Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary and Retreat Center

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


Nine lakeside acres of lush tree-covered hills and panoramic views. Featuring: deliciously prepared organic and natural food, intimate candle-lit dining, "Sleep Number" beds, hiking trails, swimming off the private shoreline, and spa with highly experienced massage therapist.



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

Anniversary Trip

5 on October 18, 2016

My wife and I love the Tree House Yurt., the trails and view of the lake, and the food was delicious.

Rejuvenating retreat

4.4 on October 16, 2016

Beautiful property, very accommodating owner. Can't wait to return.

Relaxing stay as always

5 on September 20, 2016

We returned to Rainbow Hearth and our expectations were high because we've always enjoyed the experience. The visit was great as always. We enjoyed catching up with Mariah. The new massage therapist was excellent. The sunsets from our balcony were fabulous and the lake views were better than ever. It was nice to see the lake benefitting from all the rains.

Love it. So peaceful.

4.8 on September 12, 2016

Mariah was so nice and friendly. Make sure book a bodywork massage with her. She was amazing. We booked Blue Heron room. Cute purple room. Our daughter love her own twin bed and love to play with a dog and 2 cats. Spent hours to sit on our private porch read book and listen to the lake wave. Wake up with birds singing and lake view. Wanna go back already.

Awesome Sanctuary

5 on August 14, 2016

I booked my reservation at the last minute, so I only got to stay two nights in the middle of the week. But they were the most relaxing two days! The entire place has such a calm, quiet ambiance that you can't help but stop, take a slow deep breath, and just be in the moment. For nature lovers and anyone who wants to get away from the busy city life, this place is the perfect retreat. Strolling thru the typical Texas Hill Country woods (sans the invasive cedar) and sitting in the shade on the shore of the lake, you'll see all manner of birds and damselflies, black squirrels, and perhaps even a doe and her twin fawns. Mariah, the owner, also prepared all our meals, which were tasty AND healthy, and she was able to work around all my dietary restrictions. She's very personable and a pleasure to talk to. I will definitely be making this an annual gift to myself!


5 on July 16, 2016

I love the Rainbow Hearth. It is the PERFECT place to get away from everything and just relax and be nurtured, body and mind. When the lake is up, there is a dock for fishing; you can also swim or go for a short paddle, if you like. It is a short hike to the Medicine Rock, which is gives a very scenic view of the lake as well as a peaceful meditation spot. I was unable to find the original rock markers to follow their prayer recommendation, but it is always a great place to be. Mariah is an avid cook and gardener. There fig trees were fruiting during our stay (delicious!) and the mountain laurel, sage, etc. was beautiful. Mariah grows her own sprouts for the salads served with lunch and dinner and those are DEFINITELY worth a try! All the food here is clean. There are beverages and snacks available 24/7. She even serves her own processed rainwater. The hot tub is great, too. If you get the chance, don't think twice...just GO!


4.6 on July 04, 2016

Quiet, introspective atmosphere. A real chance to disconnect and reboot. Food was good, and the hosts were great.


5 on May 26, 2016

Marriah, Brenda, Scot - THANK YOU. I find so much truth and peace every time I come to Rainbow Hearth. Thank you. I love you.

A True Sanctuary

4.8 on April 12, 2016

MY wife and I stayed for three days at Rainbow Hearth, and found it to be a genuine sanctuary. Our room at the top of the main house, had a superb view of the lake and was fabulously quiet. The food was nourishing, if slightly repetitive--al the chicken and soup you ever could have imagined--but it was good and well-prepared. Food was extra to the room, but not overly expensive. Room and food made for a significant cost but not beyond other B&Bs we have been in. The place is remote, far from any traditional civilization, but that is its charm. If you want seclusion and beauty, this is the place for you.

Another Day in Paradise

5 on March 29, 2016

We were there for our 35th anniversary. The place is full of romance with the beautiful lake views and quiet rooms. No TV, no noise except nature, there is nothing to interrupt the ambiance. They prepare excellent healthy food, three meals a day, BYOB. They also have a nice hot tub on site with available body work by proprietor, Mariah. I have massages on a regular basis and she was tops.

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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: $0 - $139

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 , 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $0 - $199

Sunset Guest House

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

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $179

Sky Loft Suite

The Sky Loft Suite is the 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 - $199

Blue Heron Suite

The Blue Heron Suite is in 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, a long twin Sleep Number daybed, and a wonderful, wide view of the lake and the blue heron-graced inlet below. Full a/c, King sleep number bed, twin Sleep Number bed and a private deck.

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

Nightly Rate: $0 - $159

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Location Type



AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 80 miles

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, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking, 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, 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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  • 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 less than 7 days before arrival you will forfeit your entire deposit.



Mariah Wentworth

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Most diets can be accommodated if discussed at time of booking.