As you begin planning your upcoming Austin getaway, you may find that your best vacation escape may not be in Austin proper, but on the outskirts of town in Dripping Springs! Specifically, our 4-bed, 3-bath Hill Country Cabin may be the space that makes your heart skip a beat, offering country quiet and rural tranquility that soothes souls that have been run ragged at work, home, and play. This guide to its charms may help you decide that heading to the hills was the best decision you made this year, especially when the hills hold the key to a relaxing and refreshing vacation escape!
All the Wows in Our Hill Country Cabin Rental
The traditional log cabin is often a dark and small space, but as you might expect, we do everything larger in Texas, and when you walk into our Hill Country Cabin for the very first time, a gasp of wonder and delight will not be held back! Vaulted ceilings of tongue and groove planks draw your eyes up as the open concept floor plan reveals all; there are no hidden secrets in these rooms! A bright and airy living room centers around a large and comfortable sectional specifically placed to enjoy views of the state-of-the-art television, stone fireplace, and walls of windows that look out onto the Dripping Springs landscape. A large bookshelf tucked away in one corner of the living room offers shelves of board games that will bring hours of entertainment when played while gathered around the large dining table located just steps away. A wood breakfast bar separates the two spaces, allowing for overflow seating at dinner or simply a space for the kids to enjoy their bowls of cereal at while watching morning cartoons. The kitchen is a warm space, filled with country cabinets in a soft shade of green, simple white tile backsplash, and upgraded appliances in stainless steel that will help bring the joy back to your cooking experiences. 17 guests can sleep comfortably in this space, and each bedroom is designed to ensure that the sleep experienced here will be deep and uninterrupted. Wood floors (as to be expected in a cabin) lead the way to peace and tranquility, with each bedroom and bathroom decorated in its own American country inimitable style. Outside this Hill Country cabin rental, a wood deck fills the expanse of the back of the house, topped with separate seating and dining areas, a barbecue grill, and views of the fire pit seating area and the private pool just beyond, creating areas for entertainment and relaxation that will be the most popular spots of the home!
Every Minute of Every Day
Our Hill Country Cabin offers the laidback and relaxing lifestyle you have dreamed of during the hustle and bustle of real life. Reserve this special property today!
Well, it is that time again. Another year has flown by and once more the holidays are upon us. If you are planning your fall getaway to the city of weird during this time, choosing Austin Vacation Rentals for your seasonal sanctuary promises to make this trip one you will never forget! Because we are known as being a little unusual, you probably are expecting that Halloween is a local favorite holiday, and as usual, you are 100% correct. This guide to all the fun you can have during the spookiest time of the year will only be surpassed by the joy you will find staying under our roofs.
Halloween Children’s Concert, October 24 @ 3 PM, The Long Center for Performing Arts
Keeping in mind your littlest travelers aged 2-10, the Halloween Children’s Concert is destined to offer a spooky but not frightening good time! Dressing up in a costume is encouraged as you and your child or children spend a pre-Halloween hour bonding over symphonic music designed to stimulate young minds. The main theme of this Halloween extravaganza is the story of Hansel and Gretel, that will be narrated by the host and the entire hall will be decorated to reflect the theme and the holiday.
Trick or Drink: Austin Halloween Bar Crawl, October 29th-November 1, Kung Fu Saloon
Oh, how we have missed the old-fashioned bar crawls that were once a standard way to celebrate a trip to Austin, and this Halloween edition makes our hearts happy! Sponsored by Kung Fu Saloon but taking place at a variety of bars over three days, this bar crawl promises to offer the best drink specials in town. Costumes aren’t required, but feel free to express yourself as you drink your way across Austin. Wristbands must be worn and can be purchased at the website listed here.
Doomy Folks Music & Horror Festival, October 30 & 31, The Far Out Lounge & Stage
Halloween in Austin just wouldn’t be the same without horror movies and this spooktacular event offers two stages filled with gore and gruesomeness over its two days, while also offering live music and a costume contest! Get creative with your costume as you are scared out of your pants and celebrate the holiday the old fashioned way; with lots of drinks, music, and spinetingling frights! Tickets can be purchased at the Far Out Lounge’s website.
So Much More This Halloween in Austin!
Halloween is a big deal in Austin, so start making your plans now, beginning with booking your favorite Austin Vacation Rentals holiday hideaway today!
Vacations come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Perhaps your upcoming getaway involves a large group of people traveling together as they participate in a wedding destination or a family reunion, both of which require a home with many places to sleep. Or maybe it is a nuclear family vacation, with mom, dad, the kids (and the family fur baby) coming together for a week of entertainment and education. Your upcoming trip could be a honeymoon, serving as the first stop in a lifetime of togetherness or simply single adventures as you explore Austin, branching out on your own for the first time in your life. If your Austin journey falls into any of these scenarios, Austin Vacation Rentals has the perfect place for you, and if it just happens to fall into the latter two, our Heights Casita is the Austin vacation rental where you will want to stay!
A Charming and Compact Austin Vacation Rental
Offering 500 feet of space and a quiet urban charm, the floorplan may be small, but the Heights Casita is packed with personality. Step inside a space that is bright, airy, and so efficient, and as you take your first peek, fall in love! A compact kitchen is fully equipped with the most modern of details, including stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a sophisticated glass tile backsplash that adds a pop of color to the gray cabinets below. The dining table set for two sits just across the wood floored room and is a place where couples will eat, talk, laugh, and discus plans for their trip and their future as each day begins and ends.
The living area and the sleeping area share the same space, offering a comfortable black leather couch on which guests may watch the state-of-the-art television, read a good book, or continue the conversation you were just having at the dining room table, just a little more comfortably. Walls painted in crisp grays and whites add to the urban look of this cozy space, but the Audubon style print hanging on the wall above the TV brings a touch of the natural to this charmingly sophisticated space.
Outside, a small sitting area is where you will find yourself sitting, sipping, and watching the sun set over the horizon and when the day’s adventures catch up with you and your eyes start to fight a losing battle to stay awake, sliding between the silky soft linens of the cloud soft bed will bring you yet another luxury: peaceful and uninterrupted sleep.
Close to the Heart of Austin
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Every season is the best season for an unforgettable visit to Austin, but we won’t lie to you. Fall holds a special place in our heart, and if you are planning on traveling here during the season, (and staying in one of our luxurious Austin Vacation Rentals seasonal sanctuaries) you may never want to go home again! Offering all the traditional traits of the season—cooler weather, fiery trees, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING—your stay is destined to be more fun than you knew you could have, especially when you follow this guide to our favorite fall activities in Austin!
Oktoberfest at Bangers Sausage House and Beer Garden, September 23-25, 79 Rainey Street
As the pandemic loosens its grip on the world, fun events like Oktoberfest are slowly reappearing, and we couldn’t be more excited to talk about the Oktoberfest celebration at Bangers! Offering beer and brats, live music, and more beer and brats, every minute spent raising a toast to friends, good times, and to having more beer will be some of the best minutes of your Austin fall getaway!
Blue Owl Brewing, 2400 E Cesar Chavez Street #300
As if you haven’t already enjoyed a beer or two at Oktoberfest, the fall is the perfect time to sample the craft beers for which we are famous, and Blue Owl Brewing is one of our favorite places to explore! Offering a tasting room that is open Wednesday through Sunday and a delicious selection of Austin based brews, right now they are still featuring summer delights that include Teeny Hopper, a juicy sour session with grapefruit undertones and a 4 % ABV, but starting September 22nd, the fall flavors will emerge, starting with another sour session, the Pastry Gose, which offers a 3.4 % ABV and tastes as yummy as your grandma’s peach cobbler, just with a little more kick.
Take a Hike With These Fall Activities in Austin
The best way to enjoy the changing of the season and all the beauty that comes along with fall is to get out there in the midst of it all, and a hike through the natural landscape is sure to take your breath away. The McKinney Falls State Park’s Homestead Trail is one of our favorites, taking you along just over 3 miles of simply spectacular fall beauty! The pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, however, is the view of the lower falls, and of course, the forest of trees you will be walking through, all dressed in their autumn finest. The vibrant colors, the coolness of the air, and the tranquil serenity of McKinney Falls makes this adventure one that will speak to your soul!
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Like snowflakes, every vacation you take will be different, each one offering something that feeds your soul. When you visit Texas, you can enjoy blissful days spent on a ranch, sipping mojitos under a wooden pergola, and quiet nights where happy dreams and deep sleep come easily, especially when you choose our 2-bedroom, 2 bath, Hill Country Soulfilled property for your vacation accommodations. This guide to all its charms will tease and tantalize you into realizing that for this getaway, there is no other choice than this Hill Country vacation rental!
Hill Country Beauty
Nestled into the beautiful landscape of 10 acres of Texas Hill Country, the thought that this sojourn will not be like any other may cross your mind upon first glimpse of its stone exterior and bright red door that welcomes all who enter. Inside, vaulted ceilings covered with beadboard and golden oak beams hint at even more excitement and comfort to be had here, and as you flop down on the plush overstuffed sectional facing a super-sized television and windows that look out onto the landscape, you won’t be able to resist exploring the rest of the home!
Hill Country Soulfilled will speak to your soul as you whip together flapjacks in a rustic yet modern kitchen filled with updated stainless steel appliances. Featuring knotty pine posts, black granite countertops, and custom cabinets lightly stained and polished to a golden glow, corrugated tin serves as a backsplash and iron bars cover the pantry, allowing guests to see the “prizes” awaiting within. A dining room, located just steps away, is dominated by a heavy wood table and matching benches, while an oak barrel and two suede covered bar stools serve as extra seating.
The master bedroom is a large space, its vaulted ceilings covered in tongue and groove planks, the walls covered in stained pine planks, and the wainscotting succeeds in bringing your eyes down to the king bed that is the focal point of the room. Floor-to-ceiling windows bring light into what could be a dark space, and a private balcony offers the perfect spot to enjoy coffee at sunrise or wine at sunset. The second room, the bunkroom, is where children will whisper and giggle long after mom and dad have warned them it is past time to get to sleep!
Find Your Happy Place at This Hill Country Vacation Rental
The country life continues as guests wander out to the large, covered deck, finding comfortable places to sit and million-dollar views. Sip sweet tea out of mason jars as you simmer happily in the bubbling waters of the hot tub under the stars or spend your spare minutes hiking the 10 acres that your home away from home is located upon. Your journey to Austin and your stay in our Hill Country Soulfilled retreat promises to be the vacation you have been dreaming about for years. Reserve it today!
Dreams do come true when you choose Austin Vacation Rentals for your vacation accommodations, and our Hill Country Dream Ranch and Studio is the perfect example! Offering 6 tranquil bedrooms, 4.5 spa-like baths, and a lifestyle to which you will rapidly become accustomed, we thought we would take a little time today and talk to you about this special Austin vacation rental. Take a few minutes to walk through this beautiful sanctuary and lose yourself in the possibilities of this Austin vacation rental!
The Farmhouse Life Is a Charming Life Indeed in This Austin Vacation Rental
The wide veranda, the cheerful yellow siding, and the two columns on either side of the front door will invite you to come on in and explore the comfort and beauty just waiting inside. Follow hardwood floors to rooms that welcome you, including a living area with a soft and sophisticated sectional facing a wall of bookshelves and a charming and whimsical portrait of a happy bovine peeking down at you. The kitchen and dining room are open to the rest of the public spaces, featuring stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a beautiful breakfast bar that serves as overflow seating when the family gathers for dinner. Double ovens allow for a generous feast to be prepared, and the window over the sink peeks out into the private oasis that will be the hub of much of your entertainment during your stay.
The dining room, located just steps from the kitchen, will be the gathering place for dinners, games, and conversations, and when a little something extra is needed, step out into the four seasons porch where a shuffleboard table waits to be played and a fitness machine can be used to work off some of the extra calories taken in during your fabulous Austin getaway! Another television and a washer and dryer make this a multipurpose space that will definitely be put to use.
The bedrooms are all designed to ensure that each night’s sleep is the best you have ever had, and the star of the en suite bathroom in the master bedroom is a clawfoot tub in which all your troubles will melt away! A secondary kitchen in the guest quarters offers the perfect space for mothers-in-law to call their own, offering a seating area, sleeping area, and private bath. Outdoors, a private paradise offers a swimming pool, lounge chairs for sunning, and multiple seating and dining areas in which guests can enjoy the great outdoors in comfort and style! Surrounded by mature trees, the fire pit surrounded by a wood swing and wicker cushioned chairs is where ghost stories will be told, and the hot tub off the main deck allows for relaxation under the stars. Every inch of space inside and outside of this cheerful country home is designed to ensure that your Texas vacation will be the one that you never want to end.
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Comfort, style, and luxury are just a few of the qualities of this dream home that will make you wish it were your own. Reserve our Hill Country Dream Ranch and Studio today!
As the skies turn gray and the humidity levels rise during your unforgettable Austin adventures, you may find yourself looking anxiously at heavy clouds and wondering how long it will be before your fun gets washed away. Rainy days are seldom appreciated, especially on vacation, but we at Austin Vacation Rentals have a little secret to share with you: Rainy days can be the best days when you explore this list of activities in Austin we have prepared! Just look at the excess moisture as a gentle nudge by Mother Nature pointing you in a new direction as you stay warm, dry, and entertained with indoor adventures in Austin.
Think Hard and Play Even Harder
If this is a family vacation, trying to find ways to keep the kiddos entertained when cooped up inside can be a scary proposition, but never fear! Thinkery (1830 Simond Avenue) a children’s museum filled with hands on experiences, a pint-sized farmers’ market, and a joy to all little boys and girls of all ages, a Train Town. This sweet museum is destined to be your rainy day savior as your littles happily play, learn, and stay out of mud puddles.
These Activities in Austin Will Make You Wine!
Not all getaways involve children, and if you and your favorite traveling partner are seeking out dry-ish activities in Austin of the adult kind, a visit to Wanderlust Wine, 610 N Interstate Highway 35, will definitely make you wine! Offering over 50 wines to taste, coming in from all over the world, sitting, sipping, and celebrating the rain drops that are not falling on your head will be an adventure you won’t soon forget.
Museums and Rain
There is something wonderful about spending a rainy and gloomy day under cover of a house of history, and when the skies open up and you decide you want to learn more about the great state of Texas, the Bullock Texas State History Museum located at 1800 Congress Avenue is the first place you need to go! Offering a comprehensive history of the greatest state on earth (in our humble opinions!), the stories told here will linger with you long after you return to real life. Stay dry and cozy as you explore exhibits about guitars, oil rigs, and learn about our humble beginnings in a story so fascinating, you won’t want your tour to end!
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If you have ever driven by a charming little farmhouse offering a wide fenced front porch and exquisite gingerbread details and thought to yourself, “Wow! How I would love to live there!” our Austin Vacation Rentals Hill Country Dream Ranch is the perfect vacation home for you. Offering 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and the quiet lifestyle that is a far cry from the hustle, bustle, stress, and tension of your real life, this sweet escape sleeps 14 guests comfortably, so bring along your friends, family, and take a time out from reality! This guide to Hill Country Dream Ranch and all its charms is sure to make it shoot straight to the top of your Austin vacation home bucket list.
Life’s a Dream at This Austin Vacation Home
This farmhouse, painted in a cheerful yellow and white color scheme will make you fall in love at first sight, and when the door swings open to reveal the beauty inside, your initial feelings will grow stronger. Offering a modern space with walls of crisp gray, the vaulted and beamed ceilings will draw your eyes up, but it is the treasures found underneath that will keep you grounded. Truly designed to be a perfect Austin vacation home for everyone who stays here, the kitchen is a large space filled with modern appliances—including a double oven that will make the chef of the day salivate—custom cabinetry topped with granite countertops, and a frosted glass door pantry that will hold all the food staples necessary for feeding a huge group. The dining room is located just outside the cooking space, offering a farm style table placed in front of a large picture window that keeps the room light and bright.
While the living room is a comfortable space, offering a state-of-the-art television, soft gray sectional, a wood burning stove, and a touch of whimsy in the large painting of a cow that hangs on one wall. The laundry room serves multiple purposes as it holds a rowing machine and shuffleboard table in addition to the full-size washer and dryer and large flat screen television. Doing laundry has never been this fun!
Outside, however, is where the real fun begins, offering over two acres of land on which to play. Featuring a barbecue grill, cornhole game, hot tub, private pool, and fire pit, it is the possibility of catching a glimpse of the local wildlife (soft eyed deer with fluffy white tails) that gives an added gloss to your Austin Hill Country sanctuary! The white front porch we spoke of earlier offers places to sit, including a porch swing that could have been the star of your favorite country movie. At night, when the sky turns a velvety black, lit only by the glow of a billion stars, sliding between the silky soft linens that top our oh so comfortable beds will give you the ultimate in luxuries, a full night of uninterrupted sleep! Reserve our Hill Country Dream Ranch today!
As you begin making your plans for 4th of July, you may have just realized that this year offers a bonus long weekend. With everyone’s favorite summer holiday falling on a Sunday, many Americans are getting the following Monday off, and because long weekends often stretch out into vacation weeks, you may be developing itchy feet and a desire to travel somewhere new, so why not point those feet in the direction of Austin, Texas? Offering an all-American getaway with plenty to do, the only way your 4th of July escape to the Southwest can get any better is by choosing Austin Vacation Rentals for your holiday hideaway! This guide to big booms and bigger fun will ensure that your stay with us in the city of weird will give you an adventure you will never forget this 4th of July in Austin!
Time to Start the 4th of July Austin Celebration
The pandemic put a serious damper on celebrations in 2020, so we are all thankful that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel; not all gatherings are taking place this summer, but the biggest and best is back in play. The Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM, and we could not be more excited! This has traditionally been the largest show in town and this year promises to be no different, so be sure to stake your claim on a spot early. Held at Vic Mathias Shores, the best spots to view the display are from the auditorium or any of three bridges in the area, including South First Street Bridge, Congress Bridge, or Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge. This display of colorful fireworks is mirrored in the waters of Lady Bird Lake below, so be sure to find a spot that allows you to watch it both ways! Want to enjoy a traditional all-American picnic while waiting for the free fireworks show to begin? Stop by Lucy’s Fried Chicken on the way to the event and pick up some of the best fried chicken you have ever tasted for the show! This fireworks show is a popular one, so you will want to bring a blanket to sit on (no room for chairs) and fried chicken somehow tastes better when enjoyed on a picnic blanket!
Memories Made Here
After you have licked the last of the fried chicken off your fingertips and the final glittering sparks have burned out, there is no need to feel sad as you head “home” to the luxury and comforts found in our Austin Vacation Rentals holiday hideaways. Reserve yours today!
The joys of vacationing in or near Austin are increased exponentially when you choose our Dripping Springs Quit n’ Time Ranch to complete the picture of the perfect Texas getaway! Offering 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, and able to sleep up to 26 guests, this spacious ranch can be used as a destination wedding spot, a family reunion, or just a peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life with your favorite traveling partners. If you aren’t convinced that this Austin vacation rental is perfect for you yet, this guide to Quit n’ Time will give you the gentle nudge you need!
Like a Warm Embrace
As you walk through the oversized wood and glass doors that welcome all guests, warmth and comfort will envelope you like a warm embrace. Find your way to the kitchen that is open to the living and dining spaces and offers high-end appliances, cheerful white cabinets, and a center butcher block topped island that is the focal point of the room. Here is where you have the choice of creating meals for the family or simply whipping up blenders filled with frosty margaritas, perfect for cooling your insides on a sultry summer day! The dining room, located just steps away, is where games can be played or virtual meetings can be held; this multipurpose space could truly be considered the heart of the home!
In the living room, a state-of-the-art television holds center stage, surrounded by plush sectional sofas, so comfortable guests often find themselves napping on lazy afternoons, but this isn’t the only place you will find yourself sleeping peacefully during your stay. Each of the 6 bedrooms are decorated in coolly neutral color schemes, allowing your focus to remain on the ultimate luxury, sleeping through the night! A bunk room, filled with two triple bunks is where cousins and siblings and new best friends can stay up late into the night, whispering, giggling, and telling secrets!
Entertainment Options Abound in This Austin Vacation Rental
Our Quit n’ Time Ranch offers more than comfortable places to sleep, and as you explore the theater room filled with leather recliners and a super-sized movie screen, you won’t be faulted for patting yourself on the back for making this choice. A game room offering gaming consoles, a pool table and a shuffleboard game will give the kids a place to let off steam, and a private pool and hot tub in the backyard completes the picture of perfection!
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You’ve worked hard for this vacation, and you deserve the best! Reserve Quit n’ Time Ranch today!