Take it from us: You're too late if you're trying to book campsites at any of the good Hill Country state parks for the upcoming fall weather. But why fret over that when you can book a private cabin instead? Or a church, complete with stained glass?

Below, our top 5 picks from VRBO.com's assortment of eclectic Hill Country retreats, from romantic and rustic to stunning and scenic:

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Das Jäger Haus

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Das Jäger Haus

Location: 8 miles outside Fredericksburg on 10 secluded acres
Distance from Houston: 230 miles/4 hours
Guests: up to 2
Average per night: $161
Fireplace: yes
Jacuzzi: yes, outside
Internet: yes
Pet-friendly: yes
Amenities: DirecTV, Siruis satellite radio, Blu-ray DVD player and library, Netflix, Keurig coffee machine

Though the wineries and shops of Fredericksburg are only a few short miles down the road, you can also quickly access Enchanted Rock and Luckenbach from your private, 575-square-foot hunting cabin in the woods. Alternately, stay put for the weekend in the petite, antique-appointed cabin, alternating between the hammock and the hot tub, your only company for miles around the cows that graze in a nearby pasture.

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The Moonshiner Cabin

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The Moonshiner Cabin

Location: just outside Wimberley
Distance from Houston: 180 miles/3 hours
Average per night: $175 (two-to-three-night minimum stay)
Guests: 2
Fireplace: yes, sort of: a wood-burning stove inside and a fire pit outside
Jacuzzi: yes, in addition to a clawfoot bathtub
Internet: yes
Pet-friendly: no
Amenities: French press coffee maker, charcoal grill, cable, Bluetooth speakers

This is a true getaway for the romantic types, sleeping only two on the Caspar mattress inside this 350-square-foot cabin filled with Prohibition-era furniture and decor. If you can pry yourself away from the clawfoot tub inside this charming cottage or the hot tub outside, take a drive down the famous Devil's Backbone and balance out the trip with a visit to Prayer Mountain, which offers Hill Country views for miles.

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Seguin Studio Cottage

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Seguin Studio Cottage

Location: just outside Seguin
Distance from Houston: 160 miles/2.5 hours
Average per night: $120 (two-night minimum stay)
Guests: up to 2
Fireplace: yes
Jacuzzi: no, but you're on a river
Internet: yes
Pet-friendly: yes
Amenities: satellite and cable TV, two private decks, fully-equipped kitchen

At 400 square feet, this cottage is on the smaller side, but you'll be spending most of your time outside on one of the two private decks overlooking a quiet portion of the Guadalupe River. Inside, you'll find the shabby-chic cabin adorably well-appointed, with everything you need to cook your own meals—no driving into town necessary, unless you want to visit sleepy, small-town Seguin and its upcoming Pecan Festival that heralds the arrival of fall.

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Casa Si Comono

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Casa Si Comono

Location: just outside Federicksburg
Distance from Houston: 230 miles/4 hours
Average per night: $238 (two-night minimum stay)
Guests: up to 2
Fireplace: yes
Jacuzzi: no, but there's a giant walk-in shower
Internet: yes
Pet-friendly: no
Amenities: satellite and cable TV, daily breakfast included

There might not be a kitchen anywhere in this 800-square-foot cottage, but you won't need one—the home's owner cooks a gourmet breakfast every morning. Foodies will find something else to love here too: the adjoining Si Comono vineyard, which sprawls across 20 acres. Make a weekend out of the theme and travel the Fredericksburg Wine Road (a.k.a. Highway 290), where you can visit up to 15 different wineries, including such acclaimed producers as Becker Vineyards and Pedernales Cellars.

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La Vida

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La Vida

Location: between Blanco and Dripping Springs
Distance from Houston: 180 miles/3 hours
Average per night: $386 (two-night minimum stay)
Guests: up to 2
Fireplace: yes
Jacuzzi: yes; one on the deck and another in the bathroom
Internet: no
Pet-friendly: no
Amenities: DirecTV, gourmet kitchen, three private decks, infinity pool

Ever wondered what it's like to live the life of a Hill Country millionaire? This remote, magnificently modern 1,600-square-foot home will give you a taste, with the luxury of dual hot tubs and million-thread-count linens offset by the liberty afforded by a totally Internet-free environment. But you aren't here for the Wi-Fi; you're here for the 270-degree views of the Hill Country from your glassy, isolated perch above the rocky, shrubby landscape below. Where will you take in tonight's sunset from? The hot tub? The pool? The other hot tub? Live that life, y'all.

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