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These 5 luxurious ranch properties will make you want to give up city life for good
(Realtor.com)

Do you ever catch yourself dreaming of the rolling pastures of Central Texas, catching the sun on your face and the breeze in your hair?

These five luxurious ranch houses will make you want to invest the millions they cost to be surrounded by Texas' beautiful Hill Country flora. Each one of these countryside villas is within an hour of Austin and on the market.


17301 Flintrock Road | 28 acres | $6,500,000

(Realtor.com)

This six-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bathroom cabin-like estate has views and wood paneling for days. The 11,000 square foot "Colorado style Mountain Lodge" blends in seamlessly with the surrounding Lakeway nature and lies outside of Austin city limits, for utmost privacy. Wraparound decks and porches let you take in the view of the luscious Hill Country from above the treetops and the outdoor firepit lets you take it in from inside the trunks. This gated space is massive and waiting for a new owner to bring it back to life.

11949 Escarpment Blvd. | 20.5 acres | $4,900,000

(Realtor.com)

Down by Circle C Ranch, a sprawling four-bedroom, five-bathroom estate gives you the privacy and perks of the countryside without removing you from the city. With a 20.59 acre lot and a 4,529 square foot home, you won't be confined to the cooped-up real estate in the city, but since it's only a 15-minute drive to Lady Bird Lake, you'll never be too far away. Rustic stone finishes and exposed wood accents give the house that familiar Texas feeling, while the white cabinetry and enormous windows keep it modern, plus it gives the option to overlook your pool and firepit. Just a few steps away from the main house are a guest house, greenhouse, fruit orchard, raised garden and barn. Play your cards right and you might never have to leave.

300 Thomassen Ranch Road | 45.5 acres | $4,500,000

(Longhorn Realty)

This secluded Dripping Springs ranch house has everything Central Texas has to offer, from proximity to the Hill Country wine trail to the shroud of greenery that keeps this property so elusive. Each of the five bedrooms has a bathroom to match on the 5052 square foot property. The outdoor pool and corresponding jacuzzi are comfortably situated near a covered veranda and kitchen, ideal for entertaining guests, plus over 2,500 square feet of outdoor living space, for those who just can't get enough of Texas nature. Trees are spotted all over the property and a fenced-in pasture nearby will support livestock or horses, if you so choose. If that isn't enough, the barn onsite can be used as a workshop and the property comes with its own basketball court.

488 Shovel Mountain Road | 172.5 acres | $4,400,000

(Longhorn Realty)

This home is built for the true rancher, so don't move in without your farm animal friends in tow. Light-colored walls juxtaposed with dark cabinetry, exposed wood beams and tasteful wood paneled accents characterize this home, which sits on 3,727 square feet of gated property. The open floor plan supports four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms plus an outdoor covered kitchen with space to keep guests. The real beauty of this house is the capacity to keep animals, with a massive 11,000 square foot livestock show barn, because your animals deserve only the best, complete with grooming stations, pens, feed storage and a vet room. With three ponds and two wells on the property, the proliferation of land leaves so many opportunities to farm, ranch, graze and grow.

Sanctuary Cellars 14145 Bear Creek Pass | 5.5 acres | $3,695,000

(Realtor.com)

This modern ranch house is the perfect place to start your hobby farm without deviating from a life of luxury. You don't have to leave your Austin lifestyle behind since the house sits only 20 minutes away from downtown but 5,300 square feet, six bedrooms and five bathrooms allow you to claim some space. Clean lines, white walls and simple fixtures give this home a timeless look, and the wildflowers surrounding the property keep it looking vibrant. A Napa-style pool overlooks a Spanish Tempranillo vineyard and equestrian barn to either raise horses or turn into an entertainer's dream venue.

Who said country living couldn't be glamorous?

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway