My family of four, plus dog stayed for 3 nights during spring break. Our kids are 5 and 10. The accommodations were nice, not fancy. I liked the rustic vibe of the place with the cabins circling the courtyard and pool. We had a hillside view in H cabin. The views were nice as it is situated up on a hill. Of course, the lake levels are very low, so the water is way in the distance. We could just make out the pelicans on the water. There is a pretty constant breeze which would have been more enjoyable if it hadn't been unseasonably cool during our stay. That being said, I very much enjoyed lounging in the rocking chairs on our shared patio. We enjoyed a good 3 + hour hike our first full day there. However, at least half of the trails were closed for conservation efforts. Good for the birds, not as good for the visitors :-P So make sure you check the trail closure dates before you go. Since we had exhausted our hiking options and there are currently no lake activities at the resort, the next day we tried out the Vanishing Texas River Cruise. It was very close and we all enjoyed it. We visited the nearby Eagle Eye Observatory one night, and the next two enjoyed the movies under the stars outside the restaurant. The kids really enjoyed finding friends to watch with. Also, there is a fire pit for roasting marshmallows. Don't worry, if you forget, they sell s'mores kits in the office.
Over all it was a very good experience. The staff were all helpful and friendly. I would give them 5 stars. The restaurant on site is the only place within about 30 miles to get a meal. The dinner menu is very good, but it is pricey. Also, breakfast is not included and a little expensive. I think next time we would pay the extra for a room in one of the lodges with a kitchenette. For the drawbacks, the sound insulation in the rooms was pretty poor. Each small building or cabin has 4 rooms, and if your neighbors are up at bedtime, you will hear them. Also, the window units are positioned directly next a bed and are loud. They go off and on at irritating intervals. We quickly decided we could make do without it on at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Leave your big city cares behind and immerse yourself in the serenity and natural beauty of this Texas Hill Country lodge. Enjoy the wildlife and the wonderful hiking trails.Take advantage of Canyon of the Eagles, many features and activities:* Home away from home. Check into one of our well-appointed guestrooms with all of the comforts of home and none of the distractions * Relax on your room porch's rocking chair, read a good book, take a nap,bask in a dazzling sunset or watch the moonlight reflect from the native fauna * Get back to nature in one of our 34 tent camping sites or 24 RV sites* Explore the outdoors. Meander the beautiful Bird and Butterfly Trailor hike some of the 14 miles of maintained trails (please be aware, some of the trails in the nature preserve area are closed through August for the nesting of our endangered and threatened bird species) * Indulge in gourmet Hill Country cuisine. The award-winning Overlook Restaurant with its panoramic view of Lake Buchanan, serves made from scratch breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts every day of the year (reservations are suggested for dinner)* A birdwatcher's dream. Spot a Black-Capped Vireo, Golden-CheekedWarbler or many other winged beauties that nest in the nature preserve * Lay by the pool. Bask in the sun and feel the Lake Buchanan breeze(Resort room guests only) * Vino. Sip a glass of Texas wine from local vineyards or yourfavorite vintner * Enjoy live music on Saturday nights (throughout the spring and summer) * Educational Programs including Guided Nature Hikes and Build yourown Terrarium or Humming Bird Feeder, will be offered throughout the summer *View the heavens and be awed at the Eagle Eye Observatory. Attend a Star Party which during the summer are also offered during the week! * Cruise the historic Colorado River on the Vanishing Texas River Cruise (which also offers kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals)* Cuddle up and watch a family friendly movie on the patio or in one ofour conference rooms * Let your mind wander. enjoy the quiet relaxation of the naturalsurroundings * Know why we say, "Canyon of the Eagles, where the road ends the adventure begins." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canyon Of The Eagles Lodge And Nature Park Hotel Burnet