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10 Cozy Romantic Getaways in Texas for Couples

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Feeling romantic? You’ll have no trouble finding getaways across Texas that are perfect for setting the mood or lighting that special spark.

Maybe to you, a romantic retreat means being together in a secluded hideaway surrounded by expansive wilderness. Or maybe you think true romance is pampering each other at a classy resort in the heart of a bustling and exciting city.

Or maybe your dream escape falls somewhere in between those two. Whatever kind of ambiance you’re looking for, these fun rentals across Texas make it easy to enjoy each other’s company and turn the dial up on romance.

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1. Collective Hill Country

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Why you should stay: Trendy glamping tents with exclusive experiences for guests.

  • Nearest town: Wimberley
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $409/night

Collective Hill Country is a sprawling retreat tucked in the Hill Country. While this property offers three different types of tents (all of which are beautiful), chances are you’ll be most interested in the honeymoon suite for your romantic Texas escape. This accommodation offers even more seclusion and features a private deck overlooking the ranch.

During your stay, a cooked-to-order breakfast and artisanal s’mores are on the house, and for all your other meals, you can check out the gourmet culinary offerings on-site. If you’re looking to fill your time with loads of couples activities, you’re in luck because the property has tons of options from yoga to horseback riding.

Collective Hill Country may be on the pricier side, but with all its perks, it could be the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

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2. Camp Lucy

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Why you should stay: Lux and romantic getaway in Texas on a wine country ranch.

  • Nearest Town: Dripping Springs
  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2+
  • Rates from: $289/night

Let your worries wash away with a stay at Camp Lucy. The rental is located on a bluff above Onion Creek on a 289-acre property in the Hill Country, so it feels like a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of normal life.

From single rooms to classy suites to standalone cottages, you can pick the accommodations that suit you and your beau best. Whichever you choose though, expect an inviting blend of sophisticated design and modern amenities.

During your stay at Camp Lucy, feel free to make use of the property’s conveniences: a restaurant, bar, pool, communal fire pit, and hiking trails. You may also want to set aside some time to check out the resort activities, which include yoga, archery, fishing, and interactive animal encounters. It’s a super romantic Texas escape whether you’re into spas and chocolate or quiet time together in the woods.

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3. The Houstonian

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Why you should stay: A swanky downtown stay where you can indulge with deluxe amenities.

  • Location: Houston
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $319/night

There’s something delightfully indulgent about staying in a high-end hotel in the middle of the city. Embrace that feeling at The Houstonian, next to popular Memorial Park. Despite being in the heart of Houston, this four-star hotel feels like a little oasis seeing as it’s located on a 27-acre wooded property.

From traditional guest rooms to fancy suites, each accommodation here offers a comfortable place to unwind. On the grounds, you’ll find multiple pools, a walking trail, and tennis courts. A trip to the zen soaking pools and garden area will really make you feel like you’re in paradise.

As a guest, you’ll also get access to the exclusive Houstonian Club, a private health club where you can keep up your fitness even while on vacation.

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4. Romantic Getaway on Eleven Eleven Ranch with Private Hot Tub

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Why you should stay: Relax in rustic luxury at a Hill Country ranch.

  • Nearest town: Fischer
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $235/night

At this romantic property, you can fully surround yourself with the beauty of the Hill Country since you’re in the middle of it on a 100-acre ranch. Inside, you won’t have trouble getting comfortable amid the decor’s mix of posh furnishings and country living accents.

Who needs to leave the property when you have those expansive views from the floor-to-ceiling windows (and each other, of course?) It doesn’t get much more romantic than sitting in the private hot tub underneath the stars.

If you do decide to venture away from your abode, you’re just three miles from Canyon Lake where you can rent boats, kayaks, paddleboards, and jet-skis. For a unique night out, head to one of the honky-tonky dance halls in the quaint town of Wimberley, which is also just a short drive away.

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Related read: 7 Epic Places to Go Glamping Near San Antonio, Texas

5. Moondance

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Why you should stay: Life is good at this peaceful log cabin surrounded by nature.

  • Location: Wimberley
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $345/night

If all you want to do is snuggle up in a modern log cabin, then Moondance is just the place for you. Decked out in handcrafted furniture, this inviting stay has a king-size bed, a large soaking tub fit for two, and a private cedar sauna. It also has a wood-burning stove that’s great for keeping you warm — or creating some ambiance.

Moondance is located on Cypress Creek, and you can appreciate the peaceful surroundings from your enclosed deck. As you recline on the rocking chairs outside, keep an eye out for the deer known to pay guests a visit.

While it may seem like you’re far away from civilization, you’re actually next to the town center where you’ll find boutique shopping and tasty restaurants great for a date night out like The Leaning Pear.

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Related read: The 8 Most Amazing Yurt Rentals in Texas

6. The Octavia

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Why you should stay: A charming cottage designed with couples in mind.

  • Location: Fredericksburg
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $250/night

The Octavia is a cozy space perfectly set up for two. There are two inviting leather chairs in front of the fireplace, a double vanity in the bathroom, and even double showerheads. Sleeping wise, you’ll be able to stretch out on the plush, king-sized bed.

During the day, you have your pick of fun activities from enjoying a tasting at one of the many wineries in the area to strolling down the shops along Main Street. Fredericksburg – i.e. Texas wine country – is a romantic Texas getaway all its own, making this an especially appealing weekend rental. But if you want to do something a little less romantic, the very interesting National Museum of the Pacific War is in town, too.

When you come home from your adventures, turn up the romance with a dip in the private hot tub bordered by a fence for extra privacy.

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7. Boca de la Roca

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Why you should stay: Pure peace and solitude at this secluded cabin in Big Bend National Park.

  • Nearest town: Terlingua
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $309/night

Do you and your sweetheart want to go off the grid for a little bit? Then put Boca de la Roca on your radar. Here, you won’t have to worry about any neighbors or city sounds killing your vibe.

Located at the base of a 4,700-foot-tall mountain in Big Bend, this remote cabin features 360-degree views of beautiful desert landscape. Hang out on the porch and you’ll see it feels like the vistas go on for miles. Plus, it’ll be hard to beat the sunrises, sunsets, and starry night skies you can witness while all the way out here. While the home is certainly one of Texas’ best romantic getaways in its own right, it’s very close to Big Bend National Park, which his one of the world’s best Dark Sky parks. Get ready to snuggle under the stars

While you may be in the wild, there’s no need to rough it seeing as this stylish stay comes outfitted with all the modern comforts you might need. When you’re feeling up to explore, there’s a trail right on the property that takes you up to the mountain peak.

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8. Lake View Haven with Private Pool

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Why you should stay: Mediterranean-inspired getaway with its own pool.

  • Nearest town: Canyon Lake
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $375/night

Lake View Haven certainly delivers on its name. In the private outdoor living area, you have access to your own pool looking out onto Canyon Lake and the lush Hill Country. There’s also a seating area with an outdoor stone fireplace where you can curl up when the sun goes down.

The interior of this stay is spacious and modern. In the downstairs living area, roll up the garage-style door to enjoy nice weather even from the inside, or challenge your partners to a round or two on the pool table or Pac-Man arcade game. Upstairs is another living room where you can Netflix and chill, so to speak, in comfort.

If those amazing views right outside your door inspire you to explore your surroundings, you’ll be happy to know you’re less than five miles away from the lake and Guadalupe River.

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Related read: 12 Best Beaches in Texas to Enjoy the Sun & Surf

9. One-of-a-Kind Casita

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Why you should stay: Secluded stay for lovers – of beautiful design, that is.

  • Nearest town: Austin
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $210/night

Have a look around this casita sandwiched between Austin and Dripping Springs and you’ll find gorgeous touches in every corner. The wall-to-wall french doors, large windows, and vaulted ceiling make the place feel roomy and bright. Then there are the attractive furnishings, which include vintage rugs, fine art, and antique imports.

From the bedroom, you can open the french doors and hop right into the hot tub, which is nestled under oak trees. Another fun way the outdoors and indoors become one at this casita is in the shower, which has an extra door leading outside. There’s plenty of space for romance here, with porch rocking chairs, a hot tub, and swaying hammock.

Austin is only around 20 minutes away and while the city is known for its funky personality, it’s also a romantic getaway unto itself with plenty of great places for couples to spend a day or evening together.

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10. La Casa de Joy

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Why you should stay: Unique waterfront home with new-age and lux couples offerings.

  • Nearest town: Spicewood
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $295/night

As the tallest straw bale home in the state, La Casa de Joy has made it onto HGTV and been featured in several design publications. This unique stay has plenty of charms, including a koi pond, sunken-level lounge, spiral staircase, fully equipped chef’s kitchen, and – gasp! – gemstones embedded in the flooring. The outside is special as well, with a lovely covered porch that includes a swing and fireplace. And there’s a private hot tub for your romantic canoodling, too.

One big plus location-wise is that you’ll get private access to the Pedernales River so you can take a spontaneous dip any time. As if all of that doesn’t have you hitting the “book now” button, La Casa de Joy even has special on-site amenities, so you can book everything from yoga and massages to energetic healing sessions.

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