Visit Bastrop's Going the Extra Mile (GEM) program gives YOU the opportunity to recognize employees in our community for exemplary service and dedicated performance to their role in hospitality. One of the most important components of the visitor experience is the quality of the interface between the visitor and the tourism worker, and their experience with tourism service providers. This award recognizes the hard work and dedication of employees in the hospitality community! Vote now through April 14!

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Stories- Ranch Kitchen

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa’s signature restaurant, Stories- Ranch Kitchen, is a Texas game house ensconced in a gorgeous rustic setting. The farm-to-table menu rotates seasonally under the resorts top chefs. No matter when you visit, Stories dishes always feature local and seasonal ingredients along with premium wild game cuts, gourmet salads, and more. On your way into the steak house, you’ll pass through Kesselus Hall, named after local author and historian Ken Kesselus. The foyer’s floor-to-ceiling bookshelves are home to the works of dozens of Texas authors. It’s where Stories gets its name. At the moment, Stories is accepting a limited amount of reservations online for public guests. For large parties, please contact our Stories Manager at
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