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If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, Texas has them in spades. While the state offers plenty of big resorts, there are some fabulously charming cabins, most of which offer more privacy along with added extras you can enjoy all to yourself, like hot tubs and outdoor fire pits for evenings spent under the stars. These options in particular are especially enticing, oozing romance for the ultimate way to connect or reconnect with the one you love.
Located in picturesque Hill Country along the Smith River, this romantic log cabin sits on 10 secluded acres. Look forward to picnics in the treehouse and evenings cozying up to the warmth of the fire while enjoying a soundtrack of the rushing water. Or soak in the hot tub under the stars. On a warm night you might even bathe in the private outdoor shower beneath the trees. There’s a wood-burning stove inside along with all the essentials and plenty of extra-special touches. The kitchen includes coffee from a local roaster, and if the chickens cooperate, fresh eggs. An amazing cedar canopy bed was designed and constructed by the owner, a professional woodworker.
Immerse yourself in nature at the Naturalist Boudoir, an Airbnb that was perfectly made for romance. You’ll have an outdoor tub and shower along with a spectacular indoor living space with walls of windows that showcase the trees, feeling as if you’re sleeping right among them. Enjoy the peaceful sounds of the river and watching wildlife too. The swing bed has been referred to as “pure heaven,” and you’ll have essentials like a full kitchen with complimentary breakfast supplies, snacks, and a washer/dryer.
Crazy Horse Cabin provides an idyllic romantic escape in Hill Country overlooking a creek in a tranquil rural area, yet the town of Bandera — known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World” — is just minutes away offering numerous shopping and nightlife opportunities. While you’re here you can look forward to swimming or floating in the summer, with floats supplied, as well as catch-and-release fishing. Year-round look forward to relaxing in the hot tub, stargazing, and cookouts on the charcoal grill.
This enchanting two-story cabin sits on 10 private acres surrounded by beautiful scenery, close to wineries, restaurants, shops, and spring-fed swimming holes. It includes an open kitchen, dining, and living area with lots of natural light, and a private loft/master suite, with a clawfoot tub and fabulous views of Wimberley Valley. You’ll have satellite TV and a Smart DVD player for streaming your favorite shows, along with Wi-Fi. On the back deck, there’s a hot tub to complete the romantic factor.
Not only is this cabin perfectly situated in Hill Country for visits to the Blue Hole and Jacobs Well, along with shopping and dining at Wimberley Square, but it comes with your own private pool and hot tub. You’ll be able to float or soak while enjoying a scenic view of the Blanco River, watch an incredible sunset, and enjoy the warmth of a fire in the oversized firepit. It’s just steps down to the river bank for hiking too. Inside, enjoy beautiful décor, a full kitchen, TV, and everything else you need for a comfortable stay.
Located in the heart of wine country just five miles from historic downtown Fredericksburg, this authentic log cabin was built in the 1800s but offers lots of luxurious amenities. There’s an antique copper soaking tub with an attached shower handle in the bathroom and a sitting room with exposed rock walls and wood beam ceilings throughout, ideal for digging into a good book. It also includes a gorgeous stone fireplace, a TV for Roku/streaming, a DVD player, and Wi-Fi. You’ll have kitchenette items, including a mini-fridge, microwave, and toaster oven, along with a hot tub with plenty of privacy for a secluded soak.
“The Moonshiner” is a one-bedroom cabin that will take you back in time to the Prohibition era with the added twist of steampunk. While you’ll be close to town, it sits on 1.5 acres nestled among oak trees for plenty of privacy. It oozes charm and romance, with a velvet vintage loveseat and clawfoot tub, yet none of the modern comforts are missed, complete with cable TV, Wi-Fi, and even a hot tub.
This architectural gem nestled in a wooded area has an open-floor concept and a see-through fireplace, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, with beautiful glass work, art deco design, stain glass and straight lines. It’s a quick and easy getaway from Dallas and you’ll be able to relax in the patio area and enjoy the hot tub. While there isn’t a full kitchen, you’ll have a mini-fridge, microwave, and BBQ grill for cookouts.
This custom-built cabin has rustic charm yet it’s totally modern and sits right alongside Lake Palestine. Named after the classic film “Quiet Man” starring John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara, it was made with locally milled pecan, cedar cypress, and white oak trees and includes a 4-foot loft window for serene views. On the covered front porch you’ll be able to relax while keeping an eye out for bald eagles, while the open bench area is perfect for stargazing. Access to a community hot tub is provided too, along with all the usual conveniences like a well-stocked kitchen, Wi-Fi, and TV.
This romantic cabin is honeymoon worthy, tucked onto 7.5 acres in Hill Country but just five miles from downtown Fredericksburg in the heart of wine country. You’ll enjoy plenty of privacy and lots of desirable features in an authentic 1800s cabin that’s beautifully decorated and equipped with modern amenities. It includes a gorgeous stone electric fireplace and an open bathroom with an antique clawfoot soaker tub. You’ll have a TV for Roku/streaming, Wi-Fi, and a DVD player too. The rustic kitchen includes kitchenette-type items, like a toaster oven, microwave, and mini-fridge. On the front porch, watch for whitetail and axis deer. To complete this amazing getaway, you’ll have a hot tub for relaxing under the stars too.
The Wild Rose Cabin is perfectly situated to enjoy Hill Country wineries and historic Main Street Fredericksburg, along with beautiful starry nights in the front porch rockers. Honeymooners have raved “this place is a fairytale… with beautiful details that give it a royal charm… magical!” You’ll have a hot tub that’s positioned to provide plenty of privacy along with amenities like satellite TV and a DVD player, a full kitchen, and Wi-Fi.
Enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Chalk Mountain from this luxurious rental that sits on a 30-acre property, designed to provide the feel of a “fine Texas Ranch House” combined with Old Texas charm. You’ll be close to the restaurants and antique shops in historic Glen Rose and while you’re here, enjoy relaxing on the back porch that overlooks the surrounding hills. It’s the perfect place to watch glorious sunsets and brilliant starry skies too. Just a short walk down the hill is a beautiful swimming pool and while it’s at the owner’s main home, they’ll give you total privacy while using it.
The property also includes farm animals like goats, deer and miniature donkeys for a fun morning greeting, and you’ll have plenty of modern comforts like a TV and DVD player, well-stocked kitchen, and a washer/dryer.
This adorable space looks like it was made for the pages of a magazine and it’s surrounded by 300 acres on a working ranch with horse and cattle, just a short drive from Fredericksburg in the heart of many Hill Country wineries. Enjoy peaceful walks, fishing on the river (you’ll need to bring your gear), and other activities right on-site like Frisbee golf, Ping Pong, and scenic nature trails. You’ll have your own private deck with a hot tub and a fire circle for roasting marshmallows at night. It includes a fully equipped kitchen and a charcoal BBQ grill too. The comfy couch is positioned for watching satellite TV and you’ll have a bathroom with a bubble tub and rainhead shower.