Why you will love Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country!

My husband and I have visited the Texas Hill Country a few times, and loved it. We plan to spend much more time in the area!

Ah, the longer we stayed on Lake Travis in the Texas Hill Country, the more I liked it!  Lakeway is a wealthy, small town with all the amenities, easy to get around in, and deer are sighted on every single drive in the neighborhood! Only an hour outside of Austin, Lakeway is a gem.  At this point the lake is full, the sun is shining, and it is time to get down there!

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The famous Oasis. You cannot go to Lake Travis without a meal there! This photo was taken during the drought! I can’t wait to see what it looks like full, like it is right now!

Where to stay? I recommend Lakeway Resort and Spa. My daughter had her bachelorette at the resort, and the young women absolutely loved it. They did not want to come home. I have yet to stay there, but it is certainly on my list. Lake Travis offers all kinds of lodging, but the Resort and Spa looks creme de la creme to me! Relaxing would be so nice, and kayaking and hiking would be perfect.

You know, the Texas Hill Country really does offer it all. Rustic, luxury, camping, ranching, whatever you are looking for, you will find it there. We have stayed on the lake, in Austin, and on a ranch. Loved every single stay and cannot wait to go back! I love all of the wildlife…and the not so wild life!

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Lakes make doggies tired

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Da Bears.

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Hiking is fun!

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Hiking along the Pedernales

A tired dog is a happy dog! This is Miss Lucy.


Luke On patrol. Hey, it’s a dog’s life!


While we were in Lakeway we enjoyed a lovely dinner at Hudson’s on the Bend.  We absolutely loved the restaurant, it is rustically charming with an elegant flair in its decor.  They grow their own herbs, indeed, herbs were growing on the roof!  The excellent sauces are for sale in the restaurant store, and so are cooking classes held by the chefs.  The food is tasty as well as tastefully presented.  I had a Crab cake with corn, cheese and avocado….delicious!  If you are visiting Lake Travis, you should give it a try, I highly recommend it.  There is also an Italian Beef place here called Chitown, as in Chicago, SHY TOWN, great for lunch, especially if you are from Chicago like my husband is!  I’ve never met someone from Chicago who did not love Italian Beef….Randy cannot go by an Italian Beef place without stopping for one.  I, on the other hand, don’t eat meat, so they certainly do not tempt me.

We took our dogs to the lake, and you can imagine how much two Golden Retrievers enjoyed that! They were hilarious, and they could have stayed in the lake for hours. The more I think about our time in Lakeway, the more I want to go back! I’m headed there soon!


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I am an avid scuba diver, underwater photographer, amateur historian; interested in all people and cultures. For me, the unexpected is usually the norm! My motto? I am an Empty Nester who likes to Renew, Revamp, and Reinvent Life! Contact me at travelswithtam@gmail.com

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  1. Bildo says:

    Wow seems amazing. And the doggies look like they had a ball! Great post 🙂

    ~Find me at the blogofbildo.com~

  2. Kristine says:

    Looks like a gorgeous area! Thank you for sharing 🙂


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