Looking to vacation outdoors but prefer a luxurious lodging option? We know the feeling, which is why we adore glamping. Enjoy all the great things nature has to offer while sleeping in a cozy, luxurious cottage, tent, yurt, treehouse, or camper with plenty of amenities to make your stay a getaway you won’t forget. The options are endless!
We’ve compiled this guide of some of the best spots for glamping in Austin, so keep scrolling and check them out so you can book your next trip and prepare for one of the best getaway experiences you’ll ever have!
Yurtopia Wimberley is the leader in the Texas Hill Country luxurious glamping experience, offering multiple gorgeous yurts for guests to choose from. Unplug and relax in the hills while you enjoy nature and all the outdoor amenities, including a large charcoal BBQ, gas firepit, sunset viewing above 100′ of Blanco River waterfront, and hot tubs.
Choose from a Hilltop Yurt, which is designed for one or two people maximum, or a Riverbluff Yurt, which is designed for six friends or three couples. Each yurt has its own sanctuary of amenities and are separated from the others by 300 feet of Hill Country woods, giving you plenty of privacy during your stay!
Become one with nature at the luxurious galmping site, Walden Retreats, near Fredericksburg, Texas. Located one hour West of Austin, guests are able to experience the 96-acre of the Texas Hill Country from their luxury safari tent that has an amazing view, a king bed, kitchen, private bathroom and more.
There are plenty of activities at and around the Walden Retreat to participate in such as hiking, exploring different Fredericksburg wineries, fish in the Pedernales, and attend a concert in Luckenbach. After a long day of some fun, that sanctuary of a tent will be waiting for you to relax and unplug from the world.
For a little escape to the hill country in a quaint cottage, check out The Wayback. Featuring eight light-filled, board-and-batten cottages with interiors that combine fresh and natural with a bit of vintage, this spot is comfortable, friendly, and classic. Each cottage comes with awesome amenities, including a fashionable cafe, a patio, and an outdoor saltwater pool with a sundeck and a bar.
At The Wayback, you’re close to Lake Austin, Dripping Springs, and Common Ford Ranch, and only 11 miles from both the Austin Zoo and the Texas Capitol. Surrounded by hills and a big Texas sky, The Wayback is a place to feel the breeze, be carefree, and linger! Check out our TikTok to catch a glimpse of how beautiful The Wayback truly is!
Collective Hill Country
Overlooking Montesino Ranch, take in the beautiful hill country and breathtaking blue skies. Collective Hill Country offers the most beautiful tents whether you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors with your family, partner, or friends. The site offers Farm-to-Ranch cuisine, build your own charcuterie boards, fondue for two, and campfire s’mores, of course!
Besides sleeping and eating, some of our favorite things to do, there’s many activities to immerse yourself in nature at Collective Hill Country. Enjoy horseback riding, pilates and yoga, live sound meditations, and hikes in Montesino Ranch.
Find your dream escape at HoneyTree Farm, just ten minutes north of Fredericksburg. Whether you are needing rest, playtime, or simple enjoyment, HoneyTree Farm has a treehouse for whatever need you may have.
The Sycamore treehouse is known to be serenity, perfect for rest. Listen to the water flowing in the creek while you overlook the Texas hills. The Live Oak treehouse is great for simple pleasures such as listening to the trees or reading in a hammock. The Sapling is the playground of your dreams, perfect for birdwatching, bathing, and enjoying nature. The Leaf, new to the HoneyTree Farm, is a high cabin with a tub among the live oak branches. Also new to the farm, The Acorn has an outdoor living room and stargazing patio, perfect for those curious about nature’s nightlife.
Blue Skies Retro Resort
Nestled between Enchanted Rock and the Texas Wine Trail, a palm springs retro vibe is found right outside of Austin. Rest in the coolest Shasta trailers with private yards and bathrooms. One of our favorite parts is that each Retro Shasta Camper has a record player! Outside, you can enjoy wood burning fireplaces, grills, lounge seating, and a pool.
There’s plenty to do around the area also, such as sipping and shopping in Fredericksburg, hiking Enchanted Rock, smelling the flowers at Willow City Loop, and swimming in the Llano River.
Grand Aztec Glamping Tent at Talula Mesa
This is not your ordinary tent. The Grand Aztec Glamping Tent at Talula Mesa allows you to relax in style while enjoying the hill country with a comfy, luxurious, king-sized bed, a gorgeous view of the lake, and air-conditioning!
This one of a kind elevated glamping experience is just 35 minutes outside of Austin and includes paddleboards, kayaks, noodles, life jackets, yard games, volleyball, an outdoor movie station, fire pit, grill, refrigerator, coffee, hammocks, and more. You’ll have access to the entire 15 acres, including some walking/hiking trails, so there is plenty to explore during your stay!
Cypress Valley Tree Houses
Feel like a kid again by staying sleeping in a treehouse at Cypress Valley Tree Houses. Featured in media like The New York Times and Texas Monthly, these adventurous lodging options have gained national attention and will rekindle your spirit of adventure while simultaneously offering a luxurious stay in nature. Each treehouse sleeps two to six guests and is nestled in ancient cypress trees.
During your stay, enjoy zip-lining, hammocking, swimming in the pond or pool, or walking through the wild flowers in spring. At night, wrap yourself up in a blanket and stargaze, listen to the owls, or follow the hundreds of fireflies lighting the creek-bed below.
Stylish Creekside Cottage
This modern/industrial cottage is a one-bedroom home that borders an urban farm, offering guests a unique and quirky spot to recharge from your Austin fun. The Stylish Creekside Cottage is a wonderful mix of rustic and luxury, with creek views, the comfiest queen bed, and a great sectional couch that is perfect for movie nights.
Your stay includes complimentary wine, snacks, and coffee and the home is just a walk away from some of the coolest cafes and bars on the East Side! What more could you need for a getaway spot?
The Treehouse on Lake Travis
The Treehouse on Lake Travis offers such beautiful scenery. Wake up lakeside and enjoy the refreshing air. It’s the perfect reset, no matter how long you end up staying. The space offers a pool, a hot tub, spa-like bathrooms and bedrooms, and a BBQ area. Lakeway Marina is a walking distance away, where you can rent a boat for the day!
White Branch Cabin
The White Branch Cabin overlooks the Barton Creek Valley, is secluded, and has a north fence line that contains a large ranch that’s approximately 7,000 acres. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Austin, this is the perfect destination for a glamping weekend getaway. This cabin sleeps 2-4 people and even has an outdoor fire pit for the entire group to enjoy, perfect for s’more making.
The Bloomhouse by Lodgewell
Built by two UT architecture students in the 70s, the Bloomhouse is the ultimate glamping destination that truly is as unique and extravagant as it gets. Many people seek out this particular airbnb due to its structure and the fascination that it draws. This Airbnb can accommodate four guests, having one bedroom, two bedrooms, and one bathroom.
More Things to Explore During Your Getaway
We hope you have the best time glamping in Austin at one of these spots! While you’re vacationing, check out the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide page and let us know what you want to see next!