Ah, the longer we stay on Lake Travis, the more I like it! Lakeway is a wealthy, small town with all the amenities, easy to get around in, and deer are sighted on every drive in the neighborhood. The only real issue is how low the lake is. There are boathouses and stairs just sprawled on the ground in so many places….Villa de Vistas has a dock that is in the water, but it is quite a way down, then back up, to get to it. I made the trip with the dogs today, and we swam in the lake. I mean, how can I come to the lake and not swim?
Oh, Villa de Vistas also has a wine cellar where they do wine tastings for their guests! As I said, Villa de Vistas has everything you could possibly want…if you are a cook, they have an herb garden you can harvest your herbs from! They also have a home theater. complete with an old popcorn maker, soda, and a candy case! The owners have thought of everything, and it is all executed in grand style.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Hudson’s on the Bend with Jeri and Michael of Villa de Vistas. 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, Chi 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.
Tomorrow we head back to the Big “D”, but I do believe we will be back to visit!