Texas Adventures: Camping in Luxury
Although many people don't think of Texas as a top winter getaway destination, its mild temperatures and diverse outdoor offerings make it a perfect pick for adventure and luxury. The forests, hills, and plains offer a perfect backdrop for winter glamping, i.e. glamorous camping!
To beat the winter blues and treat your friends and family to a fun weekend, check out these glamping getaways in Texas.
Enjoy the serenity of the woods as you sip a cup of tea on the private balcony of your own peaceful cottage. Located in New Ulm, this cottage sleeps up to five guests and includes a king-size bed and a queen-size sleeper sofa. Cuddle up around the fireplace and enjoy a well-stocked kitchen with complementary breakfast foods and drinks. There are several historic towns nearby to explore with restaurants and antique shops.
Enjoy a real Native American experience while staying in an authentic tipi in Brownwood, surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness. This fun and romantic setting is tucked away in Texas Hill Country with plenty of wineries in the area to sample and enjoy. The tipi stands 22 feet tall and comes with wooden chairs, native art, and towels. But don't forget to bring your own bedding, camping pads, blankets, and sleeping bags for the rock floor.
Many of us have fond memories of spending time in a backyard treehouse as a kid. Now you can relive those memoires while glamping near Austin. The treehouse is situated high in a cypress tree, with amazing views of the surrounding landscape. Inside the tree you'll find a hammock, wicker chairs, and a canopy bed. Simply walk across the bridge connected to the treehouse to use the private bathhouse.
Texas Hill Country is also a lovely place to stay in a rustic cabin for a weekend getaway. Just a short distance from Wimberley, this cabin comes equipped with a private hot tub, wood stove, and full kitchen. Feel free to bring your dog or cat along, and unless you truly feel like unplugging, you can take advantage of in-cabin satellite TV and Wi-Fi Internet as well.
What could be more unique than sleeping in an authentic railcar during your weekend getaway? Head to Glen Rose to stay in a real Santa Fe railroad car that has been totally renovated and sleeps six people. There are two double futon sofas and two bunk beds inside, as well as a full kitchen and bathroom. This is a great place to view wildlife in its natural habitat along the banks of the Paluxy River.
To refresh and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, head to Spicewood to check out this eco-cabin yoga retreat. Each eco-cabin sleeps eight-to-ten people, making this perfect for a girls' weekend, family gathering, or romantic honeymoon. After taking advantage of a few on-site yoga classes and a holistic personal training session, venture out to explore the nearby vineyards and canopy tours.