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Best Accommodations in Austin and The Texas Hill Country

Are you planning a trip to Austin or the Texas Hill Country and looking for the best places to stay? Texas Tipsy Tours is very experienced in planning ideal tour itineraries- and we have picked up in many different locations. We frequently are asked for our recommendations on the best Austin and the Texas Hill Country accommodations. We’ve put together a list of our favorite and most popular places to sit back and relax during your stay.

Top Hill Country Locations:

  • Driftwood/Dripping Springs, Texas– The “Gateway” to the Texas Hill Country, featuring many wineries, breweries, and distilleries, as well as stunning hill country views. Here you will find some fabulous restaurants and great b&bs, but the nightlife is rather slim. Dripping Springs is about 45 minutes from downtown Austin and Uber or Lyft is not readily available. 
  • Wimberley, Texas– A picture-perfect Texas Hill Country town with a cute downtown with shopping and dining options. Again, nightlife here is very limited, but a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. About an hour from downtown Austin, and again- rideshares are not easily accessible from here.
  • Blanco, Texas– A small Texas town with a few dining options, and a great rental house, located about 45 minutes from Fredericksburg. The pace is certainly slower in Blanco! 
  • Fredericksburg, Texas– This German town is the hub of the Texas Wine Trail, featuring beautiful estate vineyards, great boutique shopping, many fabulous restaurants, and even more wine-tasting rooms. 
  • Kyle, Texas– About 30 minutes or less from Dripping Springs/Driftwood, and home to the fabulous Sage Hill Inn. Everything, including dining, nightlife, and shopping is a drive from here, and rideshare is not readily available, but Sage Hill Inn offers all you would need- with a restaurant, spa and pool. 
  • Bee Caves, Texas– Beautiful rolling hills and home to many impressive b&bs and rental homes. Great dining and bars within the drivable distance. About 30 minutes from downtown Austin.
  • Austin, Texas– Keepin’ it weird. There are many different areas to stay and explore while in Austin:
    • Central/Downtown Austin– You are guaranteed walking distance to great bars (Rainey Street, 6th Street, West Sixth, East Sixth, etc.), fine dining, and attractions.
    • North Austin (The Domain area): The Domain is a large outdoor mall area with great restaurants and bars, all within walking distance. However, extra time may be required on tours, as it is further from downtown Austin.

Driftwood, Texas Accommodations

The Texas Hill Country includes Driftwood, Dripping Springs, and Fredericksburg – all locations that Texas Tipsy Tours can introduce you to. Dripping Springs is about 30-45 minutes away from central Austin and is known as the “Gateway to the Texas Hill Country”. It is the perfect place to get out of the city, but have everything you need close by! Below are a few suggestions on where to stay if you are looking for a little escape.

 Farmhouse on Elder Hill, Rental Home in the Texas Hill Country perfect for up to 8 guests! Minutes from 4 wineries and famous Salt Lick BBQ. 15 minutes from Dripping Springs & Wimberley 25 minutes from Austin

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Book your Full Day Dripping Springs Wine Tour, Full Day Dripping Springs Distillery Tour, Full Day Dripping Springs Brewery Tour or Fredericksburg Wine Tour

* Please note that our half-day Dripping Springs Tours are only available out of downtown Austin

Dripping Springs, Texas Accommodations

– Lucky Arrow Retreat, “Glamping” yurts, and cabins are great for groups of all sizes. Includes private access to Bell Springs Winery. The pool and Beer Garden are just steps away!

– Camp Lucy– Luxury lodging in the Hill Country – hotel style as well as cottages available for any group size! Also a wedding venue with everyday activities and a pool. Restaurant, Tillie’s on location has a wonderful Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner.

– Hill Country Casitas, Casitas, and Ranch House just west of downtown Dripping Springs. Pool and Hottub on-site, the views can’t be beaten here!

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Wimberley, Texas Accommodations

Wimberley, Texas Accommodations

– Good Day House: A 3 bedroom, 2 bath upscale farmhouse with beautiful views of the hill country, complete with a hot tub!

– The Lazy Lavender Vacation Rentals: Five unique hill country vacation rentals with beautiful interior design. There is an option to rent one house, or multiple for larger parties.

Blanco, Texas Accommodations

A bit further West, and closer to the wine country of Fredericksburg, Blanco includes a river to cool off in, some great BBQ, and wide-open spaces!

– Blanco River Retreat: Two houses on 6 acres that sleeps up to 23 people – your reservation includes the entire property, pool, and fire pit. Perfect spot if you want some peace and quiet!

Fredericksburg, Texas Accommodations

Fredericksburg is the wine capital of Texas. While a few distilleries and breweries are popping up in this busy area, wine reigns supreme. Stretching from Johnson City to Hye to Stonewall to Fredericksburg, you won’t be disappointed in the options for something to swirl in your glass! For Fredericksburg accommodations, you can stay in-town with a quick walk or drive to Main Street for wine tastings, shopping, and dining, or the option to stay at a quaint BnB in wine country (about 15-30 minutes drive into town).

In-Town:

– Doppelhaus – Two blocks off of the main street, this modern retreat space is great for couples, families, and groups! 

There are many great Airbnbs in Fredericksburg, and that is always the way we go the many times we have stayed out there.

We Have Stayed:

The Sapphire Door: Sleeps 10 and a short walk to Main street

– Cottage 506: Sleeps 6, farmhouse cottage 3.5 blocks from Main Street

– Clover Haus: Sleeps 11, 2 blocks off Main Street, large bedrooms and a great backyard

On Wine Trail (On 290):

– Maisonette at French Connection: 1-bed modern maisonettes with incredible views and just steps away from the winery, French Connection 

– Villas at Barons Creek: Choice of two different elegant villas, each containing two private master suites and four private guest bedrooms – great for groups (no kids or animals)

Austin, Texas Accommodations

For a reference to locations within Austin, IH 35 splits Austin in half from North to South. “East Austin” is considered the east side of 35. Central/Downtown Austin is to the West of 35, but further “West Austin” is past Highway 290, leading to the Hill Country. Our Half Day tours require a Central/Downtown pick-up location.

Central/Downtown Austin Hotels

– The Fairmont: A towering icon within a vibrant Central Business District, Fairmont Austin is uniquely located in downtown Austin amid the greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek. The 37-story luxury hotel features 1,048 richly appointed guest rooms and suites with picturesque vistas of Lady Bird Lake, a dramatic cityscape and the State Capitol.

– The Driskill: “With a stay at The Driskill – in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, you’ll be centrally located in Austin, steps from Mexic Arte Museum and Paramount Theater. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Sixth Street and Frost Bank Tower.”

– The Otis Hotel: “The Otis Hotel is home to brand new luxury accommodations near the University of Texas. Get immersed in the local music culture with classic and up & coming albums to play on your custom vinyl record player found inside each and every one of our pet-friendly guestrooms”

– Hotel ZaZa Austin: “Hotel ZaZa Austin combines the authentic Austin vibe with classy urban-chic style in an experience you won’t forget. From our unique Magnificent Seven Suites and expansive guest rooms to our rooftop pool and bar, our facilities and services help ensure a perfect stay.”

– South Congress Hotel: “The living room for the neighborhood, South Congress Hotel is an 83-room boutique hotel designed to be a hub of activity for the community. A place for travelers and locals alike, the hotel has three unique restaurants, a coffee + bake shop, a rooftop pool, lobby bar, and two retail shops. All locally owned, all right at the doorstep of Austin’s favorite street.”

Book any of our tours from Central/Downtown Austin: Full Day Dripping Springs Wine Tour (four hour half-day tour available, as well), Full Day Dripping Springs Distillery TourFull Day Dripping Springs Brewery TourFredericksburg Wine Tour

Kyle, Texas (South of Central Austin) Accommodations

– Sage Hill Inn & Spa: about 30 minutes south of Austin, Boutique hotel with a spa and upscale dining (Continental breakfast and 3-course meal included). Great place to get away and relax all in one spot!

Book your Full Day Dripping Springs Wine TourFull Day Dripping Springs Distillery TourFull Day Dripping Springs Brewery Tour or Fredericksburg Wine Tour

* Please note that our half day Dripping Springs Tours are only available out of downtown Austin

Bee Caves, Texas (West of Central Austin) Accommodations:

– The Wayback: A casual boutique hotel with “laid-back luxury”. This really is a stay and relax kind of space. The cafe features a seasonal menu and the pool is perfect to cool off!

– Omni Barton Creek: “Nestled in the lush landscape of Austin’s Hill Country, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa draws inspiration from the surrounding natural beauty and blends it with modern-day amenities to create an unrivaled getaway experience.”

Book your Full Day Dripping Springs Wine TourFull Day Dripping Springs Distillery TourFull Day Dripping Springs Brewery Tour or Fredericksburg Wine Tour

* Please note that our half day Dripping Springs Tours are only available out of downtown Austin

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