We’ve been filling our kids’ schedules since they could walk. Play dates, soccer practice, piano lessons, dinner, sleep, rinse and repeat. Now that school is out, making sure their days are filled with the right balance of productivity and play can be a daunting task – and the open calendar staring back at you is enough to keep you up at night! But what if the summer schedule was simply no schedule at all?
Just an hour and a half drive from Fort Worth, The Harbor on Possum Kingdom Lake is the perfect summer retreat. Kids of all ages enjoy running and playing in the gated community’s open fields, swinging on the playground, flying kites, and riding bikes. Every Saturday, a hayride takes families around the property, stopping to feed the longhorns along the way.
Now let’s dive into the water activities: fishing, boating, kayaking, water skiing, and tubing – all on the most beautiful lake in the Southwest. And it’s no surprise that the pool was built by one of the top 20 pool builders in America.
Even though it seems worlds away from the city, it’s close enough that you can drive back for a baseball game and be back in time for dinner. Speaking of…on the evenings when “what’s for dinner?” leaves you drawing a blank, there’s an extensive menu waiting down at The Grille (and a wine list for you).
And I haven’t even gotten to the best part yet. The concierge service! Send a list of your groceries before you go, and they will be waiting for you when you arrive. Need a babysitter? Done. Need ice for your party? They’ve got it covered. “It’s great to see families come together, away from the chaos of the city, enjoying time spent together,” said Claire, The Harbor’s concierge. And she will make sure that enjoying your time at The Harbor is the only thing you have to worry about.
So while your kids are out and about, walk along the hiking trails, relax at the spa, and kick back in a rocking chair to watch the sunset. Yes, this is a real place, and you should visit for a weekend. Take your kids. Heck, take their friends. The endless possibilities give life to imagination in all the ways a pre-made schedule can’t. And you can relax knowing that everything has been taken care of.
The Harbor is pleased to be teaming up with TanglewoodMoms.com to give away a free two-night stay at the Inn for one lucky TanglewoodMoms.com reader! (Holiday weekends are excluded.) In the comments below, tell us your favorite summertime memory from childhood. Building sand castles on the beach or catching lightning bugs in the front yard? Lemonade on Grandma’s front porch? Riding your bike in the neighborhood as the streetlights came on? Comments are open from now until noon on Wednesday, June 1, and the winner will be announced here and on Facebook at 7 pm on Wednesday, June 1. Remember, you must comment here on the blog to be entered into the drawing! Good luck!