Resort at a Glance: The Resort at Schlitterbahn
During the summer months, The Resort at Schlitterbahn is home to The Schlitterbahn Waterpark, voted the world's best waterpark 16 years in a row by Amusement Today. Once the park shuts down for the season, things around the resort get a little more low-key. But there's still plenty of year-round entertainment along the Guadalupe River and in the Texas Hill Country.
- Spacious suites: You'll stay in a luxury treehaus suite, located along the Comal River and featuring full kitchens and plenty of space—up to 12 people can stay in the three-bedroom units.
- Year-round pools: The West Wing, Boogie Bay, and Gator Bowl pools are always open
- Relax: In the year-round jacuzzi
- Stay active: Play volleyball or horseshoes, or let the kids run around on the playground
- Explore Texas Hill Country: A complimentary Concierge Team will help you plan local excursions to central Texas's scenic spots.
Texas Hill Country: Pastoral Landscape of Ranches, Rivers, and German-American Towns
A picturesque region of rolling hills and valleys covered in blue bonnets, the area in 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 weekends to enjoy the slower pace of life and escape 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 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 local settlements of German immigrants in the 1840s—a heritage that visitors can still see today in the “wilkommen” signs hung up on shop doors.