If you're looking to get away but aren't quite in the mood to rough it, Green Acres is the place to be. This boutique "glamping" retreat in Elgin, Texas offers a peaceful getaway with a vintage Spartan airstream, a cabin, a barn, an outdoor kitchen, a modern bathhouse, walking trails, and adorable farm animals. But the crown jewel is the gorgeous yurt.
The Green Acres yurt includes a queen bed and use of the bathhouse and vintage barn, which includes an outdoor kitchen. This boutique retreat is definitely an ideal quiet spot to spend the weekend, with beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country.
Located 25 miles east of Austin, Green Acres is the perfect retreat from city life. The spacious yurt, which accommodates two, even includes a small desk for reading, writing, or just reflecting on your day.
The outdoor kitchen allows you to prepare fresh meals while mingling with other Green Acres guests.
The rustic barn and corral fire pit is the perfect hangout for an evening under the big Texas sky. The property also includes picnic tables, a ping pong table, horseshoes, and hammocks. The vacation rental even provides firewood for the fire pit...talk about ideal! Enjoy some family games under the stars or make some s'mores over the fire.
Perhaps the best part? True to its down-home name, Green Acres lodging is surrounded by mini donkeys and alpacas. Can you imagine a cuter neighbor? We can't.
If one yurt just isn't enough, never fear. There's a second yurt on the Green Acres property that accommodates three. In addition, check out the Spartan Mansion, a 1959 vintage Spartan trailer, and The Lodge, a two-bedroom "eco-cabin" built from reclaimed materials from a Kentucky barn in 2016. All lodging in Green Acres includes air conditioning.
Though you're truly away from it all, you're never far away from delicious food in Texas. Elgin is located in the heart of the Texas BBQ Trail. If you want to skip the burgers and hotdogs for one night, take a drive over to Southside Market for some of the best barbecue in the Lone Star State.
This article was originally published in June of 2017.