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Bastrop: A Small Town Big on Texas Hospitality

This hometown oasis is just 3 hours and 25 minutes away!
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If you find yourself craving a getaway, why not escape to where you can have it all? Perfect for a weekend or week-long vacation, Bastrop will have you feeling right at home with tons to explore. On the banks of the Colorado River, it’s a prime spot for an epic outdoor adventure. Go paddleboarding on the gentle El Camino Real Paddling Trail, zip-lining through McKinney Roughs Nature Park, or explore the beauty of Bastrop State Park, home to the famous Lost Pines.

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Bird watchers will be especially thrilled they answered the call to Bastrop, a Bird City Texas certified community by Texas Parks and Wildlife. A quiet walk through the Lost Pines will give you a chance to spot more than 277 bird species, including woodpeckers, flycatchers, warblers, raptors, and more.

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One of the oldest towns in Texas, Bastrop also offers a historic main street full of charming shops, a thriving art scene, famous chicken-fried steak, and local moonshine. You’re likely to catch some live music or “porch pickin'” in this “Music Friendly Community” as designated by the Texas Music Office as well.

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When it comes to places to stay, consider staying at the charming Pecan Street Inn B&B, a luxury yurt at The Reserve at Greenleaf, or book a room at the extraordinary Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, among many other options. All will welcome you with Bastrop’s special brand of Texas hospitality.

Bastrop Must-Sees:

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa.

You may never want to leave. This luxurious wilderness resort offers 405 acres right along the Colorado River. It caters to the whole crew with a golf club, spa, hiking trails, lazy river, equestrian center, and more.

Bastrop State Park.

Immerse yourself in the stunning outdoors in this 6,600-acre park. A perfect spot to camp or picnic while exploring trails on foot, or before looking for birds in the famous Lost Pines.

Downtown Bastrop.

Nestled along the banks of the Colorado River, cozy Downtown Bastrop will delight with window shopping, outstanding comfort food, moonshine tastings, and art galleries–even a family scavenger hunt.

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