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The Highland Lakes, cliché though it may sound, really does offer something for everyone, and the lodging options are no exception. From full service hotels and resorts, to rustic cabins and cozy vacation homes and romantic bed and breakfasts, our lodging and accommodations options will ensure you sleep soundly on your getaway. If you’re planning a lakeside vacation, there are a numerous waterfront lodging options and several to choose from that are near the lakes. There’s also several accommodation options that will keep you close to the conveniences of town, while others will place you in the rolling hills to enjoy the scenic landscape. The variety of activities and destinations will surely give you plenty of getaway ideas, and all you have to do is choose your perfect home away from home!
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Lake Buchanan Lodging
Inks Lake Lodging
Lake LBJ Lodging
Lake Travis Lodging
There are an assortment of restaurants in the Highland Lakes to satisfy any palate. Choose from these locations for a directory of restaurants near the area where you are visiting.
Skip to these restaurant locations:
Bertram and Briggs Restaurants
Burnet and Lake Buchanan Restaurants
Granite Shoals Restaurants
Marble Falls Restaurants
Boat rentals, ski-dos and accessories like water skis and inner tubes are plentiful at each of the Highland Lakes! You should be able to find a nearby rental location no matter where you are staying, as well as gas facilities. Aquatic rentals include kayaks, canoes, motor boats, pontoon boats, jet skis, party boats and house boats. You can also rent water skiing, wake boarding and inner tube equipment. No matter what water activity you want to do, you're guaranteed to find a rental location for hours of fun on the lake.
Click here for a directory of Highland Lakes boat rental locations.
The Highland Lakes are well known among anglers for providing great fishing for a variety of species. Fishing conditions vary by lake so youï¿½ll need to check fishing conditions for the type of fish you want to catch, but there are large populations of Large Mouth and Guadalupe Bass, Catfish, White Bass, Sunfish Striped Bass and Crappie. The Texas Parks and Wildlife web site provides helpful tips for fishing and hunting in the Texas Hill Country.
A number of guided fishing and hunting excursions can be booked for those wanting to go directly to the best fishing and hunting locations to up their chances of making a great catch.
Click here for a directory of Texas Hill Country Fishing and Hunting resources.
Golfers will enjoy the diverse golf course offerings that the Highland Lakes have. The varied landscape creates challenging and enjoyable courses, whether you want a stimulating, technical game or a relaxing, fun course that adds enjoyment to your vacation getaway. Our slice of Texas Hill Country has two highly rated courses, as noted by GolfersGuide.com.
Click here for a directory of Highland Lakes Golf Courses in Burnet County.
Wine lovers can enjoy nearby vineyards and wine tasting year-round at local award-winning vineyards. Our regional vineyards are gaining recognition as high quality, award-winning varieties of wine, and has fast become one of the most popular wine regions in the country. Spicewood is home to several vineyards and makes for a nice day out wine tasting, while other wineries are located near a lake, making for a great addition to a day of playing at one of the Highland Lakes.
Some of the vineyards have delicious dining on-site, while others welcome picnickers to bring a lunch to enjoy with a refreshing glass of wine and picturesque vineyard settings. Many of our local vineyards are also participants in the annual Austin Wine Festival, creating the perfect weekend getaway to explore the Texas Hill Country wineries and vineyards, while enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Check the individual wineries website for special events, like food and wine pairings and grape stomping.
Click here for a directory of Highland Lakes Wineries and Vineyards in Burnet County.
The Highland Lakes are blessed with a number of beautiful parks, recreation and hiking areas. These parks feature different amenities including camping, picnicking, boat launches, volleyball courts, hiking, horse back riding and windsurfing.
Click here for a directory of Texas Hill Country parks.
The Texas Hill Country offers some very unique treats that can't be found anywhere else. Visitors can take advantage of a unique river boat cruise offered by Vanishing Texas River Cruise that showcases native Texas wildlife, waterfalls, world-class bird watching that includes seeing wintering Bald Eagles that nest nearby. The unusual caverns at Longhorn Caverns are definitely worth a visit, because they are both beautiful and interesting. Star-gazers and budding astronomers should pay a visit to the Eagle Eye Observatory, where unobstructed views of the constellations and planets are breathtaking (check the schedule, as it is only open to the public once a month).
Local festivals take advantage of sharing our natural resources and Texas hospitality with our visitors. Every April, Burnet hosts the annual Blue Bonnet Festival. In Marble Falls, dont miss the annual Lakefest, where drag boats race at speeds topping 200 miles an hour! Bertram hosts the Oatmeal Festival every year the weekend before Labor Day, a festival that began as a spoof on the numerous chili cook-offs that were used to entice the "city folk" to visit rural communities, but it still holds it's own as a traditional Texas-style festival. Kingsland is home to AquaBoom every 4th of July weekend, a 5-day festival with strong community roots that includes parades, live music, sporting competitions, food, arts and crafts. Spicewood is one of the hosts of the annual Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival , pairing fine food and amazing wines.
For more events, see our page on Highland Lakes activities.
Below is a map of the Highland Lakes and the lodging and attractions available there. You can zoom in and out or move around this map using your cursor. To view the information for a location or business, just click on its icon.
Be sure to get directions to any of these locations from the businesses themselves. Do not rely on these map markers as many of them only show the general location of the business.
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Check out what all the cities in Burnet County have to offer. Visit our travel guides for Bertram, Burnet, Granite Shoals, Kingsland, Marble Falls, and Spicewood.
If you'd prefer a lakeside vacation, see our travel guides for Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ, and Lake Travis.
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