As one of the largest hospitality centers of the Metroplex, Grapevine welcomes more than half a
million guests to the city each year. There's comfortable lodging in town to fit every traveler's requirements and pocketbook!
The city of Grapevine is home to luxury hotels for the business executive traveler as well as year-round vacation get-away comfort suites for families. See the list below; Grapevine truly offers guests a wide variety of nationally-branded facilities within the city. Strategically located half-way between Dallas and Fort Worth, and minutes away from DFW International Airport, visitors find Grapevine incredibly convenient for conventions, business meetings, vacations and shopping excursions from any direction.
Put Grapevine on your list of places to stay. With such a wide choice of accommodations — from the grand resort hotels to budget-minded motels, from friendly comfort suites to a Texas bed and breakfast or a cabin overlooking Lake Grapevine — there's a restful place to please any traveler within the city.
Lodging Events and News
|Gaylord Texan Resort|
Brimming with authentic Texas style and hospitality, the awe-inspiring Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center invites you to experience the energy and excitement of the Lone Star State. Overlooking beautiful Lake Grapevine, Gaylord Texan is just six minutes from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. As the most technologically sophisticated hotel in the Southwest, Gaylord Texan boasts over 400,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including the 180,000-square-foot Longhorn Exhibit Hall.This luxurious hotel is the pride of Texas. It boasts 1,511 stylish guest rooms, including 127 spectacular suites. You'll be amazed at the four and a half acres of indoor gardens and winding waterways. Within this lush landscape you'll discover fine dining and casual shopping experiences, and a 25,000-square-foot day spa and fitness center. For late-night excitement including live music and dancing, nothing can match the energy of Glass Cactus nightclub.
Gaylord Texan Resort
1000 Texan Trail
|Lone Star Christmas|
November 11, 2011 - January 1, 2012
Gaylord Texan’s annual holiday events are back and better than ever! The awe-inspiring ICE!™ attraction — carved from 2 million pounds of ice — will for the first time showcase DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls! Additionally, Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan will provide a winter wonderland including 1.5 million holiday lights, a 52-foot rotating Christmas tree, a life-sized Gingerbread House, 12,000 ornaments, and Santa Claus himself, just to name a few. We invite you to enjoy a magical holiday experience your family won’t soon forget!
And now you can animate your holiday getaway with The DreamWorks Experience! Vacation with the beloved characters from such films as Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar through interactive experiences including:
•ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls
•Kung Fu Panda Awesome Snow Tubing
•ShrekFeast Interactive Character Meal
•“Character Passport” Meet & Greets
•Gingy's Gingerbread Decorating
•DreamWorks 3D Theater Experience
•DreamWorks Themed Scavenger Hunt
•DreamWorks Welcome Amenity with Package Check-In
•and even Special Wake-Up Calls by DreamWorks Characters!
It’s a holiday getaway sure to fulfill your Christmas dreams!
Happenings at Lone Star Christmas
ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls
Gaylord Texan’s popular ICE! winter holiday attraction returns with an all-new, hilarious theme: ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls. From Nov. 11 to Jan. 1, the DreamWorks animated holiday TV special will be brought to life in an interactive world of colorful ice sculptures carved entirely from TWO-MILLION pounds of ice. Relive the heartwarming story as you stroll through this amazing attraction featuring your favorite characters: Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Gingy and Puss in Boots as they celebrate Christmas in their own special way. When Shrek tries to plan the “perfect Christmas” for Fiona and the kids, his plans are disrupted by chaos and commotion. But, in the end, Shrek learns the true meaning of the holiday and realizes it’s OK when Christmas never goes quite as planned.
The Christmassy DreamWorks Experience
|Gaylord Texan's Glass Cactus Nightclub|
What's the latest word on the hottest place in town? Join us for Happy Hour at Glass Cactus! Daily drink specials from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on the outdoor decks. Fabulous live entertainment!
View this month's Glass Cactus calendar.
|Hilton DFW Lakes |
Break Away From Ordinary Texas Resorts!
With more fun activities than a variety of other Dallas resorts combined, Hilton DFW Lakes is the perfect spot for your next vacation. Situated on 40 lush, lakeside acres we make it easy for you to do everything you want. Looking to work up a sweat? Join us at The Lakes Sports Club. Take your choice of tennis, basketball, racquetball, or jogging.
If you want to heat up without the work, just drop your towel on the sun soaked poolside deck. Tee off for a glorious morning of golf at Cowboy’s Golf Course, then settle in for a post round massage at Sanctuary Retreat. You might even catch a fish in our private lake. Enjoy an endless range of recreational features at this Dallas Texas resort, including:
- Horseback riding
- Basketball courts
- Private lake
- The Lakes Sports Club
- Jogging and Walking Trail
- Paddle tennis table
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- Racquetball courts
- Tennis courts
2600 Hwy. 26 East
|Women's $50,000 Tennis Classic|
To be announced for 2012...
At the Hilton DFW Lakes Hotel
World class USTA Pro Circuit tennis professionals will compete for $50,000 in prize money. Don't miss the great tennis action in Grapevine.
2600 Hwy. 26 East
Great Wolf Lodge
100 Great Wolf Drive
Grapevine, Texas, is located on Hwy. 26 at 100 Great Wolf Drive, in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
A first-class, full-service family destination resort designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the Northwoods. Serving as Texas’ Year-Round Family Resort™, Great Wolf Lodge provides a comprehensive package of destination amenities.
The Great Wolf Lodge officially opened for business January 2008. The brand new resort is a 52-acre, $100-million destination family indoor waterpark and hotel. The spectacular, year-round entertainment center offers activities for every member of the family. The four-story Grand Lobby houses the Great Clock Tower and stage, offering many daily animated amusement shows and bedtime stories for children and parents alike. The water park entrance is just a few steps off of the main lobby, as well as a gift shop, spas and restaurants.
Plunge, splash and float in Texas largest indoor waterpark, reserved exclusively for guests. Or, unwind in any of the spacious suites, designed to capture the atmosphere of the Northwoods and the amenities of a full-service resort. Within the enormous indoor waterpark, you'll find every level of excitement. Thrill-seekers can dare to plunge into the Howlin’ Tornado, while zero-depth entry pools and kiddie slides are the perfect place for the little ones still getting their sea legs.
|Christmas at the Great Wolf Lodge - 2011|
December 3rd - December 25th
Imagine this: an enchanted place where it snows indoors and happiness reigns. Where you and your family can soak in the holiday spirit, splash in the 84-degree water park - and cherish the gift of time spent together. At Snowland, you'll find all of this and a myriad of other gifts of the season. Snowland festivities will include: Daily snow shows inside the Grand Lobby (Yes, it will be snowing indoors!), appearances by Santa, North Pole University for Elves in Cub Club, holiday carol sing-alongs, Santa's workshop, writing depot, wrapping depot, toy creation station, Polar Wolf Walk, Great Clock Tower holiday snow show, nightly story time with character, Rowdy the Reindeer and a Polar Bear Race inside the 84-degree indoor water park.
Life-Size Gingerbread House
December 3rd - December 25th
Make your holidays a little sweeter with a Life-Size Gingerbread House – new this year to Snowland! The delicious aromas that drift from this giant Gingerbread House may start a craving for sweets, so we’ve made room inside for you to dine with your Pack! Reservations for breakfast, lunch and dinner can be made through our Guest Services department by calling 817 488-6510 or, stopping by the front desk during your stay. Entrée selections will be available from our restaurant menu. One additional fee of $20 will be charged for each seating (of up to 6 people) and will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
North Pole University
December 3rd - December 25th
Children can become a Snowland expert by enrolling in North Pole University (NPU). This program is exclusively for the elves staying at Great Wolf Lodge. Pick up your study guide from the Cub Club and complete 5 fun courses (like practicing your chimney-sliding skills on a waterslide) to obtain your complimentary "Snowploma", arcade tokens and hot cocoa!
Polar Bear Race
December 17th - December 17th
Our polar bears are ready to race at Great Wolf Lodge! In the water park on December 17 at 9:00 p.m. a polar bear will be ready to represent your family’s room. Bears will make a splash down a waterslide and into the Lazy River, racing as fast as the merry currents of the water can take them. All are invited to be there to cheer on your bear! The first place winner will receive a future free night’s stay.
Santa Visits Great Wolf Lodge
December 3rd - December 24th
Santa Claus is coming to town - at Great Wolf Lodge! He will make his grand entry during our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday December 3. Additional visits are scheduled at Great Wolf Lodge - Grapevine: December 9-10, at 6-8 p.m. December 16-23, at 6-8 p.m. Children of every age can write letters to Santa in the Writing Depot (located in Cub Club) throughout Snowland. He'll be sure to respond after his world tour on December 25.
|The Vineyards Campground & Cabins Completes $2.25M Renovation|
VINEYARDS CAMPGROUND & CABINS IN GRAPEVINE, TEXAS,
COMPLETES $2.25 MILLION IN RENOVATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS
February 23, 2011 –The Vineyards Campground & Cabins completed $2.25 million in renovations and improvements recently to its property located on Grapevine Lake.
“The past nine months of construction, renovations, and site upgrades resulted in many new amenities for our campers,” says Joe Moore, assistant director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Grapevine. “And it was well-worth the effort! Working directly with Cooper General Contractors of Carrollton, Texas, we successfully improved major water/sewer/electrical infrastructure within the park.” Moore also states, “that the beauty of the property was enhanced by adding 17 new concrete RV sites, seven new full-service cabins, a Camp Store, an outdoor events stage, and 195 large diameter trees.”
The Vineyards Campground just earned national recognition as one of The Best Parks in America, joining an elite group of independently-owned and operated RV parks, resorts and campgrounds across the country that promote consistent and outstanding service. Located at 1501 N. Dooley in north Grapevine, the park offers a total of 88 beautifully landscaped and upgraded RV sites and 13 fully-furnished Cabins. The gated facility provides many amenities as well, including a group Pavilion, sandy swim beach, children’s playground, kayak and golf cart rentals, individual site fire rings, and fun-filled weekend events.The nationally-known campground is one of only 32 campgrounds, RV parks and resorts across America to earn an all-around ‘A’ grade in the latest GuestReviews™ satisfaction survey of independent parks. “More importantly, today The Vineyards is one of only 13 parks across the country to have received ‘A’ ratings three-years in a row,” said Bob MacKinnon, president and founder of GuestRated.com. “We are very pleased that The Vineyards Campground & Cabins, located in the center of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, is named once again as one of the top parks in the nation,” says Moore. For more information or reservations, please contact The Vineyards Campground Front Office: 888-329-8993 | 817-488-1464 or www.vineyardscampground.com.
Contact: Joe Moore, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation,
City of Grapevine, Texas
The Vineyards Campground & Cabins on Grapevine Lake
There will be a Public Open House on Sunday, March 27, 1-5pm for citizens of Grapevine and their families - food, fun, tours of new cabins, kayaking and SUP demos… It’s free – all are invited –
|Garden Manor Bed and Breakfast|
In 2005 the Innkeepers, Judy and Gunther Dusek, bought this elegant Southern Georgian style home, formerly the Allen’s Liberty House. After restoring the property, the Duseks opened Garden Manor Bed & Breakfast. The restoration included the creation of personal quarters so that they could live on the premises as well as private living areas for the exclusive use of the bed and breakfast guests. Décor of the Inn is best described as Country Chic, blending yesterday’s charm with today’s technology! The inn has 9’ ceilings, antique doors, original wood-paned windows, extensive molding, ivory painted walls, beautiful dark brown hard wood floors (oak downstairs and wide plank pine upstairs), & sweeping verandas. Yet guests have the modern convenience of free DSL connectivity, flat-screen TV with D.V.D. and cable, walk-in room closet with mini-frig stocked with complimentary bottle spring water and favorite soft drinks, and a private bathroom with whirlpool or classic claw-foot tub, shower, garden-scented bath products, and towel warmer.
A smoke-free environment provides several private areas for guests: a parlor, formal dining room, and 3 verandas with patio tables and seating. The 4 guestrooms with their private bathrooms all are located upstairs with each tastefully decorated: Classic Cottage, Country French, Colonial West Indies, and the English Rose Suite. Amenities include nightly turndown service with chocolate truffles from Schakolad, early morning upstairs coffee service, full-course plantation breakfast, and complimentary bottled spring water and guest favorite soft drinks in room mini-frig.
205 East College St.