Guidebook for Dripping Springs

Tod & Linda

Guidebook for Dripping Springs

Food Scene
It's famous, and worth the visit if you have the time, for family-style typical Texas foods (and heaps of it) and for the atmosphere. Note that there can be up to a 2-hour wait for a table (waiting outdoors), it's BYOB for beer, and CASH ONLY for your bill! 10 MINUTE DRIVE
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Salt Lick BBQ
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826
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It's famous, and worth the visit if you have the time, for family-style typical Texas foods (and heaps of it) and for the atmosphere. Note that there can be up to a 2-hour wait for a table (waiting outdoors), it's BYOB for beer, and CASH ONLY for your bill! 10 MINUTE DRIVE
You can't beat "Thyme & Dough" for Belgian homebaked goodies for breakfast and lunch, along with a variety of delicious flavored coffees and teas. Gluten-free options but not yummy-free. Indoor and outdoor seating. Closes at 3:00pm. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
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Rolling In Thyme & Dough
333 U.S. 290
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You can't beat "Thyme & Dough" for Belgian homebaked goodies for breakfast and lunch, along with a variety of delicious flavored coffees and teas. Gluten-free options but not yummy-free. Indoor and outdoor seating. Closes at 3:00pm. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Cute coffee shop in the very center of "Drip" on Mercer Street. Good coffee. Light assortment of pastries. Free WiFi. Indoor and outdoor seating. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
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Mazama Coffee Co
301 Mercer Street
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Cute coffee shop in the very center of "Drip" on Mercer Street. Good coffee. Light assortment of pastries. Free WiFi. Indoor and outdoor seating. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Vegan handcrafted baked goods and good coffee! Free Wifi. On the way into Austin on Hwy 290. Indoor and outdoor seating. Mention "Around Dripping Springs" and get a free small coffee! 10 MINUTE DRIVE
Skull & Cakebones
3991 E Hwy 290
Vegan handcrafted baked goods and good coffee! Free Wifi. On the way into Austin on Hwy 290. Indoor and outdoor seating. Mention "Around Dripping Springs" and get a free small coffee! 10 MINUTE DRIVE
Good, authentic TexMex food. A local favorite. Restaurant and bar. Family-friendly. Start with chips & salsa, and enjoy! 5 MINUTE DRIVE
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EL Rey Restaurant Bar N Grill
2400 U.S. 290
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Good, authentic TexMex food. A local favorite. Restaurant and bar. Family-friendly. Start with chips & salsa, and enjoy! 5 MINUTE DRIVE
This beautiful Tuscan-style tasting room & store is located in an olive orchard on a beautiful hill country road less than 10 minutes from our house. Their artisanal flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars are absolutely delicious! Try some drizzled on homemade bread and buy truly local gifts from the store and gift shop. THCOC also features a lovely private catered banquet venue available to rent that seats up to 110 with a bar and floor-to-ceiling patio window doors that open when the weather is right. 10 MINUTE DRIVE
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Texas Hill Country Olive Company
2530 West Fitzhugh Road
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This beautiful Tuscan-style tasting room & store is located in an olive orchard on a beautiful hill country road less than 10 minutes from our house. Their artisanal flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars are absolutely delicious! Try some drizzled on homemade bread and buy truly local gifts from the store and gift shop. THCOC also features a lovely private catered banquet venue available to rent that seats up to 110 with a bar and floor-to-ceiling patio window doors that open when the weather is right. 10 MINUTE DRIVE
Get fresh every Wednesday in downtown Dripping on Mercer Street! Open 3pm-6pm. Wonderful locally produced and harvested produce, cheeses, and organic products. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Dripping Springs Farmers Market
160 E Mercer St
Get fresh every Wednesday in downtown Dripping on Mercer Street! Open 3pm-6pm. Wonderful locally produced and harvested produce, cheeses, and organic products. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Popular 'Pieous' is on the way into Austin from Dripping, but tends to get crowded on weekend afternoons and evenings, so go early for lunch. Known for piled-high (but somewhat pricey) pastrami sandwiches, and oven-fired pizzas. Good food and cool atmosphere but especially crowded after kids' recreational sports events on Saturdays, so watch out for the soccer moms & dads in minivans filled with little athletes in a small parking lot that the venue has now outgrown. 15 MINUTE DRIVE
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Pieous
166 U.S. 290
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Popular 'Pieous' is on the way into Austin from Dripping, but tends to get crowded on weekend afternoons and evenings, so go early for lunch. Known for piled-high (but somewhat pricey) pastrami sandwiches, and oven-fired pizzas. Good food and cool atmosphere but especially crowded after kids' recreational sports events on Saturdays, so watch out for the soccer moms & dads in minivans filled with little athletes in a small parking lot that the venue has now outgrown. 15 MINUTE DRIVE
Drinks & Nightlife
The iconic Barber Shop Bar is located in one of Dripping Springs' historic buildings (formerly a barber shop) and is classified as a Texas "ice house.' Kids & dogs are welcome! Your kid can even have a beer if he or she is with parents who consent and supervise. Picnic style tables and craft beers on tap ensure a lively and friendly atmosphere, although the space is small. Outdoor seating is also available and local live musicians often play here. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
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The Barber Shop
207 West Mercer Street
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The iconic Barber Shop Bar is located in one of Dripping Springs' historic buildings (formerly a barber shop) and is classified as a Texas "ice house.' Kids & dogs are welcome! Your kid can even have a beer if he or she is with parents who consent and supervise. Picnic style tables and craft beers on tap ensure a lively and friendly atmosphere, although the space is small. Outdoor seating is also available and local live musicians often play here. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Hudson’s On Mercer Street features a state of the art new 2800 square foot music venue in the historic district, coupled with a recording studio and music lesson space. It also boasts a large outside patio area and yard stretching nearly an entire block. This is a spot to attend live shows and also perform. -- LOCAL, REGIONAL, & NATIONAL ACTS, KARAOKE ON MONDAY, OPEN MIC ON TUESDAY, SONGWRITER SHOWCASE AND MORE…SERVING BEER & WINE, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD TRUCK ON SITE. VENUE RENTAL OPTIONS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS -- See website for calendar -- 5 MINUTE DRIVE
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Hudson's On Mercer
381 Mercer St
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Hudson’s On Mercer Street features a state of the art new 2800 square foot music venue in the historic district, coupled with a recording studio and music lesson space. It also boasts a large outside patio area and yard stretching nearly an entire block. This is a spot to attend live shows and also perform. -- LOCAL, REGIONAL, & NATIONAL ACTS, KARAOKE ON MONDAY, OPEN MIC ON TUESDAY, SONGWRITER SHOWCASE AND MORE…SERVING BEER & WINE, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD TRUCK ON SITE. VENUE RENTAL OPTIONS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS -- See website for calendar -- 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Prohibition-style wine bar serving small bite food plates In the heart of historic Dripping Springs. Very cute, locally popular place to sample local wines and enjoy meeting the natives. Intimate indoor seating; outdoor seating areas. Live music during happy hours. Check the website for hours and events. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
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Sidecar Tasting Room
501 Old Fitzhugh Rd
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Prohibition-style wine bar serving small bite food plates In the heart of historic Dripping Springs. Very cute, locally popular place to sample local wines and enjoy meeting the natives. Intimate indoor seating; outdoor seating areas. Live music during happy hours. Check the website for hours and events. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Small batch craft beers, tasting room, tours on request in a scenic spot with a cool vibe. Check the website for their many lively events. 10 MINUTE DRIVE
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Twisted X Brewing Company
23455 Ranch to Market Road 150
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Small batch craft beers, tasting room, tours on request in a scenic spot with a cool vibe. Check the website for their many lively events. 10 MINUTE DRIVE
Authentic farmhouse ale brewery in a scenic location, with tasting room, extensive beers list, and free tours. Popular with Austinites. Check the website for hours and events. Be careful driving on Fitzhugh Road at night! 15 MINUTE DRIVE
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Jester King -- Brewery, Kitchen, Farm & Event Hall
13187 Fitzhugh Road
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Authentic farmhouse ale brewery in a scenic location, with tasting room, extensive beers list, and free tours. Popular with Austinites. Check the website for hours and events. Be careful driving on Fitzhugh Road at night! 15 MINUTE DRIVE
Local winery in a scenic location. 6-7 MINUTE DRIVE.
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Bell Springs Winery
3700 Bell Springs Road
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Local winery in a scenic location. 6-7 MINUTE DRIVE.
Parks & Nature
Small, local park with nature trail that belongs to the City of Dripping Springs. 64 acres. Especially popular with bird watchers. Nature trail features a labyrinth with a large metal Peace symbol at the center. Trail map available online. 10 MINUTE DRIVE
Charro Ranch Park
22690 Ranch to Market Rd 150
Small, local park with nature trail that belongs to the City of Dripping Springs. 64 acres. Especially popular with bird watchers. Nature trail features a labyrinth with a large metal Peace symbol at the center. Trail map available online. 10 MINUTE DRIVE
Canyon & forest preserve along the Pedernales River, frequented by rock climbers & mountain bikers. Entrance is on the way to Hamilton Pool Preserve. 30 MINUTE DRIVE
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Milton Reimers Ranch Park
23610 Hamilton Pool Road
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Canyon & forest preserve along the Pedernales River, frequented by rock climbers & mountain bikers. Entrance is on the way to Hamilton Pool Preserve. 30 MINUTE DRIVE
Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. Moderate hike to access the pool. Advance day/time reservation required (online). 30 MINUTE DRIVE
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Hamilton Pool Preserve
24300 Hamilton Pool Rd
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Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. Moderate hike to access the pool. Advance day/time reservation required (online). 30 MINUTE DRIVE
Jacob's Well is a unique swimming hole, beautiful and accessible by a mile-moderate but sometimes rocky hike and slight climb downward. The Well is open to swimming in the summer. Make reservations online in advance. 20 MINUTE DRIVE
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Jacob's Well Natural Area
1699 Mount Sharp Road
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Jacob's Well is a unique swimming hole, beautiful and accessible by a mile-moderate but sometimes rocky hike and slight climb downward. The Well is open to swimming in the summer. Make reservations online in advance. 20 MINUTE DRIVE
Another of the swimming holes that the area is known for. Check online for fees and water conditions. www.krausesprings.net 40 MINUTE DRIVE
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Krause Springs
404 Krause Spring Road
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Another of the swimming holes that the area is known for. Check online for fees and water conditions. www.krausesprings.net 40 MINUTE DRIVE
Lush park showcasing a forested swimming area with rope swings plus a basketball court & trails. Check online for fees and water conditions. www.friendsofbluehole.org 20 MINUTE DRIVE
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Blue Hole Regional Park
100 Blue Hole Lane
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Lush park showcasing a forested swimming area with rope swings plus a basketball court & trails. Check online for fees and water conditions. www.friendsofbluehole.org 20 MINUTE DRIVE
Camp, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, bird watch and ride horses. On the river, you can swim, wade, tube or fish. Look for local wildlife and plants at the bird blind and butterfly garden. 15 MINUTE DRIVE Check website for fees and conditions: www.http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls
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Parc d'État des Pedernales Falls
2585 Park Road 6026
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Camp, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, bird watch and ride horses. On the river, you can swim, wade, tube or fish. Look for local wildlife and plants at the bird blind and butterfly garden. 15 MINUTE DRIVE Check website for fees and conditions: www.http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls
Hike & swim with Austin hipsters and visitors. 30 MINUTE DRIVE Best source of info online: www.http://austinot.com/austin-greenbelt-guide
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Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
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Hike & swim with Austin hipsters and visitors. 30 MINUTE DRIVE Best source of info online: www.http://austinot.com/austin-greenbelt-guide
Shopping
Unique boutique on historic Mercer Street. Women's & men's apparel, accessories, jewelry, gifts & more. A bit pricey but it's a boutique with some cute Texas finds! 5 MINUTE DRIVE
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Starrs On Mercer
209 Mercer St
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Unique boutique on historic Mercer Street. Women's & men's apparel, accessories, jewelry, gifts & more. A bit pricey but it's a boutique with some cute Texas finds! 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Organic herbs & teas, essential oils, and gifts on historic Mercer Street. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Sacred Moon Herbs
305 West Mercer Street
Organic herbs & teas, essential oils, and gifts on historic Mercer Street. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
More than 1700 Square feet of 60+ local vendors supplying unique, handcrafted items, gifts and antiques for the shopper who likes a mix of old and new! 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Lone Star Gifts
301 West Mercer Street
More than 1700 Square feet of 60+ local vendors supplying unique, handcrafted items, gifts and antiques for the shopper who likes a mix of old and new! 5 MINUTE DRIVE
An affordable boutique specializing in one-of-a-kind cottage style jewelry, gifts and home decor. Housed in one of Dripping's historic little buildings along Mercer Street. Very cute! 5 MINUTE DRIVE
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Vintage Soul
302 Mercer St
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An affordable boutique specializing in one-of-a-kind cottage style jewelry, gifts and home decor. Housed in one of Dripping's historic little buildings along Mercer Street. Very cute! 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Retail stores, restaurants, movie theater and entertainment in a 152-acre upscale outdoor walking shopping plaza. Check website for live music outdoors. Large municipal library is located here, too. 25 MINUTE DRIVE
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Hill Country Galleria
12700 Hill Country Boulevard
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Retail stores, restaurants, movie theater and entertainment in a 152-acre upscale outdoor walking shopping plaza. Check website for live music outdoors. Large municipal library is located here, too. 25 MINUTE DRIVE
Essentials
Your go-to grocery store in central Texas! Good prices, good HEB-branded "generic" food options. Everything you need to stock our guest fridge with refreshments for your stay, or to pack in your car or backpack for that day trip or hike! 6-7 MINUTE DRIVE
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H-E-B
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Your go-to grocery store in central Texas! Good prices, good HEB-branded "generic" food options. Everything you need to stock our guest fridge with refreshments for your stay, or to pack in your car or backpack for that day trip or hike! 6-7 MINUTE DRIVE
Hair. Skin. Gifts. Advice. Big-city full service styling in a sweet little salon. in a 100-year-old farm house. Haircuts for men, women, and children. Spa specializes in facials, chemical peels, facial and body waxing, massage type treatment, and body detox. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Pink West Salon
511 Old Fitzhugh Rd
Hair. Skin. Gifts. Advice. Big-city full service styling in a sweet little salon. in a 100-year-old farm house. Haircuts for men, women, and children. Spa specializes in facials, chemical peels, facial and body waxing, massage type treatment, and body detox. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Provide nail, pedicure, manicure, shellac gel nail, waxing, skincare facial treatments, and eyelash extensions services
Le Nails Spa and Salon Austin
11601 US-290
Provide nail, pedicure, manicure, shellac gel nail, waxing, skincare facial treatments, and eyelash extensions services
Sightseeing
Iconic Mercer Street in downtown Dripping Springs is lined with historic, authentic old west style buildings and points of historic interest. To learn more about Mercer Street, the buildings, the families that founded the town, and the events and people that have shaped it since the mid-1800's, check out the pictorial history book "Around Dripping Springs." You will find a signed copy on the bookshelves in your suite. Please leave it there for future guests. You can purchase a copy at the local Walgreen's, at Rolling in Thyme & Dough, at the Barnes & Nobel in the Galleria shopping center, or online (Amazon). All proceeds go to five local nonprofit organizations. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
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Mercer Street
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Iconic Mercer Street in downtown Dripping Springs is lined with historic, authentic old west style buildings and points of historic interest. To learn more about Mercer Street, the buildings, the families that founded the town, and the events and people that have shaped it since the mid-1800's, check out the pictorial history book "Around Dripping Springs." You will find a signed copy on the bookshelves in your suite. Please leave it there for future guests. You can purchase a copy at the local Walgreen's, at Rolling in Thyme & Dough, at the Barnes & Nobel in the Galleria shopping center, or online (Amazon). All proceeds go to five local nonprofit organizations. 5 MINUTE DRIVE
Getting Around
Wide selection of compact to full size cars, SUVs, Minivans and trucks for rent. 10 MINUTE DRIVE
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
3990 E Hwy 290
Wide selection of compact to full size cars, SUVs, Minivans and trucks for rent. 10 MINUTE DRIVE