Unique Stays in Texas


Looking for a unique getaway, but don’t want to travel too far? Check out these one-of-a-kind destinations located right here in the Lone Star State!

Skybox Cabins – Glen Rose, Texas

Skybox Cabins are situated on 50 acres in the Texas Hill Country. Stay in the trees in these treehouse-inspired cabins. With large windows and second-story balconies, these cabins are a perfect spot for watching the sunrise, sunsets and star gazing into the night sky. skyboxcabins.com 

Flophouze Shipping Container Hotel – Round Top, Texas

Enjoy a weekend getaway in a recycled shipping container. There are nine different houses available that are renovated and beautifully decorated. With floor-to-ceiling windows, wake up to a beautiful sunrise and fresh Texas air. flophouze.com 

Cypress Valley Treehouses – Spicewood, Texas

Pick one of five treehouses to stay in, enjoy a day trip swimming in the lake or the pool and experience the rush of the zipline. At Cypress Valley Treehouses, your opportunity to relax is waiting for you. cypressvalley.com 

Geronimo Creek Retreat – Sequin, Texas

Getaway cabins, teepees and treehouses are all on this vacation rental property where you can enjoy swimming, fishing and other water activities like kayaking and paddle boarding. There is also an inside game room, basketball and volleyball court to name a few. geronimocreekretreat.com

Open Air Resorts – Spicewood, Texas

At this resort, you can stay in vintage trailers, tiny homes or an RV. There are also campsites, a swimming pool, a fishing pond and many other amenities. openairrv.com/communities/spicewood/ 

Basecamp – Terlingua, Texas

This Texas escape is a cross between a western hideaway and a space camp. You can stay in a teepee, casita or an enclosed see-through bubble-like tent to sleep under the night sky. This campground is located just outside of Big Bend National Park where tons of outdoor adventures await. basecampterlingua.com 

El Cosmico – Marfa, Texas

Twenty-one tents, teepees, yurts and vintage trailers all in the amazing town of Marfa. Throughout the year, this fun resort offers yoga, workshops, concerts and more. elcosmico.com 

The Exotic Resort Zoo & Safari Cabins – Johnson City, Texas

Zebras, elk, camels and a wallaby are just some of the animals on the grounds of this amazing property. There are six cabins available for overnight stays if you feel one day at this exotic retreat is not enough. Zooexotics.com 

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10 Great Weekend Getaways


Valentine’s Day may land on a Tuesday this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get away to celebrate at a later date. Here are some of the best weekend getaway destinations that are perfect for a quick trip with your special someone.

 

Weekend Getaways
1. Broken Bow
This Oklahoma city may be known for its booming timber industry, but the tourism is growing too. Broken Bow is home to Beavers Bend Resort Park, Hochatown State Park, and two museums that house Native American artifacts.

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2. Fredericksburg
The charming town of Fredericksburg is a romantic destination in the Texas Hill Country with tons of German colonial heritage and culture. You can find Bavarian-themed restaurants, beer gardens, and beautiful natural parks. The city is also the epicenter of over 20 local vineyards and wineries, offering the opportunity to taste and tour until your heart is content.

Weekend Getaways3. Glen Rose
Just a short drive southwest of Fort Worth, the city of Glen Rose offers outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Visit Dinosaur Valley State Park and explore tracks of animals from thousands of years ago, or take a trip to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and take a tour to see threatened and endangered species.

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4. Magnolia Market
Situated in Waco, about halfway between Dallas and Austin, the Magnolia Market is one of those destinations that is relatively newer to the getaway scene. Created by the couple behind HGTV’s Fixer Upper, the Magnolia Market is 2.5 acres of warm and welcoming stores and restaurants amidst huge grain silos and a barn.

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5. Marfa
This quaint town in the middle of West Texas is a hub for arts and culture enthusiasts. Check out sights like the famous Prada Marfa, the Marfa Book Company, or a variety of other museums and galleries. Stay at the bohemian-style El Cosmico campground and enjoy the communal atmosphere, wide-open spaces, and scenic views.

Weekend Getaways
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6. Possum Kingdom Lake
Situated less than 90 miles west of Fort Worth, Possum Kingdom Lake offers over 18,000 acres of water, cliffs, and rolling hills. Camp or rent a cabin to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing.

Round Top
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7. Round Top
If you’re a fan of antiquing, this is the destination for you. Located southeast of Austin, Round Top is a small city (one of the smallest incorporated in Texas) that hosts some of the largest and most celebrated antique sales in the country. Stay at a shabby chic cottage inn or bed-and-breakfast and head out to explore the city and maybe find a treasure or two.

Weekend Getaways

8. San Antonio River Walk
This quintessential romantic Texas getaway is the perfect destination for a wide variety of entertainment options. Not only can you explore the historic San Antonio Missions and the Alamo, but you can also enjoy romantic restaurants, a zoo, and botanical garden.

Weekend Getaways9. Waxahachie
Anyone interested in architecture should put Waxahachie on his or her “must-see” list. Situated south of Dallas, the town features one of the most beautiful Texas courthouses as well as a many examples of Victorian architecture and gingerbread homes. You can also find plentiful state parks and wildlife in the surrounding area.
Weekend Getaways10. Wimberley
Situated on the banks of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River, Wimberley is a beautiful city surrounded by the Texas Hill Country. You can find a variety of outdoor activities as well as art galleries, shopping, and additional activities such as glass-blowing demonstrations at Wimberley Glass Works and herb classes at the Rough Creek Lavender Farm.