Has 2020 given anyone else a serious case of wanderlust? Maybe it’s being stuck in our own houses for seven months. Maybe it’s the insanity that can only be caused by attempting virtual school. Whatever it is, we all need a getaway this year! Luckily there are some fantastic options near(ish) San Antonio. So pack up the suitcase, pile the kids in the van, and enjoy a weekend away!
Whether you’re looking to relax or play all day, Horseshoe Bay Resort has you covered. Pools, shopping, kayaking, lake cruises, tennis, pickleball, and golf are just a few of the available activities. There’s also a full-service spa for those craving a massage treatment. You have your choice of hotel room, condo, or private home––all near the beautiful Lake LBJ.
Located just two miles away from Lost Maples State Park, Foxfire Cabins is perfect for a summer or fall getaway. During the warmer months guests can enjoy swimming in the Sabinal River. When the temps finally cool off, you can view the changing leaves at Lost Maples. The cabins have a wood burning fireplace inside as well as a fire ring outside. You can make s’mores, stargaze, and soak in some beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Flying L Ranch Resort is a family owned and operated resort in Bandera. It offers many amenities including an 18-hole golf course, putt-putt golf, a pool, campfires/s’mores, fishing, tennis, and playgrounds. They have a variety of lodging options from suites to cabins or even a lodge. There’s also an onsite restaurant.
4. Son’s Island
Ever want to stay on a hidden island? Did you know that there is one in Seguin? Welcome to Son’s Island. Accessed by driving across a 100-foot wooden bridge, Son’s Island promises visitors lakeside cabanas, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, swimming, and water sliding. Additionally there is a glamping option for those wishing to stay overnight. Staff will set up a 14×9 tent with two queen size beds, a bedside table, fans, and lanterns. If camping isn’t your thing, no matter how glamorous, Son’s Island recommends checking out the air conditioned cabins and teepees at Geronimo Creek just a few minutes away.
Everyone’s childhood dream was to live in a sweet treehouse. Now you can sleep in one right on the banks of the Guadalupe River in New Braunfels. You access the treehouses by walking across a 100-foot long pedestrian bridge. The treehouse cabins include full furnishings, WiFi, satellite TV, and air conditioning. Guests can enjoy the Guadalupe River via a private park located next to the Treehouses. It’s the perfect place to relax, fish, tube, barbecue, and picnic.
Mystic Quarry, located at Canyon Lake, is perfect for those who want to get close to nature but not too close. You can stay in a tiny house or glamping-style tipi. There are also tent campsites available. Activities at Mystic Quarry include a pool, hiking/biking trails, bocce courts, volleyball, and recreation at Canyon Lake. Mystic Quarry also hosts Music Under the Stars concert series for families staying at the resort.
Yogi Bear apparently knows how to create a great family getaway. Jellystone provides an outdoor pool/splashpad, indoor pool, mini golf, laser tag, giant jumping pillow, playgrounds, and more. It’s also close enough to Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River for guests to enjoy tubing and other forms of water recreation. At Jellystone you can stay in a cabin, bring your RV, or sleep in your tent. Be sure to check the resort calendar to see what special events are coming up.
As their website says, staying at The Inn Between is camping for people who like A/C. The Inn Between offers a unique glamping experience on the Frio River in Concan. It’s five miles away from the beautiful scenery in Garner State Park. When you’re done hiking or floating the river, you can grab a delicious mangonada from The Inn Between Mangonada Bus and then head to your home away from home. Guests can stay in one of five eclectic cottages, each specially designed and curated with its own colorful decor. If you’re looking for whimsy and nature, this is your place.
Fredericksburg is a popular destination in our area and for good reason! It has wineries, restaurants, art, shopping, Enchanted Rock State Park–something for everyone. If you are looking to get away to the Fredericksburg area, check out the cabins available on the Agarita Creek Hill Country Ranch Retreat. You’ll be staying on the 170-acre guest ranch just six miles away from Fredericksburg. With only two guest cabins, you’ll experience a private retreat complete with a variety of wildlife and lots of front porch-sittin’.
Want to stay in a hotel? An apartment? A lodge? Cottage or cabin? You can take your pick at Mo-Ranch. Mo-Ranch is an institution of the Presbyterian Church that welcomes all to enjoy its beautiful scenery in Hunt, Texas. There are plentiful outdoor activities such as a ropes course, zipline, hiking, playgrounds, and a catwalk. The Guadalupe River also provides lots of fun in the water such as Mo Slide (a 38-foot tall slide that shoots riders into the river) and canoeing. There’s also a pool onsite. King Dining Hall offers buffet style breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During the summer months you can also attend a weekly outdoor barbecue.