It’s a beautiful time to take a Bastrop Texas glamping adventure.
Bastrop, Texas, is a hidden gem of small shops, breweries, distilleries, and wine shops and restaurants. But did you know there are glamping yurts just a few minutes outside Bastrop? Read about our Bastrop Texas glamping adventures, and I bet you’ll want to do the same!
The town of Bastrop is about a little over an hour’s drive northeast of San Antonio and roughly one hour southeast of Austin.
Visit Bastrop and The Reserve at Greenleaf hosted Adeina’s stay, meals, and excursions. All opinions are her very own.
Bastrop Texas Glamping Adventures
The iconic Old Iron Bridge, its charming downtown streets, outdoor adventures, and its eclectic food scene make this town a perfect getaway for families, couples, girlfriends – well, anyone, and Texas hospitality at its finest.
I didn’t bring the pups on this trip but learned that Bastrop is pet-friendly.
Texas Glamping At The Reserve At Greenleaf
The Reserve at Greenleaf has four beautiful luxury yurts. When we first arrived, we met the owners and toured the grounds. The yurts have a large pavilion, separate bathrooms, a hot tub, and a large firepit.
It was my first experience staying in a yurt, and I was pleasantly surprised by the luxury amenities and accommodations. The king-size bed was plush and very comfortable. There was a coffee bar – which I loved. And that bathroom was beautiful – large towels and a rain-flow shower head made this the perfect bathroom.
Adventures At The Reserve At Greenleaf
Though that was short-lived, we were excited to return to the yurt and hike. First, we got lost, then we were attacked by spiders. It was only one spider, but we were not fans of it.
I put together a yummy charcuterie board, and we grabbed some wine and headed to the hot tub. The owners came out and lit the fire pit for us to enjoy. They are a lovely couple that owns over 200 acres surrounding the yurts. It is a beautiful place to stay.
We learned very quickly that we needed to embrace the outdoors better. Bugs are our friends; well, we tried. There weren’t a lot of bugs, but we were in the woods, so we needed to suck it up and be ok with sharing space with them.
Kayaking On Lake Bastrop
We were excited to hit the lake and try out the kayaks the next day. The Reserve provides kayaks for anyone who stays in the yurts, but you can also rent them at Lake Bastrop. The owners of the Reserve were great. They loaded the kayaks, hauled them to the lake, and unloaded them.
We headed out on our kayak ride and were very thankful for the tip from the owners of the Reserve. He told us not to go into the middle of the lake because the current was powerful, but did we learn how strong the hard way.
Where To Eat In Bastrop, Texas
Restaurant options in Bastrop start with southern charm at every place and plenty to satisfy all. You’ll find everything from hamburgers to a big plate of steak and potatoes.
The Old Town Restaurant And Bar
I asked the locals where they recommended we eat. They highly recommended we head to the Old Town Restaurant & Bar.
After our strenuous kayak ride, we were ready for a yummy lunch. Once again, we asked the locals where we should go. They suggested the Roadhouse Bastrop, which is located just outside of town. The food was terrific. I got the chicken plate, the best chicken I have ever had. They soak the chicken in brine for 24-48 hours, grill it and smother it with cheese, sauce, and avocado. Seriously, best chicken ever!
Neighbor’s Kitchen And Yard
We grabbed an amazing gluten-free pizza and excellent cocktails at Neighbor’s Kitchen & Yard. The vibe here is fantastic; we loved the outdoor seating and live music.
602 Brewing Company
The weather started getting cooler, so we returned to town to check out some beer tastings. The 602 Brewing Company was open, so we each did a beer flight. They had a large selection of brews; my favorite was the 602 Griswold Winter Warmer 2022. It tasted like fall in a glass, with flavors of caramel, nutmeg, and cinnamon; this was perfect for a cold day. They also serve fresh food.
Copper Shot Distillery
We decided to see what shops were open in town to satisfy our retail therapy and found the cutest clothing store, KC Outfitters. After purchasing some cute shirts, we decided to grab a cocktail at the Copper Shot Distillery, one of the only places open for cocktails that day.
Travel Pro Tip: Most retail shops are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Local Coffee Shops And More At The Village
I was ready for coffee, again, you know me, always searching for a great cup. Again, we asked the locals, who said we needed to check out The Crossing. It was the cutest old-time-looking shopping area. There were stores, restaurants, and a coffee house.
We found the Tough Cookie Bakery and coffee house. The coffee was great, and so were the gluten-free cookies I had.
Our Bastrop, Texas, glamping adventures were relaxing, fun, and just what we needed to end the spring season. The hammocks outside, luxury bed inside, and peacefulness of being in the country improved our time here. There is so much to do on the property of The Reserve. It’s the perfect glamping getaway in Texas.
PS. Don’t be afraid to ask locals where to go for fun – they know! Also, Visit Bastrop has loads of information and is a great place to start planning your trip.