“Glamping” is camping with glamour. For those who crave an outdoor escape but do not want to leave behind the amenities of home, glamping strikes the balance between peaceful retreat and modern convenience. Popular fixtures of glamping include furnished yurts, canopies and luxury tents, but the term can be expanded to include cabins, cottages, teepees and even Airstream trailers. These are some of the various glamping venues within an hour or so drive of Austin.
The Cabins at Onion Creek
The venue features six cabins along Onion Creek and is near a number of local breweries, wineries and distilleries.
Notable amenities: king beds, coffee bar
$149/night and up
18992 RM 150, Driftwood
The 275-acre property overlooks Onion Creek and is frequently used as a wedding venue that features a chapel and a vineyard. Guests can stay in a cottage or book a room in the lodge.
Notable activity: hang out with Camp Lucy’s alpacas
3509 Creek Road, Dripping Springs
Collective Hill Country
The retreat specializes in luxury tent glamping experiences, including suites for families and honeymooners alike. Glampers can also partake in horseback riding, culinary classes and massages.
Notable amenities: on-site restaurant and bar, complimentary breakfast
Montesino Ranch, 7431 Fulton Ranch Road, Wimberley
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours
Sleep in one of five luxury treehouses or, if you want to stay on solid ground, the ranch house. Each treehouse is unique, so amenities and facilities vary.
Notable activity: take a zip line tour through the forest canopy
1223 S. Paleface Ranch Road, Spicewood
The ranch’s two facilities, The Casita villa and the Ndotto safari tent, are geared toward romantic glamping trips for two. The ranch features views of the Hill Country and is close to Krause Springs and a number of wineries.
Notable amenity: hot tubs
1020 CR 414, Spicewood
The Liney Moon
Choose between a group stay at The Stellar House lodge or in one of 13 quirky cottages. The venue also hosts group events such as weddings, birthday parties and wine tour groups.
Notable amenity: swimming pool
5401 W. Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs
Living Waters on Lake Travis
From a safari tent to eco-cabins, the site offers a range of glamping experiences.
Notable activities: on-site massage therapy, yoga classes
24315 Pedernales Drive, Spicewood
Lucky Arrow Retreat
Stay in a cabin, a yurt or a porch house or rent the ranch house for large groups at Dripping Springs’ newest glamping location. The retreat also offers guided tours of nearby wineries, nature destinations and barbecue joints.
Notable amenity: on-site beer garden
3600 Bell Springs Road, Dripping Springs
An hours drive south of Austin, Mystic Quarry is a glamping resort with teepees, cabins and tiny house accommodations. Take a swim, take part in outdoor games or hitch a ride on the Mystic Quarry shuttle to see a concert at Whitewater Amphitheater.
Notable amenities: dog parks, rooftop party deck
$130/night and up
13190 FM 306, Canyon Lake
Planet Rock bills itself as the first true glamping site inside Austin city limits. With seven furnished tents and a two-bedroom house available, the site features lots of games and activities such as pingpong, giant Jenga and archery.
Notable amenity: movie theater
5401 Hudson Bend Road, Austin
Sinya on Lone Man Creek
Marketed for romantic getaways and personal retreats, guests enjoy views from a furnished safari tent on Lone Man Creek.
Notable feature: Sinya is a sustainable retreat, down to its complimentary bee-friendly toiletries
Deer Lake Estates, Wimberley
Starhouse B&B’s Vintage Airstream
Guests can stay in a vintage furnished Airstream trailer located on the property of Starhouse Bed and Breakfast. The trailer fits up to three adults.
Notable amenity: complimentary breakfast
Starhouse Bed and Breakfast, 3230 FM 165, Blanco
This list is not comprehensive.