Green Acres ATX truly is the place to be if farm living is the life for you!
Green Acres ATX is nestled in Elgin, TX, conveniently located nearby Austin, Cedar Creek, Bastrop and more. This spot is aptly named as the fields of green are luscious and make for some scenic Texas views. This is a great place to just slow down and watch a sunset while you feel secluded from city life.
Green Acres has a couple of options when it comes to lodging. I wanted an experience unlike I’ve ever had, so we decided to stay in the vintage airstream trailer. This was a wonderful decision as this little silver bullet trailer had everything we needed like a comfortable bed, a great AC system – which is necessary for our Texas weather, a record player, mini fridge and a desk.
While there wasn’t a kitchen in the trailer, it was no problem because the main kitchen is located in the communal vintage barn just steps away, which was actually formerly owned by the LBJ family. This kitchen is definitely very rustic, but will have everything you need.
The different properties consist of the Vintage Airstream, a Vintage Spartan Mansion Camper RV, four Yurts, and if you want to be secluded from all of these they even have an Eco-Cabin Lodge – all of which have their own designated bathrooms and showers.
On The Property
Spread out among the green acres are hammocks, fire pits with chairs, games like cornhole, frisbee and more, and even a donkey enclosure where friends Yoti and Donkey dwell. We truly missed these two when we left! They are so sweet and love to eat carrots, so make sure you bring some to feed them. There is an H-E-B about 11 minutes away for any grocery needs you have.
Elgin is a small town, but we found lots to do on their Main Street. There are many small, local businesses such as Chemn Cafe which is where we started our day. We were lucky enough to go on a day where they were having their bagel bar and an art walk, highlighting local artists. The woman-owned, chemistry themed cafe was a great place to hang out as they had great coffee and chess as well as lots of other games. They have a pretty extensive menu consisting of sandwiches, frittatas and much more.
We also went thrift shopping on N Main Street and wandered into New Bohemia/NewBo which had lots of stylish vintage clothes for fair prices. There are many vintage stores and other great local businesses to choose from.
Day At The Dino Park
The Dinosaur Park in Cedar Creek is not too far from Green Acres as well. This park was also started by a family and has so many life-size dinosaur replicas. It is definitely an enjoyable excursion for people of all ages, as you are sure to learn something new about the creatures. I didn’t know how many bones have actually been discovered in Texas and surrounding areas. It’s crazy to think about how dinosaurs used to walk around where we live.
The park is an outdoor walking path where you can play I-Spy to try and spot all of the different types of dinosaurs creeping in the forest. The gift shop has tons of dino-themed souvenirs and they have a playground with a dig-your-own fossil pit and more exciting activities.
More Attractions Nearby Green Acres
1) Horseback Riding: Suncrest Farms – Located in Manor, TX, about 20 miles (est. 23-26 minutes).
2) Swimming: McKinney Falls State. It’s about a 24 minute drive. Onion Creek runs through it and there are plenty of natural pools to swim in.
3) Hiking: McKinney Falls State Park and Bastrop State Park. Both are about 20-25 minutes away.
4) Water / River Activities: Bastrop River Co. – They do kayaking, canoeing, moonlight stand-up paddle boarding, & tubing all on the Colorado River.
1) Roadhouse (Bastrop, TX)
2) Roadstand (Cedar Creek, TX)
3) PawPaw’s Catfish (Bastrop, TX — Fried Catfish)
4) Gracie Miller (Bastrop, TX — Chicken fried steak)
5) Neighbors (Bastrop, TX — Pizza)
6) Honey’s (Smithville, TX )
7) Siam Thai (Bastrop, TX—Takeout)
8) Aviator Pizza & Brewery (Elgin, TX)
9) Southside Market & BBQ (Elgin, TX)
10) Meyers Sausage, Smokehouse & BBQ (Elgin, TX)
11) Snow’s BBQ (Lexington, TX)
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Gracie Watt is the Editorial Assistant at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, with a degree in Journalism. Watt is also a Lifestyle Producer at NBC-affiliate KXAN’s Studio 512. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work.