Doesn't matter who you talk to in the State of Texas-a 5 hour drive is seen as a short distance to travel. Whether it's to a concert, a sports event, or just to see a part of the state you haven't been to yet or you love to go to. The standard destination road trip here is 5 hours regardless of the reason. Here we are about to embark on summer vacation season for 2022 with freedoms we haven't seen in at least a year and a half with no restrictions on anything anymore pandemic-related.

Time to get out and enjoy! And what better way than with a trip that is far from the typical. There's a place 5 hours from here that's just outside Austin in Wimberly, Texas called Collective Hill Country. It's a retreat overlooking the Montesino Ranch. If camping is your thing, this is all the fun of camping without 'roughing' it, so to speak. "Glamping" is probably a more accurate word. There are wineries, galleries, and music venues nearby-not to mention the amazing food. But rather than tell you all about it, why don't we just show you?


Cozy accommodations with all the amenities you need to feel like you're in the comforts of a hotel, but open and outdoors enough for just the right mix of that camping feel.


Beautiful decor and an open access path to the balcony overlooking an amazing setting on Montesino Ranch.


Plush all around you with a touch of camping to keep you warm.


A stylish bathroom with shower saves you from "roughing it" at bath time.


Amazing eats in a camp site setting, but with a set-up like you were at a hotel.


Extensive menu with wines to go with any entree.


And then there's the view while you eat.....


At night it's the perfect spot to unplug and get into camping mode with your sweetie and enjoy!


Peaceful and quiet surroundings in nature-with creature comforts steps away.


Oh, and there's horseback riding too!


You can find out all about this amazing place by clicking HERE. Have fun!

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