Feb 17

Live Music to Put the Spring in Your February

Get into the swing of spring with live music at Gruene Hall. Gruene Historic District draws in visitors with its downtown charm, delicious restaurants and headliner bands. Stroll through the beautiful area, sip on wine and craft beers and stop by Gruene Hall for the best pre-spring lineup. Rest and relax at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for an awesome vacation.

Shakey Graves – Friday, February 20

Alejandro Rose-Garcia (known at Shakey Graves) has reached national acclaim with his new record, “And the War Came.” This one-man band shreds his guitar and drums on an old suitcase. His effortless performances have ranked him near the top of digital best-seller charts. He accomplishes powerful, mesmerizing sound infused with blues and folk. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Hayes CarllHayes Carll – Saturday, February 21

Hayes Carll offers a unique take on music, singing songs that skewer small thinking and hypocrisy. His songs are committed to truth. He is often found playing in honky-tonks and rock clubs and his music transcends genres, bringing his audience together. Doors open at 8 p.m.

The Wood Brothers – Friday, February 27

Oliver played guitar in cover bands before beginning to sing and tour with King Johnson. The band played music that blended blues, R&B, funk and country. Christ studied jazz bass and became a cornerstone of contemporary jazz. After pursuing their separate musical careers, the brothers bonded together, blending their individual strengths of classic songwriting and forward-thinking. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Paul Thorn Band – Saturday, February 28

The Paul Thorn Band offers emotionally restless and accessible music for fans of rock and singer/songwriters. Paul Thorn tells stories that are inspired by his own life, as well as songs about universal truths to make people feel good. Doors open at 8 p.m.

For the full calendar, visit Gruene Hall’s website. Live music is just one of the many entertainment options New Braunfels has to offer, and Hill Country Cottage and RV resort is the perfect place to come home to.

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 15

Austin Named The Place To Buy And Invest In 2015

With the “flipping” trend coming to an end, now is the time to consider long-term housing investments. Whether you are a professional investor like me or a novice looking at your first purchase, housing is a pretty safe bet in our area.

When you are looking for a good city to buy a home in or invest in real estate property, you should look to cities with strong job growth and where homes are relatively low priced. Based on those requirements, Forbes recently named Austin, Texas as the number one place to invest in 2015 (out of 300 markets with aaustin2metropolitan population of at least 550,000). With both it’s growing population and appealing job opportunities, experts predict a steady supply of renters in Austin for the coming years.

Austin has a current population of 1,883,051 and the population grew 8.9% from 2010 to 2013. Job growth is up to 3.6% annually which is higher than the national average of 2%. This increase in  job opportunities is creating the perfect market for property owners. According to DMDataBases, 54% of housing units in Austin are occupied by renters and 30% of renters will rent for 3-5 years. Jobs are not the only thing that attracts people to Austin, local attractions include: University of Texas, downtown Austin, city parks, Lady Bird Lake, the Colorado River and much more.

With strong industries like energy and technology, four other Lone Star State cities top the list of best places to buy or invest this year: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth. You will find the highest priced homes in Austin and the lowest priced homes in Fort Worth.

If you are interested in learning more or investing in the Austin area please contact me at bkastle@kastleman.com!

Jan 10

Shape Up Your Golf Game in the New Year

Schedule a relaxing golf vacation on your 2015 calendar. New Braunfels is the perfect destination for putting on the green. Rest your tired legs at Hill Country Cottage and RV resort, and enjoy the peaceful scenery of the Texas Hill Country.

golfThe newly remodeled Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs is the perfect golfing destination. The public 18-hole golf course offers golfers a challenging game with the breathtaking beauty of the Texas Hill Country. Landa Park expands over acres of beautifully sculpted grounds set alongside the historic Comal Springs.

Need to get your game in tip-top shape? Head over to Landa Park’s practice facilities. Landa Park offers convenient facilities with the option of lessons and assessments provided by PGA-rated instructors. Check out the warm-up cages and the large putting and short game practice area with no bunker.

To golf at Landa Park, you’ll just need your own set of clubs and golf bag. Men can wear shirts with sleeves, but no cut-off shorts. Women can wear sleeveless shirts, but no tank tops. For more information and policies, visit the Landa Park website.

New Braunfels is home to several other golf courses as well. Check out our area attractions page for ideas of what to do and see in New Braunfels.

Stay With Us

Resolve to have more fun 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 and live music, and is the home to the world-renowned 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.

 

Jan 03

Spend Your Saturdays at Gruene Hall

Fill your Saturdays with live music in New Braunfels. Come out to Gruene Hall and Gruene Historic District for live entertainment, dining, shopping and family fun. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for a relaxing winter vacation.

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January’s lineup at Gruene Hall is one you won’t want to miss. Come out to see your favorite artists, and stay for a walk through the Gruene Historic District. With delicious restaurants and a variety of shopping, you’ll have a blast as you stroll through the streets, taste wine, and spend time with the family.

Here is the schedule for music on Saturdays in January at Gruene Hall:

Bill Kirchen

Come out to Gruene Hall for a free rock-a-billy show on January 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. This near-legendary guitarist will be playing songs from his new album “Seeds and Stems.” Don’t miss this musical treasure and his impeccable guitar runs.

Reckless Kelly

Reckless Kelly will be performing on January 17, 2015 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. and Paul Cauthen will open. Austin’s Reckless Kelly is currently touring their eighth album, “Long Night Moon.” Each song on this album has something to do with traveling, and the theme emerges in an honest and original way. The group is known for their explosive live shows and passion.

Whiskey Myers

Catch Whiskey Myers on January 24, 2014 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. The loud and proud Whiskey Myers sings about what they know with directness and clarity. Their music is everyday soul and their songs are stories with relatable characters and situations.

Cory Morrow

Cory Morrow will be performing on January 31, 2015 at 8 p.m. Cameran Nelson will open and tickets are $25. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cory Morrow is a singer who can’t fake it. He sings emotionally charged songs that share wisdom, fun and heartache. Morrow moves from singer-songwriter to rowdy, rockin’ country.

For tickets and information, visit Gruene Hall’s website.

Stay With Us

Escape your winter blues 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 and live music, and is the home to the world-renowned 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.

Dec 27

Free Line Dancing Lessons for the New Year

Happy New Year from Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort! We hope it’s your best year yet, and we’re here to make sure it is. Take a vacation this January and spend more time having fun and relaxing in beautiful New Braunfels.

DancingWhat are your New Year’s resolutions? If you’re looking to fine tune your dancing skills, come out to the Phoenix Saloon on most Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon. You’ll get to participate in free dance lessons with Miriam Weiss’s Hill Country Line Dancers. Drop by the Phoenix Saloon website to see the schedule.

These boot scootin’ dance lessons are suitable for all levels, from just beginning to dance level pro. When you’re done showing your moves, come on over to your home away from home. Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort has cozy cottages, RV sites and a large selection of outdoor and indoor amenities. Make sure one of your resolutions is to relax on vacation!

Stay With Us
Celebrate the New Year 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 and live music, and is the home to the world-renowned 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.

Dec 19

Welcome 2015 With Live Music

Make your December lively with live music in New Braunfels, TX ­– a hotspot for entertainment. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for the holidays and give your family the gift of a relaxing vacation.

The Phoenix Saloon has a spectacular December lineup that you won’t want to miss. Stop in for live music almost every night.

NEw YEar80s Party Night with Passing Strangers – Dec. 20, 2014 @ 9 p.m.

Phoenix Passing Strangers takes the stage featuring the Georges drummer Chris “Doddsy” Dodds. Come out for a rocking night of 80s song covers!

Happy Hour with Junior Nash – Dec. 24, 2014 @ 7 p.m.

Come out for the Christmas Eve happy hour featuring classy country, blues and jazz stylings of guitar-whizz Junior Nash.

The Georges Big End of the Year Rockabilly Dance Party – Dec. 27, 2014 @ 9 p.m.

The second-annual end of the year rockabilly dance party by the Georges will feature your favorite songs. Get ready to dance the night away!

Javi Garcia’s 3rd-Annual New Year’s Eve Party – Dec. 31, 2014 @ 8 p.m.

Say goodbye to 2014 with Javi Garcia and the Cold Cold Ground. Javi is like a southern gothic Texas Bruce Springsteen and draws from the same well as Steve Earle. Javi’s special guests this year is Bird Dog, a rock band ready to play into 2015.

Reserve your end-of-the-year vacation at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort today!

Stay With Us

Relax at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for the rest of 2014. 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-renowned 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.

Dec 15

Holiday Happenings in the Hill Country

The fun never ends in Texas! Take it from all the “Winter Texans” out there who call New Braunfels home from November through March. Over 3,000 guests from midwestern states enjoy our mild temperatures and reasonable prices each winter.  During the so-called “off season” there are plenty of things to do and see in our charming little town. Check out the list below of some of the top Winter Texan attractions:

  1. Downtown New Braunfels – Every holiday season New Braunfels lights up their plaza for everyone to enjoy and take family photos.
  2. 2014 Holiday Wine Trail – The Dry Comal Creek Vineyard of New Braunfels is a local winery that hosts the 2014 Holiday Wine Trail, taking place December 5 – 21, 2014.  The vineyards and tasting rooms will be dazzling with Christmas lights, and filled with warmth and holiday cheer. Listen to the soothing sounds of Christmas carols and munch on delicious Christmas treats next to the fireplace.
  3. Christmas at the Caverns – In December Natural Bridge Caverns holds “Christmas at the christmas at the cavernsCaverns”. Running until December 23, 2014, the park is illuminated with thousands of sparkling lights. Two unique underground shows, Caroling in the Caverns and Journey to Bethlehem, will set you in the Christmas spirit. The park features a musical light show and a 30-foot decorated Christmas tree at the center of Christmas Village. Try the Christmas maze, hop on a Hill Country hayride, listen to a singing cowboy as you roast a toasty s’more and shop to your heart’s content. You can do it all at Christmas at the Caverns. For dates, showtimes and availability, visit NaturalBridgeCaverns.com!
  4. Austin’s Trail of Lights – The Austin Trail of Lights runs till December 21st and is located at Zilker Park. They have delicious food, interactive kids areas, new and improved displays, holiday entertainment, and great photo opportunities. For help planning your visit, check out this “Family Night” Trail of Lights Checklist!
  5. San Antonio Riverwalk – During the holiday season they light up the Riverwalk with thousands of beautiful christmas lights.  With so many places to shop and dine this is definitely an outing you won’t want to miss out on!

If you are looking for the perfect place to stay during your winter texan adventures, stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. They offer beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites with winter texan rates. Head over to HillCountryResortNB.com to book your stay today!

Dec 15

Catch Christmas at the Caverns Before It’s Too Late

Wanting to add a bit of brightness to your December to-do list? Take a vacation to New Braunfels and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. With its central location to all of New Braunfels’ fun holiday attractions, you’ll wonder why you didn’t visit Hill Country sooner.

ChristmasIn December Natural Bridge Caverns becomes Christmas at the Caverns. Running until December 23, 2014, the park is illuminated with thousands of sparkling lights. Two unique underground shows, Caroling in the Caverns and Journey to Bethlehem, will set you in the Christmas spirit. The park features a musical light show and a 30-foot decorated Christmas tree at the center of Christmas Village.

Take a try at the Christmas maze, hop on a Hill Country hayride, listen to a singing cowboy as you roast a toasty s’more and shop to your heart’s content. You can do it all at Christmas at the Caverns. For dates, show times and availability, visit the Natural Bridge Caverns website.

Stay With Us

Stay jolly this Christmas season and relax 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.

Dec 05

Take a Sip of Holiday Cheer

If your holly jolly season would be perfect with a glass of wine, come out to the 2014 Holiday Wine Trail in New Braunfels. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for a relaxing Christmas vacation.

Hill Country - Wine HolidayThe Dry Comal Creek Vineyards of New Braunfels is the local winery for the 2014 Holiday Wine Trail, taking place December 5 – 21, 2014.  The vineyards and tasting rooms will be dazzling with Christmas lights, and filled with warmth and holiday cheer. Listen to the soothing sounds of Christmas carols and munch on delicious Christmas treats next to the fireplace.

Tickets are $60 for couples or $35 for individuals, and the price includes a collectible ornament from Texas Hill Country Wineries, a full tasting at each winery with a limit of four per day and a 15% discount on three bottle purchases. Your purchase gives you 17 days to visit 42 wineries.

To find out more information, visit the Holiday Wine Trail website.

Stay With Us

As the busy holiday season approaches, there’s never been a better time to kick back and relax 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.

Nov 28

Learn to Fly Fish this December

Looking for something fun to do with your family this holiday season? Come to New Braunfels, TX, where nature is beautiful all year round. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for the vacation you’ve needed all year.

Screen shot 2014-11-27 at 5.50.06 PMThe 9th Annual Action Angler fly-fishing event is taking place on December 6 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Action Angler Outdoor Center at 9751 River Road. Come out and learn the basics of fly-fishing and learn tips from the pros. Texas Parks and Wildlife will be stocking the Guadalupe River with plenty of trout. Local fly fishing guides will lead the class, and instruction is just $30 per person.

Spend quality time with your family as you enjoy the great outdoors. Demo rods are available and personal equipment is also welcome. You’ll also receive product samples from sponsors, so who knows what you’ll discover. All proceeds from this event go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife trout stocking program.

Relax at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

There’s never been a better time to kick back and relax at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and escape to nature. 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.