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Guesthouse in Burnet
Tree Top Cottage
Completely remodeled garage apartment in middle of the beautiful Texas Hill Country! Quiet, clean and private. Only minutes from downtown Burnet and neighboring Marble Falls. Numerous lakes and parks make this a wonderful getaway location for the nature and water lover. Inside you'll find a queen size bed (addt roll away bed upon request), 40in TV, well-equipped bath & kitchen complete with a convection oven/micro. Need an extended stay? We've got you covered with a full-size washer and dryer.
$98 per night
Home in Round Mountain
Hill Country Hammock House
The Hammock House (HH) is a quiet space to just get away. Located in the Hill Country, 1- hour outside Austin and 7 mi from Marble Falls. Once you enter the private gate, meander down to the HH tucked away in the trees on this 200 acre privately owned parcel. Designed for two – a little relaxation and reflection, away from the busyness of life. If you just have to get out, its a great central location for Enchanted Rock, Longhorn Cavern, Pedernales State Park and historic Fredericksburg.
$287 per night
Cottage in Burnet
Cottage & Covered Dock/Boat Lift on Lake Buchanan
* 5/12/23. Lake Buchanan water level is extremely low. Currently, the dock is dry. The water is about 15 feet from end of the dock. Our cottage is located on Lake Buchanan, close to mountain biking at Reveille Peak Ranch and Spider Mountain Bike Park. Along with the cottage, there is a large covered dock to swim or fish off of. Kayaks are also available for your use. Ask about availability of the boat lift or double jet ski lift. A hot tub and fire pit are also located by the water.
$195 per night

Lake Buchanan fishing places to stay

Cottage in Burnet
2 Bed 2 Bath Pecan House on the Lake— Sleeps 10!
$243 per night
Home in Kingsland
Starry Nights on LBJ
$373 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
ATX Hill Country Hacienda on Island @ Lake Travis
$135 per night
Home in Burnet
Electric Fireplace+Fire Pit, Lake Fishing + kayaks
$134 per night

Lake Buchanan fishing houses

Home in Dripping Springs
Casita Bella Casa in the Hill Country
$212 per night
Home in Cottonwood Shores
Modern House * Lakewood Retreat * Quiet Getaway
$166 per night
Home in Buchanan Dam
5 king beds, 3.5 baths, Lake access & views!
$198 per night
Home in Burnet
$220 per night

Your guide to Lake Buchanan

All About Lake Buchanan

Created in 1939 with the building of the Buchanan Dam on the Colorado River in Texas Hill Country, Lake Buchanan is a reservoir in Texas located 60 miles northwest of the capital Austin and 95 miles north of San Antonio. It is the first and one of the largest of the Texas Highland Lakes at thirty miles long and just under five miles wide. Visitors are drawn to the area for its extensive 124 miles of shoreline, making it an excellent destination for recreational boaters, fishing fans, and seekers of other leisure activities. The lake sits over 1,000 feet above sea level and the Colorado River flowing into Lake Buchanan winds its way through pristine undeveloped ranch land. There are also four unique waterfalls and cliffs where bald eagles soar high above you. Granite gravel shores along portions of the lake also provide peaceful spots for swimming, observing nature, or just relaxing in peaceful surroundings.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lake Buchanan

The best time to visit Lake Buchanan is in the spring and fall, when temperatures are pleasant and there is limited rainfall. Fishing striped bass, the primary activity on the lake, is also best in the spring and the fall. Summer is quite hot, with the highest average temperatures almost hitting the 100 mark Farenheit in July. Despite the heat, locals enjoy summer events such as concerts, boat races on the lake, and local art shows without too much regard for a little sweat here and there. Winter months are temperate, with lows not daring to go below the 50 mark even in January.

Top things to do in Lake Buchanan

Fishing on the Lake

Fishing for striped bass is the most popular activity on the lake, and there are a number of tours and rental boats available. You will need a Texas Parks and Wildlife fishing license, which can easily be purchased online for a small fee. Most boat tours will offer equipment, ice chests and will even clean your fish for you before you head back to your cabin in Lake Buchanan.

Texas Hill Country Wineries

Take a tour of the Texas Hill Country wine trail. Although Texas isn’t necessarily known for its wines, there are three well-regarded wineries near the lake that are worth the visit. In fact, Texas Wine Country is often compared to California's Napa Valley. The verdant Colorado River Valley and Lake Buchanan provide an excellent environment for growing a variety of grapes, which produce a number of wonderful local wines.

Longhorn Cavern State Park

Developed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the park’s star attraction is Longhorn Cavern, an underground wonder created by the dissolving and cutting action of an ancient river. Descend 130 feet below the surface, following the path of an ancient underground riverbed through room after room of geological wonders. Take a guided cave tour, hike a Hill Country trail, and admire some of Texas’ best examples of historic CCC architecture.

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