A Touch of Tuscany
Enjoy a Mediterranean-inspired retreat experience less than a 30-minute drive from the downtown River Walk. Set on 100 acres at the gateway to Hill Country, the Eilan development has been designed to evoke a Tuscan village, with a collection of colorful apartment buildings, shops, cafes, retail spots and public spaces (including a dog park and kids playground) fanning out from a main piazza. At the development’s core is the Eilan Hotel & Spa, where the 165 rooms and suites feature a sophisticated, décor, plush bedding, and bathrooms lined with Carrera marble. Hotel guests have access to a host of amenities, including a virtual golf room, two tennis courts, an indoor Junior Olympic-sized lap pool, and a well-stocked 12,000-square-foot fitness center, as well as the private cabana-ringed Blu, dubbed one of the best outdoor resort pools in Texas. The relaxed-chic Sustenio Restaurant & Bar draws upon Hill Country purveyors and wood-fired techniques for its flavorful, Southwestern-accented fare, while the casual Mercato in the “village” piazza offers everything from coffee to Champagne, along with homemade gelato. In addition to a menu of nature-inspired services, fireplace-equipped treatment rooms, and indoor/outdoor relaxation lounges, the Spa features a Rasul steam suite for private scrub/steam/ massage experiences.
By Sandra Ramani, AFAR Contributor
18603 La Cantera Terrace, San Antonio, TX 78256, USA