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From Romantic to Rustic: The 5 Best Places to Stay This Summer in the Texas Hill Country

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Originally published in Heart of Texas Magazine

It’s no secret that the Texas Hill Country is a favorite summer travel destination for most Texans. Aside from the fact that the Hill Country is an easy and scenic day’s drive from most every region of the state, the area also holds the appeal of having the best vistas and the coldest, clearest water in Texas. When choosing lodging for your visit, whether you are looking for a rustic place to reconnect with nature or a romantic getaway to rekindle with a loved one, the Texas Hill Country has unique accommodations to suit everyone and every occasion.

1. Rekindle The Romance at the Full Moon Inn in Fredericksburg

From Romantic to Rustic: The 5 Best Places to Stay This Summer in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Facebook/Full Moon Inn

The Full Moon Inn is everything that a Fredericksburg Bed and Breakfast should be. With options that range from rooms and cabins to suites, this romantic B&B is centrally located in Fredericksburg. Located just three minutes from most of the vineyards and wineries that Highway 290 is famous for, and merely 3,000 feet from iconic Luckenbach, there’s no shortage of things to do with your sweetheart. Speaking of sweethearts: The Full Moon Inn is also pet-friendly, so don’t fret over who will watch Fido while you’re away soaking up the ambiance of the Texas Hill Country–grab the leash, load him up, and bring him along!

To learn more, visit www.fullmooninn.com  or call (830) 997-2205

2. Claim Bragging Rights For the Most Unique Accomodations at Geronimo Creek Retreat in Seguin

From Romantic to Rustic: The 5 Best Places to Stay This Summer in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Courtesy of Best Texas Travel

Many people dream of sleeping under the Texas stars in a teepee. At Geronimo Creek Retreat, you can do just that! The good news is that you don’t have to compromise on comfort in order to enjoy your nights in a teepee. The teepees at Geronimo Creek Retreat come fully furnished and air-conditioned. Each teepee has its own private bathroom nearby and sleeps four to six people comfortably. After a restful night in your teepee, you can take advantage of the natural beauty of the grounds at Geronimo Creek Retreat by kayaking, swimming, and soaking in the hot tub after a full day of adventure.

To learn more, visit www.geronimocreekretreat.com or call (888) 993-6772

3. Keep The Kids Entertained and Active at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Hill Country Resort at Canyon Lake

From Romantic to Rustic: The 5 Best Places to Stay This Summer in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Courtesy of Holiday Inn Club Vacations Hill Country Resort

If you’ve got active kids to keep entertained this summer, look no further than the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Hill Country Resort located at Canyon Lake. This outdoor-oriented resort overlooks beautiful Canyon Lake. In addition to all of the fun to be had at the lake, don’t miss the five on-site outdoor pools (and one indoor pool), miniature golf course, movie theater, and sports courts.

Choose a spacious villa that will meet your family’s needs with ample sleeping spaces, private bathrooms, and even washers and dryers located inside some of the villas. With a familiar name like Holiday Inn, guests can rest easy knowing that their family weekend away will be trouble-free and (above all else) relaxing.

To learn more, visit ihg.com or call (830) 935-4355

4. Reconnect With Nature and Family at Glory Hills Ranch in Pipe Creek

From Romantic to Rustic: The 5 Best Places to Stay This Summer in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Courtesy of Glory Hills Ranch Bed and Breakfast

Just outside of beautiful and historic San Antonio sits Glory Hills Ranch Bed and Breakfast. The area where Glory Hills Ranch is located is steps from where Santa Anna marched his army to the Alamo in 1836. While the surrounding areas have changed much since then, the natural beauty of this stretch of rolling Hill Country is relatively untouched.

If a family reunion is in order for 2018, consider Glory Hills Ranch an all-inclusive spot to enjoy some time with loved ones this summer. Featuring individual guest rooms as well as a large, traditional Texas Hill Country-style lodge, the warmth of the area is evident around every corner of this expansive property. Stay busy at Glory Hills Ranch with an exciting photo safari of the ranch’s many exotic animals and ride around on ATV’s to navigate into tucked away parts of the property. You’ll leave Glory Hills Ranch with a new appreciation for nature and perhaps even a new lease on life.

To learn more, visit www.gloryhillsbb.com or call (806) 790-8196

5. Have The Quintessential “Frio River” Family Getaway at Frio Country Resort in Concan

From Romantic to Rustic: The 5 Best Places to Stay This Summer in the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Courtesy of Frio Country Resort

Any Texan worth their mettle knows that the Frio River is the best place to cool off during the dog days of summer. Named for the Spanish word for “cold,” the typically 68 degree Frio River has cooled many a hot and ornery Texan through the centuries. Heck, even George Strait longingly refers to the Frio in his 1987 hit, “All My Exes Live in Texas”–so you know it’s a special place!

The best place to stay while visiting the Frio River is Frio Country Resort. The resort features 30 coveted acres of private Frio River frontage. With accommodations that range from “cabin in the woods,” to “luxury golf course”-style homes, there is something to please everyone in the family at Frio Country Resort.

To learn more, visit www.friocountry.com or call (830) 232-6625

For many who live in Texas’ sprawling metroplexes, a trip to the Hill Country feels like a true vacation and an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. In fact, many might argue there’s little that a bit of river water and a vibrant Texas sunset can’t cure. No matter what your goal is for a summer getaway, there’s a spot just for you in the Texas Hill Country. So, grab your family, your pet, or your sweetheart and head to the Texas Hill Country this summer for a getaway that you’ll dream about all year long.