Hotel Review: Lake Austin Spa Resort


Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as “A Little Piece of Heaven,” Lake Austin Spa Resort is a world-class, award-winning, full-service, luxury destination located in the Texas Hill Country along the shores of Lake Austin. For those seeking rest, renewal, relaxation and overall well-being, Lake Austin Spa Resort provides a respite like no other.


Built nearly 70 years ago as Lake Austin Lodges—a fishing camp with a few guest rooms and several boat slips, this Austin gem has undergone a number of transformations including the Sunshine Nudist Camp; Steiner Ranch Rodeo Camp; The Bermuda Inn, Reducing Resort; and finally, as it is known today—Lake Austin Spa Resort.

The vision of its owners since 1997—Michael McAdams and William Rucks—transformed the property into a world-class spa resort honored by a multitude of publications, including Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards – #1 Resort in Texas & the Southwest, Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 Destination Spa, Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards – #1 Hall of Fame U.S. Destination Spa, and most recently, American Airlines’ Celebrated Living Magazine 2016 Platinum List – One of the Top Ten Wellness Hotels in the World.


Lake Austin Spa Resort’s dedication to extraordinary guests experiences is apparent in every detail, including the daily (three) delicious ”Garden to Table” gourmet meals and extensive line-up of 18-20 fitness and well-being-focused activities such as kayaking, boat rides, exercise classes, presentations by celebrity chefs and best-selling authors, and painting classes just to name a few. This spa resort’s relaxed approach allows guests to participate in as much—or as little—as they like.

A highlight of this one-of-a-kind spa resort is its LakeHouse Spa—a sensational 25,000 square-foot day spa available for both resort and day guests. It offers over 100 spa treatments. In addition to its indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, the LakeHouse Spa also features the Iris Salon, The Aster Café (indoor and patio dining), both a Junior Olympic-length heated lap indoor and the outdoor Palm Pool and cabanas.

A girlfriends getaway, a couple’s retreat, or simply solo, the resort offers special promotional discounts throughout the year.

Lake Austin Spa Resort

(800) 847-5637 (U.S.)

(800) 338-6651 (Canada)

Lake Austin Spa Resort

Story By:  Mysty McLelland

Photos: Lake Austin Spa Resort