The gems of Lake Buchanan once were the Texas Hill Country’s hidden treasure, but now the secret is out. With excellent fishing, thrilling water sports, beautiful beaches, and amazing wildlife, the area enjoys a wealth of family-friendly lodging with amenities to entertain everyone. These are a few lakeside accommodations that do not disappoint.
Take the High Road to Hi-Line Lake Resort
The Hi-Line Lake Resort is on the outskirts of the tiny town of Tow. It is one of the most family-friendly Highland Lakes lodging options, and children and adults are sure to have an amazing experience. The lakefront cabins are spacious enough for a family of four, and conjoining units are available to accommodate larger ones.
Cabins are nicely furnished, and some feature kitchenettes complete with a microwave, refrigerator, stove-top, cooking utensils, and dishes. Laundry facilities are on-site for guests’ convenience, as well as a freshwater pool. The resort features an amazing fishing dock that boasts a sizable enclosure that allows guests to fish comfortably for striper, catfish, and bass, regardless of the weather outdoors.
A sizable sandy beach is just steps away from each cabin, where a designated area is roped off for the protection of swimmers. Guest that want to get out on the water in jet skis or a boat can have these implements delivered directly to the Hi-Line’s boat dock by Sunset Boat Rentals, which is based at the resort.
Hook a Big One on a Houseboat
Sunset Boat Rentals offers a unique opportunity for families to have a once in a lifetime experience by renting a houseboat on Lake Buchanan. Enjoy complete freedom to fish, swim, and explore the vast expanses of the lake; limits to the fun that families can partake in together are almost nonexistent. Renting a houseboat is an ideal way to access observation points near the mouth of the Colorado River where bald eagles nest during the winter. Cruise up the river and view some of Texas’ most accessible waterfalls or take a tour by the Buchanan Dam to see the infamous lighthouse that graces the shore.
Escape to Willow Point Resort
Idyllic, peaceful, and serene are words often expressed when visitors describe the environment at the Willow Point Resort. Located in the southern portion of the lake near Buchanan Dam, lodging here is wonderfully quiet, yet proximal to a number of conveniences. These accommodations enjoy recognition in the Houston Chronicle and Texas Monthly Magazine as one of the best Hill Country vacation spots in Texas.
There is a five-bedroom ranch house on-site, as well as a number of traditional, fully appointed log cabins that sleep six comfortably. Kids love the naturally sandy beaches and exploring in provided canoes, while adults enjoy stargazing from the hot tub or the rocking chairs on the waterfront porch. Visitors can test their skills at boating, windsurfing, skiing, and other water sports with a quick phone call to Splash Boat Rentals, who will deliver necessary gear directly to the resort.
Buchanan is a perfect place for families, and Texans have made this body of water one of their favorite getaways for decades. Locals love visitors, and they are always happy to embrace newcomers and share their slice of paradise.
Tracey Louis spent two years at the Lake Buchanan managing a retreat on the lake, and really came to appreciate the area. She continues to promote the area to visitors. For more information on upcoming events at The Highland Lakes, go on Facebook or on Twitter.