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Austin is a fun and funky place to visit, so why settle for just any standard accommodations while you’re here? To tap into Austin’s unique and outdoorsy culture, consider turning your vacation into a glamping trip by staying in a luxury tent, yurt, treehouse, camper, or tiny house. Here are some of our favorite glamping spots near Austin to inspire your next getaway.
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You’ll be just 19 miles from downtown Austin when you stay at this riverfront glamping spot that is truly unforgettable. It is on 4.5 acres of land and a romantic, bucket list-style retreat. The space is a 400-square-foot safari tent with heat, air conditioning, outside heated shower, and hot tub. It’s an ideal place for couples looking to reconnect and recharge in Texas Hill Country. Guests love the large patio and easy access to lake activities, such as kayaking and fishing. The rental comes with two tandem kayaks, two boat docks, and a shared golf cart. Dogs are welcome here for an extra fee and with host approval.
Stay in this camper for your Austin glamping trip and enjoy a queen-size bed, coffee station, A/C, smart TV, small kitchen, and work space. The outside area even has hot tub/cowboy pool and deck chairs to enjoy some time outside. It’s next to many local bars and restaurants, so it works well for couples, solo travelers, and business travelers. You’ll have your own private bathroom with a shower here and also access to a washer and dryer for laundry. Book this Airbnb glamping spot to experience the best of East Austin.
You can also find some great yurt Airbnbs around Austin, including this one in nearby Dripping Springs. It sleeps two people and is between Live Oak trees on an elevated deck in Texas Hill Country. You’ll love the outdoor space and also the comfy queen-size bed, full bathroom, TV, Wi-Fi, and coffee bar to have all the comforts of home. The yurt has a mini split A/C and heater, but in true glamping fashion, you may encounter some bugs, noise, and wind. Make sure to visit the donkeys living onsite when you’re here!
Travelers love staying in tiny houses, like this one in Austin, when they’re craving a comfortable glamping experience. Two people can stay here and be within a few blocks of UT and downtown. It’s in a central location where you can walk to lots of Manor Road restaurants. The home has a toilet, shower, kitchen, and queen-size bed. This is a super unique rental that helps you appreciate the funky side of Austin. Guests staying here can use the patio, BBQ grill, outside seating, bikes, and floats for lake or river rafting. This isn’t a kid-friendly space, but pets under 25 pounds are welcome with the host’s approval.
Located on the shores of Lake Bastrop North Shore Park, you’ll be near Austin and have an awesome glamping trip when you book this Airbnb. It comfortably sleeps six people and is surrounded by hiking and fishing opportunities. The bedroom here has a king-size bed and four single beds. Pets are allowed here too for an extra fee. Guests love this spot because of the natural location and also all the little things that make a stay accommodating and fun, such as the window A/C unit and waterfront location.
Glamping is a big adventure when you stay in this Austin treehouse for two guests. It’s a space available for long-term stays of at least a month, so plan to stay a while and really get to know the city. This treehouse is built around a 300-year-old Live Oak tree and has a private entrance, stone shower, and private balcony. It’s easy to walk to restaurants and trendy spots from here. This space is a master suite above the main house and has a private entrance. It comes with a work desk, Wi-Fi, TV, and coffee and tea. There’s no full kitchen inside, but you will have a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. The treehouse is one of two units on the property.
Another camper glamping option is this cute 1978 Airstream that’s been totally renovated. The interior features a couch, desk area, bathroom, and kitchen. The camper is parked behind a fence in the host’s backyard. You can get to lots of fun things around Austin within about 15 minutes of here, including Barton Springs and the St. Elmo District. Public transportation to downtown is easy here when you hop on the bus. If you need to do laundry, the detached laundry room can be used by guests as well.
Two people can stay at this tiny house for an Austin glamping trip and enjoy being in a quiet neighborhood near the University of Texas. You can walk to bars and restaurants from here, and downtown is a short drive away. The tiny home measures 8 feet by 17 feet, and is located in a large backyard of the host’s property. You’ll have your own private access here and appreciate the open floor plan with lots of natural light coming in. The loft space has a queen-size bed, the small kitchen has essentials for preparing simple meals, and the downstairs has a toilet and shower. In total, there is 138 square feet of living space downstairs and 42 square feet more in the upstairs sleeping loft. The glamping rental has Wi-Fi, TV, and air conditioning.
The Treecycle is a tiny house glamping option for two people that is a separate and peaceful home. It is a unique space in a peaceful forest that’s just minutes from downtown Austin. With this glamping rental, you’ll have a queen-size bed, TV, fridge, microwave, and shower. The place offers lake access and has everything you need for comfort and privacy. The tiny house is in Travis Heights, so it’s close to downtown, 6th Street, the hiking and biking trail, and SOCO.
One way to go glamping is to stay in a stationary camper to have both a city and country feel at the same time. This camper is about 15 minutes from downtown Austin and the airport, so it’s still easy to check out all the local attractions. It’s in the corner of the host’s private yard and equipped with a shower, toilet, kitchen, heat, and air conditioning. The yard area has a stock tank pool, fire pit, and seating area. With a cornhole game and lounging deck too, you’ll really have it all right here. There’s a double-size bed in the camper and Wi-Fi too. Pets are allowed in this highly rated Airbnb rental.
This stylish tiny house is a renovated shipping container inspired by El Cosmico in Marfa. It’s on the East Side of Austin and a funky spot with a kitchen, toilet, shower, loft, sitting area, and access to a backyard and deck. There is another tiny house on the property that is also rented out to guests. Overall, the space can sleep up to four people – two in the loft and two downstairs. There is Wi-Fi and a TV inside, as well as air conditioning.
Two people can stay in this retro 1960s camper for an Austin vacation and be within a short walking distance from downtown and East 6th Street. It’s a 16-foot camper that’s great for weekend trips and if you’re getting to know the city before moving here. The space is equipped with a stove, fridge, microwave, heat, A/C, stereo, and basic kitchenware. Up to three people can stay here if you don’t mind being close together. The second bed is shorter and great for kids. The bathroom is small but functional. Meanwhile, the host gives guest access to free Wi-Fi, parking, laundry, an outdoor shower, enclosed patio, and fresh eggs from the backyard chickens.
Perfect for one or two people, this tiny house glamping option is in a quiet North Central Austin neighborhood and has easy access to shops, restaurants, and highways. It has a full kitchen and bath, queen-size bed, work space, Wi-Fi, and location in the spacious backyard of the host’s home. It has all the modern conveniences you want and also your own private entrance. The host will give you access to the laundry machines if you need them. This is a child-friendly rental in which the host can provide a pack-and-play and toys upon request.
There are few things cooler than staying in a real train caboose when you travel. This caboose has a double bed and seating area to make you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time while still being comfortable. There are three rental units on this property that are about 50 yards from each other, and the bathroom is shared between them all. The host provides guests with toiletries and towels. The unit also comes with air conditioning and Wi-Fi.
Up to four people can stay in this Airbnb glamping option that’s in a great neighborhood by the woods. It has household comforts like hot water, a kitchen, heat, and A/C. But it also feels like you’re out in the wilderness. The host lives onsite but this cabin is in its own space overlooking a three-tiered waterfall and pond. It has an eclectic and bohemian vibe, and allows dogs with a one-time pet fee. Kids are welcome here too.
Get an authentic Austin experience by renting this custom-made cabin on the East Side. It’s close to everything downtown and tucked into a yard under a big Live Oak tree. This is a cozy and inviting place designed and built by the host couple. It also has a small outdoor seating area and chickens living onsite. The interior has a queen-size bed, mini-fridge, electric cooktop, and coffee maker. The home is a mile from the Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail and two miles from the heart of downtown. Parking is available on the street, and you’ll enter the cabin through the backyard via a fenced gate.
This 1970 camper offers a fun way to go glamping in Austin and features a kitchen, bathroom with shower, full-size bed, and couch. It is a highly rated Airbnb rental that has hot water and sleeps two people easily. There’s a double-size bed in the bedroom and another double-size bed in the common area. The camper also has a kitchen, TV, and Wi-Fi. Pets are allowed to stay here with you.