We had a great relaxing time! Thank you so much for Mike and Karen's hospitality and breakfast in the morning!! We look forward to seeing you guys ...
We had a great relaxing time! Thank you so much for Mike and Karen's hospitality and breakfast in the morni...
Unique Luxury Glamping Tent Rental with Hilltop Views in Texas Hill Country, TexasPipe Creek, Texas (United States)
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Serenity and joy are what guests will find when they stay in this PleniSphere glamping tent, centrally located atop Runaway Hill in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. This beautiful glamping tent is an ideal spot to chill, as it is tucked beneath a majestic oak tree and looks out to a view that is nothing short of magical. The tent itself is super cool—circular in shape, 10 feet tall, no center pole to bump into, and tastefully decorated with everything guests need to be comfortable, cozy, and make their stay memorable. When guests add in the one-of-a-kind hilltop views from the bed or the deck chairs tucked under the trees, they have a unique glamping experience that they'll not soon forget!
Inside the tent, the focal point is the luxurious queen-size bed that faces directly into the view. In addition, there is plumbing and running water, in addition to a deep clawfoot soaking tub with a reading/beverage tray, a sink with a marble countertop and a Laveo dry-flush toilet (with privacy screen). Additional amenities include a beautiful faux fire (for ambiance &/or added heat as needed) and portable air-conditioning, and a hairdryer. Linens and towels are included, as well.
Also inside is a microwave, a mini-refrigerator, a coffee pot, dishes, and silverware. The tent is stocked with coffee, tea, and filtered pH-balanced water for guests to enjoy as well. The tent itself is environmentally friendly and is made from a three-layer, breathable canvas fabric which gives the tent perfect climate control year-round has a 10-foot ceiling, and accommodates one or two guests. (Children are not permitted.)
There is also a secondary library room with a small dining table and club chair that is available for guests to use. They should note that it is locked only when a guest opts to add in a massage or a chi-balancing session.
The hill is steep, and the hosts do their best to keep things as peaceful as possible. Guests must bring their own bug spray and extra wood if they like super long fires. (The hosts will provide the first 3 logs.) Additional options include the availability of a therapeutic massage or Chi Energy balancing session (fully clothed) for an additional $75/hour. No outside guests are allowed, and all glamping guests are asked to remove their shoes before entering the tent to keep it nice and clean!
Guests' private outside area includes two Adirondack chairs and a fire pit complete with a wood barbecue, should they want to "crank up the barbie" and enjoy dining under the stars as they watch the sun go down. Guests should consider bringing their own charcoal if they plan to grill on the half side that allows this. Food can be cooked over the wood fire, but the hosts suggest that using charcoal tends to make cooking easier.
While Wi-Fi is available, the hosts strongly encourage "disconnecting" from anything technological while here. The hosts also live on-site (which is great should guests need anything, concierge-wise), but the tent is tucked in a very private part of the property, and its only door and sitting/fire pit area face nothing but the view. Read More
- Running water
- Queen-size bed
- Private Barbecue
- Fire pit
The property sits on 9.75 beautiful acres and it offers three available rental units (this glamping tent, a tiny house, and a private guest house), which have a lot of space between them to ensure that all guests get the privacy they are looking for. The hosts live on the property, too, which means guests are well taken care of. Each unit has their own private fire pit area and is visually hidden from one another when sitting outdoors.
With this booking, guests get the glamping tent, with its awesome soaking tub and spectacular views. It also comes with the use of a secondary sitting/optional dining/library area and a cool, short hiking trail when the weather is good. (The trail is not available if rain is expected or within 24 hours after a rain, as the rocks are slippery when wet). The path is steep, and guests must have good shoes to hike it, but those who are so inclined will find it fun to take this short walk down into the valley, following the little red balls (attached to the trees), which concludes at a cool rock "amphitheater." This is not a long hike, just a fun way to explore and soak up the natural healing of trees and nature.
The relaxation/massage room has a comfortable leather reading chair, a small table and chairs, and a wellness library. On this property, there is also an exercise/creativity/art studio that glampers can access. The use of the full-body vibration machine and rowing machine in this area are free to all, too.
Wi-Fi is provided, and the hosts are on site should guests need anything special.
Guests' stay here can also include an optional artisan breakfast every morning between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (time to be specified upon arrival) using locally sourced eggs and organics when available. The hosts are happy to adapt to guests dietary needs and gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, Paleo, Kosher, Keto, and vegans are all welcome here. Sorry, no children or pets are allowed (21 or older please), due to the property being located on rocky, unlevel terrain with stone walk paths, they are not disability-friendly for those with mobile disabilities. However, other than those stipulations, all glampers are welcome.
Last but not least, guests must let the host know if they have special dietary needs when making a reservation. Breakfast is generally served outdoors al fresco, weather permitting, on the deck attached to the host's house overlooking the hills and valley. A typical breakfast includes fresh berries or other seasonal fruit, locally-sourced eggs (used in a quiche, waffles, or our signature eggs rochelle with spinach), waffles, the hosts' specialty French toast or crepes, plus bacon, sausage (vegan or chicken options), mushrooms or potatoes, as well as juice and, of course, coffee or tea.
The cost for breakfast is $20 (for one to two people and paid by cash) or $22 (if paid by credit card). It is served al fresco (i.e. out on the host's deck area that overlooks the view), and it may include other guests joining at the same table if they choose the same time to eat. Other breakfast options are to eat privately in the library room, or with advance notice, to get breakfast room service-style (brought to the room) for an extra $10.
- Laundry service
- Front desk service
- Spa additional charge
This property has many additional add-ons for guests to enjoy.
- Breakfast for Two "Al Fresco" on the deck, potentially with other guests ($20 with cash / $22 with credit card) - optionally brought to the room for an additional $10.
- Breakfast for One "Al Fresco" on the deck, potentially with other guests ($15 with cash / $16 with credit card) - optionally brought to the room for an additional $10.
- Access to the full body vibration machine, vibrational "shake" machine and yoga mats – free to guests.
- Access to rock painting - $5 fee
- A 60-minute Integrative full body Massage (with or without Tibetan sound therapy) – $70
- A 60-minute Chi Balance (fully clothed) energy rebalancing session – $70
- A 35- to 40-minute “stress-buster” head, hands and feet massage – $50.
- Personal Coaching (wellness, business, writing) - $35/session
The hosts are happy to wash and fold laundry for guests for an additional $12 per load. Read More
Location + Surroundings
This bed and breakfast is the perfect location for glampers to experience the historical towns of Bandera, Boerne, San Antonio, and Helotes/Grey Forest. All are very different from each other and fun to explore, and each can be reached within 15-25 minutes. Glampers may also take a short 45-90 minute road trip to visit the cities of Austin, San Marcos, Wimberly, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Sisterdale, Comfort, Johnson City and more. Guests who are into wineries can check out "Wine Road 290," which makes up about 30 miles from Fredericksburg to Johnson City, Texas, and offers 15 wineries and tastings rooms—perfect for glampers looking to pamper themselves.
Part of what makes stays here so special are the hilltop views, the magical sunsets, the dark star-filled skies, and the on-going breeze. Guests will feel far-far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and the critters here—deer, rabbit, geiko, birds, foxes, ladybugs, and sometimes lightening bugs—add to the relaxation and deep rest that we are known for. Read More
- Bird watching
- Wine tasting
Most people just sit and "chill," enjoy the sunshine, the breeze, the hilltop views, have a glass of wine, enjoy the birds and the clouds, breath in the fresh air, and photograph the beautiful daily sunsets. In the evening, glampers can enjoy the bright stars and perhaps make a fire in their private fire pit area. The on-site tiny house is also a perfect spot to stay tucked inside while still enjoying views of the outside. It has extra-large panoramic windows on three sides and being tucked under the trees, it feels very private. If guests want to add in a relaxation massage or a chi (energy-rebuilding) session, the host, Karen, is a licensed massage therapist with over 20 years of experience, and there is a special massage room on-site.
For exercise, or just for the fun of it, many guests opt to walk up and down the hills of the neighborhood, and on weekends, guests can even walk to the Timber Ridge Winery for a taste (or buy a bottle to bring back). Some guests bring bikes and/or tubes to enjoy the local rivers and roads.
Want to stay close and dine close? The hosts are happy to recommend the Backyard Bistro in Pipe Creek, which has both indoor and outdoor seating, terrific homemade ice cream, and wonderful daily specials. It can be found in front of the Country Accents Antiques store (these are side by side), which features really unique older items and are also known for their giant potbelly pigs who roam the property and greet the guests. They are happy to have people pet them.
Looking to be active in nature? Nearby outdoor activities include hiking at Bandera’s Hill Country State Natural Area with mountain biking, hiking, bird watching, and/or tubing the river in Bandera (in season. The hosts love to visit Lost Maples State Area to explore nature's finest (except during the busy fall when leaves change color and they are TOO busy)! They also really enjoy the Bandera historical horseback rides (in Bandera) and exploring Cave without a Name in Bandera.
Our closest town of Boerne (pronounced BUR-KNEE), is an eclectic mix of sophistication and old world German historical charm and features delicious casual and high-end restaurants, boutique stores, art galleries, and antiques. It has a lovely walking tour of their outdoor (rotating) sculptures and many great restaurants to choose from. If guests have never been, the hosts highly recommend the Boerne Wine Bar and/or their personal favorite, Dodging Duck Brewhouse (a laid-back atmosphere, good food as well as good beer, sometimes music). Cypress Grill is where they go to celebrate special events, and Bear Moon Bakery has lovely treats guests can eat there or bring back.
The other sister city is Bandera, the self-proclaimed "Cowboy Capital of the World," which has boot-scootin' live music almost daily, fun western-themed shopping (Gunslinger's is Karen's FAVORITE store), traditional Texas Fare restaurants Brick;s and OST), lots of bars, and saloons, and Love's Antiques and Collectables Mall (with the hosts' favorite Hipple Smoothie & Juice Bar behind it).
Joshua Creek Ranch in Boerne offers day trip fly fishing, skeet shooting, kayaking, and hunting trips. Cave Without a Name is a favorite, privately-owned cave that we love to send people to. When water on the Medina River is up and flowing, the hosts have tubes guests can borrow to splash in the cool water or friends who have access to a private park and will take guests on guided tubing, birding, hikes along the river. Paddleboarding is available at Boerne City Park. (Extra fees apply for most activities).
Glampers can enjoy scenic drives in the surrounding area to locations including San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels, Comfort, or Fredericksburg. This area is home to many vineyards, breweries, and a cool distillery in Comfort, Texas, if guests like that sort of thing. New Braunfels has a unique olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room (Greune Olive) for the discriminating foodie.
noon late check-out allowed additional charge
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
- You will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay if you cancel within 7 days of check-in.
The hosts are gourmet cooks who can handle most special dietary needs (if requested in advance), and artisan breakfasts are always a specialty.
No outside guests are allowed (1-2 registered guests only) to keep peaceful integrity.
All inside areas are non-smoking.
Shoes are required to come off prior to entering the tent.
Late check-out option is available on weekdays only (not available on Friday-Sunday).
Wireless internet is available outside the property. However, the signal is often not strong enough to give good access inside of the property. The WIFI does, however, work fine for guests when they have individual phones.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Hiking on the property is at the guest's own risk and is very steep and very limited. There is a short walk to a tucked in place that the host's like to call 'Amphitheatre," but beyond that hiking is strictly prohibited on the property (for guest safety) and even this trail is not recommended if it has recently rained, as the path can be very slick and ridden with tree trunks, pricker plants, and slippery leaves.
By reserving through Glamping Hub, guests waive their rights to sue and agree to hold harmless the property, its agents, and owners of any accident, fall, loss, injury, etc. that could potentially occur on this hilltop property that may could likely have a variety of bugs, insects, and/or other animals that share this space as well as any possible water runoff when it rains and tripping elements (rocks, sticks, etc.) and accept full responsibility for these random situations as well as acts of God or the natural surroundings that could potentially harm or injure a guest. If a guest is hurt, they are urged to call 911 in an emergency and/or contact the hosts. They can provide bentonite clay for bug bites or band-aids and ice for injuries if needed. Read More