Written by Kimberly Davis Guerra
Last month, we focused on a lot of coastal destinations and day trips. This month, we are looking at unusual Texas destinations that will allow you are your family to social distance and still have a good time. Just far enough away to feel like you are on vacation, but not too far that you have to spend too much time in the car!
NEW BRAUNFELS TREEHOUSE
From $655 a night
This has recently been a trend we’ve seen and I have to say I’m in! I love the idea of staying up in a tree for my vacation. In New Braunfels is Treehouse not only surrounded by nature, but it is also located near the water! Boasting 5 beds, this place can accommodate up to 8 guests for a weekend of fun! You better book early, patrons are already stating they are ready to book trip #2 as soon as they leave!
CABIN IN THE WOODS
HILL COUNTRY CABIN
From $175 a night
If you are looking for a more traditional feel, how about a cabin in the hill country? With a beautiful view of Cypress Creek, 3 beds, a wrap-around porch and fully equipped kitchen, you may never want to leave! Perfect for a small family or a few friends, this idyllic spot in Dripping Springs is just around the corner!
TIPI'S IN TERLINGUA
LA LUNA AT BUZZARD'S ROOST
From $115 a night
If you have always imagined sleeping under the stars, but didn’t really want to rough it too much, this is the place for you! Located just outside Big Bend National Park, this tipi is located on the far end of the 3-acre property with views of the Chisos Mountains. If you are looking for something different and a place to get away from all of the chaos, this is the one for you.
THE SILO HOUSE AT LAUGHING LLAMA FARM
From $130 a night
This just proves that there is something for everyone! Enjoy The Silo House at Laughing Llama farm, secluded and private, conveniently located within 25-30 minutes to everything Waco, Temple & Belton have to offer. The Silo House is a renovated grain bin moved from a family farm 50 miles away to The Laughing Llama Farm in Troy. Plan for a weekend of fishing, rocking, grilling and watching the llamas graze as your cares melt away.
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KEMAH HOUSE BOAT
from $125 a night
Always dreamt of living on the open sea? Well, how about a houseboat in Kemah for the weekend to see if you have sea legs? Check out this 52’ remodeled houseboat berthed in a natural bird sanctuary. With all the water amenities you can think of, fishing, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, the days will fly by. End you days watching beautiful sunsets as you grill your catch! Now that sounds like a little bit of paradise to this Florida girl!
SERENDIP TINY HOUSE OF ZEN IN MAGNOLIA
From $149 a night
Don’t need a lot of room, but want all the comforts of a resort, this is a find! The home is situated on a 14 acre property in Magnolia with a fruit orchard, organic garden, bass stocked fishing pond, and lush floral gardens with breathtaking scenery. They have all the luxury amenities of a 5-star hotel yet in the most beautiful scenic outdoor setting with the perfect night sky where truly the stars are as big as Texas. With over 15 species of birds on property, bass stocked fishing, freshly picked flowers and you can eat off the fruit trees, this is a nature lover’s paradise with something for everyone of all ages to enjoy.
Wherever you choose to roam, or not, please be sure to check the latest guidelines and restrictions before you hit the road. Be smart. Be safe and be well! Happy Summer!