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Lake houses in Lake Buchanan

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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.
$275 per night
Bungalow in Fredericksburg
Live Oak Treehouse at HoneyTree
The Live Oak is a stilted luxury cabin built in a cluster of oaks on the Palo Alto creek. Relax in the hammock. Snuggle up in the nook by the big, round window for some reading or writing. Soak in the private candle-lit outdoor bathtub with an open view of nature (use it as a bath or a hot tub!). Retire upstairs to the king bed under lacy mosquito netting and twinkle lights. Everything is better in a treehouse. If your dates are unavailable, see the four other treehouses on my Host Profile!
$264 per night
Cottage in Fredericksburg
Coco Casita, hot tub, fireplace, privacy for 2!
This adorably appointed cottage located on 6 acres of woods is ideal for couples and for stargazing! The incredible outdoor space includes an enormous fireplace, private hot tub, lovely landscaping, Weber grill, beautiful outdoor furniture & hammock! Inside you'll find a cozy ambient fireplace, designer decor, full kitchen, wonderful king canopy bed with lush linens, & shower for two! Coco Casita is the ideal couples escape! Simply romantic! Managed by Heavenly Hosts
$221 per night

Lake Buchanan fishing houses

Home in Buchanan Dam
Private Waterfront Home | Pickleball | Hot Tub
$358 per night
Home in Buchanan Dam
Lake Views from Hill, lake access, firepit, 5kings
$123 per night
Home in Kingsland
Starry Nights on LBJ
$335 per night
Home in Burnet
Sans Souci on Lake LBJ
$154 per night
Home in Burnet
Waterfront-Best Views on Lake-Brand New HUGE Dock!
$355 per night
Home in Tow
Lakefront Home W/Guesthouse + Firepit + Fireplace
$147 per night
Home in Canyon Lake
Stunning A-Frame Home on Canyon Lake - CLEAN
$122 per night
Home in Austin
Take in a Dip in Waterfall Pool at SoCo Retreat
$142 per night
Home in Burnet
Bliss on Buchanan Lake in the Texas Hill Country
$149 per night
Home in Dripping Springs
Casita Bella Casa in the Hill Country
$183 per night
Home in Spicewood
Spicewood, 6 Acres, Deers Hot Tub, Porch Swing
$261 per night
Home in Cottonwood Shores
Modern House * Lakewood Retreat * Quiet Getaway
$163 per night

Lake Buchanan fishing places to stay

Cabin in Kingsland
The Hideaway at Lake LBJ
$126 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Mission Amore ❤️ Island @ Lake Travis
$112 per night
Cottage in Burnet
Cottage & Covered Dock/Boat Lift on Lake Buchanan
$195 per night
Guesthouse in Cottonwood Shores
Rainbow House II On The Lake w/Kayaks and Firepit
$136 per night
Cabin in Buchanan Dam
Cozy lake cabin(Swimming pool/Kayaks shared)
$170 per night
Guesthouse in Kingsland
Great little Tiny Home with lake access
$95 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Lake View, Private Patio @ Island on Lake Travis
$141 per night
Cabin in Spicewood
Private Log Cabin for 2, lake cove, 26 acres
$168 per night
Tiny home in Boerne
Lucky Stars Tiny (Luxury) House - Boerne TX
$95 per night
Condo in Lago Vista
Modern Luxury Condo on The Island, Lake Travis
$79 per night
Cottage in Burnet
2 Bed 2 Bath Pecan House on the Lake— Sleeps 10!
$139 per night
Cabin in Burnet
LBJ lakefrnt stuns. Natural, peaceful surroundings
$213 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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