Not only does Lakeway have the attractions of a water resort, all that Austin, Texas has to offer is close by including clubs, theaters, museums, restaurants, historical attractions, the State Capitol of Texas, the University of Texas, and much more.


  • Lake Travis - 5 minutes from the house. Enjoy 64 miles of the most beautiful lake in Texas with numerous coves surrounded by the rolling hill country It features sailing, motor-boating, water-skiing, fishing, sunset cruises, the full-service Lakeway marina, and a restaurant right on the water accessed by water-taxi service from the Lakeway marina.
  • Daybreak Boat Rentals - Daybreak Boat Rentals is a family owned and operated company conveniently located on the shores of beautiful Lake Travis... just 15 minutes west of Austin Texas. In business since 1983, Daybreak offers a variety of recreational options for you and your party regardless of its size. We provide experience, friendly service and quality equipment rentals at the most competitive rates.
  • Hamilton's Pool - Just 25 minutes from Lakeway. Spring waters rush over the rim of a large, fern-lined grotto to form a 50 foot waterfall which feeds the pool. We recommend you call ahead as this legendary swimming hole is occasionally closed.
  • HamiltonTwelve Hill Country Events - Hamilton Twelve, a Mediterranean Villa in the Hills of Bee Cave. This beautiful 5-acre estate, just 20 minutes from Austin, is the perfect facility for your wedding reception & ceremony, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower.
  • Reimer's Fishing/Climbing Ranch - This natural habitat offers an array of activities in the heart of some of the most impressive scenery in the Hill Country.
  • Krause Springs - This picturesque private park is relatively uncrowded except on peak summer weekends. It features a natural, spring-fed swimming hole, waterfall, and creek surrounded by maidenhair fern, water cress, pennywort, elephant ears, and cannas, with cypress, pecan, and oak trees providing shade.
  • Craftsman Farm - Located 30 minutes from Lakeway in Dripping Springs. This certified organic farm is open to the public on Saturday mornings only. The farm is owned and operated by Steve and Marianne Sprinkle who will give you cooking suggestions for the fresh produce you buy. Farm eggs and herbs are also available.
  • Pedernales Falls State Park - Approximately 45 minutes from Lakeway. This is a beautiful, 4800-acre park situated on 6 miles of the Pedernales River and on 3 miles of the Pefernales Falls. There is a designated swimming area as well as horseback riding and guided nature tours. Complete information is available at the house.
  • Enchanted Rock State Park - The Rock is a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States. Tonkawa Indians believed ghost fires flickered at the top, and they heard weird creaking and groaning, which geologists now say resulted from the rock's heating by day and contracting in the cool night.
  • Wimberly, Texas - Established in 1848, the picturesque village today is a resort and retirement area on R.M. 12 in beautifully Central Texas Hill Country north of San Marcos. Visitors are entranced by cool, shady pools beneath towering cypress trees, frothy cascades on Blanco River, and sparkling Cypress Creek, green meadows and majestic hills; abundant white-tailed deer, Recreational communities, vacation resorts and youth camps dot the area. climbing, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, golf, tennis, arts and crafts, and camping are popular activities. Many artists and authors make their homes here.
  • San Marcos Outlet Mall - Legendary among outlet centers, Prime Outlets at San Marcos is located between Austin and San Antonio. The center's hacienda-style architecture, inviting landscape, and more than 125 of the nation's most famous name brand outlets, keep local residents and tourists coming back.
  • San Marcos River - There are several parks, inner-tube rental stores, and other activites build around the San Marcos River.
    • The San Marcos River Walk - through the city park, is a wonderful birding adventure. The river path is just a short distance from the parking lot behind the Chamber of Commerce (on CM Allen Pkwy) where a birder can walk to IH 35. (This walk takes 30 minutes one way without birdwatching.)
    • Aquarena Center - Aquarena Center is situated along the headwaters of the San Marcos River and provides the Austin and San Antonio area with the opportunity to discover a natural wonder created by the Edwards Aquifer, a major water resource for Central Texas.
    • Pecan Park Retreat - Pecan Park Retreat is a youth oriented campground located on the banks of the beautiful spring fed San Marcos River, shaded by centuries-old pecan trees. We have twenty-two sites with water, electricity, and picnic tables; restrooms with hot showers; volleyball; and a swimming beach. The campground is secluded, yet conveniently located just two miles from the town of San Marcos. It is approximately one hour from Austin or San Antonio, and three to four hours from Houston or Dallas.
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  • LBJ Ranch - The ranch features spectacular wildflowers throughout the late spring and early summer. A tour features a movie about LBJ's life, and busses transport visitors around the ranch to view the home in which he was born, the one-room schoolhouse where he attended school, the cattle and show barn, the "White House," and the family's private cemetery where LBJ is buried. Free Admission. 7 days a week.
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Restaurants - Call ahead for current hours.
  • Guadalajara - Mexican Food
    620 @ Loehmann's Crossing
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  • Flores - Mexican Food (512) 263-9546
    Monday through Friday 11-10 p.m., Saturday 9-10 p.m., Sunday 9-9 p.m.
    Right on 620 to Lakeway Plaza, approximately 1/2 mile on RH side.
  • Hill Country Pasta House - Italian (512) 266-9445
    Lunch - Monday through Friday 11-3 p.m., Dinner Monday through Thursday 4:30-10 p.m., Friday 4:30-11 p.m., Saturday 3-11 p.m., Sunday 12 noon-10 p.m.
    Left on 620, approximately 3 1/2 miles on RH side (next to Hudson's on the Bend).
  • Hudson's on the Bend - Wild Game/Variety (512) 266-1369
    Sunday through Thursday 6-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:30-10 p.m.
    Left on 620, approximately 3 miles on RH side (just before the light).
  • Iguana Grill - Mexican (512) 266-8439
    Sunday through Saturday 11-10 p.m.
    Left on 620, approximately 2 miles on LH side (just past Vinyard Bay).
  • Oasis - Tex Mex (512) 266-2441
    Monday through Thursday 11:30-10 p.m., Friday 11:30-11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11-11 p.m.
    Left on 620, cross Mansfield Dam, approximately 2 miles past dam at top of hill turn left at the flashing light (Commanche Trail), approximately 1 mile on LH side.
  • Rosie's Tamale House - Mexican (512) 263-5245
    Tuesday 5-9 p.m., Wednesday through Monday 11-9:30 p.m.
    Turn right on 620, turn right on 71, 1/4 mile on RH side.
  • "Sam Hill" - Variety (512) 266-2811
    Monday through Thursday 11-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11-12 a.m., Sunday 10-10 p.m.
    Left on 620 to Clara Van Trail (sign says Hurst Harbour), turn left, located at the end of road.
  • Shades - Variety (512) 267-1845
    Monday through Thursday 11-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11-12 a.m., Sunday 10-10 p.m.
    Water Taxi from Lakeway Marina to the Point Venture Marina. Direct phone located at the bottom of the tram on dock at the Lakeway Marina. Cost is $1.00 each way.
  • Springhill Catfish Restaurant - Seafood/Variety (512) 263-3244
    Sunday through Thursday 11-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11-10 p.m.
    Turn right on 620, just before the light at 71, turn left into parking lot (located on the corner of 620 and 71).


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