Most Unique Texas Hill Country Rentals
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When looking for a weekend vacation that combines small-town charm, scenic natural beauty, conversation-starting locals, and melt-in-your-mouth barbecue, Texas is the place. Specifically, Texas Hill Country, which is not only home to vista views from hilltops and plenty of state parks, but also memorable pit stops that make the whole trip worth it. You could go from hiking a trail to sipping on Texas vino at a winery in less than an hour. Texas Hill Country (specifically Fredericksburg) is known for its vines, after all.
Thanks to its breathtaking scenery and close proximity to so many different towns and must-see spots, Texas Hill Country has become quite the destination for glamping and other unique stays that make for a totally new type of getaway. We’re talking fully furnished treehouses, breezy yurts, renovated shipping containers, and more fun options.
Here are 9 unique rentals to book for a once-in-a-lifetime Texas Hill Country trip.
Getaway Hill Country
Getaway is a travel-meets-wellness company bringing unique forest retreats in different parts of the country, including in Texas Hill Country. These 40 tiny cabins are tucked away into a secluded wooded area near Wimberley, Texas, and each cabin comes with a cell phone lockbox if you need extra help unplugging while you’re there.
The Silos @ 159
Located right outside the tiny town of Round Top—which is great if you’re heading to the twice-annual Round Top Antiques Fair!—there are three vacation rentals built in-and-around vintage silos. Known collectively as The Silos at 159, the distinct one-bedroom abodes are perched on 10 acres of land and feature interiors that look straight out of an Anthropologie catalog.
You’ll have to give up reliable cell service to find this bed-and-breakfast of luxury treehouses in Utopia, Texas, which is conveniently located between two state parks, Garner State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area. Each treehouse is built into a centuries-old bald cypress tree and is fully outfitted with bathrooms, including walk-in showers, and outer decks. Don’t worry, there’s wifi.
Hozhoni on the Hill
A self-dubbed “glampominium,” this unique rental property is perched on a tall hilltop around an hour outside of Austin, Texas, with 360-degree views of Texas Hill Country. Choose from various types of stays, including tiny houses, tipis, and the star of the collection: The Stardome Suite. Sitting 100-plus-feet over Horseshoe Bay with a private deck and an outdoor soaking tub, this option is a clear dome that allows you to sleep under the stars at night!
Lucky Arrow Retreat
This glamping hotel sits on 15 acres of pure Texas Hill Country beauty, closeby to Bell Springs Winery on the outskirts of scenic Dripping Springs. These luxury stays run the gamut, from charming porch houses to breezy yurts to cozy courtyard cabins. Expect rustic-yet-upscale interiors that offer all the creature comforts. Truck over to nearby Driftwood to Duchman Family Winery for a tasting, Desert Door Distillery to try sotol, and Salt Lick BBQ for Texas barbecue.
These round sanctuaries are located conveniently near the charming Hill Country town of Wimberley, Texas, which means you’ll be close to restaurants, breweries, and other activities. While each yurt features an outdoor kitchen, bathroom, hot tub, fire pit, and rooftop deck, the real standout is the property’s Spa Yurt where you can book a massage.
Flophouze Shipping Container Hotel
You read that right—shipping containers. This hotel has renovated a collection of shipping containers to create bespoke rustic accommodations. You’ll have a living room sitting area, along with outdoor space, and it’s only a short distance away from Round Top, Texas, home to the renowned Antiques Fair.
Collective Hill Country
This glamping experience goes beyond just accommodations and offers full-service activities. The sprawling retreat is set on a ridgeline overlooking the scenic Montesino Ranch in the heart of Texas Hill Country, and you can book amenities like horseback riding, outdoor adventures, and locally sourced gourmet meals to enjoy in and out of your massive tent.
Built in the hills of West Austin, this truly unique home is an even further step outside the box in the best way. Its hallmark is the funky shape of the structure and interior, which is furnished with total Texas chicness. If you want more space, this is over 1,000 square feet and sleeps 4 people.