Enjoy the Last True Dime Museum, in Austin Texas

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Finding the right place to live the lifestyle of your dreams can be tricky. Tricky, unless you start in the right place. Come home to The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas. Here you can indulge in the lifestyle of your dreams. Enjoy countless luxury apartment features dedicated to your comfort. Treat your friends to community amenities that are perfect for a long weekend. Your journey into luxury begins with finding the right layout and floorplan. Here, you will find just the right space to live the life you want. Luxury doesn’t end at your front door. Your new neighborhood has dining, shopping, and entertainment choices you simply can’t find anywhere else. The home you want is waiting for you right here.

Austin has been a hub of historical and cultural events since the founding of Texas. When you want to indulge in the rich cultural history that is uniquely Austin, visit the Museum of the Weird in Austin Texas. In their own words “The Museum of the Weird is one of the last true dime museums in the United States.  Originally introduced to the mass public by P.T. Barnum in the 1800s, dime museums became popular forms of entertainment (and pseudo-education) around the late 19th to early 20th century and were also the birthplace of the sideshow.  The Museum of the Weird includes such curiosities as you might have found in one of those old dime museums — authentic freak animals, real mummies, Fiji mermaids, shrunken heads, and life-size wax figures of historic sideshow celebrities (including Barnum himself). These are just some of the many more oddities to peruse in our hallowed halls. The Museum also explores paranormal subject matter like local haunted places and the Texas Bigfoot.  We even have a classic movie monster Chamber of Horrors, including a life-sized King Kong you can have your photo taken with!”

Enjoy the Museum of the Weird, the Last True Dime Museum, in Austin Texas when you live at The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas.

Finger-Lickin’ Barbeque in Austin

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Texas is well-renown for three things: cowboys out on the open range, the cattle drives and oil rigs that span across its large mass, and of course the tasty barbeque. It’s hard to go around any corner of Texas’ big cities, Austin included, without finding a barbeque joint or catching the smell of fresh meat on a brisket. Our luxury apartments in Austin at Retreat at Barton Creek put you close to some of the best restaurants in Austin, including mouth-watering barbeque stands.

Franklin Barbeque is one of the highest rated barbeque restaurants in Austin, placed #5 on the Best Restaurants in Austin list on TripAdvisor for its savory flavor and high-quality meats. It’s located no more than eight miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning you can drive to their front doors in under twenty minutes or, if you wish to save on gas emissions, you can take a convenient bus ride. Open for lunch every day until 2pm or until supplies are gone (except for Monday,) it’s the perfect stop for mid-day meal perfection. Purchase freshly grilled meats by the pound – such as their rack of ribs, beef brisket, pulled pork, roasted turkey, or sausage links – or put some meat in between bread for one of their signature sandwiches. Add a side like potato salad, pinto beans, or slaw to enjoy on your own or share with your table. Pair up your cuts with house beer and wine, and end your meal on a good note with pies like key lime, lemon chess, or bourbon banana.

Enjoy one of the best aspects of Texas close to home at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Explore our luxury apartments in Austin and stop by Franklin Barbeque for your next lunchtime craving.

Terrifying and Terrific Trails in Austin

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There’s always a good reason to enjoy a walk on a nature trail: it boosts your overall health, it lets you explore a good chunk of your neighborhood and the local flora, and it’s a fun activity to keep your legs distracted while you talk with your loved ones. However, as it gets closer to Halloween, you’re given another reason: it allows you enjoy the best of the holiday and get your adrenaline pumping while you avoid the things that go bump in the night. Here at the Retreat at Barton Creek, you’re never too far away from a great trail, haunted or otherwise, thanks to our luxury apartment location right in the heart of Austin.

The Pioneer Farms is hosting is annual Haunted Halloween Trails event, a special occasion for families and friends of all ages to enjoy the chills and thrills of this spooky holiday. The farms are located no more than twenty miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning you can drive up to the venue in about half an hour. Open every weekend up until Halloween, enjoy three unique trails to explore, ranging from the tame trail suited for little ones, the mildly haunting trail for older kids and adults with sensitivity to scares, and the frightful antics of the trail made for daredevils. Food, drinks, and other treats will be served in order to refresh your evening, while historic figures read ghoulish stores such as Edgar Allen Poe’s infamous poem, “The Raven.” Tickets are $15 in exact change, payable online or at the door.

Take a walk and enjoy the frights and delights of the season at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Make a visit to our luxury apartments in Austin and stop by the Pioneer Farms for the Haunted Halloween Trails event before October ends.

Pinthouse Pizza on Lamar in Austin

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Finding the right luxury apartment home means finding more than you ever imagined. You will find all this and more when you choose to live at The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas. Indulge yourself in a suite of unsurpassed luxury apartment features that are only matched by the suite of community amenities you are sure to love. Choose from any number of expansive floor plans and layouts for just the right fit you need to feel right at home every day. An often unspoken community feature is the neighborhood your new luxury apartment community is in. Here you will find entertainment, dining and shopping venues that will soon become your favorite spots and perfect for entertaining out of town guests.

When you are looking for a great night out filled with craft brew and fresh food, you are looking for a night at Pinthouse Pizza on Lamar in Austin Texas. In their own words “Pinthouse Pizza was founded by six guys who share a passion for craft beer and good food. We love Austin, and we are excited to help contribute to the energy and originality that make Austin a vibrant community. Our goal is to serve award-winning beer and hand-crafted pizza in a warm and casual setting. For details on our vendors and suppliers, trade organizations, and memberships, check out the info below… From our hops vendors to our produce supplier to our sausage house and to our soda distributor, Pinthouse Pizza focuses on quality and sustainability. Where possible, we’ve worked to source locally and organic to support both the ecology and our friends and neighbors.”

Find your new favorite bar at Pinthouse Pizza on Lamar in Austin when you live at The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas.

 

A Divine Stress Relief Experience in Austin

It never hurts to take a day off from your stressful routine and reward yourself with a “me” day from time to time. It can occur as frequently as every weekend, or perhaps even a once-a-year pampering, but you deserve the chance to truly relax and relieve that built-up stress that comes from typical adulthood. Here at the Retreat at Barton Creek, you’re given a plethora of opportunities to create the ideal day of ease, from simple walks through Austin’s national parks or a hands-on experience of a good massage.

The Hiatus Spa is a small day spa chain dotted throughout Texas, highly ranked for its superior customer service, package deals, and soothing treatments on Yelp and Google Reviews. Its venue in Austin is located about four miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning you can drive up to your appointment time in under fifteen minutes. Revitalize your skin and invigorate your soul with thirteen unique body treatments, from the quick and soothing Body Glow full of essential oils and dead sea salts, the anti-aging perfect body lift, and acupuncture for the body and face for pinpoint stress relief. Stimulate and ease your achy muscles with twelve massage procedures, including a quick signature massage for those lacking the spare time or experience for a full massage and a massage for expectant mothers. Combine several massages and treatments together for a full-day pampering session using the convenient spa packages, or sign up for their H-Circle membership to save on treatments earn special rewards.

Live yourself a day to feel like royalty at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Come see our mesmerizing luxury apartments in Austin and book an appointment at the Hiatus Spa for ultimate stress relief.

Modern Artistry in Austin

There’s something truly magnificent about taking the time to admire a person’s artwork, regardless of whether it’s a painted portrait of oil and canvas, a photograph that captures a single moment in time, or a molded piece of stone or clay. A single piece can express the mood of the artist at the time it was created, or the mood they intended to invoke; it can highlight the culture and history they grew up in; or they could simply wish to make a positive impact on the world around them. Our luxury apartments at the Retreat at Barton Creek offers no shortage of galleries and studios to explore in our neighborhood, so you can explore the wide arrange of art all around Austin in no time.

The Blanton Museum of Art is an art exhibit nestled in the University of Texas’ campus, featuring thousands of artwork from ancient civilizations to contemporary nations around the globe. It’s located no more than seven miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning you can drive there in fifteen minutes or take a short bus ride right the edge of the university. Explore their expansive permanent collection of over 17,000 thousands of pieces, from classic European and Latin American artworks to local contemporary masterpieces. Special exhibitions cycle out throughout the year, so there’s always something new to see with every visit. Finally, check out their education programs to further immerse yourself in the wonders of art, from university sponsored classes to boost your degree to programs designed for little aspiring Picassos.

Stop and admire the painted flowers here at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Visit our incredible luxury apartments in Austin along with the Blanton Museum of Art for your next mind journey.

Black Sheep Lodge in Austin Texas

Often the most prominent and memorable luxury feature of your new luxury apartment home is the neighborhood where it is located. This is exactly what you will discover when you choose to live at the Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas. Indulge yourself and your friends in premiere luxury apartment and community features that are second to none. Find your perfect space among well-designed layouts and floor plans that suit your lifestyle. Your luxury experience also extends past your front door when you explore the myriad entertainment, dining and social options in your new local community.

Finding a new favorite watering hole or dinner spot has challenges, but you will be richly rewarded when you discover the Black Sheep Lodge just steps from your door when you live at Retreat at Barton Creek. In their own words “Locally owned and operated, Black Sheep Lodge is a South Austin neighborhood bar & grill which has become a fixture in the 78704. Located at South Lamar and Oltorf, Black Sheep Lodge is the perfect place to come munch on an incredible burger and relax with a beverage from our full bar, a frozen margarita, a glass of wine, or one of our 26 beers on tap and over 125 bottled beers!”.

Find your new favorite watering hole when you enjoy the Black Sheep Lodge just steps from your door at the Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas

New York Style Pizza in Austin

Pizza is truly a unique invention to enjoy: it’s the one of the few handy treats that comes in many different styles, from the wide plethora of toppings and extras you can savor to the diverse varieties of crust, ranging from the thick and butter Chicago style, the soft and rich Italian-cut, and in this case the thin, foldable, and fun New York style. If you’re a fan of the latter crust, you don’t have to worry about traveling all the way to Manhattan; instead you can enjoy authentic flavor right in our neighborhood at the Retreat at Barton Creek.

Home Slice Pizza is a local pizzeria in downtown Austin dedicated to serving New York pizza alongside many other Italian favorites, highly ranked on TripAdvisor for its quantity and quality in each slice. It’s located only three miles away from our luxury apartments, so you can drive straight there for in-house dining or to pick up pizza for home in under fifteen minutes. Come right in and custom order a pizza for you and your table of friends, with twenty-four toppings to pick from to make your own unique creations. There are also specialty pizzas or large pizza by the slice options available if you need help in deciding what to try. Pair up your meal with a classic Coca-Cola or ice tea, or try their huge selection of Italian wines, local and domestic beers, or fresh coffee. Finally, don’t forget to finish things off with a sweet dessert like cookies, Rice Krispy Treats, or a slice of NY cheesecake.

Savor in the best pizza flavors right from home at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Explore our grand luxury apartments and the Home Slice Pizza restaurant in Austin this weekend.

Kerbey Lane Café in Austin

When deciding what you want in a new luxury apartment home, shouldn’t you reflect on what you expect a luxury lifestyle to be? When you choose the Retreat at Barton Creek to host your new lifestyle, you are getting more than you ever expected for luxury apartments in Austin Texas. Here you can indulge your friends with spectacular community amenities that are meant to be shared. You will also find countless luxury apartment amenities that are designed for your personal comfort and daily enjoyment. When you choose to spend some time outside your home, you will find a lively and eclectic neighborhood to enjoy that only adds to the thrills of your new luxury apartment home.

Of the many things Austin is famous for, food is high on the list. What is special about Austin is a shared philosophy across the entire food scene that all ingredients need to be fresh and locally sourced. Taking on the monastic expenditures of a college town, affordability is also a key ingredient to a successful restaurant. You will find all these features at the well-known Kerbey Lane Café. In their own words “On May 5th, 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe opened its doors for business, operating out of a small house on Kerbey Lane in north-central Austin. We’ve always sought to serve good, homemade quality food that is local, healthy and affordable while providing a welcoming and memorable experience to all who come through our doors. These simple principles have helped grow Kerbey Lane Cafe from a single location operation out of a humble house into an Austin-favorite comprised of seven restaurants spread across the Austin area.” Delicious.

Indulge yourself with a classic Texas welcome with a meal of locally sourced ingredients at the Kerbey Lane Café that is just around the corner from your new home at the Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas.

Kerbey Lane Café in Austin

When deciding what you want in a new luxury apartment home, shouldn’t you reflect on what you expect a luxury lifestyle to be? When you choose the Retreat at Barton Creek to host your new lifestyle, you are getting more than you ever expected for luxury apartments in Austin Texas. Here you can indulge your friends with spectacular community amenities that are meant to be shared. You will also find countless luxury apartment amenities that are designed for your personal comfort and daily enjoyment. When you choose to spend some time outside your home, you will find a lively and eclectic neighborhood to enjoy that only adds to the thrills of your new luxury apartment home.

Of the many things Austin is famous for, food is high on the list. What is special about Austin is a shared philosophy across the entire food scene that all ingredients need to be fresh and locally sourced. Taking on the monastic expenditures of a college town, affordability is also a key ingredient to a successful restaurant. You will find all these features at the well-known Kerbey Lane Café. In their own words “On May 5th, 1980, Kerbey Lane Cafe opened its doors for business, operating out of a small house on Kerbey Lane in north-central Austin. We’ve always sought to serve good, homemade quality food that is local, healthy and affordable while providing a welcoming and memorable experience to all who come through our doors. These simple principles have helped grow Kerbey Lane Cafe from a single location operation out of a humble house into an Austin-favorite comprised of seven restaurants spread across the Austin area.” Delicious.

Indulge yourself with a classic Texas welcome with a meal of locally sourced ingredients at the Kerbey Lane Café that is just around the corner from your new home at the Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas.