The covered dock on Lake LBJ is a favorite gathering place for guests at Green River Lodge.

Green River Lodge on Lake LBJ a waterfront oasis

For lovers of all things water, a few days at Green River Lodge could be your dream vacation. 

This charming, two-level home makes the most of its location on Lake LBJ with plenty of chill-out spots that overlook the water or sit right on it. In fact, your most difficult decision could be where to plant yourself and kick back. Should it be the hammock on the back lawn, an Adirondack chair on the second-level porch, or a shaded seat on the over-the-water dock? 

No trick question here: There are no bad choices, and you’ll find a few other options, too. Just grab a beverage, pick a place, slather on a little sunscreen, gaze out at the tranquil scene before you, and let your escape begin. 

Once inside this tastefully decorated home, you’re never far from the scene you just left behind as large windows capture one outdoor view after another. A spacious living room with a sofa, chairs, and a loveseat makes for a comfortable, uncrowded gathering place. Relax with a fireplace and flat-screen TV on one side and a picture-window view of Lake LBJ on the other. 

A few steps away, the expansive and well-equipped kitchen gives your culinary team all the space it needs to craft a four-star meal. Your group can take meals at the nearby bar/chef’s table, dine al fresco on the patio, or sit at the dock’s waterside table. Outdoor cooks have a gas grill at their disposal.

The two bedrooms here are on separate floors, providing a high level of privacy. The upper level has its own living area with a big-screen TV, and a porch overlooking Lake LBJ. The house, with a king-size bed, a queen-size bed, and three sofa beds, sleeps six.

With a beautifully landscaped lawn, a backdrop of Lake LBJ, and 85 feet of lakefront, you’ll find it hard to stay indoors. Outside, the spacious, covered dock becomes the go-to place for fishing, curling up with a book, enjoying dinner or drinks, or jumping off for a dip in Lake LBJ. Don’t forget to bring your floating devices and water toys. And, if you arrive with a boat in tow, you can launch it from a neighboring lot. 

Need a brief escape from your escape? The options are well-nigh limitless, including two state parks and three wineries within a 15-minute drive, and dozens of other attractions a little further afield.

As checkout time nears and bags are packed, take one last look at this piece of Highland Lakes paradise before leaving, refreshed, recharged, and ready to take on the world again. It’s where to stay in Burnet County.

Green River Lodge is located at 1100 Long Mountain Drive, Burnet, TX 78611. Contact vacasa.com/unit/92501.

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