I can see why this place gets mixed reviews. My experience here was not good. When I arrived for an impromptu three-day working retreat, I had high hopes, having enjoyed the long drive in from Austin and the beautiful scenery leading up to the facility. It's priced like a higher-end retreat center, but it's run more like a state campground. You're given a map and a key to your building and a rather perfunctory send off. Even though it looked like they had few guests at the time, I was placed further away facing nothing but dense cedar trees. The room was awkwardly organized, cold and barren feeling, and filled with down comforters and pillows, even know we had requested them be removed many hours earlier. My allergic reaction was immediate, however the front desk response was slow and unconcerned, even accusatory. I had been looking also for a quiet place to work, but the room offered none of the advertised wifi access. The restaurant had little to nothing in the way of vegetarian options, and attempted only half-heartedly to problem solve. Fortunately though they were willing to cancel the reservation and refund the initial charge. So they earned three stars for that accommodation. There was a very friendly and warm grounds worker there, who looked like he loved his job and made the place more welcoming than any of the other staff had. I believe Canyon at the Eagles is probably the right kind of place for a large family retreat, or someone looking to spend more time in nature. But it didn't suit the needs of this private retreatant looking for a quiet place to work in a beautiful setting with some comfort. I ended up staying a very comfortable night in a warm and feather free room, overlooking a heated pool at the Marriott Horseshoe Bay, for less cost per night (via Priceline).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the northeast shoreline of Lake Buchanan, Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort is an ideal Texas Hill Country get-away that offers the comforts of a full-service nature resort and the tranquility of a scenic, 940-acre nature park. Uniquely nestled in the Upper Highland lakes region of the Texas Hill Country, Canyon of the Eagles takes its name from the American Bald Eagles that winter in the area. The park showcases the flora and fauna of Lake Buchanan and provides a refuge for the endangered Black-Capped Vireo, Golden-Cheeked Warbler, and American Bald Eagle. Common wildlife sightings include rabbit, deer, roadrunner, snake, bobcat, feral pig, and armadillo. Throughout the spring and early summer, wildflowers bloom in abundance! Relax and enjoy one of our 61 eco-friendly guest rooms. Each room’s decor comfortably reflects its natural surroundings with southwest style furniture, stained cement floors, and sustainable amenities and linens. A cozy retreat from modern life; we encourage you to unplug and re-connect, with yourself, your family and nature. Guest rooms are located on a hillside above Lake Buchanan with a variety of private and scenic choices for your stay. "Where the Road Ends, The Adventure Begins. . ." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Canyon Of The Eagles Lodge And Nature Park Hotel Burnet