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TRIBEZA’s 2024 Texas Summer Getaway Guide

Your next Texas getaway is calling!

Big Bend Ghost Town Casa Piedra
Ghost Town Casitas in Terlingua (Photo courtesy of Ghost Town Casitas)

Ghost Town Casitas

212 Ivey Rd.
Terlingua, Texas

When you want to escape it all, there’s only one place that fits the bill: Big Bend. Increasingly growing in popularity, but still holding on to its isolation that makes it so endearing (don’t expect much, if any, cell service), a getaway to Big Bend is a rite of passage for all Texans. When it comes to your accommodations, Ghost Town Casitas has it all. Nestled only 10 minutes from Big Bend National Park, Ghost Town Casitas offers a distinctive West Texas getaway in Terlingua Ghost Town. Each casita exudes its unique charm, so find one that fits your vibe. Casa Piedra reflects the landscape’s beauty, while Ghost House blends seamlessly with nature through its three mirrored-glass walls, and Desert Pearl promises a charmingly comfortable retreat. Outdoor showers and firepits decorate the property, while guests still enjoy the modern-day amenities of kitchenettes and air conditioners so you can relax after a long day of hiking and exploring in peace. It’s the perfect place to call home base whether you’re exploring Big Bend for a bachelorette party, a romantic getaway, or some much-needed solo time.

The pool at Hotel Van Zandt
Downtown Austin Hotel Van Zandt (Photo courtesy of Hotel Van Zandt)

Hotel Van Zandt

605 Davis Street
Austin, Texas

If you want a taste of authentic Austin, look no further than Hotel Van Zandt. The ultimate Texas getaway, the hotel is located in the heart of the city’s lively Rainey Street District. Inspired by Austin’s musical roots and rich Texas history, Hotel Van Zandt is sophisticated rock-and-roll meets Texan leather boots. Each of the luxury hotel’s guest rooms and suites is adorned with musical prints and subtle nods to the city that continues to boom, yet still feels like a small town. Here, guests indulge in a blend of edgy elegance and Lone Star sophistication where creatives gather and artists thrive. Always alive with the spirit of Austin, the hotel offers a wide variety of amenities to entertain its guests, including its nightly social hour, live music every day on its sun-drenched rooftop pool deck, a Chef Series, pop-up art galleries, and more.

Hot stones at Creekhaven Inn & Spa
Creekhave Inn & Spa Hot Stone Massage (Photo courtesy of Creekhaven Inn & Spa)

Creekhaven Inn & Spa

400 Mill Race Lane
Wimberley, Texas

When a Texas wellness getaway is just what the doctor ordered, there’s no place like the family-owned Creekhaven Inn & Spa in Wimberley, regularly named one of the top B&Bs in Texas. Here you can nourish your body, mind, and spirit on the secluded tree-lined three-acre property along Cypress Creek. With over 600 feet of private creekfront under a canopy of Bald Cypress, Sycamore, and Pecan trees, you can embrace the magic of the ambiance provided by nature and the Inn’s stunning accommodations while you reap the benefits of wellness. Ease your mind and allow your body the pampering it deserves with a facial, massage, or spa experience package. Revitalize your senses and follow your journey to rest, and nourishment, and fill your bucket full of goodness. Please note that Creekhaven Inn & Spa is welcome to guests ages 12+.

The pool at Austin’s Hotel St. Cecilia (Photo by Nick Simonite)

Hotel St. Cecilia

112 Academy Dr.
Austin, Texas

Inspired by the patron saint of music and poetry, Hotel Saint Cecilia is a 20-room secluded estate located in Austin’s historic Travis Heights neighborhood one block from the South Congress district, home to iconic live music venue the Continental Club and other hubs of Austin culinary, entertainment and shopping culture.

Its lush grounds are rich with history. Hotel Saint Cecilia was originally built in 1888 as the Miller-Crockett house and is among the five remaining Victorian homes of twelve originally built along this stretch of the Colorado River. The hotel still takes inspiration from the late 1960s and early 1970s. In 2008, Bunkhouse transformed Saint Cecilia from a historic 1880s Victorian home into the Old-World luxury oasis that it is today. With a blend of vintage and modern design elements inspired by the extraordinary writers, musicians, and artists of the 1960s and 70s, the result is a soulful and serene ambiance distinct to Saint Cecilia. 

Both eclectic and elegant in design, Hotel Saint Cecilia’s 20 striking accommodations are scattered throughout the estate—housed in both the Victorian home and in modern additions—all with secluded entranceways. To suit the diverse guest personalities, the design of each room is different. Yet, all of the suites, poolside bungalows, garden suites, and studios feature a cohesive combination of antiques, modern furniture, original artwork, and outdoor lounge spaces. The secluded property and lush grounds are open only to hotel guests and members, thereby offering a unique sense of privacy situated steps away from the heart of South Austin. Hotel Saint Cecilia’s serene grounds feature a 50-foot heated lap pool with a signature “SOUL” neon sign open to guests 24 hours per day, an intimate lounge and bar with fireplace, and an outdoor-seated patio, all of which lie beneath the property’s sweeping live oak tree.

Cabana at Lake Austin Spa Resort
Lake Austin Spa Resort (Photo courtesy of Lake Austin Spa Resort)

Lake Austin Spa Resort

1705 S. Quinlan Park Road
Austin, Texas

While Austin offers so much to do and see within its city limits, sometimes you can’t resist the call of the wild. Find your wellness on the water at Lake Austin Spa Resort, a luxurious Texas getaway for relaxation and rejuvenation. Just 30 minutes from downtown on the shores of Lake Austin, you will feel a world away nestled in the property’s serene lakeside setting. Its quaint destination offers the perfect retreat for a day away or staycation. Enjoy expanded offerings at the stunning LakeHouse Spa, with new signature services, mind-body classes, and lake/boat outings for day guests. Or, relish in an all-inclusive getaway to immerse in a thoughtfully curated calendar of activities, programs, and lake outings. Discover unparalleled comfort and serenity at Lake Austin Spa Resort – an iconic Austin wellness haven for more than 25 years.

The pool area at The Bygone Hotel in Wimberly, Texas (Photo courtesy of The Bygone Hotel)

The Bygone Hotel

10600 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, Texas

Experience the charm of the Hill Country without sacrificing any modern-day comforts at the idyllic and picturesque property, The Bygone. This vintage motel was recently transformed into an elevated hilltop resort with well-appointed guest rooms, a cozy lounge, epic views, a pool deck, a fire pit, a lawn, yard games, and hiking trails. Nestled on 5.5 acres overlooking the Blanco River Valley, Texas never looked better from these views.

Just three miles from the charming Wimberley Square that’s flush with boutiques, restaurants, and cocktail bars and just another mile to the iconic Blue Hole Park, The Bygone’s location couldn’t be better. Not to mention, guests are within a half hour of Gruene Hall, Whitewater Amphitheater, Guadalupe River floating trips, and several other popular breweries, distilleries, and tasting rooms. It’s the perfect launch pad for any Texas getaway if you ever want to leave the stunning property.

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