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.

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.

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.

Sep 15

Coming Soon: Gruene Music and Wine Fest

The 28th Annual Gruene Music and Wine Fest is just around the corner on October 9th – 12th and is brought to you by Gruene Hall, 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels, and other sponsors including the Hospitality and Visitor’s Association (HAVA). It is comprised of 4 distinct events over 4 days and is a favorite festival among New Braunfels locals and visitors alike!

The festival kicks off on Thursday October 9th with a “Not From Texas” experience. There will be wine tasting from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at The Grapevine garden featuring 30 German and New World Wines; and live music from Acoustic Jungle! There will also be “Not From Texas” door prizes featuring wine and vacation packages to Savanna, Orlando, and Kansas City. This event will be emceed by Tiffany Gruene Music and Wine FestMayne from 92.1 Radio New Braunfels and then you won’t want to miss Uncle Lucius performing at Gruene Hall at 8pm.

The festival continues on Friday October 10th with “Rockin’ Texas Wine and Food” from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Gruene Hall. There will be a private show and meet/greet with Robert Earl Keen, catered dinner by Gristmill River Restaurant, silent auction, wine tastings, and of course the Great Guitar Action! Finally, top off the night with Robert Earl Keen in concert at Gruene Hall at 9 pm.

On Saturday October 11th there will be “Texas Tasting and Tunes” with live music from 12 pm – 5 pm on two stages: The Grapevine garden and Gruene Hall. There will be 30+ Texas wineries featured, local food tastings, food trucks on site and craft vendors. Also, don’t miss Cory Morrow at 9 pm in Gruene Hall!

Sunday October 12th will be a “Texas-Style Musicfest” starting with a Gospel Brunch at Gruene Hall from 10:30 am – 12 pm catered by The Gristmill River Restaurant. Then from 1 pm – 6 pm the “Brew-N-Que” will take place at the Grapevine garden featuring live music, beer and wine tastings, barbecue, food trucks, and a handmade gift market. Finally, join us at Gruene Hall from 1 pm – 10 pm for 8 hours straight of live Texas music including Jason Boland, Midnight River Choir, Seth James Band, and more!

To purchase your tickets or for  more information head over to www.gruenemusicandwinefest.org!

 

Sep 08

September is the Month for Live Music

The September lineup at Phoenix Saloon is impressive – all the more reason to come out to New Braunfels and make a vacation out of your visit. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort, and relax as summer fades into fall.

Screen shot 2014-09-06 at 6.47.07 PMDon’t miss stars like county-versed troubadour Aaron McDonnell, performing Sep. 10 and 24 from 8 – 10 p.m. The cost for these concerts is FREE! So come early and grab a good spot as McDonnell serenades you with a deft and emotive style.

If you feel like dancing, come out on Sep. 13 at 9 p.m. for a rockabilly dance party special hosted by The Georges. There’s no cover for this concert, so grab your friends and get ready for fun.

Multitalented Hill Country song man Jesse Stratton plays guitar, saxophone and harmonica, and you can hear him perform on Sep. 17 from 8 – 10 p.m. Admission is also free!

September Lineup:

9/5 – 8 Ball Aitken

9/6 – Blue Water Highway Band + The Merles

9/10 and 9/24 – Aaron McDonnell

9/12 – Slim Bawb & The Fabulous Stumpgrinders

9/13 – The Georges

9/17 – Jesse Stratton

9/19 – Friday Night Fever! With the Nightowls

9/20 – Matt Begley & Bitter Whiskey + Madeline Jennings Band

9/26 – North of Nashville

9/27 – Adam Johnson & The Pay Me’s

The Phoenix Saloon is located at 193 W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX. Visit their website for a calendar and ticket information.

Your Home Away From Home
Book your September 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.

Aug 18

Finalize Your Plans for Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is approaching and time is running out to make your vacation plans. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and catch Jared Blake and Rare Dog Band perform live.

Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 1.30.30 PMStay with us for Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29–31 and hear Rare Dog Band perform Saturday night, Aug. 30 and Jared Blake on Sunday night, Aug. 31.

Rare Dog Band offers a variety of music from blues, to rock to country, so there’s something for everyone.

Jared Blake is nationally recognized from The Voice, where he took the stage on Blake Shelton’s team and rose to stardom as a country artist.

Don’t miss these great concerts!

Book Now for Labor Day

Book your Labor Day vacation at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort now, as spots are filling up quickly. We offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel. 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.