Texas Hill Country offers a diverse mix of vacation rentals available for your Austin getaway. The unique region to the west and south of Austin covers four Texas counties and about 300 square miles, and includes captivating towns and cities like San Antonio, New Braunfels, Johnson City, Bandera, Canyon Lake and Marble Falls. Not only does Texas Hill Country present endless destinations to explore on your vacay, but it also delivers just about every type of vacation rental imaginable – from basic condos and single-family homes to cabins, lodges, cottages, chalets, bungalows, ranches and private estates.
There are homes for rent in just about every city and town in Texas Hill Country. Most of the vacation rentals there are private homes, but cabins are also popular because of the many nearby lakes and rivers. Hill Country house rentals include smaller residences with two or three bedrooms and larger homes with five or more bedrooms.
There are various rivers and lakes in Texas Hill Country, so the region offers quite a few residences that are right on the water or have immediate water access. There are waterfront (lakefront and riverfront) vacation rental homes, and vacation rentals with lake views and river views. Many homes have a pool or hot tub on the premises for added comfort. It’s important to stay cool in the Lone Star State!
About Texas Hill Country
If you like stunning scenery, panoramic landscapes, rolling hills and an amazing climate, the Texas Hill Country might be your ideal vacation destination. It is one of the most visited regions in Texas during both the summer and winter months. Here are a few reasons why Texas Hill Country stands out as a must-do trip.
Texas Hill Country is often considered the border between the American Southeast and the American Southwest. It is recognized in the geological world for its notable karst topography and tall rugged hills of granite or limestone that rise 500 feet above the surrounding plains and valleys. (Packsaddle Mountain rises to a height of 800 feet above the Llano River in Kingsland.)
Hill Country is home to the second-largest granite dome in the United States, Enchanted Rock. The region has many exposed boulders and rocks, and several ashe juniper and Texas live oak trees. Native vegetation in the area includes wildflowers, various yucca, desert spoon and prickly pear cactus.
There’s never a bad season in Hill Country. The summers are warm and have little humidity, so not only is it cool, but it is exceptionally comfortable. While we hesitate to say it never snows in Austin, let’s just say it’s exceptionally rare. The average temperature for a normal December day in Hill Country is a sunny and clear 65 degrees.
Endless Natural Beauty
Yes, yes – Everything’s bigger in Texas. In this instance, we’re referring to the sweeping panoramic views of Texas Hill Country. Hill Country is the place to spread out, enjoy plenty of fresh air, and take in a miraculous Texas sunset from your vacation rental balcony or patio.
Rivers and Lakes Galore
In addition to being blessed with abundant natural beauty, Texas Hill Country has some cool watery wonders to explore. Waterways like the Colorado River, Llano River, Pedernales River, Guadalupe River, Frio River, Nueces River, Sabinal River and Medina River flow through Hill Country. Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, Lake Marble Falls and Lake Travis are just outside of Austin, while Canyon Lake and Medina Lake are a little further from the city.
Lots to Explore
On dry land, discover Hill Country’s distinctive caves and caverns. There are several caverns to discover, such as Inner Space Caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns, Bracken Cave, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Cascade Caverns, Caverns of Sonora and Cave Without a Name. Further west, visit the dude ranches in Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World.
Texas Hill Country has some of the most progressive towns and cities in the United State. Major hubs like Austin and San Antonio, which are famous for their trendy lifestyle. Austin is a harmonious city with numerous places for live music and San Antonio has people from diverse cultures living together in total concord.
The region has a unique blend of Spanish and German influences in beer, food, architecture and music. For example, the accordion was popularized in Tejano music in the 19th Century because of cultural exposure to German settlers. More recently, the region has emerged as the center of the Texas wine scene.
Bang for Your Buck
Vacation Rentals in Texas Hill Country are surprisingly affordable. Private homes for rent in Texas Hill Country offer abundant square footage, high-end finishes and desirable amenities, and spectacular views. Properties for rent in Hill Country are perfect for a family reunion or gathering, or a romantic getaway for lovebirds.
How to Find Your Hill Country Vacation Rental
If you’re ready to explore Texas Hill Country, there are a few decisions you’ll need to make. First, you’ll want to decide what you want to do. Where you spend your time will largely determine where you stay because you don’t want to spend all your time on the road.
Austin is the most requested destination because it offers so much to do. Downtown Austin has lots of entertainment and dining choices. You can enjoy a top-rated meal and an upscale night on the town, or you can pregame at a trendy sports bar before walking to the Longhorns game.
For lodging, you can pick between larger private homes and luxury downtown condominiums. Condos in the heart of the city are great because you’re only steps from all the excitement, and many are on higher floors, so you get a wonderful view of the city. Many downtown condos have dedicated balconies or patios with excellent views of the cityscape.
If you’ve always wanted to visit Austin or want to discover the beauty and majesty of Texas Hill Country, consider a vacation rental through Lone Star State Vacation Rentals. Our vacation rentals are highly rated and have everything you need to make your Austin vacation complete. Spread out and enjoy your getaway in style without fighting crowds, noise and other discomforts at a hotel. Even the finest Austin hotels can’t hold a candle to our upmarket vacation rentals!