Property at a Glance: Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort
Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort lies amid 32 acres of grassy meadows nestled in New Braunfels and the Texas Hill Country. There are numerous things to do on the resort—take a dip in the outdoor and indoor heated pools, relax in one of the hot tubs, or cook marshmallows beside two fire pits. It’s also within an hour’s drive of Austin, San Antonio, and other attractions in the Hill Country.
- Where you’ll stay: The resort’s cottages are free-standing homes, each with a deck and a barbecue grill. The Pecos Cottage sleeps two people, the Guadalupe Cottage can accommodate up to four adults and four kids 17 or younger, and the Comal and Frio Cottages can sleep up to eight guests.
- Pick up beer and wine at the onsite General Store. Here you can also find soft drinks and fresh baked pizzas.
- Good for kids: Your children will be occupied with the resort’s playground, inflatable jump pad and pillow, and a game room stocked with an assortment of video game systems, including a Wii and Playstation 3.
- Rent a golf cart to cruise around the resort.
- Other things to do: Play shuffleboard, relax in the hot tub, or challenge your neighbors to a game of sand volleyball.
- Live music is played on summer weekends.
- Schlitterbahn water park is located 10 minutes away.
- Local attractions include historic Gruene, Texas, located 5 miles away. Other highlights in the area are Austin, under an hour away, downtown San Antonio, just 30 minutes from the property, and the attractions in the Texas Hill Country, just a few minutes away.
Texas Hill Country: Pastoral Landscape of Ranches, Rivers, and German-American Towns
A picturesque region of rolling hills and valleys covered in bluebonnets, the area of central Texas known as Texas Hill Country has been compared to the landscape of Tuscany by the New York Times. Texas Hill Country is a backyard playground for nearby cities, as it lies just west of Austin and northwest of San Antonio. Urbanites often escape here for the weekend to enjoy the slower pace and beat the heat—the region’s slightly higher elevation means it’s often less humid. With many state parks and spring-fed rivers, the Hill Country is also a haven for outdoorsy types; activities range from fishing and tubing to rock climbing. The Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is popular thanks to its main attraction: a gigantic pink-granite dome in the middle of the park.
Among the Hill Country’s major towns, Bandera best captures its cowboy spirit. It’s not uncommon to catch an open rodeo in the summer or to see a ranch hand riding to the store on horseback. The town is also surrounded by dude ranches where you can get a taste of the local lifestyle. Just north of Bandera, the town of Fredericksburg is also worth exploring. Along with New Braunfels, it was one of the main settlements of local German immigrants in the 1840s—a heritage that visitors can still see today in the “Willkommen” signs hung on shop doors.