Surrounded by the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve is Travaasa Austin, a perfect place to bring in a healthy 2014.  The resort has beautiful accommodations and spa, along with a wide range of activities to choose from including Horseback Riding, Yoga, and Mechanical Bull Workout.  Individuals, couples or groups can choose to stay overnight or buy a day pass to enjoy the gorgeous property.  January 25 & 26, they are hosting Jam&Jive week-end with Live Music, Brunch, Canning & Food Preservation Workshops by Edible Austin.

TIP: Sign up for their newsletter with announcement of special offerings and events.  Reservations for packages and a al carte information can be found online



Jean’s Kitchen was named after the mother of one of the owners, and the story is inspiring.  Jean Berry loved to travel, and had a passion for sharing worldly food with family and loved ones, and the restaurant’s breakfast, lunch or dinner is inspired by her legendary ways.  Chef Baker changes the menu daily, although, one thing is consistent…the meals are delicious and made with the freshest ingredients.

TIP:  Open to the Public, call Reservations at 512.258.7243.



Located across the property, sits The Farm at Travaasa which holds a beautiful display of vegetables, herbs and fruits used in their spa cuisine.  The Farm also hosts gardening classes, and accommodates the Equine Encounter Program, which teaches you the power of non verbal communication and Chicken Keeper Class about how to raise chickens and collect eggs while you there!

TIP:  Great recipes can be found online on their blog.  


All 3 Venues located at Travaasa Spa at 13500 Farm to Market 2769 in West Austin.