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The Wayback Cafe & Cottages
Austin's new boutique hotel embraces the charm of relaxed living in a self-contained cottage-filled haven.
Get ready to plan a getaway this summer! The Wayback Cafe & Cottages is a boutique hotel 8 miles from Austin and we can’t wait to book a weekend in one of the sweet board-and-batten style rooms. Opened in December of 2018 by a mother-daughter duo, Vicki Bly and Sydney Sue, the vision for the... Keep Scrolling
Written by Molly Snelson


Get ready to plan a getaway this summer! The Wayback Cafe & Cottages is a boutique hotel 8 miles from Austin and we can’t wait to book a weekend in one of the sweet board-and-batten style rooms. Opened in December of 2018 by a mother-daughter duo, Vicki Bly and Sydney Sue, the vision for the property was to “create a place for people to feel relaxed, happy, free-spirited and light-hearted.”

What started out as the duo’s goal to open a small coffee shop has grown into a self-contained cottage resort of sorts. The grounds are home to eight, traditional Texan 1- and 2-bedroom cottages each with hill country views and a touch of vintage decor. Additional amenities include the saltwater pool, cabana, fire pit and on-site cafe. Patrons are welcome to enjoy the property but even if you’re just stopping by there’s a charming coffee and pastry drive-thru open on weekdays from 7-10am and the cafe is a welcoming place for visitors passing by. Scroll down for a property tour and book your visit here.

Cottage with wooden pergola and stone fireplace surrounded by trees.
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The largest cottage on the property features this gorgeous stone fireplace and custom pergola perfect for lazing the day away.

cozy bed nook
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How romantic and cozy is this tucked away bed? The diminutive cottages are great inspiration for small-space decorating and are packed with lessons on how to carve out stylish cozy nooks.

saltwater pool with lounge chairs
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Grab a picnic lunch at the Cabana on your way over to the saltwater pool and lounge around for the day.

wine bar
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Stop for happy hour and enjoy the curated “Texas Only” wine list!

pink peonies
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Pink peonies and lovely branding set a welcoming tone in the cottages.

bonfire with seating
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Grab your sweetheart and take a glass of wine outside for a picturesque bonfire at sunset.

antique desk and chair
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We love anything that inspires slowing down, don’t you want to sit at this charming desk and pen a note of encouragement or thanks to someone special? Or perhaps fill some journal pages?

exterior of cottage surrounded by tall trees
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The three-acre property boasts Oaks and other mature trees. The owners lovingly designed the cottages so as to not disturb the nature on the grounds.

wayback cafe seating
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The Wayback Cafe is open to the public and serves up fresh and unique farm-to-table meals.

comfortable seating area
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The vision for the property was to “create a place for people to feel relaxed, happy, free-spirited and light-hearted.”

wine bar exterior
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outdoor picnic table with floral table setting and candles
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The Wayback offers full property buyouts and welcomes hosted events, retreats or even wedding celebrations. Here is a lovely example of a tablescape to help you envision what your guests might see if you choose this as your venue.

drive-thru coffee stand exterior
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How sweet is the drive-thru coffee stand? Open on weekday mornings, what a great place to stop on your way out to site-see in Austin!

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