Cozy Up at Chanticleer Cabin in Spicewood
A premier choice for a place to lay your head in Spicewood is Chanticleer Cabin, a cozy hide-away sitting on 26 acres bordered by Lake Travis in Burnet County. The secluded Highland Lakes cabin is surrounded by towering oak trees and active wildlife.
Awesome amenities on its screened-in porch, which is enclosed with solid panels in the winter, include a stone fireplace with a fire log provided each night, fluffy pillows and blankets on comfy chairs, and marshmallows and roasting sticks. It becomes a relaxing, bug-free zone in spring, summer, and fall while waiting for your meal cooking on the barbecue grill. A ceiling fan keeps it cool.
Central AC and heat in the main cabin keep the indoors at just the right temperature year-round.
A full variety of wildlife can be viewed and heard from the cabin, including songbirds, roadrunners, graceful deer, and owls and butterflies, just a handful of the roaming residents in beautiful rural Burnet County.
Start the day on the pleasing porch facing the sunrise and savor the cereals and juice provided. Later, enjoy kayaking from the sandy beach, a tasty meal at the picnic table under a shady oak tree, and then watching the bright stars of the Hill Country from a hammock for two. You can also hang out with a book or watch the game or a movie on the smart TV in the comfortable indoor space. Have a homemade chocolate chip cookie, also provided, and a cup of coffee of your choice from the Keurig machine.
A snug bed with line-dried, all-cotton sheets and duvet cover welcome you at the end of a day spent exploring the Texas Hill Country in Burnet County.
Chanticleer Cabin was moved to Spicewood from a nearby ranch in Blanco. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century in Bertram. After some reassembly and the addition of a bathroom with a claw-foot tub and kitchenette, Chanticleer was opened for business in 1996. Recent updates include the addition of a solid door between the bathroom and bedroom and repair and maintenance of the porch and railings.
If you want to venture out of the quaint log cabin, you’ll find plenty of things to do and places to eat and drink in Spicewood. Krause Springs, a Texas swimming hole, is close by and open all year. Muleshoe Bend and Grelle recreation areas are excellent hiking destinations. Opie’s BBQ is legendary for its ribs, brisket, and tater tot casserole. Within 10 miles are local wineries, including Spicewood Vineyards and Stone House Vineyard, as well as Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery.
Chanticleer Cabin is located at 530 Lost Cove Drive in Spicewood. Visit the website or call 512-626-6627 for reservations or more information.