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Miss Estella - Willow City, TX

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37 reviews
Max. occupancy: 2 1 Double Bed 1 bedroom 1.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Refurbished 1961 Shasta in a retro resort w/ private bathroom & shared pool!

If you're a fan of glamping and in need of a Texas Hill Country getaway, look no further than Miss Estella in the Palm Springs-inspired Blue Skies Retro Resort! This reissued 1961 Shasta will take you back in time, providing you with access to wonderful shared amenities that include an outdoor pool, a gas grill, and a pavilion with an outdoor fireplace. You'll have your very own separate bathroom suite (with a robe), as well as a large outdoor shower where you can rinse off under the enormous Texas sky.

What's nearby:
This retro resort, with its five refurbished Shasta trailers, sits 14 miles northeast of Fredericksburg, a historical town with abundant German influence in the heart of Texas wine country. Head into town to peruse the farmers market, dine out, do a bit of shopping, or taste the local varietals at a number of wine tasting rooms. Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is 12 miles northwest, where you can hike, set out a picnic, stargaze, or go birding or rock climbing.

Things to know:
Larger groups can rent all five trailers at the Blue Skies Retro Resort
Free WiFi
Kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker
Private outdoor shower
Firewood is provided for the outdoor fireplace

We’re excited to inform you that this unit utilizes a comfortable style of bed-making known as Triple Sheeting. Triple Sheeting is proven to be more hygienic and is used by five-star hotels around the world. It consists of a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a blanket, and finally a decorative top sheet.
Due to this change, the pictures for this home may not accurately represent the bedding that will appear during your stay. This has not affected any other amenities or the amount of beds available.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules

Meeting and events allowed

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining







Wireless router

On-site activities

Pool : Shared


Gas grill : Shared


Beach towels

37 reviews

Craig S. Nov 2022
The place is very well maintained and a unique experience. Very cute!
Steven W. Oct 2022
Loved everything about the stay!!!
Dalia r. Aug 2022
We loved the relaxing ambiance, enjoyed the little trailer and all its amenities, relaxing by the pool was my favorite and the patio with it’s beautiful fire place burning at night. We celebrated our anniversary this weekend and I wanted a quiet and relaxing experience, Blue Skies Resort nailed it!! Thank you.
Blue Skies Resort, LLC a. Jul 2022
We had a wonderful time. I thought Miss Estella was great for my stay! Perfect weather, got to hit the pool and explore a bit. The private bathroom and outdoor shower were beautiful!
NANCIE T. Jun 2022
The resort was absolutely adorable and the retro vibe!! After the weekend visitors left we had the whole place to ourselves.
Eduardo V. Apr 2022
Had a great time and loved the look of this place. My only complaint would be that the 10 am checkout time is too early. Otherwise great experience, would do it again.
Minnette D. Mar 2022
We loved Miss Estella! It's situated in between Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock. Very quiet and tranquil, especially since we had the place to ourselves. We were there during a freeze so we had to continually drip the faucets to not lose water. All the signage and notes said that there would be hot water - it would just take a while. However, we found that we did not get hot water at all in the trailer. We did get piping hot water in the sink faucets in the bathroom after about 10 minutes. They are motion sensor so we did have to stand there in front of them to keep them on. The outdoor shower never got hot water (not a complaint - just what we experienced. I don't know that there's anything that could be done about this in a freeze in the middle of nowhere). It did eventually get warm after around 25 minutes but the shower head had absolutely no pressure and only about 5 streams of water were coming out of it. Unlike the lack of hot water, this could be fixed. Not ideal but it did add to the glamping experience. Highly recommend checking this place out, freezing water notwithstanding :)
Jeffrey S. Feb 2022
Set up & atmosphere is nice and does have the nostalgic feel. Had frigid temps at night during stay ~ camper heater not able to maintain heat possibly due to temps being in the high 20's - 30's at night. Woke up to an inside temp of 58 each morning. Had maintenance issue - strongly suggest if you call and report a problem, don't rely on a call back, call back every few hours. Called first thing in the morning was told we'd get a call back - never did, called again that evening 10 hours later (in town all day) again told we'd get a call back - never did. While problem was addressed and fixed while we were gone, we had no idea if the toilet in the camper was going to be in working condition ~ don't think anyone wants to be walking in freezing temps to the bathroom in the middle of the night. However the common area bathroom set up is really nice and inside temp were maintained at 80. Despite the cold temps the shower water did get hot and those traveling did take showers ... outside.
Manager response:
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, Jeffrey! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We passed your comments along to our local manager to review. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service, and we will follow up with the appropriate parties to ensure our service standards are fully met. We hope you'll give us a second chance to better serve you!
Colton K. Dec 2021
Such a fun experience for a weekend in Fredericksburg. Camper was very well kept and neat. Resort was a bit out of town but had no issues getting and Uber to and from. Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.
Christina W. Oct 2021
We loved our stay! The whole property was very well maintained and super clean. Kudos to the property manager for taking such good care of this awesome place!
Kadie S. Jul 2021
Love everything about this!!! Very peaceful and beautiful!
Marci R. Jul 2021
I loved my stay in Miss Estella. I went on a trip by myself for the first time and this was the perfect place to recharge my batteries. Everything was as advertised...clean and well maintained. The private bathroom was wonderful, as well as the pool and the views! The location was also great as I was able to get to Enchanted Rock and Fredericksburg easily. I will definitely be back!
Allyson A. Jul 2021
It was the perfect day trip destination! We appreciated all of the details that went into making it memorable and fun!
Melissa R. Jun 2021
Blue Skies is a magical little oasis in the Hill Country. The property features are just a dream: from the cozy little trailers to the pool and outdoor seating to the gorgeous private restrooms. I highly recommend staying here for a fun-filled, sun-filled little getaway!
Caitlin M. Jun 2021
There is nothing more to say other than our stay was perfect! We had been anticipating this trip and our stay at the retro resort for so long! It was all we could imagine and more ! The weather wasn't completely cooperative but we made the most of it and we finally got the most beautiful pool weather on our last day ! We had everything we could possibly need during our stay, and everything was very clean! We will for sure be back and staying longer next time !!
Christa D. Jun 2021
I love staying here, so quiet and peaceful. This was my husbands and I second time to stay here and we simply enjoyed every minute. Looking forward to coming back next year.
steven g. Jun 2021
The concept is great and it works because it all works together.

Trailers have their own dedicated detached spa style bathrooms. The common & pool areas are very inviting and the trailer are cozy cool.

That said...the entire property could use some sprucing up
Many items inside the trailer require re-assembly or repair, Weeds are growing everywhere, paths are rutted and landscape rocks have escaped their boundaries.

Most perplexing is the check out time 10 AM...hardly allows you to leave relaxed.


Manager response:
Hi, Steven! Thank you for letting us know about your visit. All the recent rain has made groundskeeping hard, but we have been able to address your concerns with the exterior since your stay. We hope to see you again!
Sheri W. May 2021
We only stayed 1 night but once there wished we had planned to stay longer. Even the individual shower accommodations were exceptional / resort quality .
Thomas A. May 2021
By far the common area and the private bathrooms were the highlight of our stay!! The retro RV's are a cute touch. They are small but we expected it. We didn't stay in it much any way.
Steve W. Mar 2021
This place was such a surprise! I will be back for sure. The individual restroom/shower/changing room for each camper unit was wonderful!
Rebecca M. Feb 2021
The resort was so much fun to stay at! Very quiet and peaceful. Can't wait to book my next stay!
Paige M. Dec 2020
We loved the location, atmosphere and vibe. Secured with codes, really private! However the shower/bathroom situation, cold shower in the winter time.
Manager response:
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, Paige! We are sorry to hear that the home had some items that needed some attention. We sincerely appreciate your feedback, and have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can ensure these concerns do not happen to future guests. As always, our guest services team is available to assist guests 24 hours a day should they need anything. We hope you choose to stay with us again!
Chadwick S. Dec 2020
Our trailer, Miss Estelle, was so cozy and warm even though outside was cold and very windy. We were still able to watch the amazing meteor shower remaining warm, comfy, & cozy from the bed in the trailer. SO MANY STARS!!! The bathroom our trailer matched was hotel style wonderful and warm as well. I will definitely stay here again. It was such a great way to escape the city in a safe way.
Paul T. Oct 2020
Our first trip and had perfect weather and clear skies. Can’t recommend enough. The trailers are small but comfy. The bathrooms are awesome and the views go on forever! We will be back!
Ruth C. Aug 2020
We really enjoyed our stay! It was so calm and peaceful. The views were amazing including the stars at night! It had all the necessary amenities including our suite bathroom.
Rick S. Aug 2020
Loved the setting and the trailer. Truly something awesome. However it would have been even better if management responded to issues. 1) A huge light from the main facility building was left on all night for multiple nights in a row. This diminished our ability to star gaze. Management was contacted and had done nothing 24 hours later. That was a huge bummer.

Great bones, management needs some help though.
Manager response:
Hello Rick, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize; however, we have to leave the light on for other guests who might want to use the public showering and restroom areas. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope we can host you again in the future.
Amanda H. Aug 2020
We loved everything about this spot, from the adorable campers, well-kept property, pool, luxurious bathrooms, and the view to the proximity to Fredericksburg and ease of getting around. Next time we'll bring a small folding table for the little "yard" so we can eat outside comfortably (or just a picnic blanket). Book it, you'll love it. We will definitely be back!
Christa D. Jul 2020
Beautiful surroundings. Quite and peaceful. Camper was adorable. Clean and comfortable. Bath house was awesome. One of my new favorite places to stay.
Shannon M. Jul 2020
Super cute, super clean and super fun. Very quiet and beautiful setting. The private bathrooms were huge and have all you need- outdoor shower was a neat feature. Trailers are spaced far enough apart that you don't feel intrusive or invaded. The one thing I'd love to see is a shady place to sit (maybe standing umbrella or bigger covered area in front of the trailer doors) so you can enjoy the afternoon/sunsets without getting roasted. Y'all did a great job- we have recommended to our friends and plan to be back again.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Shannon. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement, and we'll pass your suggestions to the owner for consideration. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Denise B. Jul 2020
The whole setup at Blue Skies is perfect! Enjoyed a 4-night stay with our 3-generation group - two in Miss Estella and two in Miss Abby. The bathhouse is AMAZING! We kept our clothes and toiletries in the individual bathhouses which gave us plenty of room. The outdoor showers are INCREDIBLE!
Alyssa D. May 2020
I drove by these campers in mid March and instantly booked one for my fiance's birthday this weekend. It was so cute and perfect. I've told everyone about them, and would definitely stay again. It was a clear weekend and we were able to see all of the stars at night. A very peaceful, relaxing, beautiful weekend.
Krystal A. May 2020
I cannot put into words how pleased we were with our accommodations! Easy access, very clean, and all the modern amenities with a retro feel. This is a perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle and drink a glass of wine while looking up at the stars. Perhaps one of the best stays we’ve ever experienced. Thanks for everything!
Shelby S. Mar 2020
My husband and I booked the Miss Estella trailer for this birthday weekend and we absolutely loved it! This retro resort is perfect for warm or cool weather with the pool/lounging area and the private lawn, outdoor shower, and firepits. We would definitely stay here again! Possibly this summer so we can enjoy the pool! Booking Blue Skies Retro Resort with Vacasa was quick and easy! It made arrival and departure keyless! The estimate we received from Vacasa was also less expensive than the estimate we received from Airbnb.
Adam D. Feb 2020
Katherine E. Nov 2019
This resort is something to experience! The trailers are spotless and have everything you could need. Now, let’s talk about the individual bathrooms...hello Palm Springs! Heated space, robes, spa level amenities, outdoor shower...are we in Texas?! The owners are extremely accommodating. They helped us pull off a surprise wedding. Do yourself a favor and visit this resort.