Near the Lakeway Marina, where there are jet skis, paddle boards and more water activities
The resort is dog-friendly
A $28 resort fee per night will be collected at the property
Parking on site
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Family-friendly Hill Country getaway on lively Lake Travis, with a tranquil spa and outdoor activities galore
You’re spoiled for choice at this sprawling lakeside resort near Austin. You can hole up in your room, suite or condo, make like a fresh-air fiend with a host of outdoor activities, or chill out in the expansive spa. You can also bring the kids along for an action-packed break, or leave them behind for some couple time. Opened in 1963, the resort has long been a weekend getaway for Austin residents of all stripes. Today it’s a hugely popular destination near the Lakeway Marina for travelers seeking an escape that combines family fun with an upscale resort experience. The guestrooms and suites feature tasteful streamlined decor in soothing neutral tones, as well as perks like balconies overlooking the lake, while the spacious condos exude a more casual, family-friendly Texas vibe. When it’s time to chow down, Lakeway Restaurant also has the crowd-pleasing thing down, offering a menu heavy on Tex-Mex favorites like tamales, slow-cooked brisket and nachos, along with inventive dishes like huitlacoche flatbread and house-smoked bacon-wrapped quail. At the nine-treatment-room San Saba spa, meanwhile, expect to undergo soothing transformations via treatments such as a detoxifying mud wrap, a glycolic peel facial or a deep tissue massage. The spa also offers yoga classes.
In the Area
While there are plenty of diversions right on the premises — three swimming pools (including an adults-only one with a swim-up bar), a kids zone and such aquatic adventures as fishing and sailing — guests can also venture out to sample Austin's charms. Get a taste of the town's legendary hipster bar scene at laid-back Bungalow, a converted home (complete with rocking chairs on the porch) that serves locally brewed IPAs and such treats as crawfish, or join the action at Bangers, a convivial beer garden on Rainey Street that proudly offers an encyclopedic selection of both craft brews and sausages. For a more farm-to-table experience, head to Odd Duck, where chef Bryce Gilmore has earned a reputation for unflagging support of local farmers. Where else are you going to get to try Texas toast with frog leg gravy?
Lakeway Resort and Spa
101 Lakeway Dr
Lakeway, Texas 78734
How to Get There
Flights are available to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from AUS, about 28 miles away, are approximately $85 to $150 per car, each way, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from AUS are available for approximately $85, each way. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, self-parking is available for free.