Join us November 26-28, 2019 for a new tradition leading up to Thanksgiving!
We’ve all been there, it’s Thanksgiving dinner with the WHOLE family when cousin Cindy cheerfully pipes up with “Let’s go around the table and say ONE thing we are grateful for!” For some reason it always takes you by surprise, as you end up scouring your brain for something to share with people you only see during the holidays. You awkwardly mention something as bland and vague as aunt Petunia’s dairy-free mashed potatoes.
Each year we go through the same routine by trying to answer one of the most personal and intimate questions, and we are expected to be meaningful, funny, or vague so we can get to the food. As good as Cindy’s intentions are, it seems unceremoniously weird to appease a table waiting to eat with a beige flavored cliche, as you’re probably much deeper than being grateful for the sweet potato pie.
By the time we get to thanksgiving, we’ve almost completed an entire year filled with different experiences, relationships, highs, lows, and my personal favorite, AFGO’s (Another Flipping Growth Opportunity). Our Team at The William likes to take your year a little more seriously with our first ever Thanksgiving Getaway! We will be lighting The William’s Three Trees of Gratitude.
Individually decorated, these three trees anonymously represent the past, present and future of gratitude.
What we’ve learned: The rough lessons we learned, or learned the hard way, and what we learned, any unexpected surprises that came out of a dark time or something we thought was a failure or mistake. Ie: “I am grateful for losing $10,000 because I learned how to budget my next event.”
What we are proud of/presently grateful for and why. Ie: “I am grateful for the time I have had with my dad because he always makes me feel special.”
Your future gratitudes: (things you want to be grateful for next year). Ie: “I am grateful for buying my first house.”
The William’s Team of Excellence is now opening this opportunity to our guests in a very special, but not woo woo way with our Thanksgiving Getaway! We make Thanksgiving a retreat that’s bound to be a new favorite tradition! Your stay begins with a welcome reception as you check in, Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Your room will have our special retreat SWAG! You’ll receive a stunning Journal to write your thoughts, insulated tumbler for hot or cold beverages and more surprises!
After settling in, we will conduct and lead our first anonymous gratitude session in our Salon. We take your wishes very seriously, and do not encourage sharing unless you are comfortable. We will answer questions and guide possible ideas, but these are all personal and yours. Obviously, to loosen up the creative juices, we will be serving a selection of wines and cheeses.
This will only last from 5-7pm, we will discuss these at your will, listen to holiday music, and write out our anonymous gratitude ornaments for one of the three trees. No names, just thanks for the good, the bad and the uglies of your year. . . I did mention there would be wine, right? We will be making dinner reservations for those wanting to continue the festivities at Cypress Grille just down the steps.
Wednesday morning we will start out in our cozy Salon, where you are encouraged daughn your pajamas, and bundle up in your iconic William robe. Our Team of Excellence will welcome you with mimosas, warm cinnamon rolls, and coffee/tea. We will answer any questions you might have, reflect on any thoughts that came to you in your sleep, and host the second session of gratitude from 9-11AM. Spend the day at your leisure with a variety of fulfilling experiences!
- Private Luxury Shopping Tour of Bechants.
- In Room Massages.
- Horseback Riding on the Guadeloupe River.
- Ornament Decorating at The William.
- Luxury Transportation to San Antonio.
- Full facials
We gently reconvene at 4:30PM in the Salon of The William for hot chocolate and cookies (adult versions available), for the final session. We will also ceremoniously light up each tree! Photo ops are available for this and will be sent to your home as a reminder of a most memorable thanksgiving.
Head downstairs to our award winning restaurant Cypress Grille for a gourmet dining experience, fine wines and meaningful conversation. Meet the owner, wine expert, and CIA trained Chef Paul Thompson, as he makes a special appearance at your table!
You’ll be able to spend Thanksgiving with your loved ones the next day. But for 2 days, leave the cooking and cleaning to us. This Thanksgiving is about YOU!
To make your reservation today!
November 26-28, 2019