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Happy Horse Camp & RV Getaway

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· Cedar Creek, Texas
22 acres
12 sites
2 Lodging
10 RV/Tent
GET AWAY without going FAR AWAY! Feels like the middle of nowhere, but it's only 25 miles to downtown Austin and 15 miles to the charming little town of Bastrop with its eateries, shops and historic buildings. Spend quiet nights in the country listening to the coyotes howl and the owls hoot. Hike the Roughs or book a river canoe or kayak trip with one of the local outfitters. Bring the family and have a weekend event under the trees and covered shade of our Pony Pavilion! And altho the Happy Horse Band no longer plays for gathered guests in the pavilion, Hollis and her wonderful voice, great stories and sweet ukulele now offer LIVE MUSIC by your very own campfire, for your private enjoyment, in a socially-distanced manner. (See the EXTRAS category to book a 40 minute/weather-permitting show, or a 1-hour Ukulele lesson, or just get with Hollis when you show up at camp) Enjoy the park trails, the Happy Horse on-site Scavenger Hunt, the delightful maze of campground trails (on your bikes!) and the peace and quiet! Happy Horse Hotel is on 22 acres conveniently located between Austin and Bastrop in the Pope Bend of the Colorado River. LCRA's fabulous McKinney Roughs Nature Park is 2 miles up the road, adjacent to the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort. The camp area is 9 secluded, fenced & wooded acres laced with all-dirt flat biking and walking trails on our property. The bird watching is great!
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Cedar Creek, Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Hollis W.Joined in March 2016
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354 ratings · 316 reviews
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Dawn W.recommends
January 23, 2023
The Camping Palace
Great camp hosts!
Amazing cabins and hosts. Hollis and Beaux literally anticipate your every need. If you are traveling in this part of Texas and need a place to stay with horses or bicycles, or by RV or even in a tent this is a comfortable, fun location. Lots of trails locally fir hiking, biking or riding. Honestly wonderful camp hosts. Don't miss this place.
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Derek D.recommends
January 22, 2023
Site 10 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Hollis and Beaux were great hosts and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The property was clean and well maintained. We had a great time and will be coming back in the future!
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Allison N.recommends
January 16, 2023
Site 8 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Happy Horse and Happy Campers
We had a great time. We will definitely be back to camp again.
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Laura P.recommends
January 15, 2023
The Camping Palace
Great Time for Group
Our group of friends had a great time - it was nice that it had mixed use sites close together that way each family could choose what worked best for them: tent, RV, or cabin. My family stayed in the smaller cabin and loved it. The hosts were very nice and accommodating. We’re already trying to plan our next trip!
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Britney W.recommends
January 15, 2023
Site 7 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Hollis and Beaux are very helpful and accommodating. They clearly like for their guests to have to a great time and they love to entertain. The campsite is great. Everything you need is provided. Trash, picnic table, chairs, fire ring and some sites have electric and water. They even provide some firewood for you. The outhouses are nice. The cabins are cozy. We brought our camper and had a great time! All of our friends booked all the sites and cabins and it was so fun. Definitely get Hollis to do a camp side concert for you. She is such a great entertainer! McKinney Roughs is really fun to hike during the day and of course there are trails near the site to do a scavenger hunt.
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Jessica A.recommends
January 9, 2023
Site 4 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
My favorite campsite in Texas
Happy Horse Hotel is my favorite camping experience in Texas. Sure, there are other places more remote, more primitive or perhaps even cheaper. But you can’t replace Beaux and Hollis as the best camp hosts I have ever had. I promise you the ukelele concert you can pay for by your campsite will be the highlight of your stay and don’t miss out on the hot outdoor shower, especially at night!
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Tiffany D.recommends
January 2, 2023
Site 5 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Our group rang in the new year at Happy Horse, and it couldn't have been better. The location is remote enough to see stars but close enough to make a store run if you need. The sites are really well maintained, and most are really private (we had site 5, which was perfect). The outhouses are almost enjoyable to use, which really changes the camp experience. Oh, and don't sleep on the scavenger hunt. It's just as fun for drunk adults as it is for children. We'll definitely be back again.
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Arielle E.recommends
December 3, 2022
Site 10 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Killer place. Love the hosts. Love the campground. Best first experience with this app!!! Stay here.
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Ann C.recommends
November 15, 2022
Site 7 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
This campsite is amazing! Hollis and Beaux are so friendly and it really felt like just staying at home. The land is beautiful and there is a fun trail to hike with kids. It wasn't too far from Bastrop to go to lunch and explore the shops too!
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Carolyn L.recommends
November 13, 2022
Happy Horse Cabin
My family and I had a wonderful stay! We stayed in the cabin on a chilly weekend and it was very warm and cozy. The grounds are incredibly well maintained and Hollis and Beaux were very kind, attentive, and welcoming. The amenities were great, the other campers were spaced out enough for privacy but were also very respectful, and the scavenger hunt was a lot of fun for us all. Thank you both for a wonderful experience! We'd love to come back again.
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Mark C.recommends
November 7, 2022
Site 6 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Great time with the fam
Loved it! Great time with the family. Will do again.
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Mark W.recommends
October 31, 2022
Happy Horse Cabin
Nice camping cabin
The camping cabin was interesting, neat and comfortable. Outside shower and outside toilet were clean. As per usual, Hollis and Beaux were really great hosts!
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Caroline D.recommends
October 26, 2022
Site 5 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
We had a great time camping here! Nice and quiet campsite in the woods. We had a great time walking the trails and playing the scavenger hunt.
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Lynn R.recommends
October 25, 2022
Site 7 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Quite,relaxing
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Mark W.recommends
October 25, 2022
Site 10 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Happy Horse & Happy F1 Campers
It is a very nice RV camping spot. Not full hook up but 30A and water available with toilet and shower facilities close-by. This has been our F1 camp for 3 years. The hosts are friendly and accommodating. Already planned for next year.
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Stanley C.recommends
October 16, 2022
Site 4 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Great camping near McKinney Roughs
I met Hollis, and toured the area with her. My gear was placed in a wagon, and I pulled that to the campsite, and set-up. Several trails make getting around a joy. They have an impressive selection of items to locate for a scavenger hunt. I was provided maps of the nearby McKinney Roughs Nature Park. One map is created by Happy Horse primarily for horseback riders, the other is an LCRA map that also shows hiking only trails. Together they made for an enjoyable hiking experience. Suggestions for hiking were provided by the hosts. Bring plenty of water! LCRA does not provide water stations. Happy Horse is the most convenient campground and Airbnb site to McKinney Roughs Nature Park.
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Jackson Y.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 8 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Legit Super Host
Camping was absolutely sublime, great weather, great scenery, great campground, and even greater host’s! They came in clutch when I forgot an essential cooking item and saved the day! Will definitely be returning.
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Connie L.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 10 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Hollis and Beau are wonderful hosts. We received a weather update a few days in advance and they are always ready to greet us shortly after we arrive. The site has quiet and easy to access. We love Happy Horse Camping!
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Jackie D.recommends
September 26, 2022
Happy Horse Cabin
A Hidden Gem!
Took a mini weekend with my daughter and granddaughter for a peaceful, relaxing getaway. Happy Horse Cabin provided us more than we expected. While not a 5 star hotel, the personal service, fresh washed linen and everything we “needed” was A+. If you’re looking for a place to find peace of mind and to enjoy the serenity and the sounds of nature or just to read a good book while becoming one with nature, book this place. If you want to take a stroll on trails looking for treasures on the ground and in the trees, see the fire flies at dusk and stars in the sky, listen to the CDs about the beautiful land, or Hollis playing the Ukulele….I highly recommend booking your stay at the Happy Horse Cabin. Thanks so much to our hosts Hollis and Beaux!
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Max G.recommends
September 12, 2022
Site 8 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Awesome trails to walk around and explore - my dog loved running around! Beautiful grounds and facility, will come back!
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Luke L.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 5 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Camping with Kids
Beautiful spot close to Austin. I usually prefer camping next to water but I didn’t miss it at all here. The campsites are cozy and secluded. The trails keep kids entertained with a fun (and challenging) scavenger hunt. Hosts are friendly and personable. Highly recommend purchasing the “a la cart” ukelele concert put on by Hollis. Well worth it! We’ll come back again.
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Javon C.recommends
July 21, 2022
Happy Horse Cabin
Very down to earth people & the energy there is absolutely the best. I'll be planning many future trips there. They're amazing people.
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Lynn R.recommends
June 12, 2022
Site 7 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Very nice campground. Spaces are far enough apart so you are comfortable. Well maintained and very relaxing. Love this place.
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Stan G.recommends
June 6, 2022
Site 4 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Great experience!
We had an amazing time at the Happy Horse Hotel! They were super hospitable and generous. The campsite was nice and the outdoor shower was great. I’d definitely like to go back.
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Cameron F.recommends
June 2, 2022
Site 7 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Hollis and Beaux made our trip absolutely splendid. Helpful and super friendly, giving nearby food recommendations and other attractions. The property is good sized and all the sites seemed to be well set up. The facilities are clean and really appreciated the shower. I'll definitely be back!
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Rachel A.recommends
May 30, 2022
Site 6 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Hollis and Her husband Bo were so nice and welcoming. The campsites are perfectly laid out to be private, while still convenient to the main camp area with bathrooms and showers. I loved seeing their retired horses grazing at sunset. Highly recommend!!
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Lynn R.recommends
May 22, 2022
Site 10 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Quit, friendly and clean. Love camping there
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Asha D.recommends
May 17, 2022
Happy Horse Cabin
My cabin was so peaceful and perfect for my time in Bastrop for my conference I attended. Hosts Hollis and Beaux are really great hosts and friends!
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Justin C.recommends
May 15, 2022
Site 1 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Happy Horse Hotel. Hollis & Beaux were wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home. The property is very well kept throughout, and the campsites are very generous and well spaced. We all enjoyed the scavenger hunt, and the nearby trails in Mckinney Roughs Nature Park are top notch. To top it off Hollis performed a great selection of songs for us by our campfire with the May Flower Moon as the backdrop! We will surely return.
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Evi D.recommends
May 8, 2022
Site 10 - Happy Horse Camping, Cabin, and RV
Lovely stay in the country side
Beautiful property, quiet and green, lots of birds singing, fun scavenger hunt set up by the super friendly hosts Hollis & Beaux. Private shower underneath the beautiful sky! Not too far from Austin and close to Bastrop. Would come back! Last but not least, we enjoyed Hollis’ ukulele performance at our campfire. That was a unique experience.
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