“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." Henry Miller
Welcome to the Lake Travis Tree Lodge, a secluded 2-room guesthouse suite nestled among the trees with stunning views of Lake Travis in the gorgeous Texas Hill Country, 25 mins from downtown Austin. (Click on the slide show pictures above to view larger pictures individually.)
You’ll sense the serene, calming woodsy feel as you pull into the natural pink granite driveway nestled among a grove of majestic Texas live oak trees. A private exterior stairway takes you to the tree tops and opens up to your private 50 ft. deck with jaw-dropping panoramic views of the lake 200 ft. below the Lodge. Enter the Lodge through the soothing sage green and lavender lake view living room/kitchenette furnished with original works of art by local artist Mark Goad.
Go ahead and kick your shoes off, make a drink, turn on some music (WI FI, iPod dock, Pandora-enabled Blu Ray/DVD player) and head back to the deck for some relaxation and nature. Enjoy the huge variety of birds and the squirrels as you gaze at the lake and all your worries suddenly seem so far away… After you’re suitably relaxed, you might want to take a nap on the luxurious King bed in the massive, vaulted ceiling master bedroom, catch some TV on the 37” flat screen TV w/ cable & Netflix in the comfy and spacious living room or just curl up with a good book on the comfortable sofa (queen sleeper). Or perhaps you might just get lost in your thoughts and gaze at the spectacular view through your bedroom or living room French doors.
Afterwards, you can freshen up in the large tiled bathroom complete with oversized tub & shower. Don’t forget to check out the locally made natural soaps, oils and lotions by Mystic Moments in Marble Falls. The evenings are a great time to enjoy the deck – sunsets to the west cast beautiful pastel colors on the lake and moon rises are awesome – or use the gas grill to prepare your favorite grilled dish. The kitchenette contains dishes, utensils, a microwave and a refrigerator to make your stay more pleasant.
In the morning, snack on some self-serve breakfast treats and savor your complimentary gourmet coffee and variety of teas on the deck as you watch the sun rise over the lake. Enjoy your stay at this unique spacious suite with its relaxing atmosphere and comfortable Austin-original décor in a very private and tranquil setting.
There's so much to do near the Tree Lodge. Mansfield Dam park, with the biggest and best boat launch on Lake Travis, is located right across the street (NOW OPEN!) and the Lodge has plenty of boat parking for boating enthusiasts. Beautiful Lake Austin and its invigorating cold water is just across the dam. Don't own a boat? No problem, a boat rental marina is just minutes away. Golf courses abound nearby -- including the famous Lakeway and Falconhead courses. Enjoy a stroll around this quiet, hidden neighborhood or venture off to hike and explore one of the many parks and nature trails in the area. A great variety of restaurants – from dives to fine dining – are minutes away and then there's the nightlife and music scene in Austin, just a short drive from the Lodge or just stay in the lake area and enjoy one of the many live music venues right out here. Lake Travis Tree Lodge is the best of all worlds - a quiet, serene Hill Country private guesthouse retreat combined with fun-filled lake activities and the eclectic and weird Austin music scene.
A perfect get-away spot for couples. (Please note the Tree Lodge is accessible via outside stairway only.)
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