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GrandAnne's on the Lake

15953 Booth Circle , Volente, TX 78641 USA (Show map)
4.7
27 Reviews
$150 - $300
per night

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Getaway to a lovely lakehouse offering Southern hospitality along with with a beautiful sunset overlooking Lake Travis. The recreational opportunities include a private boat dock for swimming, fishing or docking your boat. Zipline Adventures, Volente Beach and Airscape Parasail are located right here in Volente. GrandAnnes is only 20 minutes away from downtown Austin and within a leisurely drive of Hill Country amenities. More photos are available on request.

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4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Weekday getaway...we had mixed feelings about our stay!

3.2 on May 14, 2015

My husband and I visited this bed and breakfast a few weeks ago, just to get out of the city for a couple nights! We had mixed feelings about the stay, so I'm going to give both the positives and the negatives. Pros: 1. The location is great- the inn is in hill country so the drive is beautiful, with winding roads and tons of trees. It's close the The Oasis which is a great place to go for dinner. We also went hiking one day at Pernenales Falls, which I would definitely recommend! 2. The breakfast the first morning was great- pancakes, eggs, and bacon :) And unlimited fresh coffee! Cons: 1. The house is no longer on the lake, due to low lake levels. I realize this is completely out of anyone's control, but it would have been nice to know. Apparently the inlet of Lake Travis has been dried up for 8 years, so we didn't get the "on the lake" aspect we were looking forward to. 2. During breakfast the first morning, Anne asked if it was okay if she didn't cook breakfast for us the second morning, due to wanting to go out of town herself. We were paying for the bed-and-breakfast experience, and it was disappointing to not receive that. She did leave a packaged container of cinnamon rolls in the fridge and told us we could make them ourselves, but neither of us like cinnamon rolls so we chose to go out instead. Also, their RV was still there in the morning when we left, so we were a little confused about why she couldn't/didn't make breakfast... Overall, it was a nice vacation, but I wouldn't recommend this place, nor would we go back. We read a lot of reviews before going, so we were somewhat surprised. We've stayed at other bed and breakfasts and had amazing experiences, and we depend a lot on reviews, so I hope this is helpful to others looking to travel in this area!


This place is amazing. It seems like you walk into your Grandma's house from the moment she greets you at the door. She has freshly made refreshments after she greets you. We sat and visited briefly on our arrival and she was always cognizant of our privacy and was there if we needed anything.

4.8 on April 19, 2015

The house was very quaint...Ms. Anne shares her life thru pictures and books as evidenced by all of the "memorabilia" displayed through out her past home. She lives off property and we had the entire lake-side home to ourselves. Spacious deck was so inviting to the sunset. She arrived on our cue to make us a custom ordered breakfast with fresh fruit. Her blueberry pancakes lived up to their reputation as were the highlight of breakfast. I enjoyed this stay, but even more I enjoyed her and her family.


A peaceful retreat

5 on April 02, 2015

Once in a while you find a place that provides immediate relaxation, feels very familiar and lets you breath in nature itself. I have stayed at GrandAnne's a number of times - and it always feels like visiting your favorite aunt at her lakeside retreat. It is very rustic, unpretentious, and extremely comfortable. If you get a chance, take a bar of soap and shampoo to the dock and bathe in the lake - it is primitive joy. Thanks Anne for the nice breakfasts. hope you see you all soon.


Girl's Weekend Getaway

5 on March 09, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at GrandAnne's this weekend. The home was quaint, cozy and the perfect setting for six ladies to enjoy a much needed weekend away. Mrs. Anne was a very kind and hospitable host throughout our stay. I would highly recommend this home to others!


Great Weekend at GrandAnne's

4.8 on March 07, 2015

Loved sitting on the huge deck in the evening sipping a glass of wine. We cooked steaks on the grill and just relaxed. A perfect getaway from the city. Anne is a gracious, attentive host.


We wished we could have stayed longer!!

5 on March 27, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Gran Anne's. It was just way too short. Everything was wonderful- we felt like royalty from the moment we entered. Sitting out on the deck at night under the Texas Sky was soul rejuvenating and so peaceful. Slept great in the quiet neighborhood and it was hard to leave when our stay was over. You won't be disappointed with your stay- no matter how short it might be. Don't miss this jewel on Lake Travis!


Valentines Stay

5 on February 20, 2014

My wife and I needed a weekend getaway for the Valentines/Wife's birthday weekend and we were lucky to have found this place. The house is tucked away in the hills just outside of Austin overlooking Lake Travis. Everything was so nice and quiet. Exactly just what we wanted. Anne recommended a restaurant, The Oasis, for dinner which also was a great suggestion. The house is so warm and friendly, we felt like we were at home. We can't wait to bring the whole family out here to enjoy this wonderful hidden gem. And yes, the blueberry pancakes are wonderful!

Innkeeper Response
Natalie and Dan, How kind of you to write such a lovely review. I hope to have you again in the future. Blessings, Anne


GrandAnne is our Texan fairygodmother

4.6 on October 28, 2013

GrandAnne's was the perfect place for my husband and I to enjoy Lake Travis and blueberry pancakes! Anne is the embodiment of Southern Hospitality.


A Terrific Time at Grandanne’s Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on June 11, 2013

Grand Anne’s is a beautiful out of the way (but not too far out of the way) homey place to hide out in for a few days. We loved all of Anne’s personal touches which made us feel right at home.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the lovely review. It helps to get recent reviews. Love, Anne and Bob


We had a great time!

5 on January 11, 2013

We had a great weekend getaway! The B&B was very quiet and relaxing. We had a great breakfast of fruit and rolls for Saturday. Sunday we could have had blueberry pancakes which I know would have been great but we had plans with my sister for breakfast.


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Location

Location Type

Lakefront

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 32 mi miles

Directions to property:

1.From Hwy 183 and RR 620 go three miles south on RR 620 to Anderson Mill Rd turning right. In one mile turn left at the traffic light to FM 2769. Booth Circle about 5 miles further.(This is the tricky part). Booth is a horseshoe shaped circle. Turn left on the second leg of Booth. GrandAnne's is on the right, 15953 Booth Circle. Look for GrandAnne's sign in the yard and a rock marked COLE. 2.From 2222 in Austin, go west to RR 620. Cross RR620 which becomes Bullick Hollow. Go 3 miles to FM 2769. Turn left and go 4 1/2 miles to Booth Circle. Follow directions above. 3.From I-35, turn on RR 620 south (exit 252B)and follow directions above.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Travis Zipline, The Oasis, Sunset Capital of Texas, Volente Beach, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage

On-site amenities

Washer/dryer , Airscape Parasail, Volente Beach Waterpark, Zipline Adventures, Boat rentals nearby, The Oasis, nearby boat launch

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Lake Travis Zipline, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Deck and outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: One night stays incur an additonal charge of $25
  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night's rent
  • Cancellations: 72 hours in advance

Innkeepers

Name(s)

same

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

GrandAnne is Anne's "grandmother name". Anne is a retired English teacher and a librarian at her church. Both she and husband Bob are active in the Village of Volente community (volente.org).

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: as guests' convenience
  • Serving Location: On the deck, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Brandy Slush
a refreshing summertime drink offered to guests.


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15953 Booth Circle , Volente, TX 78641 USA (Show map)

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