Travaasa Austin is an adult-only retreat with a stunning location over 200 acres on Balcones Canyonland nature reserve and oodles of free experiences to keep guests entertained. Just 30 minutes from downtown Austin, this laid-back resort opened in 2011 and has a unique no tipping policy.
Guests can choose from a schedule of daily activities, including archery, horse riding/grooming, cookery lessons, hiking and harmonica classes, and there are nightly fireside gatherings with marshmallow toasting and guitar playing. There's also a high ropes Prickly Pear Challenge Course and a large infinity pool overlooking the valley. The focus is on well-being here -- the menus at the two restaurants list the food's nutritional information and the sizeable spa has a large fitness room (make sure you try out the mechanical bull and Texas 2-step classes). There's also a 3-acre working farm, where guests can learn how to raise chickens and harvest seeds, or just get back to nature.
The simple rooms are charming and have chunky furniture and balconies. All have kettles, coffee machines and mini fridges. Most have TVs, but rooms in the three casitas by the spa are TV-free to ensure total relaxation. Upgrade to a Canyon room on the third floor if you can -- they have large walk-in showers and the best views.
From the press:
"It's a place where you can unplug from daily life" -- Fodor's
"Leave time to chill in the infinity pool, which delivers a panorama of the hill country landscape" -- Travel + Leisure
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.
Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.
Children and additional guests: No children under 16 permitted.
Pets: No pets allowed.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Additional details: Minimum length stays during citywide events.
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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