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10 best glamping areas near Austin, Texas

  • 18th Dec 2020
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10 best glamping areas near Austin, Texas

Luxury Eco Yurt at The Cedars Ranch

These luxury yurts are in the heart of Texas Hill County and are located nestled among 20 acres of secluded live oak and cedar trees. This vacation rental includes a kitchen and dining area, full bath, king-size bed, and living area with sofa bed. The Cedars Ranch is a new contemporary eco event space and wellness destination designed for hosting weddings, receptions, corporate events and wellness retreats .Activities include: walking trails amid live oaks and cedar trees, an enclosed organic flower garden and orchards, game spaces, a fire pit, outdoor hanging seats and many fun, restful and rejuvenating spaces for meditation, contemplation, exploration, creativity and personal retreat time.

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Cypress Valley Tree Houses

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These treehouses might leave you breatheless. With incredible views, they have five different accommodations:

The Yoki

“the newest member of our treehouse family sits nestled in old growth cypress trees above our spring-fed creek ravine. Snuggle up in a king size bed and let the sounds of the valley at night sing you to sleep. Greet the morning with a cup of locally roasted Cuvee coffee from your incredible two-story deck. Your treehouse comes complete with a living room overlooking the ravine through two ancient cypress trees, a small kitchenette and amazing bathhouse and soaking tub across the bridge”.

The Lofthaven

“An aerial yurt built around the trunk of an old-growth cypress tree, the Lofthaven is the perfect romantic getaway for outdoorsy couples. In addition to the 350 square-foot treehouse, a 700 square-foot bathhouse and kitchenette rests on the edge of the ravine connected to the bedroom by a 40-foot suspension bridge. The bathhouse boasts a one-of-a-kind waterfall tub made from local rock and wood—a perfect place to feel relaxed and restored”.

The Juniper & the Willow

“Willow & Juniper break outside the box of conventional architecture. Using biomimicry, the design of this pair of treehouses was inspired by the shape of a leaf. Willow & Juniper highlight the subtle beauty of Nature’s design”. They “are solar powered, single room havens perched above a stunning part of our cypress-lined creek and take the idea of glamping to a new high. Each has a small outside porch for evening enjoyment and morning coffee. Guests have access to shared bathrooms, picnic tables, a (seasonal) swimming pool, and other community space.  Please note: Willow and Juniper are nestled under an active part of our zipline canopy tour”.

The Nest

“includes two bedrooms, a lounge for games or late-night reading, and a kitchenette/dining room, all nestled above the beautiful creek ravine. An outside shower offers guests the ability to rinse off under the stars, and a small bridge connects you and your family to your own bathhouse complete with a bath/shower combination. The Nest sleeps four guests regularly but can accommodate up to six using the convertible bean bag chair to create an additional queen size sleeping space on the floor of the lounge”.

Wahwahtaysee Resort – Luxury Glamping

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This beautiful resort is located on more than 100 acres, near the San Marcos River and one-hour South of Austin. The rooms are composed of safari tents that make a glamping experience just perfect. These tents include a large living room (queen sleeper sofa), a bedroom (king-sized bed) and a kitchen area with a mini fridge, sink and microwave.

Sinya Glamping Retreat

Sinya Glamping Retreat has a custom designed safari tent from South Africa, which sleeps two and makes for a wonderful romantic stay. Located on Lone Man Creek it has received praises from the looks of Country Living, Texas Monthly and other major publications. The amenities included are a king-size bed, luxurious linens, century-old claw foot bathtub, plush towels and bathrobe and kitchenette.

 

Wanderin’ Star Farms – Luxury Yurt

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The yurt is an actual tent, so structure is not air-tight and is subject to fluctuations in temperature (though it has a large mini split a/c and heater to mitigate the temps), wind noise and occasional bugs.

“The AWESOME parts are that you can hear the birds singing first thing in the morning, you can hear the breeze in the tree branches, and you feel like you're cheating nature a little as you awake in your cozy bed hearing the sounds of the hill country and watching the sunlight begin to beam in from the skylight dome!”

Walden Retreats Hill Country

Is located a bit over an hour drive outside of Austin. It has two fully enclosed and beautifully designed safari tents, which include amenities such as: A/C, private bathroom, king bed, refrigerator, clawfoot tub, wood stove and gas grill, and a private fire pit.

_Will Graham from waldenretreats.com

Firesong Ranch – NDotto Safari Tent

NDotto is a safari tent tucked in the Firesong Ranch property. This property is a secluded, adults only retreat, located near Lake Travis. The amenities include: a king-size bed, AC/heater, Wifi, Sonos sound system, luxury linens and towels, nespresso machine, beautiful indoor soaking tub, and more.

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Green Acres Glamping Near Austin

This boutique retreat is located near Elgin, Texas. It is composed of five Yurts, in addition to an airstream and two other lodges. I’ll leave you with a few words from the owners, which I believe is all you need to convince yourself of this vacation spot; ““Whether you are an artist seeking to escape & create, a family looking for intentional time together, or friends wanting time a weekend away in the “far east Austin” area of Elgin, TX, Green Acres is your spot””.

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Riverfront Glamping at Kickback Cove River Retreat

A 19 mile drive from downtown Austin, Kickback Cove is a “400 sq. ft heavy safari tent AC/Heating, outside heated shower, and hot tub in the Heart of Texas Hill Country”. This tent sits directly on the Pedernales River, and include a private dock access. Also available is kayaks and a golf cart.

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Surya Nature Retreat Safari Tent

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Surya Nature Retreat is a safari style glamping tent located on 40 acres of beautiful Texas Hill Country near Blanco, Texas.

Yurt – The Reserve at Greenleaf

Last, but not least, is The Reserve at GreenLeaf. Located near Bastrop,  this Yurt is on a 200 acre Conservation Property, all with private bathrooms and elevated wooden decks as seen below. Enjoy the relaxation of being outdoors as well as a luxury stay indoors.

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Martina Falconi is a recent graduate from the University of Salamanca, Spain. Since she can remember, her knack for reading and writing have fueled her passions , earning her a degree in Law and Political Science. Since quarantine started, Martina has begun exploring more creative approaches to her ... read more




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