Feb 16

5 Reasons to Vacation in New Braunfels

Texas tourism is on the rise and people from around the country are discovering what we have always known,  that New Braunfels is an amazing place to visit and an even better place to live!

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  1. New Braunfels is synonymous with summer fun and Schlitterbahn. With rides for the entire family you will not be disappointed in a day at the water park. You may even find there is too much to do at Schlitterbahn in just one day! Plus, with famous fans like Katy Perry and Miranda Lambert, you know Schlitterbahn is a top notch waterpark.
  2. Any trip to this New Braunfels must include time at Landa Park. Spend the day picnicking and enjoy the paddle boats, miniature golf, and mini train with the family. Take a walking tour of the Dolores and Bill Schumann Arboretum, which is home to over 80 species of trees making it one of the most diverse arboretums in Texas, and a living library of trees!
  3. A city of two rivers,  New Braunfels is situated on the pristine Comal River and Guadalupe River. At only 2.5 miles long, tubing down the Comal River is a great way to spend an afternoon. For the more adventuress type try your hand at kayaking on the Guadalupe River. Whatever your preference, you can easily spend your entire day on either of our gorgeous rivers!
  4. Natural Bridge Caverns offers a spectacular look at ancient formations of stalagmites and stalactites.. There are many tour options for you to choose from and don’t forget that this is also home to Natural Bridge Animal Park. At Natural Bridge Animal Park you will tour over 400 acres and get up close and personal with many of the 500 exoctic and some endangered animals.
  5. Historic Gruene offers shopping, dining, and music. Gruene is home to Texas’ oldest dance hall – Gruene Hall. With artists such as George Strait, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard,  and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band having all played Gruene Hall you will not be disappointed in the lineup or atmosphere. Don’t forget Friday Afternoon Club, beginning  Texas Independence Day weekend, every Friday from 4 to 7pm broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels with special guests each week!

Whether you are coming to visit New Braunfels from San Antonio, Austin, or further book your stay with Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort, conveniently located just off 35 with a pool, great lodge, and game room. Call 830-625-1919 to reserve!

Feb 08

Fall In Love with New Braunfels’ Local Restaurants

Don’t worry about trying to cook on vacation. New Braunfels is home to a variety of locally owned restaurants, perfect for the whole family. Come out to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort to fall in love with camping this February.

Buffalo Wings and Rings

Start off family dinner with delicious onion rings, buffalo chicken nachos, sloppy fries or another amazing appetizer. Buffalo Wings and Rings doesn’t like quiet dinners, and once you pick your buffalo and taste the sweet, spicy and tangy flavors, you won’t be able to keep quiet either. Or, grab a delicious burger to go down in the history of deliciousness. From a Chorizo Nacho Burger to a Fried Pickle Burger, Apple and Bacon Burger and more, you’ll find the perfect burger for any personality. Visit their website for a full menu.

Cooper’s BBQ

Texas Hill Country is the BBQ capital of the world thanks to restaurants like Cooper’s BBQ. Come by and try the original, world-famous “Big Chop”. Or, fill up with chopped beef, half or whole chicken, pork chops, sausage, sirloin, turkey and more! Whatever BBQ you crave, Cooper’s has it! Visit their website for more information.

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Something’ fishy around New Braunfels and it happens to be quite delicious! McAdoo’s Seafood Company is the perfect place to grab Creole favorites, authentic Cajun specialties and fresh fish. The restaurant is located Downtown and includes the Treasury Bar. Grab a bite on the patio as you listen to live music. The menu includes first-class seafood, signature dishes, Cajun specialties, fried seafood and a variety of non-seafood dishes. Stop by their website to find more information.

Huisache Grill

If you’re looking for a contemporary flair with a casual atmosphere, Huisache Grill is the perfect place. Their extensive wine and beer list will please the most dedicated wine lovers and craft beer enthusiasts. Start off with Fried Brie or Spinach and Artichoke Dip, then grab a savory sandwich, warm, soothing soup, fresh, colorful salad or a main dish. Choose from Basil Grilled Chicken Breast, Chicken Fried Steak, a Rib-eye and more! Huisache Grill is located in historic Downtown New Braunfels. Visit their websitefor more information.

Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar

Come out to Gruene for delicious dishes, while dining outside on covered patios. Gristmill serves fresh fish, juicy steak, mouthwatering burgers, salads, appetizers and veggies. Choose from their wine list and toast to a good time, or grab a refreshing margarita. To view the full menu, visit their website.

Mozie’s

Also in Gruene Historic District, Mozie’s is the perfect place for sliders, hot dogs and whiskey. The casual, rustic moxiesatmosphere complements their display of TVs to watch all of your favorite sports. They have a full bar that includes premium well liquors, wine and specialty beer. Mozie’s is famous for their sliders and 100% beef hot dogs. So stop by theirwebsite and find your new favorite dish!

For a full list of restaurants, visit New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s website.

Fall in Love with Camping

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is the perfect destination to welcome in spring. Our beautiful cottages and RV sites are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Enjoy close access to New Braunfels’ entertainment, live music and excellent restaurants. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Feb 01

Book Now For Spring Break

Book Now For Spring Break

If you’ve got the midwinter blues, just remind yourself that Spring Break is right around the corner. Start planning now for the vacation of the season. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort in New Braunfels for easy access to live music, tubing and waterpark fun.

Live Music

New Braunfels is a hotspot for live music with performances every week at the historic Gruene Hall. Come out on March 17, 2015 for the Two Tons of Steel Spring Break Show. Two Tons of Steel offers audiences a unique blend of Texas Country and punk music. You won’t be able to keep from dancing. The show starts at 8:30 p.m., but come early for swing dance lessons at 6 p.m. – only $8 a person.

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It’s not Spring Break without floating the river. The Comal and Guadalupe Rivers bring in thousands of visitors each year. Check out tube rental shops likeTexas Tubes, situated on the peaceful Comal River. Let your trouble melt away under the Texas sun. The float lasts about three hours, so bring refreshments to keep hydrated. From March 8 – May 1, Texas Tubes’ hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last tube leaving at 5 p.m. Grab your friends and have a good time!

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Splash into spring with the chilling, thrilling world-renowned Schlitterbahn Waterpark. From March 7 – 22, the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Bring the whole family and prepare to have loads of fun. There’s hardly a dry spot in the park!

The Best Place to Stay

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is the perfect destination for Spring Break 2015. Our beautiful cottages and RV sites are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Enjoy close access to New Braunfels’ entertainment, live music and excellent restaurants. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Jan 23

Splash into Spring and Summer Fun

Splash into Spring and Summer Fun

Missing the warmer weather? It’s not too early to plan your spring and summer vacations. New Braunfels is home to the world-renowned Schlitterbahn Water Park. Nearby Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is the perfect place to rest your legs after walking through the park. Our beautiful cottages and spacious RV sites are packed with amenities to keep you cozy.

Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 8.48.07 AMSchlitterbahn Water Park spans over 70 acres and is filled with family fun. Come out for a thrilling adventure or a relaxing day. There are attractions for every personality – for those who love adrenaline rushes and those who want to let their troubles float away.

Come see if you’re bold enough to take a ride on the Black Knight – an enclosed water slide that’s full of eerie darkness. Or take a float on the Kristal River – an endless float around the Surfenburg area. With Kiddie Coast, Kinderhaven, Polywog Pond Kiddie Park and several activity pools, Schlitterbahn is the perfect destination for the whole family.

The fun starts on March 7 – 22, 2015 when the park will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for Blast and Save Days. To view a complete calendar, visit the Schlitterbahn website. Once you’ve had all the splish-splashing you can handle, come relax at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort!

Stay With Us

Stay cool this spring and summer at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. Our beautiful cottages and RV sites are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment, live music and excellent restaurants. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Jan 17

Host Your Next Group Gathering at Hill Country

Host Your Next Group Gathering at Hill Country

If you’re filling up your 2015 calendar and looking for a place to hold your next group function, look no further. Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort has the perfect amenities and accommodations you need to host your family reunion or special gathering. Take a trip to New Braunfels and enjoy the live entertainment, delicious restaurants and the world-renowned Schlitterbahn Water Park.

Kids SplashHill Country RV Resort is home to several spacious meeting rooms that would be perfect for your next group gathering. Our meeting rooms have a full kitchen and can accommodate large or small groups.

For your next family reunion or group event, check out the Lone Star Event Center which hosts up to 250 guests, the Brazos Great Lodge which hosts up to 150 guests and includes an outdoor plaza for additional seating, the Cedar Creek Gathering Hall which hosts up to 80 guests, or one of our three outdoor picnic areas, where you can cook on one of our barbecue pits. Splash in our pools and play on the playground as you mingle with your loved ones.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is perfect for RV rallies as well. Whether you have ten or fifty rigs, our resort is the perfect location. The resort staff will try to group everyone together in our spacious sites that offer full hook-ups and include FREE cable and Wi-Fi.

So what are you waiting for? Take your group to the beautiful Texas Hill Country. View more information on our groups page. Contact Michelle at michelle@resortnb.com or call 830-625-1919 to reserve your group stay.

 

Nov 11

Wurstfest – Sprechen Sie Fun!

Wurstfest is a unique celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun located in beautiful New Braunfels, Texas! Enjoy good fun, food, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. Wurstfest starts Friday November 7th and runs until Sunday, November 16th.

Wurstfest is a non-profit corporation designed to promote local commerce especially through tourism and preserve the community’s German heritage. It provides a vehicle for local civic organizations to raise large amounts of money for a wide variety of community projects. Wurstfest is a special event that visitors can attend and enjoy themselves and leave gratified knowing that their expenditures will go towards worthwhile projects.wurstfest-logo

New things to look out for this year at Wurstfest include their newly added StelzenplatzMasskrugstemmen, andCraft Beers! As Wurstfest grows in popularity every year expansion was inevitable; so this year just below Stelzenhaus Hall you will now find Stelzenplatz which includes Comal River views, a market, and a craft beer garden. Speaking of craft beer garden this is the first year ever that Texas craft brews will be available including local favorites New Braunfels Brewing Company and Guadalupe Brewing Company. In the Masskrugstemmen Contest, the strongest last the longest. This “beer-stein holding” contest is a traditional Bavarian endurance contest during which contestants must hold a one-liter stein of beer in one outstretched arm for as long as possible. A filled stein weighs roughly five pounds and you must keep it parallel to the ground at all times. If you spill one drop you will be disqualified. Do you have what it takes? Also, don’t forget about the convenient and safe Wurst Wagen!

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is conveniently located in New Braunfels! Book your stay with them and enjoy everything Wurstfest have to offer! Prost!

Oct 28

Wurstfest Kicks off in November

Celebrate German culture in Texas this November, and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort in New Braunfels for the vacation of the year.

Screen shot 2014-10-17 at 1.02.23 PMWurstfest will take place on November 7 – 16, 2014, and you don’t want to miss it! Come out for a rich celebration of German culture near the scenic Comal River in New Braunfels. The event offers plenty of fun and the assurance of a good time with music, dancing, carnival rides, games and special events.

If you’re a beer enthusiast, you’re in luck. You’ll get to try the best German, Texan and domestic beers and “cheers” to your friends and family. And what better to go with beer than the best sausage around? Entertainment includes the Alex Meixner Band, Spitze!, Die Bayrische 7, The Klaberheads, S-Bahn, Seven Dutchmen Orchestra, The Europa Band and more. So put on your dancing boots and show us your moves!

For a full schedule and more information, visit the Wurstfest website.

Enjoy Fall at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Book your October vacation now at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Oct 24

Get Your Thrill Before October Ends

October is coming to a close, but that shouldn’t put a cap on your fun. Come out to New Braunfels, Texas for the truly scary Fall Festival, and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for a thrilling fall vacation.

Hill Country - HauntedEvery weekend in October, the Fall Festival will take place at Rockin’ R River Rides. Come out from 5 – 11 p.m. on Fri-Sat or 5 – 10 p.m. on Sunday for some spooktacular fun. Get your chills and thrills in the haunted house, or get tangled up in the corn and hay maze. Hayrides will keep you comfortable as you take a tour, and will set you in the fall spirit.

Wristbands are available for purchase for only $20, so you can do all three! The Haunted House is not recommended for children under 13, and children are only permitted with an adult. This is a truly scary event, so come get your Halloween thrill before it’s too late! For more information, visit the Rockin’ R River Rides website.

Have a Scary Good Time at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Book your fall vacation now at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Oct 16

Get In Gear: Formula 1 Races Come to Austin

The 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is just around the corner on October 31st – November 2nd. The Formula 1 Grand Prix is the only stop in the United States and last year had an attendance of over 250,000 guests. With so many guests coming from all around the country, all hotels within a 2 hour radius are already full to capacity. Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort sits right off Interstate 35 and is only about 45 minutes from Austin. We offer cozy cottages and RV sites, which are a great alternative to a hotel room. Our location makes day trips to Austin a breeze and we are still taking reservations for race weekend.

Formula 1 is one of the most watched motorsports in the world with 19 races in 19 countries. This race is held at the state-of-the-art Circuit of the Americas track. Situated on a 1,000 acre site in southeast Austin, this prestigious 3.4 mile circuit track has a fan capacity of 120,000 and scenic views of downtown. Other events at the Grand Prix include a Ferrari Challenge, Ferrari Racing Cup, Mobil 1 Supercup and a pre-race parade.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort’s modern cabins sleep up to 8 people and come fully furnished. We also have over 250 RV sites on 320 acres which include WiFi, Cable TV, and water hook ups. After the race come take a dip in our brand new pool, check out the new Great Lodge and game room, or stay a couple extra nights and see what New Braunfels has to offer. For example; shop for antiques in Historic Gruene, take a float on the Comal or Guadalupe River, catch some live music in our charming down town or visit Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Visit hillcountryrvresortnb.com/ or call 830-625-1919 today to make your reservation!

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Oct 16

Rev Up for Formula One Racing

October is here, which means it’s time to get in gear for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, TX. Stay nearby at Hill Country Cottage and RV resort for a fun, fall getaway.

Hill Country - Formula 1The 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix will take place from Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas. Get geared up for some exciting, innovative motorsport action. Over 250,000 guests filled the Circuit of the Americas last year, making it one of the highest-attended F1 Grand Prix races of the year. Bigger is better in Texas, and our Formula 1 races are no exception!

Other events include a Ferrari Challenge, Ferrari Racing Cup, Mobil 1 Supercup and a pre-race parade. Visit the Grand Prix website for schedule and ticket information.

Race Over to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Book your October vacation now at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel near the Austin area. New Braunfels is a hot spot for entertainment and live music, and is the home to the world-renown Schlitterbahn Water Park. Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your visit.