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Hill Country Elegance

Experience Texas Sophistication Nestled in the Heart of Historic Gruene

Article by Sarah Mottu

Photography by Ryan Hall & Paige Shinn

Originally published in NBTX City Lifestyle

Tucked away in the heart of Texas Hill Country, lies the meticulously curated estate of 8Sages. Across from the Guadalupe River, and spread over 3 acres of Texas limestone and adorned with ancient oaks, it serves as the perfect hideaway for family retreats, large group gatherings, or even lavish weddings. A stone's throw away from New Braunfels, the estate offers a seamless blend of upscale sophistication and rustic charm, combining modern amenities with echoes of the region's rich history. This luxury getaway spot affords a quiet respite after a day of tubing the river, shopping, or dining, as it sits conveniently close to the Historic Gruene Hall. 

Designed with modern-rustic aesthetics, 8Sages instantly welcomes you with its exquisite leather-bound lounge chairs, custom art pieces, and German-shmeared walls. The gourmet kitchen is a culinary enthusiast’s dream, boasting an oversized fridge, triple ovens, and a commercial gas range. In the living areas, the polished concrete floors, bespoke furnishings, and smart TV provide a comfortable, contemporary ambiance. 

The main house at 8Sages offers diverse sleeping accommodations tailored to enhance your stay. Two king suites located on the first floor feature King-Size beds,  TVs, and "Jack and Jill" shared bathrooms complete with walk-in showers and double vanities. These rooms offer distinct views; one overlooks the stunning pool while the other offers a glimpse of the cozy fire pit. A third bedroom downstairs houses a queen bed with a half bath and offers a charming view of the front porch. Located upstairs is a grand, king-size master suite. This space features a private bathroom with a walk-in shower and a freestanding soaking tub, a walk-in closet, and a serene pool view, promising a luxurious retreat within the estate. 

The 1,400 sq ft bunk house features a modern-rustic design, providing both comfort and entertainment, including a game room lounge, a spacious dining area, and a large bathroom with a walk-in tile shower. It also offers a separate exterior entrance for outdoor access, a fully-equipped laundry room, and an extra full-size fridge for convenience. The intimate 800 sq ft guest house delivers a charming, romantic retreat with a 1 bed/1 bath layout, direct pool access, and tranquil views through French doors. Inside, guests find a workspace, a lounge area, and a spacious bathroom suite. 

An integral part of the 8Sages experience is the spectacular outdoor amenities. Enjoy outdoor dining under the twinkling lights of ancient oak trees and watch picturesque Texas sunsets from the porch adorned with rocking chairs and an oversized swing. Unwind around the oval-shaped fire pit after dinner, or enjoy a relaxing dip in the heated resort-style pool and oversized hot tub. Enjoy a drink at the Insta-worthy Sisterface Bar, decked out in glitzy Texas-themed décor and equipped with Bluetooth speakers for your music playlist.

Convenience and connectivity are at the heart of the 8Sages estate experience. Recognizing the evolving work-play balance, the estate is equipped with a high-speed Wi-Fi system that supports unlimited streaming services and social media platforms, perfect for remote work, sharing your getaway moments, or just streaming your favorite shows.

Locally owned and operated by Big Chief Vacation Properties, this estate embodies over 25 years of property management experience, setting the bar for hill country vacation experiences. Enjoy waterparks, golf courses, dance halls, festivals, and the beauty of the Texas outdoors – all at your fingertips. 8Sages offers an unparalleled getaway experience, infusing luxury into the rustic charm of the Texas Hill Country. The blend of amenities and strategic location makes it the ultimate destination for creating cherished memories and exploring the beauty of the region.


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