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Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary and Retreat Center

1330 Waterway Lane , Burnet, TX 78611 USA (Show map)
4.8
40 Reviews
$129 - $179
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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Relaxing Get Away Close to Home

3.2 on February 21, 2015

We were delighted with how welcomed and at home we felt from the time we arrived to the time we departed.


Great Place to Unwind

5 on February 09, 2015

This was a getaway from daily activities & pressures. The room was perfect - great view, quiet. The dining area was quite accessible. Service was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed chatting with the staff as well as other guests. The facility was spotless and inviting and the dining included plenty of healthful ingredients. My wife enjoyed some "body work", relieving work related tension that added to our pleasure. We left the sanctuary for an afternoon and visited some of the points of interest in the area - Inks State Park, Canyon of Eagles Nature Park, and Buchanan Dam. All in all it was a great place to unwind.


my solo retreat

5 on February 09, 2015

second time here . enjoyed just as much as before. very relaxing solitude.great body work


Outstanding experience

4.8 on February 03, 2015

I went to recharge and I certainly did that. It was exceptionally relaxing, the food was perfect and the body work treatments are second to none. Mariah is fabulous.


time to myself

4.0 on January 21, 2015

it was a great place to enjoy the peace and quiet. it was beautiful at night, the sunset and sun rise were amazing. great place and great hostess. i would go again.


A Magical Place

5 on December 23, 2014

I've stayed in the yurt at Rainbow Hearth twice now (spring, winter). Something magical happened to me each time. I'm able to look at myself & the world with more loving eyes. It must be the fresh water, healthy food, healing nature, fantastic massages, good air, & the sacred land! I come home with a sense of renewed purpose. Thank you Mariah & Rainbow Hearth! This is a wonderful, quiet place to unwind.


Wonderful getaway

4.8 on November 12, 2014

I was in great need of a quiet getaway after a great loss in my life. It was more than I expected and I plan to return as soon as I can


Relaxing and Enjoyable

5 on September 16, 2014

As usual, our stay at Rainbow Hearth was a relaxing and enjoyable experience with healthy tasty food and therapeutic massages. I couldn't recommend it more highly.


An unforgettable weekend in a true getaway. A great place to recharge!

5 on September 07, 2014

Rainbow Hearth is the perfect place to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and unwind. You don't have to worry about a thing...just show up and the accomodating staff takes care of the rest. Regardless of what room or cabin you choose, each location had its own unique, breathtaking view. Not to mention, additional views of sunrise, sunset, and Lake Buchanan are within just a short walk. The healthy, fresh, chef-prepared meals were fantastic. We enjoyed lounging on the deck at the lake house, hiking, kayaking, sitting on the front porch, and excessive napping! All of this with our two dogs. The bodywork was the icing the cake! It was so peaceful sitting on the front porch and listening to the wind chimes. We can't wait to come back!


Sparse but Relaxing

3.4 on August 19, 2014

Do not come here expecting luxury or convenience. This place has one mission only and that is to let yourself unwind. The rooms are very clean with super nice beds. There are no kitchen appliances at all so we brought a cooler with us to keep our food chilled. The meals are timely and nutritious and you can go back for seconds if needed. The property is well tended to but again not luxurious. It could even be considered rugged for those who rarely venture off the sidewalks. I was a little disappointed with medicine rock - perhaps my mindset wasn't right - not the property's fault. We did bring two dogs with us and they were welcomed with open arms. I also thought the lake which was only 30% full was a little depressing but there is still abundant wildlife if you pay attention. We opted for the treatment package and it was ok I guess - had better and much worse massages. Overall if you are just looking for a short term respite, Rainbow Hearth is definitely worth a visit.


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Rooms & Rates

Garden Cottage

As you approach the walkway to the Garden Cottage, you may catch the sweet scent of jasmine flowers. The covered deck shaded by a huge fig tree is a perfect spot to enjoy tree-lined views of Lake Buchanan and watch hummingbirds dart around the plants and flowers surrounding the cottage. Inside the cottage, soothing pastel hues and a cozy sitting area greet you, inviting you to settle into one of the plush chairs, put your feet up and relax by reading or simply watching the water as you listen to the birds sing outside. King Sleep Number bed, a/c, living room, private deck with lake views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Tree-House Yurt

Set amongst the whispering trees, this unique setting offers deep privacy amidst nature, while providing all the comforts of home. As you step into the spacious, circular building, take in the beautiful wood lattice structure of the dwelling and the large dome sunroof that filters in lots of natural sunlight. Lounge on one of two futon couches or nap on the King-size Sleep Number bed. Afterward, relax in the private two person soaking tub. Features a/c, King-size Sleep Number bed, private two-person soaking tub, private deck. Bathroom does not have a/c.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Panorama Guest House

Perched above the trees, the Panorama Guest House offers spectacular, panoramic views of Lake Buchanan. The open living room, complete with a writing table and comfortable sofa, provides a serene space for writing, intimate conversation, reading or simply gazing at nature’s beautiful scenery. With two bedrooms, this suite is our most versatile accommodation. The master suite features a King-size Sleep Number bed and the second bedroom features two twin Sleep Number beds. Full a/c, two bedrooms, living room, Sleep Number beds and private bathroom. Panoramic views of Lake Buchanan.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $159

Nightly Rate: $0 - $159

Sky Loft Suite

The Sky Loft Suite is the new penthouse on top of the lodge. Its roomy bedroom, with a king Sleep Number bed, looks out into the tree tops. The spacious living room, with its La-Z-Boy chairs, table and chairs, and day bed has a spectacular endless view overlooking the lake. The toilet room is separate from a large lounging tub and vanity room. Special care has been taken to make this a private and quiet space. Full a/c, King size Sleep Number bed, 2 Lazy Boy recliners, private deck overlooking Lake Buchanan.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $179

Nightly Rate: $0 - $179

Blue Heron Suite

The Blue Heron Suite is in the new section of the main lodge. Care has been taken to build in privacy and quietness. Our guests describe it as cozy and nest-like. The soft, nurturing colors add to that feeling. The bedroom has a king Sleep Number bed. One of its endearing features is its shady, east-facing deck off the bedroom that catches a cooling breeze most of the year. The spacious living room has two La-Z-Boy chairs, table and chairs, futon couch, and a wonderful, wide view of the lake and the blue heron-graced inlet below. Full a/c, King sleep number bed, and a private deck.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $159

Nightly Rate: $0 - $159

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Location

Location Type

Lakefront

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport

Directions to property:

Please visit the website for directions. Do not rely on GPS or "Mapquest" type software/websites as they will get you lost.

Area Attractions

Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Nature area, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Library, Wedding Facilities , King-size Sleep Number beds, Nutritious organic food, Lake side for easy swimming/fishing, Massage & Bodywork, Private roads and trails, Ancient Native American ceremonial site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 12:00 p.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please call for approval. Not all suites may have pets.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Cancellations: First night’s stay deposit taken at time of booking. If cancellation is made at least 7 days prior to arrival date, a full refund minus a $35 refund fee will be applied. If cancellation is made between 6 days and 72 hours prior to arrival, no refund will be made however, that one night stay may be applied to your future visit if made within 90 days. If the cancellation is made within 72 hours of arrival, you will be charged for you entire scheduled stay with one night’s stay being applied to your next visit if made within 90 days.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mariah Wentworth

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Cost: 12.00
  • Time Served: 9:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Most diets accom.


Details

1330 Waterway Lane , Burnet, TX 78611 USA (Show map)

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