Discovering Hidden Gems

Exploring West Austin's Best-Kept Secrets


Collective Hill Country Retreat offers an unforgettable luxury camping experience for both seasoned campers and those who are new to experiencing the outdoors. With sprawling views of the region and comfortable accommodations, you'll find everything you need for a rejuvenating spring stay. Guests can enjoy activities such as horseback riding, yoga & pilates, or a luxurious massage in your own private tent. 

Perched on a ridge line overlooking the picturesque Montesino Ranch, you'll be able to relax on your private deck while taking in the sights and sounds of nature surrounded by enchanting peaks that provide the ultimate sunrise and sunset experience. Each tent has a cozy fireplace and luxurious linens and toiletries for ultimate comfort. And if you can't bear to leave your furry friend behind, don't worry - Collective Hill Country Retreat offers a "Woof Retreat", where well-behaved four-legged companions are welcome to join in on the adventure by your side.

One of the added benefits of staying at Collective Hill Country is the close proximity to the charming and scenic downtown of Wimberley TX. The surrounding area is also home to a thriving wine scene. Don't miss out on the unforgettable experience of Collective Hill Country Retreat this spring.

Culinary Experiences: Watch the sunset while indulging in s’mores. 

Bubbly & Branding: Sip sparkling wine, savor a curated cheese selection followed by branding a personal cutting board. 

Summit Tents: Limited availability! Book now for 10% off your stay with discount code WESTAUSTIN10 at


A visit to the charming town of Wimberley is a must during your stay at Collective Hill Country. This picturesque town is renowned for its stunning scenery, local shops, and vibrant art scene. Explore the art galleries and boutiques along Wimberley Square or venture out to nearby wineries and vineyards.

Enhance your getaway with a trip into town for a touch of culture and adventure. Take a scenic drive through the Texas Hill Country to revel in breathtaking views, or explore the great outdoors by hiking at Blue Hole Regional Park or Jacob's Well Natural Area. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, a visit to Wimberley is the perfect complement to your getaway.


CreekHouse Kitchen & Bar: Serving classic Texas fare overlooking Cypress Creek.

The Leaning Pear: Locally sourced, seasonal menu served in a modern indoor-outdoor setting.


Wimberley Valley Winery: Enjoy diverse wine and stunning oak grove.

The Shady Llama: A beer and wine garden featuring real llamas!


Kiss The Cook Kitchen Shop: Everything for the novice cook to a gourmet chef.

The Gypsy Market: Upscale boho-chic boutique offering clothing, jewelry, and home goods.


The Wayback is a true hidden gem just 15 minutes west of downtown Austin. This casual boutique hotel offers a range of cozy and comfortable accommodations, perfect for those seeking a peaceful escape.

The Wayback's prime location makes it an ideal base for exploring West Austin's surrounding Hill Country. Its unique blend of modern and classic interiors creates the perfect atmosphere to experience the best of both worlds - the natural beauty of the Hill Country and the vibrant energy of Austin.


Created as a comfortable place for neighbors and travelers to gather, The Wayback Cafe is a warm and inviting space that will make you feel right at home. The farm-to-table menus change with the seasons, ensuring the freshest, finest taste sourced from local farms and producers. Every dish is thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented, with a focus on using the best possible ingredients. Whether you choose to join in the dining room or on the lawn, you are sure to have a memorable dining experience. 


Boutique Cottages: As soon as guests step onto The Wayback property, they will immediately feel a sense of peace and relaxation. The inviting ambiance of the eight classic board-and-batten cottages nestled under the live oaks offers a laid-back luxury atmosphere that combines organic textiles, vintage accents, and comfort. Cottages feature beds made up with Coyuchi organic cotton sheets and a Pom Pom Belgian linen fringed throw, ensuring a comfortable night's sleep. The spacious bathroom comes complete with a shower/tub combination, Under the Canopy organic cotton towels, and all-natural hair and body products.

In addition to the cozy accommodations, The Wayback offers plenty of amenities to enhance the guest experience. Each cottage comes equipped with a Fara coffee and coffee maker, mini-fridge, full-length mirror, hair dryer, steamer, WiFi, and TV with Sling channels. Guests can take a dip in the pool, relax poolside, or cozy up around the fire pit on cool nights. The cottages are situated around a grove of oaks, and Cottages 5-8 boast stunning Hill Country views, making it the perfect spot to stop and smell the beautiful native flowers of the Texas Hill Country. Book your stay at


Springtime in the Texas Hill Country is an adventure like no other, and there are countless reasons why! The weather is simply perfect, allowing you to bask in the great outdoors comfortably and take in the region's stunning scenery. Whether you want to hike through the hills, visit local wineries, or simply relax in a hammock, you'll be able to fully appreciate the natural beauty around you.

Discover the hidden gems of the Texas Hill Country this season by indulging in a luxurious escape at Collective Hill Country Retreat and The Wayback. These retreats offer an unmatched experience, hidden away in the natural beauty of the region, and are the perfect way to immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery. Collective Hill Country Retreat offers a unique glamping experience, complete with comfortable accommodations, picturesque views, and a wide variety of activities. Meanwhile, The Wayback exudes a peaceful and casual vibe, featuring cozy cottages, farm-to-table dining, and an array of amenities.

From now through early summer, the hills and fields are filled with a vibrant blanket of bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, and other wildflowers. This annual display is truly breathtaking, and there are numerous wildflower drives and festivals held throughout the region to celebrate this natural wonder. That's not all - the spring season also features many local festivals and events, such as the world-renowned Wimberley Arts Fest in April and the Hill Country Film Festival in June.

In short, a trip to the Texas Hill Country in the springtime is an unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss. Collective Hill Country Retreat and The Wayback go beyond just providing a place to stay - they offer a one-of-a-kind experience, combining luxury, comfort, and sustainability to create a truly exceptional getaway. 

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