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Kitchen area with small fridge, dishes, utensils, toaster, microwave, TV and radio.  A pair of twin beds
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Happy Horse Bungalow

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Happy Horse Bungalow

4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
Hollis is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

We are 20 minutes east of the Austin airport & COTA, & 30 minutes from downtown Austin. Bastrop is 15 minutes due east. We are 2 miles/4 minutes from the McKinney Roughs Nature Park trailhead (hiking/biking/horse trails along the river), & 5 minutes from the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort using the back entrance. Our 20 acres is a quiet wooded park near the end of a dead end road with walking & biking trails on site. This is ELEGANT CAMPING & the 3 tidy outhouses & 2 hot water showers are outdoors!


Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

House Rules

No smoking
No pets


72 Reviews

Francisco User Profile
December 2018
It was an amazing place to stay at! It’s very different from a hotel, but it’s in every way better. I really enjoyed being away from the city life for a night! Definitely coming back.
Johanna User Profile
November 2018
Great space to take some family or friends to share both spots that are at the happy horse. We hope to go back and take others with us. The outdoor shared areas look super inviting if we had more time to enjoy them.
Allison User Profile
November 2018
We loved staying here! I really wanted a place to stay that was off the beaten path but still close to Austin. This location was perfect. We enjoyed delicious meals in both Smithville and Austin, and spent our afternoon hiking the local trails. Loved coming back at night to see a…
Diane User Profile
November 2018
Down home provision, friendly, accommadating to our needs. I loved showering under the stars and trees! Very comfortable for us 3 gals. We hope to visit there again next year.
Kitty User Profile
October 2018
Please plan a stay at this fun and unique place. The hosts become your instant best friends. There are wonderful animals around. The sights and sounds are cool. Everything you need is there for the asking. Outdoor concert, outdoor cooking, posh decorated outhouse lit up with ligh…
Hollis User Profile
Response from Hollis:
We're sure hoping that McKinneyRoughs hosts the Letterbox folks annually, so we can have a chance at hosting you two amazing people next year, if not sooner, Kitty! It was such fun to play a show for you, we're still talking about a great evening with a killer audience! And you hit it just right, that was the first camp concert since July! And Butch woofs out his THANKS for the leftover steak, you are too kind! Thanks again, we'll be grinning for a month fer sure now!
October 2018
Kelin User Profile
October 2018
Cozy bungalow with lots of personal touch - not too far from the city, but far enough for that countryside experience. A step up from camping in all the right ways! Overall a unique getaway that the whole family enjoyed.
Norma User Profile
October 2018
My sister and I had a wonderful weekend at Happy Horse Hotel. On Saturday night we just kicked back outside, listened to some music, and literally saw a shooting star. It was a beautiful evening. And the outdoor shower is amazing - one of the main reasons I love visiting this pla…

Hosted by Hollis

Cedar Creek, Texas, United StatesJoined in October 2014
Hollis User Profile
163 Reviews
Hollis is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
After 20-some years on the road doing Renaissance Faires all over the country for most of the year, she and Beaux recently traded in the big utility trailer that hauled their heavy tools and wares for a horse trailer and started staying home, opening the Happy Horse Hotel, a camp…
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