Seahorse Cove’s spacious living area, once an uncovered front porch, offers sweeping views of Lake Buchanan and the surrounding Hill Country.

Seahorse Cove offers lakeside seclusion with a side of history

A few days at Seahorse Cove gives visitors the ultimate Highland Lakes escape: a secluded spot on Lake Buchanan in an historic cottage that predates the lake itself. This quaint home, once a Texas Ranger’s bunkhouse, dates back to 1930, some eight years before workers completed Buchanan Dam. 

Though small, this one-bedroom home is anything but cramped. It features spacious rooms and sits on a peninsula into Lake Buchanan, giving you room to roam, indoors and out. 

The owners have updated and tastefully decorated the home without sacrificing its historic appeal. A spacious living room, once an uncovered porch, emits a rustic charm with a knotty pine ceiling and a large limestone fireplace. Huge windows bring in plenty of natural light and become a canvas for the the lake, trees, and hills outside. 

Plop down on the colorful sofa to watch a movie or game on the big screen or warm up to a crackling fire. Or, take a window seat at the café set in the corner with a morning or afternoon beverage.

A country kitchen and dining area, accented with antiques and bric-a-brac, gives you all the room you’ll need to prepare and enjoy a memorable meal. The kitchen’s fully equipped, and there’s a deluxe gas grill just outside.

While outside, drop a line and lure a fish, dip your feet in the water, walk to the beach and catch some rays, look for wildlife, or just sink into an Adirondack chair and enjoy the views. When the sun goes down, light the fire pit and roast a few marshmallows. 

Guests will appreciate the attractively decorated bedroom with white walls and ceiling, a knotty pine floor, a queen-size bed, comfortable seating, and a flat-screen TV. This cottage is ideal for a couple’s getaway, but the living room’s sofa bed can handle an additional two guests.

On a short road trip, find food, wine, and sweeping Hill Country views at the nearby Torr Na Lochs Vineyard and Winery. It’s a quick, 12-minute drive. Motor a few miles farther to explore two iconic state parks: Inks Lake and Longhorn Cavern

Plan your getaway at this 93-year-old cottage for a few days of seclusion, natural beauty, and one-of-a-kind ambiance. It’s where to stay in Burnet County

Seahorse Cove is located at 6740 Ranch Road 690, Burnet, TX 78611. Call 800-544-0300 or visit vacasa.com/unit/14641.

Please note: Lake Buchanan is subject to fluctuating levels due to weather patterns. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the property before booking. Seahorse Cove does not accommodate children or pets.

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