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Explore nature and wilderness retreats in Texas. With just a short drive from the cities, you can find little hideaways removed from the lights, traffic and bustle of urban life.

There are countless rural cabins, teepees, and tree houses tucked in the pines, hills, deserts and beaches of Texas. You just have to take your pick!


Location: 12821 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132-2124

1.The Tipis on the Guadalupe

Carve out a little serenity in the picturesque nature of River Road and the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels, Texas! Imagine escaping from reality for a while by staying in your very own Tipi cabin! Our camp is comprised of eight Tipis on one and a half acres with beautiful Guadalupe River frontage. Inside conveniences like cozy beds, functional kitchenettes, digital TV and outside amenities like personal firepits, BBQ grills, and a community game room make this an awesome and unforgettable experience!

Location: 10703 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley, TX 78676, USA –

2. Cabins At Wimberley

Freedom14 Camp is a retreat center located near the beautiful hill-country of Wimberley, TX. Although we are conveniently located (less than an hour drive from Austin and San Antonio, the surroundings make you feel as though you are hundreds of miles away. Located about 3 miles outside of Wimberley, TX (2.3 miles south of the Blanco River). Wimberley is affectionately called “A little bit of heaven” by locals and guests. It is a gorgeous tourist town laced with small shops, quaint restaurants and cafes, music and arts and lots of culture. And there are plenty of water activities too with Blue Hole and Jacob’s Well nearby. We are also only about 15 miles from the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake.

Location: 16942 Ranch Road 2341, Burnet, TX 78611-3168

3. Canyon of the Eagles Resort

Uniquely nestled in the Upper Highland lakes region of the Texas Hill Country, Canyon of the Eagles takes its name from the American Bald Eagles that winter in the area. The park showcases the flora and fauna of Lake Buchanan and provides a refuge for the endangered Black-Capped Vireo, Golden-Cheeked Warbler, and American Bald Eagle. Common wildlife sightings include rabbit, deer, roadrunner, snake, bobcat, feral pig, and armadillo. Throughout the spring and early summer, wildflowers bloom in abundance! Canyon of the Eagles is in Central Texas Hill Country on Lake Buchanan, the largest body of water (over 30 miles in length and 5 miles wide) in the Highland Lakes’ region. The property is located 25 minutes from Burnet, 50 minutes from Llano, 90 minutes northwest of Austin, 2 hours north of San Antonio, 4 hours southwest of Dallas and 4 hours west of Houston. Ranch Road 2341, one of the most scenic roads in Texas, ends at its entrance.

Location: 872 Ledgerock Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133

4. Canyon Lakeview Resort

Beautiful resort right on the water at Canyon Lake. Suites sleep 4 and 6; Cabins sleep 10 and 12. Complete kitchens in every unit. Hot tub and gas grill with each Cabin. Boat Ramp access. Remarkable views from decks and property. Outdoor and indoor event areas. Great for weddings, reunions and retreats! 10 minutes from the popular Guadalupe River. Group rates, partial and entire facility rental available upon request.

Location: 112 Star Street Unit#7, Lakeway, TX 78734

5.The Treehouse On Lake Travis

Enjoy this peaceful lake view on the south shore of Lake Travis. The ‘Treehouse of Lake Travis’ was newly renovated in 2017 and offers 1st class amenities giving you a wonderful living space. Gather around its beautiful kitchen peninsula, dine, or enjoy a cozy fireplace. Tiled Bathrooms are Spa-like and Bedrooms are well appointed with the finest linens. Such comfort will make you not want to leave. If you do, there is a swimming pool, hot tub, BBQ area and the Marina is steps away.

Location: 3600 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620-3366

Location: 3600 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620-3366

6. Lucky Arrow Retreat - Dripping Springs

With modern cabins and luxury yurts in a rustic setting to delight the adventurous traveler, Lucky Arrow Retreat sits on 15 acres of pure Texas Hill Country beauty, adjacent to Bell Springs Winery & Brewing Company on the outskirts of scenic Dripping Springs just west of Austin, Texas.

Location: 6411 Junction Highway, Mountain Home, TX 78058

7. Cowboys and Angels Retreat

Surrounded by Oak trees and local wildlife, Cowboys and Angels Retreat is a Hill Country getaway destination. We are located between the shopping destinations of Kerrville, Fredricksburg, Bandera and Comfort; as well as the crystal clear waters of the Guadalupe and Frio rivers..

We are James and Kelli Wright. We purchased the property in June shortly after getting married. We wanted to leave the city to relax and enjoy the beauty of Texas and meet new people. James is a cowboy from West Texas, and I am a “not yet retired” Special Education teacher. I guess that makes me an Angel. We have worked hard to create a unique and picturesque property to encourage people to getaway and relax and reconnect with family, nature and loved ones. Come experience a little piece of Heaven!!!

Location: Gruene, New Braunfels, TX, USA

8. 'Gruene Cabin' - Pet Friendly New Braunfels

Fall in love with the Lone Star State when you stay at ‘Gruene Cabin,’ a 1-bed, 1-bath studio cabin that sleeps 2 in New Braunfels. The cabin’s rustic charm and original 1800’s interior is complemented by modern amenities and landscaped gardens to make you feel right at home. Let your worries float away on the Guadalupe and rest and recharge in this historic hideaway.

Location: 237 N Station St, Port Aransas, TX

9. Camp Coyoacan - Port Aranasa

A different side of Texas. Port Aransas is a favorite destination for fisherman, families, surfers, beach drinkers and anyone looking for fun. Located at the end of Mustang Island, Port A is home to endless beaches and colorful townsfolk. You can take a line out to the pier or the jetty and enjoy the views of dolphins and sea turtles as you try your luck or head offshore with a guide and have the fight of your life with the sport fish that populate the gulf waters.  The family birdwatcher will be delighted to explore the miles of boardwalk into the estuary, which is also a popular destination for bike rides. Foodies rejoice, for the fare in this fine port varies from formal dining* to late night munchies. The nightlife is… an experience. You’ll just have to find out for yourself.

Tree House


Location: 2050 Laubach Rd, Seguin, TX 78155

10. Geronimo Creek Retreat - Seguin

Geronimo Creek Retreat is hidden away in a grove of pecan trees overlooking a beautiful creek in the Texas Hill Country. You’ll get the ultimate Glamping experience in a private Tipi that looks traditional on the outside but is modern and luxurious on the inside. Each fully furnished Tipi has satellite TV, a kitchenette, 2-3 queen size beds, and a private bathroom. The Tipis hold up to six adults, so it’s a great option for families or a unique bachelorette weekend.

Location: 7431 Fulton Ranch Rd, Wimberley, TX 78676

10. Collective Hill Country Texas

This sprawling retreat is set on a ridge line overlooking the scenic Montesino Ranch in the heart of Texas Hill Country outside the charming town of Wimberley, Texas. Our thoughtfully designed tents bring style and comfort to the wilderness, with king-size beds made up with high-thread-count linens, plush towels and boutique bathroom amenities, and private decks with Adirondack chairs.

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