Open Air Resorts Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 9.1

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Open Air Resorts Overview:

Texas Outside’s Review & Rating of Open Air Resorts in Spicewood, Texas

Open Air Resorts is a new (June 2019) RV resort with RV, tent, and tiny home sites; tiny home and airstream rentals; lots of amenities; and friendly service in Spicewood, just 45 minutes west of Austin.  Private individuals built this fantastic RV resort and selected Advanced Outdoor Solutions as the management company to ensure the Resort is managed and maintained at the highest level possible. 

Open Air Resorts is perfect for a quiet getaway in the country yet it’s conveniently located and close to lots of nearby fun things to see and do.  The Resort is pet-friendly and kid-friendly with several amenities that kids will enjoy - but will your dog enjoy the dog wash?

Open Air Resorts is well maintained, the staff is outgoing, and all of the roads and sites are paved.  And best of all it's peaceful and quiet!

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

Open Air Resorts has 116 RV sites that are a mixture of back-in and pull-throughs.  All of the sites are paved and level and have 30 and 50 AMP electric service.  The water, electric, and sewer hook-ups are conveniently located toward the rear of each site making for a very easy hook-up.  Each site also has a small paved area that’s home to a wood picnic table.  All of the sites have grass and some have shade trees and the majority of the sites are much wider and more spacious than most other RV parks, where your neighbors seem to be two feet away!

The interior sites at Open Air Resorts are in a loop and the back-in sites back up to an open field or trees and brush between the site and Hayie Flat Road, a quiet country road with very little traffic.  Pricing is based on whether the site is a back-in, pull-through, deluxe waterfront, or compact. They also offer some sites for tent camping.

If you don’t have an RV or you have friends joining you or you want to try glamping, there are two cool tiny homes, 3 Airstreams, a Spartan travel trailer, and a cool looking vintage Avion for rent.  All of the travel trailers have been refurbished and are nicely appointed with everything you need for a comfortable stay.  The glamping options will sleep 4 to 6 people.

Open Air Resorts has two tiny homes for rent.  The larger tiny home has a deck with a gas grill plus a covered patio area with a fireplace and chairs and table overlooking a large pasture.  There is a queen bed in the bedroom, a full bath, an upgraded kitchen with a side-by-side refrigerator, a glass top stove, an oven plus a microwave and Keurig coffee maker.   Very cool!   Open Air Resorts has some tiny home sites for your tiny home that have 100 AMP service.

In addition to great RV sites and glamping options, what makes Open Air Resorts well worth a visit are all of the amenities that you can enjoy during your stay.  You’ll find a:

  • large swimming pool and lounge chairs
  • big grassy area next to the pool with chairs and cornhole boards
  • covered picnic area with picnic tables and a ping pong table
  • pickle-ball sports court as well as a sand volleyball court and GaGa ball court
  • fenced dog park with a dog wash
  • small store with RV and food staples
  • nicely appointed community room with leather couches, large flat-screen TV, and a fireplace
  • laundry room
  • golf cart rentals
  • sparkling clean private showers as well very well maintained restrooms
  • catch and release stocked fishing pond with a fishing pier
  • kids playscape
  • propane for sale
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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

On our one night visit to Open Air Resort, we stayed in one of the Airstreams and really enjoyed our stay.  The Airstream was well landscaped with two planters and we could sit on the large deck and enjoy the view of the trees and fishing pond with a fountain.  The wooden deck had an awning covering a bench seat and a table with three chairs.  There was also a picnic table with an umbrella, BBQ grill, and a fire ring.

The Airstream was very comfortable and very well stocked with pots and pans, utensils, coffee, towels, linens, shampoo, and more – everything you need for a fun glamping experience.  The floors were laminated wood and the living area was surrounded with windows to let the outdoors in!  In the living area was a couch, loveseat that makes into a bed, flat-screen TV,  table with seating for four, and a portable heater.  The kitchen area had a refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, stove with oven, sink, and wine cooler.

The bathroom had a toilet, shower, small hammered copper sink, plenty of towels, conditioners, and body lotion.  The bedroom had a comfortable double bed with sheets and spread, four pillows with extra pillows in storage area. There is a side cabinet with lamp, small clock, and two drawers.

During our stay, we enjoyed a great meal, friendly service, and a view of Lake Travis at Lighthouse Restaurant about 10 minutes away.  After dinner, we stopped by Poodies Roadhouse, a funky country bar that Willie Nelson used to own, for some music and a nightcap

The next morning we drove a minute down the road to play 18 holes of golf at Lakecliff – what a spectacular Arnold Palmer design.  Read our review of Lakecliff to learn more about why we rated this course a 9.2 out of ten.

We hated to leave and next time we'll stay for a couple of days.

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Cool Nearby Activities:

Open Air Resorts is only 45 minutes from downtown Austin and everything that it has to offer – great restaurants, sporting events, fun bars and nightlife, museums, festivals, Lake Austin for boating, and lots more.  Check out our Austin Page to find things to see and do, including our list of the 10 Ten Things To Do In Austin.

Briarcliff Marina on Lake Travis is 15 minutes away and they have boat rentals and you won't find a better lake for restaurants, party coves, fishing, and beautiful scenery. If you want to go fishing, there are several Lake Travis fishing guides waiting to take you out to catch a big bass.

Spicewood is home to a couple of good restaurants, Willie Nelson’s studio and golf course, some wineries, Krause Springs swimming hole, a distillery, horseback riding, and more.

Five minutes from Open Air Resorts is Cypress Valley Canopy Tours which offers one of the best zipline tours in Texas.

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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: Delux sites that are next to the fishing pond and across from the pool

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more

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