Seahorse Cove on Lake Buchanan a secluded paradise
BY ALECIA ORMSBY
Wake up to the sound of water lapping against the lakeshore as a motorboat passes by, enjoy a gorgeous waterfront sunset from the covered porch, and have the vacation of a lifetime at Seahorse Cove, a secluded, peaceful place to stay on Lake Buchanan in Burnet County.
Built in 1930, Seahorse Cove was originally a Texas Ranger bunkhouse, where the Rangers crashed for the night after a day patrolling Texas for wanted felons.
Now, Seahorse Cove welcomes guests with plenty of outdoor seating on a tree-filled, spacious lawn extending to a private beach on the lake. You’ll find easy access to the water, a boat ramp, and a place to store your kayak or canoe. The location also has plenty of trails and wildlife to observe — you could stay outside all day. There’s even a “tower shower” where you can rinse off after a dip in the lake.
Once you meander inside at the end of a day in the sun, you’ll feel right at home in the interior’s cool, country charm. Tall windows let in plenty of light. A fully stocked kitchen features an old-fashioned style with modern appliances and everything you need to cook, including cookware, dishes, utensils, and towels.
Free Wi-Fi access, a big-screen cable TV, and comfy chairs provide a relaxing space to hang out on a hot afternoon or a cool evening. If you decide to stay for more than a weekend, the lodge’s washer and dryer will certainly come in handy, while the big kitchen table can serve as a location for a slow-paced jigsaw puzzle or fast-paced card game.
Seahorse Cove on Lake Buchanan in Burnet County is a great starting point for exploring the Highland Lakes. Inks Lake State Park is nearby as well as vineyards and unique shopping on the historic Burnet courthouse square or farther south on Main Street Marble Falls.
When deciding where to stay in Burnet, consider Seahorse Cove, a great escape for much-needed R&R from the worries of the world.