The Eco Retreat is the place to host your family your friends or your small group retreat. As you approach the Retreat do not be surprised by the well manicured neighborhood. Once you enter the stone cottage you will be delighted by what awaits you inside and beyond.

Designed for comfort in modern industrial styling, from the large open spaces with vaulted ceilings, to the fully equipped gourmet kitchen all opening out onto a skylit fan cooled deck overlooking the treetops.

Put on your walking shoes and wander down to the creek. Take a hike into the nature reserve and enjoy the deer and other wildlife. Or just swing in a hammock and enjoy the view.

Located on a private acre of land and easily accessed off Interstate 35 , the Retreat is just 10 minutes from downtown Austin and 15 minutes from Austin Bergstrom airport.

The Eco Retreat is your place to relax and unwind in Austin Texas.

Book the Retreat for...

  • Family reunions
  • Friend’s gathering
  • Small business meetings
  • Cooking classes
  • Yoga workshops
  • Singer-songwriter workshops
  • Massage retreats 

The Living Room

Large living area with working fireplace & 60"  Home Theater, plus WiFi

The Kitchen

Fully-equipped with everything you need to prepare gourmet meals or host a cooking class

The Dining Room

Seats 12

The Deck

Outdoor Dining Table /Gas Grill

Sleeps 8

3 Bedrooms & 2 1/2 bath – for your health and comfort all beds are organic

Master Suite: King bed with sitting area Bath with glass wall shower and double-size jetted tub

The Queen: 1 Queen bed, 1 Zen Twin bed (may be used as a comfortable daybed for napping, or reading or as an additional guest bed)

The Twins: 2 modern-style twins (these twins are definitely not just for kids)

The Rollaway: There’s plenty of space for Guest #8 to enjoy

Also Includes:

  • Front loading washer dryer/laundry room 
  • Reverse osmosis filtered water and ice
  • Gas grill for outdoor cooking
  • A private bar
  • 2 car enclosed garage

Special Services

Note: these services incur additional fees. 

We do the shopping you do the cooking
(or snacking or whatever)

We provide you with a nearly infinite shopping list of possibilities. We will order all of your food and beverage needs and stock your fridge pantry and bar prior to your arrival. You just show up and enjoy.

Book us for Sunday Brunch

If you read all about the great breakfasts at Park Lane Guest House and want a taste of our cooking, book the staff at Park Lane for a full service Sunday brunch for you and your group at the Retreat.

Book the Retreat and enjoy easy access to downtown Austin

  • Get the best of all that Austin has to offer
  • Coming into town to enjoy a night of fine dining, food truck dining; or some live music in a downtown club
  • Retreat Guests enjoy free permitted parking at our SoCo location, Park Lane Guest House .
  • We also offer bicycle rentals for your in town exploration.
  • Advanced notification required

Austin Eco Retreat Amenities 

The Retreat is a completely non-smoking facility

Meals: Guests provide their own meals/unless pre arranged

Floor Area: 2800 sq. ft.

Location: South Austin


  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 burner cooktop with grill
  • Wall oven and microwave 
  • Pots and pans /cooking utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice maker

Dining Room:

  • seating for 12 people
  • table linens ,silverware and full service for 12


  • 2 zone air conditioning/heating
  • Gas fireplace
  • WiFi
  • 100% cotton linens and towels provided
  • 2 car garage parking
  • Security system
  • Filtered water
  • Icemaker
  • Eco soaps
  • Clothes washer and dryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Chem-free laundry soap
  • Toilet Paper


City of Austin STR operating license # OL2105 117945.

  Meet Your Host

Shakti Khalsa

Retired carpenter with a long time yoga practice starting in the 60s. 
Veg vegan organic lover of good food, good music, and good friends.
Lover of travel, animals of all types, keeper of dogs chickens and bees.
Organic gardener with a particular fondness for antique roses and wildflowers, 
My truest passion is to live a life of purpose in the world.
I see creating and hosting an organic environment where travelers can safely land,relax unwind from the busyness of life and enjoy each other in natural surroundings as perfect alignment .

Please come and enjoy the wonder with us.

The Austin Eco Retreat and Park Lane Guest House