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Formula Won

Stay Here When Formula 1 Comes to Texas

Today, you make history. Today, you make the most important decision you’ve made in four years. Today, you vote... on where to stay during the Austin Grand Prix, happening November 16 to 18 in Texas. That’s right, Formula 1 is back on American soil and it’s got a new permanent home in Austin. We trust you know the stakes here. Don’t screw this up.

Might As Well Go Full Houseboat
DON’T FORGET TO BOAT

Might As Well Go Full Houseboat

Here’s Where: One of five giant houseboats on Lake Travis.
Here’s Why: Because they’re giant houses that are boats. It’s only right. Go for the 102-footer—it’s got a fully stocked bar, five bedrooms and a waterslide. Suddenly, Formula 1 racing seems kind of back-burner-y.

Fast Cars and an Italian Palazzo
DOWNTOWN ABBEY

Fast Cars and an Italian Palazzo

Here’s Where: A historic Italian manse in the heart of downtown Austin called Palazzo Lavaca.
Here’s Why: Imported marble. Velvet curtains. Chandeliers. Oh, and your own chauffeur and personal chef. It’s a little slice of Pavarotti in an otherwise Ricky Bobby weekend. Use it for good.

The Lake House to End All Lake Houses
LAKE AND BAKE

The Lake House to End All Lake Houses

Here’s Where: The Float House... It’s part houseboat. Part two-story lake house. All glorious.
Here’s Why: Let’s see, there’s a pool table, a shuffleboard table, fishing lights underneath the house and a giant crane that doubles as a rope swing. Don’t forget to make it to the race.

It’s a French Chateau. In Texas.
FRENCH CONNECTION

It’s a French Chateau. In Texas.

Here’s Where: An 18th-century French chateau on Lake Austin. That has a helipad. And a wine cellar.
Here’s Why: Grab a bottle for the road/sky and chopper over to the track. It’ll be great. And don’t worry, the pool and swim-up bar will be waiting for you when you get back. Seriously, don’t worry.

A Sailboat to Live In
THE HOLY SAIL

A Sailboat to Live In

Here’s Where: A 34-foot sailboat named Solace.
Here’s Why: Because the roller furling jib on this thing is a work of art. Just kidding. It’s because it’s a damn sailboat. And you get to sail it. You also get to stock the galley with gin. It’s really a win-win.

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