This hotel is closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen in late 2018.
Overlooking sprawling Lake Travis, amid rugged Texas Hill Country, Travaasa Austin is equal parts eco-resort, wellness retreat, and outdoor adventure getaway. Thirty minutes from the city center, its philosophy is more that of a rural farm than an urban-adjacent escape, but every luxury expected by discerning urbanites has been accounted for. On its 210 acres—only 34 of which have been developed—are a working organic farm with livestock, two farm-to-table restaurants, a natural spa and saltwater infinity pool, an Outward Bound–designed challenge course, and miles of hiking trails, among other things. With a rotating schedule of every class and activity imaginable, it’s like summer camp for adults—if summer camp included vegan options, Barre classes, and stylish private rooms with balconies.