Getting Refreshed With A Couples Staycation

hotel van zandt austin txhotel van zandt austin txhotel van zandt austin tx hotel van zandt austin tx hotel van zandt austin tx hotel van zandt austin tx hotel van zandt austin tx A lot of the trips Dylan and I take usually involve our little man. He’s actually a lot of fun to travel with, and we love spending time with him. Although we love to travel as a family, it’s nice to get away just the two of us. It’s even better when we are only a few minutes down the street on a staycation in our own city.

The Hotel Van Zandt is one of our favorite hotels in Austin. We stayed there in the summer and had such a great time. You can read about that trip HERE. We decided to take a little trip just us for a night right before New Years. Luckily my sister lives in town and stayed with Noah for the night, so we could have a relaxing night away.

We checked in and then decided to grab lunch downstairs at the cafe. We sipped on lattes and ate sandwiches. Then we took a walk around the hotel, and finished our coffee on the hotel rooftop. After walking around the hotel we decided to take a stroll on Rainey Street. If you’re not from Austin, Rainey Street is a really cool street in downtown Austin full of little restaurants, bars, food trucks, etc. The area has grown so much in the past few years. We actually went to Rainey Street on the first night we moved to Austin, so it’s a memorable spot for us.

After strolling around Rainey Street we got ready for dinner. We dined at Geraldine’s which is right inside of the hotel. Geraldine’s is incredible. It’s a culinary experience like no other. I grew up a picky eater so sometimes when I go to restaurants I turn my nose up at anything that seems out of the ordinary. I’m one of those girls who just prefers to order something I know that I’ll like even if I’ve ordered it a million times. The amazing thing about Geraldine’s is that the things I wouldn’t have normally ordered turned out to be my favorite. My absolute favorite dish is the carrots, and I don’t even really like carrots. If you ever make a trip to Geraldine’s, please order the carrots, you will be amazed.

After dinner we went back to the room, had a dance party (see Youtube video for my sweet moves), and relaxed. I took a bath in the massive soaking tub, which was uh-mazing. We woke up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the new year. There’s nothing better than getting away with your husband for some quality one on one time. One of our goals as a couple in the new year is to spend more quality time one on one with each other, not including working. We’ve been working so much these past few months that date nights have been put on the back burner, so we plan on changing that in 2017!

I hope you enjoy the video below. Please subscribe if you want some more of my Napoleon Dynamite sweet dance moves.


Thanks so much to the Hotel Van Zandt for hosting us! 


  1. Maggie on January 5, 2017 at 8:54 am

    This hotel is just gorgeous! I love all of the furnishings and that bathroom is stunning!


    • Lee Anne on January 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Isn’t it so gorgeous!?? I loved the bathtub !

  2. Amanda | Maple Alps on January 5, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Staycations are so fun – especially when you want to get away but can’t go too far! Love that you did this! Looks like a really great time 🙂

  3. Belle on January 5, 2017 at 8:56 am

    The hotel is amazing! I love a couple’s staycation. we definitely need that after having 2 kids. Looks like you had so much fun in yours!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  4. Nataly on January 5, 2017 at 9:12 am

    This looks like an amazing hotel to stay at! Hope you all had a wonderful time together!

  5. Desi on January 5, 2017 at 9:53 am

    It looks like you guys had an awesome staycation time, this hotel looks amazing.

  6. Michelle - Lillian Abbey on January 5, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    What a pretty hotel! We have a cute little boutique hotel here in town that I’ve been wanting to check out. Maybe a staycation is just the ticket!

    • Lee Anne on January 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      Yes! You should check it out! It’s amazing what kind of gems we can find in our own backyards 🙂

  7. neha on January 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    This place is soo pretty! Goals!! Hope you had a great time.

    Stay happy xo

  8. Alicia on January 5, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Looks like you had such a fun trip babe – your photography is amazing too!

    • Lee Anne on January 5, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks so much Alicia!!

  9. Kaitlyn on January 5, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    My husband and I are doing a staycation this weekend and I am SO excited! The break will be nice, and especially the sleep ha. It not only helps your relationship so much, but to be a better parent!


  10. Chelsea on January 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    OMG girl!! SO dreamy!! I loved watching your video and you legit do have the moves! haha. You and Dylan seem so happy together. Adore you two.


    • Lee Anne on January 5, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks so much Chelsea! I would compare my moves to Napoleon Dynamite, but I appreciate the compliment 😉

  11. Ashley on January 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    This looks like so much fun! What a gorgeous hotel for a staycation!

    xo Ashley

  12. Rachel on January 5, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    This looks like a great staycation! I really need to do more of these!

  13. Jenny on January 5, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    This hotel is so pretty! Every time I go to Austin I always say that I want to stay there haha. Maybe I should.

  14. Anna English on January 6, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Chris and I have always wanted to stay here during our trips to Austin! We will need to for sure on our next trip!

  15. Alice on January 6, 2017 at 10:25 am

    My husband and I recently did a staycation here in Houston and it was so much more fun than I ever imagined! I’ll have to look this place up next time I’m in Austin! Love the vibe!

    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

  16. Kamara on January 7, 2017 at 1:02 am

    That hotel looks gorgeous, very stylish! Looks like you had a fab staycation.


  17. suzanne on January 7, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Oooh, a staycation sounds like heaven right about now. Looks like a beautiful place!

  18. Angelle Marix on January 7, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Oh wow!! This hotel is amazing. I am obsessed with the decor.


  19. Danielle Greco on January 8, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Looks fun! Even staycations are a good time. That hotel looks super nice 🙂

  20. Emily on January 9, 2017 at 9:17 am

    This place looks like a DREAM! So glad y’all had the best time!

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