Mar 11

Happening Now: Austin’s SXSW Festival!

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Entrepreneurs, movie buffs, and music lovers alike will all soon head to downtown Austin for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival. In addition to fans, keynote speakers and bands come from all across the nation to be a part of this now legendary event. This year’s keynotes include filmmaker J.J. Abrams as well as an unprecendented appearance by the POTUS himself, Barack Obama. While the festival is primarily known for it’s music + film events – there is more than meets the eye!

History. This uniquely Austin event was started back in 1987. It was a conference that would give guests a glimpse into the future of media. Nearly 30 years later, the event has grown significantly. While music has always been a huge draw, the heart of SXSW is to help creative people develop their careers by meeting others who also share a creative drive. Whether you are a start up looking for an investor, or a screenwriter looking for your big break – the possibilites are endless at SXSW.

Badges. If you are lucky enough to be able to purchase badges, you will want to check out http://schedule.sxsw.com/ and create your own rough schedule. Also go online to SX Social to see where your friends (or possible networking opportunities might be). There are alot of sessions and events, so the best way to make sure you don’t miss any would be to prioritize + plan!

Free Events. Remember  that not all of the events require badges to get in – free events during SXSW Interactive include SX Gaming, SX Create, The Dewey Awards, and The Job Market. Also, keep your eyes peeled on social media for other free events throughout the entire festival.

Dates. SXSW Interactive March 11-15, SXSW Film March 11-19, SXSW Music March 15-20, Register at:  http://www.sxsw.com/.

Feb 18

Spring Break in New Braunfels

Spring is just around the corner, and some of the great New Braunfels attractions are coming to life once again! Here in New Braunfels, we’re known for our tubing sites, such as the lavish Guadalupe and Comal rivers. Whether it’s simply enjoying a staycation or going out on the town, we want you to spend your Spring Break close to all of the action!

The great thing about New Braunfels is that there’s always something fun happening around town. Take a stroll through the beautiful Landa Park or even paddleboat on “Landa Lake.” You can also take advantage of the Spring Break opening of Schlitterbahn, March 12-20th! The rivers won’t be super packed yet so enjoy a float, a fish, or simply enjoy the view!

If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, stay with us at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort this Spring Break! We have tons of fun opportunities for a family staycation. Wiith daily activities planned for our guests including movie nights, live music, and – of course – our popular happy hour(s) for the parents to enjoy. Give us a call at 830-625-1919 to make a reservation, or visit us online at http://www.hillcountryrvresortnb.com/.

RV Resort Expansion

Kastleman & Associates, Inc. is looking to expand, specifically into more RV resorts. While we of course prefer the beautiful Texas Hill Country, as long as you’re in the United States we’re very interested in looking into newer locations. Do you own an RV resort or know of one that’s up for sale? Email me at bkastle@kastleman.com!

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.

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.