Let’s talk about self-care! I know some of you just rolled your eyes, but hear me out on this one.
There is a general sense of worry in the air. Times are undeniably tough. That means there is no time like this moment to have your own back and take care of yourself.
Self-care looks different to everyone. It’s not always pedicures and massages. It can be taking a nap, turning off the news, going for a walk, calling a friend or...more
Did you know the first inhabitants of the Texas Hill Country were nomadic groups of Native Americans? A variety of native people roamed through Texas, largely following buffalo herds, for thousands of years before Spanish explorers found the Americas. Native Americans constructed tipis (or teepees) as living quarters, but they also represented a sacred structure of home, safety, and community. Tipis are considered the original “mobile home”....more
South by Southwest (or just “south by” if you want to sound super hip) is a 10-day event in Austin, Texas featuring some big-name speakers, comedians, musical artist, networking events, exhibitions and tons of unique entertainment. And no, it has nothing to do with the airline company. The first SXSW event was held in 1986 to highlight talented Austin musicians and help put them on the map.
Since the 80’s the festival has exploded in...more
Dust off those cowboy boots and head over to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo! The Rodeo may have kicked off on February 6th but the fun continues through the 23rd!
Tickets to stroll the fairgrounds are $10, $5 for Senior Citizens, or kids 3-12 years old. Tickets for the rodeo start at $20 and include admission to a variety of PRCA rodeo events, admission to the fairgrounds and a concert performance following the rodeo...more
Don't let low temperatures keep you from enjoying your weekend or Winter Texan vacation!more
Mystic Quarry offers easy access to some of the best trout fishing on the Guadalupe River!more
Whether your visiting for a long weekend or escaping snowy weather for several months, Central Texas offers a special chance to explore your surroundings and find unique adventures. Here at Mystic Quarry, located between Austin and San Antonio, nestled in the oak-filled hills, we call ourselves a basecamp for good reason.
Let’s assume you’re an outdoor person for a moment and if you’re not, maybe you should reconsider. There is no...more
As the Holiday season approaches, thoughts turn to family and decorating your home with holiday cheer. This is also a time of year when coming up with the perfect gifts for the ones you love can be a little stressful. Sure, you can shop online, but why miss an opportunity to pick one-of-a-kind gifts from local vendors and artisans? Join us for local market days in...more
New Braunfels’ Wurstfest is an experience like none other. Here are the top 3 reasons why you shouldn't miss this unique German celebration. Catch a ride with our shuttle service and join us at the festival this year from November 1-10!more
Lovers of the outdoors and luxurious environments rejoice; glamping season is upon us! Whether you are seeking the tranquility of the natural world or wanting to experience the unique accommodations, glamping in Texas is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in style.more
At Mystic Quarry, we offer an elevated camping experience in our tiny houses, glamping tipi's, and comfortable dog-friendly cottages, but don't let that fool you - our Canyon lake campground is just steps away from beautiful wildlife and scenic natural spaces. If you’re looking for an exciting weekend adventure, make it a point to go visit Mystic Quarry. It’s the perfect canyon resort for animal lovers who also enjoy camping in comfort. Let’s...more
The 2018/19 school year is coming to an end, summer is right around the corner and vacation season has already begun - we are looking forward to a great summer at Mystic Quarry. With the abundance of rain we’ve had in the area, the river is full and flowing great and the lake looks amazing! Mystic Quarry is just a short trek away from both the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake. Our tiny homes, dog-friendly cottages, RV spots and tent camping...more
In just a few short weeks, Memorial Day weekend will be launching the Summer season. Memorial Day is a great time to spend with friends and family, and we want give a heartfelt “Thank You” to those who’ve made the greatest sacrifice. At Mystic Quarry, we offer a year-round 10% discount on all accommodations to active duty military, veterans and first responders.more
Beat The Heat at Mystic Quarry! There's no question that Texas Hill Country summers can be brutal for locals and tourists alike. Fortunately for vacationers who choose Mystic Quarry as their Canyon Lake headquarters, there are many nearby options for beating the heat. Here are just a few ways to keep cool during the hottest summer days in and around Canyon Lake, Texas.more
Spring is here, happy people and Mystic Quarry is reveling in it! The sun is shining, a light breeze blowing, birds are singing, squirrels romping, wild flowers blooming--it’s a real-life fairy tale. Our guests are spending their days lounging on porches or by the pool, partaking in local activities and walking our trails. In the evenings they gather around the campfire sharing a meal, playing guitars and having laughs. So much joy and...more
"Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
It’s time to get out and celebrate! And we are as joyful as a kid on early release day. Spring break is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to relish some fresh air and sunshine while camping in luxury. Check out our new power and water tent sites or step up your style in one of our tiny homes or share the fun with your...more
Springtime sure is beautiful in the Texas Hill Country, and with the beautiful weather comes a variety of events and festivals for vacationers and locals to enjoy. Whether you love live music or are a foodie at heart, you’ll find something you’ll love in Texas during the spring months. Here are just some events we're excited for this Spring:more
One of the best things about camping is getting out to explore the surrounding area. While the landscape is stunning, the Texas Hill Country is known for far more than just its beautiful terrain. This area also boasts some of the best live music in the state, in venues that range from historic to hip. Plan a stop at one of these must-visit spots during your next trip.more
Camping doesn't have to be uncomfortable with all the new Glamping options available across the country, and we at Mystic Quarry think that the Texas Hill Country is one of the best places out there to go glamping. Whether you're just passing through, or you're looking forward to an extended stay, Texas glamping is at its best at Mystic Quarry. Read on to learn more about the Texas Hill Country, Mystic Quarry's glamping options, and the best...more
A Look Back at 2018
2018 is almost over and, as many do, we look back at the fun-filled times we shared with our guests. It goes without saying, Mystic Quarry guests are the best group of vacationers around – making the most of our beautiful rivers and lakes, connecting with friends and family over a shared meal, or laughing uproariously around a campfire, or dancing like there’s no tomorrow at a live show or...more
RV camping isn’t confined to just summer months, especially in the Texas Hill Country where mild temperatures can be expected nearly year-round. Whether your idea of a winter adventure involves hooking a prize catch or urban exploring, our RV campground is an ideal basecamp for any RV campaign trip.
That said, it’s important to be prepared before setting off on your winter camping adventure. From inclement weather to an impromptu...more
If you’re heading to Mystic Quarry for your Texan vacation, you’ll be near Wimberley, TX, a charming town in Texas Hill Country. Wimberley and its surroundings are known for their natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and a rich local culture of wine and food. Consider taking a day to explore this friendly town, and read on for just a few activities you and your friends can enjoy.more
At Mystic Quarry, we have tons of on-site amenities, activities, as well as secluded spaces surrounded by beautiful scenery - you may never want to leave the campground. However, many campers may want to take advantage of nearby events while here, knowing that they have a peaceful, quiet place to come home to at the end of the evening. If that's you, then you should consider a few can't-miss annual events that take place near our Canyon Lake...more
Dance and dine your way through Gruene, Texas! Gruene, Texas is a district in New Braunfels located on the scenic Guadalupe River, between San Antonio and Austin. Visitors come from all over Texas and the U.S. to see this historic town with its rich German heritage. From dining at the famous Gristmill to learning how to two-step at the Gruene Hall, learn more about just some of the attractions in Gruene, Texas.more
Do you love the idea of getting back to nature, but don't like the idea of traditional camping? Would you enjoy everything about a vacation in the great outdoors, except for the prospect of waking up stiff as a board from sleeping on the ground?
If the answer to both these questions is yes, then Hill Country glamping could provide the ideal getaway you're looking for. Glamping can provide the best of both worlds: comfortable...more
Situated on bluebonnet-spangled Edwards Plateau, the Canyon Lake area is rightfully known as the brightest jewel in the Texas Hill Country landscape. If you're a wine aficionado, you're in luck -- some of the Western Hemisphere's best wineries are located deep in the heart of Texas. Following are three must-visit wineries in Texas Hill Country within easy proximity of our Canyon Lake cabin rentals.
Are you and your family planning a visit to the unique and beautiful Texas Hill Country? If so, you're in luck - the area is chock-full of opportunities for real family bonding, the sort that will engage every family member, from the tallest to the smallest. Read on for details about some of the best Hill Country family activities, and stay at Mystic Quarry for easy access to all the fun!more
Your first adventure in camping can be an intimidating experience. Although camping is usually a fun excursion, poor preparation can result in an unhappy trip. Packing a few essentials, including entertainment for the whole family, can make your camping trip a success.more
At Mystic Quarry, our beautiful modern campground has all the amenities you didn’t want to leave at home, and more. From TVs to kitchens, our accommodations offer a comfortable camping experience in a unique, relaxing setting full of ways to recharge and reset. From engaging attractions both on and off-site, to the great staff, you’ll create memories that are impossible to forget.more
Your next reunion should be held at a place with not only the lodging you need, but with experiences and amenities that lead to laughter, joy, and lifelong memories. At Mystic Quarry, our Canyon Lake campground is the perfect setting for reunions of all kinds. Whether you're bringing your family together or reconnecting with your college roommates, we've created a unique place to relax, rewind and enjoy each other's company. See just three...more
At Mystic Quarry, the wide open spaces, mild temperatures and nearly endless entertainment options of the Texas Hill Country make our Canyon Lake RV park and campground one of the best options for Winter Texan rentals. From a variety of lodging options to our long list of amenities and nearby attractions, there are so many reasons to make Mystic Quarry your home away from home this winter. Read on to learn more about our rental options (just...more
WELCOME to Mystic Quarry’s first quarterly newsletter. First and foremost, we’d like to thank everyone who stayed with us during our first year in Canyon Lake. 2017 at Mystic Quarry has exceeded our expectations in every way. This may sound like a bit over the top, but we could not ask for a better group of vacationers – playful concert goers, fun-loving family reunions, rollicking river tubers, bubbly girl groups, exuberant kids and their...more
...Sales of recreational vehicles are at genuinely never-before-seen record levels. And buyers are getting younger. The RV category includes both motorhomes and trailers of all sizes.
Last year, 430,000 recreational vehicles of all kinds were sold, according to the RV Industry Association, an increase of 15% over the year before....more
The summer is in full swing, and tourists are pouring into New Braunfels like hipsters into a music festival. Cluttering the launch area are droves of wild, sunscreen-covered, sweaty travelers who probably didn’t make room for any food inside their tailgate-sized ice chest. And while the tourism industry is good for...more
If you’re going camping this summer, will you rough it on a wilderness hike, or relax in a yurt at a four-star resort? In the late nineteenth century, the tension between savoring the wilderness and recreating civilized life outdoors was very much on the minds of the first recreational campers, as Phoebe Kropp explains.
After the Civil War, camping...more
Summer’s here, and it’s high season to partake in the time-honored Texas tradition of tubing the rivers. But where should everyone refuel after that arduous water journey down the San Marcos, Comal, and Guadalupe rivers? Luckily, there are many options (with sweet, sweet air conditioning) near the popular starting points in New...more
For most people, the mere mention of the word, “camping” elicits one of two reactions: Either, “Right on! When do we leave?” or “Ugh. Why should I give up my comfortable bed to go live in nature?” Good news: Mystic Quarry resort-style campground can satisfy each of these types of people (and...more
Just over an hour drive south from Austin city center, is a a small oasis that’s perfect for those who need an escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Mystic Quarry is a modern campground that has something for every camping style.
Whether you want to go glamping in Texas or take your RV through Hill Country, this campground is a fun, friendly...more
The Trents are up for a challenge. “We were the quintessential power couple,” says Courtney. “Not a power couple – that’s so cliché,” she corrects herself. “But definitely corporate.” When they met in Dallas in 2006, she was a senior manager in banking and insurance, while Jim was a Silicon Valley executive. “She was constantly being called to New...more
Americans, it seems, have been destined to be RVers since the earliest days that explorers set foot on this continent. Adventurers at heart, settlers came in search of freedom and opportunities to grow and discover. And discover they did – first by ship, then by horse, in groups by Conestoga wagon trains and, ultimately, by motorized vehicles that ushered in the RVs of...more