We love our beautiful, urban Austin, but also truly appreciate a little escape to the Texas Hill Country where it’s quieter, the air is fresh and time slows.  The Wayback is a casual boutique hotel  15 minutes west of downtown. Our style here is friendly, comfortable and classic.  Surrounded by hills and a big Texas sky, The Wayback is a place to feel the breeze,  be carefree and linger.  

Classic farm to table meals. 
Wines are organic, beers are local, cocktails are fun.
Eight cottages, Hill Country views, available for nightly rental

pool towels, games, drinks, party rental, business meetings

Patio and Outdoor Seating
Eat, drink and gather under the oaks.
Saltwater Pool

cottage guests and by reservation

* Pet Policy-Service animals only are permitted on site.

What precautions is The Wayback taking at this time? 


* All of The Wayback indoor areas are thoroughly cleaned using CDC approved disinfectants and cleaning methods.


* Our HVAC system pulls air straight from the outdoors so there is no shared ductwork, linking your private standalone cottage to any other cottage on the property. 

*Need fresh air? All of our windows are operable. We encourage you to open your doors and windows and feel the Hill Country breeze. 


* Each cottage has a private outdoor patio and sitting area. 


*The pool is open! We ask that guests maintain six feet of social distancing from others at all times. 


* Customers and employees are required to wear masks in an indoor public space. You may remove your mask after you sit down at a table. You do not have to wear a mask if you are outdoors and social distancing. If you would like room service, please call up to our cafe to order food and drinks to your cottage during your stay (during cafe operating hours)


* If you prefer contactless check-in, ahead of your arrival, we’ll send a link with instructions for contactless pickup. Otherwise, you can check-in at the office.


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General Inquiry


Cottage Reservations


Office (512) 520-9590​​

Cafe (512) 520-9584

Fluff on The Go-located at the drive-thru
Tuesday - Sunday 8 AM - 2:30 PM
Cafe Hours
Wednesday 9 AM - 3 PM​
Thursday - Saturday 9 AM - 8 PM, Bar open until 9 PM
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 9 AM - 3 PM
The Wayback Cafe and Cottages
9601 Bee Cave Road
Austin, Texas 78733​

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