A stone throw south of the Austin City Limits, this cabin is situated in 2.5 wooded acres. While not in the class of a bnb, it is comfy, private and quiet. The land is inhabited by deer, raccoon, fox, owls, lizards and butterflies. There is an old stone well filled by an aquifer (legend states the well was built by Ben McCullough; the civil war hero). A large back yard is used for walks, bonfires and golfing/batting balls. Lounge in the dappled sun on the patio near a running pond surrounded with gardens. Prepare a leisurely bar-b-que. Talk late into the night by the fire pit.
This 100+ yr old cabin has been revived and furnished with love. Time seems to stop while soaking in the deep old claw tub filled with endless hot spring water . Drifting to sleep, become aware of crackling in the wood burning stove, a train whistle and the trickling pond. Breakfast choices are street tacos or pecans?
Its possible you'll be tempted to stay all day. However, the center of Austin or San Marcos, with music, swimming, fishing and kayaking are just 15-25 minutes from this retreat. (Circuit of the Americas is 18 miles through country roads.)
Included in price:
heating with wood burner &/or electric heater. Host can prep the fire. Firewood complementary AC for the summer/fall plus ceiling fan
wireless internet - fast
queen size high quality mattress
claw tub with shower
kitchen equipped with small refrigerator, toaster oven, small microwave, coffee maker with coffee and a variety of teas provided
large BBQ pit available
of course all towels, quality cotton sheets, feathered quilt, pillows, utensils, dishes, cups, coffee, teas and toiletries are ready for you
daily cleaning when requested.
up to 3 parking spaces
3 fire pits to lounge by
weekend reservations are a 2 night minimum. please call to determine if an exception can be made. 30 day rental fees are significantly reduced
I'm a semi retired pediatric social worker. I grew up around the states and in south east asia. Went to college in Conneticut, Mexico, on World Campus Afloat and finally years later, with lots of gaps for traveling, graduated at the University of Texas in Austin. After my two sons were successfully launched; one's an elite athlete and fireman and the other an aspiring physician assistant, I began renovating the property as a nature preserve and guest house. I have now successfully hosted 100 plus guests and have expanded my exposure in hopes of enjoying an ever growing variety of guests. I love hosting travelers and focus on making sure your travels are as pleasurably memorable as mine have been.
Tamara Trager purchased this cabin in 2002
As a child, I always fantasized living in an old wooden home with lots of windows in a picturesque setting; the types often seen in the Grimm's fairy tale pictures. When I was ready to buy, I only looked at one home, one not usually on the market, a home typical in the 30's in Austin but now in a large wooded area just outside the southern city limits. As I walked onto the property my heart said 'this is a grandmother's home!' and I was sold. Now I garden endlessly with the goal of attracting birds, butterflies and all the small creatures seeking a haven. After all the traveling, I've found my home and I am eager to share this haven with others.
I enjoy the fireflies and crickets, late night fires on the patio by the pond, enticing birds and humming birds to nest nearby, and, watching the fawns frolic. A moment later, I can spontaneously leave my retreat to join friends in town to enjoy Austin's great fare and Central Texas's wonderful rivers, all within minutes from my home.
My 11 year old daughter and I enjoyed a long holiday weekend at the Breathe Deeply Cabin. The property is decorated in an electric, cozy style and I enjoyed finding little new little "treasures" all weekend. My daughter loved the property so much and would venture out several times to see what new things she could discover. She found the well, turkeys and the bunny's hutch, but the highlight for her was the fireflies. For a city girl, they are magical. She spent a lot of time catching and releasing them. My daughter also loves elephants and she was thrilled to find many elephant items around the retreat and in our cabin. It was a special surprise and made us feel like the place was made for us. For the record, my daughter said she wanted to live there and didn't want to come back home. Side-note: the breakfast tacos were so delicious! highly recommend.
Tamara met me with a cold drink when I arrived at this cute cabin which set the tone for my relaxing stay. Bathtub is heavenly for a long soak and fridge was stocked with my favorite yogurt and apple cake!
We were very comfortable and could relax. Tamara was very helpful and didn't intrude on our stay. She was there when we needed her and when we didn't anticipate that we'd want to sit by the fire... Wood and starters were ready.
I'd come here again to relax or use as a base of operations for work... About 20 minutes from downtown in traffic.
Enjoyed the stay. Tamara was very easy to work with to make the arrangements and the experience very pleasant.
My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay at the Breathe Deeply cottage get away.
It was everything we hoped it would be and Tamara was a thoughtful hostess in every regard.
Such charm and character in the surroundings...the water lily in the pond even bloomed just for us.
I would recommend this unique cottage to my friends and family.
We spent most of our time with nearby relatives but enjoyed our retreat back to the cottage each day.
Marty and Mike Wallgren
It is obvious that the owners have put in oodles of time and effort to make this cottage and its surroundings a peaceful, comfortable place. We relished our time here, especially since much of the nearby Texas counties were in the throes of flooding.
The many plantings, lighting and other delights the owners have bestowed upon their visitors made our time here a lovely oasis from the crowding of I-35. The owners even have a bunny wabbit, friendly enough to welcome visitors. The owners are present much of the time, so if you need something, they are there to bring it to you.
We enjoyed breakfast tomales. For the first time, that included prickly pear cactus in my tomale, which the owners recommended. We have nothing like that in Michigan, so I tried it. YUM! I heartily recommend that ingredient.
The owners have made this a lovely place, with a claw-foot bathtub, a two-person table in a small luncheonette amid artfully placed aluminum siding, and great views across a green, grassy meadow.
That last part alone was enough for me to turn a chair towards the window and sip a glass of wine, listening to the birds.
Years ago when people spoke about Austin they typically raved about the music. That's just the beginning of what they're saying these days. Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, the US Grand Prix, the X games, and beautiful outdoor spaces with outrageous bar b que! You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum. From fishing to theater to international racing; time your visit and you'll be able to experience your passion. Then retreat to your secluded cabin nestled in 3 acres of trees, butterfly gardens and an open field where deer graze. After exploring, this cabin emphasizes leisurely relaxation around a fire near the pond. 'Breathe Deeply, you are Here'
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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This BNB is attempting to renovate the natural flora thus helping the bees and butterflies. Consider this venue to be more like luxurious, private camping. Enjoy being outside with an evening fire then roll into a comfortable claw tub bath. The cabin is over 100 yrs old and recycled materials were used to renovate. This is not a high end venue with pristine gardens.
Pets are welcome.Cleaning after pet guests requires removing all dog hair. Upon arriving, please submit 25$ for cleaning. Weekend reservations require 2 nights maximum: either Fri, Sat or Sat, Sun. Last minute reservations for weekends not full can certainly stay for 1 night,. Asking is encouraged.
SXSW guests min of 3 days Call to ask about a 2 day min.
Grand Prix, Formula 1 reserve for entire event. Back country roads to Circuit of the America's does not require getting into Austin traffic. A popular venue, after race days is less than 10 minutes from the cabin o another country road.
The train, a half mile away, toots pretty regularly these days consequently, if you sleep lightly, or want he windows open, you may be awakened. There is white noise in the cabin to mask the train whistle and the bull frogs....
Inviting guests to join you by the fire is encouraged. A pet friendly adults playground, Moontower, with music, sand volleyball/horse shoes and great local beer is 2.5 miles north
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.