My youngest daughter, Genna, turned 13 in late November. Any parent who has a child born between Thanksgiving and Christmas knows it’s a challenge to find a way to celebrate during that time of year. This year, we decided to take a quick mini-vacation.
After doing some online research, I found Jellystone Park in Canyon Lake. They had a special deal allowing us to buy one night and get one night free. You can see other specials they have by clicking HERE. Keep in mind, the parks operate independently of each other, so you may not find the same deals in all locations.
The park was an easy 45-minute drive up I35 from our home in San Antonio. We arrived Friday evening and the Rangers gave us a friendly welcome. The shop sells a variety of basics if you’ve forgotten anything. I bought firewood, kindle, cooking spray, and a sponge while there.
My daughter invited two friends and we stayed in Hill Country Cabin Four which was a perfect location for us. You can read about the cabin’s amenities HERE. Our cabin was left of the Ranger Station and Jumping Pad, across from the water park and pools (one of which was heated), and to the right of Hill Country Hall. Laser tag was not far away, either. The calendar was packed with different events including movies, arts and crafts, and hayrides. You can pay to play Laser Tag, the Gem Mine, and to rent pedal carts. All the pay for play activities were reasonably priced and easy to fit into your budget.
We decided to take advantage of having a kitchen and brought our own food. We arrived Friday night around 6:30pm and popped some pizzas in the oven for dinner. On Saturday morning, the girls chose from packages of assorted cereals to eat for breakfast and we had an assortment of deli meats, cheeses, fruits, and snacks for lunch. For dinner, I grilled hamburgers and we made S’mores over the fire. Sunday morning, we packed up and went to Granny D’s which you can read about HERE.
All three girls had a great time exploring the park and the adults (there were three of us) enjoyed resting and relaxing in the comfort of our cabin. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park: Hill Country should definitely be an option if you want to vacation without driving far.