My husband and I recently stayed at Lake Austin Spa and had a wonderful time. This is a great destination spa. I have stayed at Canyon Ranch Tucson, Miraval, Sonoma Mission Inn and Ojai Valley Inn and Spa before and I would rank them in this order:
1 - Miraval/Canyon Ranch (tie for first)
2- Lake Austin is a very close second and much more bang for the buck
3 - Ojai
4 - Sonoma
Lake Austin was definitely less expensive than Miraval or Canyon ranch and just missed being the same league by only a hair. This is quite impressive given the place has been totally renovated and upgraded over the last 3 years. One of the guest we met said that the placed used to be, and I quote, "a dump." Well, it's not a dump now. It is actually a great place to go for top notch service and services in a great spa setting.
The fitness classes and lectures were great. The brand new spa was beautiful. The service was impressive. All the staff was so helpful and friendly. The food was amazing!
If you are a guy, though, know that there are not many male guests here. Very different from Canyon Ranch or Miraval. There is a definite female feel to this place. Great place for the girls to get away together.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lake Austin Spa Resort was recently named the #1 Destination Spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler! Hidden along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the resort offers all-inclusive packages with casually elegant accommodations, three gourmet meals daily, unlimited activities and spa services. The resort is truly an exquisite escape into natural beauty and personal discovery. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lake Austin Hotel Austin
- Lake Hotel Austin