The Travaasa Experiential Resort Austin: The Hill Country’s Hidden Gem

Monica Jones | 7/8/2016, 9:49 a.m.
The Travaasa Experiential Resort, a luxury spa resort nestled deep in the Texas Hill Country and about half an hour ...

The Travaasa Experiential Resort, a luxury spa resort nestled deep in the Texas Hill Country and about half an hour from downtown Austin, is a must for those seeking a stress-free with just a hint of adventure type of experience. Perched hilltop amongst the Balcones Canyonlands Reserve, the Travaasa tailors to the intellectually active and culturally curious, offering a unique resort experience that redefines the standard for vacation destinations.

Features: The lodge style design at the Travaasa provides an intimate setting for travelers looking for a sense of privacy. The rooms located in "Casitas" offer the best views of the property. The rustic yet modern decor plays up the country charm and allows guests to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, providing a soothing environment. The rooms are relatively spacious featuring organic linens, a walk-in shower, and private balconies that boast views of the canyon and rugged trails throughout the property. A separate sitting area conveniently located near the oversized windows offers a serene atmosphere, perfect for reading.

Fun: Travaasa features activities and amenities that cover a wide range of interests for its guests. Whether you're looking for a little adventure or culture, the resorts daily itinerary of activities are designed to engage guests with the resort’s natural surrounding; creating lasting memories. From horseback riding to cooking classes, the Travaasa Austin allows you to personalize your experience whether fitness, culinary, or spa and wellness activities.

(Our recommendation) Start your day in the serene Solidago garden with yoga & meditation, and then head over to the Agave fitness center for a nostalgic workout during the hula-hoop class. The fully equipped 24hr fitness center is ideal for guest who aim to stay dedicated to their fitness goals during the summer. Lastly, after a rigorous fitness schedule unwind at the saline infinity pool, which overlooks the scenic hill country landscape.

Food: One of the most notable features of the property is the 3.25-acre farm, which sits across from the property and houses the highest quality produce in the region. The farm features more than 80 varieties of vegetable crops, perennial fruit orchards, native pecans, edible flowers, and culinary and medical herbs. Additionally, the farm includes a 360-square foot greenhouse, a 2,300-square foot activity garden for hands-on growing classes. Executive Chef, Benjamin Baker relies on these fresh ingredients to create bold new flavors at the resort’s organic farm-to-table experience. (menu changes daily)

A perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Houston, just a few hours drive, the Travaasa Austin is perfect for relaxation and eco-friendly adventure. The unique twist on luxury makes this resort one of the best-kept secrets of the Texas Hill Country (but hurry and visit before word gets out!). The resort and spa offers a little something for everyone as the property and amenities make for a fun-filled weekend destination to rejuvenate and create lasting memories.

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