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4th Annual ‘Thru the Chute’ Boat Race on Tap for April 5 in New Braunfels

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by admin No Comments

April 5 in New Braunfels

All prospective Noahs take note: There is still time to enter the Fourth Annual Thru the Chute Boat Race and River Expo set for Saturday, April 5, at the city of New Braunfels Tube Chute.

The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with New Braunfels Yacht Club, invites contestants to design and build their own cardboard boats and race them down the chute in the festive event.

Thru the Chute Details

Awards are given for most creative, team spirit, titanic award (most spectacular sinking), overboard advertising and first, second and third fastest vessels.

“In response to input from participants, categories for entries have been expanded for this year’s race, to include both Novice and Expert classifications,” said Robin Kunkel, recreation manager.
Event registration is $45 per vessel until the day of the event and there is no cost for the public to view the often hilarious event.

Thru the Chute is hosted by the City of New Braunfels Park and Recreation Department, and is sponsored in part by the New Braunfels Yacht Club, Texas State University and HEB.

For more information, boat building guidelines, or race rules call 830-221-4370 or download the registration packet from www.nbtexas.org/boatrace.

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Make Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort your home away from home while you enjoy the race and expo. Call (830) 625-1919 now to reserve your spot at our resort. Keep checking the blog and visit our website for more information about the resort, local attractions, news, events and more.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

Woodcarvers Converge on Hill Country Resort April 22-26

Posted on: March 24th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

 The Texas Woodcarvers Guild (TWG) will host woodcarving seminars from 30 instructors teaching all forms of woodcarving and related skills at its Spring Roundup April 22-26 at the New Braunfels Civic Center.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is a preferred provider for this event.

Spring Roundup Details

At the Roundup, carvers can choose projects based on subjects and techniques that interest them. There are crafting classes for non-carvers as well. The event schedule and class descriptions including pricing can be viewed on the TWG website http://www.texaswoodcarversguild.com. For more information call (512) 630-9950.

Visitors are always welcome to observe free of charge. Tool and wood vendors are available selling all necessities related to the art of woodcarving. TWG pays for the first beginning carving class for new members.

2013 Best of Show award winner

Special arrangements have been made with the resort for participants attending the Spring Roundup. RV rates at this facility will be determined on a sliding scale based on the number of sites TWG members rent.

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Make Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort your home away from home while you enjoy the Spring Roundup. Call (830) 625-1919 now to reserve your spot at our resort. Keep checking the blog and visit our website for more information about the resort, local attractions, news, events and more.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

 

Schlitterbahn Open Over Easter Weekend

Posted on: March 17th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

Blastenhoff Beach featuring the Master Blaster

Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels will reopen in mid-April for the three-day Easter weekend.

Like during Spring Break, Schlitterbahn’s hours of operation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 18-20.

Master Blaster

The lone attraction that will be open during this limited engagement is the ever-popular Blastenhoff area. The most awarded and most popular attraction in Schlitterbahn history, the Master Blaster starts at the top of a six-story tower in Blastenhoff. (Two other rides also take off from the same tower.)  Surrounding the “Blast Tower” is the Torrent Wave River, which combines an endless river with a wave pool for unlimited fun.

The unique character of the park has led amusement park fans to vote Schlitterbahn the “World’s Best Waterpark” 16 years in a row!  The Master Blaster uphill water coaster repeatedly has been voted the “World’s Best Waterpark Ride.”

Schlitterbahn wil be open each weekend until its full season opens on May 15.

Click here for a complete 2014 schedule.

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Make Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort your home away from home while you enjoy Schlitterbahn. Call (830) 625-1919 now to reserve your spot at our resort. Keep checking the blog and visit our website for more information about the resort, local attractions, news, events and more.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

 

 

Harleys & Habits Motorcycle Fun Run on April 12 in New Braunfels Area

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Mark down on your calendar another unique Hill Country event – the Second Annual Harleys & Habits Motorcycle Fun Run April 12.

This motorcycle fun run is a charity event to benefit CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital – New Braunfels.

Registration for this event is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church. The event will kick off with a parade of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in sidecars and on the back of motorcycles at the Plaza in downtown New Braunfels, followed by fun run stops throughout the Texas Hill Country. The event will finish at Billy’s Ice House with dinner and live music from 4 to 6 p.m.

Harleys & Habits is organized by the Friends of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Foundation. It is dedicated to raising funds and awareness in the nonprofit hospitals of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System.

Harleys & Habits Details

Riding fees include registration to ride, event koozie and wristband for entry into the wrap-up party at Billy’s Ice House, which includes dinner and live music.
Fees through April 4: $20 Single Rider | $25 with passenger.
After April 4: $30 Single Rider | $35 with passenger

Not Riding, but Wanna Party? Harleys & Habits wrap-up party entry fee is $10 per person. Includes dinner and live music.

Have a Sidecar? Host a Nun!

For more information about sponsorships or registration, call (210) 704-2800 or email SantaRosaFoundation@ChristusHealth.org.
Click here for a sponsorship form. Click here to watch a short video about the event.

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Make Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort your home away from home while you enjoy the Harleys & Habits Fun Run. Call (830) 625-1919 now to reserve your spot at our resort. Keep checking the blog and visit our website for more information about the resort, local attractions, news, events and more.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

 

Guadalupe River: Spring Break Destination in Texas Hill Country

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

Floaters enjoy the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, Texas. Photo courtesy of Virtual Tourist

If you’re coming to the Texas Hill Country for Spring Break, be mindful of the River Road that runs along the Guadalupe River between New Braunfels and Canyon Lake.

The River Road is a 20-mile winding road that takes you to most all the river outfitters in the area. There are plenty of free places to launch tubes, canoes or just swim, but parking is difficult in peak season so beware of private property. The river drive is extremely scenic, such lush greenery and little tumbling overflows into the main river, it’s lovely to just pull over and enjoy the sounds.

About the Guadalupe River

The Upper Guadalupe River in the Texas Hill Country is a smaller, faster stream with limestone banks and shaded by pecan and bald cypress trees. The upper Guadalupe is popular as a tubing destination where recreational users often float down the river on inflated tire inner tubes during the spring and summer months. East of Boerne, on the border of Kendall County and Comal County, the river flows through Guadalupe River State Park, one of the more popular tubing areas along the river.

The lower river begins at the outlet of Canyon Lake, west of New Braunfels. The section between Canyon Dam and New Braunfels is the most heavily used in terms of recreation. When the water is flowing at less than 1,000 cubic feet per second (cft/s), there could be hundreds if not thousands of tubes on this stretch of the river. At flows greater than 1,000 cu ft/s, there should be very few tubes on the water. Flows greater than 1,000 cu ft/s and less than 2,500 cu ft/s are ideal for rafting and paddling.

The Canyon Dam controls the flow. So does the amount of rainfall the area has received. The Comal River joins the Guadalupe in New Braunfels and the San Marcos joins it about two miles west of Gonzales on way to the Gulf of Mexico.

Welcome sign in New Braunfels

Make Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort and its 80 cottages your home away from home while you are on Spring Break and whenever you come to the Hill Country to enjoy the Guadalupe River. Call (830) 625-1919 now to reserve your spot at our resort. Keep checking the blog and visit our website for more information about the resort, local attractions, news, events and more.

Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort is managed by Kastleman & Associates Inc., Austin, Texas, Bryan Kastleman, President.

 

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