LUXE RESORT GETAWAYS
In need of a digital detox, a staycation or some quality family time? Unplug and unwind at these tucked-away Austin gems.
Spa Weekend at Lake Austin Spa Resort
The fountain of youth of the Hill Country, this charming property is a one-of-a-kind sanctuary on the shores of Lake Austin. Cozy up in one of the 40 lakeside or 14 luxury lakeview guest rooms, and take a relaxed pace from one activity to the next. Enjoy fresh gourmet meals daily, indoor and outdoor fitness activities and anti-aging spa treatments. Dip into modern meditation opportunities like "floating relaxation" sessions in the Pool Barn along with nature walking excursions.
Foodie's Delight at Travaasa Austin
Nestled on the edge of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, the lodge living, equine program and meditation paths here feed the need for a back-to-basics mentality, while the wellness spa and infinity-edge pool offer luxury tranquility. The addition of a 3.25-acre working farm featuring more than 80 vegetable crops - all of which are used in the resort's food, beverage and body treatments - opens up opportunities for classes on everything from seeding to identifying edible plants.
Girlfriend Getaway at Lakeway Resort and Spa
This Lake Travis property recently underwent nearly $5 million in renovations, including completely remodeled guest rooms (read: new artwork and tufted headboards) and the addition of Masterson's Steakhouse, a gourmet Texas-inspired restaurant. Grab your best gals and hit the water for some wet ‘n wild adventure - the AAA Four Diamond Resort is within steps of the Lakeway marina. Find utter relaxation in the two heated outdoor pools, as well as in the tranquil spa area that overlooks the lake.
Golf Adventure at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Five-star golf with backdrops of flowing streams and cliff-lined fairways make this the premier spot for tee times for scratch golfers, as well as handicappers looking to tread a little lighter in the scorecard thanks to expert tips from the onsite pros. The four 18-hole championship courses more than satisfy the swing set, while the Three Springs Spa offers Texas-centric spa treatments to soothe.
Family Time at Horseshoe Bay Resort
With 7,000 acres of family-friendly fun, you'll put this resort on your crew's annual roster. The AAA Four Diamond-rated property on the shores of Lake LBJ offers championship golf, family scavenger hunts, dive-in movies, spa offerings and a full-service marina with pontoons, paddleboards, kayaks, WaveRunners and more.
Dream Wedding Weekend at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
Voted Top 100 Spas in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler in 2013, newly released restorative treatments infused with agave nectar oil, as well as the herb garden treatment series featuring invigorating healing herbs at this Texas wilderness escape will surely keep them at the top of the list in luxurious relaxation. A destination for many vow exchanges - the scenic 12th hole on the property's championship golf course is a favored location - the just-launched love lock fence is also bringing in droves of "I do's."