RV, Tent, and car camp among some shade. Plenty of trees to sleep in your hammock. There is a communal fire ring, picnic table, and bathroom. The colorado river is less than a mile away from camp with flushing toilets, volley ball courts, kiddie park, and boat ramp. Lots of folks paddle and fish the colorado river. We have chickens on the property so plenty of entertainment right there.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Rancho Relaxo
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Lolly and her partner Brandon are the hosts of Rancho Relaxo which is just 15 minutes outside of east Austin, Texas. Their site is already super cool and though it’s still a work in progress, we think their long-term vision is a great one and we can see this being a really fun place to camp for those looking to getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. We really appreciated how clearly the site was marked with signs. It was set up so that if you arrive at night or when neither host is home, you know what to do and where to go.
There’s three RV sites with electric and water and a ton of space for camping. All of the sites are relatively level so you have a lot of places to choose from. We liked the spot over by the chickens and the composting toilet! When we visited they had just recently had a Friends Festival and we could almost feel how fun it would be to stay here with a group of friends. There’s a small stage for live music, a hammock (Lolly has several more that she puts out when the weather is nice and people are coming over), lights for nighttime ambience and a bunch of artwork that gives the place a really unique vibe to it. Oh and the dogs are as sweet as can be so if you love pups, this is an added bonus!
For those of you that like to paddle, note that access to the Colorado River is just a few miles away from Lolly’s site.
One of the reasons we enjoy Hipcamping so much is because of the people we meet on our adventures. We felt an instant connection to Lolly. She sent a dozen eggs with us from the chickens that she’s raising and we left feeling excited to make the return trip to her place sooner rather than later.
Lolly was a great host. We were escorted to our spot. Lolly answered all of our questions we had about the area. The camping spot is a great location for visiting Austin. They are off the main road that takes you straight into Austin. The site was peaceful. We enjoyed sitting outside, watching and listening to the wildlife. We also had a bonfire one evening. This is a great location visiting Austin which took about 20 minutes yet far enough away to be in the countryside.
Rancho Relaxo was a nice, relaxing spot far from the hustle and bustle of Austin, yet close enough we drove into the city every day we were there. Lolly and Brandon are perfect hosts - with great local recommendations. They want everyone who stays on their land to have a good time!
I also have to mention how awesome the compostable toilet was! They built it themselves and it's wonderful :) Highly recommend the spot!
My stay at Rancho Relaxo was great! Lolly is a very attentive host! She walked me around their spot and made sure I knew where everything was. The whole place has a really nice vibe. I enjoyed hanging out with the chickens as I set up camp and cooked dinner. As others have said, the outhouse is really cool haha. I'll definitely try to stay here again when I come back to visit Austin.
We had a wonderful stay at Rancho Relaxo. Lolly was very accommodating with us arriving in the wee hours of the morning. One of the nicest composting toilets I have ever experienced and just an all around good vibe.
Lolly was so friendly and easy to communicate with + we loved the chickens! The space itself wasn't the very best in terms of camping - there were a lot of bugs and the cicadas were incredibly loud. It may have been the time of the year, which is not their fault at all, but it was definitely a lot more of a rural experience than staying at a campground.