13500 Farm to Market Road 2769, Austin, TX, USA
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This is Austin in address only. Set on the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve twenty minutes outside of town, Travaasa is decidedly more Hill Country than South by Southwest. For one, there’s an earnest dedication to the Western design vernacular that works far better than it really should, proof that long views and a little restraint can take a hotelier far. Each of the seventy rooms is airy and bright, with a private deck or patio overlooking the hills beyond.
Also in the works-far-better-than-it-should category: Travaasa’s emphasis on guests’ self-improvement. We’re generally skeptical of any hotel that tries to impose a lifestyle on its audience, whether that lifestyle is modern-yogi or sophisticated-jetsetter, but the enthusiasm here is contagious, and it helps that there’s something for everyone. You can learn to Texas two-step, become a better horseback rider, improve your culinary skills, study your birds and flowers on an ecology hike, increase your confidence as a mechanical bull rider, and, really, that’s only the beginning. It’s a bit like a grown-up dude ranch for the constant-stimulus generation, only with no expectation that guests will be doing any “roughing it.”
The spa, after all, is a significant part of the experience, and a welcome one after the outdoor activities. There are more massages, healing rituals and beauty treatments than a skeptical Austinite could shake a cigarette at, and it all unfolds in a genuinely serene landscape. The high-pleasure healthfulness only continues in the restaurant, Jean’s Kitchen. It’s named after one of the hotel owner’s mothers, and it’s just as wholesome as it sounds. The cooking emphasizes local and organic ingredients, and there’s a homey conviviality that’s perfectly at home in the Hill Country.
Please note: Travaasa Austin does not permit children under 16 years of age.
How to get there: Travaasa Austin is located 40 minutes (by car) from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and 20 minutes (by car) from Downtown Austin. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance with airport transfers.
- Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability
- One USD 25 lunch or dinner credit per stay
- One USD 25 activity credit per stay
- One USD 25 spa credit per stay
- 70 Rooms
- Style: Contemporary Classic
- Atmosphere: Lively
- 1 Guest Review
- Travaasa Austin
- 13500 Farm to Market Road 2769
- Austin, TX, USA
Hotel amenities and services
- 24 hour concierge
- 24 hour front desk
- 24 hour gym
- Central air conditioning
- Free parking
- Free wi-fi
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Shopping area nearby
- Spa treatments (on request)