Located on the S. San Gabriel River, guests at our scenic riverside Hotel near Austin are given access to a beautiful private stretch of river for swimming, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or just relaxing.

There’s Something For Everyone

When you search “Hotels Near Me Austin Texas” River Ranch Inn is where rest and relaxation can be seamlessly merged with adventure and activities. Wake your mind with a morning coffee to the warm morning Liberty Hill sunrise hitting your face or fuel your body with a swim in the brisk San Gabriel River. Chill in one of our hammocks as stars whisk through the sky or make some Smores with the kids in the middle of a bamboo forest. This historic hotel originated from the designer of the infamous “Lucy in Disguise” on Congress Avenue. The boutique hotel is on a 500 feet of riverfront playground and is adjacent to Williamson County Parks 1300 miles of hiking and biking trails. Get lost in imagination with this stunning riverside hotel right near Austin, TX!

Pool and Hot Tub

Jump on in and cool off in our massive pool during those hot Texas summers. Perfect for family gatherings, weddings or swimming a few laps in the morning to get the blood flowing. During our colder months warm up with a glass of wine under the stars in our huge hot tub.


The San Gabriel River is formed in Georgetown, Texas by the junction of the North and South Forks. The South Fork runs right through the River Ranch Inn and we supply free kayaks for you to enjoy. Throw out a fishing pole. You never know, you might just catch dinner.


Don’t forget to pack a fishing pole with 900 feet of river front of the San Gabriel river for you to enjoy. If you are looking for great spots the fish near Austin, our riverside hotel is one of the best and most beautiful places for it! Catfish, largemouth bass, sunfish, carp and longnose gar are just some of the many fish you can catch while you stay in one of our rooms.


We do not swim in a cement pond like Ellie Mae here at River Ranch Inn. Jump on in the river it is perfect. The warm Texas summers mixed with the natural springs of the San Gabriel make our hotel one of the best swimming spots around Austin! Taking a dip here is always refreshingly beautiful.

Paddle Boarding

Whether you are a beginner or a professional paddleboarder. No worries because our location is private so you can fall off or show off. Either way morning time on the board with the elements all around you promise to be exactly what the doctor ordered.


Tucked in the middle of a towering bamboo forest is the River Ranch Inn fire pit. Be safe but enjoy the sounds of nature in the distance and the crackle of the native oak wood in the fire. The atmosphere is romantically intoxicating.

1 Mile Scenic Walking Trails

With beautiful walking tails on the property and quick access to some of the best hiking in the Austin area, our riverside hotel is a great destination for active people! Get in your morning exercise or take a late night stroll holding the hand of the one you love. Either way surround yourself with nature and connectivity to the world around you. Getting lost in all of it is our favorite.

Sunset and Stargazing

It is the end of your day, and you are tired. Put down the devices and the confines of technology and just look up. With little city lights and stars all around you are almost guaranteed to see a shooting star. Make a wish, rumor has it they all come true here.