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Bell tents near Austin, Texas with fishing

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The Juniper Ranch & Retreat

9 sites · Lodging10 acres · Canyon Lake, Comal
Need a change of scenery? Come enjoy a few fun days on the lake and comfortable nights among the stars in a luxurious bell tent at The Juniper Ranch & Retreat.The Juniper is situated between Austin and San Antonio in picturesque Texas Hill Country, only minutes from beautiful Canyon Lake.We're conveniently located within 5-10 mins of several boat ramps and parks on the lake, as well as a golf course, wineries and many other attractions. In addition to the many fun activities to do on Canyon Lake, The Juniper is within 15-30 mins of numerous Guadalupe River tubing and rafting sites, Whitewater Amphitheater and Gruene Hall, Natural Bridge Caverns and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, and more.The Juniper is also conveniently located within 30 mins of New Braunfels, Wimberley and Gruene, and an hour of San Antonio, Austin and Fredericksburg.For more info, find us on FB and Insta: @thejuniperranchandretreat
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Reverse Pioneers Hilltop

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Blanco, Blanco
We are Reverse Pioneers, aspiring holistic land stewards with a microgreens business and other farm offerings! Our little homestead operation is just beginning. We offer farm tours and other goods, so check out our Extras and send a message if you'd like to schedule a tour! We hope you enjoy your stay on our beloved hilltop. :)
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Country Glamping By The Pool

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Elgin, Bastrop
Camp out in a beautiful country setting in the Love Shack aka yurt, with a pool and plenty of outdoor activities. The Love Shack is a 20 ft yurt with AC and heat. It has a queen bed, dresser, living and dining areas. Extra guest can put up their own tents in the wide open spaces. There's a covered pergola with dining and lounging areas, a private bathroom with outdoor shower and warm water. Lots of space to put up tents and play. There is in-ground and free-standing fire pits as well as an outdoor kitchen with gas grill, mini-fridge, and sink. You can enjoy access to a basketball court, disc golf, croquet, easy hiking trails, pool volleyball and pool floats. Option to take the paddle boards out for some river fun just down the road, or enjoy fire wood, popcorn, or smores!
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Al's Hideaway Eclipse viewing

35 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres · Lakehills, Bandera
Built on 20 acres in the Texas Hill Country we developed only three acres so that we did not displace any wildlife. We have hiking on site , a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, and a large smoker for all our guest to use. Al's Hideaway has a app now that you can check out all the events going on in the area. There is something for everyone in this area, animal encounters, horseback riding, musuems, caves, hiking, motorcycle riding, wineries, breweries and distillaries, concerts and shopping.
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Hill Country Micro-Farm Glamping

4 sites · Lodging2 acres · Fischer, Comal
Our 16' Bell Tents sleep 2-4ppl unless you book all 4 sites and you can sleep up to 16ppl~ Our private backyard glampsite is located on one acre of beautiful oaks in a dark sky community. Sit by the fire as you gaze up at the Milky Way. We have 2 goats, 13 chickens and a pig! They stay in their pens and we provide food so you can feed them - please do not give them any other food except what is provided. Bonus! Guests can enjoy fresh eggs daily, when available. Located-10 minutes from Canyon Lake -20 minutes from Wimberley, San Marcos and Blanco. Wynona’s is perfectly situated to some of the sweetest towns in Texas! The space We love camping so much we decided to make our own Glamping experience in our backyard! The rental includes your yurt, but you get to use the common space!! In total we have 4 bell tents. Two tents have one queen bed and two have two queen beds. We provide two air mattresses to sleep total 16!! There are AC units in each of the tents to keep cool at night. Please note that the hot tub is only included if all 4 tents are booked. Our common areas include 2 showers, 2 toilets, 1 extra large sink area connected to the bathrooms, 2 grills and 4 large picnic tables, a bar and coffee station, a fire pit, hammocks and a rope swing. This space is perfect for any family celebration, reunion, birthday party, ect! It is tucked away at the bottom of the property so you get the space to yourself. IMPORTANT! There is an additional $25/yurt if you want to use the hot tub during your stay. Guest access When you arrive at our house you will park in our circle driveway and walk through the double green gates down the hill to the glampsite. (To the left past the house) The road is slippery/steep so please use the steps. Backpack recommended for easier up and down! You can roll a cooler down the (steep) road! Other things to note Each of the four bell tents are equipped with an AC unit, beds, heater, pillows, sheets, blankets, towels, electrical outlets, twinkle lights, and a lantern. Light switch to main Edison lights are located on the side table near hot tub outlets.
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Glamping in the Hill Country

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Boerne, Kendall
Get away from it all when you stay under the stars. Private, quaint, and cozy nestled among trees and under the Texas sky in your own 13’ canvas bell tent. Equipped with a queen size bed, hammock, Keurig, and plenty of things to keep you busy in the area. Local hiking, Boerne lake, shopping, wineries, and river swimming just to name a few. We live on 5 acres and you're welcome to walk the area and take walks on the road just be mindful of our neighbors. Kreutzburg Area Natural Canyon is close by as is Cave Without a Name. You have a gas grill to cook and a fire pit to use. Please use caution because it's very dry right now.
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Bell tents near Austin with fishing guide

State capital, cultural hub, camping hotspot—Austin, Texas has everything going for it. Head out of the city to behold the vistas of Pedernales Falls State Park with its waterfalls and limestone cliffs, or wander into the woods of Lost Pines—an uncommon pine-oak forest—in Bastrop State Park. Other options include heading to the hills for mountain biking around Pace Bend Park’s trails, or setting up camp in your RV at Inks Lake State Park with full hookups and picnic tables. Glamping near Austin is also popular thanks to rustic cabins and yurts. There’s more to Austin than tacos and music festivals, though Hipcampers can enjoy those while camping, too.

Where to Go

Texas Hill Country

Texas Hill Country may just be the most popular offshoot destination for those looking to escape Austin. Here, campers can spelunk through underground caves and explore thousands of vast caverns—just don a headlamp and watch your step as you descend deeper and deeper into the Earth, surrounded by columns, flowstone, and even skinny tubes of dripping calcite. Afterward, sit back and unwind at one of the dozens of wineries and vineyards in the area. Hipcamps on private lands offer serenity and space, while the walk-in primitive campgrounds at Hill Country State Natural Area allow for a quick getaway from modern life with access to more than 5,000 acres of awe-inspiring canyons, rocky hills, and flowing springs.

Guadalupe River State Park

This Texas park is named for its river for good reason. Go fishing along the four miles of Guadalupe River frontage (with plenty of launching points for tubing and canoeing, too), or hit the 5-mile Guadalupe River State Park Paddling Trail. From the park’s tent camping area set within the 5,000 acres of preserved natural land, head out on one of the dozen hiking trails, many family-friendly and easy to complete in just a couple of hours—not including snack breaks and wildlife spotting, of course.

McKinney Falls State Park

Less than half an hour from downtown Austin, McKinney Falls State Park is home to a couple of (justifiably) popular swimming holes. Chill in the gently flowing waters of Onion Creek at one of two locations: The Upper Falls has deeper water, so families with younger kids will want to stick to the Lower Falls. Water shoes are a good idea, too. McKinney Falls camping spots come with electricity, water hookups, picnic tables, and fire rings. Don’t forget to visit Old Baldy while you’re there—at 103 feet tall and more than 500 years old, it’s one of the oldest bald cypress trees in Texas!

Lake Travis

On an overhead map, Lake Travis looks more like a salamander-shaped river than a lake. This man-made reservoir on the Colorado River was built in 1942 to contain floodwaters, but today, it’s a wildly popular spot for countless outdoor recreation opportunities—from ziplining to scuba diving. For the more daring, Hippie Hollow Park near the eastern end of Lake Travis is the only legal clothing-optional park in Texas, where you can let it all hang out, au naturel.

When to Go

For the most comfortable camping experience, stick with the spring and fall months for camping near Austin. During this time, daytime highs are usually in the 70s, and overnight lows rarely dip below the 40s—so you won’t be sweltering on day hikes, and the cool evenings are ideal for campfires and s’mores. With more moderate weather and abundant food, wildlife is most active during spring and fall, too—look for white-tailed deer, armadillos, raccoons, and more. Some campers may want to avoid the crowds, heat, and humidity of summer—temps get well into the 90s in July and August.

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