As part of the "Historic Triangle" of Texas, Bastrop is the perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventures and charming boutiques perfect for antiquing. Whether you're planning an epic whitewater rafting trip down the Colorado River, looking for the perfect antique to finish the room, or simply unwind in the embrace of the warm Texas charm, Bastrop offers an experience that envelopes a seemingly endless array of fun.
Get a group together to stay in one of our Bastrop vacation rentals, and dive into the wide array of outdoor fun, take your special someone out to a meal they won't forget, or come as a solo traveler to immerse yourself in a trip that will fill you with inspiration for your next artistic expression. No matter how you get here, once you do, you might not want to leave!
Nestled in the center of Bastrop County beside the Colorado River, you'll be just over 30 miles east of the heart of Austin and a little over 100 miles from the world-renowned wine region of Fredericksburg. With easy access to day trips that showcase the varied landscape of Texas and local attractions that will keep you exploring the city, our vacation rentals in Bastrop are a great spot for families to set up shop for a vacation everyone will love.
Take a quick exit off of Highway 71 and park the car downtown to do a bit of shopping and grab a bite to eat. Wander through the unique antique shops that offer one-of-a-kind finds that highlight the passion for crafted items. Get an old-fashion shave from John's Barber Shop before heading over to Maxine's on Main for a mouthwatering chicken fried steak and a chilled mason jar filled with house-made sweet tea.
Rent a kayak and head out onto the El Camino Real Paddling Trail to navigate the gently flowing waters of the Colorado River. Book a spot on a tour to enjoy the expertise of a guide who can take you through the water with care while you take a few pictures to remember your trip by. Wander through the Colorado River Refuge to learn about this protected natural site.
Swing the day away as you navigate the crafted greens, the tough roughs, and the all-too-inviting hazards as you play one of the area's lushly landscaped golf courses. If you want to try something different, get a team together to play the Smithfield Disc Golf Course and see if you can get a hole-in-one.
Push your flavor profile with the Jalapeno-Cream-Cheeseburger from the Roadhouse downtown, and then work it off with a walk through Bastrop State Park. Learn about the famous “Lost Pines” and how this group of Loblolly Pine trees became separated from East Texas during the ice age and are now permanent residents of Bastrop.
Get up early and take a day to explore the decadent wines the picturesque area around Fredericksburg offers. Take a trip through the rolling hills and grab a seat on the patio at Grap Creek Vineyards to take in the Italian villa-inspired setting while you sip a refreshing glass of crisp Pinot Grigio as the day slips away.
Take a day to tour the metropolitan hub and state capitol of Austin. Tour the towering Capitol Building then take the whole crew over to the Story of Texas Cafe in the Bullock Museum, where you can grab a Texas-inspired meal and learn about the history of the larger-than-life state. Take a walk through the Ladybird Lake-Lamar Beach Metro Park, and if the Longhorns are playing, be sure to catch a football game at the Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium.
Surround yourself with possibilities for, fun, relaxation, and memory-making moments when you plan your next trip to this charming city. Let Bastrop paint the backdrop for your next Texas getaway!