The Best Hotels to Book Near Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas

Go for a swim at the Pedernales Falls State Park in Texas
Go for a swim at the Pedernales Falls State Park in Texas | © Don Despain / Alamy Stock Photo
Nick Dauk

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the limestone slabs at Pedernales Falls State Park. This river-run green space west of Austin is a fantastic place to have an adventure in the Lone Star State. Dive into the river for a swim or a paddle, or see the water from the riverside hiking and horseback trails. Add a little R&R to your river fun, with a stay at these hotels – bookable with Culture Trip – near Pedernales Falls State Park.

1. Hill Country Casitas


Hill Country Casitas
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What can you do at Hill Country Casitas? Absolutely nothing. Oh, don’t worry, everything from hiking and volleyball to swimming is all on the docket if desired. However, your casita is the perfect place to disconnect and chill for hours without the urge to fill the time. All have kitchenettes and covered porches, ideal for cooking an easy meal and dining in the great outdoors. If you do need a change of pace, you can easily shuffle from your porch to the hot tub or fire pit without losing the views.

2. Lucky Arrow Retreat Dripping Springs

Hotel, Lodge

Lucky Arrow Retreat
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Lucky Arrow wanted us to tell you that you’re overdue for an overnight in a yurt. Temperature-controlled and decked out in elegant decor, these rustic one-room spaces will get you plenty acquainted with Hill Country. The communal bath house is close to your yurt, though, thankfully, you won’t have to venture outside to brew a cup of coffee. Take your java onto the deck, and inhale a breath of fresh Texas air before jumping on a tour of the breweries and wineries in Dripping Springs.

3. Camp Lucy


Camp Lucy
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A warning to any unwed couple who may be visiting Camp Lucy: this romantic resort in the Texas Wine Country will have you so smitten, you may just elope right here. From s’mores over the fire pit to long, intimate hikes, you’ll have hours to just simply be together. We’re not trying to plant any ideas, but, if you really want to wow your beau, the English Suite has a handcrafted bathtub, an outdoor rain shower and a stone fireplace, all worthy of their own intimate moments.

4. The Alexander at Creek Road


The Alexander at Creek Road
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The Alexander at Creek Road will let you achieve a childhood dream: living in your very own treehouse. Sure, the French Country Farmhouse is charming, and the rustic Live Oak Lodge has a cool vintage cowboy style, but the Treehouse Suites literally stand above the rest. Amazing views await, and the comfortable seating areas just beg for you to get lost in a book. Best of all, you’re only 20 minutes from Pedernales Falls, which affords you plenty of time to stay perched in your towering home.

5. The Crossroads Inn


The Crossroads Inn
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The Crossroads Inn places your holiday at a convenient intersection between outdoor fun and small-town charm. Your carriage house suite, with its lovely whirlpool tub and king bed, is only a few blocks from the galleries, shops and wine rooms of Johnson City. Take the scenic route into town via the Johnson City Walking Trail, a great warm-up for the trails you’ll be tackling later in the week at Pedernales Falls State Park.

6. Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa

Resort, Spa Hotel

Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa
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You may be staying in Texas Wine Country, but Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa wants the craft beer crowd to know that they’re welcome, too. Cozy into a villa, warmed by an electric fireplace, and reward a long day of travel with a cold drink. The winery features award-winning wines that rival Napa bottles, while the Old 290 Brewery has Lone Star brews that’ll please even the most discerning beer drinker.

7. Betty B's River House


Betty Bs River House
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Betty B’s River House is a charming, cozy country home that’s so welcoming, you’ll expect your grandma to be baking cookies in the kitchen. With room for seven siblings, cousins or friends, y’all can spend your days playing on the treehouse deck and spend your nights cooking s’mores over the firepit. Go on, and have a sit on the porch, rocking back and forth while you watch your more adventurous kin swim across the river to Blanco State Park.

8. Lakeway Resort & Spa


Lakeway Resort & Spa
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Treat the kids to an Austin adventure they’ll never forget at Lakeway Resort & Spa. Special activities for the little ones, like movie and s’mores nights, are the perfect way to cap off a day spent at the kiddie pool, splash pad and adventure slide. Mom and dad will have their fun, too, with Texas River Rock massages at the spa and refreshing adult beverages at the Back Porch lobby bar. For the ultimate treat, rent some jet skis, and take Lake Travis by storm.

9. Hotel Granduca Austin


Hotel Granduca Austin
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Hotel Granduca does allow your four-legged friends to stay with you, but, we must say, it’s a ruff life on the hill. No kibble in this Italian-style compound, only an organic menu for dogs, with options hand-prepared by the executive chef – steak tartare and baked apple snacks, to be precise. Pooches also have their own comfortable dog beds, leaving you to snuggle alone in your suite. There’s one perk that’s for people only, though: the pool. But, be honest, you’ll likely make the trip to the river so Rover can splash around with you.

10. Lake Austin Spa Resort


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Let’s talk lake life at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Luxury and wellness take priority in every space, from the separate HVAC systems in each room to the locally sourced gourmet meals. Immerse yourself in a wave of restoration, with paddleboard yoga, aquatic body treatments and personalized training sessions developed by pilates instructors and Navy SEALs. Too much on-water activity and not enough relaxation? Opt out with a stay in a luxurious cottage, and spend hours in your private hot tub and meditation garden.

For more excellently located stays in the Lone Star State, see the best hotels near Big Bend National Park, and book your room with Culture Trip. Find your favorite spot in Texas by going on a giant statewide road trip.

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