Dripping Springs Guidebook for Hill Country Retreat

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Dripping Springs Guidebook for Hill Country Retreat

Food scene

Dripping Springs is home to many unique eats including everything from crepes, barbeque, tacos, wood-fired pizza, and more!
"The concept for The League is simple: provide a sophisticated yet homey place where guests can indulge their senses." They offer American comfort food that's elevated without being pretentious. In addition to their full menu of appetizers and main dishes, the chef also curates two specials each week using seasonal ingredients. 8-minutes away - 3.1 miles away 166 Hargraves Dr b300, Austin, TX 78737
29 recommandé par les habitants
The League Kitchen
166 Hargraves Dr
29 recommandé par les habitants
"The concept for The League is simple: provide a sophisticated yet homey place where guests can indulge their senses." They offer American comfort food that's elevated without being pretentious. In addition to their full menu of appetizers and main dishes, the chef also curates two specials each week using seasonal ingredients. 8-minutes away - 3.1 miles away 166 Hargraves Dr b300, Austin, TX 78737
Rolling in Thyme and Dough is a bakery, plant nursery, and coffee shop which was started in 2005 by a professionally trained European baker. They offer breakfast (croissants, eggs, oatmeal, and yogurt), an extensive lunch menu, as well as an assortment of fresh baked goods. 12-minute drive - 7.1 miles away 333 US-290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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Rolling In Thyme & Dough
333 E Hwy 290
127 recommandé par les habitants
Rolling in Thyme and Dough is a bakery, plant nursery, and coffee shop which was started in 2005 by a professionally trained European baker. They offer breakfast (croissants, eggs, oatmeal, and yogurt), an extensive lunch menu, as well as an assortment of fresh baked goods. 12-minute drive - 7.1 miles away 333 US-290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Crêpe Crazy is a unique eatery that is bringing French street food to Dripping Springs. They offer both sweet and savory crêpes, along with other lunch favorites including paninis, salads and seasonal soups. The owners and staff are deaf, but you can still easily communicate with them by pointing to their menu. Also, keep in mind that they do not accept cash. 14-minute drive - 8 miles away 660 W 290 Hwy B, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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Crêpe Crazy
52 recommandé par les habitants
Crêpe Crazy is a unique eatery that is bringing French street food to Dripping Springs. They offer both sweet and savory crêpes, along with other lunch favorites including paninis, salads and seasonal soups. The owners and staff are deaf, but you can still easily communicate with them by pointing to their menu. Also, keep in mind that they do not accept cash. 14-minute drive - 8 miles away 660 W 290 Hwy B, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Conveniently located in the H-E-B Shopping Center, this is not your average pizza place. They offer everything from specialty pizzas, pasta, fish and chips, burgers, as well as southern smothered mac and cheese. Everyone can find something that they'll enjoy at this local favorite. 13-minute drive - 7.2 miles away 598 US-290 #250, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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Hill Country Ranch Pizzeria
598 US-290
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Conveniently located in the H-E-B Shopping Center, this is not your average pizza place. They offer everything from specialty pizzas, pasta, fish and chips, burgers, as well as southern smothered mac and cheese. Everyone can find something that they'll enjoy at this local favorite. 13-minute drive - 7.2 miles away 598 US-290 #250, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Torchy's is an Austin favorite that has made its way over to Dripping Springs. They have several different tasty tacos to choose from for both breakfast and dinner, plus their green chile queso is to die for! It even has some guacamole in it, what's not to love about that? Unfortunately, this location is known to have a bit of a wait so I recommend ordering online through their website if you're in a hurry. 9-minute drive - 3.3 miles away 166 Hargraves Dr. Suite J-100, Austin, TX 78737
1082 recommandé par les habitants
Torchy's Tacos
2809 S 1st St
1082 recommandé par les habitants
Torchy's is an Austin favorite that has made its way over to Dripping Springs. They have several different tasty tacos to choose from for both breakfast and dinner, plus their green chile queso is to die for! It even has some guacamole in it, what's not to love about that? Unfortunately, this location is known to have a bit of a wait so I recommend ordering online through their website if you're in a hurry. 9-minute drive - 3.3 miles away 166 Hargraves Dr. Suite J-100, Austin, TX 78737
If you're looking for a quick inexpensive bite in the morning, Drippin' Donuts has you covered! They have a variety of different doughnuts, kolaches, fritters and croissant sandwiches to choose from. They are located right off of 290 and have a drive-thru which makes stopping by a breeze. 14-minute drive - 7.9 miles away 651 W Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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Drippin Donuts
651 US-290
12 recommandé par les habitants
If you're looking for a quick inexpensive bite in the morning, Drippin' Donuts has you covered! They have a variety of different doughnuts, kolaches, fritters and croissant sandwiches to choose from. They are located right off of 290 and have a drive-thru which makes stopping by a breeze. 14-minute drive - 7.9 miles away 651 W Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Great-tasting burgers and milkshakes. They also have breakfast and lunch options including pancakes and breakfast tacos. They even have an outdoor patio and playscape for kids to enjoy while you're there. 9-minute drive - 3.1 miles away 166 Hargraves Dr. F-100, Austin, TX 78737
29 recommandé par les habitants
Hat Creek Burger Company
3700 E Palm Valley Blvd
29 recommandé par les habitants
Great-tasting burgers and milkshakes. They also have breakfast and lunch options including pancakes and breakfast tacos. They even have an outdoor patio and playscape for kids to enjoy while you're there. 9-minute drive - 3.1 miles away 166 Hargraves Dr. F-100, Austin, TX 78737
This locally-famous BBQ joint offers an experience that you can only get in the Texas Hill Country. It's a bit rustic with screened-in porch seating and large, family-style picnic tables adjacent to the bustling pits of barbequed meats. I recommend making reservations through their website, especially on the weekends since it gets very busy. It's also BYOB, so don't forget the brews! 13-minutes away – 7 miles away 18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
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Salt Lick BBQ
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826
482 recommandé par les habitants
This locally-famous BBQ joint offers an experience that you can only get in the Texas Hill Country. It's a bit rustic with screened-in porch seating and large, family-style picnic tables adjacent to the bustling pits of barbequed meats. I recommend making reservations through their website, especially on the weekends since it gets very busy. It's also BYOB, so don't forget the brews! 13-minutes away – 7 miles away 18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619
A local Austin sub shop serving fast, fresh and healthy sandwiches and soups. They also have gluten-free options. 13-minute drive - 7.2 miles 598 US-290 #230, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
124 recommandé par les habitants
ThunderCloud Subs
2308 Lake Austin Blvd
124 recommandé par les habitants
A local Austin sub shop serving fast, fresh and healthy sandwiches and soups. They also have gluten-free options. 13-minute drive - 7.2 miles 598 US-290 #230, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
A recent addition to Dripping Springs, serving up authentic Thai food with fresh ingredients. 8-minute drive - 3.3 miles 166 Hargraves Dr b200, Austin, TX 78737
9 recommandé par les habitants
Spoon + Fork Kitchen
166 Hargraves Drive
9 recommandé par les habitants
A recent addition to Dripping Springs, serving up authentic Thai food with fresh ingredients. 8-minute drive - 3.3 miles 166 Hargraves Dr b200, Austin, TX 78737

Outdoor Adventures

Pedernales Falls State Park is known for its beautiful blue pools and waterfalls cascading over natural limestone. This nearby State Park is located on over 5,000 acres and is one of the largest State Parks in Texas. While the river is the main attraction, the 40 miles of hiking trails are the hidden gem of the park. 36-minute drive - 25.9 miles away 2585 Park Rd 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636
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Pedernales Falls State Park
2585 Park Rd 6026
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Pedernales Falls State Park is known for its beautiful blue pools and waterfalls cascading over natural limestone. This nearby State Park is located on over 5,000 acres and is one of the largest State Parks in Texas. While the river is the main attraction, the 40 miles of hiking trails are the hidden gem of the park. 36-minute drive - 25.9 miles away 2585 Park Rd 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636
Hamilton's Pool Nature Preserve is a true natural wonder of the Texas Hill Country. What makes this place special is the 50-foot waterfall that flows from concave limestone cliffs into the pool below. Reservations are required and usually book up fast so it is best to plan ahead. Keep in mind that the hiking trail to the pool is a quarter-mile and is steep and rugged with uneven steps and takes about 30 minutes to get there. Hamilton Pool also does not allow pets, fires, fishing, camping or biking in the park. 32-minute drive - 17.6 miles away 24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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Hamilton Pool
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd
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Hamilton's Pool Nature Preserve is a true natural wonder of the Texas Hill Country. What makes this place special is the 50-foot waterfall that flows from concave limestone cliffs into the pool below. Reservations are required and usually book up fast so it is best to plan ahead. Keep in mind that the hiking trail to the pool is a quarter-mile and is steep and rugged with uneven steps and takes about 30 minutes to get there. Hamilton Pool also does not allow pets, fires, fishing, camping or biking in the park. 32-minute drive - 17.6 miles away 24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Right down the road from Hamilton's Pool is Reimers Ranch Park. This beautiful park is known for being a great spot for rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking. Reimers Ranch has almost 3 miles of Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons and panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country. Plus, Reimers Ranch is usually less crowded than Hamilton's Pool so if you're looking to avoid the crowds this is a great alternative. Join them on Saturday mornings for a guided tour of this 2,427-acre park, or visit on the first Saturday of the month for monthly bird walks during October through April. 28-minute drive - 16.5 miles away 23610 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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Milton Reimers Ranch Park
23610 Hamilton Pool Rd
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Right down the road from Hamilton's Pool is Reimers Ranch Park. This beautiful park is known for being a great spot for rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, and hiking. Reimers Ranch has almost 3 miles of Pedernales River frontage, deep canyons and panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country. Plus, Reimers Ranch is usually less crowded than Hamilton's Pool so if you're looking to avoid the crowds this is a great alternative. Join them on Saturday mornings for a guided tour of this 2,427-acre park, or visit on the first Saturday of the month for monthly bird walks during October through April. 28-minute drive - 16.5 miles away 23610 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Marvel at such creatures as a North American black bear, Bengal tiger, Galapagos tortoise, and all the other mammals, reptiles, birds, and domesticated animals. 17-minute drive - 8.6 miles away 10808 Rawhide Trail • Austin, TX 78736 • (512) 288-1490
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Austin Zoo
10808 Rawhide Trail
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Marvel at such creatures as a North American black bear, Bengal tiger, Galapagos tortoise, and all the other mammals, reptiles, birds, and domesticated animals. 17-minute drive - 8.6 miles away 10808 Rawhide Trail • Austin, TX 78736 • (512) 288-1490
Take an expert-guided tour that takes you from an arid savanna through a limestone crevice into a sheltered canyon of lush plant life. At Westcave preserve, you not only witness a place of extraordinary beauty, but you are also observing a living laboratory. You can walk through hundreds of thousands of years of geologic formations as you hike to the bottom of the canyon. At the head of the canyon, you'll find a lush grotto with a stunning 40-foot waterfall replenishing the emerald pool below. You can visit their website to make reservations up to 4 weeks in advance. Guided Tour Rates Adult (ages 18+) - $15 Child (ages 4-17) - $7 31-minute drive - 18.1 miles away 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663
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Centre de découverte en plein air de Westcave
24814 Hamilton Pool Rd
51 recommandé par les habitants
Take an expert-guided tour that takes you from an arid savanna through a limestone crevice into a sheltered canyon of lush plant life. At Westcave preserve, you not only witness a place of extraordinary beauty, but you are also observing a living laboratory. You can walk through hundreds of thousands of years of geologic formations as you hike to the bottom of the canyon. At the head of the canyon, you'll find a lush grotto with a stunning 40-foot waterfall replenishing the emerald pool below. You can visit their website to make reservations up to 4 weeks in advance. Guided Tour Rates Adult (ages 18+) - $15 Child (ages 4-17) - $7 31-minute drive - 18.1 miles away 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663

Sipping in Dripping

Dripping Springs may be known as the Gateway to the Hill Country, but it's also the Gateway to Texas Wine Country. You'll find many wineries, distilleries, and breweries throughout Dripping and beyond.
Deep Eddy Vodka was inspired by the oldest swimming pool in Austin, TX. Stop by the Tasting Room right here in Dripping Springs to try their award-winning vodkas! Specialty Cocktails and Tasting Flights are available to enjoy on their outdoor patio. 10-minute drive - 5.3 miles away 2250 E Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
151 recommandé par les habitants
Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room
2250 US-290
151 recommandé par les habitants
Deep Eddy Vodka was inspired by the oldest swimming pool in Austin, TX. Stop by the Tasting Room right here in Dripping Springs to try their award-winning vodkas! Specialty Cocktails and Tasting Flights are available to enjoy on their outdoor patio. 10-minute drive - 5.3 miles away 2250 E Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
The Twisted X Brewing Company offers up an array of fine small-batch craft beers. Their tasting room offer flights of superior craft lagers, pilsners, IPAs, as well as many others. 14-minute drive - 8.6 miles away 23455 Ranch to Market Rd 150, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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Twisted X Brewing Company
23455 FM150 W
107 recommandé par les habitants
The Twisted X Brewing Company offers up an array of fine small-batch craft beers. Their tasting room offer flights of superior craft lagers, pilsners, IPAs, as well as many others. 14-minute drive - 8.6 miles away 23455 Ranch to Market Rd 150, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Desert Door Distillery offers a unique tasting experience of Texas Sotol made from the Evergreen Sotol plant, found mostly in West Texas and was first fermented by Native Americans over 7 thousand years ago. Craft cocktails, gourmet snacks, and curated goods are also available in their desert-modern tasting room, featuring a cozy fireplace, comfy couches, and a rotating display of art by regional artists. All are welcome - including children and dogs. "Discover the magic behind the Desert Door." 11-minute drive - 5.8 miles away 211 Darden Hill Rd, Driftwood, TX 78619
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Desert Door Distillery
211 Darden Hill Rd
65 recommandé par les habitants
Desert Door Distillery offers a unique tasting experience of Texas Sotol made from the Evergreen Sotol plant, found mostly in West Texas and was first fermented by Native Americans over 7 thousand years ago. Craft cocktails, gourmet snacks, and curated goods are also available in their desert-modern tasting room, featuring a cozy fireplace, comfy couches, and a rotating display of art by regional artists. All are welcome - including children and dogs. "Discover the magic behind the Desert Door." 11-minute drive - 5.8 miles away 211 Darden Hill Rd, Driftwood, TX 78619
Dripping Springs Distilling, home of award-winning Dripping Springs Vodka and Gin micro-distills in small batches in 50-gallon copper pot stills. Take a tour of San Luis Spirits, an artisan Dripping Springs distillery that makes Dripping Springs Vodka, Dripping Springs Orange Vodka, and Dripping Springs Gin. Tours cost $16.00 each and include a distillery tour, tasting, and souvenir shot glass. 17-minute drive - 9.6 miles away 5330 Bell Springs Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
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Dripping Springs Distilling
5330 Bell Springs Rd
36 recommandé par les habitants
Dripping Springs Distilling, home of award-winning Dripping Springs Vodka and Gin micro-distills in small batches in 50-gallon copper pot stills. Take a tour of San Luis Spirits, an artisan Dripping Springs distillery that makes Dripping Springs Vodka, Dripping Springs Orange Vodka, and Dripping Springs Gin. Tours cost $16.00 each and include a distillery tour, tasting, and souvenir shot glass. 17-minute drive - 9.6 miles away 5330 Bell Springs Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620