Apr 24

Craft Beer Festival Kicks off May in New Braunfels

Are you a craft beer enthusiast? We thought you might be. Head out to the event of the season in New Braunfels and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for the weekend.

wurstfestThe Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival will take place on May 9, 2015. Grab a cold pint from a selection of 40 beers on tap. Take the tour and sample from over 80 craft beers. If you get hungry and want some delicious grub to go with your brew, head over to the food trucks and grab something unique to eat.

There will be live entertainment provided by The Texas Tornados, Two Tons of Steel, Tom Gillam’s Kosmic Messengers and Kori Free and the Grove Hounds. Make your way over to the stage and dance along to the music. Show your competitive side in the Homebrew competition. If you’re a hops pro, enter your own brew into the competition to win Best in Show. The champion’s beer will be professionally brewed and served at Wurstfest 2015, one of the biggest festivals of the year that brings in many out-of-towners.

So show your love for all things craft beer and give homebrew glory your best shot. Then come home to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for a relaxing weekend in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Stay With Us

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages and RV sites – a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Enjoy close access to New Braunfels’ entertainment, live music, excellent restaurants and 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.

Apr 24

Celebrate May with Live Music!

New Braunfels’ live entertainment hotspot Gruene Hall has an impressive lineup this May, and you won’t want to miss it. Schedule your May vacation now at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort, and solidify your Memorial Day plans.

asleepThe fun starts at Gruene Hall on May 1 at 8 p.m. with Asleep at the Wheel. This multiple Grammy Award-winning band is an American country group with hits like “The Letter that Johnny Walker Read.” Catch their sensational performance to kick off the month.

Then come back on May 8 at 8 p.m. for Gary P. Nunn. This Texas musician helped kickstart the Outlaw Country Movement and sings classics like “What I Like About Texas.” Come move your boots to his dance songs, and see why he’s won several gold and platinum awards. Then stay the weekend and catch Hayes Carll on May 9 at 9 p.m. This singer/songwriter incorporates humor into his hayesmusic and wins over the crowd at every show.

Jerry Jeff Walker takes the stage on May 15 and 16 at 9 p.m. This is a limited seating concert that is first come, first serve. Jerry is a country rocker, famous from the Austin music community alongside Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel. Don’t miss these two opportunities to catch his show.

Additional May performances include:

May 22: Hal Ketchum, 8 p.m.

May 23: Dale Watson, 8 p.m.

May 25: Prophets and Outlaws, 1 p.m.

May 25: Parker Mccullom, 6 p.m.

May 29: Charlie Robison, 7 p.m.

May 30: Shinyribs, 8 p.m.

So grab your best pair of boots and head out to Gruene Hall this May. Then come and kick them off at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort.

Stay With Us
Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages and RV sites – a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Enjoy close access to New Braunfels’ entertainment, live music, excellent restaurants and 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.

Mar 30

Family-Friendly Fun at the Annual Crawfish Festival

Ready to have some family-friendly fun on vacation? Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is the perfect destination for spring. With live music, great restaurants, Schlitterbahn Water Park and local festivals, we know you’ll fall in love with New Braunfels this season.

concertCome out for the Crawfish Festival on April 25, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. at the Comal County Fairgrounds. General admission is just $10 online during pre-sale, $15 at the door, and $20 after 5 p.m. With your tickets, you can also purchase a two-pound crawfish plate that will have you licking your fingers. Vendors will be selling their products in the market, so stop by the booths to pick up a unique gift – for yourself or someone else. Stop by the gumbo cook-off and vote for your favorite in the seafood and chicken, sausage and other categories.

For live entertainment, this year you’ll be rocking out to one of crawfishAmerica’s favorite country bands, Little Texas, and Texas sensation Casey Donahew. Other entertainers include Kurt Reece and Mike Ryan. On the Cajun Stage, you can catch Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels, Gumbo Ce Soir and Dr. Zog. It’s going to be a fun day, so wear your best dancing boots and get ready to celebrate spring!

Stay With Us

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages and RV sites – a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Enjoy close access to New Braunfels’ entertainment, live music, excellent restaurants and 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.

Mar 13

Put a Spring in Your Step with Live Music in New Braunfels

You’ve set your clocks forward an hour, so now it’s time to jump into a new adventure. Experience the beauty of the Texas Hill Country at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. Stay for the weekend, the week or the month! Catch live music performances every weekend at the Phoenix Saloon.

1Friday, March 20 – 8 Ball Aitken

This Nashville-based musician is a perfect blend of country and blues. Originally from Australia, this singer, songwriter and side guitarist also plays blues, swamp and Americana. His number one hit song “I’m Going to Jail” topped Australian country music charts. Come see what the fuss is about at 9 p.m. Admission is free.

Saturday, March 21 – Laughin’ and Rockin’

Come out for a rock and comedy special and get your boots tapping and yourselves laughing with a performance featuring Jon Stringer, Blair Thompson, Joshua Jay Nieto and Dizorderly Konduct. The performance starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $15, or $10 in advance.

Friday, March 27 – Choctaw Wildfire

This Austin-based three-member band plays piano-led, Americana-style honky-tonk shotgun blues. The band features Charlie Pierce, drummer Lee Potter and bass guitarist Bob Cullen. The trio will be playing at 9 p.m. and admission is free.

Saturday, March 28 – Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit2

This gritty rock and roll band features soul with a powerhouse feel. This band isn’t afraid to get a little weird. Their newest album “Rapture” was released in 2014 with raving reviews. They perform at 9 p.m. and there is no cover.

So come on out to New Braunfels this spring and check out the live music scene. With plenty of local eateries and shopping nearby, you’ll find plenty to do and see. Come home to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort where you can stay as long as you want with monthly rates.

Stay With Us

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages and RV sites  a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. Enjoy close access to New Braunfels’ entertainment, live music, excellent restaurants and 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.

Mar 09

Find Your New Home with Monthly Camping at Hill Country

Looking for a change of scenery this spring and summer? Beautiful New Braunfels offers plenty of nearby attractions, live music every week and outdoor activities. Book your monthly stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort as you soak up the sunshine.

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Plenty to Do and See

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is located near Interstate 35, which makes it easy to travel to nearby San Antonio. Enjoy an evening along the River Walk, then come home to your spacious RV site. With Austin just 45 minutes away, it’s easy to take a day trip to the Texas State Capital, Zilker Park and local eateries. Gruene Historic District is also nearby, offering unique shops, restaurants and live music.

Amenities to Keep You Cozy

If you’re staying for a while, you need to feel at home.Outdoor Pool and hot tubHill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers guests access to an outdoor heated resort-style pool, two heated indoor pools, a lodge and a game zone. Spend time with your children on the playscape, or challenge your friends to shuffleboard. Round up the group to enjoy a BBQ at one of our pits, then finish off the evening with a game of horseshoes. Stay active in our fitness facility, and stay connected with social activities. Our RV sites are big-rig friendly, and you can enjoy free cable and Wi-Fi.

A Friendly Community

With a friendly staff and plenty of long-term RVers, Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers campers a sense of community. Our monthly RV rates make it easy to stay for a month, three months, six months or the whole year. Vacation is too good to end, so don’t let it!

Find Your New Home

Celebrate spring and summer at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. Our spacious RV sites have daily, weekly, monthly and yearly rates, so you can stay as long as you want! Call 830-625-1919 or visit our website to book your monthly stay.
Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

 

 

Feb 28

Fill Your Spring Break with Adventure

March is coming soon, which means spring break is too! If you’re looking for ideas to fill up your calendar, and a destination to fill your need for adventure, New Braunfels is the place for you. With plenty to do and see, and beautiful weather and scenery to top it off, your spring vacation in New Braunfels is sure to be the restart you need. Make it perfect by staying at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort, and saving money by skipping a hotel.

wineWine and Dine

Stop by the Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery for Texas-style wines. If you’re a wine expert, or even just an enthusiast, stop by their Tasting Room. It is open seven days a week from noon to 5 p.m. Tasting fees start at just $10 per person. You can also tour the winery to see the winemaking process. You’ll notice how much hard labor and love goes into Dry Comal Creek wines. Tours are held at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and tickets are just $3 when added to a full tasting. So grab your friends and toast to spring break!

Then, dine at some delicious local restaurants. From delicious Hill Country barbeque at Cooper’s, to fresh seafood at McAdoo’s and hot sliders at Mozie’s, you’ll find something for the whole group.

Splash and Savesplash

Cool down with refreshing chills and thrills atSchlitterbahn Water Park. From a gentle float on the Kristal River to a heart-pounding ride on the Black Knight, Schlitterbahn has rides for every adventure level.

If you want to spend time in the great outdoors, rent a tube and float the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers. Bring refreshments to stay hydrated and be sure to have a blast! Then come home to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort to save money on your stay in New Braunfels.

Relax and Refresh at Hill Country

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.

Feb 27

Jump, Run, Race Into Spring!

Stay active this spring, even on vacation. New Braunfels is a beautiful place to celebrate pre-spring, and escape to relax and rejuvenate. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Park, where you’ll feel right at home.

braunfestThis Saturday, February 28, will be an active one in New Braunfels. Come on out to the Sophienburg Museum and Archives for Braunfest, the best new festival in New Braunfels. Walk, run or sprint in the early morning 5k run/walk, great for the whole family. You’ll be running and walking through the beautiful New Braunfels Sophienburg Historic District. If you’re a CrossFit champion, join the Soph-Fit Games on the hill and show off your strength.

After exercising, you’ll want a reward. How about a Texas craft beer? Come out and sample the brews. You’ll get a commemorative pilsner glass to keep and five free 4-ounce beer samples. Then, you and your family can play with the Kids Fest, museum tours, live music and unique performances. All proceeds benefit the museum, so come out and have a blast for a good cause!

Stay With Us

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers 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 visit.

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

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 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.

tubingTubing

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.