If there is anything positive that came out of this year, it’s the fact that I’ve had amazing opportunities to explore our new home state of Texas. We’ve taken day trips from Dallas and even drove across the state on our way to Arizona. One thing I’ve learned is that no two places are alike. So when I had an opportunity with Glamping Hub to explore an area of Texas new to us, I didn’t hesitate. We headed to Dripping Springs to see what it is all about.
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**We were guests of Glamping Hub for the purpose of this review. As always, our opinions are 100% our own.**
What is Glamping Hub?
Glamping Hub is the largest vacation rental service for unique luxury camping accommodations. They have over 25,000 properties around the world including everything from glamping retreats to eco-friendly hotels. I’ve been working with them for the last couple of years promoting their service, but this was the first time I was able to try one of their properties. I was excited to get away from the weekly routine and escape to nature.
How Glamping Hub work?
Glamping Hub’s website is quite similar to other vacation rental sites. You can search by “Types of Glamping” or “Destinations” to start. Types of glamping covers different types of structures like tree houses, yurts, lodges, and domes. Destinations is pretty self explanatory and there are options around the world.
Once you’ve narrowed down your location and the type of lodging, you will be able to enter your dates and number of guests. The listing provides bed types, amenities, hosts, reviews, and house rules. Each property has its own cancellation policy, so be sure to read the fine print before booking.
Our Glamping Hub accommodation in Dripping Springs
Dripping Springs is about a four hour drive from Dallas, and since we couldn’t leave until the kids finished school, we didn’t arrive until well after dark. Our accommodations were located at The Alexander at Creek Road, which is actually a wedding venue. After we arrived we learned that Dripping Springs is considered the Wedding Capital of Texas! It makes sense because the area is located in Texas Hill Country and there are vineyards, barbecues, natural wonders, and endless event space. It’s perfect for weddings, but awesome for exploring with kids too.
Our accommodation was The Country House, and we were pleasantly surprised by how spacious it was and the amount of privacy it provided. Even though there are several other lodging options on site, you would never know it. The only thing you could hear at night were the crickets chirping.
In the morning I set out to explore the property and grounds and could see why this is the a popular destination. It feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere, but it’s only about 10 minutes from town. There’s a large pond, several cottages, four tree houses, a huge barn, and wedding pavilion. The space is immaculate and it would be perfect for a large family group or families traveling together.
The Country House has three bedrooms, each with its own bath. Once you enter the home, you walk into the shared living room, kitchen space. There are two comfortable couches for relaxing, a kitchen, and a large kitchen table, perfect for meals. The kitchen even has a coffee bar, which is every coffee lovers dream.
Two of the bedrooms have queen beds, walk-in closets, and a bathroom. They are identical to one another except one is in the front of the house and the other is in the back. On the other side of the house is the bunk room, with two full size bunk beds and a third full bed in the room. No closets in here, but plenty of drawer space.
One pleasant surprise in this house is the backyard space. We didn’t realize it when we first arrived, but in the morning, the kids were eager to spend time there. The area is fenced (perfect for families with little kids), and had a six person dining table and lounging area for watching tv or just hanging out. My kids thought it was a great space to get away from the parents.
My favorite part of this house was the front porch. Lined with rocking chairs and stunning views of the morning sunrise, I could see myself never wanting to leave. The property also has a fence front yard, which families with young children would appreciate.
What’s there to do in Dripping Springs?
Thankfully, the owners had an amazing book on site about all of the things to do in Dripping Springs and the surrounding area. We used it to find an awesome breakfast place called Rolling in Thyme and Dough. It also gave us information about the natural attractions nearby like Jacob’s Well, the Blue Hole Regional Park, and Hamilton Pool Preserve. These would all be great to explore any time of year, but probably more fun in the summer when the kids can swim.
This area also has what seems like an endless supply of wineries, breweries, and distilleries. We stopped at Treaty Oak Distilling, and the place was super family friendly. They even had a playground for kids!
If you are looking for unique vacation rentals, we highly recommend Glamping Hub. The booking process was seamless and we were thrilled to find the perfect property for our family.