In 1998, David and Amy Beilharz left their regular jobs and their upscale Austin neighborhood and moved with their four children to an undeveloped but beautiful piece of land in the Texas Hill Country. The family wanted to get back to nature and learn to work with it while developing the land without altering it. They wanted to share the land without disturbing its existing habitat and inhabitants. Inspired by a canopy tour in Costa Rica, they decided to bring this exhilarating and full body experience for touring nature to the Cypress Valley.
From Inspiration to Realization
In 2004 David and Amy began expanding their business and their environmental awareness efforts and have successfully created a fun experience that inspires people to spend more time in nature and increases their ecological consciousness. Cypress Valley Canopy Tours have become a very successful business and has been listed among the 25 Best Treehouse Hotels in the United States by Dream Vacation Magazine. The company offers several different types of zipline adventures and treehouse accommodations for those who wish to stay for a while and enjoy the bird's eye view of the creek and ravine. There's also an event venue that is the perfect place for a Texas Hill Country wedding set in a natural and serene location.
What Happens on a Cypress Valley Canopy Tour Zipline Adventure?
The Cypress Valley Canopy Tour Zipline Adventure will take you flying through the canopy of old-growth cypress trees sometimes at heights over 100 ft. Visitors are harnessed in climbing gear and are escorted throughout the experience by guides. The tour includes 5 Ziplines two sky bridges and a repel, it lasts between 90 minutes and two hours. The longest line is over 350 feet and most launch and land on platforms up to 40 feet high. On the first platform guides will help you get comfortable with the heights and prepare you for some of the things you'll be seeing on the tour, after this interaction you will be free to fly. At the last platform you may either repel down or take an alternate exit, and you will then ride an electric cart back to the starting point. After you have enjoyed a couple hours of zip lining, Cypress Canopy Tours welcomes you to swim in the lake or their clearwater pool and enjoy a picnic. For an even more magical experience, you may wish to fly over the cypress canopy on a night time zip line adventure. The canopy is decorated with glow sticks and twinkling lights to create a beautiful, exciting and memorable experience.
Spend the Night In the Trees
To add another dimension to your Cypress Canopy Tour Zipline Adventure, you may wish to spend a night or two nestled in a treehouse. Spending the night here is an unforgettable experience as you listen to the music of the night noises, watch the dancing fireflies and drift peacefully off to sleep In a comfortable treetop haven.
There are a variety of different tree houses to suit a romantic getaway or a family adventure. The Lofthaven, Juniper, and Willow treehouses each sleep two guests, and The Nest sleeps four guests regularly, but can accommodate up to six. The Ranch House is located on the ground and is ideal for large groups as it sleeps up to 14 people. The main room maintains that treehouse feeling with its view overlooking the creek and ravine through the treetops.
The Event Center has a stone amphitheater built into the wall of the ravine to provide seating for wedding guests and other audiences. For weddings the bride and groom cross over a romantic footbridge to a cypress arbor platform to exchange vows. The setting is natural and magical as the flowing water whispers a beautiful song and the surrounding trees provide beauty and protection for the wedding party and their guests.
To Find Out More
This is another one of the amazing and enjoyable experiences to be had in the Texas Hill Country near Spicewood. Cypress canopy Zipline Tours is located at 1223 S Paleface RR Spicewood TX, 78669. The phone number is (512) 264-8880.