The Sage Hill Inn Story
We’ve changed our name to include “Sage Hill” before the Inn Above Onion Creek. Our goal was to incorporate the beautiful Hill Country landscape and our unique dining experience into an easier-to-remember name. The Inn sits atop a hill on 88 acres above Onion Creek, with sweeping views of the Hill Country to the West. The location offers beautiful views of the Hill Country, the ideal setting for a romantic Texas getaway. The sunsets are spectacular and because the night sky is unimpaired by city lights, you can enjoy a sweeping view of the stars. Our bed and breakfast land is rich with wildlife including: deer, blackbuck antelope, wild turkey, foxes, raccoons and abundant birdlife. Take a look at our extensive Photo Gallery to get a better picture of our Hill Country getaway! If you’d like to see some of the recent press from Forbes, Austin Monthly, Texas Home and Living, the Statesman and more, take a look at our Recent Press page!
The Inn was purpose-built as an inn and restaurant in 1994 and has recently undergone a large renovation including a huge new pool deck, a new 14-person spa, a large outdoor fire pit, multiple room remodels, a doubling of the hot water heating capacity and an expansion of 25,000 more gallons of rain water storage.
Under new ownership and the same management, our goal is to provide you with an unmatched value for destination lodging, dining and spa services. The renovation doesn’t stop with our facilities either. In addition to greatly expanding our kitchen, we have switched to almost 100% locally purveyed ingredients and have been mentioned among the best restaurants in the Austin area. We also began serving a hand-picked selection of some of the top wines in the country as well as a selection of local beer.
The Sage Hill Inn Above Onion Creek has one of the largest grounds of any Texas hotel, resort or bed and breakfast. We just added a large limestone-bordered Bocce court with a great sunset view, and are adding Horseshoes and Washers in February of 2014. With miles of hiking and biking trails to explore, including the “overlook” which sits atop a cliff side eighty feet above Onion Creek, there are endless stunning views of the hills surrounding the Sage Hill Inn. Our recently renovated 25 yard-long pool and spa, partially shaded by large native oaks, is another great place to relax and take in the beauty of the Hill Country or swim a few laps. We have recently added a bocce court and two horseshoe pits, as well as a large outdoor fire pit which is perfect for relaxing under the stars. If you are planning a romantic getaway, honeymoon, girlfriend getaway, Hill Country wedding, family reunion, business meeting or marriage retreat, we would love for you to visit our award winning bed and breakfast.
The Sage Hill Inn is in an ideal location near Austin, right in the middle of the Hill Country Wine region, a few minutes from the Salt Lick BBQ, yet only fifteen minutes from the San Marcos Outlet Malls. You’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle but be able to drive there in no time!
- Salt Lick BBQ – 12 minute drive
- Duchman Family Winery – 8 minute drive
- Driftwood Vineyard – 22 minute drive
- Town of Wimberley – 15 minute drive
- Wimberley Glassworks – 15 minute drive
Texas is full of great golf and Hill Country is no exception. There are several challenging courses within a very short drive.
- Plum Creek – a short 10 min drive from Sage Hill. Driving Range, putting green, 18 hole championship course. Slope of 125, course rating 74.
- Grey Rock Golf Club – Great course in South Austin at Circle C Ranch twenty minutes away. It’s a challenging course with beautiful oak lined fairways. Slope of 130, course rating 73.4.
- Quicksand at Woodcreek – located 15 minutes away in Wimberley. It’s narrow fairways challenge you to hit it straight. Slope of 116, course rating 70.9
In addition to local hiking options, Sage Hill features over three miles of hiking trails that run down the cliffs, along the creek, and around the property. The scenic trails are great for a morning walk or run! Stop by the front office for a trail map, or you can view the map right here: Sage Hill Hiking Map. We’ve prepared a detailed Nature Guide as well that lists dozens of native Texas plants and geological features you’ll find in the area.
- Hamilton Pool Preserve – An amazingly beautiful natural pool that located in a box canyon 30 miles away. You take a quarter mile hike down into the canyon where you will be greeted by 100 ft Cypress trees lining the creek that flows out of the pool. At the end of the canyon there is a 50 foot waterfall that pours down into the pool year round! Swimming is allowed at certain times of the year and there is a small sandy beach where you can lay out and enjoy the sun.
- Pedernales Falls State Park – Blanco County, east of Johnson City, is a beautiful Texas state park where you can hike,tube,mountain bike and fish.
Swimming is always a favorite Texas past-time in the heat of the summer. The crystalline waters of spring-fed swimming holes are everywhere. You can swim or go tubing in the San Marcos, Guadalupe, Comal, and Blanco Rivers – all within 45 minutes. Several other fun options are also nearby!
- Texas Ski Ranch – Wakeboarding, skatepark, and more. No boat is required! Texas Ski Ranch offers a cableway system that can two up to 6 wakeboarders, skiers or kneeboarders at the same time.
- Thunder Hill Raceway – Drive Nascars, or high-speed Go-karts, take racecar driving lessons or just watch a race!
- Helicopter Tours of Texas – Texas Helicopter Tour Rides in New Braunfels serves Austin to San Antonio, the Hill Country and Central Texas area.
- Bear Creek Stables – Horseback riding located just outside of Buda, TX, which is about 20 minutes from the Inn.
- Davis Fly Fishing Service – A guide based excursion specializing in Hill Country trout and river bass. Davis Fly fishing service offers float trips on the Blanco, Llano, San Marcos and Guadalupe rivers.
- Skydive San Marcos – Experience the thrill of a lifetime. Skydive San Marcos is the premier skydiving facility in Central Texas. Make an exciting skydive from over 10,000 ft above the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
- Bel Canto Farms – Wimberley Texas also offers horseback riding lessons and trail rides.