Nov 23

Trot Over to Gruene for Turkey Day

If you’ve been working hard on your healthy lifestyle resolution all year, the holidays can seem daunting. Go ahead and grab a plate of turkey and pie. We’ve got just what you need to balance all the tasty bites in New Braunfels! Kick up your feet at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort for the holiday season.

thanksgivingCome out to the Gruene Historic District on Thanksgiving Day at 8:30 a.m. for the annual Turkey Trot 5K and ¼-mile races. Tie up your laces, whether you’re a mall-walker or a triathlete. All fitness levels are welcome to walk or run the courses. The 5K is a great race for adults. The kids will enjoy the ¼ mile Turkey Chase, as they follow a turkey mascot through Gruene and try to get him!

Proceeds benefit the Comal Cops for Kids Foundation, including their Green Santa and Blue Santa programs. Both support children in the community! You can register for the races online to grab early bird pricing, or show up on Thanksgiving at 6:30 a.m. to sign up. You can pick up race packets before the event at U-Run in New Braunfels.

So don’t let the tryptophan keep you from reaching your goals! Head out to the Turkey Trot and strut your stuff as you sweep an award in your category, or just have a great, active time with friends and family. Then come home to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and kick back!

Stay With Us

Happy Thanksgiving from 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 16

A Guide To Holidays In The Hill Country

Save the date for these awesome holiday events! And remember, Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort can make for a unique holiday experience. Book with us, even if you’re just visiting. We have plenty of fun-filled activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. Happy Holidays!

New Braunfels’ Downtown Tree Lighting

Celebrate the holidays in New Braunfels this Friday November 20th at the Annual Downtown Holiday Lighting of the tree! The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting this event that officially kicks off the holiday season in New Braunfels. Millions of twinkling lights aren’t the only things coming to town, this night is also marked by a visit from Santa! Rally your friends and family for a great view and get your photos with the jolly man himself – remember to bring some cash!

Christmas in The Caverns

Did you know that Natural Bridge Caverns has their very own Christmas season? Their season includes fifteen nights of holiday fun you can only enjoy in this historic park, illuminated throughout with beautiful lights. The events are only taking place on the weekends, so come out and have a truly unique holiday experience.  

Events are from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm and  include:

  • Caroling in the Caverns
  • Hidden Passages Tour
  • Christmas Village
  • and MORE!

New Braunfels’ Wassailfest

Say cheers to the Holidays! Grab your cups of sweet wassail on December 3rd as the downtown streets will be closed for this year’s annual Wassailfest! It’s the community’s way of saying thank you for the continual support and choosing to shop downtown. It will be an evening of music, enchanting Holiday lights and plenty of stops to sample the local varieties of wassail! There will also be areas in the Main Plaza serving concessions as a fundraiser. Save the date for a festive Holiday experience, all captured in a warm cup of wassail!

Austin’s Trail of Lights

Have you ever imagined an entire trail of amazing lights? Every year, the Austin community can celebrate with this amazing trail as produced by the nonprofit Trail of Lights Foundation. Prepare yourself for a beautifully surreal holiday walk on the trail from December 8-22! Nightly, the trail will be open from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at Zilker Park. What night will you be going? Check out http://austintrailoflights.org/ for more information!

 

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

Nov 09

Gear Up for Winter with Spectacular Live Music

Fall is winding down, but the November lineup at Gruene Hall is hot enough to make you think it’s summer again. Spend the weekend or the month at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and take a break before the busy holiday season.

grueneGrab your tickets for Cory Morrow at Gruene Hall on Saturday, November 14. Doors open at 8 p.m. Born in Houston, Cory Morrow eventually became a Texas Country legend in Austin. His songs portray a poetic flair based on his renewed outlook on life. He tours with a new band and has released nine albums, selling more than 200,000 records.

Wade Bowen will play on Wednesday, November 25, and doors open at 7 p.m. Bowen has released five albums and has toured for more than ten years. His major hits have garnered him several regional awards and a passionate fan base, and he has paved a career in the Red Dirt circuit. Don’t miss this concert!

Here are a few more Gruene Hall highlights this month:

11/19 @ 8 p.m. – JD McPherson

11/20 @ 8 p.m. – Whitey Morgan

11/21 @ 9 p.m. – Dirty River Boys

11/27 @ 8 p.m. – Hayes Carll

11/28 @ 9 p.m. – William Clark Green

Call Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and make a musical weekend out of it. Stay for the season and enjoy mild temperatures and great nearby events and attractions. We’ll see you soon!

Stay With Us this Season

Wind down at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and enjoy the live music scene 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

 

Nov 02

The Wurst Part of Waiting is Over!

Happy Halloween from Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort! There’s still time to come out to New Braunfels for this spooky weekend, but just in case you can’t make it, we have another event in mind for your perfect family-friendly vacation.

wurstfestIt’s the best time of the year in the Texas Hill Country. Wurstfest is back in New Braunfels November 6 – 15. This event is a ten-day salute to sausage, and you SO don’t want to miss it! Immerse yourself in German culture with the finest, most delicious food in town. Wash it down with German, Texan and craft beers. Raise a stein to a good time!

Musical performances range from orchestra to Czech bands and folk ensembles. Wurstfest Grounds in Landa Park will be covered with a wide variety of music, entertainment, food and fun! So come out and have a great time. Admission includes access to all entertainment, and children under 12 are admitted free. You can purchase advance discount tickets at the Wurstfest website.

Save on lodging by staying at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort, and you’ll be around to catch all the fun Wurstfest has to offer. Call us today to book your stay!

Stay With Us

Don’t forget to schedule time for fun next month. Take a break before the holidays 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 16

The Addams Family Visits New Braunfels

Halloween is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to solidify your plans. Come out to New Braunfels and experience the sights and sounds of the Texas Hill Country in the fall. Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort this month!

addamsYour favorite odd family is returning to the stage. The Addams Family musical is playing at the Brauntex Theater October 23 – 25. This musical comedy brings back your favorite classic characters like Wednesday, Morticia and Gomez.

The performance includes music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and the script is based on a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The story follows a grown-up Wednesday Addams who has fallen in love with a man her parents haven’t met. She confides in Gomez Addams, who must keep the relationship secret from Morticia. Watch the conflict come to life with comedy as the Addams family hosts dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend.

For show times and tickets, visit the New Braunfels Performing Arts website. Kick up your feet at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and unwind on vacation.

Stay With Us

Spend Halloween 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 15

Winter Texans in New Braunfels!

Winter Texans

It is that time of year again when our Northern neighbors must weather the cold that draws so many of them down to Texas for the season. While the weather is just a general cooling off for us locals, it is certainly a welcomed move for over 3000 Winter Texans that call New Braunfels home from November through March. Even during Fall and Winter, New Braunfels is still booming – and for good reason! If you’ve had the privelege of being in New Braunfels during this season, it should come as no surprise as to why this town has peaked the interest of many Midwestern guests.

Wurstfest is our Ten Day Salute To Sausage! From November 6-15 New Braunfels comes together to celebrate our German culture. What’s not to like about amazing food, live music, and of course the beer. Get your tickets NOW at:http://wurstfest.com/buy-tickets/. And just when the holidays start to come around, New Braunfels has the perfect way for you to get in the spirit. Wassailfest began as a way for downtown merchants to thank their customers. On December 3rd, stroll the streets of downtown New Braunfels and have a toast to the town! RSVP Via Facebook Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1421011768222624/.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers a unique lodging experience for all our Winter Texan guests. We’re both fun-filled and affordable! From live music to fun activities – and even movie nights. Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort will treat you like family and make you feel right at home. We would like to take this time to welcome all those looking to escape the midwest to the Lone Star State! Get your front row seats to all the amazing events in New Braunfels this Winter and make your reservation at: https://secure.bookyoursite.com/hillcountry/reservation

Oct 13

Wurstfest Kicks off Next Month in New Braunfels

It’s that time of year again — time to celebrate German culture with a weeklong extravaganza! Wurstfest is kicking off in New Braunfels next month, and you can stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort to save on lodging.

wurstfest1Get ready for Wurstfest, November 6 – 15, 2015. Come out for live music from the Comal Country Band, singer and accordionist S-Bahn, Mark Halata and Texavia, and many more acts. Show off your muscles at Masskrugstemmen, a beer-stein-holding contest to see who can hold a full one-liter stein of beer the longest. It’s about five pounds on your outstretched arm, and it’s not as easy as it looks!

Munch on delicious delicacies at Stelzenplatz, or swing by the food wurstfest2trucks for a unique treat. Choose from over 30 craft beers from small Texas breweries at the Biergarten and relax with friends at the picnic tables as you listen to performances on the music stage. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, jump on a midway ride and spin to your heart’s content!

The Market is a unique experience featuring around 20 vendor booths. Get your Bavarian merchandise, unique packaged food, clothing and more. Wurstfest is even bigger and better this year, so don’t miss it! Call Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort today to book your vacation.

Say Cheers With Us

Kick back and 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

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