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5 Best Spots For Glamping Near Austin

May 10, 2021

Glamping Near Austin

Why camp when you can glamp?! What’s glamping you ask? Glamping is camping in the comfort and luxury of a home while in nature. Popular glamping options include teepees, safari tents, yurts, treehouses, and more. In the past couple of years, so many popular glamping properties have popped up around the city and I’ve tried out some of the best glamping near Austin.

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Here are the best glamping properties around Central Texas!

 

Mystic Quarry in Canyon Lake, TX

Mystic Quarry

Mystic Quarry is one of the first glamping properties outside of Austin – I glamped in a tipi when they first opened 3 years and it was exciting to visit recently and see how much they’ve developed to the property. We stayed in a tiny house on the first name and in a safari lodge the second night (pictured above) and LOVED it. 

Mystic Quarry is one of my favorite glamping properties because of its close proximity to Canyon Lake and 10 minutes from Wimberley town square. There’s also so much to do on the property – swimming pool, sky deck, fire pits, and more. 

Location: Canyon Lake, Texas

Distance from Austin: one hour

Glamping type: safari lodge

Accommodations: 

  • Tiny houses with kitchenette – $152 – $304
  • Cottages (dog-friendly) – $96 – $234
  • Tipis (outdoor shower) – $116 – $152
  • Camper van & RV sites – $45 – $71
  • Power & water tent camping – $36 – $53

Price: ~$250 a night 

Pros:

  • swimming pool
  • sky deck & firepits
  • volleyball
  • bocce ball courts
  • 50+ meeting hall
  • 1200 sq ft covered pavilion 
  • gym, laundry facilities, and recreation room
  • Whitewater Amphitheatre
  • Canyon Lake
  • float the Guadalupe River

Cons:

  • popular spot for families if you wanting something more intimate

13190 FM306, Canyon Lake, TX, mysticquarry.com

 

Talula Mesa in Marble Falls Texas

Talula Mesa

I LOVE how Talula Mesa designed their cabins with a floor-to-ceiling design so you can have a full view of Texas Hill Country and you feel immersed in nature. The cabins are then wrapped in canvas so you feel like you’re glamping in a tent but with a structurally sound experience. 

Location: Marble Falls, Texas

Distance from Austin: one hour

Glamping type: cabin

Price: ~$250 – $400 a night 

Pros:

  • cabin experience that on the side of a mountain with a beautiful view of Texas Hill Country and Lake Travis
  • Turkey Bend Park
  • Sweet Berry Farm
  • outdoor movie projector
  • outdoor kitchen + grill
  • air conditioning in cabins
  • picnic tables
  • firepits
  • stargazing
  • hammocks
  • paddleboards and kayaks to borrow 

Cons:

  • no wifi
  • shared outside bathhouse + toilet

6517 Shaw Dr, Marble Falls, TX, airbnb listing

 

Collective Retreats glamping tent in wimberley Texas near Austin

Collective Retreats

Collective Retreats is an all-inclusive ranch retreat in Wimberley Texas with rustic chic, safari tent-style accommodations, and nightly campfires. The best part of Collective Retreats is waking up on a ridge overlooking Montesino Ranch with a view of Texas Hill Country. 

Location: Wimberley, Texas

Distance from Austin: one hour (80 minutes from San Antonio)

Glamping type: safari tents

Price: ~$300+ a night

Pros:

  • luxury glamping experience with common area
  • complimentary farm-to-ranch breakfast
  • artisanal ranch s’mores at the campfire
  • each tent comes with a private bathroom and king-size beds
  • golf cart ride from parking lot to tent
  • chef farm-to-table dinner add-on
  • horseback riding add-on
  • Blue Hole Regional Park (19 Best Road Trips From Austin)
  • Jacob’s Well 

Cons:

  • the most expensive glamping option near Austin

7431 Fulton Ranch Rd, Wimberley, TX, website

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Skybox Cabins in Glen Rose Texas

Skybox Cabins

Skybox Cabins is located north of Austin in Glen Rose with these unique glamping options: The Birdhouse, Hive, Nest & glamping tents. We stayed in The Nest (pictured above) that’s a treehouse with a bohemian bungalow – the nest overlooks Texas Hill Country.

Location: Glen Rose, Texas

Distance from Austin: 2.5 hours

Glamping type: Treehouse/bird’s nest

Price: ~$260 a night with a 2-night minimum

Pros:

  • a unique experience that’s in the forest if you want a getaway that is remote
  • Dinosaur Valley State Park
  • Fossil Rim
  • Big Rocks Park

Cons:

  • no wifi and no service

1767 Co Rd 1011, Glen Rose, TX, skyboxcabins.com

 

Blue Skies Resort trailer in Fredericksburg Texas

Blue Skies Retro Resort

This Palm Springs-inspired resort property features five reissued 1961 Shasta trailers, each with a cozy living space, a separate bathroom suite (with a robe), and a large outdoor shower. Spend your days wine tasting in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and come home to an outdoor swimming pool, a gas grill, and a pavilion with an outdoor fireplace to enjoy on brisk nights.

Location: Fredericksburg, Texas

Distance from Austin: 45 minutes

Glamping type: trailers

Price: ~$130 a night 

Pros:

  • in  Texas wine country
  • each trailer has a Keurig single cup coffee machine, fridge, & microwave
  • private bathrooms
  • outdoor shower
  • pool

Cons:

  • not dog-friendly

13372 N State Hwy 16, Fredericksburg, TX, blueskiesretroresort.com

 

Country Dome Suites in Bellville Texas

Country Dome Suites

I was looking for somewhere to stay near Brenham after eating at TRUTH BBQ and stumbled upon these dome suites. They look tiny online but they’re actually really spacious on the inside with a full-size queen bed, bathroom, kitchen and dining area. 

Location: Bellville, TX

Distance from Austin: 2 hours (108 miles)

Glamping type: concrete dome

Price: ~$130 a night

Pros:

  • a unique experience that’s in the forest if you want a getaway that is remote
  • TRUTH BBQ in Brenham, Texas (15 minutes) 
  • Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site

Cons:

  • no wifi 

211 Lynn Rd, Bellville, TX, airbnb.com/rooms/49208136

 

Other glamping destinations in Texas:

  • Apache + Comanche Glamping Tent near Pedernales Falls
  • Sinya on Lone Man Creek
  • Green Acres in Elgin, TX
  • Cypress Valley Tree Houses in Spicewood
  • Wahwahtaysee Resort on the San Marcos River in Kingsbury, Texas
  • Yurtopia in Wimberley (Hilltop Yurt, hot tub onsite) 
  • Wanderin’ Star Farms in Dripping Springs
  • Riverfront Glamping at KickBack Cove River Retreat on Pedernales River
  • Howdy Haven Tipi – 16 ft bell tent

 

What are your favorite glamping spots around Austin?

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WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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