"One of the Top 5 Holiday escapes near Houston, according to CBS Houston!"
"If you are looking for a perfect Hillside Country Retreat, this is the place to be. Just 30 minutes from the Austin airport, this haven is close to wineries including those located in the Texas Hill Country and Bell Springs. On site it allows guests to fish in its private ponds, go swimming and hiking and even cozy up by the fire pit for some marshmallows and hot dogs- to make the holiday as traditional or out of the box as you and yours desire this year." (http://houston.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-holiday-escapes-near-houston/

(Scroll to bottom of page for photos of our Hill Country Cabin Retreat- Hillside Acres Retreat)

Welcome to Hillside Acres Retreat

Hillside Acres Retreat- Six individual Amish-built cabins nestled around a grove of shady Live Oaks: recognized for cleanliness, comfort,and attention to detail as well as a peaceful natural environment  around the grounds. Each cabin suite is two-bedroom with central air, a full kitchen, living and dining area, private bath and front porch. Also on-site and in close proximity to the cabins is our new addition- The Pond View House, a two-story, one bedroom home which has a great view of our fishing pond. Our retreat can accommodate groups from 1-32 guests in luxurious beds with high thread count Egyptian cotton linens and quilts.  Our rainwater collection goes through a 5-point filtration process before it reaches the cabins. The purity of our water is hard to match- much better than bottled!

Our on-site amenities include 2 full-size bocce ball courts, disc golf, swimming pool, on-site fishing pond, horseshoes, fire pit under open skies, central grilling area, enjoying nature, seasonal water hole- Flat Creek, just relaxing on the front porch, and late night star-gazing.  We are conveniently located near the second largest and fastest growing wine region in the country.  The area boasts of numerous hill country vineyards, wedding venues, microbreweries, distilleries, many family-friendly activities including Pedernales Falls State Park down the road and Blanco State Park nearby... and quaint Texas towns for shopping, antiquing and exploring. Outstanding and clean lodging in a relaxed, unhurried environment.  This is the perfect starting point for your Hill Country Adventure.  We are also just over 30 miles from downtown Austin.  Come out and see us!

We are the perfect environment for family reunions, wedding groups, small business retreats, friends to gather... just enough privacy with your own cabin, but lots of gathering places.  It's the best scenario for your group.  Check out our group rate package- Group Rates

We get asked a lot... Yes, we are child-friendly.  
We aim to be an allergy-friendly environment, so no pets allowed.

"In the middle of nowhere, and in the middle of everything." J. Bush, a recent guest

More about the accommodations

  • Beautiful hickory floors in Amish-built cabins.
  • Each cabin has adjustable central air-conditioning and heat.
  • Each cabin includes a fully furnished kitchen, with refrigerator/freezer, stove, oven, coffee maker, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, all utensils, dishes and pots and pans. (coffee filters, coffee, tea, sugar, non-dairy creamer, and basic spices also provided) (Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and extra toothbrushes... paper towels and bath towels, washcloths and hand towels). Iron and ironing board are in the hallway closet outside of the master bedroom.
  • We have free internet service to all cabins, local television channels, and a DVD player.  Internet signal varies, because we are out in the "country."
  • ALL WATER  in the cabins is FILTERED- We have a rainwater collection sytem.  It has a process which filters in five steps: Ozonation, UV, and 3 different filter sizes before it reaches the cabins. Better than bottled water!
  • Ceiling fans throughout cabins.
  • Don't just take our word for it.  Click Here for previous guest's reviews.
  • The Upper Pavilion (accommodates up to 50) available for a rental fee, available only to registered guests.  This indoor pavilion is a great gathering area for a family meeting, group get-together or other large group function.  This includes tables and chairs, microwave, Keurig coffee maker with coffee included and tea, cooler boxes, a refrigerator, games, cards, a comfortable leather seating area and large screen TV with DVD player.  There is a small selection of DVD's as well.
  • Click for information on Our Amenities or Area Attractions or Calendars
  • For large groups renting the entire facility, we also have "The Pond View House" available to rent.  It is a 2-story house that is tastefully decorated, with a fridge, coffee pot, and microwave only; not a full kitchen. It does, however, have a separate bedroom and bathroom, full family room with pull out couch, dining area and wonderful porch with comfortable outdoor seating area overlooking our fishing pond.  Call to inquire.  830-868-7515

The luxury of a hotel...

Hillside Acres Retreat
4032 Ranch Road 3232 Johnson City, TX 78636
(10 miles west of Dripping Springs)
For more information, call us today at (830)868-7515

...with the comforts of home