Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa sits in the heart of Austin’s Hill Country. Renovated in 2019, the AAA Four Diamond resort embraces the surrounding nature and rolling hills through its vibrant artwork by Texas artists and large windows that frame the landscape. While the resort feels worlds away, it is just 20 minutes from the city center.
Start your morning with southern-inspired breakfast at Texas Spice, or watch the sunrise from the resort’s back porch as you enjoy pastries and barista-crafted coffee from Velvet Joe’s Coffee House & Artisan Wares.
After breakfast, take some time to explore the resort. Hike the nature trail or play miniature golf. Golfers of all skill levels can work on their game with a golf lesson at Barton Creek Golf Academy led by acclaimed PGA professional Brech Spradley, or make a tee time to play a round on any of our four championship golf courses named among the best in the state.
Looking to squeeze a morning workout into your day? The resort’s 33,000-square-foot fitness center has a comprehensive roster of weekly classes from yoga to weight training, and also offers a variety of fitness machines, Peloton bikes, free weights and functional fitness training areas.
If you’re looking to lounge poolside, the resort’s pool deck has three sparkling pools that are open year-round and include a family-friendly option with a splash pad and an adult-only infinity pool overlooking the rolling hills. Dine at your lounge chair or in your private cabana through Travis Pool Bar and Grill, or venture into our Latin-American inspired restaurant, Nopales.
Make the most of your afternoon – visit South Congress Avenue for local shopping, explore the Barton Creek Greenbelt or make an appointment at Mokara Spa. Austin-inspired spa treatments include facials, salon services, massages and more. After a spa treatment, guests can indulge in a bit more rest and relaxation at the spa’s adult-only rooftop pool or tranquility lounge.
Start your evening with dinner at the Resort’s signature restaurant, Blind Salamander Kitchen & Bar with indoor and outdoor dining, grass fed meats and fresh seafood and a garden-inspired cocktail menu to explore. Or reserve a table at Bob’s Steak and Chophouse where you can indulge on prime steaks and chops. Finish your evening with s’mores by the fire pit on Lady Bird Lawn. After dinner, enjoy seasonal performances by local Austin musicians at Jim Bob’s Lobby Lounge , or venture downtown to see performances at ZACH Theatre, the oldest continually active theatre company in Texas.
Take a drive through the Hill Country to see wildflowers or wander through the many wineries and distilleries that align the highways throughout the hills. If you are traveling in the summer, celebrate the season with Summer in the Hills, our series of fun-filled weekends featuring resort activities, live music, and the signature event, Hill Country Sip & Savor. This event on select weekends features breweries, distilleries and wineries native to the Hill Country. Live music and family activities ensure everyone has a great time while basking in the picturesque Hill Country views. Fall allows you to marvel at the changing colors of the Hill Country on our nature trail or while taking in a round (or two) of award-winning golf on courses designed by the golf greats, Fazio, Crenshaw, and Palmer. If cooler weather is more your vibe, join us for Holiday in the Hills, a snowy winter wonderland experience for all ages.
Article and photos courtesy of Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.