Lake Travis Tree Lodge

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


Imagine... One secluded, two-room suite and covered veranda, One incredible view, 150 feet above Lake Travis, Texas, One couple in a very romantic setting, The Rest Is Up To You!



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


4.8 on October 12, 2016

My husband and I had a lovely stay at the Tree Lodge for our anniversary. It was peaceful and the view was nice, we loved watching the sunrise from the deck. The room was comfortable and perfect for our visit. Bruce was helpful and gave us suggestions and tips for the area.


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

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Rooms & Rates

Tree Lodge suite

Two room suite: living room and a large bedroom with a king size bed. Both rooms look out through french doors onto a 50' private covered deck with stunning Lake Travis views. There is a private, large tiled bathroom with oversize tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

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Location Type

Lake Travis, Lake Austin, Lakeway, Hudson Bend, Mansfield Dam, Austin, Countryside, Lakefront, Lakeview, Secluded, Waterview, Wine country


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, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Homestay, Chalet

On-site amenities

Parking , 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, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, 45 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.
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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 muffins and fruit

  • 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!

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