Experience Cypress Valley

Looking for a Texas getaway or the perfect spot for a truly unique event? Then head to Cypress Valley, just 30 miles outside of Austin in Spicewood. This spectacular Hill Country destination is an actual working ranch (with American bison!) that hosts everything from weddings to corporate events. And to make things even more magical, lodging is provided in sustainable treehouses that are perched among awe-inspiring cypress trees.

Guests of event at round banquet tables under the white geometric canopy at Cypress Valley.Credit Adam Kealing.


Cypress Valley’s 103-acre ranch offers endless possibilities for events, whether you want to hold a memorable wedding, corporate offsite, family reunion, group picnic or yoga retreat. Venues include the gorgeous Ranch House, which features expansive treetop views and includes a chef’s kitchen, large bar, spacious outdoor decks and garden space. The Ranch House can also be used for lodging, accommodating up to 15 guests.

A stunning wooden platform suspended above a spring-fed creek and nestled between two 500-year-old cypress trees is the ideal spot for a wedding ceremony, early morning yoga or a music stage. There’s seating for 125 people in the dramatic cliffside amphitheater close by. The 3,000-square-foot creekside reception pavilion is open to the starry Texas sky, and includes amenities like a large stage, kitchen and bathrooms. The lakeside park is a picturesque locale for picnics and swimming, with gas grilles, a large pool, outdoor games and picnic tables.

People gathered amongst cypress trees in Cypress Valley's open air event space.


Cypress Valley is home to five fairy tale-like treehouses, designed by Artistree in concert with the beautiful natural landscape. The treehouses are built with low environmental impact in mind, and feature recycled and sustainably sourced materials.

Guests have five stylish treehouses to choose from. The chic Yoki Treehouse is cradled between two ancient cypress trees above a babbling brook, with a 60-foot suspension bridge that leads to a separate bathhouse with a Japanese-style soaking tub and floor-to-ceiling windows. The spacious Yoki features an incredible two-story deck, a living room overlooking a ravine and a kitchenette. A small loft can accommodate a third person for sleeping.

Both Willow and Juniper treehouses are solar-powered, single-room havens that take glamping to a new level. They feature small outside porches that are perfect perches for morning coffee and bird watching. Guests have access to shared bathrooms, BBQ grilles, hammocks, picnic tables, and the seasonal lake and swimming pool.

The romantic Lofthaven is a honeymoon favorite. This aerial yurt was built around the trunk of an old-growth cypress tree. Floating above a limestone ravine, Lofthaven is connected via bridge to a jaw-dropping private bathhouse that features a rock waterfall tub and a kitchenette with reclaimed cypress wood details.

The Nest was created with families in mind and sleeps four to six people in two bedrooms. The one-of-a-kind treehouse emphasizes up-cycling, with its green roofs, pallet walls and mason jar drinking glasses. There’s also a lounge for games and a dining room/kitchenette. Guests can rinse off in the outdoor shower or walk across a small bridge to get to the private bathhouse.

Book your own Cypress Valley experience today!

Article and images courtesy of Cypress Valley.