In Season: Lake Austin Spa Resort

Lake Austin Spa Resort provides the ultimate trifecta for a summer getaway: relaxation, recreation & luxury.

Article by Gabi De la Rosa

Photography by Photography courtesy of Lake Austin Spa Resort

Originally published in Memorial Lifestyle

Lake Austin Spa Resort 

At Lake Austin Spa Resort, a secluded hideaway less than three hours from Houston, guests can indulge in a luxurious but relaxed setting. Situated on the beautiful shore of Lake Austin, the resort's emphasis on wellness makes the adults-only sanctuary a refuge for its guests. At only 40 rooms, each guest becomes a priority, and the staff takes the time to provide an exceptional stay. 

Lake Austin Spa Resort provides a comprehensive daily schedule of activities and unique events. Their activities focus on the mind, body, and spirit, allowing guests to participate in many different experiences. Classes include everything from yoga and cocktail-making to aqua fitness and wildflower photography. Guests are invited to fully embrace the resort's proximity to the water by taking advantage of abundant water activities such as boating, stand-up paddle boarding, and kayaking.

While the resort offers an enticing array of daily activities, it also embraces the importance of relaxation. Whether rocking leisurely on the cottage's porch rockers, lounging in mini-cabanas that provide breathtaking 360-degree views of the lake and pool, or finding solace in dockside seating, guests have ample opportunities to master the art of doing nothing.

Dining at Lake Austin Spa Resort is an experience that tantalizes the taste buds and the soul. With three delectable meals included daily, the culinary team goes above and beyond to ensure a gastronomic experience that is as nutritious as it is satisfying. Guided by the principles of "The Nurturing Table," the resort sources locally and emphasizes using ingredients harvested from its gardens. Guests can dine in the lakeside dining areas or or indoors at the Aster Cafe. There are also picnic spots throughout the resort, and room service is always available. 

LakeHouse Spa 

Renowned as one of the top spas in the Austin area, LakeHouse Spa seamlessly blends Eastern and Western modalities in its cutting-edge treatments. It caters to individuals seeking a day of pampering, a romantic couple's retreat, or a rejuvenating getaway with friends. The spa boasts an extensive menu of offerings, allowing guests to customize their experience. For groups of six or more, LakeHouse Spa offers personalized spa packages, which include treatments, dining experiences, and access to amenities like steam rooms, saunas, and indoor/outdoor pools.

LakeHouse Spa proudly distinguishes itself as the only U.S. location offering The Regal by Valmont, a two-and-a-half-hour facial renowned for its focus on long-lasting efficacy and cellular renewal to minimize visible signs of aging. In addition to this signature treatment, guests can indulge in various massages, including prenatal and sound therapy options. The spa also provides Aquatic & Myofascial Release Specialties, addressing pain relief and improved mobility with specialized techniques. 

Adult Day Camp

This season, guests are invited to Adult Summer Camp at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Savor the best of both realms this summer: a world-renowned resort and spa combined with the exuberance and nostalgia of an exceptional camp experience. Grab your bestie to relish a childhood redux with a sophisticated twist. Each guest will be gifted a personalized camp T-shirt, a Yeti water bottle, and summer camp badge stickers, showcasing their camp spirit. 

This exclusive adult-only resort not only indulges the inner child but also provides a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation. For groups of six or more staying three nights or longer, a complimentary two-hour private chartered boat outing on scenic Lake Austin awaits. Adult campers can also cruise the open water with friends and enjoy activities like wake surfing, waterskiing, tubing, and a floating picnic or simply anchoring and relaxing. Offered through September 30, guests can take advantage of activities including throwback fitness classes, weekly s'mores, yard games, group hikes, and more. 


Although it might be hard to leave the idyllic surroundings of Lake Austin Spa Resort, there is much to see and do in Austin. Visitors can visit the State Capitol and numerous museums, including the Blanton Museum of Art and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. Indulge in the city's renowned Tex-Mex cuisine and explore diverse culinary offerings from its famous food trucks. Embrace the spirit of live music by catching a show at the iconic Moody Theater or along the lively Red River Street. For outdoor enthusiasts, Lady Bird Lake offers a picturesque setting for kayaking and paddleboarding, Barton Springs Pool is great for a dip, and Butler Hike and Bike Trail is the perfect place for a stroll. 


DipDipDip Tatsu-Ya offers a modern twist on shabu-shabu, a Japanese hot pot dining experience. A fun and experiential restaurant, DipDipDip aims to redefine this traditional style with an immersive atmosphere and a playful name. The dining experience begins with the "Shabu Shabu Ozen," featuring koshihikari rice, ponzu, gomadare dips, and a choice of broth. Each guest is provided with a personal cast iron pot, deviating from the shared broth concept. Guests can then embark on their own culinary journey by selecting chef-selected omakase dinners or crafting a meal from the a la carte menu. 


South Congress Street in Austin offers a vibrant shopping experience. Its eclectic boutiques, vintage shops, and local artisans showcase a unique blend of fashion, art, and Texas charm. This lively street invites visitors to explore, indulge, and discover Austin's creative spirit, from trendy apparel and handmade jewelry to quirky collectibles. Austinite Kendra Scott recently debuted her Yellow Rose by Kendra Scott backroom at the brand's South Congress flagship store. Shoppers can customize a cowboy hat at the hat bar or shop Scott's Yellow Rose collection, which spotlights Southwestern designs and materials. 

Austin offers a vibrant shopping scene beyond South Congress. Discover eclectic vintage treasures on South First Street and take advantage of the vibrant farmer's markets throughout the city. Explore the trendy boutiques and local designers on North Loop. Head to the Domain for upscale shopping with national brands.

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