Chanticleer Log Cabin

PO Box 232 , Spicewood, TX 78669 USA (Show map)


Chanticleer is an enchanting, private restored log cabin on 26 acres on Lake Travis. It is the only cabin on the property and includes a screened porch with stone fireplace, queen bed with duvet, crisp, line-dried linens, robes, claw-foot tub with shower, central A/C, free wifi, keurig coffee, milk, juice, homemade granola, cereals, homemade chocolate chip cookies. Outside your door is a hammock, gas grill, adirondack chairs, marshmallows for roasting, star gazing, bird watching, our two resident miniature donkeys and a few hens.....original proprietors still enjoying serving you for 20+ years!

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Innkeepers: L.C. and Mallonee Mellenger



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Beautiful and peaceful getaway!

5 on May 14, 2017

It was so great to get away and not worry about time or neighbors or anything! It was great cozying up to a fire with the book, sit on the porch or in the hammock or to go down to the lake and relax. The donkeys are the cutest, too! We had a blast and would recommend to anyone!

Chanticleer get away April 2016

5 on April 30, 2016

We love to visit our friends at Chanticleer! It is very peaceful here and lots of wildlife. The cabin is quaint and we have enjoyed several stays.

Christmas time getaway

5 on January 13, 2016

I found this place through an internet search. When I arrived there the place was real quiet and serene. The donkeys and chickens were a nice part of the mornings and evenings to go and see them. There is deer that come out daily in the morning in front of cabin. You come here and relax with your wife/ husband and you may not do alot but time goes by real fast. There are alot of great local eats, if you go to Opies ask for the LC Special. One of the great parts about the cabin is the fireplace porch and the making of smores for the first time. This was the best vacation I ever had. We stayed from Dec,26-28, 2015

Perfect Weekend

5 on January 08, 2016

The cabin and surrounds were even more beautiful than the photos. We had an amazing time and will be back again very soon!

Loved this place!!!

5 on November 17, 2014

Amazing little cabin that was a wonderful weekend getaway! Very privately located and beautiful views of nature (including lots of deer). Cabin was very clean and was charming. Bed was very comfortable! Claw tub to relax in as well. The homemade cookies were delicious! Will definitely plan another trip!

Quiet at last

4.2 on June 16, 2014

This cabin setup near the lake is the perfect couples get away. If you're looking for a place to be left alone while you observe nature, this is it. We were never bothered by anyone. The wildlife is abundant, the deer were right outside of the bathroom window each morning and the donkeys were friendly as can be. The hosts were polite and helpful with anything we needed. We enjoyed not having to go find food, but instead grill while overlooking the grassy field. We will look forward to returning in the future.

Relaxing stay in charming cabin

5 on June 13, 2014

We loved staying at the Dal Nonna cabin for our first anniversary. The cabin had everything we needed, and we loved how secluded and peaceful it was. The location is great too, just a few minutes from the beautiful Krause Springs and several wineries. I would definitely recommend this cabin!

slice of heaven !

5 on November 09, 2013

I stayed here twice.....couldn't get enough of the beauty, relaxation and calmness I experienced the first time. Need I say more ? Go ! you will experience a wonderful, magical moment that you will not forget. This little cabin will grow in your heart as it has mine......absolutely everything you could want and more ! First class quality, comfort and all the beauty of nature at your doorstep. Treat yourself or someone special to a "little slice of heaven" and you'll want to go back!!

loved our stay!

5 on November 04, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Chanticleer Log Cabin for our one year anniversary. It was so serene and relaxing. I could not think of any other way to have spent our anniversary. The owners were also very friendly and we loved getting to interact with the donkeys. I would recommend this cabin to any and everyone I know!

Birthday Weekend

4.4 on June 18, 2013

This is the perfect little get away for any couples looking to reconnect or just want a romantic weekend without the kids. Rustic and cozy, loved the screened in porch for morning coffee, laying in the hammock and enjoying the cool breeze. My husband and I loved it. Would definitly go back and would highly recommend it to anyone else. The owners were always just a phone call away for any questions and were very accomodating. A+++

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Location Type

Spicewood Airport 88R, Countryside, Lakefront, Lakeview, Secluded, Small town, Wine country


AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 45 miles

Directions to property:

See detailed directions on our website. From Hwy71 west of Austin, turn right onto Spur 191. Spur 191 becomes CR410, stay on CR410. Turn right onto CR421, left onto Lost Cove Drive (CR421a). It dead-ends in a cul-de-sac at our gate. If you fly-in to Spicewood (88R), a rental car can be arranged, along with free tie-downs.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Krause Springs, Spicewood Vineyards, Canopy Tours Zipline, Wildflower Trail and Wine Trail, on-site massages, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Fireplace , gas grill, screened porch with fireplace, on-site massages

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Radio, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, on-site massages, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First-night credit card deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: First-night deposit is required, which is refundable up to a week before arrival, less a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 7 days of arrival are non-refundable. Holidays and Spring Break require 14 day cancellation.



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