You’ve heard that things are always bigger in Texas. Well, the cabin experiences are no exception—the state boasts solar homes in the middle of the desert, wineries in the Texas Hill Country, tricked-out treehouses in the woods, and so much more. It might surprise some out of town folks how much nature (and diversity in landscape) Texas has to offer, and we’re convinced that a cabin vacation rental is the best way to explore the Lone Star State, whether you’re booking a family vacation, weekend getaway, or just an overnight stop on a cross-country road trip.
The Texas landscape that most people who have never been probably have in their heads is that of the far west, and Big Bend National Park. This national park follows the Texas-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River and includes vast open desert, tumbleweeds, and, yes, cowboys, but also the verdant Chisos Mountains. Big Bend has enough archaeological history packed into its layers to make even the casual geologist amongst us giddy.
If desert exploration and dino hunting isn’t your thing, you can take a trip a little further inland to the Texas Hill Country, a region surrounding Austin and San Antonio. Known for its wineries and swimming holes, this area is beautiful all year round. If you visit during spring, though, the entire landscape is transformed into vast fields of bluebonnets, Texas’ state flower, and you won’t want to miss Enchanted Rock—a pink granite mountain located just outside of Austin. You can hike (or climb) throughout the region, but be advised to travel with ample water during the summer months.
The further east you go, the more green Texas gets. Once you pass Hill Country you get into the coniferous forest aptly named Land of the Pines. Here you can escape the heat (trade it for humidity) and discover vast beautiful woods. Relax next to the many lakes that are in this region, or hike on nature trails through the loblolly pines. Regardless of which biome suits you, these cabins allow nature to meet modern luxury all while exploring the Lone Star State.