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Road Trip to La Cantera Resort & Spa

 

Atop of the highest point in San Antonio sits La Cantera Resort & Spa, overlooking the gorgeous hill country. Panoramic views of the rolling hills invite you to explore, discover & create memories for a lifetime.

Road Trip Package

This fall, Road Trip to the number one Resort in Texas* and receive a $40 gas card provided by Land Rover of San Antonio, a Resort Credit of either $50, $100, or $150 (2-night, 3-night, or 4+ night stay, respectively), and complimentary wine tastings** provided by Turtle Creek Winery in Kerrville, TX.

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*Voted #1 by Texas Travel Awards for 2022.

**Wine tastings must be scheduled by the individual(s) purchasing the package. 100 tastings for two are available, and will be distributed per booking. The Resort is not responsible for accommodating tasting scheduling or transportation. Subject to availability and hours of Turtle Creek Winery.

About Turtle Creek Winery

Dan and Sue began the Turtle Creek Enterprise in March 2016, after traveling to Italy in 2013 and hiking through the fields, vineyards, olive groves and villages of Tuscany...Turtle Creek Olives and Vines and Turtle Creek Vineyard are businesses designed to promote agriculture and tourism in Kerr County, while also built on the principle that with ethical practices and hard work, success follows suit.

-Courtesy of Turtle Creek Winery 

Welcome to San Antonio

Around the Hill Country

Enrich your getaway to La Cantera by exploring the sights and sounds that make the Hill Country so unique. Wineries, rolling hills, ranches, and more set this piece of Texas apart from other rural areas. Amid all the relaxing, be sure you also make time to venture off the Resort to explore. 

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Texas Wildflowers

Texas is home to more than 5,000 species of wildflowers, and thanks to Lady Bird Johnson and the launch of the Highway Beautification Act, you can take in the splendor of these blooms from the comforts of your car. Try Farm Road 1323 in the spring for some of the state’s best wildflowers. 

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Discover Texas Wine

Over 50 unique wineries got their start scattered throughout the region’s scenic countryside. Here, you can sip everything from Italian varietals to Rhone-style wines.

  1. Hill Country Winery Guide
  2. Rock & Vine Wine Selects 
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Find a Watering Hole

Natural springs and sceneic watering holes are the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. A few to add to your list: Blue Hole in Wimberly, Hamilton Pool, Krause Springs, Blanco State Park, Pace Bend Park, and Barton Springs in Austin. 

From Houston

If you live in Houston, you probably know that the quickest way to arrive in San Antonio is to hop on I-10 East. What you may not know is that you can meander through several small towns that only add about 30 minutes to the trip—stops not included. 

Hruska's Store & Bakery treats

Hruska's Store & Bakery

Find this bakery in small town Ellinger, just off Highway 71. This is actually an authentic Czech bakery, so you'll be able to try unique sweet and savory treats like kolaches.

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The Painted Churches

The towns of Dubina, High Hill, Ammannsville, and Praha each have their own painted church. See one or make a point to see all three elaborately painted interiors. 

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Winedale Historical Complex

Step back into the nineteenth century through Winedale's five homes, a one-room schoolhouse, a rare four-square barn, and more, each decorated for the period.

Junk Gypsy Store

Junk Gypsy Store

Junk Gypsy rose to fame via HGTV, and has since put tiny Round Top, Texas, on the map. Shop antiques, cowboy boots, unique wearables, and more.

From Austin

Spend just under two hours cruising down I-35 and you'll find yourself in the Hill Country in no time. But if you make a day of the trip, you'll have all the time you need to see lakes, parks, museums, and more—some of which don't even require a detour. 

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake

Taking a dip is only one of many things you can do on this detour. Take in the views at the overlook or swing by Comal Park for a picnic.

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Wimberly Valley Winery

Head southwest of Austin to experience Wimberly Valley. Sip wine on their patio or make reservations for a tasting experience.

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Natural Bridge Caverns

Explore the world below Texas at Natural Bridge Caverns. Tour the caverns, learn to pan for gold, or make your way through an outdoor maze.

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Blue Hole Regional Park

The Blue Hole Swimming Area is the central fixture of this regional park. Go for a hike on the trails, then cool off in the Guadalupe River. 

From Dallas

Dallas and San Antonio are separated by just a four-hour stretch of I-35. Though you can get to the city without leaving the interstate, there's also something to be said for taking a detour or two. 

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Hidden Falls Adventure Park

Snag a pass and go for a ride at Hidden Falls Adventure Park, which offers meandering and exciting trails for dirt bikes, full size 4x4's, ATVs, and UTVs. 

Group hiking in Mother Neff State Park

Mother Neff State Park

Southwest of Waco you'll find Mother Neff State Park, one of the first state parks in Texas. Stop for a picnic, enjoy the wildflowers, or even embark on a geocaching adventure. 

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Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

Plunge down the longest and fastest zipline in Texas for an exhilirating break from the car. You can even go on a five-zipline tour that includes a journey by boat.

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Magnolia Market at the Silos

Swing through Waco for a stop at their Magnolia Market and a pastry at their Baking Co. You may even find inspiration for a post-vacation home makeover. 

Other Resort Packages & Offers

Unleash your inner superhero with this exclusive Six Flags Fiesta Texas package.

Six Flags Superhero Package

Book this package and receieve: 4 One Day Six Flags Fiesta Texas tickets per stay $30 breakfast credit daily per registered adult and $20 breakfast credit daily per registered child Superhero Cape per Registered Child Complimentary Shuttle to Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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Voted 5th Best Spa in USA Today's "10Best Readers' Choice Awards"

Hill Country Oasis Spa Escape

The spa invokes the spirit of the Hill Country and Texas to inspire signature experiences indigenous to the area.

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Bed & Breakfast

Nourishing our minds and our bodies is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. At La Cantera Resort & Spa, we believe in this fully. Enjoy a relaxing getaway at our hill country oasis, and wake up to a gourmet breakfast for each adult, each morning during your stay.

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We love our fellow Texans!

Texas Loyalty Offer

Texas Residents! Head for the San Antonio Hill Country and enjoy 15% OFF our best available rate.

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Road Trip through the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country to La Cantera Resort & Spa

Road Trip to LCR

his fall, Road Trip to the number one Resort in Texas* and receive a $40 gas card provided by Land Rover of San Antonio, a Resort Credit of either $50, $100, or $150 (2-night, 3-night, or 4+ night stay, respectively), and complimentary wine tastings** provided by Turtle Creek Winery in Kerville, TX.

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Give Back to WINGS

La Cantera Resort Goes Pink

During the month of October, a portion of all room revenue proceeds for reservations booked under the La Cantera Resort & Spa Goes Pink rate will go back to the WINGS organization.

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