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Where Life meets Dreams


Welcome to Vida Sonada, the place where life meets dreams.

Located at the top of Hill Country, just 90 minutes from the DFW metroplex,

Vida Sonada is the perfect getaway for a quick weekend trip any time of the year!


This "convenience and comfort campground" on the west side of Lake Whitney

off of FM 56 is the ideal place to enjoy all the great things

about camping with hardly any of the work. The property is covered

with a mixture of towering cedars and hardwood trees and the grounds

abound with wildflowers in the spring and early summer.


You are welcome to wander and explore the fenced 10 acres

but you'll also encounter a few patches of cactus so watch your step!

Portions of the property are mowed, while the rest has been left in its natural state where you are highly likely to see many native birds. There is also a marked trail with "rest stops" where you can picnic beneath the limbs of large oak tree, sit on a  bench by the seasonal pond or take a nap on a hammock for two.


While this campground is dog-friendly, please be aware that your furry companion must remain under an owner's control at all times. If  tie-out is needed, please ask.



Thoughtfully Appointed Accommodations


Each campsite (except for the B.Y.O.T. site) is styled with curated vintage furnishings and features a comfortable bed with a real mattress dressed in season-appropriate quality linens. Towels also are provided for the shared outdoor shower. Additionally, basic camping supplies like battery powered lanterns, bug spray and fire starter also are provided for use during your stay.

Nearly 10 Acres of Woods to Explore


You are free to explore the entire 10-acre fenced property. The property is covered with a mixture of towering cedars and hardwood trees. You are welcome to wander and explore the fenced 10 acres. Portions of the property are mowed, while the rest has been left in its natural state. The grounds abound with wildflowers in the spring and early summer. You'll also encounter a few patches of cactus so watch your step!

Community Gathering Areas


In addition to the private fire pit and picnic table at your campsite, there is also a community gathering area with a large large fire pit, comfortable chairs and outdoor games,  which makes this a great place to gather with  friends and roast marshmallows. There also is an outdoor kitchen with a Blackstone grill, sink, cookware, utensils, basic cooking supplies dishes and a picnic table, making this another great area to gather.  



This 10-acre property on the west side of Lake Whitney offers four different campsite accommodations sure to meet the needs of both the first-time and experienced camper. 

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Designated as the Norwegian Capital of Texas,

the authentic charm of this little town

(the biggest in Bosque County and less than a 20 minutes drive from Vida Sonada) is hard to resist! 


Spend the day visiting  historical Norwegian churches, go shopping in historic downtown Clifton, 

learn about the area's history and heritage at the local museum, tour an art gallery, explore a classic car exhibit,

or catch a first-run, box office film

at the historic Cliff-Tex movie theater.


There's also some pretty good dining:  the Corner Drug Store Cafe is great for breakfast or lunch (closed for dinner) and serves REALLY good hot and

cold sandwiches, salads, old fashioned soda fountain drinks, and to die for baked goods. They also have an amazing daily special that always sells out quickly.


For a nicer chef-prepared dinner, there's a great restaurant called Olaf's. It's at the back of an antique store but it also has open air seating in a really fantastic oak-shaded courtyard with live music. 

Glen Rose


Although best known for Dinosaur Valley State Park,

Glen Rose has a few other interesting attractions

that  you might also want to check out, plus the 30-minute drive there from Vida Sonada is just beautiful!


Big Rocks Park, 1014 NE Barnard Street., located right on the river is a popular spot, especially when the weather warms. It is known for its boulders,  kid-friendly swimming area, and nearby snow cone stand.

There's also a couple of other quick "educational"

stops that might be of interest: Somerville County Museum and Barnard's Mill historic site. The Mill is on SW Barnard Street a few blocks past the square . Here you can walk around the various historic buildings, look at the artifacts and admission is free.


The museum, located a few blocks away behind the courthouse, is small and won't take long to walk through but it's right on the downtown square which is also fun to walk around. There's a great pie place/soda shop/candy store around the corner on Walnut Street. And if your looking for lunch,  LaVita Italian restaurant which is located in the next block. It's super low key, very inexpensive and really good! 


If the Silos aren’t you’re thing, be sure to check out the National Mammoth monument. It's a very small National Park but super interesting. It has a very nice indoor exhibit space, outdoor interactive learning station, walking paths and gift shop. HINT: this location is great for picking up a National Parks passport which I understand sell our very quickly at the big national parks. Don't forget to have them stamp it before you leave.


For a quick lunch, try  The Health Camp, a 1940s old fashioned hamburger/shake stand. Nothing on the menu is "healthy" but it sure is yummy!

Heritage Homestead is another must visit. You can easily spend half a day here touring the various activity/demonstration areas and shops. There's several places to satisfy your the sweet and savory tooth, but the onsite restaurant is a must! I would stop by there first to make a reservation or get your name on the list.



Located just west of Hillsboro and Interstate 35, Lake Whitney has over 35 square miles of clear, blue water, and the area has almost 40 square miles of parks and public lands. Rugged white limestone cliffs border much of the lake, providing a dramatic backdrop to the crystal blue water. Picturesque coves, often with small waterfalls, offer pleasant surprises to boaters. The lake's shoreline is dotted with a number of Corps of Engineer parks, each with different amenities including boat launches and designated swimming areas, and Lake Whitney State Park is located  in the city of Whitney. 

Shopping and dining options   are limited, but there is a major chain grocery store, a hardware store, and a few fast food and sit-down restaurants. 


The local favorites is a super casual Mexican restaurant, Tres Hermanos. If you're looking for something a little more upscale, the Bosque Resort Restaurant and Bar in nearby Laguna Park just southwest of Whitney is a safe bet!


I decided to take my boyfriend glamping for his birthday and finding V & Marks spot was the perfect fit! They went above and beyond to make the experience memorable and unique. I would definitely try the picnic they offer. The meal was an authentic camp vibe with the set up coming straight from an Instagram blog! 10/10 would recommend to a friend or a stranger!!

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