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Despite the laid-back, take-it-easy mentality Austinites are known for, everyone can benefit from a weekend away, unplugged from social media, removed from the constant social events a bustling city has to offer. Enter: Park Lane Guest House.
Tucked just blocks from South Congress Ave. (also known as the SoCo district), this city-dwelling cottage allows guests to unwind and recharge — without the hassle of travel.
Devkirn and Shakti Khalsa always dreamed of owning their own bed & breakfast. So, when they came across a half-acre property with a 1940s house in the historic Travis Heights neighborhood, the duo knew they’d found their spot — not the mention it included the enticing backdrop the city of Austin had to offer.
While the Park Lane Guest House is a B&B at its core, it not like the others; it’s not just a picturesque place to sleep. Instead, the guesthouse offers a sustainable environment that is organic, chemical-free, luxurious, and vegan- and vegetarian-friendly.
Designed with the intention to create “a better world, one human encounter at a time,” each private cottage (there are four total) at the Park Lane Guest House is, above all, a home away from home for both local Austin residents and visitors from around the world.
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Described as an urban eco-oasis, the property is overgrown (not in the bad way) with greenery and shrub that offer plenty of shade for guests wishing to spend their day poolside—whether that means relaxing on your own or enjoying a personal massage from an on-site therapist is up to you.
Steps away from the pool, guests can walk through the lush garden, where organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers grow throughout the year. Spot a vegetable you’ve been craving? Chances are you’ll see it on your plate at breakfast the following morning.
The space is truly a haven made for relaxing, but the need to explore the city beyond the trees is sometimes too strong to ignore. Luckily, guests are just minutes from the attractions that South Congress has to offer, and a short trip to downtown.
Sound convincing? We thought so. Each of the four cottages requires a two-night minimum stay on weekends, offers off-street parking, and includes a made-to-order breakfast daily.
Rates for each cottage are based on single or double occupancy, but larger parties are welcomed. Groups of six or more must reserve three private cottages and can expect a 15% service charge automatically added to the bill.
So, if you’re looking to unwind and getaway (and eat right), trust that you don’t have to travel far. Look no further than the Park Lane Guest House for everything you’ll need — from farm-fresh breakfasts to personal massages to a launching pad for endless list of activities Austin has to offer.
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