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Romantic Getaway in Austin, Texas, at The Wayback

Nestled just 15 minutes outside downtown Austin, The Wayback is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation that promises a getaway like no other. Imagine a place where you can trade the hustle and bustle of the city for an elegant cottage in nature yet remain close enough to venture into Austin for a fun-filled date night. The Wayback embodies the best of both worlds, offering you the seclusion you crave and the accessibility you desire. Whether you're seeking a romantic weekend with your partner, a peaceful solo escape, or a memorable getaway with friends, The Wayback has something special for everyone. If you are ready to immerse yourself in the serenity of the Hill Country, savor farm-to-table delicacies, unwind by the pool, and explore Austin, all within easy reach. Then, The Wayback is the place you're looking for when planning a romantic getaway.

Trying to Plan your Next Romantic Getaway in Austin, Texas?

Here is what a weekend staying at The Wayback could look like...


3:00 PM - Check-in at The Wayback

Upon your arrival at The Wayback, you'll be greeted by the warm and welcoming staff. Check into your cozy cottage, where you'll find Honest Cotton Robes, Under the Canopy organic cotton towels (friends of The Wayback can use code WAYBACK20 for a discount on all items), and all-natural hair and body products to aid in your weekend of relaxation.

4:00 PM - Unwind by the Pool

After settling in, head to the saltwater pool right outside your cottage, where our cafe staff can bring you poolside cocktails or mocktails, such as a watermelon margarita, to enjoy as you soak in the Texas sun—allowing you to unwind from your travels.

6:30 PM - Dinner at The Wayback Cafe

Post-pool plunge, enjoy a farm-to-table dinner at The Wayback Cafe, where locally sourced ingredients are used to make our meals. Savor each bite as you dine under the twinkle lights on our outdoor lawn or inside our charming cafe.

8:00 PM - Post Dinner Relaxation

After dinner, head back to your cottage, where you can sit outside and listen to nature before you head in for the night to unwind in a large bathtub to end your day.


8:00 AM - Breakfast at The Wayback Cafe

Begin your day with breakfast at The Wayback Cafe. Choose from a variety of options, from french toast souffle or opt for our signature Wayback Breakfast of two eggs over medium, bacon, and rosti potatoes, all prepared to perfection.

10:00 AM - Explore the Nature Trails or Shop in Westlake

Are you looking for an escape into nature? Less than 5 minutes from The Wayback, you can find the Common Fords, where you can spend your day kayaking, hiking, and fishing.

Not into the outdoors? Head further into Westlake, where you can find some of Austin's best shopping and local goods. Looking for one-of-a-kind looks from everyday wear to events? Check out Bee Hive, where you can find the best two-piece sets and dresses. Needing a closet refresh? Our closet staples come from Grove Hill ATX. You'll find everything you need to make a capsule wardrobe of your dreams. Shopping for gifts for a loved one? You can find some of the best jewelry at Liz James, or if your partner is looking for some outdoor gear, you've got to check out Sportsman's Finest, where you can find all the things you need for your next wilderness adventure. If you are looking for more of a relaxing weekend, you can always opt for a manicure at Embellish or a trip to Viva Day Spa where friends of The Wayback can use code WAYBACK10 for 10% off of services.

1:00 PM - Relax with a Drink at a Local Brewery

Spend your afternoon at Front Yard Brewing, where you can enjoy local Texas beers and delicious food trucks. Whether you're a fan of IPAs, stouts, or Ales, Front Yard Brewery has something that every beer enthusiast can get excited about. The laid-back atmosphere, with the food trucks serving gourmet burgers and spicy tacos, as well as the pickleball courts, really takes this local brewery to the next level. Whether you're a beer connoisseur looking to try what Texas has to offer or simply looking for a memorable experience, Front Yard promises a flavorful adventure in the heart of Texas.

7:00 PM - Dinner at The Wayback Cafe

Return to The Wayback Cafe for another unforgettable dining experience. Savor seasonal dishes made with the best local ingredients while enjoying each other's company as you share the highlights of your day.


9:00 AM - Breakfast at The Wayback Cafe

For your last morning at The Wayback, head to the cafe to grab a coffee using Brother Friend cold brew and Fara coffee, locally roasted in Austin, Texas, and breakfast. Stick with the classic avocado toast or a slice of our banana bread before you begin your day.

10:00 AM - Explore Downtown Austin

Post breakfast, you can opt for another dip in the saltwater pool, or if you're looking to explore downtown a bit more, check out of your cottage and make the short 15-minute drive into downtown Austin. Spend your morning exploring the city. Visit the iconic Barton Springs Pool for a refreshing swim or stroll around Lady Bird Lake.

a couple kissing at The Wayback in Austin Texas

The Wayback is the perfect backdrop for a truly unforgettable romantic getaway in Austin, Texas. Start planning your romantic escape to The Wayback today, and reserve your cozy cottage for a weekend filled with tranquility, romance, and moments you will remember forever. Secure your cottage today!

Austin local looking for something to do in Austin for the day? Grab a pool pass for The Wayback, where you can lounge poolside and cool off in the Texas heat or warm up on a cool night while making s'mores around the campfire. Secure your pool pass on Resort Pass for $40/per person Wednesday-Sunday. If you're still hesitant about coming out to dip your feet in the pool, then check out this recent review by @AustinFoodHeads.

Looking for a new local cafe to try? Stop by the onsite cafe to enjoy some of the best of local, incorporating the freshest ingredients on a seasonal menu that balances southern staples with newfound favorites. Grab a friend and head out west to try a couple of our favorite dishes!

  1. Crema Tartine with Oro Bianco buffalo milk crema, roasted strawberry, balsamic

  2. Greener Pastures Roasted Citrus Chicken mixed greens, toasted pecans, pickled onions, citrus dressing

  3. Shrimp Bucatini roasted poblano cream sauce, sautéed shrimp, Texas corn, bell pepper, Parmigiano Reggiano.

Book a table at The Wayback Cafe today!

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