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Cabin at Cedar Break Dripping Springs


“But the pearls were accidents, and the finding of one was luck, a little pat on the back by God or the gods both.”

John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men and more recently, Sea Biscuit. These are stories of  overcoming the adversity America experienced during the Great Depression and the discovery of what matters most to us all- family and friends. Through adversity we find the best in ourselves.

Here in the Hill Country, people who fell on hard times descended from Appalachia and formed a culture of what would be later be known as the "Cedar Choppers". These rough and tumble survivors eked out a living clearing cedar, making fencing, shingles and lumber. Along the way, they made a place for all of us who call this same hill country home.

The Cedar Break was designed as a clearing - the Brewery, as an early American Mill and the Row Homes as company housing. The Tobacco Barn reminds us of these settlers' roots in Appalachia. This simple Utilitarian form of architecture is designed to be functional, unassuming, yet warm and inviting. All of our row homes are designed the same and each with a front porch accompanied by Adirondack chairs built by our neighbors in Wimberley.

We present this project as a time capsule in National Park fashion, as our guests drive past our Stardust Airstream Park. We envision staying at the historic Mill (now the Twisted X Brewery) and allowing our guests to experience the nostalgia and celebrate our greatest generations' ingenuity and resilience. It is our sincere hope that our guests appreciate through this experience, the foundation our grandparents and great grandparents built for us all. That, through their adversity, their grit, their ingenuity and their perseverance, they built lasting families and traditions.

What better place to celebrate friends and families?

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