Collective Retreat Hill Country Review: A Glamping Experience in Texas

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The Hill Country is the wine region of Texas. Here, there are plenty of natural attractions to explore, charming small towns to visit, and beautiful wineries to tour. If you’re planning on visiting this great Texas destination and looking for a place to stay, why not choose a glamping experience with scenic views? Find here a review of Collective Retreat Hill Country, a glamping getaway in Texas Hill Country.

About

Glamping is camping but with glamour. It’s for when you want to explore the outdoors without having to sleep in a sleeping bag or on an inflatable mattress inside a tent. It’s a way to experience nature without sacrificing modern comforts.

Then, enters Collective Retreat and its luxury accommodations in the heart of Texas Hill Country. This luxury stay offers comfy tents, privileged views of Montesino Ranch, exciting culinary experiences, as well as outdoor and wellness activities. The community is also part of the dark sky initiative, so get ready to spend some time admiring the starry nights.

Bed at Collective Retreat Hill Country

Location

Collective Retreat Hill Country is located in Wimberley, Texas. You can reach this secluded glamping spot by car from the main cities in Texas:

  • Austin: 45 miles
  • San Antonio: 60 miles
  • Houston: 180 miles
  • Dallas: 240 miles

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View of Montesino Ranch from Collective Retreat Hill Country

Room features

The secluded tents at Collective Retreat come with a king bed or double twin beds and fine 1,500 thread-count linens. Each of them has Adirondack chairs on the private deck and in-room details include wooden rustic furniture, pretty rugs, along with cozy chairs and blankets.

When it comes to the benefits of a hotel, Collective Retreat has it all. Think about a heater and heated banked for the chilly nights, and AC for hot summer days (typical of Texas). A wood-burning fireplace can also be handy when it comes to colder nights.

Now you must be wondering – what about the bathroom situation? Well, the tents at Collective Retreat have a full-size private bathroom containing a rain shower with hot water and a flush toilet. In the bathroom, you can also have access to a toiletry set containing body wash, shampoo, and conditioner, as well as a pair of towels and bathrobes – just like you’d find in a hotel.

Additionally, every tent has boxed water, a paid mini bar of snacks, and complimentary ground coffee with a French press, so you can have your cup of coffee in the morning while sitting on your deck soaking in the views.

Amenities

Every stay at Collective Retreat Hill Country comes with complimentary breakfast made to order from the Farm to Ranch menu at the Three Peaks Lodge.

The property also has a campfire for complimentary s’mores overlooking the valley at nightfall.

When it comes to food, lunch is available upon request. As for dinner, options include a six-course chef’s tasting menu and BBQ boxed dinner to be grilled by yourself on the on-site grills. Additionally, there’s a bar with local beers and wines and happy hour from 4-5 pm.

Collective Retreat Hill Country Common Area

Activities

There are a lot of activities offered by Collective Retreat Hill Country. For an additional price, you can go on an electric bike tour or horseback riding. If you’re looking for relaxation, yoga, meditation, and massage are also available.

One gastronomic activity perfect for couples is the Bubbly and Branding – an experience where you enjoy sparkling wine and brand your cutting board at the campfire to then be used as a charcuterie board.

Visit the Collective Hill Country website for a list of all activities.

Prices

Rates at Collective Retreat Hill Country start at US$ 289 and vary based on the time of the year and demand.

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Dining Tables at Collective Retreat Hill Country

Pros and Cons

Pros of staying at Collective Retreat Hill Country: location, luxury tents with attention to design and details, peacefulness, and offer of things to do nearby.

Cons of staying at Collective Retreat Hill Country: this is a great glamping location in Texas, so you may not want to leave the property to explore the surroundings. However, activities and food are on the pricier side.

Things To Do Nearby Collective Retreat Hill Country

Jacob’s Well

Jacob’s Well is one of the top natural attractions of the Texas Hill Country. This unique haven is located 10 miles from Collective Retreat and is mostly visited during the summer months as a swimming destination to beat the Texas summer heat.

Wimberley Square

When staying at Collective Retreat, you can drive to Wimberley Square (5 miles) to wander in its streets and visit the local shops and restaurants.

Hill Country Wineries

One of the main activities in the Texas Hill Country is to visit wineries for tastings, tours, or just for a quick bite. While at Collective Retreat, you can drive to Fredericksburg, which is only 60 miles away (~1h30), and visit my favorite wineries in the Hill Country: William and Chris, Grape Creek, Signor Vineyard, and other top ones.

Cypress Creek Nature Preserve

Close to Wimberly Square, you’ll find Cypress Creek Nature Preserve where you can enjoy the hiking trails, picnic areas, and wildlife and vegetation.

Blue Hole Regional Park

If visiting Collective Retreat in the summer, head over to Blue Hole Regional Park for trails and river fun with lots of floating and swimming.

From Here to:

From Collective Retreat, get on the road to Fredericksburg to experience more of the Hill Country. Other places of interest in the Hill Country include

  • Pedernales Falls State Park
  • Enchanted Rock State Park
  • Best wineries in the Texas Hill Country

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Pedernales Falls State Park Overlook, Texas
Pedernales Falls State Park

FAQ

  • What are popular attractions close to Collective Retreat Hill Country?

Nearby you can visit Jacob’s Well, Wimberley Square, Cypress Creek Nature Preserve, and Blue Hole Regional Park. With extra time, you can also reach Fredericksburg in 1h30.

  • What are some of the property amenities?

The property amenities at Collective Retreat Hill Country include luxury tents with full-size showers, dining experiences at Three Peaks Lodge, and a wide range of activities that include hiking, horseback riding, yoga, meditation, and more.

  • Is there parking?

Yes, there’s free parking available at the Collective Retreat Hill Country.

  • What are the check-in and check-out times?

Check-in is at 2 pm and check-out is at 11 am.

  • Are pets allowed at Collective Retreat Hill Country?

Pets are allowed for an additional fee per pet.

This article is not sponsored. I paid full price for my stay, so this review is 100% honest and reflects my true experience at the hotel.

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