Getaway Guide: Dripping Springs

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Only 30 minutes from Austin, this “gateway to the Hill Country” has beautiful hiking trails, the ever-famous Hamilton Pool, and plenty of vineyards to explore. The town even hosts the Taste Wine & Food Festival where you can sample local wine and food from all around Texas. If you and your crew want

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Ten-Cottage Estate

This spacious 13-acre estate sleeps 40 overnight guests so it can accommodate small and large groups! It has 4 studio cottages, 4 one-bedroom cottages, and 2 two-bedroom cottages. The one and two bedroom cottages have their own stunning fireplaces and fully-stocked kitchens.

Each cottage is exquisitely decorated with handmade furniture from around the world. On the grounds, there is a large fire pit, yard games, and a covered pavilion with a kitchen and bar. Take over the whole property or just a row of cottages – either way, you and your friends/family will have plenty of space and privacy to enjoy! See More

Where to drink:

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Hawk’s Shadow

Hawk’s Shadow is a standout for their Winemaker Experience. They’ll take you on a tour of the grounds and down to the cellars to barrel taste. Larger Groups are encouraged to make appointments. See More

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Bell Springs and Sidecar Tasting Room

This winery has a more intimate feel than larger vineyards. You can even bring dogs alongs with you to your tasting. If don’t feel like leaving town, they also have a tasting room in downtown Wimberley with a wide selection of wines. See More

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A family owned and operated winery, Westcave is known for their Texan Wines made in the French Style. They vineyard offers tastings as well as private tours (by appointment) for groups of four or more. See More

Where to eat:

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Dripping Springs is full of great BBQ joints and Tex-Mex spot, but if you’re craving something different, Epicure is perfect. This wine and tapas bar is small and tucked away in a strip mall. An unexpected gem, they have organic food and a curated wine list. See More

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This hole in the wall BBQ food truck is a perfect post-Pedernales Falls or post-wine tasting mean. This family business is also famous for their catering. See More

How to get there:

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Chariot

This company organized chartered rides around the Austin-San Antonio area. You can rent a private bus (or two) that fit up to 14 people each. They’ll take you and your crew to as many stops as you would like. See more

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