Known as the home of country music legend Willie Nelson, lively Spicewood is a great destination spot to relax and enjoy all Texas Hill Country has to offer! This little town is open and quiet, but you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that Spicewood is bursting with outdoor adventures and some of the best eateries in the Austin area.
Staying in any of our Spicewood vacation rentals is the perfect way to truly immerse yourself in the Texas way of life!
Where is Spicewood?
The prominent rolling hills of alluring Texas Hill Country continue into Spicewood, giving way for a stunning backdrop for your adventures. Booming Austin - home to hundreds of fantastic music festivals, shopping districts, delicious dining options (like Torchy's Tacos), and awesome parks such as Zilker Park - is only 34 miles away. Take a relatively short drive into downtown to find all the fun things to do in Austin and enjoy an exciting adventure before coming home to your serene Spicewood vacation rental, nestled away from all the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Things to Do in Spicewood, TX
Exploring the beauty of Texas Hill Country is easy from Spicewood! Visit Pace Bend State Park and Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area on Lake Travis for great hikes before climbing into your boat and spending the remainder of the day waterskiing, tubing, and wakeboarding. Krause Springs is a fun place to play at the private park, swing from the rope into the swimming hole, sunbathe on the rocks, and walk around to find waterfalls and an enchanting hidden grotto.
Hamilton Pool, 30 miles away, is well-worth a trip to see the awe-inspiring natural underground river. Water sports are possible any time of year with the incredible climate and warm water of nearby Lake Travis. Lake LBJ is only 20 miles northwest, as well.
Go for a round of nine-hole golf at Willie Nelson's Cut 'N Putt golf course, go for a thrilling ride down the Cypress Valley Canopy Tours zipline, and make sure to spend some time tasting and touring at the Crystal Creek Distillery, Spicewood Vineyards, and Stone House Vineyard.
Places to Eat in Spicewood
Although your delightful Spicewood vacation rental has a full kitchen for tasty homemade meals, you won't want to miss out on the mouth-watering eateries around town! Country fans should make a point to stop by Poodie's Hilltop Roadhouse for the best burgers in Texas. This charming joint was started by Willie Nelson's longtime stage manager, Poodie Locke, and is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer, live and local music, and a great sunset view!
Angel's Ice House has tasty food and live music on an open stage and is pet and kid-friendly. For authentic Texas BBQ with a unique twist, eat at Opie's Barbecue and try the sweet and spicy ribs, spicy creamed corn, and delicious banana pudding.
Whether you're looking for a true Texas experience or just a relaxing retreat in a vibrant town, book a Spicewood vacation rental today and come see what all the fuss is about in this dynamic Texas city!
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