Highland Lakes

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites ~ Boerne, TX

    6 Cascade Caverns Road
    Boerne

    Our Hotel Enjoy Hill Country hospitality within easy reach of San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta TX, and Sea World. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Boerne offers you an ideal location off IH10, exit 543, spacious rooms and free hot breakfast at a great value. Discover the rich TX history of the Alamo and... Read More >>

  • Silver Spur Guest Ranch

    9266 Bandera Creek Road
    Bandera

    Want to escape to a relaxing place that you’ll always remember? Then take a trip out to one of the finest dude ranches in Bandera, Texas: The Silver Spur Guest ranch. This historic ranch is the perfect place to trade your tie for a red bandana, your skirt for blue jeans, and your worries for the p... Read More >>

  • Luckenbach Texas

    412 Luckenbach Town Loop
    Fredericksburg

    Luckenbach Texas - "A Texas State of Mind" Luckenbach Texas is a site with a mindset all of its own. It throbs with music, laughter and the sense of attachment that connects everyone together. A General post office, Dancehall, scenic outdoor party place, happy roosters running wild, large beautifu... Read More >>

  • TJ’s at the Old Forge

    807 Main Street
    Bandera

    WELCOME TO TJ'S Located in downtown Bandera, TJ’s @ The Old Forge is located in one of the most beautiful buildings in the Texas Hill Country. Our 5,400 square foot, two story building has a lot of memories of times gone by. As a Bandera Texas Restaurant our aim is to keep creating more memorie... Read More >>

  • Reservation on the Guadalupe

    12821 River Road
    New Braunfels

      Imagine escaping from the real world for a while. Come discover your inner spirit at our newly built Reservation on the Guadalupe! The camp is comprised of seven Tipis on one and a half acres with Guadalupe River access. Each unit sleeps up to 6 guests in three queen-sized beds (some h... Read More >>

  • Geronimo Creek Retreat

    2050 Laubach
    Seguin

    Have you wanted to get away from it all lately? Just head off to a little nowhere somewhere way off the beaten trail? Picture an oasis of peace and fun nestled in the pecan trees overlooking a babbling creek in the heart of nature and on the edge of Texas Hill Country. Do you long to swim and fish ... Read More >>

  • The Buckhorn Golf Course

    36 FM 473 Comfort
    TX 78013

    The Buckhorn Golf Course Designed by Art Schaupeter, ASGCA, and nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, The Buckhorn Golf Course is one of Foresight Golf’s most loved golf courses. Halfway between Boerne and Kerrville and just off of Interstate 10, The Buckhorn is very convenient to gol... Read More >>

  • The Grill at Leon Springs

    24116 IH-10 West
    Exit 551

    WELCOME TO THE GRILL AT LEON SPRINGS! Mission Statement: A restaurant is not a business but a way of life. When you come to the Grill, you are coming to our home and will treated as honored guests by all Grill ambassadors. Welcome to the Grill at Leon Springs - a one-of-a-kind creative dining an... Read More >>

  • Samantha’s of Bandera

    702 State Hwy 16 South
    Bandera

    Texas Sized Pride Deep in the heart of the Lone Star State - not far from the Alamo in San Antonio or the State Capitol of Austin - lies the great City of Bandera, Texas - the Cowboy Capital of the World. A wonderful city of 10,000 people nestled close to the famed Texas Hill Country, Ba... Read More >>

  • Cowboy Steak House

    416 Main St
    Kerrville

    The story goes that in 1977, the Cowboy Steak House opened and Richard Ferris quickly became one of its favorite patrons. After the restaurant had been in business but a few months, Richard says to Lorrie, “We’re buying the Steak House.” Lorrie replied, “We don’t know anything about runnin... Read More >>

  • Fredericksburg Theater Company

    1668 S. US Hwy 87
    Fredericksburg

    For 20 years the Fredericksburg Theater Company has presented the finest musicals, comedies and dramas in the Texas Hill Country. Some past production include Les Miserables, Oklahoma, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver! and more! The theater offers 7 mainstage productions a year as well as a nu... Read More >>

  • Zink Haus

    168 E. Zink Street
    New Braunfels

    The newest luxury experience in New Braunfels vacation rentals Ideal for a romantic wedding, corporate retreat or a once-in-a-lifetime family gathering, Zink Haus is a private oasis of excellence and refinement. One of the top luxury New Braunfels vacation rentals, one expects a southern Bell... Read More >>

  • Highland Lakes

    Lake Buchanan, Inks Lake, Lake LBJ & Lake Travis

    Find Great Places to Stay, Eat, Play & More in the Highland Lakes Area

    Adam Rankin Johnson was a just a 20-year-old surveyor from Kentucky when he first explored the Colorado River Valley in 1854, but he had big dreams for taming the wild river and harnessing its enormous power.

    Before 1860, he had marked boulders on either side of the river to show where a dam should be built, and in 1887 (after losing his eyesight in the Civil War), he founded a city by “the great marble falls” a few miles downstream.

    Buchanan Dam was completed in 1938 by the newly-created Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), about 80 years after Johnson marked the spot, and a series of dams down the river created the Highland Lakes chain along the Colorado River. The wild land has become a tourist and retirement paradise, and the five “Highland Lakes,” each with its own unique character, attract thousands of visitors every year.

    Lake Buchanan is the first and the largest of the lakes. It is ideal for sailing and fishing, and its northern end (home of the Vanishing Texas River Cruise) is surrounded by unspoiled wilderness. Several waterfalls mark the points where creeks empty from the canyon walls into the huge lake, and a great variety of topographical features make for a fascinating boat trip up the lake.

    Inks Lake is next. It is the smallest of the five lakes, but its eastern bank is almost completely occupied by Inks Lake State Park, so it offers a wide range of recreational activities along with its spectacular scenery. Devil’s Waterhole is one of the most popular attractions, offering cliff-jumping along with all the “normal” water sports. It was formed in 1939 by the construction of Inks Dam.

    Lake LBJ is the central lake, and features a whole additional arm where the Llano River joins the Colorado at Kingsland. It is surrounded by beautiful hills and upscale retirement communities, with a multitude of inlets and canals which add to the visual appeal and the length of the shoreline. It was formed in 1951 by the construction of the Alvin Wirtz Dam.

    Lake Marble Falls is the most accessible of the Highland Lakes; Hwy 281 crosses it at Marble Falls, and several quality hotels offer luxurious overnight accommodations on both sides of the lake. The legendary falls which gave the town its name now lie quietly under the lake, formed in 1951 by the construction of the Max Starcke Dam. The historic downtown which was built to harness the power of the river now basks in the charm and beauty of Lake Marble Falls.

    As the Colorado River leaves Burnet County on its way to Austin, it becomes Lake Travis and winds its way through the eastern Hill Country toward Austin. Lake Travis was formed by the construction of Mansfield Dam in 1942, and is the longest and deepest of the lakes. Several parks and marinas provide access to Lake Travis from both sides of the lake.

    Lake Austin was formed in 1939 by the construction of the Tom Miller Dam, and is located mostly inside the metropolitan area of Austin. It is a popular fishing and boating destination, and a beautiful view of the lake is available from the top of Austin’s Mt. Bonnell.

    Lady Bird Lake is the portion of the Colorado River which flows through downtown Austin, and some authorities list it as the seventh of the Highland Lakes. Boat rentals and riverside parks offer an excellent view of the Austin skyline.

    The Highland Lakes offer all kinds of water-based activities, from dock-fishing to world-class wakeboarding, and the area is dotted with lodgings for every taste and budget. Although the lakes themselves are the main attraction, several state parks and historic towns add to the appeal of this very special corner of the Texas Hill Country. In a state where water is prized so highly, there is no place quite like the Highland Lakes.

    • Spectacular Highland Lakes
    • Sailing on the Highland Lakes
    • Lake Buchanan - Highland Lakes
    • Highland Lakes lodging
    • Highland Lakes in the beautiful Texas Hill Country
    • Family outing on the Highland Lakes
    • Boating on the Highland Lakes

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