"Glamping" is camping travel trend that brings a twist to classic camping and transforms "just a tent" into a luxury stay. Glamping merges luxury and relaxation with adventure deep in the heart of nature and you'll never want to camp the same again.
Find the best location for your getaway at these hill country, river, and waterfront destinations close by.
KATY MAGAZINE | MARCH 2019 By Katy Magazine Editors
Enjoy the beauty of Hawaiian style on an island in the Texas Hill Country. Son’s Island is nestled in the middle of the cool waters of Lake Placid. Bring the family for a fun time of outdoor leisure. Relax under a shady cabana, enjoy the cool waters with a swim, rent a paddle board or kayak before slumbering among nature in one of the island’s spacious tents. The family friendly atmosphere is perfect for a day get away or a long weekend outing.
Glamping Perks: Glamping Option available (7:30 p.m. to 10 a.m.) - you relax while park associates set up a tent with two queen size mattresses, two fans, and two lanterns for 4 people.
Sinya on Lone Man Creek Wimberley, TX (Map It) The enchantment of the rolling terrain of the Texas Hill Country and peaceful babbling creek can be experienced at Sinya on Lone Man Creek. Inspired by the adventure of an African safari, Sinya combines the rugged camping escapade with the romance and luxury of a five-star hotel. With Sinya nestled less than an hour southwest of Austin, you don’t have to step on a plane to reach this glamping destination.
Glamping Perks: Milk baths in century-old claw-footed bathtubs
Completely unique, but wonderfully restful, this 20-acre compound is the perfect getaway for artistic souls, group retreats, and a place to rest after treasure hunting in nearby Round Top. All the plush luxury details are available in their accommodations; which range from a deluxe, king-sized Tee-Pee, to a fully furnished, restored farmhouse.
Glamping Perks: Private chef/pastry chef available for hire, poetry library, heated saltwater pool.
Located northwest of San Antonio, Camp Comfort merges the coziness of a bed and breakfast with the natural, rugged setting of the Texas Hill Country. Carved from a historic 1860s bowling alley, rooms and cabins are fully furnished with plenty of comforts including comfortable plush beds, rustic high ceilings and amazing views. Enjoy a stroll along the edge of beautiful Cypress Creek while embracing the sounds of local country and blues artists.
Attractive add-ons to your stay like a Shiner Seasonal Bucket, Wine & Cheese package, BBQ Kit, fresh flower delivery, or Romance Package which includeds late check out, white wine, and a red rose.
Fredericksburg, TX (Map It) Located in historical Fredericksburg, Barons Creekside allows guests to take a trip back in time to the rugged pioneer days but keep the comforts of the modern era. Choose from luxury laden two hundred fifty year old log cabins, fully furnished farm and Victorian houses or the adventurous Barons Wagon where guests can snooze in an authentic covered wagon in the company of all the indulgences of a lush hotel. Visit The Club where guests can savor a glass of red at the wine bar or indulge in the tasting room all while listening to local live music.
Destination Perks: Couple's massages, wine bar/bistro, just 20 minutes from the famous Enchanted Rock State Park.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours provides guests with the dream of flying through the canopy of hill country trees while spending the night high above the forest floor. Choose from luxurious Lofts with spacious porches to enjoy your morning coffee and spectacular green views, the simplicity of a traditional, yet modern tree house with a reading lounge and view of view of creek waterfalls, or the large lavish ranch house that can accommodate a large crowd with all the comforts of home.
Destination Perks: Skybridges (lit at night), rope swings, and day/night time (lighted) zipline tours.
Relive your childhood days by lodging in a genuine tree house specially designed for extended stays. Located near the Guadalupe River, River Road Tree Houses blends the nostalgic feeling of being in the trees with modern comforts. With six uniquely different tree houses, you are sure to find one to grant your glamping wishes. Guests can also relish in fishing, tubing or kayaking the cool waters of the river.
Glamping Perks: Private decks and BBQ areas, River Park access (one-acre waterfront property across River Road from the treehouses for the use of guests.)
Spend the night near the infamous Guadalupe river in a spacious, fully furnished tipi. The Reservation on the Guadalupe provides guests with a getaway from the bustling city life with all the comforts and modern conveniences of home. There are eight different tipis on site to accommodate just about any sleeping need. Float along the river, enjoy peaceful fly fishing, check out the entertainment in the community treehouse game room or simply relax around the fire pit with loved ones.
Glamping Perks: Easy access to Guadalupe River, Whitewater Ampitheater, and River Road Ice House.
Geronimo Creek Retreat Seguin, TX (Map It) Plan your escape from the busy city life and head to the uniquely enchanting Geronimo Creek Retreat. Spend a family weekend trip enjoying the simple life of swimming, fishing and spending the night in one of the many truly unique facilities. Choose from one of the luxurious tree houses, cozy glamping cabins overlooking the creek or the tipis nestled in the green of the Hill Country. With the comforts of air conditioning, comfortable beds, full kitchens and gorgeous Hill Country views, you don’t have to worry about the Texas heat keeping you from enjoying your stay.
Glamping Perks: Kayaking, recreation rooms, fishing and swimming.
Get in touch with your inner nature lover by glamping at the environmentally friendly Living Waters on Lake Travis. Just west of Austin, stay in the luxurious, yet earth conscious straw bale home named La Casa de Joy, the serene Floating Cabin on the calm waters of the lake or one of the many adorable Eco-Cabins on the property.
Glamping Perks: On-site massage therapy, yoga classes, and options to rent the entire property for weddings/special events.
Did we miss any of your favorite Glamping spots? Let us know! Editor@KatyMagazine.com
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