If you're short on time, money, or vacation days, planning a getaway can be tricky. Forget the fuss, and keep it simple with a road trip through Central Texas, where these Hill Country destinations await:
Fredericksburg Herb Farm
With precious shops lining Main Street, sweet peaches by the road, and the magic of Enchanted Rock at dusk, you'll want to savor your time in the charming city of Fredericksburg. Stop and smell the roses at Fredericksburg Herb Farm, just four blocks from Main Street.
In addition to the beautiful herb garden, Fredericksburg Herb Farm features a number of small, standalone cottages built all in a row on the idyllic grounds. The farm is also home to Nature's Spa, a recent addition featuring stonework and lighting fixtures from local artisans. Book a massage or visit the infrared sauna during your stay.
Tres Lunas Resort
The pride of Tres Lunas Resort is the ritzy pool, but that's not all there is to love about this Hill Country gem. Covering 112 acres, Tres Lunas distinguishes itself from other resorts with "Texas Zen ranch hospitality."
Yoga classes are offered onsite at sunrise and sunset. In between, hike the nature trails for breathtaking views, meditate in the chapel, and take a dip in the pool. After sunset, turn your attention to the stars: Tres Lunas is known for stargazing. When booking, ask about the Una Luna Casita, which comes equipped with a full kitchen and outdoor grilling space you can keep all to yourself.
The Inn at Dos Brisas
Located among the eastern foothills of the Hill Country sits the Inn at Dos Brisas, one of the most romantic inns in America. Wine and dine at the resort's five-star restaurant, or pamper yourself with an in-room massage.
There are only nine guest rooms on the property, making Dos Brisas an exclusive, intimate getaway.
The River Road Treehouses
Nestled among heritage cypress trees and lush mustang grape vines, these treehouses are hardly child's play. The modern clubhouses come equipped with all the comforts of home and feature stunning treetop views of sparkling water and rolling hills.
This destination is perfect for tubing too, with an easy entry point on the Guadalupe River.
Lindsay Ranch Guesthouses
For a truly rustic experience, head toward Mason, Texas, to a ranch that's been in operation since 1858. It's been family-owned for generations, and even the website reads like a long, charming conversation with an old friend.
Choose from one of three guesthouses from which to look out over fields of wildflowers, gaze at the stars, or watch the active wildlife roam free on this sprawling ranch. Hunt for topaz onsite, and keep what you find as a memento of your getaway. With no Wi-Fi and no television, this is a perfect destination for those looking to truly get away.
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