the classic Swedish massage to Facials and Pedicures. You can rest easy knowing that our therapists have been trained to make you feel completely comfortable.

Wanting to enjoy a nice, soothing Couple’s Massage with your significant other but you’re worried about the kids? We have you covered. Children of all ages are welcome at the spa, just keep in mind that anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We are proud to offer special youth services designed for those between the ages of 12 and 17.

Below is a brief list of a few of our Spa Services:
• Massage Therapy (Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone)
• Facials (featuring LAFACE products!)
• Youth Spa Services
• Nail Care (Manicures, Pedicures, Care & Color)
• Add-Ons (Scalp Massage & Oil Treatment, Eye Treatment)

Still have questions? Feel free to visit our FAQ section under the ‘Spa’ tab on our website or to contact us directly at 877-907-0754.

Signature Recipe Series: Duck and Black Bean Chili

rclodge_duckblackbean (2)The second Duck Season here at Rough Creek Lodge is nearly over, which means you’ve probably already had your fill of duck this year! But hold on just a minute before you hang up the rifle and take duck off the menu, because we can bet you’ve never had your catch prepared Rough Creek style.
Duck has always been quite the delectable dish, especially down here in the southern states. This means plenty of people have tried to come up with different ways to serve the bird. However, you have an advantage over the masses. With the help of Chef Gerard and his signature recipes, you don’t have to settle for the ‘usual’. You can turn your average duck dinner into a mouthwatering flavor-packed adventure!

The recipe is prepared as followed:

Rough Creek Lodge & Resort Duck and Black Bean Chili
¼ Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Lb Diced Small Duck Thigh or Breast – No Skin
1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Garlic
1 each Diced Onion
½ Cup Diced Red Pepper
½ Cup Diced Poblano Pepper
½ Cup Died Yellow Pepper
¼ Cup Masa Harina for thickening
½ Cup Shiner Bock Beer
1 Cup Cooked Black Beans
1 Cup *Ancho Chile Puree
1 Tablespoon Toasted Whole Cumin
3 Cups Duck Stock or Chicken Stock
Kosher Salt to Taste
1) Heat oil in large pot
2) Add Duck and Sear very well.
3) Add garlic, onion and peppers
4) Add The Masa, cook 2 -5 minutes until browned
5) Add Shiner Bock Beer
6) Add cooked black beans
7) Add Ancho chile puree and cumin.
8) Add chicken broth and bring to a boil
9) Season with Salt and let cook for 15 minutes.

Garnish with Goat Cheese Sour Cream, Scallions & Cilantro
*Ancho chile puree
Place 3-4 (seeded) ancho chilies in hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes. Place in blender with 1 cup of fresh hot water and puree until smooth.

Signature Recipe Series: Grilled Quail | Rough Creek Lodge

quail-recipeWith Texas having some of the most prolific lands for hunting, it’s no surprise that hunters from all over the nation end up at our front door. Whether you’re venturing out for sport alone or to bring home natural food for your favorite wild game recipe, Rough Creek Lodge & Resort provides both the means and the services to make your trip truly memorable.

After you’ve bagged your game and prepare to throw it on the grill, let us help to add some delectable flavor to your seasonal meal. One of our classic recipes prepared by Chef Gerard will turn your grilled Quail into an annual tradition with the family. This delicious rendition of a classic meal prepared by Chef Gerard was recently featured in Texas Monthly’s article “Ten of Texas’s Best Far-Flung Fine-Dining Establishments”.

The recipe is prepared as followed:

Grilled Quail with Sherry Maple Glaze

For the Marinade – Serves 8
8 ea Texas Quail
1 ea Lemon – zested
1 ea. Shallot – finely chopped
2 ea. Garlic clove finely chopped
1 T. Chopped fresh thyme
½ Cup Grapeseed oil
Rough Creek Chili Seasoning

Add quail and Marinate for up to 4 hours. Remove from Marinade, season with salt and pepper. Grill over hot fire until cooked through

For the Glaze
½ cup 100% Pure Maple Syrup
½ cup Sherry vinegar

Reduce until syrup consistency

Poblano Pepper Cheddar Cheese Grits
1 Qt Water or Lite Chicken Broth
1 Cup Homestead Grits Mills Stone Ground Grits
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 Tbl Unsalted Butter
2 Fresh Grilled Poblano Peppers (Diced & Seeded)
½ Cup Diced Tasso Ham
½ Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese

1) Heat Water or Chicken Broth. Season with salt, pepper and butter.
2) Wisk in grits.
3) Cook for 20-30 minutes stirring constantly.
4) Add Poblano peppers, Tasso Ham & cheddar cheese.
5) Continue cooking for 5 more minutes.
6) Adjust with salt & pepper as needed.

Place Quail on plate & drizzle with a little of the glaze.