Living in a state as big as Texas means you don't have to travel far to find yourself in the lap of luxury. We've collected 5 Lone Star Luxury Destinations - just perfect for a mid-summer weekend getaway.
Conde Nast Traveler named the Lake Austin Spa Resort the #1 on it's list of North American Destination Spas. At the resort, you'll find world-class cuisine, spa treatments, and programs in a beautiful lakeside setting. Indulge in over 100 different spa treatments, enjoy pilates, yoga, and other fitness programs and facilities, two pools, and a private outdoor garden.
Cibolo Creek Ranch
South of Marfa, in the Chinati Mountains near Big Bend, guests can enjoy outdoor activities like swimming, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Take in a little history, as the site is home to three historical forts, dating back to the 1850s. Their website states, "Adobe walls, cottonwood beams, period antiques and more cause guests to feel as if they are stepping back in time, with the subtle addition of modern amenities." The resort offers a private setting, luxury amenities, and an on-site spa.
Fredericksburg Herb Farm
The city of Fredericksburg has so much to offer visitors. The Fredericksburg Herb Farm is no exception. The farm holds 14 luxurious cottages, stocked with aromatherapy products prepared on the farm. Personalized spa treatments use oils and herbs blended on-site. Their website boasts: "Eating in a garden environment, with fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, is unique these days. This fine restaurant is setting standards found only in a few of the larger cities. The historic rock house, built in the late 1890s provides the core of the restaurant."
Horseshoe Bay Resort
Situated along the shores of Lake LBJ, visitors come to the Horseshoe Bay Resort to enjoy their three championship golf courses, four swimming pools, a full-service spa, fitness facilities and even a private airport. You can rent watercrafts and boats at the resort marina, and enjoy your evenings in a luxury guest suite, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, wet bars, and separate living areas.
The Vineyard at Florence
Just north of Austin, guests can enjoy Italian living without ever leaving Texas. Enjoy breathtaking views of the vineyard while sipping on the vineyard wine, in what the Vineyard calls "sheer Tuscan luxury". If you fall in love with the resort, you can choose to stay and build on one of their lots, as they're the first residential wineries in Texas.