Texas Hill Country Attractions
Guests staying in our Hill Country vacation rentals have loads of choices for activities in the surrounding Texas Hill Country Area. View our list of attractions for New Braunfels, Wimberley, Blanco, San Marcos, Schlitterbahn, Natural Bridge Caverns, and Guadalupe River, Texas. Find fun things to do and see during your stay with us. We would love to help you plan your Texas vacation or getaway and will recommend what you should see and do while visiting our area. Be sure to visit our Travel Links page for more helpful information.
ON THE RANCH – LONGHORNS AND MORE
Canyon Lake Ranch is the center of your Guadalupe River / Canyon Lake experience. Hand feed our Longhorns, chosen for beautiful coats and long, curly horns. Call them and they will come to eat “cookies” from your hand across the fence. Hike, stargaze, bird watch, play horseshoes or just relax in the hot tub. Books, magazines, cards and games are provided in each vacation home as is satellite television and a VCR. Starview Lodge guests can also swim in their own private pool or shoot baskets at the half court located past the pool.
DOWN THE ROAD A BIT
Nearby to our Austin vacation rentals are the quaint hill country towns of Gruene, New Braunfels, Wimberley, Blanco and San Marcos. They all offer great antiquing, shopping restaurants and vacation activities including kayaking, boating, tubing and fishing. Horseback riding, moonlit dinners, fly fishing adventures or day trips, all on Canyon Lake, can be arranged. Many of our guests love Schlitterbahn and Natural Bridge Caverns.
OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE TRIPS TO:
Shopping is incredible with the Hill Country towns of Wimberley, Gruene and Blanco within a 15 or 20-minute drive from Canyon Lake Ranch . Antiques, stained glass, original clothing, handmade furniture and original Texas art are only a few of the possibilities. Another popular destination is the outlet malls at both New Braunfels and San Marcos.
EVENTS and PARTIES
Weddings at Canyon Lake Ranch are a tradition. Choose to be married under the 200-year-old family oak, on a scenic Austin stone rock outcropping with a view of the hills or more formally, at the swimming pool fountain. The dance court works equally well for outdoor tables and for the Texas Two-Step. Bring your own liquor and food, hire a caterer or ask for assistance. You choose.
REUNIONS, RETREATS, and CONFERENCES
Lodging for family reunions and small corporate retreats are also natural occurrences at our Canyon Lake cabin rentals. The two separate lodges sleep a total of 14 guests. 20 guests is about the maximum for Canyon Lake Ranch.