The Highland Lakes of Burnet County, Texas–3-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive and check into lodging.

Reception and dinner at Log Country Cove with a beer tasting from Save the World Brewing Company.

Star-gazing at Canyon of the EaglesThis site is one of the best locations in Central Texas for viewing the cosmos due to minimal light pollution in the region. Two telescopes, a computerized 25-inch aperture, Truss-Dobsonian reflector and 12.5-inch Newtonian reflector, offer spectacular views of the bright planets, nebulas and distant galaxies.

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Day 2

Breakfast at The OverlookExperience the panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country from Canyon of the Eagles’ scenic hill-top dining room, while enjoying award-winning food from a menu that changes seasonally.

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The Overlook

Tour Log Country CoveFeaturing 36 rental homes overlooking Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, Log Country Cove is an ideal getaway for any visiting nature lover wanting to swim, fish, boat or walk the trails surrounding the property.

Lunch at Dillahunty’s at WakePoint. Enjoy award-winning barbeque, including brisket, pulled pork, sausage and more, from pitmaster Jeff.

Kayak at Inks Lake State ParkSituated on the east edge of the Llano Uplift, the geologic heart of Texas, Inks Lake has some of the best views of pre-Cambrian (more than 600 million years old) geology in the state. All forms of life are abundant here, with the most common mammals being white-tailed deer, raccoon, squirrel and armadillo along with the occasional sighting of fox, ringtail and coyote.

Tour and reception at Painted Sky InnPainted Sky Inn is a hidden Texas getaway. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Buchanan, on a quiet peninsula, all rooms feature a panoramic view of Lake Buchanan and the Central Texas Hill Country. The inn is a charming retreat for small groups or reunions.

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Dinner at Trailblazer GrilleSituated in downtown Burnet, Trailblazer Grille serves traditional Texas cuisine like steak and pot pies. While having dinner enjoy local music to have a true Texas experience.

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Day 3

Tour and tasting at Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & WineryAfter a 2012 wine tour in Australia, owners Blake and Karen DeBerry decided to convert their ranch property, which was similar to the vineyards they saw on vacation into their own vineyard and winery. In 2014 they planted their first vines and the following year opened their tasting room, with an assortment of Tempranillos and Fion Deargs to try.

Visit Fort Croghan MuseumEstablished on March 18, 1849, Fort Croghan is one of the original four forts erected in Texas by the U.S. Government to protect settlers from Comanche and Apache warriors. The buildings, including the hospital, officers’ quarters, enlisted men’s huts, commissary, adjutant’s office, bakery, and horse lots with storage buildings, were all built by soldiers.

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Lunch at Highlander House of Buffet & SteakhouseThis Burnet County staple specializes in southern favorites and local specialties such as locally caught catfish, chicken-fried-steak and pasta.

Take a Lake Cruise. Experience Lake Buchanan’s scenic beauty with a Canyon CruiseCanyon of the Eagles’ boat cruise provides guests intimate scenic views of Fall Creek Falls, Sometimes Falls and Deer Creek Falls along with gorgeous vistas along Lake Buchanan.  With an abundance of Native Texas wildlife and birding, including eagles, hawks, blue heron, bobcats, and Spanish goats, this cruise down the Colorado River is ideal for all nature lovers.

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Canyon Cruise

Tour and reception at Canyon of the EaglesLearn more about Canyon of the Eagles on this guided property tour. Canyon of the Eagles is located on the northern bank of Lake Buchanan, houses 61 eco-friendly rooms and has various spaces for groups, corporate retreats, and family reunions.

Dinner at The Overlook. Experience the panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country from Canyon of the Eagles’ scenic hill-top dining room, while enjoying award-winning food from a menu that changes seasonally.

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