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Painted Sky Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Burnet B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
106 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Clean and Comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

The inn is situated on a lake that is, sadly, 33 feet low due to the extended drought. They still have enough water for canoeing and fishing. The rooms are freshly remodeled and clean. The beds are comfortable, which is important when you have had a busy day traveling or exploring. The rooms come with kitchenettes and the basics for cooking, and a grill behind each room facing the lake and the beautiful view of the lake and hills. Burnet, Texas is close for grocery shopping. If you want a cozy retreat with a lovely view you should stay here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denise L, Owner at Painted Sky Inn, responded to this review, April 8, 2015
I love your user name! You seem to do a lot of traveling and with that brings lots of experiences with hotels. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay here, found it comfortable, clean and cozy. The three "C's" :), is what we aim for. Your comments give us added incentive to continue on this path and improve. We hope you can come back and stay with us in the future.
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Painted Sky Inn is a little piece of paradise. The drive out was beautiful and the inn was just perfect for a short getaway. Kayaking was great, easy access to the water and fishing was great too. Denise, the owner and manager, was super helpful and I can't wait to return. Didn't take the kids this time, but I know they would have a good time if we did.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denise L, Owner at Painted Sky Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you for choosing us for what I imagine was a much needed time away! We are so close to Austin that you aren't spending all day to get away! It was great that you took the kayaks out and explored the area. I think you all caught a bunch of catfish off the island if I remember correctly. I hope to see you back here with the family and the next time you need to escape the hustle and bustle. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time here and so appreciate your review. Denise
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I decided to take a last minute getaway from Austin with our 15 month old son. We decided to book the 2 room cabin so we'd have a separate room and wouldn't have to be quiet once we put our son to sleep. The lake was extremely low but my husband was still able to fish off the pier and on his tube. The hotel was very clean and nice and Denise is a wonderful, accommodating host. The view was gorgeous and we enjoyed sitting outside in the evenings. It would be nice if the hotel was a little closer to town, but Denise warned us when we made our reservation so we were prepared. We had a great time and will definitely return in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Denise L, Owner at Painted Sky Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you so much for coming here and making us your last minute vacation stop. It was so great seeing your husband float out and fish in his tube. Your right, we aren't very close to town and it takes 20 minutes to get to gas and grocery but the good news for staying here is that you can cook your meals and don't have to eat out of a cooler or in a restaurant if you don't want to. One of these days, I'll find someone who will put a food truck out here and we'll have all that covered. Hope to see you guys back soon. Weather is cooler and the fish are biting! Thank you so much for your review. Denise
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

From the decks of the Inn we enjoyed the beautiful sunsets that inspired the name of the Inn. Denise was an exceptional host, was on sight the entire time, knew the area well and places to recommend and made us feel right at home. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. The only thing that could have made it better would be if the lake was back to normal levels. Beyond that, I would recommend to anyone wanting to get away to a quite little getaway.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Denise L, Owner at Painted Sky Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you felt at home here. It's such a little intimate place that you need to feel at home. The sunsets are what I consider to be a primary feature too and I'm so blessed to have a sister who was talented enough to get the name right. Being a getaway place is what we want to be for our guests and I so appreciate you recommending us for that to others. You don't have to have high water levels to take a nice quiet and relaxing break in a scenic place. Thank you for taking time to review us! Hope see you again soon! Denise
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Denise, was exceptional. The Painted Sky Inn was great. This place is a piece of Heaven here in central Texas. The rooms are clean, the grounds are very well kept. The water level on Lake Buchanan was extremly low due to drought conditions here in Texas. Yet we had a great time. The serenity of the place is to die for.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Denise L, Owner at Painted Sky Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Thank you so much for appreciating the beauty out here and thank you for the generous compliment to me. As you say, in spite of the water levels, the place is beautiful and peaceful. Thank you for pointing that out and enjoying the place. I hope to have you come back to celebrate more birthdays or just come out and enjoy! Denise
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

great rooms, no muss no fuss, all stained concrete floors, great litle kitchen with cooktop, microwave, utensils, and even a wine bottle opener. Nice linens, comfy beds, beautiful view. We stayed there to go out fishing on lake buchannan and was able to rent a canoe from them, they also have kayaks. Super tranquil relaxing weekend getaway - absolutely recommend!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Central_TX_Traveler
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Denise L, Owner at Painted Sky Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
"No muss no fuss" is perfect! We are pretty simple here. We think the decor should be the nature outside and cut out the decorator noise on the inside. I do plan to put in some professional photos in the room that are taken on property and in the area just to add a little bit of decor but something tasteful and not fussy. Anyway, thank you for the lovely review. I'm so glad that we exceeded your expectations and hope to see you back real soon. Denise
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

My husband came across this location while searching for a weekend trip in small town Texas. We instantly fell in love with this place. Denise is an amazing host and we really got to know a little bit about her and her love for this place she created. It is absolutely clean and cozy! We enjoyed the single bedroom room and felt right at home. Denise knows the surrounding area and can keep you in the loop on the best places to visit and EAT.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denise L, Owner at Painted Sky Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
I so enjoyed having you all here the first time and have just had the pleasure to have you back a second time to celebrate your 1 year anniversary. Congratulations and thank you for picking us for your special occasion. I'm so thrilled that you love the place. I look forward to having you back and thank you so much for giving us a great review! Denise
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Property: Painted Sky Inn
Address: 1400 CR 128, Burnet, TX 78611
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Location: United States > Texas > Burnet
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Burnet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Painted Sky Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Painted Sky Inn is a newly modernized and intimate get-a-way located on a deep water cove on the Eastern shore of Lake Buchanan and conveniently positioned between Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Reveille Peak Ranch Adventure Park. This owner/operated inn features nearly 600 feet of lake frontage and gorgeous views from every unit. The location is one of the best on Lake Buchanan for its open water views, deeper water for launching and excellent fishing from its well known pier. Accommodations for up to 54 people makes Painted Sky Inn perfect for hosting family, organization or corporate events. ... more   less 
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