Dripping Springs’ Magical, Storybook Cottage

Entire cottage hosted by Michelle

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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A true Storybook style tiny house, you will find the kind of rustic charm you’d expect if you walked into a fairytale forest. Stained glass windows, cedar log ceiling, antique brass lights, and medieval touches make it whimsical and cozy!

The space
I call this tiny, storybook cottage Robin Hood’s Hideout. This magical cottage was designed and built with reclaimed and salvaged wood, fixtures and windows from about 30 different houses, barns and buildings.

Our 6 acre property is named Havenwald, which means "Haven in the Woods." You’ll have the entire cottage to yourself, nestled among oak and cedar trees, and under the wide, open Texas sky.

You’ll almost certainly see lots of deer on your way here, as well as grazing near the cottage at dusk and again at dawn. On clear nights, star gazing is a must! The birds will sing you awake as the sun brings the colors in the stained glass windows to life.

And Munchkin and Kristoffe, the friendliest cats in the Texas Hill Country, will probably come out to greet you at some point. (If you don’t like cats, just ignore them and they’ll go away.)

There’s plenty of space between the cottages, so you’ll have your privacy.

We have 7 whimsical cottages that we’ve built throughout the property. Including a tiny Victorian Manse, a Gypsy Wagon, a Steampunk House and we’re working on a Tudor Castle! Yep, a castle!

You can see our Victorian Mini Mansion here: https://abnb.me/MYZ7CejGxX

We’d be happy to give you a tour of the other cottages when you’re here if you’d like.

All the cottages are fully insulated, and climate controlled. You’ll be toasty warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

We’ve tried to provide every amenity we could think of from delicious, locally roasted coffee, teas, cream and sugar, bottled water, toiletries and fluffy towels. If there’s something special you need, just let us know!

Where you'll sleep

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1 double bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Backyard
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Dripping Springs, Texas, United States

Havenwald is up in the quiet hills, a 7 minute drive to Route 290, and about 10 minutes to downtown Dripping Springs. Dripping Springs (or "Dripping" as most locals call it!) has a large HEB grocery store, a Home Depot, a 24 hour emergency care facility, a wine and spirits shop, Goodwill, UPS store, flower shops, clothing boutiques, dry cleaners and antiques stores and gift shops. There are wineries that host tastings, distilleries and several great restaurants. Dripping Springs is also the Wedding Capitol of Texas, with 61 wedding venues in a 17 mile radius! There are also horse ranches, an olive orchard that does tours and tastings, longhorn steer and more mule deer than you can shake a stick at!

Mercer Street, the Historical Society preserved old Main Street through town, (it parallels 290) has quite an active social calendar, hosting many seasonal festivals and events, as well as lively First Thursday's. The Triangle at the intersection of Rt. 290 and Ranch Road 12 has a small farmer's market every Wednesday from 3-6 where you can sit in vintage rocking chairs and listen to live music, sample Buddha's Brew Kombucha or pick up some grass-fed bison, artisanal bagels or soap made from local goat's milk.

If you're coming to Austin for the live music, or an event like F1, SXSW or ACL, Dripping is just a short 20 minute drive on the highway to the outskirts of the city that likes to keep things "weird". In fact, the Dripping Springs town slogan is, "Just west of weird."

A little further east down Rt. 290, you'll find amazing antiques, wine tours and historic sites in Johnson City and Fredericksburg.

The sun is hot in the summer, and the creek will have icicles in the winter. (Don't worry, all the cottages have heat and AC!) The folks here are friendly, and will address you as "sir" and "ma'am". That's just the Texas way of showing respect!

Hosted by Michelle

  1. Joined in October 2016
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I am an Artist/Builder who designs and builds magical tiny cottages out of salvaged materials! I love nature, animals, travel, music and people who are kind, silly, unique and free-thinkers. I enjoy just about any creative endeavor, and there’s pretty much no substrate I haven’t painted on! I believe in living life to the fullest, and am a participant, rather than a bystander. Fav quote—Goethe: “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
I am an Artist/Builder who designs and builds magical tiny cottages out of salvaged materials! I love nature, animals, travel, music and people who are kind, silly, unique and free…

During your stay

We live on the property, so we’re nearby if you need anything. but you probably won’t see us unless you want to. We will leave you alone and let you enjoy the cottage and the wild and untamed feeling of the Hill Country.

This is YOUR time to enjoy, relax, recharge and get away from it all! We say "Magic stays here" because we want your stay to be YOUR version of "magic," and we hope you'll find a bit of the magic we feel here at Havenwald!
We live on the property, so we’re nearby if you need anything. but you probably won’t see us unless you want to. We will leave you alone and let you enjoy the cottage and the wild…
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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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