Choose from eight classic 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 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 spirits tasting 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?

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. Find Wayback menus at 

Pool beverages must be in clear plastic containers, provided by The Wayback. A 20% gratuity will be added to cottage charges. 


Can we come early and hang at the POOL before arrival, or stay at the pool after check out?

The pool is available to cottage guests during the time of their stay only.


Can our friends come to the POOL while we are staying onsite?

Very rarely do we allow additional guests at our pool as it is a very small space. 


Can we reserve POOL chairs? 

No, chairs cannot be reserved. They are first come first serve. 


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! 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. 


Payment is required at time of booking and is refundable if canceled in writing and acknowledged by Hotel at least 30 days prior to arrival date. There is a $30 cancellation fee. Payments for blocked rooms are not refundable. 

“The Wayback naturally evolved into a farm-to-table cafe, eight cottages, and grounds for events. The property and views are beautiful. We want this to be a neighborhood place to gather with friends and enjoy the natural beauty of where we live.”-Vicki and Sydney, Wayback partners


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General Inquiry 

Cottage Reservations

Office (512) 520-9590​​

Cafe (512) 520-9584

The Wayback Cafe and Cottages
9601 Bee Cave Road
Austin, Texas 78733​

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