Below you will find answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about Lucky Arrow Retreat. If you have questions about hosting an event with us, check out our Events FAQ or drop us a line.

What time is hotel check-in/check-out?

Check-in begins at Lucky Arrow Retreat at 4pm Central time. Our open, online-based check-in means you never have to worry about late check-in issues. Check-outs at Lucky Arrow Retreat must be completed by 11am Central. To check out, simply lock your door with they keypad. There’s no need for a formal check out at the office. We will bill your card on file for any incidentals.

Can I bring my pet to Lucky Arrow Retreat?

Absolutely! We’re a pet friendly establishment, but we have two simple rules: (1) For everyone’s safety, including yours and your pet’s, all pets must be on leash at all times and (2) Pets must be registered before arriving for a nominal fee. More details on our Pet Fees may be found on our Policies page.

How do I get to Lucky Arrow Retreat?

From Austin: Head west on Highway 290 towards Dripping Springs for approximately 28 miles. Turn right (north) on Bell Springs Road and travel for 2.6 miles. Lucky Arrow Retreat will be on your left, just past Bell Springs Winery.

From San Antonio: Take US-281 north towards Blanco for 74 miles. Head east on TX-163 for 18 miles. Turn right (east) on FM 165E and continue for 16 miles. Turn right (east) on Highway 290 and continue for 6 miles. Turn left (north) onto Bell Springs Road and continue for 2.6 miles. Lucky Arrow Retreat will be on your left, just past Bell Springs Winery.

What are the terms & conditions of staying at Lucky Arrow Retreat?

Full details on our terms & conditions may be found on our Policies page.

Do you have Pack ‘n Plays available for guests with small children?

We do! When you make your reservations just let us know that you’d like a Pack ‘n Play in your room and we’ll handle the rest.

What is the dining and craft beverage scene like?

Lucky Arrow Retreat is conveniently located close to numerous flavorful Hill Country eateries including Rolling in Thyme and Dough, Tillie’s Restaurant & Bar, and Homespun Kitchen & Bar, and the world-famous Salt Lick BBQ. Some of the craft beverage sites have food or food events as well. Speaking of the craft beverage locations, there are more than you can shake a stick at in our neck of the woods.

Excellent wineries abound in the Hill Country. From our neighbors at Bell Springs Winery to Hawk’s Shadow Winery, Duchman Family Winery, and Driftwood Estate Winery, fans of the grape are well positioned to indulge in their passion.

Fine spirits are distilled just up the road from Lucky Arrow Retreat. It’s easy to get to the homes of Dripping Springs Vodka & Gin, Treaty Oak Vodka, Gin, Rum, and Bourbon, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Desert Door Sotol. Each of these distillers offers tours and tastings at their nearby sites.

Last but certainly not least you’ll find some truly outstanding breweries within easy reach of Lucky Arrow Retreat. Jester King Brewery, Last Stand Brewing, Backroads Brewing Company, Family Business Beer Company, and Twisted X Brewery are just some of the places you’ll want to stop for a fresh handcrafted cold one.

Lucky Arrow Retreat’s “Troopy Tours” can get you safely to and from many of these places. So hop in and let us handle the driving.

What fun things are there to do nearby?

Dripping Springs is bursting at the seams with rollicking good times for the whole family. From local swimming spots like Hamilton Pool and Jacob’s Well to delightful hiking and exploring at Milton Reimer Ranch Park to friendly challenges at Austin Paintball, you and your gang won’t be wanting for things to do. And to cap it all off, the jewel of The Hill Country, Pedernales Falls State Park – where the picture at the top of this page was taken – is less than 30 minutes away.

The Dripping Springs area is also home to many excellent festivals throughout the year, including the Founders Day Festival in Spring, the Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo in Summer, the Dripping With Taste Wine & Food Festival and the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival in the Fall, and Christmas on Mercer Street in Winter.

These and many other destinations are easily reachable from Lucky Arrow Retreat by car. Or hit the road with us on one of our Hill Country Excursions to all the fun the region has to offer.

What is a “yurt”?

A yurt is, at its heart, a tent. But a yurt is no ordinary tent. Our yurts are based on the traditional Mongolian herders’ hut, with a modern twist that combines the ingenuity of those nomadic structures and adds engineered strength, durable outdoor fabrics, and handcrafted quality. Our yurts are fully heated and air conditioned, secured with locks, and comfortably sleep two adults. Yurts put the glamorous in glamping.

How do you pronounce “Pedernales”?

Despite the pronunciation made famous by former US President Lyndon Baines Johnson - whose birthplace is enshrined at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site just 40 miles from our gate - we say “Ped-er-nal-es” rather than “Per-de-nal-es” here at Lucky Arrow Retreat Hotel.

What is a “Troopy”?

Troopy” is our affectionate term for a Land Cruiser Troop Carrier, the kind of vehicle we use for our guided excursions around the Hill Country. Our Troopy comfortably seats 9 guests and is equipped with safari-grade air conditioning for maximum comfort.

Do you serve beer at the Beer Garden?

Lucky Arrow Retreat Hotel is not licensed to serve beverages - alcoholic or not - at the beer garden. But you are entirely welcome to bring your own drinks, including selections purchased from the “Goody Bar” found in each of our yurts, cabins, and Ranch House. Please don’t bring glass containers into the pool area, though.

How late can we stay at the pool/beer garden?

We ask that our guests enjoy themselves but respect others’ schedules by observing Lucky Arrow Retreat’s quiet hours, which start at 9 PM each night.

Are campfires permitted at Lucky Arrow Retreat?

Yes they are, in designated fire pits. We do insist that you extinguish any campfires every night with water, for safety of course. Please observe posted information regarding burn bans should they be in effect at the time of your visit.