The Reserve at Lake Travis
What We Love
- The ultra-private cabins feature perks like gas fireplaces and outdoor showers and tubs
- Alfresco dining at Cypress Club Lodge
- Guests can bring their own boat and dock it at the 162-berth marina
- Downtown Austin is just 45 minutes away
What To Know
- The reserve is a gated resort community with many private homes and developments; the cabins are a small part of the resort community
- There are no boating restrictions on Lake Travis
- Internet access may be limited
- An $18 resort fee per day will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Parking On Site
Set among cypress trees and walking trails on the south shore of Lake Travis, a prized waterway in the Texas Highland Lakes, these 12 streamlined wooden cabins offer a tranquil getaway within a sprawling private resort community. Choose from the 800-square-foot One-Bedroom Cabins, which feature an outdoor shower (some cabins also have alfresco tubs) and a Zen-inspired garden, or the 1,100-square-foot Two-Bedroom Cabins, which have covered porches and gas fireplaces. Guests can also go all out and book the 3,300-square-foot Three-Bedroom Premium Villas (great for families). Venture out to splash around in the free-form pool with its multilevel decks, swim-up cabana bar, spa and waterfall, or hang out lakeside trying your hand at fishing before kicking back in one of the poolside cabanas. Meanwhile, little tackers can find hours of entertainment on the water slide and in the lazy river. As dusk falls over the Texas Hill Country, head to the Cypress Club Lodge, where you can relax in an Adirondack chair while waiting for your custom-designed pizza.
In the Area
If you ever tire of playing on Lake Travis’s 64-mile expanse, a magnet for boaters, wakeboarders and water-skiers, the region offers many other diversions. Golf enthusiasts will find several championship courses close by, including lakeside courses Yaupon and Live Oak and hill country courses Flintrock Falls and the Hills Signature. Shop your heart out at Hill Country Galleria, where you can browse everything from lingerie to eco-friendly hand-made homewares from India. Afterward, embrace the Texas Hill Country vibe at Schmidt Family Barbecue, which has been serving rib-sticking brisket, pulled pork and slaw for 75 years.
How to Get There
All I can say is... I called in advance to make sure the hot tub is working at the luxury villa we were renting and the management company said there were NO service requests about the hot tub not working. So we arrive and you can imagine the "spool" (spa/pool) as they like to call it, is not heating. The next morning I call the management and ask them about it and they say they will contact the local service person. The local service person calls me and I explain the problem and he said "oh, yeah , that heater doesn't work."
The least they can do is disclose to renters the heater doesn't work. The renters can be informed. I'm sure it's great in July but in March for spring break you need the heater. We were embarrassed in front of our friends. Soooo, then the sewer system broke down and started to back up the downstairs shower. They moved us to the villa one over and it was so much nicer. There was no hot tub, but the villa was so beautiful, better view, better decor all the way around. Don't get sucked into the luxury villa with the non heating spool.
We have stayed at the Reserve many times but had the pleasure to stay in Cabin #2 on our recent visit. I was blown away by the little enhancements!
**There was a basket with goodies for starters when we arrived so we didn't have to go out to buy food right away, a fire pit in the cozy private backyard, and fishing poles to use in the pond which does have fish in it! There is a full size BBQ grill on the back deck with a hot plate for cooking, an extra fridge, and even BBQ tools (including marshmallow sticks for your convenience!) They thought of everything!
Make sure you book Cabin 2 for your next stay!
Nice accommodations????. Away from it all and relaxing. Do know cabins do NOT have stove. Only microwave and frig. I would probably go in late fall if you are not visiting to utilize the lake. Very hot when we were there????