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Luxury barn house with pool

This modern barn house features a pool and a BBQ pit with a remote work space, room for 12 guests and proximity to wedding venues, wineries and breweries.

$243 per night
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Cabin Retreat in the Woods

Welcome to Mosaic! A growing collection of boutique cabinas nestled in the heart of the Hill Country. Enveloped by Live Oak and Mesquite, it's hard to believe you're just 12 minutes from Texas State University and downtown San Marcos. We hope the blanket of stars at night and the stillness of the Hill Country leaves you feeling rejuvenated and content.

$111 per night
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¡Club Alegria! A rustic, romantic getaway.

Our mini-farm is a special place, a lovingly hand-built enclave of homes, agricultural space, fields and flowers. We’re now sharing our way cool log cabin; it features a full kitchen, two spacious porches and a lovely wildflower garden. We also have an additional "semi-primitive" glamping cabin if there is more than three in your party. Just ask! Discounts for extended stays.

$148 per night

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Rustic hill country cottage
$66 per night
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Palmer's Guest House in the heart of San Marcos
$135 per night
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Rainwater Cottage - Quiet and Convenient
$120 per night
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Country comfort -- ten minutes from town
$118 per night
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Potters Cottage
$126 per night
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The Library- Little House in the Woods
$110 per night
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Bohemian Hill Country Cottage
$139 per night
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Cottage on the Rock
$132 per night
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Dreamville Cottage
$138 per night
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Hill country retreat in the woods
$177 per night
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🐦 The Bird House at 🐿️ The Nut Farm - San Marcos
$243 per night
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🥜 The Nut House at 🐿️ The Nut Farm
$309 per night

Your guide to San Marcos

All About San Marcos

San Marcos sits deep in Texas Hill Country, midway between the major cities of Austin and San Antonio. If you’re looking to experience Texas outside its lively cities, San Marcos offers the best of both worlds — you can make the most of the great outdoors while sampling the town’s thriving nightlife. While San Marcos is mostly associated with its thriving college population — Texas State University is located in the center of town — there’s plenty of natural wonder in the surrounding area, and the region leads conservationist efforts to protect endangered species along the local rivers.

San Marcos was home to a former president during his college years, and you can see his yearbook and other memorabilia at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum. The city’s quirky cultural life is on full display at the Eye of the Dog Art Center and the Mermaid March, a self-guided tour of seven-foot painted mermaid statues.


How do I get around San Marcos?

There is no major airport in San Marcos, so you will most likely fly into Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), under 30 miles away, or San Antonio International Airport (SAT), about 45 miles away. You can easily rent a car at either airport to drive to your San Marcos cabin. In fact, renting a car may be the best way to enjoy the area; a local bus system covers some areas of town, but otherwise public transit options are limited. While biking is common around the university campus and downtown, some areas are very steep. You can also rent electric scooters downtown.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in San Marcos?

The city’s climate provides warm, sunny days all year round. San Marcos is predominantly a college town, so traveling during the fall and spring means more events on campus during the Texas State school year. The university’s performing arts center hosts events and performances that are open to the public.

Spring and fall, with their moderate temperatures, are ideal seasons for spending time on the walking trails. The Hill Country heats up in April, and the high, dry temperatures can last through September. Summer is the best time to have the city to yourself, as students are on summer vacation, and the San Marcos River becomes especially appealing. This is also the perfect season to take in outdoor nightlife venues and food trucks in the balmy evening air. Winter might bring colder days, but the Sights & Sounds of Christmas event rings in the festive season with carnival rides, food and craft stalls, and an ice rink.


What are the top things to do in San Marcos?

Kissing Alley

This small side street, located in view of the Hay County Courthouse in downtown San Marcos, is known for its eclectic murals. Try to go right before the sun goes down so that the overhead string lights illuminate the area with a soft glow. If you’re lucky, you might catch one of the occasional concerts here.

Rio Vista Park

Just off South CM Allen Parkway, Rio Vista Park runs alongside a bend in the San Marcos River where you can take a cooling dip or step into a kayak for a relaxing paddle. The park is home to a range of hiking and bike trails, along with tennis and basketball courts. Join the locals tubing down the river and setting out picnics at the water’s edge.

Wimberley Glassworks

A 15-minute drive northwest of town, Wimberley Glassworks offers a gallery of kaleidoscopic glass vases, sculptures, and mesmerizing wall art. You can catch live glass-blowing demonstrations Thursday through Sunday, and there’s an outdoor gallery where you can spot glass pieces glimmering among the native succulents.