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Retreat to Your Texas Hill Country Vacation Home

The Texas Hill Country is well-known for its wide open spaces and expansive, rolling hills as well as for its gorgeous wildflowers, wineries and more. This is a destination that can help you to truly forget about the cares of your daily life, and there are several lovely vacation homes throughout the Hill Country area that you can rent that can make your experience far more enjoyable. These are beautiful homes and cottages that may have incredible views, homelike décor, kitchen amenities and other creature comforts that will make you feel right at home throughout your stay.

Wineries

The soil conditions and weather conditions in the area around your Texas Hill Country vacation home are ideal for wine-making, and because of this, there are 46 wineries in the local area. The famous Texas Wine Trail is a self-guided tour that you can take at your own pace, or you can sign up to go to different wineries throughout the area with a guided tour. Some of the wineries include Alamosa Wine Cellars, Armadillo's Leap Winery, Becker Vineyards, Bell Springs Winery, Bending Branch Wintery and others.

Shopping

The Texas Hill Country is comprised of many small towns that each have their own shopping experiences for you to enjoy. From your vacation home in the Hill Country you will be close to Fredericksburg and its many lovely shops on its Main Street. Kerrville is home to the Sunrise Antique Mall, and Ingram is located just a short drive from Kerrville and has both shops and art galleries. These are only a few of the many unique places to shop while in the Hill Country.

Attractions

If you are looking for some truly unique experiences to enjoy, the Texas Hill Country is the place to go. Enchanted Rock State Park provides you with excellent hiking experiences up a 425-foot granite dome. The Austin Steam Train gives you the opportunity to kick back and watch the Hill Country roll by while you travel in a truly nostalgic way. You can also tour the Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center, the Old Tunnel State Park, the Pioneer Museum Complex and the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site.

Weather

If you are expecting great weather for your trip to the Texas Hill Country, you will rarely be disappointed. The area is known for having truly gorgeous spring and fall months as well as lovely, mild winters. The summers can be warm, and many who visit the area during the summer will look for fun ways to cool off during the afternoons while sightseeing during the mornings. The average high in the winter is in the 60s, and in the summer, it is in the 90s or 100s. The average low in the winter is in the 40s, and in the summer, it is in the 60s or 70s. The wettest months of the year are in the winter and spring while the driest months of the year are in the summer.

How to Get There

Reaching the Texas Hill Country is easy to do, and this is because the area is sprawling across hundreds of square miles to the west of both Austin and San Antonio. This means that you can drive your car to these major metropolitan areas along Interstate 35, and you can take any major side roads west to venture into different areas of the Hill Country. You could also fly into the Austin International Airport or the San Antonio International Airport and rent a car once you arrive. Many people find that they prefer to have their own transportation while in the area so that they can explore the area at their leisure.