Frequently Asked Questions
Please check out these frequently asked questions! There may be something here that will help you make your plans to stay with us :)
Q: Are there restaurants within walking distance?
A: Yes! We are located 1 mile from South Congress Avenue, which is the closest (and hippest) shopping area in Austin, so you could definitely walk (just have some good walking shoes!). Travis Heights is a very unique and special neighborhood, with lots of old oak trees and very interesting/non-traditional houses. It's a hilly and very pretty walk. You'll even pass by Stacy Park, which has it's own nice little walking trail along the main Blunn Creek. Once on South Congress you'll find a plethora of food choices, from restaurants to converted airstream trailers serving tacos.
Q: Are there live music venues within walking distance?
A: Yes! And it's probably the most traditionally "Austin" venue still around: The Continental Club is on South Congress Avenue (right across from the Hotel San Jose). You could also walk to 6th Street, where there are lots of bars, restaurants, and some live music venues (Casino El Camino). On Red River (intersects with 6th Street off of I35) there's Stubbs BBQ, the Mohawk and The Red Eyed Fly, among many others.
Q: What is the parking situation at Casa Kenwood Guesthouses?
A: There is ample street parking across the street. Also, we're on a long wooded street that borders a small finger of Blunn Creek, so there are no houses built down our long winding road on Kenwood Avenue, so there is plenty of parking all along this stretch. Please do not block the CKG driveway or entrance-way. The driveway itself is owner parking.
Q: How far it is CKG from Downtown?
A: We're just a little over a mile from the Congress Avenue bridge (of Austin bat fame), which is the entrance to the downtown area. You could take a cab to downtown restaurants and bars for an average of $5 to $10.
Q: Do you need a bike to get downtown?
A: Not necessarily. You can walk or bike your way down Riverside Drive, which allows you to come up to Lady Bird Lake, which boasts a great hike and bike trail, canoeing, riverboat tours, bat-watching, and so much more. Then you cross the pedestrian bridge on Congress Avenue, and you're two blocks from the 2nd Street Shopping District, and the Warehouse District (4th Street) is right around the corner. We recommend Austin Bike Tours and Rentals (they will both deliver and pick-up bikes wherever you are.... Very cool!
Q: What about the bus?
A: The bus is a great option! It's a 5 minute walk to the bus stop on Travis Heights Boulevard and Riverside Drive where there's a covered bus stop (with bench). To get to 6th Street or the 2nd Street Warehouse District, take the 7 bus ($1.00 each ride) and it will take you downtown right up Congress Avenue.
Q: ...What else is nearby?
A: That is a great question! So check-out this really cool interactive map: