With a convenient location close to many of Austin’s landmark attractions and within easy reach of the busy restaurants and nightlife of Sixth Street the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol combines well-appointed, traditional accommodations with modern amenities and friendly staff. The perfect choice for your Austin experience!
Austin is an exciting and vibrant city with lots to see and do, spend some time at the State Capitol Building, the second largest in the country, discover the full story of Texas at the Bullock Texas State History Museum take a fascinating look into the life and work of Lyndon B Johnson, America’s 36th President including a replica of the iconic Oval Office at the LBJ Presidential Library.
Music and live performances are a big part of what makes Austin so special, the city is home to over 250 live music venues, and with tons of outdoor festivals and live performances across the city you’re sure to find something to enjoy – from classic country to rootsy American blues and dance happy honky tonk shows – Austin has it covered. Make sure you visit South Congress Avenue known as the “SoCo District” it’s popular with locals and tourists alike and is filled with quirky boutiques, lively bars and restaurants, galleries and of course live music.
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is the perfect destination for a gentle family hike – it’s a short 5 mile drive from the hotel and features gentle hiking trails with a waterfall, a 227 acre nature preserve, scenic views and a Creative Research Centre that’s open to the public.
Lady Bird Lake and Ziker Park are both popular downtown destinations, there’s kayaking, paddle boarding, jogging and cycling trails and a host of other recreational activities to hand, an ideal family destination. Take a dip in in one of Austin’s crown jewels at Barton Springs Pool, a stunning 1000 foot spring fed limestone pool – it’s the coolest pool in town and a must do item on your itinery!
For a fun filled tour of Austin take the Land and Lake Austin Duck tour aboard an unsinkable amphibious Hydra Terra Vehicle. Duck tours take in many of Austin’s top downtown attractions including Historic Sixth Street, the State Capitol Building, Bob Bullock State History Museum, the Governor’s Mansion, and of course a cruise on Lake Austin – all in all a fantastic experience for all the family.
After a busy day out and about in the Austin area, retreat to the peace and comfort of your guest room and enjoy a great nights rest thanks the hotel’s Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience Bedding sets. Thoughtful amenities include Wi-Fi *flat screen TV, coffee making facilities, in room safes, ironing sets, climate control, and hairdryer. Bathrooms are spacious and have robes, slippers and complimentary signature toiletries. Treat yourself to a club service room and get access to the club lounge serving complimentary breakfast and evening hors oeuvres and drinks. – It’s a great place to meet up and share the day’s adventures with your travelling companions!
Take some time out for relaxation at the indoor pool and recharge your batteries for an hour or two on one of the comfortable poolside loungers – top the session off with a luxurious soak in the hot tub. Fitness conscious guests will find that and it’s easy to keep their workout programmes on track, the hotel’s fitness centre features cutting edge equipment and its open 24/7.
Breakfast lunch and dinner are served at the Yard at Waller Creek, the hotel’s main dining venue with menus featuring traditional sustainable local cuisine for an authentic Austin experience. Lighter choices are available at the Swing In, serving Starbucks coffee and a selection of salads, snacks and sandwiches, it’s perfect for guests on the go.
The Yard Bar at Waller Creek is a great place to unwind and catch up with friends, both old and new, before heading out for a night on the town – enjoy craft beers, fine wines and signature cocktails in a comfortable and casual setting.
Located in the stunning Texas Hill Country to the North West of San Antonio, the family owned and operated Mayan Dude Ranch combines the sights and sounds of an authentic cowboy ranch with traditional western hospitality backed up by modern facilities and amenities. With miles of scenic riding and horseback trails to explore, a true Texas welcome from friendly staff, and an array of outdoor activities on offer, the Mayan Dude Ranch is ideal for families and groups of friends looking for a fun filled get away from it all “Western Ranch” experience.
Wake up to a freshly brewed cowboy coffee and cool orange juice then head on down to the corral and saddle up for the trail or hayride to the traditional open fire cowboy breakfast. Savour the outdoor setting and enjoy freshly made biscuits, gravy, eggs, bacon, grits and beans washed down with tasty coffee fresh from the pot being kept warm on the fire. Join in the authentic cowboy sing songs and say hello to some of the local wildlife before moseying back to the ranch for the rest of the day’s fun.
Guests are allowed two horse rides per day – take the morning trail into the hills and enjoy the stunning views down into the valley below and then in the afternoon mosey on down to the peaceful tranquillity of the Medina riverside trail – great fun and one of the best ways to experience the stunning Texas countryside surrounding the ranch! Suitable for riders of all abilities rides take place at walking pace and are accompanied by experienced ranch hands.
The Mayan Ranch is packed with fun filled activities for all the family to enjoy- try your hand at the shooting and archery contests, learn how to line dance, take part in the “Western Olympics” borrow one of the ranch’s fishing rods and see what’s biting at the river, challenge your travelling companions to a game of one on one at the basketball court or just settle down in the shade by the swimming pool for some serious sunning and snoozing!
Kid’s love the petting Zoo and their own evening entertainment shows including rope tricks, bull whip cracking, egg tossing games and much more – make sure you take them on the short hike to see the genuine dinosaur tracks on the property.
In the evening you’ll enjoy fantastic food and great entertainment! Savour traditional Mexican fare, a sangria bar, live music and try your hand at the all-time guest favourite Western Bingo at the “South of the Border Party”, enjoy some friendly competition between the ranch hands and the guests , fiddle music from the Gibson Sisters, great food, movies and live entertainment inside the saloon at the “Wrangler Night”. There’s a great choice of succulent meats, and other dishes, all roasted on the open pit fire with fun and games at the Cowboy Olympics on BBQ night. And on Saturday evening tuck into a traditional steak meal with free beer, wine and soft drinks before returning to the dining room for the fantastic “Mighty Mayan Players Production”
After all that excitement and entertainment enjoy a great nights rest in the comfort of your traditionally themed cabin or lodge and get ready to hit the trail again tomorrow!