As you begin planning your Texas Hill Country vacation, there are a few things you may not know that will add interest to your explorations. First, if you are in the mood for a scenic drive, the stretch of road known as the Devil’s Backbone (runs between Wimberley and Blanco) is probably the best way to explore by car, and for those who like to examine the spiritual world, it is reputed to be haunted! Second, the state flower, the bluebonnet, blankets the landscape from about mid-March through mid-May, creating a breathtaking backdrop for any family pictures being taken. And finally, there are 10 state parks that reside within the boundaries of Texas Hill Country, and if you can’t see them all in one trip, it is worth planning on return visits! The last fun fact may have you wondering what it would be like to explore the parks with your family pooch along for the ride, and I Love Dripping Springs has not only anticipated the wanderings of your mind, we are providing this guide to some of our most popular Hill Country pet friendly rentals to give you an idea of how you can turn this Texas trip into a Texas trip of a lifetime, simply because your cute chihuahua is joining in the adventure!
No Sacrifices in Comfort or Style
Americans love their dogs, and more and more places around the nation are making it easier to travel with the most loyal and loving family members. Tourist attractions, restaurants, and, of course, vacation rentals are opening their doors to the four legged travelers, something we at I Love Dripping Springs have no issues whatsoever. We do, however, have issues with vacation rentals that seem to believe that a home that has not been maintained or thoroughly cleaned is perfectly fine for travelers with guests, which is why you will soon discover that you won’t be sacrificing charm, style, or cleanliness when you choose our vacation sanctuaries! Offering the exact same qualities as the homes that do not accept pets, there are additional fees and some restrictions as to the size of the pets we welcome, but all members of the family, whether they have four legs or two, are destined to feel comfortable and at home from their first minutes inside!
Texas Hill Country is known for its stunning landscape and our pet friendly havens reflect the beauty of the landscape in their interiors while providing all the comforts of home plus the modern conveniences that make travel so much fun! Walk into spaces filled with light and feel the charm of Texas hospitality make you feel comfortable and at home. Our living rooms are the hub of family, often providing fireplaces for the pups to curl up in front of during chillier days and nights, and offering furnishings that are so soft, guests may find themselves falling asleep before the end of the movie they are watching on state-of-the-art televisions. Bookshelves lined with books, movies, and board games add that homey factor that many vacation properties don’t provide and views of the landscape will ensure that your time spent with us will be peaceful and serene.
Fenced-in yards (some may offer dog runs) will give your pet a convenient and safe place to roam, perhaps while you watch through expansive windows, smiling as he frolics. Dining rooms may be the second favorite spot in the property for your faithful companion, as they know that even though you aren’t new, scraps of food often find their way into his mouth as he meanders from chair to chair looking particularly cute! Board games will be played at these tables, daydreams will be enjoyed, and conversations will be shared during this family vacation in Texas Hill Country making it about as close to perfect as any vacation can be. The kitchens of our Texas Hill Country escapes are warm and cheerful spaces, destined to be where the pooch is underfoot while you create delicious smelling (and tasting!) meals. High-end appliances take the work out of meal prep, large islands and breakfast bars invite family members to take a seat and keep the cook of the day company, and expansive floor plans leave plenty of room for water and food bowls. Some properties may offer eat-in kitchens in addition to the dining rooms, giving that family home feel and because enough can never be enough, many of our Texas Hill Country sanctuaries offer multiple living areas, making it easy for multiple families or families with kids who only want to watch cartoons, have their own space during their stay.
Family vacations can also include the leader of your own family “pack,” your mom who has supported and loved you unconditionally throughout your life, and many of our Hill Country escapes offer casitas or studio apartments in which mom can relax and retreat to at the end of very busy days hanging with the family! Game rooms furnished with gaming tables, arcade games, even video consoles (or any combination of the three) give guests the opportunity to play together anytime they want.
Take It Outside At These Hill Country Pet Friendly Rentals
The beauty of Texas Hill Country deserves to be examined closer and our outdoor areas allow guests to do just that without fear of your pets escaping. Fenced-in properties may include crystal clear pools, hot tubs, and fire pits that add to the fun of your visit and larger properties may even offer trails that are perfect for hiking with your favorite fur baby! Play fetch while seated on comfortable patio furnishings, enjoy a family barbecue in outdoor kitchens or barbecue grills and when all the fun starts to make you tired, climbing into hammocks (available in some homes!) for an afternoon nap on a breezy Texas day will be a most delicious experience! Rocking chairs line the expanse of covered porches, enticing visitors to sit out on a beautiful day sipping sweet tea and watching children and fur children frolic in the yards. Some of our properties provide electric vehicle charging stations, so feel free to do your part for the environment and rent an electric car for your Texas adventures. Our homes are located close to wineries and breweries, state parks and historical sites, and exploring these sites can be enjoyable in the quiet of electric cars!
Retreat into Tranquility
Your adventures in Texas Hill Country are destined to exciting ones, but perhaps your favorite moments will be the ones that occur in the peace and quiet of our pet friendly rentals in Hill Country. Each room we feature offers something wonderful that makes it stand out and after you shut the door to the world each night, sliding between silky linens, submerging yourself in the fragrant waters of a bath in our ensuite baths, and reading, chatting, or watching your favorite streaming shows will be the moments you cherish every night. King beds in primary suites, bunkbeds in rooms built for children, and office spaces for those who may still have to keep their hand in at work are more ways you can utilize these tranquil rooms! Reserve your favorite Texas Hill Country sanctuary today!