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Lake Travis Tree Lodge

3715 Highland Dr , Austin, TX 78734 USA (Show map)
20 Reviews
$185 - $185
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Secluded 2-rm guest suite nestled among the trees w/ stunning views of Lake Travis, 25 mins to Austin. You’ll sense the woodsy feel as you pull into the natural pink granite drive among a grove of majestic Texas live oak trees. Exterior stairway leads to the tree tops & a private 50 ft deck w/ jaw-dropping panoramic views of the lake 150 ft below. Enter through the soothing sage green & lavender living room/kitchenette furnished with original works of local art. Relax, kick off your shoes, make a drink, turn on some music (WI FI, iPod dock, Blu Ray) & head to the deck for some relaxation. Enjoy the birds & gaze at the lake as your worries suddenly seem so far away… After you’re relaxed, take a nap on the luxurious King bed in the massive, vaulted ceiling bedroom, catch some TV on the 37” flat screen TV in the comfy LR or just curl up with a good book on the sofa. Or just get lost in your thoughts & gaze at the view through your bedroom or LR French doors. Afterwards, freshen up in the large tiled bathroom complete w/ oversized tub & shower. Don’t forget to check out the locally made natural soaps, oils & lotions. Evenings are a great time to enjoy the deck – sunsets casts beautiful pastel colors on the lake & moon rises are awesome. Use the gas grill to prepare your favorite grilled dish. Kitchenette is stocked with dishes, utensils, microwave & fridge. In the morning, snack on self-serve breakfast treats & savor complimentary gourmet coffee & variety of teas on the deck as the sun rise over the lake. Activities abound near the Tree Lodge. Mansfield park, with the best boat launch on Lake Travis, is right across the street (NOW OPEN!). The Lodge has plenty of boat parking. Lake Austin & its invigorating cold water – minutes away. Boat rental marinas are nearby. Golf courses abound. Stroll around our quiet neighborhood or hike & explore the area parks & nature trails. Restaurants – from dives to fine dining – are min. away.

Rooms & Rates

Tree Lodge suite

Two room suite: living room/kitchenette and a large bedroom with a king size bed. LR has a queen sofa sleeper. Both rooms look out thru french doors onto a 50' private deck with stunning Lake Travis views. There is a private, large tiled bathroom with oversize tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.0

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Wonderful Experience

4.6 on March 01, 2014

After many stays in B&B's across the country this was most definitely a "will return" location. Not only did the rooms meet and exceed expectations, it would be difficult to recreate the same experience in my own home! The scenery was spectacular with the lake and the natural beauty of Texas. The rooms were very open, spacious, and immaculate. The complimentary bottle of wine was excellent and being able to enjoy that with the sunset made this all that much better. Dining might not be something that's offered on location but with the choices of high end dining establishments within a mile and the choice of casual dining right around the corner it was without any effort that we were able to enjoy eating out and then retiring to Treetop! What an experience the entire weekend was. This one definitely goes into the "must return" category. Thanks so much for the true Texas hospitality and the experience of a lifetime for both my fiance and me. No planning required!

30th Birthday Surprise Weekend

5 on November 14, 2013

Boyfriend and I stayed at the Lake Travis Tree Lodge for the weekend of Veterans Day, which was also my 30th birthday. We are both active duty military, and really wanted to go on a cruise, but we could not take our leave together. So I told him to plan a weekend away. He came across the Tree Lodge when he was looking for a place to stay in Austin. I was absolutely astonished with him actually being able to plan a great weekend, but also picking this BEAUTIFUL place. The room was well maintained, the "innkeeper" was easy to get a hold of if we had any questions. We didn't do much sight seeing because we came to relax. It was a great way/place to relax from the stressful life we live as US Army recruiters. I would sugges the Lake Travis Tree Lodge to anyone!!

A Place to Return To

4.8 on October 14, 2013

This guesthouse is just what we were looking for to celebrate our anniversary. Bruce is an excellent host, who greeted us as we drove up and acquainted us with the place. We could contact him if we needed anything, but we were set! There were helpful reading materials to get to know the area or books just for casual reading, along with a nice bottle of vino to toast to our 34 years together. Such a serene setting to sit on the deck to enjoy the view-- as though we were the only two within miles. Enjoyed the birds at the feeders and bird bath. Very accommodating spacious place for our 3 nights there! In the future we'd make this our place to return to.


5 on June 16, 2013

What a fabulous place to stay and enjoy the natural beauty of Texas!

One year anniversary trip

4.4 on June 06, 2013

My wife and I came to the Lake Travis Tree Lodge for our one year anniversary. After spending a lot of time looking for the perfect place I came across the Lake Travis Tree Lodge. It was everything I had expected and so much more. The views were incredible, and since it was early May we were able to enjoy the views from the couch or bed with the patio doors open. There is only a mini fridge and microwave, but it's all you need as there are plenty of great restaurants nearby as well as a propane grill for guest use. This was a surprise for my wife, guys, you can't go wrong planning a trip here. Bruce was a great host, he is not intrusive but was very helpful for anything we needed. We are definitely planning to come back.

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Location Type

Austin, Hudson Bend, Lake Austin, Lake Travis, Lakeway, Mansfield Dam, Countryside, Lakeside


AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 30 miles

Directions to property:

Turn left from airport exit onto Hwy 71 West (Also US 290) Follow 71 about 22 miles until RR 620. Turn right, eight miles. Right on Highland Drive just before Mansfield Dam. Alternate Route: take 71 West from airport and after about ten miles, take Loop 360 North about ten miles, crossing the Colorado River and exit RR 2222. Left on 2222 about six miles to RR 620. Left on 620 about five miles past Mansfield Dam. Left on Highland Dr.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wineries, 25 minutes from downtown Austin, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Homestay, Country Inn, Cottage, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill , 50' Deck overlooking Lake Travis, Plenty of boat parking, Stunning views

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wineries, 25 minutes from downtown Austin, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 12 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Sorry, no children
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Sorry, no pets

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights
  • Deposit Amount Required: We will charge your credit card the room price one week before your check in date.
  • Cancellations: One week for confirmed reservations (two on holidays). If we can rent the room, we will refund your payment.



Bruce Cook

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

About the innkeepers

A native Austinite and seasoned adventure traveler, Bruce has led tours to far-flung corners of the world. Bruce runs a small group tour company named Third Rock Tours. When he is not hopping around the world, Bruce runs the Lake Travis Tree Lodge. Bruce is also an accomplished business professional who provides business consulting services and strategic advice to small businesses.

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Breakfast snacks only

  • Time Served: Supplied in room - anytime
  • Serving Location: On your deck overlooking the view of Lake Travis, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

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3715 Highland Dr , Austin, TX 78734 USA (Show map)

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