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):
- 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