Imagine this: A verdant field filled with pastel canvas tents on a spring morning. Wading through a heated, salt-water pool surrounded by gorgeous Texas wildflowers. Enjoying yourself in a secluded but open-air bath amidst the beauty of Central Texas. At Rancho Pillow, an artistic retreat in Round Top, Texas brightly colored paint adorns rustic decor to create a one-of-a-kind environment where you can relax and be inspired.
The property is composed of several buildings that make up a truly unique hotel. You can rent rooms just for your family, or you can rent out the property for an event. The decor is eclectic and hip as well as aesthetically pleasing. It’s an ideal place to stay especially if you’re planning to visit the Round Top Antiques Fair. Here are a few of the accommodations and amenities:
The main gathering area of Rancho Pillow is called “The Barn” for good reason. It was originally a Dutch barn that was built in upstate New York in the 18th century. It was disassembled and moved to Round Top to create the combination mess hall and rooming house. There is a fully functional kitchen on the first floor, as well as three rooms with queen beds upstairs.
The Tower House
The Tower House was built out of reclaimed materials and creates a truly different stay experience. It’s located nearby the saltwater wading pool, and offers two queen beds, one bathroom and a kitchenette.
The Tipi and Camp Moonlight
Camp Moonlight is a collection of safari-style tents that are available for the more adventurous guests. You can leave your bedroll at home though, because each tent has a bed as well as a table and chairs. For those who are more into “glamping,” there’s the air-conditioned tipi, featuring a king-sized bed. The tents are very close to the communal bathhouse.
The bathhouse has outdoor showers with a Texan flare. The tall wooden fencing guarantees your privacy, but the showers are open to the big Texas sky and surrounded by gorgeous live oaks.
The Tree House
The Tree House is a beautiful playground. Among the artfully painted climbing structure, there are swings, a play house and a picnic table. Kids can run and play while parents can sit under the gorgeous trees.