3 nature-filled staycation destinations near San Antonio for Spring Break

Ready for some Spring Break fun? The Texas weather is unpredictable at times, but hot days are coming soon to the Central Texas area. While planning a vacation out of state and in another country can be fun and exciting, it can be expensive and hard to arrange.

However, staycations are perfect for those who want to get away but don’t want to break the bank.

Hipcamp, an online marketplace company that offers outdoor stays and camping experiences via a website and mobile app, sent MySA three unique destinations where you can unwind and not have to travel too far from San Antonio. Check them out below:

The Hobbit Home

The tree house has a comfortable queen size bed with a gorgeous treetop view. Two cots and two air mattresses are also available upon request with room to set up tent camping for the family.

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Nestled in the treetops of Lost Pines Forest in Bastrop (about an hour and a half away from San Antonio), you can stay at The Hobbit’s Nest – a unique glamping experience offering the serenity of nature with some of the comforts of home. The treehouse overlooks a small pond filled with lily pads and frogs. The west-facing balconies are also a great place to watch sunsets and listen to the frog orchestra.

The treehouse has a comfortable queen size bed with a gorgeous treetop view. Two cots and two air mattresses are also available upon request with room to set up tent camping for the family. Clean linens, towels, K-cup coffee makers and coffee are all supplied for you as well, according to its Hipcamp page. It has electricity, air conditioner, a mini heater, a small refrigerator, and hot and cold water.

Enjoy a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation resting in the tree tops of Lost Pines Forest

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The property is about eight miles from Bastrop State Park’s trails and swimming pool, 10 miles to the Colorado River and kayak rental and Bastrop’s restaurants. It’s also near many antique stores and the Round Top antique fair.

A propane grill, propane, pots, pans, cooking implements, and dishware for four is supplied for cooking. Guests may want to bring an additional cooler with ice for drinks.

The treehouse is $175 a night for four guests. For more information, visit its page on Hipcamp.

The Treetop Dome

Cool down in a personal plunge pool, then climb back into the treetops to your Moroccan-inspired geodesic dome that will make you feel like you're floating in the treetops.

Cool down in a personal plunge pool, then climb back into the treetops to your Moroccan-inspired geodesic dome that will make you feel like you’re floating in the treetops.

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About two hours north of San Antonio near Inks Lake State Park by Round Rock, you can find a cool Moroccan-inspired geodesic dome that will make you feel like you’re floating in the treetops. It has panoramic views at an elevation of over 1000 inches and a personal plunge pool, according to its page on Hipcamp.

Its elevated camping features a studio-style home with a queen bed, living lounge, and a desk area on the scenic side of the dome. The covered portion of the dome has a closet area and a bathroom with a spacious shower that has hot water, a vanity, and an eco=friendly composting toilet. It also has a small fridge, freezer and microwave.

Wake up to panoramic views at an elevation of over 1000'.  You'll have a small fridge, freezer and microwave as well, but the dome is not equipped with a hot plate or cooking crockery.

Wake up to panoramic views at an elevation of over 1000′. You’ll have a small fridge, freezer and microwave as well, but the dome is not equipped with a hot plate or cooking crockery.

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You’ll also find a huge deck with outdoor seating and a personal pool (it’s not heated). The property includes a grill as well. If you aren’t planning on grilling, alternate food options are 15 minutes away in Marble Falls and Liberty Hill. The host recommends planning ahead for groceries and restaurant dining or take-out.

You should know cell reception is spotty, as well as wifi, but the host says they are happy to point out the best spots to get reception.

The dome costs $400 a night for two guests. For more information on your stay, visit Treetop Dome on Hipcamp.

Luxury Eco Yurt at Cedars Ranch

Nestled among 20 acres of secluded live oak and cedar trees in the heart of Texas Hill Country, our luxury eco yurt at The Cedars Ranch is the ideal retreat for couples, small families, or individuals seeking a country getaway.

Nestled among 20 acres of secluded live oak and cedar trees in the heart of Texas Hill Country, our luxury eco yurt at The Cedars Ranch is the ideal retreat for couples, small families, or individuals seeking a country getaway.

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Our final spot is located near the charming Texas Hill Country town of Wimberley (about an hour and a half north of San Antonio). This luxury eco yurt at The Cedars Ranch is perfect for couples, small families, or individuals looking to have a country getaway.

The yurt sleeps four and offers a kitchen, dining space, a full bath with a slipper tub, and a gorgeous private bedroom with a king-size bed. It also features a restful library and living space area with a comfortable sofa bed. Outside there are nearby trails and hammocks.

The Cedars Ranch is located 15 minutes away from the beautifully charming Texas Hill Country town of Wimberley.

The Cedars Ranch is located 15 minutes away from the beautifully charming Texas Hill Country town of Wimberley.

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It’s nestled among 20 acres of secluded live oak and cedar trees in the heart of Texas Hill Country. Wimberley is a thriving tourist destination thanks to its idyllic location on the banks of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River.

The town offers year-round outdoor recreation activities and amazing natural swimming spots like Wimberley Blue Hole and Jacobs Well. Wimberley is also rich in history, full of unique local shops and offers wonderful places to eat.

It costs $195 a night for four guests. For more information, visit its page on Hipcamp.

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