Sleep Inn & Suites
2720 East US Hwy. 290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone: (512) 858-2400
Fax: (512) 858-2410
Do you have what it takes to be in an action movie? Find out at the Stunt Ranch. Sign up for an adrenaline packed class or camp at this 22 acre ranch and train under licensed pyrotechnicians and a friendly stunt crew. Fly through the air as you fire at targets, jump away from a real fireball, and even detonate an explosion! By the time you leave the Stunt Ranch you'll be ready to star in your own adventure. Although you have to make reservations for classes or camps, the paintball portion of the ranch is open to the public on the weekend. Duck behind a crashed car and aim your paintball gun at the paintball machine gun towers, then duck and roll for cover as someone tries to get you from a sniper's nest. Get ready for thrills!
Nestled in a farmhouse in Ceres Park Ranch, Jester King Brewery is a microbrewery that creates brews with strong flavors. Noted for using organic ingredients, Jester King has even received the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certification. The brews produced here feature unique names: Black Metal, Commercial Suicide, Le Petit Prince, Viking Metal, Bonnie the Rare, Wytchmaker and more. Take a tour around the brewery to get acquainted with their brewing process, and end your trip to Jester King Brewery with a tasting session of their delicious libations.
The Shree Raseshwari Radaha Rani Temple, part of the Barsana Ashram, is the largest Hindu temple in North America. This striking building was constructed by Hindu artisans and is part of a 230-acre property designed to reproduce the holy land of Braj in India. The Barsana Dham is the main U.S. center of the International Society of Divine Love and is designed to allow worshipers to explore the true devotional environment of historical Ashrams. This was the first Hindu temple built in Austin and it serves as both a place of worship and a center for traditional Indian cultural activities.
Radha Madhav Dham is one of the biggest Hindu temples and ashrams in the entire United States, having been first established in 1990. Covering 200 acres, the Radha Madhav Dham attempts to represent the place in India where Radhi Rana and Shree Krishna first appeared over 5000 years ago. On a visit to the temple, visitors can see the beautiful, decorative architecture of the 35,000 square foot temple, stroll along beautiful paths through the lush garden, and meditate in the peaceful, holy environment. Radha Madhav Dham is truly a unique place in Austin. As it is also an ashram, people may reserve rooms for a more extended visit.
Driftwood Estate Winery is a lovely estate that creates fine wine using Texas grapes. Stop by the Tasting Room to try some of their award wining wines. Supervised children are allowed to visit to see the estates on every day but Sundays when the winery is adult only in order to create a more quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Leashed dogs are also allowed in the outdoor portion of the winery.
A hunting adventure, Storm Ranch provides access to animals like deer and pigs. You get your own stand, where you can hunt, walk or drive in the 500 acres (202.34 hectares) of land. To know more, just log on to their website or call ahead.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Research Center was established by Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States from 1963-1969. This fabulous garden bearing her name brims with native Texas plants in courtyards, terraces, arbors and meadows. Along with a fantastic children's center, visitors can explore a visitors gallery, observation tower, café, gift store and nature trails. Enjoy award-winning architecture and fabulous scenery in this wonderful garden spot. Tours by appointment.
As part of the Pedernales River and Hamilton Creek, this old-fashioned swimming hole is perfect for the nature lover in all of us. A shaded walk through the canyon opens to the limestone outcroppings that create a 50-foot waterfall landing in the pool. A picnic on the banks of the pool, a swim in the cool water or a quick hike through the canyon will wash away city-accumulated stress. The trail to the pool is fairly short (1/4 of a mile) but does include a series of rock steps. Good hiking shoes are recommended. Visitors with physical disabilities should call ahead to pre-arrange assistance. Parking is limited, and the pool is very popular so go early and stay late.
This wonderful day-use park at Mary Quinlan Park is located at the upper end of Lake Austin. Visitors enjoy the waterfront, as well as 5.8 acres of land in this secluded park. The lake is great for windsurfing, water skiing and fishing. Picnic facilities with barbecue grills add to the wonderful natural surroundings of this little getaway.
This fabulous park is one of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department's premier facilities. Whether it is a family reunion or a company picnic, this park has all the amenities for a fabulous party. The unfurnished house is about 2500 square feet; it has a kitchen and two patios, perfect for informal gatherings. Swimming pool, volleyball, horseshoes, and a croquet set are available as well. The outdoor picnic area easily fits 300 people, while the inside holds up to 150. Call for reservations.
Spread across 7 acres, the Buda City Park is equipped with 2 pavilions that can be rented for parties, luncheons, seminars and community events. All year round, barbecues, festivals, dog shows and live concerts are held here.
This 344-acre park has an equestrian trail, a two-mile hike and bike trail, a fishing pier and an 18-hole disc golf course. Other sporting options include basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis and soccer. So you can see, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park is usually bustling with guests on the weeknights and weekends, with visitors bringing food to grill in the barbecue pits. There is also a picnic pavilion to sit under for a shady lunch.