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


5 on October 16, 2017

The site is very quiet and relaxing. The services are great, as is the food.

Our Weekend at Rainbow Hearth

5 on September 08, 2017

Labor Day weekend marked the first time that my wife and I with our two dogs stayed at Rainbow Hearth. The accommodations were private, clean and very comfortable. In fact, it very much like being the guest in someone's home. Mariah, the host, owner, chef, conversationalist and keeper of all things one needs to know about the area as splendid. The masseuse, Greta, was very warm and professional. We would definitely return to this little sanctuary.

Labor Day Weekend

5 on September 08, 2017

A wonderful experience!! Thank you Mariah

Super Relaxing!

4.8 on August 06, 2017

Came to Rainbow Hearth for our anniversary weekend getaway. It's so peaceful and quiet we had plenty of time to take walks, read a book, and spend quality time together. We loved the hot tub, thoroughly enjoyed the massages, but the organic food and coffee prepared by Mariah were especially excellent!

Nourishing, rejuvenating, and fun stay!

5 on July 28, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Rainbow Hearth. Beautiful setting, lake so close by, lovely trails to beautiful sunset view. Felt deeply nourished. Mariah is a great massage therapist. We are big fans of her massage approach. Delicious and healthy food. What more could we want? We left knowing we will return for a longer stay next time.

We'll be back for sure!

5 on May 06, 2017

This was an amazing weekend get away! We loved every minute of our stay! The yurt, the massages, the FOOD! We can't wait to go back! Thank you Mariah!

Small strip of paradise

5 on April 27, 2017

Absolutely amazing! Peace and relaxation at its best. Beautiful history and very well kept. You not only can see the love put into maintaining the property but you can feel it. I highly recommend for anyone who needs to recenter themselves! Mariah is a blessing as well as her staff, we will definitely be visiting again! - Tyra


4.2 on April 11, 2017

Rainbow Hearth was a very relaxing and comfortable place - quiet, beautiful, a place to 'get away from it all'. Lots of areas to hang out - decks overlooking the lake, a nice bright and comfortable dining area, a small, intimate library, walking paths, wild flowers, a hot tub overlooking the lake. We really enjoyed our visit, and hope to return. Food was organic and high quality. The chocolate dessert was absolutely delicious. Also loved the micro green/sprout salad. We stayed in the Blue Heron, which was very comfortable, plenty of space, with a nice sitting room and lots of private deck space. Only complaint was that there was no decaf coffee as requested, and that our massage time and massage therapist time and therapist was changed without us being notified in advance. But we still had a great time. We look forward to going back.


4.2 on April 09, 2017

During my 3 day stay at the yurt/treehouse, I was able to unwind, relax, and start over a bit. Mariah is fabulous and her cooking skills are incredible. The rest of the staff are amazing as well. The views on top of the hill are gorgeous and being on the waterfront is an added perk. I was hesitant when looking for places to go because I have a doofus of a breed-discriminated dog but they welcomed her with open arms. I wish I could have gone with a S.O but a solo trip was worth it! DEFINITELY recommend :)

More healing at Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary and Retreat

5 on March 03, 2017

I just want to say thanks to Mariah and her staff for another wonderful week on Thunder Ridge. The body work as always was excellent and the food unsurpassed. I'm feeling more centered,clearer in mind and All Is Well with My Soul! Pam Hobson from Cut-N-Shoot, TX.

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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

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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.
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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.

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