Explore what the hill country has to offer....

We are located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Jackson City.  The retreat is an easy drive to Dripping Springs, Blanco and all of the area's main attractions.

You'll love our CONVENIENT LOCATION!  Want to know what is going on locally? Click the following to find  LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS.

LOCAL EVENT CALENDARS:   Johnson City  | Dripping Springs  | Blanco  |  Fredericksburg  |  Wimberley |  Luckenbach  |  Marble Falls | Austin  | San Antonio  |    Hill Country Sun 


BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES & WINERIES NEARBY:   Local Wineries  |   Brewpubs & Breweries.  Hillside Acres Retreat is in Blanco County and closest to Hays County, but Burnet and Travis are easy afternoon trips.


LOCAL OLIVE PRODUCER : Texas Hill Country Olive Co..  If you enjoy quality olive oil or balsamic vinegar.  We recommend the local peach or local blackberry balsamic and of course the olive oil. 


STATE PARKS : LBJ Homestead & Park  ( about 10 & 25 min. ) |  Pedernales Falls  |  Blanco State Park   |  Interactive Park Map 


TRADE & MARKET DAYS : Nearby market day information  


WEDDING VENUE: The best wedding venue in Texas, Mae's Ridge is located right across the street!   Are you planning an event at Hillside Acres for a group?  Why not rent a photo booth and hold onto those memories... Every Moment Counts Photo Booth

Nearby Activities (all from 10-30 minutes away)

Each cabin has a guest book with local information on restaurants, wineries, nearby family activities, and enough activities to keep you busy in the Hill Country for a long time!


  • Hamilton Pool and Blue Hole – Spring fed pool/grottos  – where Texans come from all over the state to swim
  • Wimberley – Arts and antique area, shopping, wineries.
  • Fredericksburg – Arts and antique area, German themed, shopping, wineries, 10 million visitors per year
  • LBJ boyhood home and state park
  • Pedernales and Blanco State parks, great swimming and boating.  Pedernales 5 minutes, Blanco 15 minutes away.  
  • Local Wineries and Microbreweries – over 30 wineries to visit and do tasting tours. Texas Hill Country is one of the fastest growth wine regions in the country. Grape Stomps, Oktoberfests, and all year activities. Also Pecan Street Brewery and Blanco Brewery within 15 minutes also check out Twisted X brewery on the way to Salt Lick.
  • Lake Travis and Lake LBJ – some of the best boating and fishing waters in the state
  • Dance Halls - Mercer Dance Hall in Dripping Springs, and Albert Texas Dance Halls nearby– Try your Cotton Eyed Joe or Texas Two Step at these two local facilities
  • The world famous Salt Lick BBQ, a can't miss experience- 20-25 minutes away 
  • Texas Caverns, experience Texas underground on a hot day, 35 minutes away above Marble Falls. 
  • Exotic Zoo- In Johnson city, see a variety of unusual animals. Great for children.

Have fun finding your own activities as there are many more family and adult activities, too numerous to mention!