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10 Outstanding Hill Country Bed & Breakfasts On The Water

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Abloom with wildflowers, festivals, and crystal clear waters, there’s no better time to visit the Hill Country and unwind in a bed and breakfast with a view.

1. La Villa Vista

La Vista Villa

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Luxurious and lavish, Austin’s La Villa Vista brings the Mediterranean to you. Whether floating in the negative edge pool or lounging in one of the five suites, Lake Travis and the surrounding hills never looked so posh.

2. Painted Sky Inn

Painted Sky Inn Sunset

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Tucked into Lake Buchanan’s eastern shore, the Painted Sky Inn not only offers gorgeous sunsets but also lake views from every room. Gather the whole family, including the dog because this pet friendly inn can accommodate up to 52 people.

3. Dabbs Railroad Hotel

Llano Waterfall

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Dabbs, once was frequented by Bonnie and Clyde, is rich with history. Art galleries, a theater house, farmer’s market, crystal and mineral store, museum, restaurants and live music venues are all just steps away. Be sure to admire Llano Falls before setting out to explore the town’s many treasures.

4. Robin’s Nest Bed & Breakfast

Porch of Robin's Nest Bed and Breakfast

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Enjoy a private boat launch and pier onto Lake Travis. Just 20 minutes from downtown Austin, and pet friendly, bring the family dog along and hit the water, trails, and shops.

5. The Antlers

Caboose cabins at The Antlers

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The Antlers integrates its turn-of-the-century history in many ways, but none so fun as train car lodging. Whether in the historic hotel, the cabins, or the cabooses, this lakefront inn exudes charm.

6. Llano River Bed & Breakfast

Fly fishing on Llano River

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Untouched Hill Country surrounds this secluded inn, allowing the perfect excuse for taking in the outdoors. Fly fishing, biking, stargazing, wildlife watching, kayaking, and canoeing are just a few ways to soak it all in.

7. Ab Butler’s Dogtrot at Triple Creek

Ab Butler's Dog Trot at Triple Creek

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Centuries-old Kentucky log cabin meets Texas Hill Country. Add a running creek and sweeping live oaks and you have the perfect tranquil getaway.

8. Lake House Bed & Breakfast

The Lake House view

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On the shore of Canyon Lake and minutes from historic New Braunfels, The Lake House is perfectly situated to take advantage of all the Hill Country’s finest. Days spent on the lake, shopping, and sampling local craft beers and wines can be topped off by catching a sunset from your balcony overlooking the lake.

9. Casa del Sol at Lake Travis

Casa del Sol Southwestern decor

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Embracing Austin’s flare for style and fresh air, Casa del Sol’s two suites open onto a secluded pool with a serene view of the lake. There’s even room to park your boat if you wish to take advantage of the park and launch just two minutes away.

10. Gruene Mansion

Gruene Mansion river lookout porch

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Once a cotton plantation, the Gruene Mansion Inn promises room for everyone with over 30 rooms to choose from. Overlooking the Guadalupe and right in the heart of Gruene, live music, shops, and restaurants are a two-step away.