It all starts here! Dripping Springs is the "Gateway to the Hill Country," with wedding venues, wineries, breweries, hiking, biking, swimming holes, and the world-famous Salt Lick BBQ, all just 25 minutes from downtown Austin. We're in the heart of "Dripping" near Mercer Street's historic area with boutiques, shops, a dance hall, live music venues, and a weekly farmer's market. You’ll love the location, outdoor spaces, and ambiance. Our place is good for couples, singles, seniors, and families.
Your upstairs suite is the only living space on the second floor of the house giving you complete privacy. The Queen bed and pillows are new. The Queen sofa sleeper has a memory foam mattress topper. The beds are made up with quality linens and the towels are thick and thirsty. Your suite includes a stocked coffee bar, mini-fridge with a few refreshments and ice cube trays, and BPA-free containers of filtered water. A binder with useful Guest Information is provided to help answer any questions about use of the space (thermostat, etc).
Our home is relaxed, comfortable and welcoming. The house is bright, spacious and situated on two acres, giving a sense of seclusion on the property but with access to the amenities of a neighborhood in the heart of our small, picturesque Texas town. There is the feeling of being out in the country, with lots of opportunities for outdoor activities, but also the convenience of being in town and just a commuter's drive to the excitement of downtown Austin.
The green space view from your upstairs window and from our large back deck below, are pretty and peaceful - and the best seats in the house for our beautiful sunsets! We also have a downstairs guest room with a single bed, desk, cable television, and shared bath - available for an additional $35/night if you have a 5th person in your party. PLEASE NOTE: GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILDRENS' SAFETY AT ALL TIMES ON THE PROPERTY.
Guests may park in the driveway, inside the gate. Guests have access to the full upstairs level (living area with desk, bedroom area, private bathroom), as well as the downstairs kitchen, counter with bar stools, dining room, and outdoor seating and dining areas. Guests may use the full-sized refrigerator in the garage to store foods and drinks. Guests may use the washer/dryer upon request.
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This is our home and we live here full-time. Tod often works from home, Linda is "retired," and our young adult daughter with disabilities (Down Syndrome) - Adele - is at home with us in the afternoons and evenings. We have two full-sized blue merle collies named True and Jill, who mostly live outside on the back deck/fenced yard area. We will pen the dogs when guests would like to use the back deck for dining, sunning, or star gazing . We also have a female orange tabby cat named Rigby, who will be kept in our bedroom when guests are in house (she's not a people-person). We enjoy learning about our guests and their travels but we also have busy lives so we will not "hover" during your stay. We are always delighted to share our knowledge of the area - whether it's ideas for outdoor recreation, dining in Austin, exploring the hill country, tips for getting a seat at the nearby famous Salt Lick BBQ, or about the town and our fascinating local history. Please feel free to be sociable - or not!
If you are driving, please be aware that Dripping Springs has earned the distinction of being named an International Dark Sky Community. While that means our stars are big and bright, it also means the roads are REALLY DARK at night! If you are not a fan of driving at night to begin with, please be aware that we have a lot of very dark, twisty-turny country roads out here and plan accordingly. And do be sure to ask us about the manuy local wineries, craft breweries and distilleries (Deep Eddy vodka, anyone?), as well as the beautiful Tuscan olive oil tasting room and store set in our local olive orchard, where handcrafted and flavorful olive oils and balsamic vinegars are produced and sold. If it's live music you're looking for, there are small lively venues here in Dripping, or we can direct you to the genre you're hoping to hear in Austin - the "Live Music Capital of the World." And if you're here for a family wedding, we are happy to direct you to fun, accessible and age-appropriate activities around the area, or even help you welcome family members over for a visit while everyone is together in the area! Tod can also provide Uber or Lyft-style rideshare transportation upon request (weekends only!) for up to 4 passengers to/from Austin or around the area (especially helpful as a "designated driver" for wedding guests or local wine & beer aficionados). We have off-street parking available for two guest vehicles; we are also able to accommodate additional vehicles for an evening gathering of your friends and family upon request.
Quiet hours downstairs/outside from 1:00AM - 7:00AM. Guests may use the full-sized refrigerator in the garage to store foods and drinks. Guests may use the outdoor back deck table and chairs (non-smoking area). Guests may use the outdoor fire pit seating area and seating area alongside the driveway (smoking permitted with hosts' agreement for safe disposal of cigarettes). GUESTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILDRENS' SAFETY AND SUPERVISION AT ALL TIMES ON THE PROPERTY.
We're a happily married couple with a heart for hospitality. We're on the verge of becoming "empty-nesters" so we've got some space to spare in our comfortable home. We've raised four kids, we both have master's degrees and have had interesting careers that have taken us across the country and around the world. We enjoy hosting people here in our little Texas town known as both the "Gateway to the Hill Country" and the "Wedding Capital of Texas." We are neighbors to downtown Austin, and know the city well. Tod is able to provide up to four guests with transportation to/from Austin for customary ride share fees (believe it or not, currently there are no Uber or Lyft ride share services available in Austin). Linda also speaks Spanish. Come see us soon - and welcome to Dripping Springs!