Dec 01

Tis the Season in Gruene

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving! The holiday season has arrived in Gruene, and you don’t want to miss out on the best family-friendly Christmas events this season. Head over to New Braunfels and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort this month!

holiday 1The 14th Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride will arrive in Gruene Historic District on December 5 at 10 a.m. The riders from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels will carry an extra-special message from the governor of Texas. You can have your stamps cancelled with a commemorative stamp at the temporary post office. You’ll love the traditional feel of the event, and you might think you’ve traveled back in time!

Stick around for Photos with Cowboy Kringle. This Southern-dressed Santa will be posing for photos with children from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store.

You can even start or finish your shopping at Old Gruene cowboy kringleMarket Days. With almost 100 vendors, you’re sure to find something for everyone. Call Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort today to reserve your holiday vacation.

Stay Merry and Bright This Winter

Enjoy a mild winter at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort! We offer beautiful cottages and RV sites – 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 vacation.

 

 

Nov 13

Start Your Christmas Shopping — on Vacation!

Ready to start your Christmas shopping a bit early? We understand. If you’ve been scouring for deals and unique gift ideas, why not come out to the Christmas Market in New Braunfels and make a vacation out of it? Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort to relax before the busy season.

treeWeihnachtsmarkt is an annual shopping extravaganza at the New Braunfels Civic Center, and you don’t want to miss it! The German-style Christmas Market is open November 20 – 22, 2015. Browse through a huge variety of festive Christmas decorations to spruce up your RV or home. Then check names off your shopping list as you pick up unique items you can’t find anywhere else.

From retail merchants to artisans, authors and antique dealers, the event will be packed with talent and quality merchandise. If you want to add some cheer to the week, drop by Santa’s Workshop on November 21 from 8:30 – 10 a.m. The kiddos will enjoy breakfast and exclusive photos with Santa. Just make sure you reserve your seat. Tickets are just $10 per child!

Then give yourself the best gift of all — time to relax and enjoy friends and family. Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is the perfect end-of-fall and winter destination. Escape the winter blues with mild temperatures and excellent local events and attractions.

Stay With Us

Celebrate the holidays, and all the excitement beforehand, at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort in New Braunfels. We offer beautiful cottages and RV sites – 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 vacation.

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

Oct 26

Fun Family Vacation? Hop On Board!

If you love trains, you’re going to love what New Braunfels has in store next weekend. Come out to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for Halloween, and celebrate fall with fantastic food, entertainment, and of course… trains!

trainThe 7th Annual Fall Train Show is taking place Saturday, October 31 –Sunday, November 1, 2015. Head over to the New Braunfels Civic Center and let the kids be a Junior Engineer in a layout designed just for them. There will be an entire exhibit of awesome Lego trains, then you can see the real deal with several model traveling railroad displays.

You can buy, sell or swap with the vendor booths and find some unique treasures. There will be hourly prize drawings, too, so you might be the lucky winner. The New Braunfels Railroad museum store will have all the train gear your family wants, and you’ll receive a free ticket to the Landa Park Miniature Train for all children 5 and under.

So chooooooose to have a blast next weekend, then kick up your feet at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort! Call us today to book your vacation.

Stay With Us

Spend Halloween weekend at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort in New Braunfels. We offer beautiful cottages and RV sites – 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 vacation.

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

Oct 05

It’s Time to Wine, Dine and Dance!

Don’t forget! The Gruene Music and Wine Festival is coming up in just a week, so take a trip to New Braunfels and celebrate October. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort this month and enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes of fall!

MusicFestThe 29th Annual Gruene Music and Wine Festival is October 8 – 11, 2015. Four days of music, food and wine are coming your way! Head over to Gruene Hall on Thursday for the Marshall Tucker Band, then come back on Friday to meet Pat Green and taste wines from Fiesta Winery and Brennan Vineyards.

Saturday features performances all day from artists like Aaron Neville, Grouchy Like Riley, Clay McClinton Band and more. Make Sunday special with a beer tasting on the Grapevine Grounds from 1 – 6 p.m. You can get a wristband and taste a selection of over 80 beers. Make sure to grab tickets beforehand. The event will feature live music and delicious food. It’s what the Hill Country does best!

Kick back at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for the festival and save on lodging. Enjoy the peace and beauty of New Braunfels while still having close access to restaurants and attractions.

Stay With Us

Enjoy fall at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort this fall. We offer beautiful cottages and RV sites – 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 vacation.

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

 

Sep 21

Kick-Start October with a Sweet Lineup at Gruene Hall

Fall in love with live music in New Braunfels, and kick up your feet on vacation. Take a break from your busy schedule and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort.

marshall tuckerGruene Hall has a thrilling lineup for the end of September and beginning of October. Make the transition seamless with some sweet musical performances. It starts off on Thursday, September 24 at 8 p.m. with Cooder-White-Skaggs. Ry Cooder specializes in blues, Tex-Mex and Cuban bolero, and he’s the winner of six Grammy awards. This concert is limited seating, so buy tickets in advance.

Aaron Watson takes the stage on October 2 at 8 p.m. Watson started out singing classic country hits in church, and now he is famous for mixing songs in an unforgettable way. Come back for the Marshall Tucker Band on October 8 at 8 p.m. This band is famous for hits like “Take the Highway,” “Heard it in a Love Song” and more. They have developed a long-standing reputation since they began in the 70s, and bring in new, young fans today.

Many of the Gruene Music and Wine Fest concerts will be hosted at Gruene Hall, so stop by their websiteto get the details. Call Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort today to plan your stay, and celebrate fall!

Stay With Us

Relax at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort this fall. We offer beautiful cottages and RV sites – 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 vacation.

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

Jul 20

New Braunfels Rivers Open for Tubing

The sun is shining bright, so grab your friends and family and head out to New Braunfels this month, where you can enjoy tubing, live music, local eateries and the best summer vacation! Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and kick up your boots!

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 9.25.12 PMBoth rivers are open for tubing in New Braunfels, so come out to the Texas Hill Country and take a relaxing float on the Comal or Guadalupe River. Tubing draws in visitors from all around the state, and it’s a great way to soak up some vitamin D.

Check out Texas Tubes in New Braunfels, where you can have a great time on the 72-degree clear Comal River. If you’re daring, steal away into a tube chute — a part where the water diverts into a channel. Otherwise, the river ride is calm and relaxing. Texas Tubes rents out tubes and ice chests to carry your favorite beverages. Their shuttle will take you from where you get out back to the entrance.

If you’re ready to jump into the Guadalupe River, check out Rockin’ R, where you can rent a tube, raft, SUP or party barge. Don’t worry about transportation. Their bus will take you from where you get out at the end of your tubing ride back to the entrance. Their rentals are available at six locations in New Braunfels, so visit their website to find a location near you.

tubingRemember to wear plenty of sunscreen and keep yourself hydrated. When you’ve had a full day of summer fun, you can come home to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and relax in one of our spacious RV sites or cozy cottages.

Stay With Us

Celebrate summer at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and RV sites – 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 vacation.

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

Jun 29

Celebrate Independence Day In New Braunfels

It’s not too late to plan your Fourth of July Vacation. You’ll have a blast in New Braunfels wishing America a happy birthday. We still have a few vacancies at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort, so grab a site before it’s gone!

JulyFourthThere’s a lot to love about New Braunfels in July. Cool off at Schlitterbahn Water Park where you can spend all day soaking up the sun and speeding down slides. Or relax in the Kristal River and work on your tan.Amusement Today voted Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels the World’s Best Waterpark, so come out and see why!

If you’re ready for a grand ole parade, come out to Downtown New Braunfels and catch the 2015 Old Time 4th of July Patriotic Parade and Program at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. The parade is fun for the whole family and everyone is welcome to walk or ride. You just have to have a patriotic theme and apply, which you can do here.

End the day with a blast as you enjoy a FREE red, white and blue fireworks show from HEB on the Fourth of July. Start the evening with a free concert by the Groove Hounds at 6:30 p.m. on the Landa Park Dance Slab. Then, grab a blanket or lawn chair and relax under the stars. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. and will put you in a patriotic spirit.

So sing the Star-Spangled Banner under the beautiful Texas sky, which shines bright in the Texas Hill Country. Call Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort today to reserve one of our remaining Fourth of July weekend vacancies. We’ll see you soon!

Celebrate With Us

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and RV sites – 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 summer vacation.

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

 

Jun 08

Your Kids Can Make a Masterpiece this Summer

School’s out for summer! Celebrate with your kiddos by taking a vacation to New Braunfels, where they can still learn while having a ton of fun. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort this season.

zebraCome out to Summer Art Camp at Casa de Linda Art Studio in New Braunfels. The studio is offering a variety of classes from June – August for children ages 5 – 9 and 8 – 13. The studio is located in the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, upstairs. Highly qualified teachers will teach your children the basics of portraits, drawing, painting, jewelry making, mosaics and more.

Choose between morning classes from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. for kids ages 5 – 9, and take the older kiddos to afternoon classes from 1 – 3 p.m. for ages 8 – 13. Classes include fun projects like “Zychedlic Zebra,” pet portraits, cartooning, “My Unicorn Friend” and more. To register for classes, visit their website.

You can also check out the current show for the month of June at the New Braunfels Art League, “Art in the Hills.” This show features Hill Country Art League members from Boerne, Canyon Lake, Seguin, New Braunfels and Wimberley. Appreciate the artistic side of the Texas Hill Country, and encourage your children to unleash their creativity. Then come home to Hill Country RV Resort and relax for the summer.balloon

Stay With Us

Kick off summer the right way at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and RV sites – 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 vacation.

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

 

May 30

Rock Out at Gruene Hall this June

Summer is right around the corner! Plan your June vacation now and soak up the sun in New Braunfels. Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is a great alternative to staying in a hotel, and gives you close access to attractions like Gruene Hall. Don’t miss their fantastic June lineup! 

guyJune 5, 8 p.m. – Bob Schneider

This native-Texan alternative rock singer and songwriter is putting on a can’t-miss performance. Bob Schneider has won over 30 Austin Music Awards, and his transparent songwriting has won over fans all across the U.S. Paul Cauthen will open the concert, and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25.

June 12, 8 p.m. – Larry Joe Taylor

Need some Texas Country in your summer? Catch this spectacular show by Larry Joe Taylor, one of the top songwriters in the state. His songs paint the picture of life’s ups and downs in a brilliant way. Doors open at 7 p.m. and there is an $8 cover.

 June 13, 9 p.m. – Junior Brown

This singer combines soul, country and Rock-n-Roll in a brilliant set that appeals to fans of all genres. Music lovers delight in his unique performance on his steel and electric guitar combination. Come out for heartfelt playing that will speak to your soul. Doors open at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20.

 June 19, 8 p.m. – Cory Morrow

This Texas Country star is releasing his new album, which portrays an honest depiction of himself in a mesmerizing way. He’s not one of those guys who “fakes it.” His emotionally-charged songs depict life’s good and bad moments in breathtaking way. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $25.

 Additional Concerts:

June 26, 8 p.m. – Uncle Lucius – Americana/Roots/Rock

June 27, 9 p.m. – Radney Foster – Country

 So make your June wonderfully musical at Gruene Hall. Reserve your spot at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort, and start packing for a summer of fun!

 Stay With Us

Kick off summer the right way at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and RV sites – 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 vacation.

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

 

May 25

Schlitterbahn Celebrates Heroes with Free Admission

One of New Braunfels’ hottest attractions is recognizing the heroes of our wonderful nation next week. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for Heroes Week at Schlitterbahn Water Park.

waterHeroes Week kicks off on Monday, May 25 and continues until Sunday, May 31. This weeklong promotion salutes troops and public safety officers by offering free admission to members of the military, police, firefighters and EMTs. Spouses and dependents of these heroes will also receive 50% off the gate price.

If you’re on active duty, a retiree, a veteran, a reservist or a member of the Department of Defense, you qualify for a free military wristband. Just bring your military ID to earn the discount, and purchase dependent tickets at the same time for half off. Public safety officers need to bring proof of employment.

Schlitterbahn Water Park has been voted the World’s Best Waterpark by Amusement Today. It features soothing rivers, family-friendly beaches, adrenaline-pumping plummets and plenty of places to relax and unwind. So come out and soak up the sun. You deserve a great vacation for your honorable service! Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and start summer with a big splash.

Stay Cool With Us

Kick off summer the right way at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. We offer beautiful cottages and RV sites – 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 vacation.

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