Plan a romantic trip to one of these unique hotels, inns and B&Bs to enjoy a relaxing weekend of great service, delicious food and natural surroundings. Popular weekend getaways from Austin, TX include Fredericksburg, Wimberley, San Antonio, New Braunfels and other beautiful towns.
1.Olivia Mansion - 1 hour from Austin
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The Olivia Mansion is a 120-year-old Victorian beauty located in the heart of Seguin’s historic district. The mansion was one of the first homes in the area to have electricity. After it has been converted into a bed and breakfast and completely renovated, the mansion was furnished with all modern amenities, but many of the original features that give it today’s timeless charm remained: original 19th century chandeliers, spectacular fireplaces, stained glass windows, the original intricate woodwork and a zinc-lined safe.
Period antiques decorate six luxurious rooms and common areas and the stunning staircases transport you into the 19th century’s romantic era. The Olivia Mansion is not only a bed and breakfast, but a venue for private and corporate retreats, celebrations, meetings and conferences.
409 N Austin St, Seguin, TX 78155, 830-372-9905
2.Barons CreekSide - 1 hour 25 minutes from Austin
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Imagine waking up hearing the soothing sound of a cool creek and opening the window to the rolling hills covered with wildflowers. That is what awaits you at the Barons CreekSide, one of the most romantic accommodations historic Fredericksburg has to offer. Located just a few minutes from the city’s Main Street and all its restaurants, bars and boutiques, Barons is the perfect base to explore Fredericksburg or visit nearby wineries.
If you are in town for a romantic weekend, stay at Barons and discover the property’s 26 acres of forested hills, have a picnic by the creek, fish in one of the ponds, stroll through the fields and look for deer or butterflies, or order an exclusive private couples massage. Barons can host 51 guests in accommodation that ranges from the cozy, romantic 1800 Barons Log Cabin with a rustic fireplace a lovely porch, to luxury Jacuzzi Suite at the Lodge, a two-room suite with a Jacuzzi bathtub and its own kitchenette.
316 Goehmann Ln, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-990-4048
3.Serenity Farmhouse Inn & Resort - 45 minutes from Austin
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Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway for two or a weekend retreat with a group of friends, Serenity Farmhouse Inn & Resort in Wimberley is the perfect place. Offering a choice of comfortable accommodations, which include cottages, suites, and the beautiful Gabriella’s Garden Hut Guesthouse, this lovely bed and breakfast is the perfect alternative to a standard hotel.
Beautifully appointed guest suites boast country-style décor with vintage furniture, wood-burning fireplaces, heart-shaped whirlpool tubs and private porches with breathtaking views. Guests are greeted with a delicious, fresh country breakfast delivered to their door every morning and can enjoy a range of pampering massages and spa treatments in the privacy of their room. Serenity Farmhouse Inn & Resort is conveniently located just a few miles away from Wimberley Square and its popular Market Days.
251 Circle Drive, Wimberley, TX 78676-9145, 888-882-8985
4.Shopkeeper's Inn - 1 hour 25 minutes
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Located on the second floor of the Timeless Menagerie, a luxury high end gift shop that invites browsing, Shopkeeper’s Inn is a boutique B&B with five exquisitely decorated rooms that will envelop you in the romantic vintage furnishing and a sense of opulence and comfort. All five rooms are on the same floor and share two luxurious bathrooms. The Inn is located in the heart of the historic Fredericksburg, just a couple doors from the famous Hondo’s, a popular live music and literary venue and excellent restaurant.
Across the street is another great eatery, the steakhouse Crossroads, with a large saloon and great dance floor. If you would rather make your own meal, check the Thursday’s farmers market for fresh produce and local homemade goodies. The inn has a fully equipped kitchen. Your breakfast is being served at the nearby Java Ranch.
330 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, 830-307-3162
5.Creek Haven Inn - 45 minutes
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Creek Haven Inn is a secluded romantic hideaway in the heart of Texas Hill Country. Nestled on the banks of the Cypress Creek, this beautiful waterfront lodge offers bed and breakfast options with cozy accommodations, delicious homemade cuisine, and gracious hospitality. Guest rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with king-size beds, private bathrooms with Whirlpools baths, Jacuzzis for two, or soaking tubs soaking tubs and gas and wood-burning fireplaces for the cooler months.
Ceiling fans and air-conditioning keep things cool in the summer and private decks or balconies boast lovely garden views. Other unique lodge amenities include a hot tub in the garden for guest use, private access to the Creek for swimming, outdoor fire pits for summer evenings under the stars and in-room massages. Scrumptious breakfasts are served every morning and the lodge is within walking distance to famous ‘Blue Hole’ – one of Texas’ top swimming holes and to the Village of Wimberley Square for shopping and dining.
400 Mill Race Lane, Wimberley TX 76876, 512-847-9344
6.Chantilly Lace Country Inn - One hour drive from Austin
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Wake up with the chirping of birds and the smell of gourmet breakfast after a wonderful deep sleep in your romantic, cozy room in Chantilly Lace Country Inn. Located in Johnson City, Texas, the inn is a perfect retreat from everything. Give yourself and your loved one a few days to recharge your batteries in this lovely oasis in the middle of the Texas Wine Country. You can spend the day exploring the 30 wineries on the Texas 290 Wine Trail, stroll through the charming little city of Johnson, or sit on the Inn’s porch with a book and a cup of good coffee.
If you feel adventurous, use the inn as your expedition base to Johnson City, the home of President Lyndon Johnson, the Texas White House, historic Fredericksburg, or take your camera and go hunting for the best bird photo ever in the inn’s beautiful garden.
625 Nugent Ave, Johnson City, TX 78636, 830-660-2621
7.Belle of Round Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center - 1 hour 25 minutes
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Belle of Round Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center will capture your heart with its delicate beauty and the romantic story of its interesting past. Originally built by Charles John Henry Meyer for his bride Elizabeth Ehlinger, the house has seen many children sliding down its shiny banisters. The whole house was moved four times to finally end on the current lovely spot in Round Top, Texas, between Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Completely restored and modernized, rooms offer unparalleled comfort, but retain the original Victorian design and charm and many original features.
Belle of Round is a perfect place to retreat for a romantic weekend, as your base for the visit to the famous October and April antique show, to enjoy the Winedale Shakespearean Festival or Festival Hill Symphony Hall. This delightful bed and breakfast has five exquisite rooms, each unique and furnished with lovely antiques. You can reserve the entire Bell for your wedding or other special occasions.
230 Days End Ln, Round Top, TX 78954, 936-521-9300
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8.Brackenridge House - 1 hour 25 minutes
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Brackenridge House is an intimate and luxurious bed and breakfast in the King William Historic District of San Antonio. Located in a charming historic and peaceful tree lined residential street just two blocks from the River Walk, the beautiful guesthouse promises an unforgettable getaway. The Brackenridge features five guest rooms, three of which are luxury suites that have kitchenettes and spacious sitting areas. All guest rooms have private entrances and en-suite bathrooms with tiled walk-in showers and antique claw foot tubs and are decorated with antique regal Victorian furniture. Modern amenities include climate control, flat screen televisions, and free wireless Internet.
Guests are treated to a delicious three-course hot breakfast freshly prepared every morning and evenings are taken up with soaking in the outdoor hot tub or unwinding in the communal lounge. Brackenridge House is within walking distance of the Alamo and the Convention Center in the center of San Antonio.
230 Madison, King William Historic District, San Antonio, TX 78204, 210-271-3442
9.Rose Hill Manor
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Located on the beautiful 38 acres of wildflower-covered hills a short drive from Fredericksburg, Rose Hill Manor was completed 1999. It offers unsurpassed luxury and comfort in beautifully traditionally decorated suites and cottages with all modern amenities. All rooms have private baths, sitting areas, and many have private verandas.
One-bedroom cottages offer added privacy. A three-course breakfast in the formal dining room is included and the inn also offers four-course buffet dinner and wine tasting at the next door winery. A piano, library, and a full bar are also available, as well as bikes for guests who would like to explore the beautiful property or check the restaurants, museums and galleries of nearby Fredericksburg.
2614 Upper Albert Rd, Stonewall, TX 78671, 830-644-2247
10.Gruene Mansion Inn
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Situated on the Guadalupe River in the center of the historic Gruene District, the Gruene Mansion Inn is a lovely Victorian bed and breakfast that captures the drama and historical flair of what was once the home of Henry D. Gruene. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated Texas Historic Landmark, the gorgeous old house is an ideal place to escape from the city for a weekend.
Staying true to form, accommodations at the Mansion Inn are converted century-old barns and homes that have been beautifully restored to offer comfortable abodes decorated with handmade furniture, antiques and fine fabrics, as well as private bathrooms with claw foot tubs and deep pedestal sinks. Nestled just below the Gruene Water Tower, the Gruene Mansion Inn enjoys easy access to many of the city’s attractions, including Gruene Hall, Gristmill, fine dining restaurants and the best night time entertainment.
1275 Gruene Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78130, 830-629-2641
11.Mt Gainor Inn
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Mt. Gainor Inn is an authentic Texas farmhouse with cottage gardens and beautiful Texas Hill Country views. Located in the Mt Gainor Community, between Dripping Springs and Wimberley, Mt. Gainor Inn is a quiet retreat surrounded by acres of scenic and secluded hill top landscapes, promising a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Housed in an early 20th-century German farmhouse, Mt Gainor Inn has retained its originality and charm with modern country décor and an elegant vintage ambiance.
Guest rooms are impeccably designed with casual elegance and modern amenities providing absolute the comfort and privacy, and a fresh, delicious full breakfast is served every morning. Rocking chairs, hammocks, and an outdoor tub provide perfect places for unwinding at the end of the day. Mt. Gainor Inn is ideally located for exploring the surrounding regions and attractions in Dripping Springs, Blanco and Johnson City.
2390 Prochnow Road, Dripping Springs, TX, 512-858-0982
12.Lamb's Rest Inn
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Overlooking the tranquil Guadalupe River less than a mile from the historic village of Gruene, the lovely Lamb's Rest Inn is an ideal base for exploring the Texas Hill Country or simply getting away from it for all for a few days. Surrounded by lush gardens and beautiful outdoor settings that epitomize relaxation and quiet respite, the Inn features six individually decorated suites furnished with antiques, king-sized beds with down comforters, fireplaces, and private bathrooms.
Modern amenities such as television and free wireless Internet add comfort to your stay, and you can enjoy a full gourmet breakfast in the sunny dining room every morning. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and yummy chocolate chip cookies are available for guests throughout the day. In the evening, have a glass of wine on the shady porch. Lamb's Rest Inn is conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio in New Braunfels, which presents an array of things to see and do, including wineries, lavender farms, kayaking and country western dancing.
1385 Edwards Blvd New Braunfels, TX 78132, 830-609-3932 / 888-609-3932
13.Crystal River Inn
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Crystal River Inn is a romantic 1883 Victorian inn with beautiful gardens that captures the spirit of Texas’ Hill Country. Surrounded by magnificent gardens with fountains, roses, and ancient trees, the Inn features twelve well-appointed designer guest rooms with canopied beds, en-suite bathrooms, fireplaces, spacious sitting rooms and modern amenities. Sumptuous homemade breakfasts are served in the sunny dining room or delivered to your door, and a well-stocked library offers plenty to read.
Sip margaritas and enjoy a game of bocce ball in the evenings. Crystal River Inn offers fun themed getaways, including spa packages, romantic escapes, and the ever-popular mystery weekends. There are a plethora of things to see and do in the area, including sunset picnics up on the Devil's Backbone, world-class shopping at Wimberley, wine tasting, horseback riding, and candlelight cave tours.
326 West Hopkins, San Marcos, TX 78666, 888-396-3739
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Located on five acres of rustic woods in San Marcos, Alexandra’s House is a traditional bed and breakfast that offers guests a comfortable, home-away-from-home retreat. The Long Island-style clapboard house features three suites, each of which is beautifully decorated in country-style décor with hardwood floors, sleigh beds, private bathrooms, and French windows boasting lovely views. Modern amenities include televisions in each room and free wireless Internet and a gourmet two-course breakfast is served every morning.
The house has a beautiful garden with a pond and deck chairs where relaxing with a book and a long, cool drink is the order of the day. Alexandra’s House is conveniently located less than 10 minutes’ from Wimberley and San Marcos, where you will find an array of museums, galleries, and shopping outlets.
250 Hugo Road, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-667-0107
15.Lime Kiln Bed & Breakfast
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Nestled in the Texas Hill Country just outside historic San Marcos, The Lime Kiln B&B is wonderful retreat for relaxation and rejuvenation. Located a few miles from the Texas State University, the guesthouse is close enough to town to enjoy the attractions, yet far enough away to savor some peace and quiet. The Lime Kiln features three well-appointed guest suites with separate entrances, a fully equipped kitchenette with all the essentials, a coffee service and complimentary snacks and refreshments.
Private en-suite bathrooms have oversized showers, soaking tubs, and deluxe amenities and guests enjoy free wireless Internet. The Lime Kiln Bed and Breakfast is within close proximity to several activities and attractions, including shopping in Wimberley, visiting the historic town of Gruene, or tubing the San Marcos or Comal Rivers.
210 Merrywood Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666, 512-392-3145
16.The Katy House
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The Katy House Bed and Breakfast is a graceful 1909 Italianate villa with an arched portico over the living room, featuring deep bay windows and elegant Georgian columns. The Katy House is located in the lovely old railroad town of Smithville, a favorite location for so many movies set in Central Texas. While retaining its original charm, the villa has been meticulously restored and modernized before it became a popular bed and breakfast. All rooms are furnished with original American antiques and memorabilia from the city’s railroad past.
Two of the the outside rooms welcome your furry friends. Staying at the Katy House Bed and Breakfast will give you opportunity to experience diverse outdoor activities this area is famous for: golfing, kayaking on Colorado River, long hikes through the Buescher State Park, or just a stroll through the city’s colorful Main Street with some great antique shops and sets of numerous movies that were filmed here.
201 Ramona St, Smithville, TX 78957, 512-237-4262
17.Pecan Street Inn
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Nestled under a grove of native pecan trees in Basrop, the Pecan Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is an elegant turn-of-the-century Victorian home that offers luxurious accommodations for romantic weekends. The beautifully appointed Inn features elaborate millwork, romantic fireplaces, tasteful antiques and old wavy glass windows indicative of the Victorian period.
Guest rooms provide cozy havens with king and queen-size beds and private bathrooms with baths or showers and a fully equipped country kitchen is available for guests' use. Victorian rockers, sofas, and swings on the big wrap-around porch are perfect for relaxing with a book, and an outdoor deck boasts a grill for al fresco dining in the summer months.
A signature gourmet breakfast can be enjoyed in the dining room or in the comfort of your room. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated City Landmark, the beautifully preserved guesthouse is ideally located a couple of blocks from historic downtown, the Colorado River and Riverwalk hike and bike trail.
1010 Pecan Street, Bastrop, TX 78602, 512-321-3315
© Migel House
Located in Waco, Texas, Migel House was designed in 1910 by one of the notable 20th century Waco architects, Milton W. Scott. A historic feature in the downtown Waco, this lovely Mediterranean-style house is now a luxurious bed and breakfast with three opulent suites, a carriage house and a three-bedroom guest house.
All are exquisitely decorated after two-year extensive renovation, which preserved many original features such as hardwood floors, hand-painted wallpaper, stained glass windows, two original bathtubs, a bowling alley in the house basement, and many light fixtures and lamps. The house is surrounded by half-acre beautifully landscaped garden. A short distance from the Migel House are some of the Waco’s most popular attractions such as the McLane Stadium, Cameron Park Zoo, Texas Ranger Museum and many high quality restaurants.
1425 Columbus Ave, Waco, TX 76701, 254-523-6611
© Prow'd House
Prow’d House is a warm and welcoming family-run bed and breakfast in Wimberley that offers an ideal location for a weekend getaway. The Inn provides a choice of accommodation from comfortable guest suites in the main lodge to a private cottage with two rooms. Standard rooms feature queen-sized beds, private bathrooms with showers and hot tubs, mini-fridges and televisions, and sheltered patios have swinging chairs.
The main house has a communal living room with ornate cathedral ceiling, large windows, and stone fireplace where guests can relax and socialize and a sunny dining room offers the perfect spot to try the delicious home-cooked breakfast that is served each morning. Prow’d House is conveniently located within walking distance of Wimberley’s most popular attractions, such as Wimberley Shopping on the Square, the Corral Theater and Market Days at Lion’s Field.
304 Rocky Springs Rd. Wimberley, TX 78676, 512-847-1900
20.The Star House Bed & Breakfast
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Located on a hilltop overlooking the sloping tree-covered meadows of the Gateway to Texas’ Hill Country, The Star House Bed and Breakfast is the perfect spot for nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Located ten miles north of Blanco, the Lavender Capital of Texas, The Star House offers a choice of accommodations, ranging from comfortable guest rooms to Vintage Airstream glamping trailers.
Elegantly eclectic guest rooms are spacious and bright with wooden floors, Art Deco-style en-suite bathrooms and private porches that overlook the garden. Modern amenities include flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and wireless Internet. A scrumptious breakfast is delivered to your door each morning and complimentary snacks and drinks are available throughout the day. The Star House Bed and Breakfast is only a few miles from Wimberley, one of America's ‘10 best small towns’.
3230 Ranch Rd. 165, Dripping Springs TX 78620, 512-858-4395
21.Deer Run Bed & Breakfast
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Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Deer Run Bed & Breakfast is ideally located for a weekend break or a leisurely mid-week holiday. Tucked amongst live oak trees on four acres of beautiful countryside, Deer Run is a tranquil, secluded retreat. Two luxurious suites offer king and queen-sized beds, private bathrooms with showers and baths, spacious living rooms and kitchen essentials such as a microwave, mini-fridge, and Keurig coffee-maker.
A gourmet breakfast is served in the morning and the guesthouse is within walking distance of several excellent restaurants for dining. Local attractions include Pedernales Falls State Park, Hamilton Pool Reserve, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
20 Long Creek Rd, Austin, TX 78737, 512-633-5595
22.Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast
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Set on a hill overlooking Canyon Lake, Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast is a family-run inn close to the Canyon Lake Gorge. Well-appointed, individually decorated rooms in the main house and an adjacent cottage offer comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms, modern amenities, and open fireplaces. Some rooms have secluded balconies and/or outdoor hot tubs with lovely lake views, and there is free wireless Internet throughout the house.
A sumptuous multi-course breakfast is served each morning in the quiet dining room or out on the deck in the warmer months and there is a cozy library with a fireplace where guests can relax with a book and glass of wine in winter. The Inn is surrounded by pristine woodlands, which are home to wild deer and are perfect for walking and hiking.
717 Colleen Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133, 830-743-4141
23.White Rock Creek
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Tucked in a lovely hidden valley, surrounded by lush forests, just a ten minutes’ drive from downtown Waco is the romantic Bed and Breakfast on White Rock Creek. This bed and breakfast offers you an opportunity to get away from the stress of daily life and completely relax and recharge. Take a walk between mature oaks and 100-old pecans along the peaceful White Rock Creek, relax on your balcony overlooking the swimming hole, or enjoy the flickering fire in the massive rustic fireplace in the Great Room.
All seven suites are exquisitely decorated in the classic style, luxurious and opulent, with all modern amenities. The breakfast is served at the common table in the Great Room, or you can arrange to have it brought to the room.
267 Ruby Dell Ln, Waco, TX 76705, 254-799-9783
24. Lake Travis Tree Lodge
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Nestled among the trees with stunning lake views, Lake Travis Tree Lodge is a quiet Hill Country sanctuary that offers a perfect retreat for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Situated just 25 minutes from downtown Austin, Lake Travis Tree Lodge offers two lovely guest suites with a private entrance, vaulted ceiling bedrooms with king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms and modern amenities, including flat-screen televisions and iPod docking stations.
The house boasts a 50-foot deck that enjoys awe-inspiring panoramic views of the lake below, which is best enjoyed in the evening with a glass of wine. Begin the day with complimentary gourmet coffee and self-serve breakfast treats on the deck before heading out to explore the local attractions, such as Mansfield Dam Park, and the famous Lakeway and Falconhead golf courses. Read more
3715 Highland Dr, Austin, TX 78734, 512-415-3033
25 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways from Austin, Texas
- Olivia Mansion - 1 hour from Austin, Photo: Olivia Mansion
- Barons CreekSide - 1 hour 25 minutes from Austin, Photo: Barons CreekSide
- Serenity Farmhouse Inn & Resort - 45 minutes from Austin, Photo: Serenity Farmhouse Inn & Resort
- Shopkeeper's Inn - 1 hour 25 minutes, Photo: Shopkeeper's Inn
- Creek Haven Inn - 45 minutes, Photo: Creek Haven Inn
- Chantilly Lace Country Inn - One hour drive from Austin, Photo: Chantilly Lace Country Inn
- Belle of Round Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center - 1 hour 25 minutes, Photo: Belle of Round Bed and Breakfast Retreat Center
- Brackenridge House - 1 hour 25 minutes, Photo: Brackenridge House
- Rose Hill Manor, Photo: Rose Hill Manor
- Gruene Mansion Inn, Photo: Gruene Mansion Inn
- Mt Gainor Inn, Photo: Mt Gainor Inn
- Lamb's Rest Inn, Photo: Lamb's Rest Inn
- Crystal River Inn, Photo: Crystal River Inn
- Alexandra's House, Photo: Alexandra's House
- Lime Kiln Bed & Breakfast, Photo: Lime Kiln Bed & Breakfast
- The Katy House, Photo: The Katy House
- Pecan Street Inn, Photo: Pecan Street Inn
- Migel House, Photo: Migel House
- Prow'd House, Photo: Prow'd House
- The Star House Bed & Breakfast, Photo: The Star House Bed & Breakfast
- Deer Run Bed & Breakfast, Photo: Deer Run Bed & Breakfast
- Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast, Photo: Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast
- White Rock Creek, Photo: White Rock Creek
- Lake Travis Tree Lodge, Photo: Lake Travis Tree Lodge
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