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4 Staycations Near Austin for A Perfect Fall Getaway

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It’s that time of year when the leaves change colors and the bats hide under the South Congress bridge a little longer. The time when visitors surge to our city in hopes of seeing loved ones. A time when most of us Austinites seek to travel to enjoy crisper air and lonely sunsets by a campfire. Well look no further we have got you covered with some unique staycations near Austin for fall and winter. 

Here are our picks for top travel staycations near Austin for fall and winter. Some hidden gems and fan favorites await your presence.

The Reserve at Greenleaf is nestled right on the outskirts of Austin. This unique getaway destination will leave you refreshed and recharged by its beauty and charm. Surrounded by nature you’ll be able to view the sky day and night from your luxurious yurt. Each yurt is uniquely equipped with a skylight view, smores kit, access to the hot tub, campfire, and hammocks. This destination is a perfect romantic getaway or an explorers weekend out this fall. Enjoy the stars’ nature and fun adventures when staying at The Reserve at Greenleaf.

Adventure Options: Kayaking, Campfire, Hiking, Hot Tub, Private Pool options*

📍 408 Laura Ln, Bastrop, TX 78602

I’d like to introduce you to The Ruby Hotel and Bar. This place has the coolest vibes that will send you back in time. Once you step into their vibrantly curated rooms the energy shifts to calm, cool and collected.

The Ruby has so much to offer its guests from birdwatching, dips in the pool, onsite bar, and bites available after 4 pm daily. This is a place most would never want to leave, including me. I actually would be excited to move in and never leave.

It’s also, the perfect place to meet friends for holiday cocktails and brunch!

Adventure Options: Birdwatching, brunch, Swimming

📍 400 Fannin Ave, Round Rock, TX 78664

Let’s just say the location of this place is absolutely impeccable.

Located right on the Blanco River in Wimberley, minutes away from Jacob’s Well and walking distance to bars and bbq. Ranch style and chic amenities, 7a Ranch is perfect for any cowboy or cowgirl of any age. Take a walk down the old country road where you’ll find an ice cream shop, barber, and even a horse! You’ll see the beauty of this cute quaint staycation from the moment you drive up the road. Onsight pool and fireplace as every rancher will truly need.

Adventure Options: Kayaking, Swimming, Campfire, Wild West Town

📍 333 Wayside Dr, Wimberley, TX 78676

Let me tell you about Camp Lucy, a place to make furry friends, fine dine, and explore hill country. Just minutes outside of Austin this getaway is sure to knock your socks off. The amount of history and beauty in each building is mind-blowing. You could walk Camp Lucy and experience history in each step. The activities will have everyone’s weekend filled with entertainment. From Axe throwing to feeding donkeys and fishing. It’s the perfect mix of Texas all rolled into one amazing staycation. I enjoyed the stars and smores while Campy Lucy reminded me the stars are bright in Texas.

Adventure Options: Axe throwing, Bow and Arrow, Tillie’s Restaurant, Swimming, Fishing, Hiking, Feed the Alpacas and Donkeys, Campfire.

📍 3509 Creek Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

I hope you enjoy my travel staycations near Austin for fall and winter. Each place is truly remarkable and has its particular charm and essence. Each place gives a little of what Texas has to offer which is perfect for every traveler and native to take a break.

Let me know which one you head to this year by tagging @StufftoDoinAustin and @cindyexploresaustin on Instagram so we can follow along on your adventure!

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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