Thistle Hill Studio is West of Austin at the beginning of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, near Dripping Springs.
Bright, Open, Airy, private studio space (+700 sq. feet).
Quiet and peaceful place.
With the brilliant STAR FILLED skies of Central Texas.
Our location is between Austin & Dripping Springs off of HWY 290.
Amazing Hill Country Views from one of the highest points in the county at the beginning of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Private, Entry, private deck overlooking the hills.
Tempur-Pedic King Bed.
Large Bathroom with Shower.
Second Story (stair access)
Comfortable King Bed.
Small fridge, microwave, coffee pot, toaster.
Well behaved pets welcome. Please make arrangements in advance if you’d like to bring your pet.
Nestled in the middle of a rural acreage neighborhood with a private gate and a private entry.
You'll need a vehicle to get around.
We can bring in more beds for up to 4 or 5 people ($15 for each guest after the first two guests, children are free).
We also can provide a fold up baby bed.
Please Contact us for Holiday/Special Event rates
Thistle Hill Studio is 20 - 30 minutes to everything in downtown Austin, near all the Wedding Capitol of Texas venues & many terrific restaurants, wineries & breweries.
We are less than 30 minutes from: Pedernales Falls, McKinney Falls, Reimer’s Ranch, West Cave Preserve.
There are many excellent Restaurants & Several WINERIES & BREWERIES from 3 to 30 minutes away including: Jester King Brewery and Stanley’s Farm House Pizza, Pieous Pizza, Bordeaux's Steakhouse, Thyme and Dough, Creek Road Cafe, Argus Cidery, Solaro Estate Winery, Revolution Spirits, Treaty Oak Distillery, Deep Eddy Vodka, Twisted X, & Smokin’ Hops.
There is terrific Shopping in Austin, San Antonio, the fabulous Hill Country Galleries and shops of Johnson City, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Wimberley and the San Marcos Outlet Mall.
Five of the world's TOP SWIMMING HOLES are nearby; Hamilton Pool, Krause Springs, Blue Hole, Barton Springs, Jacob’s Well & Blanco State Park as well as San Marcos and New Braunfels for floating, Lake Travis and Canyon Lake too!
The UNIVERSITY of TEXAS,
F1 RACECOURSE are both about 30 minutes away.
Please inquire for Holiday/Special Event rates
Our tree house with amazing hill country vistas. Access to our 4 acre fenced & gated property.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they'd like.
We are in a rural, acreage neighborhood, settled at the highest point for miles around with great privacy and seclusion.
The studio feels like you're in a tree house without trees obstructing any of the magnificent views.
You'll need a car to get around, or bikes.
Other Things to Note
We are within 5 minutes to 30 minutes of all the Wedding Venues in the Dripping Springs area, the newly proclaimed “Wedding Capitol of Texas”, including: Wild Rose Hall, Camp Lucy, Pecan Springs Ranch, Vista West Ranch, Memory Lane Event Center, The Terrace Club, Ma Maison and others.
In lieu of an additional pet fee for those of you who make arrangements in advance to bring a pet, we respectfully suggest you make a donation to the local animal shelter or to your own.
Non smoking property.
Well behaved pets allowed, but arrangements must be requested in advance.
There are cats on the property, and a dog.
Our home is located on the same property as the studio. Owners are on the premises when guests are present, we will greet you and show you around.
You may have use of our 30ft high tree house and giant swing.
Continental Breakfast can be arranged, for an additional fee.
We had a marvelous experience with Leslie and her husband, Alex, from our first phone call to book the studio last fall to our sad goodbye after a wonderful week's stay.
Leslie contacted us while we were en route for an initial welcome and provide more detailed directions to the studio. She also told us about the amenities she had provided, and asked about our preferences for other things we might need.
The studio was everything we expected from the listing and more. We enjoyed the views from the deck which included a beautiful sunset one evening. Leslie went out of her way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Thistle Hill studio is nestled into a lovely part of Texas hill country in a very quiet area. We look forward to returning for another visit.
Staying at Thistle Hill Studio was such a pleasant experience! Everything was wonderful. The bed was comfy...the shower got hot....there's a lovely little balcony to look out over the hills. The grounds are very pretty as well. Leslie is very kind & wonderful to talk to, and she can bake a mean pastry...yum! It was nice to be in the country where it was peaceful & quiet, but a very quick drive to Dripping Springs & Austin. Plus there are loads of things to do in the area. I was very happy we choice Thistle Hill over the places we were looking at in Austin. It's on my list of places I would love to stay again someday.
I was in town for my brother's fiancé bachloereet party and we went and visited the local breweries and vineyards. Leslie's location was close and very easy to get to all the location. All of the places we went to were within 15 miles. I felt very welcomed and very safe as her property is gated. I came down with my 2 month baby and we both slept very well and loved our morning breakfast rolls Leslie brought to us. I would definitely stay there again.
Me and my husband traveled out to Austin for a wedding at the Vista West Ranch, and it couldn't have been a more perfect location. An easy 20 min drive away. We can't begin to describe how nice Leslie & her family are and how beautiful her property is. She made us a delicious breakfast that was really tasty. The place is also very close to Jester King if you are visiting. Next time we're in the area we'll definitely stay with Leslie.
Amazing view from your own private deck overlooking a vast valley of rolling hills. Worth every penny. It's in a perfect location to experience Texas hill country, from local breweries and wineries, to small town charm and shopping and amazing parks to explore and hike. A true gem and a wonderful host who goes above and beyond.
I stayed in Leslie's studio last year with my husband and liked it so much that I came back this year with my mom. The studio is carefully decorated and very comfortable. The view from the top of the stairs is beautiful and Leslie's 4 acre property is spacious and perfect for your canine companions.
Leslie is the best hostess! The coffee and breakfast is delicious and she is very attentive to her guests.
The studio is about 25-30 minutes outside of Austin, so it is a perfect place if you want to spend time both in the city and visiting some of the beautiful parks such as pedernales falls and hamilton pool.
Leslie was awesome! She communicated well by phone and by text before and during our stay. She even made us breakfast both mornings with eggs from her chickens! The studio was well stocked with snacks, drinks and coffee. The Thistle Studio was clean with a great view and I would definitely recommend it! We will be back!
We enjoy our guests. Enjoy meeting and getting to know new people.
We have a quiet, peaceful, private setting, but... we're a stone's throw from LOTS of action!
30 Minutes from Austin and on the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country and countless activities. 11/4 hr. to San Antonio.
We can provide breakfast if you'd like.