Getting lost in the great outdoors makes me happier than just about anything else. I jump at any and every chance to take a break from city life to escape to nature! It doesn’t happen nearly enough and it’s gotten harder now that we have a toddler too. Want to hear my solution to going off the grid more often (even with a kiddo in tow too!?) … Glamping Hub!
Thanks to Glamping Hub, we celebrated Patrick’s 30th Birthday this past December by spending a weekend in the Texas Hill Country in a little cabin nestled on top of a cliff. And it was as dreamy as-can-be! More on our trip & Glamping Hub below!
Glamping Hub is an online rental service that connects travelers with cabins, tents, teepees, yurts, treehouses (you name it) all across the globe. It’s SO easy to use and is filled with countless vacation destinations you didn’t know you wanted/needed to visit until you stumbled upon it! And what I love about the “glamping” aspect, is that a large majority of the rentals are either furnished, come with plumbing, & running water. Don’t get me wrong, I do love to rough it every now and then, but with Annie along, having modern conveniences is oh-so-nice.
The little stone cabin we stayed in in Hill Country is called the Cypress Creek Retreat. It’s just about forty-five minutes outside of Austin and minutes away from Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve.
Cypress Creek Retreat is situated on the back of the sweetest family’s hill country property. Being so remote, it was nice to know that the owners weren’t too far away in case we needed anything. They even offered to whip us up breakfast while we were there too!
The interior of the stone cabin was oh-so-cozy! The cabin sleeps four or more with one bedroom and an upstairs loft with another bed tucked away. The open-concept kitchen, living & dining room looks out onto the sweeping vistas of hill country.
It actually rained throughout most of our weekend. But honestly, we didn’t even mind! With picture windows on every wall, we watched the rain sprinkle the creek and hillside below while sipping on coffee & enjoying each other’s company.
When there was a break in the rain, we certainly took full advantage! Cypress Creek sits on a cliff with a steep staircase taking guests right down to the creek below. The little treck is quite the hike, but the end result is totally worth it. A relaxing patio, swing and swimming hole await those who climb on down! I mean how fun would this be come summertime!?
Before the storms hit Saturday afternoon, we built a campfire and sat around – soaking in the smell of crackling firewood. It must be the outdoor lover in me – but I think there is nothing greater than the smell of a campfire! This was Annie’s first campfire and she was just as transfixed as we were.
On our last morning, the rain cleared and we were all geared up to head to explore Hamilton Pool nearby.
But before we left …. something SO incredibly special happened!!
ANNIE LEARNED TO WALK!
Patrick probably got the best birthday present he could have ever imagined for his 30th. 😉 Cypress Creek Retreat will forever hold a special place in our hearts after that special weekend!
And if things couldn’t get any better, that Sunday morning the sun came out to give us one last opportunity to explore scenic Hill Country.
Once we arrived at the preserve, it was only a short hike to the stone grotto surrounding Hamilton Pool. If you’re planning a visit, be sure to bring cash – as they don’t accept cards. Also, if it’s summertime, you might have to make a reservation to visit the park, it’s incredibly popular. After all, doesn’t swimming in this natural pool sound dreamy on a beautiful summer day?
Smiling big because I’m with my favorites in the most beautiful setting!
We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend away to celebrate Patrick’s 30th Birthday. We found the perfect place to stay through Glamping Hub, and you guys, I think I’m now obsessed. I’ve been searching cabins & other unique places to stay while planning/daydreaming for trips down the road. Did you know you can even stay in a gypsy caravan in an open field in Ireland!? We’re headed there in the fall … and honestly, that glamping scenario sounds ahh-mazing to me!!
Have any of y’all used Glamping Hub before? If you have any questions about our trip or just want to talk travel, you can always DM me on insta or send me an email. I’d love to chat!