Open the door to unforgettable stays and events with Lodgewell
If you attended this year's CultureMap Austin Tastemaker Awards, you might have spied a red welcome mat and larger-than-life photo of the city's famous Bloomhouse decorating the VIP area.
That's because Lodgewell, the Austin rental company, was onsite registering curious foodies to win a one-night stay at the whimsical property, of which it is the exclusive host.
Bloomhouse.Photo courtesy of Lodgewell
But Lodgewell does so much more than just "put heads in beds" — it would rather see "faces in places," and in addition to matching folks with their perfect Austin or Texas Hill Country vacation rental, it also connects event spaces with those seeking to make a magical memory.
'Our R-O-I is your J-O-Y'
Lodgewell founder Chereen Fisher knows a thing or two about awesome events — she first ran a successful catering company for a decade before selling it to start Top Trip Rentals, honing her hosting skills and refining the artistry of hospitality over the last 15-plus years before rebranding as Lodgewell.
Now she and her team manage a curated collection of homes and retreats for unforgettable stays and events.
"Each home has a name, story, house cocktail, playlist, and personality — much like the people we host," says Fisher.
From complimentary early check-in or late check-out to local welcome eats and drinks in the “Feastwell” bin and comfortable linens and towels, Lodgewell follows up and follows through every step of the journey.
And be it a girls getaway in an urban loft, a corporate gathering in a modern townhouse, or a family reunion at an 18-acre riverfront retreat, there is a Lodgewell property that's a perfect fit.
Host your guests
Besides The Bloomhouse, which was just named one of the world's most mind-bending homes by Architectural Digest, some of the homes Lodgewell manages include Falling Leaves Estate, an architectural masterpiece that's ideal for private parties and weddings. It's also featured in this summer's issue of Architectural Digest.
Falling Leaves Estate.Photo courtesy of Lodgewell
Another is La Fortuna, an 11-acre retreat in Dripping Springs that includes an A-frame cabin, three-bedroom house, and fully decked-out, air-conditioned tipis. Think of it as the best backdrop for a wellness or corporate retreat, family reunion, or even solar eclipse viewing party.
La Fortuna.Photo courtesy of Lodgewell
The Trifecta Building, recently used for SXSW, is a historic downtown loft just waiting for photoshoots, co-working events, and other big parties.
The Trifecta Building.Photo courtesy of Lodgewell
Be our guest
All are welcome at the Lodgewell Presents Event series, which run from mastermind weekend workshop retreats to live speaker panels, book signings, and intimate house concerts, all open to the public.
Inspired by the success of its first-ever unofficial SXSW activation — Lodgewell Presents: House Of Humans, which featured storytelling from entrepreneurs, influencers, musicians, documentary filmmakers, and more — Lodgewell plans to expand on what it calls "Grown Up Storytime."
Through collaborations with local chefs and mixologists, each event will feature custom food and drink creations intended to pair with the evening's theme and each of the stories told.
Due to space limitations the events will be by invite only ( sign up here to be added to waitlist), but Lodgewell's goal is to continue rolling out the red welcome mat for all humans by creating space for conversations and moments that matter.
Find your next fun event, place to host a fun event, or home away from home in Austin and the Hill Country with Lodgewell here.