9 Best Glamping Getaways Near Austin, Texas

Posted by
Cindy Brzostowski
March 31, 2021
Updated February 09, 2024

best glamping rentals near austin texas

If you’re in Austin and in the mood for a glamping getaway, you won’t have to go far outside the city limits to find some choice spots.

Sure, camping is its own kind of fun, but sometimes you just want to revel in a little luxury while still surrounded by nature. That’s easy enough with the many different kinds of glamping in Austin and the surrounding area. From high-end yurts to decked-out airstreams, there are many spots that prove just how comfortable glamping can really be.

All the Austin glamping rentals below are within an hour’s drive from downtown.  Without further ado, check out the best glamping spots below close to the state’s awesome capital city.

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1. Luxury Eco Yurt

luxury yurt glamping texas
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Why you should stay: A lux yurt complete with a bathtub and optional in-room massage.

  • Nearest town: Wimberley
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $189/night

You’ll be surprised at how much this luxury eco yurt can hold. Step inside, and you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, cozy living space, cute library section, and luxurious oversized tub. In other words, it’s everything you need to relax in true comfort.

Since the yurt is located on 20 acres of The Cedars Ranch, it’s easy to commune with the outdoors. There are on-site walking trails as well as enclosed flower and orchid gardens, plus a fire pit. You even have the option to book on-site wellness coaching and arrange an in-yurt massage.

About 15 minutes away from the quaint town of Wimberley, the yurt puts you in close proximity to fun spots like Jacob’s Well and Blue Hole Regional Park.

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2. Ndotto at FireSong Ranch

Ndotto at FireSong Ranch
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: A dreamy stay perfect for a romantic getaway.

  • Nearest town: Spicewood
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $450/night

Ndotto definitely errs on the side of luxurious glamping, especially with this specific rental. It’s incredibly refined. The spacious interior feels like a high-end hotel with its plush king-size bed, fireplace, and spa-like bathroom. It’s hard to beat relaxing in the fancy soaking tub while looking out onto the sunrise. You’ll also find a full kitchen (hello, Nespresso machine!) and chic sitting area.

But wait, there’s more! Ndotto’s private outdoor courtyard offers an attractive place to unwind, and there’s a hot tub and outdoor shower. Due to its high vantage point, this stay delivers big when it comes to nature vistas. From the private wraparound deck, you can take views of the hills stretching to the horizon.

Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area and the Colorado River are just down the road, but you may not want to leave this beautiful stay. It’s one of the pricier places to glamp in Austin, but since there are no kids allowed, it’s just the place to rekindle your romance.

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Follow ’em: @FireSongRanch

3. Sasha Ger

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Photo: Hipcamp

Why you should stay: A private hilltop yurt with 360-degree views.

  • Nearest town: Wimberley
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $395/night

Made from hand-stripped wood with sheeps-wool insulation and horsehair ropes, Sasha Ger combines luxury with more traditional yurt elements. “Ger” is the Mongolian word for a yurt, and this particular ger even features hand-painted details around the ceiling and furniture.

From outside your door, you can hop into the little plunge pool and watch a movie on the outdoor TV. Head up to the rooftop deck to take in spectacular Hill Country sunsets or check out the stars from the hammock. This beautiful stay also has its own covered, outdoor bathroom that gives off serious spa vibes, as well as an outdoor kitchen.

While it may feel like you’re in a far-off paradise, Sasha Ger is actually less than a 10-minute drive from Wimberley’s town square. So food, drinks, and shopping are always within reach. The property also has two other yurts available for booking.

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4. Grand Tesoro Tent

Grand Tesoro Tent
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: Absolutely stunning glamping tents with free paddleboard rentals and an outdoor movie screen.

  • Nearest town: Marble Falls
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $322/night

The grand feature of the Grand Tesoro Tent is the fully windowed back wall that looks directly onto an oak tree grove and the surrounding Hill Country. You won’t need to leave your bed to feel like you’re one with nature.

While you’re staying here, plan to have an outdoor movie night on the projector screen. Another way you can spend your time is by taking one of the paddleboards or kayaks out for a spin as a park with lake access is just a couple of minutes down the road. Also close by is Flat Creek Winery in case you’re curious about Texas’ growing wine culture.

This tent may just sleep three, but there are other similar glamping tents available on the property if you want to book more room for friends or family. The tents are truly stunning and look like they should be on the cover of Architectural Digest.

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5. Camper Near Canyon Lake

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Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: Beautiful vistas close to tons of water recreation.

  • Nearest town: Canyon Lake
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $85/night

You’ll feel on top of the world with a stay in this camper. From the deck, you can see far-reaching views of the rolling green hills. You’ll probably want to spend a lot of your time here seeing as there’s seating around a fire pit and a picnic area with a grill.

Comfier than you might guess from the outside, the roomy RV has all the standard amenities you’ll need, including a fridge, stove, microwave, and TV. There actually is plenty of room for four guests thanks to the queen bed plus a bunk bed.

A big plus of this camper is its proximity to Canyon Lake. Boat, wave runner, kayak, or paddleboard rentals at Canyon Lake Marina are just five miles away, as are a few river tubing companies. It’s one of the more affordable places to glamp in Austin, especially considering it sleeps a small family.

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6. Yurt in the Trees

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Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: A bohemian-inspired, adults-only stay with an extensive coffee bar.

  • Nearest town: Dripping Springs
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $205/night

A little bit tent and a little bit treehouse, this yurt in the trees is on a raised platform amid live oak trees. Inside, you’ll find a comfortable queen bed, a coffee bar, and a full bathroom with a soaking tub. Head out to the deck, and you can look out onto the creek and canyon.

While this place is a great place to mentally unplug, there is fiber Wi-Fi internet if you need to log on. But most likely, you’ll be too preoccupied exploring the surrounding natural areas to worry about your email. While you’re wandering the property, say hi to the donkeys in the front corral area.

This yurt is for adults only, but if you’re traveling with children, check out the other kid-friendly rental accommodations available at Wanderin’ Star Farms.

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Follow ’em: @WanderinStarFarms

7. Tom Dooley’s Hideout

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Why you should stay: A modern tinyhouse in the middle of an open range.

  • Nearest town: Dripping Springs
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $102/night

Modern city living meets the wide-open countryside at Tom Dooley’s Hideout. This sleek tiny home may look small from the exterior, but it has all the essentials, including a separated bedroom with a queen-size bed, kitchen area (there’s no stove, but there is a microwave), and bathroom. There’s also a grill and picnic area with a couple of hammocks outside.

While you’re here, be on the lookout for the adorable neighbors. Since this stay is on an open range, the free-grazing livestock may wander by the property and some of the more curious ones may even come right up to the window. This is also a great Austin glamping spot for pets as there’s only a $35 dog fee.

With Tom Dooley’s Hideout as your home base, you can make your way through the many wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the Dripping Springs area. Pedernales Falls State Park is also nearby if you want to hike.

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Related Read: 10 Best Tiny House Rentals in Texas

8. The Nest

the nest yurt
Photo: Airbnb

Why you should stay: A lux yurt on a 200-acre preserve, complete with 10-person hot tub.

  • Nearest town: Bastrop
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $247/night

Welcome to your little oasis: The Nest. This yurt is a bit different from most since there’s a cozy lofted area with a twin bed in addition to the queen bed. A big highlight here is its spa-like cedar bathhouse where you can shower below a skylight dome. The posh bathroom also includes a large soaking tub with lush forest views – pretty posh for a glamping yurt.

The surrounding retreat has 200 acres to explore, including an expansive lawn, spacious pavilion, and fire pit And of course, you can also enjoy an evening dip in the hot tub, which has enough room for 10 guests. There are also hiking trails on-site and three other luxury yurt cabins on the premises if you’re in a bigger group.

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9. Green Acres

green acres glamping texas
Photo: Green Acres

Why you should stay: A boutique retreat with options for solo travelers, couples, and families.

  • Nearest town: Elgin
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $116/night

Sitting on 25 acres in Bastrop County, Green Acres offers eco-lodging for those looking for rest and relaxation. The property has several different glamping accommodations including yurts, airstreams, a lodge, a trailer, and a tiny house. Each stay has its own special charm, like a mini cocktail bar in the Airstream Land Yacht and a swinging porch bed at the Lodge.

Whichever accommodation you choose, you’ll get access to the communal amenities like a big barn with an outdoor kitchen and grills where you can gather with friends and family. When you’re looking for something to do to pass the time (there’s limited Wi-Fi, FYI), there’s a horseshoe pit, corn-hole, board games, ping pong, and darts. Coffee, s’mores, and farm-fresh eggs (when available) are also complementary.

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Follow ’em: @GreenAcresATX

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