One of the best event spaces to watch a sunset over the Texas Hill Country is Travaasa Austin’s Mesquite Patio. Travaasa Austin is a 70-room boutique hotel property located 25 minutes from downtown Austin and a three-hour drive from Dallas and Houston. The property offers farm-to-table dining, a challenge course, 3.25-acre organic farm and horse stables. Travaasa Austin is located against 210 acres of the Balconies Canyonlands Preserve, overlooking Lake Travis. For retreats and meetings, Travaasa Austin offers 6,700 square feet of indoor space and 9,000 square feet of outdoor space.

The property’s west-facing patio is perfect for enjoying drinks or a full-service dinner under the Texas sky. The Mesquite Patio can be used in conjunction with The Spur, a private dining and meeting space that opens directly onto the patio. The Preserve features floor-to-ceiling windows and a stone fireplace, and can accommodate up to 60 people.

Travaasa Austin’s Solidago Gardens is a 2,500-square-foot courtyard accessible by a forested trail. The garden is surrounded by a mason wall and includes two water features and a 575-square-foot wood and stone structure.

The Farm at Travaasa is perfect for an outdoor party or Travaasa’s wealth of adventure, culinary or cultural group activities.

In 2021, the focus is on wellness. In Texas, there’s a spa for that.

The last two years have been, to put it mildly, challenging. Showing your team some appreciation for a job well done with a little spa pampering will allow them to relax and regroup together. Whether you’re looking to make a day, weekend or week of it, Texas has a spa retreat to suit your needs. 

Make a Week of It


Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston does not disappoint as a meeting destination.


Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!