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Blue Buffalo B & B

1511 Buffalo Gap Rd , Austin, TX 78734 USA (Show map)
12 Reviews
$125 - $195
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A unique retreat for your perfect get-a-way. Our contemporary B&B sits on the cliffs of Hurst Creek on Lake Travis. A waterfront home that offers a tranquil and warm experience for all quests. Two guest rooms provide comfort with private bath and private deck to enjoy a stunning sunset. Each room is appointed with high quality features and linens. Scrumptious breakfast, farm to table available every morning. Deep water access with kayaks are available to explore the lake and wildlife. And then, a 10 minute drive for 5 star restaurants, golfing, shopping and movie theatre. Located 25 minutes from downtown austin, make our location convenient for multiple experiences.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

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Wonderful, Relaxing, Peaceful

5 on March 29, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 13th year wedding anniversary. I simply Googled this B&B and I made my decision based on the reviews. Both Cathy & Dan are amazing. Such warm & welcoming spirits. The bed was extremely comfortable. The lake front views were really nice. And let me not forget the amazing breakfast. I'm glad we found this gem, sort of off the beaten path. I'll definitely recommend & we'll visit again. ¿¿¿¿

Charming B&B, Fabulous Hosts

5 on March 09, 2015

We could not have been more delighted with Blue Buffalo B&B. The location is absolutely perfect - on the lake with gorgeous views (A+ views from every room) while just a short drive from restaurants and entertainment. The bedrooms and bathrooms are well appointed, very clean, and the bed was so so comfortable. The breakfast was spectacular... everything was so fresh, wonderfully delicious, and there was plenty of it! Cathy, Dan, and their friendly yellow lab were the perfect hosts - so welcoming and accommodating. We can't wait to go back!

Amazing Hidden Retreat

5 on September 11, 2014

Amazing from the time of arrival! Cathy and Dan are wonderful hosts, welcoming you the minute you arrive. The house is very cozy and comfortable as was the bed itself located in a nice, oversized bed room with desk and seating areas. We watched the sunset from the balcony in the evenings. We awoke each morning to the lake view through the glass doors, a wonderful coffee aroma and a fabulous breakfast each day. The grounds are well landscaped, offering numerous separate areas and levels for privacy. We played fetch outside in the grass with their amazing yellow lab, Kirro (love her!). Didn’t make it down to the water as I had a broken foot during our visit, but the lake was very scenic from the bedroom, living and dining areas, the yard, balconies and patios (and even through the window in the water closet). Cathy and Dan have a beautiful art display in the home which we enjoyed and the music enriched the atmosphere. Perfect! We will be returning and would recommend the Blue Buffalo to anyone. Thank you Cathy and Dan.

Gorgeous and cozy B and B

5 on July 14, 2014

Have to admit I was a little skeptical at first about a bed and breakfast but from the moment we pulled up the view was breathtaking, private parking, the house was gorgeous and very welcoming inside and out. The bed was like butter! Cathy and Dan were very accommodating. Food was exquisite, fresh and healthy. Will definitely be going back again.

Beautiful, clean B&B and wonderful company

5 on April 06, 2014

Blue Buffalo B&B is a lovely place to stay if you like peace, quiet, delicious food and friendly people! The house is beautiful and everything is extremely clean and well kept. The hosts were wonderful and stayed up late (11pm!) until we came in. The breakfast was delicious and the breakfast area overlooks Lake Travis - simply breathtaking. We will definitely stay here again.

Great Inn keeper and wonderful place to stay

5 on February 17, 2014

We stayed here for the weekend around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We arrived here around 7 when it's dark. Cathy is nice and stay outside to wait for us in case we are lost in the quiet and beautiful road near the lake. It's our first time to stay in a B&B. But the experience was great. They kept clean all around the house and the scene at night from their balcony kept in our memory up till now. They are friendly couple and would inspire you in a lot of ways. We had delicious breakfast in the morning. Take a walk around the lake and it's just beautiful in and out the house.

Nothing Short of Wonderful!

5 on January 28, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at the Blue Buffalo B&B from Dec 31st –Jan 2nd. To say that my time spent here with my boyfriend for our anniversary was anything short of relaxing and amazing would be an understatement. I did not feel out of place in Dan & Cathy’s home from the moment I stepped foot into their home, and they were extremely helpful in offering places for us to eat in the area that evening since we had arrived a bit late (and on the tail end of a holiday at that). We stayed in the Buffalo room, and I can honestly say that the pictures online do not do justice to the beautiful room and the view from the patio. Since we arrived on New Year’s Eve, we were able to watch the fireworks from the comforts of our room without having to brave the cold weather waiting for us outside. The view was EVEN better once the sun rose the next morning and provided a wonderful backdrop for our stay by Lake Travis. My favorite part of the stay however, was definitely the breakfast. It was light, but very filling, and Cathy’s French toast is what dreams are made of! I was utterly shocked when she mentioned that it was still a work in progress, and I definitely plan on visiting again to see how the improvements taste! Cathy and Dan also provided excellent company, and I also enjoyed hearing about their past work. My boyfriend and I were also surprised to find out that they have only been running the B&B for a few months, because I have to say that they are absolute pros! I have stayed at hotels in the past (and spent a bit to stay there) and I have never had service as personable as that provided by Dan and Cathy. We will definitely be back, and hopefully when it’s a little warmer so that we can take full advantage of the lake. I highly recommend this B&B for anyone who wants a quiet and relaxing stay in Austin that isn't tarnished by the hustle and bustle of city life. This was definitely the reset I need to start the New Year off right! Thanks Cathy & Dan!

Amazing place to stay

5 on November 19, 2013

I'm not one to gush or be overly enthusiastic but everything about my stay was absolutely perfect. This cozy B&B is right outside of Austin on a beautiful lake - it's so peaceful & relaxing with beautiful views from every room. Cathy & Dan were amazing hosts - breakfast both mornings was phenomenal & they took extra good care of me (I was sick during my stay). I fell in love with them & their sweet yellow lab - I will stay in touch & consider them lifelong friends. Whether on a business trip, visiting Austin for fun, or in need of a relaxing weekend away, you honestly can't beat this place!!

Perfect for a weekend getaway

5 on November 18, 2013

Blue Buffalo was my first time staying at a B&B. We chose this place after having trouble booking a hotel for a reasonable price the weekend of Formula One racing. I was a little concerned because the place had no reviews tlbut that's just because it only opened recently. The house was lovely and the room had everything we needed including a small refrigerator with water and free wifi, not even all hotels have those in a regular room. The bathroom was spacious and the balcony had a view of Lake Travis. The best part though were the owners, Cathy and Dan. They were extremely friendly and welcoming, we enjoyed chatting with them over breakfast. Cathy was very helpful when we asked for assistance planning activities. She told us where we can rent boats, go hiking, and find a Saturday Church service. They are both excellent cooks. We had a delicious breakfast both morning that kept us full till dinnertime. In the end, I was glad the whole hotel thing didn't work out because the weekend just would not have been as perfect if we stayed anywhere else.

perfect romantic getaway

5 on November 18, 2013

Stayed here with my girlfriend during the formula 1 racing weekend and it was amazing! Best bang for the buck!! Dan and Cathy are some of the nicest people I have ever met, very courteous and breakfast was AWESOME! Can't wait to go back for Cathy's french toasts and Dan's poached eggs!!!! I would highly recommend Blue Buffalo B&B over any hotel in Austin!!

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Rooms & Rates

Buffalo Room

Buffalo Room. Relax in the comfort of the Buffalo Room. Queen size bed with high-quality linens and bedding. Private bath with deep bathtub for the ultimate sea salt soak. Cocktails or wine on the private deck overlooking Lake Travis and offers stunning sunsets TV, cable and internet access.

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $225

Nightly Rate: $180 - $225

The Blue Room

The Blue Room. Calming, seaside decor with view of Lake Travis. Cozy and comfortable with a Queen size bed . Private bathroom with shower and easy access to outside to relax with glass of wine and watch sailboats by day and enjoy a fire in fire pit by night. Stone steps taking you to lake with kayaks available to explore and enjoy wildlife.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

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Location Type



AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 29 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Nature area, Jet ski, sailboat, pontoon and ski boat rentals on Lake Travis., Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Clothes dryer, Fireplace, Parking, Radio, Washer/dryer , Lake access with swim dock, kayaks available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2:00pm
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights, one night extra charge $35.00
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: $250.00 on credit card which will be credited on departure.
  • Cancellations: Call or email with full return within 48 hrs of notification



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About the innkeepers

Sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, water activities, gardening,

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  • Time Served: Varies on guests
  • Serving Location: Outside decks, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

, On request

Signature Dish

Farm to Table breakfast
Farm fresh eggs and ingredients from our garden or the local Farmers Market in all of our scrumptious breakfasts which include mouthwatering bacon courtesy of Richardson Farms. "Classic French Toast" using a baguette from the Chef at the Artisan Bistro and topped with fresh berries. Or choose our Brie Omelette covered with sautéed spiced apples and served with Orange Pecan Bread.


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Innkeepers: Dan and Cathy


  • Nightly Rate $125 - $195
  • Reviews (12) 5
  • Rooms 2
  • Mobile 1-5129687317 1-5129687317
1511 Buffalo Gap Rd , Austin, TX 78734 USA (Show map)

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