Add a little pep in your step by switching up your scenery! Being stuck in your house day in and day out gets old quick, so give yourself a little treat by booking a local staycation. You don’t have to leave the city to feel like your on a luxury vacay. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite resorts, spas, hotels, and camping (and glamping) sites to help give your brain and body a little refresh & reset! The first half is all local resorts and hotels in Austin, and in the second half you’ll find little getaways no longer than an hour and a half away.
Local Austin Hotels, Retreats, & Resorts
Remix luxury with W Austin’s bold style, iconic design, unlimited creativity and positive energy. W Austin is a fun, fresh, luxury hotel located near the iconic Austin City Limits in the heart of West Austin. Lounge on the WET deck from sunrise until sunset with stunning views of downtown and top-tier cocktails. You’ll be immersed in Austin culture as soon as you arrive, being in the epicenter of of all things ATX- the heart of downtown, minutes away from Lady Bird Lake, fine dining and shopping in the 2nd St. District and more. Book now, and enjoy discounted rates for Texas residents.
Fairmont Austin, a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property, offers luxury in downtown Austin accommodations. Experience personalized service, unique views, five restaurant and bar offerings, seasonally heated swimming pool on the 7th floor and an award-winning spa. The expansive pool and whirlpool present the perfect summer retreat. Get some well-deserved R&R while experiencing the ultimate getaway that’s still close to home at Fairmont Austin. Right now, they’re offering Texas residents the Texas Strong special where you’ll receive the best available rate on rooms, complimentary self parking, and a $25 hotel credit.
At the crossroads where Town Lake meets downtown, the LINE Austin draws influence from both the surrounding natural beauty and the creative energy that fuels the city. Rest and be restored with their Stay Local special rates starting at $150 per night, complimentary self-parking, and room upgrade based on availability.
Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection
Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection is a treasured Austin landmark, re-envisioned with modern glamour. Delve into a world of relaxed European elegance with true gracious Texas hospitality. Celebrate this exquisite architectural jewel’s grand opening with up to 20% off and a $200 resort credit and be one of the first stay when you book here.
New and chic downtown bed and breakfast, Adina Austin is a one-of-a-kind staycation venture where old meets new in this transformed home built in 1904. Eclectic and unique, Adina captures the true Austin heritage with stylish décor offering a hospitality experience you will treasure for life. Right now they’re offering all Texas residents 50% off their stay!
Created in honor of the patron saint of music and poetry, Hotel Saint Cecilia takes inspiration from the great era of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s when a revolution of rock and roll and beat poetry overran the hallowed halls of established convention. The secluded property and lush grounds are open only to hotel guests, thereby offering a unique sense of privacy situated steps away from the heart of South Austin. Book your stay on a Sunday – Thursday and receive 20% off your reservation.
Be one of the first to stay at the Canopy by Hilton! They just opened their doors on July 1st and provides a dynamic urban oasis for guests seeking to experience the city at the intersection of metropolitan living and a lively nightlife scene. An homage to the city, Canopy Austin’s design captures the unique sense of Austin’s hill country setting imbued with the energy of West 6th Street.
Escape the demands of your daily grind and embrace restful relaxation at this secluded Lake Austin Spa retreat. Whether your getaway goal is to reconnect with friends, loved ones, nature, or simply yourself, this tranquil lakeside setting and award-winning service make your time with Lake Austin Spa effortless and unforgettable. To celebrate their reopening, they’re offering 10% off when you book here.
Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is one of those downtown Austin hotels that brings the best boutique hotel experience home for you. Here, you’ll find a classy, laid back vibe that defines Austin cool. A rough-around-the-edges kind of sophistication shows up everywhere from their decked-out accommodations to their splashy pool and deck. Right now they’re offering a $50 credit for dinner and drinks at Geraldine’s when you book your stay.
Situated in Downtown’s Second Street District, Austin Proper Hotel and Residences is the newest luxury lifestyle hotel in Austin, just steps from Lady Bird Lake, the legendary Austin City Limits music venue and nearby boutiques. Guests receive 30% off when booking directly through the hotel through summer, and reservations are changeable or fully refundable. Austin Proper offers a dedicated spa and fitness center, including a rooftop pool deck offering small-batch tequilas and majestic lake views. Anything less just wouldn’t be Proper.
South Congress Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Austin’s iconic South Congress shopping, dining and entertainment district. The Rooftop Pool at South Congress Hotel is perched over South Congress Avenue with views of the downtown Austin skyline. The pool features a full bar with poolside dining provided by Café No Sé. The Lobby Bar features a full bar and handcrafted cocktail program, coffee service, free Wi-Fi and a custom menu of snacks with weekday happy hour taking place from 5-7pm.
Hotel San José is located on South Congress Avenue, a few blocks from downtown and Lady Bird Johnson Lake in the heart of one of Austin’s favorite neighborhoods. Their rooms and amenities are designed to set a backdrop for a life of adventure and inspiration, without the clutter of everyday existence. The chic swimming area, lush grounds and courtyard, and minimalistic design are curated specifically to make your stay restful, enjoyable and reflective of the spirit of Austin. Right now for Texas residents they’re offering a complimentary late check out and waved parking and pet fees.
Secluded in the rolling hill country, the newly-renovated Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat. Whether you want to relax under the care of their trained masseuses, play a round of some of the best golf in the country, or experience everything the “Live Music Capital of the World” has to offer, you’ll be provided with the perfect accommodations for romantic weekends, golf getaways and memorable family vacations alike. Save 15% when you book for two or more nights!
A Hop, Skip, & A Jump Away
Porch Light Hospitality invites you to use them as a second home when you need time to just be. Located in Fredericksburg, they have intentionally built these structures to resemble the perfect home. It’s a place to sit, stay and relax. Behrends Family Homestead, Austin 412, and The Gathering Guesthouses allow you to live locally, grab a coffee and just sit on the porch for a while. Enjoy 15% off all Porch Light Hospitality guesthouse stays with code “365AUSTIN”.
About an hour south of Austin, Collective Hill Country is a sprawling retreat set on a ridgeline overlooking the scenic Montesino Ranch in the heart of Texas Hill Country, providing modern comforts rooted in authentic Texas taste. The Hill Country has never been so magical. Breathtaking skies. Gourmet S’mores. Farm-to-Table Dinners served at Three Peaks Lodge. Complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your tent door step and more.
Yurtopia Wimberley is the leader in the Texas Hill Country luxurious glamping experience where guests unplug and relax, surrounded by outdoor amenities. Tucked into the hills, amongst the cedars & oaks, the view from our Hilltop Yurts will melt your troubles away. Each yurt is designed for with private amenities: climate-controlled king-size bed with luxury linens, private bathroom, hot tub/plunge pool, gas firepit, kitchen/BBQ and sunset viewing from your own private rooftop deck!
Walden Retreats Hill Country currently features two fully enclosed meticulously designed safari-style tents that combine the amenities of a luxury hotel with the adventure of the outdoors. They believe nature is the best environment for restoration and that the outdoor experience should be comfortable. Hike around, explore local wineries, fish the Pedernales, catch a concert in Luckenbach, or just relax and unplug.
Resting peacefully on 15 rolling acres, FireSong Ranch is a truly unique and incredible Texas Hill Country gem. Although you’ll feel miles away from it all, FireSong Ranch is conveniently located near several entertainment options for you to take advantage of. Wine lovers will love the proximity to local Texas wineries, with multiple restaurants in the area. Lake Travis is less than a mile down the road for some lake fun! If you’re looking to let out your adventurous side, Hill Country offers wonderful nature hikes, thrilling zip line experiences, and so much more!
Located along the banks of the Colorado River, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa is a perfect place for a relaxing Texas getaway 23 miles outside of Austin. Spend some time floating down the lazy river, horseback riding, kayaking the Colorado River, or hiking through nearby McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Enjoy up to 20% off and free breakfast when you book now!
Green Acres is a boutique glamping retreat for all. Whether you are an artist seeking to escape & create, a family looking for quite and intentional time together in nature, or friends wanting time away together in the Texas Hill Country, Green Acres provides all those things. Just twenty-four short miles east of Austin, Texas, Green Acres encompasses 25 beautiful acres in Bastrop County. Their eco-lodging connects guests with nature, while their amenities take the stress out of traditional camping.
Inspired by a life-changing journey to Africa, Sinya is a quaint and secluded retreat for two located atop a ridge overlooking Lone Man Creek in Texas Hill Country. Sinya is about the experience and creating meaningful memories. You can simply relax all day or choose activities like fishing, kayaking, bird watching from the hammock on the veranda or a refreshing dip in one of the local swimming holes, such as Wimberley’s famous Blue Hole.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in an airstream? Maybe pack up and hall it into the hill country? Casita Coyote would be the spot you would want to park it. Once you arrive the view will blow you away. Located 40 minutes from downtown Austin, you’ll be 5 minutes away from Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, Krause Springs and Opies BBQ, and Stonewall Winery!