The Texas Hill Country has always been a playground for summer travelers who flock to it for its blue-green waters, delectable barbecue and toe-tapping live music.
If you’re planning a summer staycation, here’s a tip: Book a few nights at Camp Fimfo, a New Braunfels resort that opened late last year and features everything from a waterpark and minigolf to an on-site bar and general store.
Even better, if you can pull yourself away from the grasp of this perfectly appointed 300-acre property, you’ll find that it’s also only steps away from some of the best music venues, dining and outdoor fun the Hill Country has to offer.
Here are four reasons you should make Camp Fimfo your summer destination.
The lodging is unique and varied
Whether you’re traveling as a couple or planning a family reunion, you’ll find yourself right at home at Camp Fimfo, which offers upscale and really fun glamping accommodations that can sleep between two and 12. We stayed in a Bluebonnet Cabin, which can sleep up to eight and features a full kitchen, private bathroom, TV, front porch, picnic table, fire ring and charcoal grill. The best part according to our kids? The sleeping loft that gave them a bird’s eye view of the rest of the cabin. For larger groups, the Coyote Cabins can sleep up to 12 and offer three bedrooms, a full kitchen, private bathroom, TV, front porch, picnic table, fire ring and charcoal grill. And if you’re traveling as a couple or with a friend, the adorable Riverview Cabins sleep two and are just the place for you to rest your head with a minifridge, coffee maker and more. If you have an RV, there are also 250 Red Carpet RV sites with a concrete pad, concrete patio, full hook-ups and pull-thru and back-in options.
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It’s brimming with activities for the family
From the minute you arrive at Camp Fimfo, your expectations are clear – to have fun! Whether it’s the friendly armadillo on the welcome mural that coaxes you to snap a pic or two or the art in the Coyote Cabins that urges you to “color outside the lines,” the mission at Camp Fimfo is to relax and recharge. We were delighted to find the property brimming with things that would keep the kids busy, including the massive waterpark with speed slides and tube slides, heated pool, 18-hole minigolf course, a jumping pillow, yard games, a riverside playground, gem mining and basketball, tennis and pickleball courts. A zipline course, alpine coaster, dog park and activities pavilion are also in the works. You can also rent custom golf carts – adorned with Camp Fimfo’s signature plaid – to get around in style.
It’s right next to Whitewater Amphitheater
If you’ve ever been to Whitewater Amphitheater, you know it’s one of the best music venues in the state –– or even the country. To sip a cold beer here under a blanket of stars while soaking in the tunes of your favorite artist is a quintessential Texas summer activity. And if you plan early enough, you can time your stay at Camp Fimfo, which is literally next to and easily walkable to Whitewater Amphitheater, with a show there. Upcoming shows at Whitewater Amphitheater include Jon Pardi, Avett Brothers, Willie Nelson and Parker McCollum.
Summer fun abounds in New Braunfels
With easy access to the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers and with Canyon Lake just minutes away, New Braunfels is known as a haven for travelers who seek solace in its crisp waters on sizzling summer days. Whether you float the river on a toob, take a boat out or drop a fishing line, there’s splashy fun for everyone. In addition, other cool attractions, including Schlitterbahn and Natural Bridge Caverns, are less than 10 minutes away. For a fun day out, head to the little town of Gruene, where must-do attractions include the iconic Gruene Hall and the Gristmill.
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If You Go
Camp Fimfo is located about an hour from Austin at 520 Whitewater Way in New Braunfels.
Tuck into one of the dozens of immaculate glamping cabins, which can sleep between two and 12 people. Have an RV? Reserve one of the property’s 250 Red Carpet RV Sites
Make a splash at the on-site waterpark, play a round of minigolf, bounce on the jumping pillow, mine for gems and more.
Eat and Drink:
Grab a drink or bites at Squirrely’s Tavern or have a meal of “elevated camp food” at the Filling Station. Bandit Coffee serves up java for early risers, and No Dive Bar offers swim-up access to craft cocktails and more.