Marble Falls, Texas – An Official Visitor’s Guide

Marble Falls is a popular vacation spot for people from all around Texas. Its close proximately to Lake Marble Falls as well as the shopping, dining, parks, and entertainment in the town itself, make lodging in and around Marble Falls very attractive. For those who prefer more private lodging options with all the benefits the town and lake have to offer, try the below listed accommodations which are located just outside of the Marble Falls City center. Besides these lodging options, we’ve also included attractions in and around Marble Falls to help you have the best vacation possible.

For visitors with GPS devices, Marble Falls’ coordinates are: 30.578245;-98.2728

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Golf Courses Government Offices

A Brief Look at Marble Falls’ History


General Adam Rankin Johnson founded Marble Falls in 1887 along the Colorado River. The city received its name due to the water that flowed over the marble shelves in the river. Just ten years after its founding, Marble Falls was bustling with a railroad line to Austin, a post office, tannery, shoe factory, hotel, a newspaper, and three general stores.

In 1951, construction of Starcke Dam was completed, which created what is now Lake Marble Falls. This completed General Johnson’s original vision of using the river as a source of power.

Today, Marble Falls is well known for it’s granite quarries. In fact, the Texas State Capitol building was constructed with Sunset Red Granite that was quarried from Granite Mountain in Marble Falls.

Additional Marble Falls History can be found on the Handbook of Texas web site.

Marble Falls Lodging and Accommodations


Check out our printable guide to hotels in the Highland Lakes (PDF)

 

The below listed accommodations are located just outside of the city center of Marble Falls allowing visitors to enjoy the privacy of more secluded lodging while still enjoying the attractions and shopping within the city of Marble Falls and on Lake Marble Falls. Many of these lodging options are waterfront.

Each listing has a map of the properties location. Typically, for security reasons, vacation homes do not list their adresses.  Contact them directly for more location information.

For additional lodging within the city of Marble Falls, see the Chamber of Commerce web site.

For additional lodging options near Marble Falls, see our visitor's guide for the town of Spicewood.

 



Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast

1455 Cimarron Ranch Rd., Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Phone: 830-798-0818
Email: mary@bellavistabedandbreakfast.com

 

Bella Vista Bed and Breakfast


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Camp Balcones Springs

104 Camp Balcones Springs Dr., Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Phone: 1-800-485-5151
Email:info@campbalconessprings.com

 

Children's sports and adventure summer camp.


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Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Cabin Rentals

200 S. Wirtz Dam Rd., Marble Falls, Texas 78657
Phone: 830-693-9172
Email: marina@tstar.net

 

Walk from your jet ski, the waterpark or restaurant to a cozy, modern cabin with covered porch, gas grill, fireplace & walk-in shower.


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Creek Side Camp and Cabins

222 Hatchett Hill, Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Phone: 830-693-5979
Email: diane@creekside-camp-cabins.com

 

Beautiful place to rest, relax and rejuvenate. We offer uniquely decorated cabins at an affordable price.


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Isaac Millsap Vacation Home

Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Phone: 512-755-0937
Email: annie@heartoftexaswinetours.com

 

Newly remodeled 7/4 home comfortably sleeps up to 16.


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Camp Peniel

6716 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, Texas 78654
1-800-848-1731

 

Day & overnight Christian camp for grades 1st-5th.


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The Farr Side on Lake Travis

Hwy. 1431 West, Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Phone: 512-345-6374
Email: sfarr3@austin.rr.com

 

2 spacious homes on 250 ft waterfront of Lake Travis. 5/4 main house is great for family retreats.


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Balcones Springs Retreat and Conference Center

14425 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Phone: 830-693-6639
Email: info@texasretreat.com

 

44 cozy, country style guest cabins.


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Camp Champions

775 Camp Road, Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Phone: 830-598-2571
Email: info@campchampions.com

 

Large lakefront property with rustic cabins and lots of family friendly activities.


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Harmony School Summer Arts Camp

1503 Mormon Mill Rd., Marble Falls, Texas 78654

 

Week long camps focusing on dance, visual arts, language arts and music intensives.


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Mary Millsap Vacation Home

Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Phone: 512-755-0937
Email: annie@heartoftexaswinetours.com

 

Newly remodeled home on 55 acre ranch has 3 bedroom/3 sleeper sofas. Sleeps up to 13 comfortably.


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Moriah

1741 CR 343, Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Phone: 650-321-9246
Email: nanderson2@gmail.com

 

Athentic 1850's log cabins on 3 private acres of Lake Travis. Huge gourmet kitchen, large porch overlooks lake.


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Marble Falls Boat Rental


When staying in Marble Falls, there are a number places to launch or rent boats depending on which lake you want to play on. There are no boat rental facilities located on Lake Marble Falls so you'll have to contact one of the rental locations for the nearby lakes about boating on Lake Marble Falls. See our visitor's guides for Lake LBJ or Lake Travis for a list of these boat rental facilities.


Fishing in Marble Falls


The best fishing when staying in Marble Falls is on Lake LBJ or Lake Travis if you want to fish off a boat. Lake Marble Falls offers several options for fishing from land. See the Texas Parks and Wildlife web site for tips and locations for fishing on Lake Marble Falls. See our guides for fishing on Lake LBJ and fishing on Lake Travis for fishing guides on those lakes.


Marble Falls Parks



The area around Marble Falls encompasses a variety of parks and a wide range of recreational activities. To begin with there are 14 separate LCRA parks and recreation areas. With over 350,000 annual visitors, one of the most popular of these parks is Pace Bend Park where you’ll find various activities including hiking, biking, camping, and fishing. Krause Springs is also a very popular swimming hole with many people considering it to be among the most beautiful swimming holes in Texas.

Within Marble Falls, there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Below is a listing of smaller parks in and around Marble Falls.


Falls Creek Park
Location: Main Street at Yett Street.
Falls Creek Park is a skate park which also includes picnic tables, BBQ pits, a canoe launch point on Backbone Creek.
A rental facility for paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks is also available here at The Boat House. The address for The Boat House is 120 Main Street.


Lakeside Park
Location: Along Buena Vista Drive (along Lake Marble Falls) off Yett Street.
Lakeside park is where the annual Lakefest Dragboat Races are held in August. This park features a swimming pool, pavilion, covered picnic tables, tennis courts, a boat ramp, and some beautiful views.
       
Johnson Park
Locations:230 South Avenue J
Johnson Park is a larger park incorporating 18 picnic tables, an amphitheater, a softball field, volleyball court, boat ramp and restrooms. Mayfest festival is held here each year in the open area pavilions.


Westside Park
Location: 1206 Second Street
Located on Second Street at Avenue Q, Westside Park is a newer park which features picnic tables, water fountains, playgrounds, and a disc golf course (jpeg)


Golf Courses in Marble Falls


Golfing in Marble Falls is a favorite past time for locals and visitors alike and there are plenty of golf courses to keep anyone occupied during their stay here. The below listed golf courses are in and around Marble Falls. Please be sure to call ahead to set a tee time, and ask about golf club and cart rentals.

Blue Lake Golf Club
830-598-5524
214 W. Bluebonnet Drive, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657
The Blue Lake Golf Course is a semi-private golf course open to the public. Many are pleasantly surprised by this 9 hole course located in Blue Lake Estates just west of the Horseshoe Bay area.
Blue Lake Golf Club website


Highland Lakes Public Golf Club
512-793-2859
830 Park Road 4 W., Burnet, Texas 78611
E-mail: inksgolf@gmail.com
The Highland Lakes Public Golf Club is a 9 hole course located on Inks Lake adjacent to Inks Lake State Park and is only a 15 minute drive from Burnet and 20 minutes from Marble Falls. Family friendly golf course. Youth groups and civic clubs welcome.
www.highlandlakesgolfclub.com/


Packsaddle Golf Course
325-388-6660
118 Club Circle
River Oaks & Skyline Drive
Kingsland, TX 78639
Packsaddle Golf Course is located in the shadow of Packsaddle Mountain near the headwaters of Lake LBJ. Packsaddle is ready for you with complete club amenities featuring a beautiful 7133 yard, 18 hole golf course, restaurant, lounge and activities for the entire family.
Packsaddle Web Site


Hidden Falls Golf Club
830-693-3300
220 Meadowlakes Dr
Marble Falls, TX 78654
Hidden Falls Golf Club's 18 hole, 6600-yard course is ideal for all skill levels. It's an inviting, continuous loop course that rolls over more than one hundred well-kept acres lined with pecan trees and beautiful homes. The Club's convenient location in the heart of the Texas Hill Country with its clubhouse, bar, lounge and tennis facilities make it the ideal golfing venue.
www.hiddenfallsgolfclub.com
       
Delaware Springs Golf Course
512-756-8471
Just south of Burnet, Texas on Highway 281
Delaware Springs Municipal Golf Course is an award winning municipal course cradled by trees and gentle rolling hills. Picturesque and challenging, this 6829-yard back tees, Par 72 has earned its place as a Hill Country favorite.
www.delawaresprings.com/


Legends Golf Course on Lake LBJ
325-388-8888
105 Range Way Circle
P.O. Box 329, Kingsland, Texas 78639
The Legends on Lake LBJ, Tom Kite designed course on Lake LBJ, offers solitude, elegance, & convenience along with a challenge for the scratch golfer. Come play the 7,260 yard, championship course offering both links style and Hill Country golf at its very best.
www.legendsgolftx.com/


Llano River Golf Course
Llano River Golf Course is located 2 miles west of the Llano County courthouse on the Old Castell Road (Hwy 152) adjacent to Robinson City Park. The 18 hole (par 71) golf course (nine holes are brand new!) is located on the banks of the picturesque Llano River.
www.llanorivergolfcourse.com/


Wineries and Vineyards in Marble Falls


Marble Falls is located right in the middle of the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail. The vineyards in and around Marble Falls have received some high praise and awards from around the world for their wine making which is why they attract over 5 million visitors annually. Even the New York Times ranked the Hill Country in and around Marble Falls the number one spot to travel to over the summer citing the diverse selection of wineries.


Heart of Texas Wine Tours
(512) 755-0937  Tour Texas Hill Country wineries and vineyards in comfort, and with knowledgeable local wine tour guides at the wheel. Gather your friends, family, or special groups like bridesmaids or class reunion groups. You’ll enjoy just sitting back and relaxing in this elegant and safe way to tour while you learn about Texas wines. To reserve your tour of the Texas Hill Countries best Wineries and vineyards call (512) 755-0937. Great memories are only a phone call away!
www.heartoftexaswinetours.com


Flat Creek Estate Vineyard
Hours: Tue-Fri. 12-5; Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5
512-267-6310
24912 Singleton Bend Road East, Marble Falls, Texas 78654.
80 acre vineyard, winery, tasting room, native habitats. Picnics, tours, events. Enjoy onsite restaurant 'The Bistro at Flat Creek Estate' Fri-Sun. featuring menu items that pair perfectly with the Italian and Rhone varietals Flat Creek offers. 6 miles W of Lago Vista off 1431 and Singleton Bend Rd. East.
www.flatcreekestate.com/


McReynolds Winery
Hours: Fri-Sat. 10-6; Sun. 12-6; or by appt
830-825-3544
706 Shovel Mountain Road, Cypress Mill, Texas 78633
www.mcreynoldswines.com


Stonehouse Vineyards
Hours: Fri-Sun 12-5; or by appt.
512-264-3630
24350 Haynie Flat Rd.
Spicewood, Texas 78669
www.stonehousevineyard.com
       
Lost Creek Vineyard
Hours: Tues-Thur 1-5; Sat 11-5; Sun noon-5
325-388-3753
1129 RR 2233, Sunrise Beach, Texas 78643
1 mi. off Hwy. 71 on Hwy. 2233; Sunrise Beach exit. Featuring Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz. Beautiful natural setting. Picnics, tours and tastings. On site owners welcome wedding, reunion, retreat & conference groups. Please ask about group tasting and wine-events offered throughout the year.
www.lostcreekvineyard.com


Spicewood Vineyards
Hours: Wed-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5; or by appt.
830-693-5328
1419 CR 409
Spicewood, Texas 78699
SE of Marble Falls, Hwy. 71 to Spicewood. Tours, tasting and sales. On site owners welcome wedding, reunion, retreat and conference groups. Please ask about group tasting, and wine-event celebrations offered throughout the year.
www.spicewoodvineyards.com

For more wineries and vineyards near Marble Falls, see our visitor’s guides for Texas Hill Country Wineries.

For an interactive map of local wineries, click here.


Additional Fun


For more physical activities while visiting Marble Falls, you can go for a hike at Enchanted Rock or visit the majestic caverns at Longhorn State Caverns or go horseback riding with Colbert Ranch, Post Oak Farm, or Silver’s Trails.

Family fun can be had at Rockhoppers Family Fun Center or Sweet Berry Farm. Bowlers will enjoy Lake Country Lanes and movie fans can catch the latest releases at Showbiz Cinema. Before going to see a live play at The Hill Country Community Theater, be sure to stop by Brothers Bakery for a delicious European pastry and coffee.

Of course, no visit to Marble Falls is complete without a shopping trip along Main Street where you'll experience many unique shops and restaurants.


Map of Marble Falls


Below is a map of Marble Falls detailing the locations of the accommodations and attractions listed in this visitor's guide. You can use your cursor to scroll around the map, zoom in or out, or view each business' information by clicking on the the icons. Be sure to verify directions with any of the businesses as some of the icons are only intended to show general locations.


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Marble Falls Tourism and Government Offices


Please feel free to contact any of these government offices responsible for the Marble Falls area with any questions you may have. For help making reservations at any one of Marble Falls' lodging properties, please contact the Burnet County Tourism Director.


County of Burnet
220 South Pierce St.
Burnet, Texas 78611
(512) 756-5420
www.burnetcountytexas.org/


Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce
916 Second Street
Marble Falls, Tx 78654
P: 830-693-2815
F:830-693-1620
Email: info@marblefalls.org
www.marblefalls.org/


Lower Colorado River Authority
Mail:
LCRA
P.O. Box 220
Austin, TX 78767

Main Physical Address:
LCRA Headquarters
3700 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703
(512) 473-3200
www.lcra.org
       
Burnet County Tourism
810 Steve Hawkins Parkway, Suite 4
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
www.thehighlandlakes.org


City of Marble Falls
800 Third Street
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
P: 830-693-3615
F: 830-693-6737
www.ci.marble-falls.tx.us/


Texas Department of Transportation
125 East 11th St.,
Austin, TX 78701
(800) 558-9368
www.txdot.gov


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
(800) 792-1112
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/


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Couldn't find what you were looking for in our Guide to Marble Falls, Texas? Check out what the other cities in Burnet County have to offer. Visit our travel guides for Bertram, Burnet, Granite Shoals, Kingsland, and Spicewood.

 

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