Costumes and Canines in Austin

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Halloween is a special time of year, mainly because it’s the one day you can dress up however and as whomever you want and no one can judge you for it. Anyone can get into a costume: you, your parents, your kids, your neighbors and friends, and, yes, even your dogs. Whether you have a few beloved furry family members of your own, or you simply enjoy the adorable sight of puppies in full costume, we have an upcoming event at Retreat at Barton Creek that’s perfect for you.

On Sunday, October 27th, Bee Cave Central Park will host Barktober, a Halloween-themed event dedicated to man’s best friend. The two-hour event will feature a colorful dog parade, featuring all the costumes upon both dog and owner marching down the street. Afterwards, there will be an exciting costume contest, where you can compete for the Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative, Disney-themed, and Best in Show awards. Even if you and your pets don’t participate in the parade or contest, it’s the perfect venue to have fun, meet fellow dog lovers, and enjoy all the great displays. Admission is entirely free, though if you wish to participate in the contest and parade, there’s a $5 registration fee, and the proceeds will go towards the improvement of the Bee Cave dog park. Best of all, Bee Cave Park is only thirteen miles away from our luxury apartments in Austin, a mere twenty-minute drive.

Savor the best of the spooky holiday with Fido here at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Explore our luxury apartments in Austin and attend the Barktober event this October.

Putting For Fun in Austin

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Mini-golf is the ultimate fusion of sport and entertainment: it’s easy enough for anyone to grasp – even the tiniest of players, while still holding the same competitive spirit of its bigger brother sport, golf. Retreat at Barton Creek has all sorts of fun activities at and around our luxury apartments, so you’re never short of family-friendly excitement over the weekend.

Peter Pan Mini-Golf is a local mini-golf venue right by the heart of downtown Austin, which hosts a wide variety of zany arenas and décor to explore. It’s highly rated on both TripAdvisor and Google Reviews for its mixture of whimsy and challenge, and it’s only three miles away from our luxury apartments, a mere ten-minute drive or twenty-minute bus ride away, if you want to save on the hassle of parking. Test your skill on two eighteen-hole courses – the easier yellow East path and the challenging blue West path – or double your fun and try out both on the same day. Conquer crazy obstacles such as the loop-de-loop on the blue course or the colorful turtle on the yellow. Need to cool off in between putts? They offer refreshing shaved ice cones for $2, or bottled waters and sodas for $1 for all guests, and they also allow families to bring coolers for snacks under the warm sun. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for kids five and younger, with great discounts available for those who dare to brave both courses.

Shoot for the hole-in-one here at Retreat at Barton Creek. Stop by our Austin luxury apartments and Peter Pan Mini-Golf for a fun weekend adventure.

Bouldin Creek Café in Austin

Bouldin Creek Café in Austin

Happiness starts with freedom. Freedom to live where you want and how you want. Start living on your own terms at The Retreat at Barton Creek. Choose from myriad floorplans and layouts designed with the space you need. Plan your next party, your friends will love your new place. Enjoy vibrant apartment features as beautiful as they are comfortable. Convenience is the purest form of luxury because it saves you time. The best lives are full of the best people. Enjoy inviting community amenities perfect for socializing with neighbors and making new friends. Start marking your social calendar, it is about to fill up. Keep the good times rolling with a night on the town. Grab your new friends and enjoy the rich entertainment and restaurant options all around you. Step out and enjoy your new neighborhood – who knows what the night holds? Come home to the life you want.

Bouldin Creek Café – Veggie Heaven

Pure deliciousness lives right around the corner at Bouldin Creek Café. In their own words “We provide fairly priced, wholesome vegetarian (with vegan options) food, and have shown vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike that veggie fare can be both flavorful and satisfying. We also have a wide array of tasty beverages. Our baristas are well trained and all of our coffee offerings are locally roasted, organic and fair trade. We are your go-to place if you are looking for quality food coupled with fresh coffee. If coffee is not your bag, we pride ourselves in providing plenty of other drink options (see the Food & Drinks section), including 25 different hot teas. We also serve beer, wine, Sake Screwdrivers, Sake Lemonades and Austin’s best hangover cure, “The Leveler” (Guinness, espresso, and chocolate). Whether you seek just a cup of joe or a full meal, come on down and join the Bouldin community.”

Start your weekend with Bouldin Creek Café in Austin when you live at The Retreat at Barton Creek. Enjoy all the freedom your new life has to offer.

Soto South Lamar in Austin

Soto South Lamar in Austin

Come to love a luxury apartment home that loves you back.  Life at the Retreat at Barton Creek is more than elegant apartment features catered to your personal comfort. Make coming home the best part of your day. Regardless of the floorplan you choose, you will find the layout that is right for you. Make the most of your space. Start planning your summer holiday calendar – your place is great for hosting. But luxury doesn’t end at your doorstep. Spend the weekend enjoying community amenities designed for socializing. Catch up with friends and neighbors in the communal spaces and make some plans for the evening. Your surrounding community has every ingredient for a perfect night out. From restaurants and pubs to cultural attractions and the arts – your neighborhood is waiting to be discovered. Even better you can visit them all in an epic weekend.  See what everyone is talking about.

Soto South Lamar in Austin – Premier Sushi

Find a memorable meal for your next special occasion at Soto South Lamar in Austin. Here you will find sushi techniques steeped in tradition with a flavor fusion flare. What you won’t find are non-sushi “rolls” created for the sake of flash or inexpensive ingredients. In their own words “Soto Restaurant is a unique Japanese restaurant located in South Austin. Executive Sushi Chef Andy, has worked as the executive chef in some of the best Japanese restaurants in the world. He now brings his extensive talent to Austin! We offer traditional Japanese cuisine as well as creative spins on some classic Japanese fair.” Their fans also share rave reviews “Now let’s get to the food. Every piece of nigiri we ordered was perfect! Great, unique flavor to each piece! We also ordered the uni pasta to finish. It was so creamy and rich. – Tracy B” A new food adventure awaits.

Make a date with Soto South Lamar in Austin. Have the life you want when you enjoy life at the Retreat at Barton Creek and find the life that is waiting for you.

Fresh Caught Eastern Flavor in Austin

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Fish stands out from most other proteins, primarily because it’s one of the few you can enjoy raw. Japan thrived on their seafood cuisine for years and perfected the flavors so that anyone can enjoy it. Thankfully, here at Retreat at Barton Creek, you don’t have to take a flight to Tokyo to get a taste of great fresh sushi; there are plenty of Japanese restaurants right by our luxury apartments in Austin to satisfy any salmon roll craving.

Uchi – aptly named “house” in its native tongue – is a Japanese fine dining chain in Texas dedicated to serving the freshest fish and seafood in all their sashimi and sushi platters. Their location in Austin is only two and a half miles away from our luxury apartments, meaning that you can drive to your reserved table in under ten minutes. Open for dinner every evening, their expansive menu features all the best flavors of Japan. Try sixteen decadent sushi and sashimi options, ranging sake Atlantic salmon to kinoko mushrooms to even unagi freshwater eel. Not in the mood for raw food? Enjoy their sasami yaki chicken breast, or their biendo tempura shrimp spring roll with nuoc mom and red grape. Pair up your sushi and other entrees with their selection of fine crafted sake or wine. Mix things up with their daily specials and find a new favorite to savor. Finally, don’t forget to finish with a sweet dessert like the calamansi tart with ice cream or their chocolate candy bar.

Change up the way you eat fresh fish close to home at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Reserve a tour of our luxury apartments in Austin and a table at Uchi for an unforgettable dining experience.

Take a Refreshing Dive in Austin

Swimming is a fun pastime that many Texans learn to appreciate. It’s the best outdoor activity that you can enjoy without overheating from the hot summer temperatures, and it’s great for both exercise and playtime. Our luxury apartments at the Retreat at Barton Creek hold no lack of swimming opportunities, though one particular pool in Austin stands out from the rest.

The Barton Springs Pool is Austin’s largest public swimming attraction, nestled within the expansive Zilker Park, and it’s one of the highest rated places to explore on TripAdvisor. Open all year round – with the exception of Thursdays – this gigantic three-acre pool features fresh spring water that reaches as far as 18’ below the surface; however, there are also shallow areas perfect for young children, novice swimmers, and casual wading, as well as lifeguards during peak hours to ensure swimmer safety. The water stays at a constant 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit, even during the winter, so it’s a perfect complement to the hot Texas sun. Grab a few friends and wade around while keeping up conversation, use a floaty and drift across the surface, or get your heart pumping with some intensive laps. As summer draws closer, the Barton Springs Pool will start requiring admission for visitors during peak hours: $5 for adults for single admission, $3 for older kids twelve to seventeen, and $2 for seniors sixty-two and up along with kids one to eleven. You can purchase season passes or punch cards at any time if you’re a frequent visitor.

Enjoy the best activity of summer with a fantastic pool at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Come see our luxury apartments in Austin and stop by the Barton Springs Pool before the warm days come to an end.

The Texas Toy Museum in Austin

Texas Toy Museum

Your luxury lifestyle is more than what happens inside four walls. When you make The Retreat at Barton Creek home, you begin a journey featured with beauty, comfort, and adventure. Location is still the hallmark of great real estate, especially when finding your new home. Discover the endless surprises your new neighborhood has in store. Find your new favorite restaurant, hangout, or attraction during a night out with friends. You never have to go that far to find something amazing. Come back home to the luxury apartment features that make your life comfy and easy. Enjoy how beautiful just relaxing can be.  Make new friends and meet your neighbors in community amenities designed for socializing. The heart of your home is how you feel. Choose from layouts and floor plans that help you live how you want. Fill your space with joy. Luxury starts with your new life right here!

I Don’t Wanna Grow Up…

Spend an entire day reliving the fondest memories of your childhood, or someone else’s, at The Texas Toy Museum. In their own words “The Texas Toy Museum is home to a considerable collection of vintage toys and arcades. Our constantly rotating displays are designed to reintroduce you to all your favorite toys and games you played with as a child. Our primary exhibit of action figures, play sets, vehicles, dolls, plush, and ephemera from the late 1970s to the early 1990s is always on display. Our mission is to collect, preserve, display, and educate the community on the historical significance and cultural impact of rare and vintage toys and games. We accept donations of rare and vintage toys, as well as in-kind and cash donations. Please give us a call or email us if you would like to make a donation or become a sponsor of the Texas Toy Museum.”

Discover The Texas Toy Museum in Austin when you live at The Retreat at Barton Creek.

A Fantastic Film Feast in Austin

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Everyone who’s currently or had once dated knows all too well of the classic “dinner and a movie” setting. It’s the perfect first date for those wanting to get to know their significant others, and even if things don’t go so well, you still have the film and food to enjoy. While many people try to avoid such a dating cliché, our luxury apartments at the Retreat at Barton Creek add a new twist to dinner and a movie, giving you both in one great nearby venue.

The Alamo Drafthouse is a movie theater with a specialty dining option, allowing you to enjoy your film alongside your dinner. It’s located only two and a half miles from our luxury apartments, meaning that you can drive to your preferred film showing in under ten minutes. Watch all the newest wide release films in stunning HD or RealD 3D quality, or enjoy one of their signature repertory or independent films you can’t see anywhere else. You’re also encouraged to arrive thirty minutes early, so that you can enjoy pre-show drinks and appetizers with your date. Quench your thirst with their wide selection of beer, wine, movie-themed cocktails, or their signature adult milkshakes. Enjoy tasty entrees and appetizers like chips & queso, 10” pizza, “Royale with cheese” sandwich, or the roasted vegetable quinoa bowl. Finally, there’s always the classic movie fanfare for die-hard enthusiasts, including fresh popcorn, boxed candies, and hot dogs.

Bring a new side of a traditional date to you and your special one at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Visit our luxury apartments and the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin for the next great showing.

The Texican Cafe in Austin

The Texican Cafe in Austin

Discover the lifestyle you have always craved. Make your new home at The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas today! Here you will find luxury apartment features designed for your personal comfort. This suite of excellent features will make coming home your favorite time of day. But luxury doesn’t end at your front door. A host of community amenities helps you connect with friends and neighbors, especially over coveted long weekends. You can really share some of the good life with these community amenities. Best of all, your new home sits in a great neighborhood. Shopping, entertainment, and dining venues you will love abound all around you. Prepare to fill your calendar with relaxation and socializing opportunities whenever you want them. Come home to the luxury you deserve today!

Make room in your 2019 social calendar for spending time with friends at the Texican Cafe in Austin. Just steps from your door, this dining extravaganza is just one of the unique features in your new luxury apartment neighborhood. In their own words “The Texican Cafe, an Austin original, began serving hungry Austinites in South Austin in 1988. Then and now, our food philosophy remains the same- use only the finest and freshest beef, poultry, seafood, and produce to ensure the delivery of palate pleasing offerings of the highest quality… The Texican Cafe is an Austin original as unique as Austin itself. In every family, each “child” has a personality all their own. But at the end of the day, we are still a very close-knit group with a shared passion for food and drink. Whether you’re enjoying our fresh homemade tortillas, our Award-Winning Cabrito, one of our signature enchilada plates, or our mouth-watering fajitas topped off with one of our famously fresh margaritas, please know that each Texican Cafe family member works hard to serve you and the wonderful city of Austin we proudly call home.”

Feast at the Texican Cafe in Austin, one of the unique restaurants in your new neighborhood when you discover a new life at The Retreat at Barton Creek luxury apartment homes in Austin Texas today!

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.