I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Deer Lake Lodge. I should say right away that I wasn't there for the "full program," i.e., juice fasting. However, Conroe is the absolute perfect place to juice fast--you can be confident you aren't missing a foodie scene right outside your door. That would be my only complaint--a scarcity of good restaurants and no refrigerator in my room. I stayed in Suite 8, which is extremely quiet if no one's staying in the suite behind you. When there was someone there, I could hear them through the wall, but once they went to sleep, all was good. (You can always get a cabin for no shared walls.)
Deer Lake Lodge has a pleasantly rustic feel. The shampoo, etc. is scented with lavender and other essential oils and smells fantastic. I really enjoyed my gas fireplace, and it provided more than enough heat (which can also be turned off if you just want to watch the 'fire') to heat my room.
The bed was comfortable and I slept well both nights (I'm a light sleeper and don't always sleep well when traveling). The energy in the room was good. My only suggestion would be more absorbent towels. (I love my bamboo and organic cotton ones from Nandina.) Also, be sure not to trip on the shower platform on the way to the commode. Once the rain stopped, I enjoyed meditating in the lounge chair on my porch and listening to the birds.
The fasting lounge is comfortable and welcoming and smells of spices, vegetables, and herbs, which I liked. Best of all was the hot stone massage I scheduled for my last morning right before I drove home. Knowing what I know now, I'd have done it first! Debbie is a star--a great massage therapist as well as a really lovely person. The staff in general are personable, helpful, and interesting. I enjoyed talking with Paula as well. And let's not forget Daisy, the resident Jack Russell! You haven't had the full experience until you witness her scratching her back (with sound effects) on the piping of the wing chair in the lounge. We could not stop laughing!
Great getaway--I'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deer Lake Lodge & Spa is an exclusive destination health spa and wellness resort which promotes enhanced living through holistic cleansing and other therapeutic approaches in a relaxing, secluded environment. Our resort provides guests with a one-of-a-kind experience by offering all five services under one roof such as juicing, fasting, colonics, spa treatments and energy work. ... more less