Dec 14

A Christmas Carol – Texas Style!

Need a bit more cheer this holiday season? December is the prime time to see family-friendly shows and entertainment in New Braunfels. Get into the Christmas spirit and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort!

lonestarcarolA Lone Star Christmas Carol will be playing on December 18 from 8 – 10:15 p.m. at the Brauntex Theatre. Enjoy this entertaining twist on the classic story, “A Christmas Carol” written by Charles Dickens. The story often follows Scrooge, a grumpy, stingy man who doesn’t understand the spirit of Christmas. After ghosts show him Christmas past, present and future, he just might have a change of heart.

This annual production is a bit different every time, and this year it has a Texas twang! A Texas band and singers from Dallas and Austin will accompany a storyteller throughout this heartfelt Christmas tale. Tap your boots along, and feel the joy!

Then come home to Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and enjoy the holiday season. Call us today to book your stay! 

Two-Step Over to New Braunfels

Celebrate the holidays at 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.

Dec 11

Hill Country for the Holidays!

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Earlier this year, Bryan Kastleman of Kastleman & Associates released two press releases explaining the benefits of staying at a rental accommodation like Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort instead of just a regular hotel off the IH 35 corridor. Some of Bryan Kastleman’s favorite things about the New Braunfels area are the numerous events and the community life the city has to offer throughout the year. The Christmas and New Year’s season is filled with wonder around New Braunfels with plenty of entertainment in historic Gruene and downtown. From wassailing around town to lighting ceremonies and meeting Santa Claus out and about – there are plenty of reasons to want to be in New Braunfels this holiday season!

Bryan Kastleman and Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort are expanding to make way for all the travelers wanting to be more than just “tourists” in New Braunfels, but rather looking to stay a while and take part in all the charming features of this intriguing city tucked between San Antonio and Austin. They are now offering more than 100 cottage rentals, including both park model RV’s and locally manufactured homes. The cottages range in style and can accommodate between two and eight people. And, because they want you to feel at home during your visit and stay as long as you can, the cottages are all fully furnished for your maximum comfort.

Bryan Kastleman and his team greatly appreciate the community life here in New Braunfels and believe that is what makes this place so special. So in designing a community life at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort, he wanted to inspire that same “family atmosphere” you find around town. Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort provides recreational facilities for the entire family to enjoy and plenty of space to roam and relax. If it weren’t for the vibrant opportunities around town, you might not even want to leave the grounds! For more information check out http://www.hillcountryrvresortnb.com/. We hope that you have a very special Christmas season while visiting and if you can’t make it to see us this year, we hope to see you in 2016!

For further readings:

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Mar 13

Ultimate Guide to Austin’s Best Food Trucks!

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Across the nation food trucks are playing a role in multi-million dollar commercial real estate investments. Austin has over 1,000 food trucks operating daily and space is becoming harder and harder to find. Rent can range from $500 to $1,500 a month per truck and many lots have waiting lists. This presents a great opportunity for commercial property owners to open up some of their vacant land or lots to food truck owners.

Austin is a foodies dream and it’s world famous food trucks are not to be missed.  When you find yourself on the hunt for some amazing food, track down one of these local food trucks and you can thank me later:

  • Micklethwait Craft Meats
    1309 Rosewood Avenue Austin, TX 78702
    You’re in Texas, so you need some great BBQ and this is hands down some of the best barbecue you could have and yes, it’s out of a food truck.
  • Biscuits and Groovy
    5015 Duval Street Austin, TX 78751
    If it’s breakfast you are searching for you’ll find it  this disco-themed truck serving biscuits and gravy. The Gloria Gaynor is an indulgent dish of fluffy biscuits smothered in white gravy, sausage, bacon, melted cheese, and scallions. There are several options for vegans and vegetarians, too!
  • Garbo’s Lobster Truck
    Check the website for daily location of their trucks.
    This is the best lobster roll outside of Maine.  If you want your lobster chilled, go with the classic “Maine Style,”  lobster + mayo + roll.  Want it warm? Choose “CT style,” replacing the mayo with drawn butter.
  • Way South Philly
    East 6th & Waller St, Austin TX
    Dishing out authentic philly cheesesteaks, italian sausage & tots served fresh from “The Little Red Trailer.” You will be hard pressed to find a better sandwich around town!
  • Turf N Surf Po’ Boy
    4th and Congress, Austin, TX
    Cravin’ some Cajun? This is the place for you.  They serve local fresh food and specialize in seafood, beef, pork, and veggies.

 Now that you’re hooked on the best food trucks in town, how about investing in some commercial real estate in Austin? If you’re interested please e-mail me at bkastle@kastleman.com!

Nov 11

Wurstfest – Sprechen Sie Fun!

Wurstfest is a unique celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun located in beautiful New Braunfels, Texas! Enjoy good fun, food, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. Wurstfest starts Friday November 7th and runs until Sunday, November 16th.

Wurstfest is a non-profit corporation designed to promote local commerce especially through tourism and preserve the community’s German heritage. It provides a vehicle for local civic organizations to raise large amounts of money for a wide variety of community projects. Wurstfest is a special event that visitors can attend and enjoy themselves and leave gratified knowing that their expenditures will go towards worthwhile projects.wurstfest-logo

New things to look out for this year at Wurstfest include their newly added StelzenplatzMasskrugstemmen, andCraft Beers! As Wurstfest grows in popularity every year expansion was inevitable; so this year just below Stelzenhaus Hall you will now find Stelzenplatz which includes Comal River views, a market, and a craft beer garden. Speaking of craft beer garden this is the first year ever that Texas craft brews will be available including local favorites New Braunfels Brewing Company and Guadalupe Brewing Company. In the Masskrugstemmen Contest, the strongest last the longest. This “beer-stein holding” contest is a traditional Bavarian endurance contest during which contestants must hold a one-liter stein of beer in one outstretched arm for as long as possible. A filled stein weighs roughly five pounds and you must keep it parallel to the ground at all times. If you spill one drop you will be disqualified. Do you have what it takes? Also, don’t forget about the convenient and safe Wurst Wagen!

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is conveniently located in New Braunfels! Book your stay with them and enjoy everything Wurstfest have to offer! Prost!

Oct 16

Get In Gear: Formula 1 Races Come to Austin

The 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is just around the corner on October 31st – November 2nd. The Formula 1 Grand Prix is the only stop in the United States and last year had an attendance of over 250,000 guests. With so many guests coming from all around the country, all hotels within a 2 hour radius are already full to capacity. Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort sits right off Interstate 35 and is only about 45 minutes from Austin. We offer cozy cottages and RV sites, which are a great alternative to a hotel room. Our location makes day trips to Austin a breeze and we are still taking reservations for race weekend.

Formula 1 is one of the most watched motorsports in the world with 19 races in 19 countries. This race is held at the state-of-the-art Circuit of the Americas track. Situated on a 1,000 acre site in southeast Austin, this prestigious 3.4 mile circuit track has a fan capacity of 120,000 and scenic views of downtown. Other events at the Grand Prix include a Ferrari Challenge, Ferrari Racing Cup, Mobil 1 Supercup and a pre-race parade.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort’s modern cabins sleep up to 8 people and come fully furnished. We also have over 250 RV sites on 320 acres which include WiFi, Cable TV, and water hook ups. After the race come take a dip in our brand new pool, check out the new Great Lodge and game room, or stay a couple extra nights and see what New Braunfels has to offer. For example; shop for antiques in Historic Gruene, take a float on the Comal or Guadalupe River, catch some live music in our charming down town or visit Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Visit hillcountryrvresortnb.com/ or call 830-625-1919 today to make your reservation!

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Oct 16

Rev Up for Formula One Racing

October is here, which means it’s time to get in gear for the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin, TX. Stay nearby at Hill Country Cottage and RV resort for a fun, fall getaway.

Hill Country - Formula 1The 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix will take place from Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas. Get geared up for some exciting, innovative motorsport action. Over 250,000 guests filled the Circuit of the Americas last year, making it one of the highest-attended F1 Grand Prix races of the year. Bigger is better in Texas, and our Formula 1 races are no exception!

Other events include a Ferrari Challenge, Ferrari Racing Cup, Mobil 1 Supercup and a pre-race parade. Visit the Grand Prix website for schedule and ticket information.

Race Over to 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 near the Austin area. 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.

Jul 15

Don’t Miss Live Music at Hill Country

Need to spruce up your playlist? Getting tired of hearing the same old thing? It’s time to come out and have a blast this summer at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort.

David Russell

July 11, 18, 25 at 7-10 p.m.

Grammy award winner David Russell will be taking the stage and serenading you with his chords. This classical guitarist is world-renowned for his musicianship.

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Pure Country – Ronnie Robinson

July 12 at 7-10 p.m.

Pure Country plays truly authentic country music; so don’t miss this chance to tap your boots.

Ken Parker

July 19 at 7-10 p.m.

Ken Parker is the leader of Texas Skyz Band, an acoustic group that adds their own flare to traditional songs. Ranging from bluegrass, classic country, gospel and the Beatles, they have great harmonization and stage presence.

Rare Dog Band

July 26 at 7-10 p.m.

Rare Dog plays a variety of music from blues, to rock to country. There’s something for everyone with Rare Dog Band!

Jam Out with Us

Book your weekend now so you don’t miss out on these concerts! Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers 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.

Jun 30

Save 33% in July and August at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is the place to be this summer.  Stay with us in July or August to enjoy our summer special.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is nestled in New Braunfels, a hot spot for live entertainment and family fun. Check in with us on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night and stay two nights. You’ll get the third night for free! That saves you 33% off your summer getaway.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages that accommodate 2 to 10 people. The cottages come furnished with linens, towels, kitchen utensils and a flat screen TV. Relax on the deck or patio and grill some hamburgers with your family as you relish in the beauty of New Braunfels. 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.

Jun 16

Spotlight: NB Housing Partners

Did you know that in America on any given night there are approximately 643,067 people experiencing homelessness? 238,110 of those people are in families; 25% suffer from mental illness including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression; 17% are considered chronically homeless; 13% are fleeing domestic violence; and 12% are veterans. You may think that homelessness is only in larger cities but it touches smaller cities like New Braunfels more than you may realize.

In New Braunfels a non-profit organization called Connections offers a secure alternative to the “streets” for homeless, abused, or at-risk youth. Another successful example of helping the homeless is Green Doors in Austin, Texas. They are a non-profit organization that owns and manages 28 properties throughout Austin. They are serving more than 300 residents annually, which includes managing 50 rental assistance vouchers for low income households in Travis, Williamson and Burnet Counties. Through these opportunities Green Doors is able to serve a variety of people struggling with poverty and homelessness, including veterans, persons with disabilities, and single parent families.

In February 2013 a group of locals formed NB Housing Partners: a non-profit set out to build the first transitional living shelter for the homeless right here in New Braunfels. The organization hopes to provide short term housing solutions to both individuals and families who may be facing a housing crisis. Key directors of this organization include Kellie Stallings from the before mentioned Connections Individual and Family Services and seasoned real estate professional Bryan Kastleman. If you are interested in assisting in the efforts of the NB Housing Partners or know someone needing transitional housing please e-mail bkastle@kastleman.com.

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*Stats courtesy of www.greendoors.org.

 

Jun 13

Celebrate Independence Day with Eli Young Band!

If you’re looking to have a blast this fourth of July, come out to Whitewater Amphitheater and stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort.

Eli Young Band will be playing on July 4, and doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The Texas-native band has three number-one hits under their belt as well as a Grammy nomination. “Crazy Girl” became the number-one most played country song of the year on Billboard’s 2011 year-end chart and won an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year.

Stay at Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort offers beautiful cottages and a large selection of RV sites, which are a cost-efficient alternative to staying in a hotel for the Eli Young Band Concert. Cottages come furnished with linens, towels, kitchen utensils and a flat screen TV. RV sites come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and water. 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.