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Take the stand when it comes to taking a getaway and witness all that Austin has to offer with this week's escape to the Mansion at Judges' Hill.

Make a break for it with a partner in crime and spend one night ($148) at the historic home-cum-boutique hotel, built in 1900 and thoughtfully renovated in 2002. The Classic Revival mansion is a model of relaxed sophistication, replete with century-old crepe myrtle trees in the courtyard and in-room spa treatments. In addition to polished chambers with smart décor, escapees will receive parking for one vehicle and two souvenir mugs.

The property boasts a mile-long rap sheet of accolades from Condé Nast and Fodor's, combined with a membership in's prestigious Diamond Collection — a testimony to the top-notch accommodations and service.

Surrender to the luxury of your premier deluxe room, appointed with spa bathrobes, hypoallergenic duvets and pillows, and high-speed Internet access. Use your included drink tickets for cocktails, and enjoy them outside in the serene surroundings or on your private Juliet balcony.

Shake off the chains of hunger with dinner at the hotel's elegant Judges' Hill Restaurant and Bar, a local hot spot known for its innovative American cuisine. A cup of gumbo, the signature Kobe burger, or the prickly pear braised short ribs? It's your call.

Get a fresh start in the morning with an included breakfast for two, and deliberate over specialties like the Mansion Benedict or chicken and waffles topped with maple syrup. Then, spend the day exploring downtown Austin — get the 411 on state history at The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (a Fodor's Choice pick), hike up to Mount Bonnell, or take a stroll on the Town Lake Trail.

Drop the gavel on this escape, and you'll be handing yourself over to old-fashioned luxury in the heart of Austin.

Escape kit

  • A one-night stay for two in a premier deluxe room
  • Two drink tickets upon arrival
  • Breakfast for two at Judges' Hill Restaurant and Bar
  • Two souvenir mugs
  • Parking pass for one vehicle
  • Book by 4 December

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes.

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