Barton Creek, Austin Texas

January 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Blogs, Travel Blog

Austin is less than three hours from H-Town.

Austin is home to live music, great bar-b-cue and all-night fun on Sixth Street; we recommend a more upscale version of Austin for your Tex-cation.

Barton Creek Resort and Spa offers the same luxurious amenities you can find at world-class resorts in Arizona and California.  We say save on the airfare and have more massages! This resort is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, is home to some of Texas’ best golf courses, has a full spa, and offers tennis and swimming.

Enjoy hill country hospitality throughout the facility.  Most rooms have great views of the pool and golf course.  Throughout the property, enjoy the high quality offered at this AAA Four Diamond resort. For a Texas-style culinary experience, enjoy 8212 Wine Bar & Grill.  The Charbroiled Ribeye Steak is a standout on an outstanding menu.

If you enjoy golf, chose from four championship courses that consistently rank among the best in Texas. Courses here are very female friendly; you’ll enjoy the generous placement of the ladies’ tee. Hop onto the Fazio Canyons course. With beautiful vista views, scenic holes lined with Red Oaks and Sycamore trees, and wildlife sightings, it’s hard to worry about your score.  This course continues Fazio’s tradition to protect and preserve the environment and was the first course in Texas to be certified as an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary.

The spa is a welcome respite.  Three Springs Spa derives its name from the three springs that meet at Barton Creek.  A recent renovation revealed a rock quary; today each treatment room has a view of the native rocks.  Also, the meditation room focuses on this quary with stunning views of the natural rocks.  Head down to the spa level before your treatment to relax in the Jacuzzi or sauna.  Enjoy a purity facial ($145), which is customized to your skin’s needs.

Early in the morning is the perfect time to enjoy the Nature Trail.  The ½ mile self-guided tour offers the chance to see Central Texas’ unique flora and fauna. The rest of your time should be spent lounging by the pool.  Relax and unwind and let the wedding worries melt away.

All this is just 165 miles west of Houston. Hill Country roads are beautiful. Tex-cations are just right. -Laurette Veres















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