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11 Best Spots For Glamping Near Austin

May 01, 2022

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.

SEE ALSO: 19 Best Road Trips From Austin

Here are the best glamping properties around Central Texas!

 

Getaway House - tiny cabins near Austin Texas

Getaway House

If you’re looking for a glamping experience that’s off the grid without any service so you can completely disconnect, check out Getaway House. With locations across the nation in cities like NYC, Boston, Washington DC, and Austin, Getaway House has tiny cabins in secluded nature destinations. From Austin, Getaway has three outposts between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. 

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Location: Wimberley, Texas

Distance from Austin: one hour

Glamping type: cabins

Accommodations: 

  • small kitchen and coffee maker
  • fire pit
  • hiking paths

Price: $100

Pros:

  • no wifi 

Wimberley, Texas, getaway.house/austin

 

Walden Retreats - Glamping Near Austin

Walden Retreats

The newest glamping spot near Austin is Walden Retreats, a luxury camping getaway located in Johnson City that provides guests with an outdoor experience without compromising comfort. The 96-acre property now features 7 suites, 8 studios, an event pavilion designed by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, and a welcoming lobby featuring a curated general store – all in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

The tents combine the amenities of a luxury hotel with the adventure of camping outdoors. Each bespoke tent, designed and curated by Marra Home, has a distinct color palette and includes custom furniture and handmade textiles from artisans around the world. The rooms are equipped with central heat and air conditioning, running water, a Casper king size bed with Kassatex linens, custom Luna Zorro bathrobes, and a clawfoot bathtub. In addition to a wrap-around patio, each tent has a gas grill, private fire pit and an intimate outdoor shower.

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Valid for stay dates (Sunday-Thursday) in Studio suites ONLY

Location: Johnson City, Texas

Distance from Austin: one hour

Glamping type: luxury safari tents

Accommodations: 

  • kitchen
  • king size bed
  • private outdoor shower
  • fire pit
  • hiking paths
  •  

Price: studios start at $270, suites start at $365/night

Pros:

  • Pedernales River
  • nearby wineries and vineyards, Garrison Brothers, and more
  • 30 mins from Fredericksburg

Johnson City, waldenretreats.com/tents

 

Hozhoni on the Hill glamping bubble dome

Hozhoni on the Hill

Stargazing in a clear bubble dome with a 360 degree view of Texas Hill Country overlooking Lake LBJ and Lake Marble Falls after taking a hot outdoor shower. Hozhoni on the Hill is one of the only clear bubble domes in Texas without having to do the 6-7 hour drive to Terlingua

Located about a hour from downtown Austin, Hozhoni on the Hill is perched on the tallest hilltop in the area with majestic 360 degree views of the Texas Hill Country. Overlooking Lakes LBJ Marble Falls, Hozhoni on the Hill is the perfect location for a wedding, event, or overnight getaway. The venue can handle from 20 to 250 guests, with overnight accommodations available.

Perched 101 feet over Horseshoe Bay on a huge private deck with incredible views of the sunset and night sky, is the Stardome Suite, a clear dome to sleep under the stars at night! The Stardome suite has a private bath, indoor/outdoor shower and an outdoor star-soaking tub. The suite includes a mini frig, microwave, coffee maker and 5-billion star view!

Location: Marble Falls, Texas

Distance from Austin: one hour

Glamping type: clear bubble dome, tipis, and luxury safari tents

Accommodations: 

  • private patios 
  • outdoor soaking tubs
  • mini fridges, coffee maker, and microwave
  • wedding venue
  • restaurants in walking distance

Price: $275 to $400

Pros:

  • Perched atop a private deck twenty feet above the ground with incredible views
  • 360 degree views of the Texas Hill Country
  • walking distance to restaurants
  • Sweet Berry Farm

Cons:

  • located next to the dam so there is light pollution

4325 Cottonwood Dr, Cottonwood Shores, TX, hozhonionthehill.com

 

Yurtopia - glamping yurts in Wimberley Texas

The Yurtopian

The Yurtopian (previously Yurtopia) is located in Wimberley, just under a one hour drive from Austin. You can choose from remote hilltop yurts or riverbluff community yurts: 

Remote hilltop yurts 

These little sanctuaries are on a “hilltop” and are designed for those looking for a remote hideaway in the woods. Each yurt is situated for maximum privacy with more than 300 feet of woods in between each yurt territory. Each yurt is climate-controlled and features an outdoor kitchen, bathroom, hot tub, fire pit, and rooftop deck. There are no shared amenities. Unlike our RiverBluff Communal Yurts, our Remote Hilltop Yurts do not have river access.

Riverbluff Community Yurts

The RiverBluff yurts are designed to give that “living well in community” feeling. It’s the perfect mix of private sleeping quarters and bathroom space combined with a fun communal playground in the Texas Hill Country.

These three yurts each have their own private bathroom & yard area, while situated roughly 50 feet apart. Shared amenities include large fire pit, dining yurt, 2 grills, outdoor seating, corn hole and 2 hot tubs on a 3.5 acre territory. Enjoy 100 feet of Blanco River access for river sitting.

We stayed in the hilltop yurts and I was surprised by how much I loved the experience at Yurtopia. I loved how secluded each yurt is from each other, the outdoor kitchen made it easy to make our own food, stargazing deck, and soaking in the hot tub at night with the fire pit.

Location: Wimberley, Texas

Distance from Austin: one hour

Glamping type: yurts

Accommodations: 

  • outdoor kitchen
  • outdoor covered bathroom
  • hot tubs
  • outdoor tvs
  • fire pit

Price: $250 to $400

Pros:

  • secluded glamping experience
  • viewing decks
  • outdoor kitchen to cook
  • hot tub & fire pits
  • 10 minutes to town square

135 Winn Ranch Rd, Wimberley, TX, theyurtopian.com/

 

Flophouze shipping container glamping in Round Top Texas

Flophouze Hotel in Round Top Texas

Flophouze

One of my favorite glamping getaways near Austin is Flophouze in Round Top. Just a one hour drive from Austin, Round Top is the vintage shopping capital of the world and hosts several Antique Shows annually. 

Flophouze has six different renovated shipping containers that start at $175/night and a farmhouze that sleeps 10 for $550 a night. I love this glamping rental experience because of the serene view of Texas farmland – it’s quiet with just the mooing of cows. I also love soaking in the hot tub at night while seeing all the stars above. 

Location: Round Top, Texas

Distance from Austin: one hour

Glamping type: shipping containers

Accommodations: 

  • shared outdoor kitchen
  • each container comes with a microwave, fridge, and Chemex coffee pot
  • fire pits
  • shipping container pool/hot tub
  • Recyling the past warehouse to shop from

Price: $175

Pros:

  • serene Texas experience with field view with cows
  • stargazing 
  • soaking container pool/hot tub
  • 12,000 sqft on-site store + curiosity showroom called Recycling the Past
  • fire pits
  • dog-friendly with a fee
  • shopping in Round Top (Weekend Getaway To Things To Do In Round Top Texas)

1132 W, Farm to Market Rd 1291, Round Top, TX, flophouze.com

 

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 Austin 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

SEE ALSO: 7 Top Things To Do In Stonewall & Fredericksburg Texas

 

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: airstream 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
  • 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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