Texas Hill Country Staycation at Sonesta Bee Cave

Quick guide to Sonesta Hill Country in Texas. The Sonesta Bee Cave spot makes it the perfect little staycation for a relaxing weekend.
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Texas Hill Country Staycation at Sonesta Bee Cave

Living in Central Austin for so long makes me forget that the Texas Hill Country is less than 30 minutes away. Basil and I did a little staycation a couple of weeks ago at Sonesta Bee Cave. With all the traveling I’ve done this year, I’m guilty of not bringing Basil with me so it was a nice little getaway for us.

SONESTA BEE CAVE GOLF PACKAGE: Enjoy time on the green with our Stay and Play golf package. Enjoy 18 holes at Falconhead Golf Course for two, breakfast for two in Meridian 98, complimentary covered self-parking and complimentary transportation to and from golf course.
A TASTE OF KOKO ROOM SPECIAL: 15% off Sonesta Bee Cave Austin’s best available rate with promo code: MEDIA
Terms & conditions: Subject to blackout dates and availability. Offer valid from for stay dates through 12.31.2017
A TASTE OF KOKO FOOD SPECIAL: 20% off food and beverage at Meridian 98 by mentioning this post and promo code: MeridianxKoko
Terms & conditions: Dine in only. Redeemable at Meridian 98 at Sonesta Bee Cave Austin through September 30, 2017. One coupon per visit per table. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

SEE ALSO: Austin City Guide – Where To Eat, Stay & Do In Downtown Austin

Here’s a quick guide to the Texas Hill Country – I do plan on adding more restaurants and activities with more visits in the future.

 


WHERE TO STAY IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

 

Meridian 98 at Sonesta Bee Cave

SONESTA BEE CAVE

Sonesta Bee Cave is a stylish 195-room hotel overlooking the rolling terrain of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Located at the Hill Country Galleria, Sonesta Bee Cave is just 20 minutes from downtown Austin.

AMENITIES:

  • Outdoor pool with sun deck and lounge chairs
  • Fitness center
  • Rooftop lounge and bar, Meridian 98
  • Complimentary overnight self-parking in our garage
  • Pet-Friendly*

I’m always thrilled when I can bring Basil with me to a dog-friendly hotel and Sonesta Bee Cave is dog-friendly! The staff was even so sweet to pick up some doggy treats from Wolf Gang Bakery for our arrival.

*Sonesta Bee Cave Austin is a pet-friendly hotel and accepts animals of less than 35 pounds. A non-refundable fee will be charged to your account upon check-in as follows: for stays of 1 night:$75; for stays of two nights.

12525 Bee Cave Pkwy, Bee Cave, TX, sonesta.com/us/texas/bee-cave/sonesta-bee-cave-austin


RESTAURANTS IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

 

Duck Confit Buns at Meridian 98
Flatbread

MERIDIAN 98

Meridian 98 is Sonata’s premier restaurant that serves community farm-to-table specialty plates that are locally sourced from Texas farmers and fisherman by Executive Chef Patrick Newman. The outside patio (pictured above) has a great view of the Hill Country and if you prefer to dine inside, it’s fashioned after an authentic London Club.

WHAT TO ORDER: Chili saffron edamame, confit duck sliders, and barbacoa street tacos (loved these!).

HAPPY HOUR: Monday to Thursday from 4- 7pm with $2 off crafft cocktails, house wine, & beer. Sunday from 4pm to close.

12525 Bee Cave Pkwy, Bee Cave, TX, sonesta.com/us/texas/bee-cave/sonesta-bee-cave-austin

 

Tadashi Sushi Austin

TADASHI

It’s a far drive to the Hill Country Galleria for sushi but if you’re already in the area, Tadashi is incredible and worth the visit. Pictured above is the fish sampler, it comes in 4 different sizes that range from $40 to $100.  You can choose from all nigiri, all sashimi or a mix.  This specific box is all sashimi and the selection varies on what the restaurant has that day. From left to right, top to bottom is Kampachi (Amberjack), Suzuki (Wild Seabass), Saba (Fresh Mackerel), Wild Tako (Wild Octopus), Hamachi Belly (Yellowtail Belly), Madai (Japanese Snapper), Houbou (Red Gurnard), Maguro (Tuna), Hirame (Flounder).

12820 Hill Country Blvd E-105, Bee Cave, TX 78738, tadashiaustin.com


THINGS TO DO IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY

Sonesta Bee Cave Trolley

SONESTA TROLLEY

All aboard the Sonesta trolley – it’s offers complimentary rides to the restaurants and shops at the Hill Country Galleria!

 

Hill Country Galleria

HILL COUNTRY GALLERIA

Located right behind Sonesta Bee Cave is the Hill Country Galleria. Easily walkable from the hotel but if you want to avoid the heat, take the Sonesta Trolley. Stores include Whole Foods Market, Barnes & Noble, H&M, and more. Restaurants in the Hill Country Galleria include Amy’s Ice Creams, Buenos Aires Cafe, The Candy Bar, Chisos Grill, and Tadashi.

12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738, hillcountrygalleria.com

 

Falconhead Golf Club

FALCONHEAD GOLF CLUB

⛳  Hit a couple of holes (18 holes to be exact) at Falconhead Golf Club, it’s less than 10 minutes from Sonesta Bee Cave. I had too much fun driving the golf cart up and down the rolling terrain of the Texas Hill Country!

15201 Falcon Head Blvd, Austin, TX 78738, falconheadaustin.com