Lake Travis Tree Lodge

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


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



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.0


5 on July 03, 2014

Tree Lodge was GREAT! Bruce couldn't have been more helpful, nice, and generous. He was a perfect host. We were lucky enough to meet him the day before our stay when he was nice enough to allow us to drop our stuff off and leave our car at his home. We stayed at this lovely bed and breakfast the night of our wedding, and his help made things so much easier for us. It also was the perfect romantic spot for our special nice. The lodge is beautiful and spacious with great art, a gorgeous view, a fantastic bed, coffee, a fridge, and everything else you could want. It is private and wonderful. Bruce also came out to wish us off as we left and was just delightful. Great deal, great stay.

Beautiful getaway place

4.6 on June 13, 2014

TOTALLY recommend! Spacious rooms and deck. Lovely view. Quiet and secluded getaway!

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.

Tranquil! and WOW!

5 on May 29, 2013

Tranquil! The view from the deck is peaceful because of the sights, AND the sounds, like the birds that call as they swoop through the trees and the trickling water on the owner's deck below. Brian, the owner, has provided a respite from the hectic lives we live. You will find yourself nestled in the trees on a newly built deck with deck chairs and a table perfect for an outdoor meal for two. Rooms are clean (so important!), and elegantly appointed (a bonus!). Kitchenette is filled with thoughtful items like a cutting board, spoons, scissors, napkins, . . . everything I might want or need. Complimentary water was great! Coffee was tasty! I loved the lotion and bought one to take home. I was impressed to see a bottle of wine on the table with two glasses greeting me when we entered. WOW. I don't want to give away the secret, but you'll truly enjoy the getaway Brian has created! Whether you want lots of information about the area or to curl up in the quietness of a vacation and de-stress, Brian's Tree House is a perfect place to be.

Beautiful getaway

5 on April 28, 2013

The Lake Travis Tree Lodge was truly a wonderful getaway for me and my boyfriend. We mostly enjoyed the nature. To be able to wake up and have a cup of coffee on the patio was perfect. Bruce was so great! He accommodated all of our needs and was so nice! We plan on going back in the summer so we can enjoy Lake Travis. Thanks again Bruce! J&L Houston, Tx March 2013

A great hide away in NW Austin!!

4.2 on April 15, 2013

My girlfriend & I stayed here 4/12-15. It was a B-day gift for her & I chose the Tree Lodge because she likes views & we weren't disappointed! Views from the deck & the bedroom are gorgeous. There was always a nice breeze blowing while we relaxed on the deck overlooking the lake. Bruce met us out front shortly after we arrived. The Tree Lodge has its own private entry & stairway so there is plenty of privacy but Bruce was close by if we needed anything. I know Austin fairly well & there were no problems with the room so other than recommending a couple of places to eat & ride (we were on a motorcycle) we had privacy the whole weekend. Speaking of places to eat I recommend County Line BBQ on FM 2222. The Oasis is nice for a margarita & a great view but the food is a little pricey for what you get. If you get downtown try Corazon on the Castle esp for Happy Hour. The Iguana is not far from the Tree Lodge. As for places to see: check out Mt Bonnell off of 2222 about 2 miles past County Line BBQ. The Oasis is a must-see even if you just go there for a drink. Check out the bats under the Congress Street bridge (Go to the TGIF at Radisson on Cesar Chavez an hour before sunset & get a table on the patio). And 6th street for some good music & even better "people watching". Overall, the Tree Lodge was a great place to stay. The only thing that could make it better is if there were a hammock & hot tub. The only negatives would be the hot water doesn't last long (just enough time for 2 adults to shower if you hurry) & the fridge is kinda small. Keep in mind that this is not really a B&B. There isn’t much to eat in the Tree Lodge but Austin is like a food Mecca. We plan on coming back again. Thanks again Bruce for a nice place to hide away & for the suggestions on where to ride. We enjoyed the ride out Hamilton Pool Road & the breakfast at the place on Hudson Bend was delicious!

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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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175


Location Type

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


AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 30 miles

Directions to property:

From South Austin take Hwy 71 West to RR 620. Go eight miles to Highland Drive (just before Mansfield Dam) and take a right. Continue on Highland until you see a No Outlet sign. We are the green house on the left.From North Austin take RR 2222 five miles to RR 620. Go left five miles past Mansfield Dam and 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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Homestay

On-site amenities

, 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, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, 25 minutes from downtown Austin, Wineries, 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: Outside only Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Sorry, no children
  • Childcare Provided: No No childcare or adult care provided
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Sorry, no pets
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • 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


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

Signature Dish

Austin Food Mecca
You're on vacation and you've landed in one of the great food mecca's of America. Check out our notebook of nearby lake restaurants or strike out on your own, there's always new places coming in. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, head into Austin and hit the famous Congress Avenue food trailers or the zillions of other restaurants of every type imaginable. Go forth and eat!