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Ten Texas Hill Country Retreats

Katy, TX – November 14, 2016
Written by Kirsten Cornell

Sneak away from the hustle and bustle and re-energize at these countryside getaways.

Canyon Lakeview Resort
872 Ledgerock Dr. | Canyon Lake, TX
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km_oct-nov_16_travel_aircrop2_canyon-lakeview-resortChoose from cathedral cabins with panoramic views of Canyon Lake from every deck or lodge suites while staying at Canyon Lakeview Resort. Accommodations are equipped with deck tables, chairs, and BBQ grills for you to enjoy all the lake has to offer. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to add to their itinerary with guided tours, rafting, tubing, hike and bike trails, as well as visits to the local winery. If you feel like taking the whole crew out for some fun in the sun, stop by one of several boat rentals and pick your vessel for the day, or your entire trip.

Flying L Ranch
566 Flying L Dr. | Bandera, TX
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km_oct-nov_16_travel_riding_edited_flying-l-ranchSlides, a lazy river, a wave pool, obstacle course – and that’s just in Lone Star Lagoon. You’ll have more than enough to keep you busy. In addition to the waterpark, Flying L has tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, horseshoe pits, shuffleboard, playgrounds, hiking trails, fishing, western magic shows, s’mores roasts, sing-a-longs, and more. They also have an award-winning, 18-hole championship golf course on site. If you want to venture out, zip lining, Los Maples, Bear Springs Nature Preserve, Enchanted Springs Ranch, and Hill Country Wineries are all under an hour away.

 

 

 

Gruene Mansion Inn
1275 Gruene Rd. | New Braunfels, TX

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Nestled on the Guadalupe River, Gruene Mansion Inn reflects Victorian rustic elegance. e rooms lend to the ambiance with names like hayloft, reside lodge, river tree lodge, and Sunday haus. From private cottages to rooms overlooking the iconic Gristmill, guests will appreciate the authentic atmosphere coupled with luxury accommodations. Located in the heart of downtown Gruene, mansion guests have access to shopping, restaurants, dancing, and Rockin’ R River Rides which is open seasonally. Heading up there for a special weekend? Have a surprise basket of goodies delivered to your room.

km_oct-nov_16_travel_waffles_hoffman-hausHoffman Haus
608 East Creek St. | Fredericksburg, TX

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Whether you choose stay in the Ivy with its French doors leading out to a private covered porch to enjoy your morning coffee, or the Evening Star which resembles an 1840s log cabin complete with an overstuffed sofa and limestone replace, you’ll be cradled in comfort at Hofman Haus. A complimentary breakfast is delivered to your room via picnic basket featuring such culinary treats as mushroom quiche, white chocolate and cranberry scones, sweet potato waffles, and lemon-blueberry muffins. Not sure of what to do while you’re there? Don’t worry. Hoffman Haus provides suggested itineraries for the historic, active, shopaholic, and romantic traveler.

Horseshoe Bay Resort
200 Hi Cir. N. | Horseshoe Bay, TX

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Any resort with its own mascot is bound to offer a great time, and Horseshoe Bay Resort has Manny the Macaw who interacts with guests every day and loves to have his photo taken. In the Bay’s Whitewater activity center, you will find bicycles, Razor scooters, recreation equipment, arts and crafts, and even a snack bar which also serves adult beverages for parents. Don’t miss out on a variety of lake and marina activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, or going out on a pontoon boat. If relaxation is what you’re looking for, the resort offers a full-service spa and salon where you can schedule treatments, relax in the eucalyptus infused steam rooms, or soak in the whirlpool.

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort
9800 Hyatt Resort Dr. | San Antonio, TX

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Tucked away on 300 acres of a family ranch, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort offers resort-style luxury with a countryside backdrop. Float down the lazy river, rock on the porch, tee off on the 27-hole golf course, join a game of water volleyball, lounge at a poolside cabana, or even rush down the 22-foot water slide. Located just miles from SeaWorld San Antonio, Fiesta Texas, Pearl Street, and the San Antonio River Walk, there are plenty of tourist attractions for you to visit as well.

Log Country Cove
617 Log Country Cove | Burnet, TX
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From the intimate Maegan Breann, also known as the honeymoon cabin, to Belle Oaks which sleeps up to 14 people, Log Country Cove can make room for your caravan. Some of the larger cabins also feature in-house entertainment including foosball tables, horseshoes, poker tables, swing sets – not to mention great views of the Colorado River. If you are looking for a family retreat, Big Timber Lodge makes a statement and sleeps up to 35 people. In addition to a party room, outside decks, and surround sound outdoors, this cabin also boasts grills, a gourmet kitchen, at screen TVs, paddle boards, and canoes to keep you entertained.

Rough Creek Lodge & Resort
5165 County Rd. 2013 | Glen Rose, TX

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Imagine stepping out from your cabin and watching deer grazing in the nearby trees. That’s the scenic atmosphere at Rough Creek Lodge & Resort. Guests can stay in the main lodge, cabins, or even vacation rental homes. Stop by the petting corral to visit miniature goats, horses, and rabbits, or feed your adventurous side with zip lining and rock climbing. If lounging is more your thing, relax poolside, fly a kite, take a hayride, or book some time at the spa. Don’t forget that there are several museums, parks, live music, and Dinosaur Valley nearby.

Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort
1 Resort Way | Boerne, TX

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km_oct-nov_16_travel_spa_salt_cave_tapatio-springs-hc-resortResort amenities include golf, a spa, dining, and live music events on site. Guests looking for a unique experience can book the George Strait suite. With a private entry near the golf course, living room and entertainment area, a wet bar, hill country views, and George Strait memorabilia, it’s truly suited for an ultimate getaway. For the adventure junkie, try adding hunting, fishing, or playing at Joshua Creek Ranch to your itinerary. If it’s romance you’re after, saddle up for an equestrian ride, taste regional wines, indulge in a couple’s massage, or book some time at the salt cave.

Travaasa Austin
13500 FM Rd. 2769 | Austin, TX

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km_oct-nov_16_travel_329_activities_mechanical_bull_300dpi_travaasa-austinAs soon as you arrive at Travaasa Austin you are encircled by cypress trees, live oaks, and rolling hills. Explore your cultural side with cooking demos, wine tastings, harmonica lessons, and reside chats. You can choose from an inclusive or a la carte experience adding on amenities such as chef prepared meals, spa treatments, and private fitness classes. These aren’t your ordinary classes. Sure you can sign up for Pilates, but you can also strengthen your core during the mechanical bull workout. When in Texas. KM

 

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