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5 Beautiful, Relaxing Hill Country Getaways to Refresh Your Body & Soul

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You deserve a nice break from the routine of home, as well as its walls. Imagine escaping to the country, staying in a beautiful, serene place where someone else is doing the laundry, and the need to check email is only as desired. Sounds great, right? Yonder, a new travel booking site for nature immersive getaways, makes it possible to experience this break from the ordinary! Their nature-rich properties are truly soul-soothing and an experience not to be forgotten. Here are five beautiful Texas Hill Country getaways which are sure to bring relaxation and joy, alone, as a couple, or with family and friends.

5 Beautiful, Relaxing Hill Country Getaways to Refresh Your Body & Soul

Photo Courtesy of Wayback Austin

Eight wonderful options are open to those wishing to stay at Wayback Austin: Patterson Cottage, Commons Cottage, Tumbleweed Cottage, Barton Creek Cottage, Angelwylde Cottage, Bee Cave Cottage, Palomino Cottage, and Rob Roy Cottage. Established and operated by a mother-daughter duo, who strove to preserve the land as is, each cottage is vintage with special touches of modern convenience. Visitors can partake in a seasonal and organic menu, as well as sustainably-made wine and local artisan beers, then take a dip in the pool. Within the Austin area, you will never feel like you’re in the city, but its excitement is not far away. Relish the touches of nature and design with plenty of ways to eat, drink, and be merry! It’s an excellent addition to any list of Hill Country getaways.

5 Beautiful, Relaxing Hill Country Getaways to Refresh Your Body & Soul

Photo Courtesy of StarHill Farms

StarHill Farms is an incredible property of over 300 acres found in New Ulm. Residents of Houston, Austin, and San Antonio will find this site conveniently located. Ponds and creeks can be found along the numerous miles of trails throughout the acreage. Catch and release fishing is open from both the dock and along the shoreline. Be sure to pack your own bait and tackle for a chance at native fish like bass, perch, and bluegills. Horseback riding and hosted stargazing are also available! Lodging onsite includes the Ranch House, the Cabin on the Hill, and the Hinze Cabin, and ranges from restored rustic to modern luxurious.

5 Beautiful, Relaxing Hill Country Getaways to Refresh Your Body & Soul

Photo Courtesy of Thistle Hill Ranch

Whitesboro is home to an amazing farmhouse on Thistle Hill Ranch. This property is updated with true comfort in mind, down to cozy bedding, modern appliances, and a wood-burning fireplace. The starry skies are unlike anything else. Punctuated by the sounds of owls, horses, and other wildlife, enjoy the scenery by sunset and firelight. A place for family fun, weekends with friends, casino recovery, and winery rehydration make this spot the perfect getaway with plenty of entertainment opportunities. Enjoy the quiet of the country while collecting pecans in the grove, fishing to catch and release in the pond, and collecting arrowheads! A barn tour to pet the horses is also included in your stay.

5 Beautiful, Relaxing Hill Country Getaways to Refresh Your Body & Soul

Photo Courtesy of Boldheart Farms

The Garden Cottage and the Pond Cottage at Boldheart Farms in Dale are structures where calm reigns. Although Austin is relatively nearby and city activities are always an option, the pull of a simpler time is often irresistible. The perfect excuse to disconnect, this working farm cultivates fresh hand-picked vegetables, herbs, eggs, and even flowers, which are all up for visitor indulgence. Enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning and contemplate the day over a hot cup of coffee. Learn about plants and animals from this official Farm Stay USA member, and feel good about supporting earth stewards who recycle, compost, and use regenerative agriculture. Add this magical location to your list of favorite Texas getaways. Reconnect with the land where the slowly dipping sunset awaits!

5 Beautiful, Relaxing Hill Country Getaways to Refresh Your Body & Soul

Photo Courtesy of Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch

Ranch housing at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast Ranch is like stepping back in time without sacrificing modern luxuries. Twelve options are rentable at this exciting place. Lay down your bags and get comfortable in a house, cabin, bungalow, suite, or even a covered wagon and a grand safari tent! Located in Cat Spring, approximately an hour west of Houston and home to Texas’ oldest agricultural society, this 500-acre working guest ranch is dotted with rolling meadows, huge trees, lakes, and well-heeled fauna, both expected and surprising. Enjoy secluded romance or enjoyable ranch goings-on. Bring your own horse, go fishing, learn archery, or try trapshooting. Nature is your playground and your own art gallery!

With this wide range of stunning properties at various locations across the Texas Hill Country, it’s easy to imagine a change of scenery, as well as activities, that everyone needs right now. Booking on Yonder is currently available and into the future, open to individual comfort levels for leaving quarantine. Each site is stewarded by friendly and respectful caregivers who are thrilled to welcome you and your group to their place. Explore Texas and bask in its true beauty at these incredible getaways which have been carefully vetted by the dedicated team at Yonder.