A grown up vacation, spa, relaxation, vacation.....
I'll admit it, up until now, most of my vacations have consisted of vast amounts of alcohol and loud house music, whether it be in Vegas, Mexico, or various other cities worldwide....That's my vacation, and usually my friends idea of unwinding.
I thought it was about time for a grown up vacation, and did some research on spas in Austin, and came upon Travaasa. My co worker and I decided months ago that this was going to be out Second Quarter reward if we got to a certain number. Thankfully we did!
Fast forward to Labor Day weekend, and we spent 3 days at Travassa, driving up early Saturday morning. It is located about 25 minutes outside of Austin, over looking Lake Travis, about 3 miles from the Oasis.
While we drove up the winding path, I was excited to see what this place would look like, but the one thing I noticed right way was that it was QUIET..... Really Quiet.... coming from downtown Houston, at first eerily quiet..... Although I saw cars in the area, I saw no people, I wondered if a cult leader was going to jump our of the bushes, but thankfully that didn't happen either.
We were immediately greeted, and checked in, and shown to our rooms with help with our luggage. The grounds were beautiful scattered with hammocks, and gardens, over looks the breath taking hills of Austin. Fresh air, no horns, and absolute peace and quiet--YES PLEASE!
The rooms were a decent size with the most AHHH MAZING bedding I have ever experienced. Seriously, my friend and I are trying to track down the bedding as we speak, the comforter was delicious, as I never wanted to get out of bed. The balcony overlooked the Austin hill country with two little rockers outside, which I thought was cute. Full cable, flat screen tv, travaasa mint products, and a nice sized shower completed the room.
Travassa is a wellness spa, so there are a ton of activities throughout the day that include juicing classes, yoga, Pilates, bull riding (mechanical) wine tasting, cooking classes, treasure hunts, hikes, and a number of other things such as a kick butt challenge course that includes wire walking, and zip lining.
The wine guy, Edward led us though a wine tasting class, which I thought was outstanding. His passion and knowledge of wine was evident.
We also attempted the challenge course (my friend completed, I chickened out) but for those daredevils, its a fantastic option.
The pool is absolutely gorgeous, and is where I spent a lot of time. It overlooks Lake Travis, and has an infinity type vibe. There is no music, and it definitely gets you into the zen space.
The service was outstanding, everyone was extremely knowledgeable, and very sweet. They actually seemed liked they liked there jobs, and were happy to see us.
We opted for the all inclusive package which included all meals and snacks, just no alcohol. The food was all local, organic for the most part, and grass fed. Everything we had was fantastic, but the desserts really were outstanding.....
The spa was RIDICULOUS--words cannot describe how great this place is. As a part of our package we received a generous spa credit, and decided to go with an aloe and mud wrap, facial, and lavender hand treatment. My skin glowed, and was super soft. The time and skill both of the ladies I had, went beyond anything I had ever experienced. ( I had had my fair share of spa treatments)
On the last day, we enjoyed an hour long hike, which we found the grounds to be scattered with stone mazes (or a burial ground, LOL) as well as little zen statues. Hiking is NOT my thing, but I really enjoyed getting outside, and getting one with nature.
Travaasa has something for everyone, a romantic get away, work events, team building, families, or girlfriend get away. Without a doubt I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Austin Hill Country only 30 minutes from eclectic downtown Austin, Traavasa Austin is nestled into 210 acres of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve overlooking beautiful Lake Travis. Travaasa Austin boasts 70 guestrooms located within seven lodges interspersed along meandering paths allowing resort guests to soak in the natural habitat of the local Hill Country in a resort campus setting. The resort includes a movement studio, infinity pool, beautifully appointed restaurant and bar with outdoor patio and exhibition kitchen, a tranquil spa and gracious accommodations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Travaasa Austin Hotel Austin