Originally created by John & Janie Orr in 1995 as a 12-room destination inn and restaurant on the old Kuykendall Ranch, the property has undergone a large renovation to create an ideal setting for a romantic Texas getaway. Improvements include a huge pool deck, 14-person hot tub, full-service spa, large outdoor fire pit, additional private lodging units, and multiple room remodels. Our luxury inn and spa near Austin, TX offers sweeping views of Hill Country with spectacular sunsets, and because the night sky is unimpaired by city lights, amazing views of the stars as well.
Romantic Texas Getaway Near Austin
Blending the Beauty of Hill Country with Wellness
If you’re planning a romantic Hill Country getaway, honeymoon, girlfriend getaway, wedding, family reunion, business meeting or couples retreat, we would love for you to visit our award-winning bed and breakfast. Take a look at our Hill Country resort and spa photo gallery to get a better picture of our Texas getaway!
We’re Proud to Be Part of the Preservation
In the late 90’s, the city performed a test by putting dye into holes in the bottom of Onion Creek, and it came up in the famed Barton Springs three days later. This prompted the city to purchase and protect 2,000 acres directly across from the inn to protect the watershed and created the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, which is one of the reasons we are so serious about protecting the water at the inn.
We have low flow showers and toilets, rainwater capture for over 20,000 gallons, use grey water from laundry for the grounds, and have all of our towels and linens laundered off-site. Finally, the city recently purchased the 367 acre ranch just south of us to add more land to the protection zone. So our 88 acres is surrounded by over 2,500 acres of protected space.
Nourishment From the Inside Out
In our kitchen, we have switched to almost 100% locally purveyed ingredients, including from our own garden. We have also began serving a selection of the top local wines and beers.
All stays include an expanded continental breakfast and 3-course dinner each day in our on-site restaurant – which has been mentioned as one of the best restaurants in the Austin area.
Enjoy Resort-Style Amenities and Activities
The Sage Hill Inn & Spa offers miles of hiking trails, including the “overlook” which sits atop a cliff 80 feet above Onion Creek. We’ve recently added a full service spa and 4 lighted pickleball courts & pavilion. Our pool and spa area is partially shaded by native oaks and is a great place to relax and take in the beauty of the Hill Country or laze the day away sunbathing, floating, or just relaxing with a book. We have bocce, washers, corn hole and horseshoes, as well as a large outdoor fire pit which is perfect for relaxing under the stars. The land surrounding our inn is rich with wildlife including deer, black buck antelope, wild turkey, foxes, raccoons and abundant birdlife.