Sinya on Lone Man Creek, a Beautiful Hideaway in the Texas Hill Country
Perched high on top of a ridge overlooking Lone Man Creek in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Sinya on Lone Man Creek is a romantic, safari-inspired, glamping retreat for couples.
Located just five miles from the charming town of Wimberley in Central Texas and surrounded by the spectacular natural scenery of the Texas Hill Country, Sinya brings guests an African safari experience without the colonialism, and big game with a canvas tent imported from Kenya, luxurious amenities and impeccable service. Sinya not only promises breathtaking panoramic views and a lap of luxury in which to languish, but also offers an array of things to do from swimming in Lone Man Creek, hiking along the magnificent ridge and exploring the many Native American artifacts that have been found on the banks of the creek.
Giving the term ‘camping’ new meaning, Sinya was designed to combine luxury with eco-conscious sustainability without sacrificing comfort. The gorgeous wooden, animal-skin-rug-laden hideaway is the perfect spot for getting away from it all or wooing your loved one. Soak up the beauty and tranquility of the great outdoors in the lap of luxury as you rise with the sun to the sound of songbirds. Take in the breathtaking beauty of the Texas Hill Country from the private verandah of your deluxe abode in the treetops as you sip freshly brewed gourmet coffee. Multiple layers of canvas flutter in cool breezes, ceiling fans gently whir and an energy efficient air-conditioning and heating system keep Sinya surprisingly cool, even on the warmest of Texan days.
An endearing, rugged terrain marked by forested canyons and criss-crossed by sprightly spring-fed rivers, Texas's famed hill country, is laced with endless miles of appealing vistas from the patchwork vineyards and undulating Winelands of Fredericksburg to the meandering Comal and Guadalupe Rivers and dome-shaped mountains of pink granite in the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Beginning just north of Austin and stretching southwards to San Antonio, the Texas Hill Country is packed with an array of things to see and do. Photo: Sinya on Lone Man Creek
»Sinya on Lone Man Creek Guest Accommodations
Sinya features luxurious accommodation in the form of a modified safari tent that promises to enchant and pamper. Imported from Kenya for an authentic African safari experience, the Abercrombie-style canvas safari tent features a king-size platform bed with 100% goose down comforter and goose down pillows, cashmere and silk blended sheets and 100% organic bamboo blankets.
A lovely naturally-lit sitting area has a romantic loveseat which is perfect for quiet conversation and contemplation while soaking up the views, and a cozy kitchenette, which is equipped with a microwave oven, small refrigerator and freezer, induction cooktop, toaster oven, outdoor gas grill and a coffee maker. Guests can cook up a feast in their own glamping kitchen, make use of the outdoor barbecue and grill to cook up some steaks or head into the nearby town of Wimberley to dine at one of the many restaurants.
A luxurious en suite bathroom offers a century-old claw foot bathtub for indulgent soaks and an ‘alfresco’ hot/cold outdoor shower and Jacuzzi tub is situated on the back deck of the tent. Luxurious Turkish towels offer plush comfort at the end of a soak and indulgent organic bath products include Gilchrist & Soames soaps and BeeKind products.
A beautiful shaded wooden deck boasts stunning views of the surrounding forests, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of a swinging hammock or deck chairs. The wraparound deck extends the length of the safari tent and embraces beautiful, peaceful views of the surrounding verdant landscapes. Sinya is also equipped with an energy-efficient, ductless, dual-zone air-conditioning and heating system, which promises comforting coolness in the hot summer months and cozy warmth in the cold winters.
Additional guest amenities include spa bathrobes, eco-friendly bath products such as BeeKind shampoo, hair conditioner, body gel and lotion and Gilchrist & Soames bar soap, which support local honey bees and vital research on sustainable bee pollination. The luxury guest tent also includes iHome docking stations, an iPod dock stereo, Tassimo coffee T-discs, S’mores fixings, a complementary bottle of wine and free high-speed wireless Internet.
»Dining at Sinya on Lone Man Creek
Guests are treated to a hearty, gourmet breakfast each morning which includes a delicious spread of yogurt, granola, fruit and freshly baked pastries accompanied by fruit juices, coffee and teas from around the world. Lunch is offered in the form of a classic wicker picnic basket, which is packed with freshly baked artisanal bread, local cheeses and olives, fresh fruit from local orchards and a selection of delicious sweet treats, pastries and confectionary, which can be taken to one of the nearby swimming holes for the day.
Sinya on Lone Man Creek does not have an onsite restaurant that serves dinner, however, there are a wealth of restaurants, cafés and bars in the nearby town of Wimberley. Eateries range from fine Italian fare at Marco’s Italian Restaurant and ‘amazing’ pork chops at the Creek Road Café to mouth-watering Tex-Mex at Milagro’s and Hawaiian coffees and smoothies at Maui Wowi.
Cypress Creek Café offers excellent dining for the whole family accompanied by live music on Wimberley Square while Mima’s Kitchen is a great place for a traditional Mexican breakfast or lunch. Grab some sweet treats at the Sugar Shack Bakery and freshly brewed coffee, pastries and croissants at Sip! On the Square or go for something all-American such as juicy ribs, towering burgers and succulent steaks accompanied by local craft beers and ales at Ino’s Brew and Chew.
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»Amenities & Activities
The charming town of Wimberley and its surrounding area offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities for every taste and need. Outdoor enthusiasts can swim at The Blue Hole, Cypress Falls, Hamilton Pool or Krause Springs, and experience an adrenaline rush by soaring over canyons and creeks on a zip-lining adventure that promises breathtaking 15 mile views of the Wimberley Valley.
A network of walking, hiking and mountain trails offers excellent nature walks and outdoor adventures, a plethora of wildlife and birds will delight wildlife and bird watchers while the clear night skies are perfect for stargazing.
For those wanting something less energetic, the Corral Theater, Wimberley’s unique, outdoor, walk-in movie theater presents an array of plays and shows and the outdoor amphitheater of The Emily Ann Theater offers a variety of family-friendly shows. Bustling market days are held in local towns, including Blanco Riverside, Canyon Lake, Fredricksburg, Gruene and Wimberley on several weekends throughout the year and visitors can enjoy Hill Country tours, as well as a high-quality limousine, sedan and shuttle services around the region.
Other attractions include excellent shopping, market days, specialized services such as yoga classes and massage treatments, wine-tasting tours of the local wineries of the Texas Wine Country and a fun-filled calendar of festivals, events and celebratory occasions throughout the year.
Sinya on Lone Man Creek is an eco-friendly tented camp and supports sustainable environmental practices. The landscaping around the camp is irrigated with recycled gray water and all bath products, including shampoo, hair conditioner, detergents, soaps and milk-bath products have been specifically selected for their natural and organic qualities. Organic bath products are made by BeeKind, a company that supports honey bee and sustainable pollination research.
The tented camp also makes use of eco-friendly lighting, reclaimed building materials, bio-degradable cleaning agent and composts food. The camp recycles wherever possible, makes considerable efforts to reduce oil/gas carbon emissions, uses renewable natural furnishings and runs a conservation and care program for the local wildlife in the area.
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Plano, Corpus Christi, romantic Austin
»Things to Do in Surrounding Area
The nearby town of Wimberley offers guests an array of small-town activity, while the bright lights and big city of Austin are only 40 miles away, however, Sinya is best enjoyed in a swinging hammock on the shady deck with a good book and a pale golden ale.
A visit to the surrounding Texas Wine Country should not be missed, with more than 40 beautiful wineries dotted about the beautiful countryside, from Austin to Lampasas and Fredericksburg to New Braunfels. Each producing some of the best vintages in the country with their own personality, terroir and style of winemaking, an afternoon of exploring and wine-tasting in this beautiful region is time well spent.
The charming nearby town of Wimberley also offers a wealth of recreational activities for adventure-lovers and culture fundis alike from museums, art galleries and cultural centers to excellent shopping and many restaurants, cafés and bars for wining and dining. Outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers can swim at one of several swimming holes in the area, enjoy a game of tennis or an exhilarating zip lining experience, or hike, bike or horseback ride one of the many nature and hiking trails in the surrounding Texas Hill Country.
Rates start at $285/night with a two night minimum stay
Contact: Deer Lake Estates, Wimberley, TX 78676, Phone: 713-502-3997
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Sinya on Lone Man Creek, a Beautiful Hideaway in the Texas Hill Country
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