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The Cottage at Whitetail Ridge Retreat - Dripping Springs, TX

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Max. occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 1 dog max 
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Dog-Friendly Property with Shared Pool, Hot Tubs & Outdoor Shower

This unique dog-friendly Dripping Springs vacation rental has access to an outdoor entertainment area complete with a shared pool and two hot tubs, as well as an outdoor kitchen, creating a fun experience for a group of girlfriends, a small family, or a group of post-wedding guests. The cottage is a single-level home of quirky taste, with nice hardwood floors and a mix of fun antique furnishings. The living room is on the simple side, making it a wonderful space for guests to relax. Entertainment amenities include WiFi, a DVD player and movie selection to watch on the flatscreen TV (there is no cable), and several board games. Guests traveling with little ones have a Pack N' Play, baby gates, and a high chair to use. The kitchen is an immaculate space with white cabinetry, white appliances, and sand tone countertops (please note that there is no dishwasher). The pressed tin backsplash and cute trinkets add a bit of flair to the culinary experience.

Take the fun outside to the shared back patio, where you can cook a meal in the outdoor kitchen while other guests splash about in the shared pool - this area is shared between the three homes on the property. The sandstone kitchen is fully covered and well-lit, and includes a stainless steel gas grill, a mini-fridge, and a single gas burner. There's even a bar for observers to drink and chat with the grill master. The pool area is surrounded by lounge chairs and picnic tables for the ultimate outdoor party. No need to go back inside to freshen up - there's an outdoor locker area here, complete with a shower and toilet! Use the in-home washer/dryer to keep towels and bathing suits fresh.

This is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home. Both of the bedrooms have queen beds, TVs, and are lovingly named after the vintage soda signs that hang above the beds. One of the sofas in the living room pulls out into a full-size sleeper. All in all, this home can sleep up to six guests. Well-behaved, friendly dogs are welcome to come too (please note that there is an additional nightly fee).

What's nearby:
It'll be hard to want to do anything else but explore this property, which itself includes hiking trails and plenty of outdoor spaces to nap or read in the shade under a tree or by the pool. At night, pack up blankets and thermoses of hot chocolate and find a good spot to stargaze. This is an ideal location for guests of weddings (Dripping Springs is known as the Wedding Capital of Texas) or those looking to experience the quirky culture of Austin. SXSW festival-goers will find this a well-priced alternative to a rental in the city.

Things to know:
Firepit (firewood not provided)
****PLEASE NOTE: No fireworks of any kind are permitted on the property, due to the dry conditions in the area. Thank you.****
**Nothing over the size of a pick-up or trailers allowed as there is no place to turn around for anything larger**
There are two other homes on this property that share the pool and hot tub

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.





Baby gates

Children's games

High chair

Common areas

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining









DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Shared

Pool : Shared

Board games

Air Hockey

Foosball table


Gas grill : Private



Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access

53 reviews

Raj R. Feb 2022
very nice place
Melissa L. Mar 2021
We stayed for 17 day's and really enjoyed the location. It was a cute little cabin and for the most part was great! We did have an issue getting someone to fix the internet and it took almost a week to get that fixed but they were very polite about it. The TV in one of the bedrooms didn't work. The trash was all the way out by the road in front of the main house and was quite a walk to take it out and my parents are older. Glad I was able to be there to take it out for them. There were a few roaches, the small ones that we did see in the kitchen. The driveway into the cottage was so bad we had a hard time pulling into it. But other than that we enjoyed our stay and the view is great! We saw lots of deer! The owners are very nice and helped me with booking and even let us look around before booking. The patio area is very nice. We were able to use the grill one night when the other guest weren't using it and set outside and had dinner. We would probably stay here again if we happen to be in the area.
Manager response:
Hi, Melissa! We apologize for the issue with the internet and appreciate your patience. Pest control has sprayed the home, the driveway is scheduled to be filled with rocks, and the bedroom TV has been plugged back in. Thank you!
Dorianne C. Aug 2020
We had a great time, the area feels like you are away from the city, however it is close by places to eat and Austin trails. We loved the outside area and saw deer everyday. The cottage was nice and had all necessary ammenities. It was clean, however I do suggest a bit deeper cleaning (under beds and couch etc.) The living room rug it was very old and stained. Other than that, the pool area was also amazing. We will probably go back.
Manager response:
Dorianne, it's a pleasure to hear that you had a great time! We appreciate your feedback, and we will follow up with our housekeeping team to ensure that a thorough cleaning is completed. We look forward to hosting you again!
Charlie K. Jul 2020
You feel like you are not anywhere near a city
Dewey S. Jun 2020
Cleanest cottage we’ve ever stayed in! Thought was put into the smallest details. Cottage was stocked with everything you need and then some! Loved the pool and games outside! My family was impressed and will definitely be back! We loved the fact you are off the path but close to all the stores nearby! I would recommend this place to anybody just wanting some R&R. We drove to the state park 20 min away and enjoyed some fishing as well!!
James S. Mar 2020
We loved the Cottage. It was very peaceful. Every morning we had coffee on the porch with up to 16 deer. We heard birds and roosters in the distance. The Cottage was equipped with everything we needed. We used the hot tub each night. It is a great place near the end of a quiet road but close to grocery stores and restaurants!
joshua b. Feb 2020
We came in winter and it was chilly but the house is warm and inviting. The grounds were fun to explore. Beautiful views of the hills and valley. Lots of trees and land to run around on. We saw 7 deer. The kids freaked out! Everything you could want. We’ll come back in summer to use the pool and outdoor kitchen. Clean. Easy to access.
Diane W. Aug 2019
Beds comfortable. Pool and hot tub were wonderful.
Bryon N. Mar 2019
Loved our stay. The dogs and kids had a blast between Austin sites. Thank you for a wonderful week. Bryon and Laura
Kelli P. Mar 2019
Exactly as represented. We did have trouble with heating the hot tub but the property manager got the very kind repair man over immediately and we had lots of soaks in a very hot tub.
Chase L. May 2018
Loved the pool and property. House was a little smaller than what I thought but it still worked out. Would recommend to others.
Nadine P. Nov 2017
Very clean well stocked beautiful setting
James W. Sep 2017
we live in central Texas, love getting to spend time in the Hill Country!!! This please was just right for us, pool hot tub and cold drinks. We loved the outside grill !!!! Going back for sure!!!!
Jorge H. Aug 2017
We had a wonderful and amazing time on our stay as a family on the property. The interior and exterior decor gave us a greater feel of being in the Texas Hill Country. We plan to revisit and stay here again; no doubt. The only regret was not bring more family and friends with us and adding more days to our stay. But we definitely will be doing so very soon.
Thomas M. Jul 2017
Cutely decorated with comfortable beds. Great outdoor kitchen with lovely pool, hot tub on nice acreage with wildlife. Great place for anyone wanting to get away and relax.
Shane B. Mar 2017
Perfect for a family reunion or weekend get away in the Hill Country
Amanda C. Mar 2017
We were looking for a quiet spring break experience, away from the crowds, where my parents and my kids could get some much needed R&R. I am so glad we found this place! The property is gorgeous and has convenient access to HWY 290 which is helpful when you need to pick something up "in town". It's right down the street from an HEB and a Starbucks, which for this city girl is a win. The kids loved the pool, hot tub, and the huge yard to run around in. The property owner text me when we arrived and was responsive to any questions that I had. The house was also fully stocked with cleaning supplies, it had clean, comfy beds, and a great front porch for sitting and drinking sweet tea while watching the kids roll around in the yard. We had such a great time, so happy we found this little gem in the heart of Texas country!
Linda A. Feb 2017
We stayed in the cottage with our son, daughter in law, 4 month old grandchild and their lab. The house was vintage with all the modern features. The beds were comfortable all of the linens & towels were newer and clean. The single bathroom was large so someone could be getting ready while someone else's was showering. It was too cold to swim but the pool and hottub looked great. We walked around the property and the main house was beautiful. This location would be great for a large family getaway using the entire property. Close enough to town for something to eat but remote enough for a view.
Bobbi B. Jan 2017
Our family stayed in all 3 units on this property and it was perfect for our 3 generations to enjoy the Wedding Weekend of our daughter and son-in-law in Dripping Springs. Leeanne made us feel very welcome, from a phone call before our visit to fresh flowers and champagne awaiting the betrothed couple. She truly cares about her guests and provides all sorts of amenities and toiletries not seen in other vacation homes. The Ranch House, Cottage and Studio are all furnished with beautiful antiques and memorabilia, unique artwork, and lovely linens in all the rooms. We mainly used the Ranch House kitchen and it was well furnished with everything one would need. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained with its own artwork and memorabilia scattered about. Several deer were sighted passing through. I confidently give this property the highest recommendation and would definitely stay here again
Sharon B. Nov 2016
We needed a place for "overflow" of family at Thanksgiving. The Cottage was an ideal location, in a quiet rural community but still close to home, Austin, Dripping Springs. The Cottage was comfortable, clean and charming. Our guests truly enjoyed their stay. In fact, the rest of us were jealous. I will definitely rent the Cottage again.
Judy H. Oct 2016
Just wonderful, wanted my friends husband to enjoy a serene place and be able to relax, so much nicer than a motel, just awesome beauty and grounds are so great for a get together for friends or families, very clean and accommodating! Thanks again Judy
Cynthia G. Oct 2016
I give this place 5 stars. Quaint home is great for 4 people and for 6 if you don't mind pulling out the couch. Great pool and outdoor facilities and a fully stocked kitchen. The washer/dryer was a nice surprise.
Morning coffee on the front porch gives you a view of the sunrise and roving deer across the front of the property.
Kelli W. Oct 2016
This property was so peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed watching the deer come up in the yard. This is perfect spot to have large family gatherings with the other houses on the same property. Pool area was beautiful.
Chris P. Oct 2016
Great place to stay while in Austin. Very quit and great accommodations for the price.
Betsey P. Oct 2016
The property,as a whole, is amazing! The separate homes were very nice. We thought it would be a perfect family reunion spot!
Ernest P. Sep 2016
The Cottage was very charming. Price was right. Nearby hotels were just slightly cheaper, but we got so much more for just a few dollars more. Fully equipped kitchen in the cottage. Saved money by cooking therr instead of doing restaurants. Pool, outdoor facilities (bath & commode) were very convenient & clean. Was like another full bath just steps away from the cottage. The full outdoor kitchen was incredible. I almost hesitate giving this great review so that we could keep this gem our secret.
Joel T. Sep 2016
Took my parents for their anniversary and they had a very good time.
Sheila S. Aug 2016
Lovely get away ! Delightfully decorated ! Love the Deer !!!!! Hope to come back real soon !!!!
Al A. Aug 2016
Great property and very family friendly! We will return for future visits.
Angela W. Aug 2016
What a cute property. Straight out of pinterest. Perfect place for our get together with friends before school starts again. We hung out by pool and played games one day. On the other days we checked out Pedernales Falls and the secret swimming hole! close to everything like Salt Lick BBQ and Deep Eddy Distillery!
Cindy L. Aug 2016
This home exceeded our expectations! The pool was awesome, location was good, beds were very comfortable, washer and dryer a bonus, HEB is very close, close to all the areas we wanted to visit, loved the visit every night from several deer, the list goes on and on ! We will definitely be back ????
TAMMIE J. Aug 2016
Super place with beautiful surroundings. Enjoyed watching the deer and we saw a roadrunner too!
Marlin P. Jul 2016
We were able to meet the owner several months prior to our booking and she was very nice and helpful. We explained that our son was getting married in July and the reason for our stay. She was more than willing to help or accommodate us with anything we needed.

We were able to arrive earlier than our 4:00 check-in time due to the availability of the house (which was very helpful for us to settle in and get to our rehearsal dinner set-up). The owner happened to be there upon our arrival and greeted us, opened up for us and set our AC.
The fact that we could bring our dogs was great!
The pool was a wonderful added treat too! Fabulous experience, the family loved it. Wish we could have stayed longer!

Heather, the property manager was exceptional in helping us as well with our booking and follow-up info.
Jamie M. Jul 2016
5210 Great Vacasa staff!!!
Jessica E. Jul 2016
Enjoyed our trip with another couple to the cottage. The pool is very nice and well kept. Brought our two labs and they loved the property and the pool.
Monica D. Jul 2016
We loved our stay at the Cottage at Whitetail Ridge. The house was a perfect size for our small family of 3 and the pool and outdoor kitchen were gorgeous. Great location for day trips around the hill country from Wimberley to Fredericksburg. We would visit again!
Rick M. Jul 2016
We came out from Austin with some friends who rented the other cabin on the grounds. We couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. Yet the real selling point is the pool, patio and outdoor kitchen. It makes you feel like you're living large for that very moment.

We never saw the owners for the entire weekend even though their house is adjacent to everything. They left us a nice message with some candy upon our arrival. Very sweet.
Donna S. Jul 2016
My family visited Hamilton Pool after a large rain so there was a "no swimming" restriction on Hamilton Pool the day we visited (it was still beautiful). Thankfully our rental vacation property had a great pool. We swam and no one was disappointed and no one missed out on swimming.
Jason K. Jun 2016
An awesome property for a small getaway or even a couple small families. Will not be dissapointed
Heather D. Jun 2016
Super cute cottage with beautiful scenery, a fun pool, and a peaceful vibe. Our family of 5 was very comfortable here. My kids loved seeing the deer run by and enjoyed an afternoon in the pool. It was easily accessible from 290, close to everything. And I just loved the decor and design of the cottage. It was adorable, comfortable, and convenient.
Hector L. May 2016
Very nice pool area! Good nature views! Clean!
James G. May 2016
Beautiful location. City close, country quiet. Would love to go back the next time I'm in the area. The outdoor kitchen and pool were a big bonus! Staff at vacasa were helpful and accommodating.
Scott K. May 2016
excellent place to stay. beautiful, very homey, great views, only complaint traffic noise.
Cory E. Mar 2016
This cottage is so awesome. It is off the beaten path, we had deer every morning and it had amazing views at night time. The pool and outdoor kitchen was amazing and everything was decorated so well. We would stay again and again if we weren't moving to Dripping Springs to live.
Heather F. Mar 2016
Very beautiful, clean???? Perfect for family of four
Lecia H. Mar 2016
Had the best time at the Cottage at Whitetail Ridge.

Adorable little house with all the amenities needed for a fun weekend. Plus, it's filled with fun vintage furnishings and everything was super clean.

The location was great. We loved being at the house, but it was so close to Austin, antiquing, the shops in Fredericksburg, enchanted rock and more. I can't wait to go back in the summer to spend the day around the pool.

The owner Leanne is so nice and welcoming. This was a great getaway.
Michelle E. Jan 2016
Great property and location! So thoughtfully decorated and setup. Everything you could think of they had to make you feel like your home away from home.
Michelle M. Jan 2016
My boyfriend and I needed a weekend away from the concrete jungle, so we ventured to Dripping Springs for the weekend with our two dogs. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for. The location was serene and lovely, with beautiful views overlooking the sprawling hillside. The cottage and grounds were decorated with old trunks and signage, vintage furniture, and shabby-chic details. It has that quintessential quirky Austin vibe.
In the mornings, we woke up to deer, ducks, and squirrels outside our windows grazing the property.
During the day, our dogs absolutely loved exploring the outdoors and were able to run around and play.
The pool and outdoor grill area was very inviting. Unfortunately, it was too cold for us to enjoy it, but we will definitely be back during the summer!
All in all, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone feeling nostalgic, looking for retreat from the hustle and bustle.
Kat C. Jan 2016
We hiked with the our dogs, cooked our own meals, and enjoy the scenery! The cabin was very cute and very well decorated. We stayed during the winter so we didn't get to use the pool but it was very well-kept and beautiful to look at and we are excited to come back when it's hot outside again. It's really hard to find a nice place that allows your dogs. It's also great to have a nice place with so much surrounding land so you can run and play with them.
Tiffany S. Nov 2015
This house is secluded in the dripping springs country and has been decorated so perfectly. We were OVERLY impressed with how clean and how every item was perfectly placed, creating such a homey feel. I think this would be a perfectly girls get away trip to go wine tasting or couples trip with a few friends. There are close neighbors so we weren't able to be too loud when we were outside at night but the home is set up to entertain a small group so it worked out just perfectly!
Casey N. Nov 2015
We were temporarily displaced while waiting for our new home to be finished. Wanted a place close by and found this hidden gem! Such a cute place and so nice to have a full kitchen and full size washer and dryer in the house! The pool was awesome and it was so peaceful. Kids loved it and we were able to keep our dog with us. Made a stressful situation so much nicer.
If you have friends or family coming in for the holidays, please consider this cottage! Truly is a home away from home!