Hey Austin Mommas!!!  Now that we’re well into the school year and new schedules, blah, blah, blah….I think everyone is getting the itch.  You know that one where you just need a little getaway to breathe a bit, have some quality time with your partner, and press the reset button on life.  Usually when I get that itch, a good day trip or night away does the trick.  Here at Austin Moms Blog, we definitely know and honor the importance of taking time for yourself and your relationship….and if you’ve got that “early fall itch”, we have three perfect ideas for a little staycation around town to revitalize yourself…and to get that itch scratched!

B&B Staycation:  The Inn Above Onion Creek

This gorgeously eclectic and rustic B&B just south of town is where we stayed the night of our wedding.  This place is literally a breath of fresh air.  Nestled on 88 acres of the Hill Country, guests have the pleasure of hiking, relaxing in the pool, getting a spa treatment, or just watching the sunset from one of the many sprawling porches with your honey.  You must check out their photo gallery…it’s  amazing!  My personal recommendation would be the Porter Room, or if you’re looking for a bit larger accomodations, the Ranch House private cottage is quite impressive.


Classic Austin Staycation:  A Full Day’s Austin Sights, Activities, and Eats

Paddleboarding on Town Lake - Picture of Austin, TexasThis photo of  is courtesy of TripAdvisor

You can have a wonderful staycation around Austin while spending the night in your own home at the end of the day.  Not only is it budget friendly, but it’s an excuse to spruce things up a bit in the bedroom to make it “new to you”…think candles, fine chocolates and French Macarons for late night snacks, and a cool playlist for winding down.  Now that you know how you’ll end your staycation, let’s back up and begin with some breakfast, shall we?  Start your day off right at Gourdough’s (Mmmmm, the Flying Pig is a must!), and then go work some of that off by paddle boarding on Lady Bird Lake.  Around lunchtime, sprawl out on a quilt at Zilker and enjoy a lazy picnic lunch (the one that you packed the night before…right?).  If it’s warm, take a dip there at Barton Springs or head over to Deep Eddy.  Round out your afternoon and evening with a movie at Alamo Draft House, catch some local live music, or head out to the Oasis for dinner and a beautiful sunset.  Even though you’ll have had an eventful day, consider yourself well-versed in the great city that is Austin (that is, of course, if you aren’t already).  Remember how the evening at home wraps up??? (see above)……Mmmmkay, see ya’ later!

Livin’ It Up Austin Staycation:  Lake Austin Spa & Resort

Want to take a break from the real world and live it up in luxury locally?  The clear choice is to head straight to Lake Austin Spa & Resort.  Take part in one of their 100+ spa treatments, energize yourself with a cardio fix, be waited on at the pool, or simply stay in your robe all day!  They often have special activities and programs they offer guests, so check the schedule before you go to see what might be in store for you!  The pampering you receive here makes all the cares of the world melt away…it really lives up to all its accolades!

So there you go!  One of those options should be able to nip that Fall itch in the bud….and if it doesn’t, you could always do the mature thing….which is to plug your ears, sing loudly, retreat to your bedroom, and hide under the covers from your kids.  So yeah….hopefully a staycation does the trick.


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