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Destination guide

Find a lake rental in Texas Hill Country

With its sweeping views and gorgeous countryside, the Texas Hill Country is a great place for lake house rentals in Texas. You can enjoy peace and quiet on a family retreat or getaway in nature, all within reach of the area's dining, shopping, and evening entertainment options. Because of its unique topography, the Texas Hill Country features a number of caverns to explore, and you can spend time boating or fishing on one of the many tributaries of the Colorado River.

 
History

History and heritage in Texas Hill Country

With its long and rich history, Texas Hill Country has many heritage sites and museums celebrating its milestones. Cabin rentals are available near such must-see historic sites as The Alamo, a former Franciscan mission that now stands as a monument honoring the Texan volunteers who fought for independence. The National Museum of the Pacific War is a must for history enthusiasts, which is dedicated to those who served in the Pacific theater during World War II. You can also have a quintessential Texas experience in the Cowboy Capital of the World, Bandera, which has a rodeo, dude ranch, and honky-tonk to celebrate the history of cowboy culture. The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park is filled with artifacts of interest to history buffs, and is the area where the former president was born and that served as his final resting place.

Things to do

Nature and culture near getaway cabins in Texas Hill Country

With its beautiful, sprawling landscape, Texas Hill Country has plenty of destinations for families, couples, or solo travelers near vacation rentals. Garner State Park has 11 miles of scenic trails, the Frio River for kayaking or fishing, and a fun-filled calendar of festivals and events. Enchanted Rock, a natural area with majestic views of the pink granite rock, hiking trails, and Native American lore, is ideal for families and nature lovers. The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve, a millennia-old natural wonder created by the collapse of an underground river, is a great place for adventurers to explore the emerald waters and limestone cliffs. For more culture, Gruene Hall is a famous dance hall that has been home to many icons over the years and offers live entertainment and nostalgic 1930s decor.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Hill Country

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Hill Country has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blue Lake Golf Course (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Ram Rock Golf Course (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Apple Rock Gulf Course (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Llano River Golf Club (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Slick Rock Golf Course (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • The Legends Golf Course (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
Outdoor activities

Explore the Texas Hill Country landscape

The hills, valleys, lakes, and rivers throughout the sunny Texas Hill Country offer boundless options for adrenaline-fueled outdoor excursions or relaxing activities in nature. No matter your interests, cabin rentals in Texas Hill Country can be found near craters with water for swimming, fishing, and rope swinging, rivers for kayaking, rafting, or canoeing, lush forests for hiking and mountain biking, and calm lakes for boating, tubing, and waterskiing. For a more laid-back experience, you can stargaze on wide-open ranches, stroll through bluebonnet fields, or explore the landscape of lavender farms.

Natural features

Exploring the waterfalls and other natural features in Hill Country

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Hill Country is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Robinson City Park (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson State Park (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Cross Mountain Park (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park (21.2 mi / 34.2 km)
  • Longhorn Cavern State Park (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Hill Country

If you're traveling by train, Austin Station, San Marcos Station and Taylor Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Hill Country by catching a ride on the metro at Leander Station, Lakeline Station or Kramer Station.

Getting around

Getting around Texas Hill Country

The Texas Hill Country is a vast region with many small towns and villages, along with nearby airports. Traveling to and from the region’s vacation homes is quick and convenient, however, thanks to trains, shuttles, and taxis. For flexible transportation on your own schedule, rental cars are a great option, and you may be able to walk or bike to nearby destinations from your summer rental.

Food and drink

Southern comfort in Texas Hill Country

With a focus on fresh ingredients and traditional recipes, Texas Hill Country is a foodie’s paradise. From top-notch pitmasters serving classic barbecue to nostalgic mom-and-pop cafés serving mouthwatering pies, this region blends the best of the South with a unique flair all its own. No matter the craving, a new flavor experience can be found in the Texas Hill Country restaurants, eateries, and bakeries just outside your summer rental. The Texas Hill Country is also home to many craft breweries and world-class vineyards with drinks to complement the flavors in the region.

How many vacation rentals are available around Hill Country, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 7,839 vacation rentals around Hill Country. From 1,060 cabin rentals to 3,937 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property in Hill Country?

There's nothing that compares to the refreshing silence of rural life. No constant rumble of traffic or car alarms screeching. Just you and the relaxing serenity of the countryside! Vrbo has 1,081 rural vacation rentals in this destination. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties take your fancy. Our options for this destination include:

  • 1,073 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 1,065 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 786 lake-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Hill Country?

If you want an authentic vacation experience and don't feel like sharing space with strangers this time round, renting a whole house is the way to go. There are 3,922 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $22 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather try one of the area's other popular property options, like:

  • Apartment: 917 vacation homes. Prices start from $40 per night.
  • Condo: 805 vacation homes. Prices start from $20 per night.
  • Cabin: 634 vacation homes. Prices start from $59 per night.

Can I stay in Hill Country in a large group?

There's nothing quite like being somewhere completely new with close friends and family. And the great news is Vrbo has some options to suit big groups. House vacation homes are the most popular choice for large groups, with 673 listed here. Around the area, the rental options that can house large groups of people include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 2,763 vacation homes suited to that size. Spend a night for as little as $40.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to hear that there are 2,052 vacation homes that are perfect. Prices begin at just $52 a night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 10? We offer 1,284 vacation homes that will suit. Prices begin at just $85 per night.

You and your posse will be more than satisfied when you plan your Hill Country getaway through us!

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