Choose from eight, light-filled, board-and-batten cottages with interiors that combine fresh and natural,  with a bit of vintage. All come with Hill Country views.

Cottages come with Central A/C &Heating, WiFi, TV, Refrigerator,  Hairdryer, Natural Hair & Bath Products, Charcoal filtration, Coffee Bar  and Pool Access.
To book a massage or yoga, or for other inquiries, please contact us.

Common Questions and Answers:

What is there to do around The Wayback? 

Enjoy boating on Lake Austin. Wine, beer and spirit tastings in Dripping Springs. Hike at Common Ford Ranch.  Fish on Barton Creek.

What time is check-in and check out?

Check in at 3pm, check out at 11am. Late check out will be billed at a half-day rate. Quiet hours 9pm-9am

What are the dining options?

The Wayback Cafe is onsite! Please view the menu here  Each room has a small refrigerator. If you’d like a cheese board or snack before arrival, please email


Do you allow outside FOOD AND BEVERAGE?

There’s no reason to eat in your room when there’s a cafe onsite! There’s a proper bar with multiple seating areas commanding amazing Hill Country and sunset views—including rustic seating facing a firepit.  Enjoy the all-day menu of local and organic dishes included vegan and gluten-free options. Find Wayback menus at 

Outside food and beverage is allowed inside cottages only, not public spaces. Each day this rule is disregarded, a $200 fee will be charged to the credit card on file.  Pool beverages must be in clear plastic containers, provided by The Wayback. A 20% gratuity will be added to cottage charges. 


Do you allow CHILDREN? 

Yes, we are a family-friendly property. Please make sure other guests are not disturbed. No large floaties, scooters, excessive kid toys, etc. are allowed. 


Do you allow PETS?

We love pets, but we allow service animals only, which must be pre-approved in writing. 

Do you allow PARTIES? Can you rent the entire property? 

Please inquire at if you are interested in hosting a private party onsite. 

Can we use the FIRE PIT?

Low rainfall = fire hazard! The firepit will be available starting October 1 on Friday and Saturday night from 7 pm-9 pm. Our firepit must be tended by Wayback staff only at all times, without exception. 

Do you allow SMOKING? 

The Wayback is a NO-SMOKING property. 


Due to our size, CANCELLATIONS affect us significantly; therefore, payment is refundable (less a $50 cancellation fee) if reservation is canceled in writing and acknowledged by The Wayback at least 30 days before arrival date. Refunds will not be issued if reservation is canceled within 30 days of arrival date. Payments for blocked rooms are not refundable. 


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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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