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Let's Go Glamping

Luxury accommodations meet the beauty of nature

Article by Laura SanchezQuan

Photography by Provided

Originally published in Cypress Lifestyle

We curated a selection of our favorite glamping sites where you can get away and unwind in stunning yet unpretentious accommodations. These unique and indulgent retreats are a just a car ride away, in central Texas.

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The Yurtopian

The Yurtopian offers real yurts made of hand-stripped Siberian pine wood and camel hide to hold the lattice together. You can choose from two sites – Wimberley or Dripping Springs – each offering beautiful views and remote hideaways for maximum privacy

Rest, relax and rejuvenate in a cozy climate-controlled yurt featuring a king-size bed, luxurious bathroom with plush linens and towels. Grab a glass of wine and take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful hill country. Each yurt comes fully equipped with outdoor kitchen, refrigerator, private hot tub, fire pit, TV and Wi-Fi. All yurts are adults only and can accommodate 1-2 persons.

Founded in March 2019, The Yurtopian was designed and created the by dynamic husband-wife duo, Ann-Tyler & Brian Konradi. After being world travelers for over 20 years and having lived in various regions of the world, the Konradis settled in Wimberley. They have three daughters and a small, black Maltipoo, who is lovingly said to fill the role of Head of Ranch Security.

The Wimberley location, nestled among twenty-six acres of cedar and oak trees, boasts six remote yurts and three river bluff yurts for those who want access to the Blanco River. You can also book a massage for one or two at the Spa Yurt on the property. Located 10 minutes from town, you will be close to shops, restaurants, bars, and a bustling nightlife and live music. You will also be close to Jacob’s Well and the Blue Hole.

Dripping Springs is more remote and designed to be a hideaway in the woods. All yurts have river-front access to a beautiful swimming hole complete with canoes and SUP. It is recommended that you get provisions prior to arrival but you can still get to restaurants and stores in 30 minutes. The area has tons of wineries, breweries, distilleries and wedding venues.

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HomeTree by Artistree

Enjoy luxury accommodations seamlessly set in nature in the heart of the hill country. Choose from a selection of Artistree-designed treehouses, luxury tents, and unique container homes for an unforgettable adventure. Artistree has been delighting guests with its unique accommodations designs for over a decade and is curating awe-inspiring locations in nature. Artistree’s dreamy designs, bring all the adventures of childhood back to life, wrapping them in the creature comforts of adulthood. 

HomeTree offers several locations across the country with three of them in central Texas. Located west of Austin, and north of San Antonio, you’ll find Cypress Valley. Here you can stay in one of their whimsical tree houses built high in the cypress trees and enjoy views from every angle. Experience out-of-this-world accommodations; like being suspended thirty-five feet high in an ancient cypress tree that comes right up the middle of your room, with a waterfall soaking tub across the suspension bridge leading to your full bath.

Depending on your location of choice, HomeTree has an array of accommodations and amenities with the backdrop of nature; a glistening pool, small lake, BBQ grill, fire pit, hammocks, soaking tubs, full en-suite baths, flat screen TV, cozy kitchenette, breakfast bar, and complimentary espresso to sip while enjoying the stunning views.

Artistree is also committed to giving back. For each night's stay in one of their treehouses, Artistree plants one tree. In addition, Artistree also dedicates 5% of its profits to forest restoration projects. Working to improve forest health and reduce the risk of wildfires.

Hometree offers luxurious accommodations, all with convenient access for visiting lavender festivals, tasting local wines, craft beers, shopping, and nightlife.

Find out more about what each location offers at 

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Sinya on Lone Man Creek

Recharge, retreat and reconnect at Sinya on Lone Man Creek. Nestled among the treetops of Wimberley, Texas in the Texas Hill Country you’ll find glamping at its finest. Experience the one-of-a-kind feeling that comes from sleeping amidst the treetops. Sinya at Lone Man Creek boasts climate-controlled luxury tents, where you can awaken refreshed and invigorated after sleeping in the king-size bed in luxurious bedding that feels like a blend of cashmere and silk. Enjoy a shower under a star-filled sky in the private outdoor shower, and cowboy hot tub.

Prepare the perfect meal in the kitchenette, equipped with a Breville smart oven, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, and induction cooktop. Or you can relax while grilling on the Weber grill, and enjoy using the limestone countertops and dining tables. Get a charming fire going with the well-stocked seasoned oak logs in the fire pit, all while taking in the views overlooking Lone Man Creek. Wander down the rock steps of the creek-side deck; the perfect spot for quiet contemplation or romantic conversation, mere steps from the waterfall.

Sinya is a quaint, secluded retreat, inspired by a life-changing journey to Africa. The authentic South African structure of Sinya embodies its namesake, a resilient spirited orphaned baby elephant rescued by Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in southeastern Kenya. In 2009 a little piece of Africa was brought to Texas and has since evolved into a highly sought, luxurious exclusive retreat.

Endless restaurants, wineries, and breweries are in the area. Enjoy live music at Gruene Hall or Mercer Street Dance Hall. The active and adventurous can try out the Wimberley Zipline or float the river. Also, with convenient access to Krause Springs and Hamilton Pool. For reservations and more on local attractions visit Sinya online.

  • Photo credit: @Texas.Explorer
  • Photo Credit: @Texas.Explorer