Texas Hill Country is a large upland region at the heart of the state, known for its mountain landscapes, with forests, deserts and spring-fed rivers to discover. Vacation rentals in Texas Hill Country would appeal to anyone who enjoys outdoor activities and unspoiled nature.
An excellent location for your self-catering accommodation in Texas Hill Country would be the River Region, which covers the area between Big Bend Country and San Antonio. It’s known for its green hills, with canyons cut by the various rivers that flow through the region. You could head to Bandera, known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World” to sample western life, with its dude ranches and traditional outdoor activities, like horseback riding, hunting and fishing. In the evenings you could enjoy an authentic country and western dance, while the area is also home to a number of first class golf courses.
The state capital, Austin, sits towards the northeast of the region around Texas Hill Country vacation accommodation. It’s a very cosmopolitan place, with a distinctive ambience and a wealth of cultural attractions. In March every year there’s the world-famous South by Southwest music festival, during which a number of music venues play host to more than 1,000 performers over four days. The city lies on the eastern fringe of German Hill Country, so called for the high concentration of German settlers in the mid-19th Century. It offers wonderful natural scenery and all kinds of outdoor recreation – one of the highlights is canoeing on the beautiful San Marcos River.
Also in the German Hill Country area, Fredericksburg is a lovely spot for a Texas Hill Country vacation rental – it’s a place where German customs are still observed, from Oktoberfest to Christmas markets.
South of self-catering vacation accommodation is the city of San Antonio. One key attraction here is Six Flags Texas, a theme park that would be idea if you’re visiting with teenagers or children. There’s also SeaWorld, as well as a number of cultural attraction within the city, including the famous Alamo and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
At a vacation rental in Texas Hill Country you can expect lots of warm dry weather, with temperatures tending to soar from around May to October. Winters are usually mild, although upland areas can be cooler.
Texas Hill Country vacation accommodation is perhaps best reached from the UK by flying with British Airways to Houston (IAH), before connecting to either San Antonio (SAT) or Austin (AUS) with Continental.