Resorts in Austin on Lake Travis

by Allison Westbrook
Lake Travis is located northwest of Austin, Texas.

Lake Travis is located northwest of Austin, Texas.

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Located about 20 minutes northwest of Austin, Lake Travis a man-made Texas lake that many resorts call home. Its multiple recreational activities and beautiful views draw travelers to stay and play on the water year round. Whether you are visiting for an adventurous weekend outdoors or a relaxing romantic getaway, you'll have several resorts and accommodations to choose from.

Outdoors Enthusiasts

The Hollows offers comfortable accommodations for outdoors enthusiasts. There is no shortage of activities available at the resort; visitors can enjoy 18 miles of scenic hiking trails, kayaking, sand volleyball and an infinity-edge swimming pool. The resort offers vacation ownership opportunities, and Hollows staff can point guests to the best local spots for stargazing and enjoying natural waterfalls. The Hollows also features the Hilltop Smokehouse with its covered pavilion, an outdoor double-sided fireplace, a barbecue pit and a large patio area for outdoor gatherings and watching sunsets.


La Villa Vista provides an opportunity for couples to take in romantic sunsets and bond at its bed and breakfast-style accommodations. The resort offers spacious, lake-view villas amid meticulously decorated rooms, many of which feature hand-painted murals. Some villas include limestone fireplaces and two-person Jacuzzi tubs. La Villa Vista caters to special occasions as well; couples can get married or renew their vows on a romantic getaway. World-class dining is just steps away at The Oasis, next door. The restaurant seats 2,000 people and features live music five days a week, as well as free dance lessons on Thursdays and Sundays.

Leisure Travelers

The Island on Lake Travis is a sprawling resort that serves as both private residences and a lodge for Lake Travis visitors. Guests can escape from everyday life with a host of recreational activities and entertainment. The resort offers watercraft rentals, as well as off-road ATV riding, evening lake cruises and swimming pools. The resort concierge can arrange for a wine tasting at nearby Flat Creek Winery, or make dinner reservations at the resort's Brizo's Restaurant.

Family Friendly

Families who want a memorable getaway with activities appropriate for all ages can check into the Lakeway Resort and Spa. Located along the Lake Travis perimeter, Lakeway Resort is home to a spa, sailboat rentals, fishing equipment rentals, tennis facilities and a three-tier swimming pool. Guests at Lakeway also enjoy access to four 18-hole championship golf courses including Falconhead, a PGA Tour-designed course with hills, ponds and old oak trees. The resort houses three restaurants that serve many types of cuisine in both casual and elegant settings.

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