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Time for Pampering

Lake Austin Spa Resort Offers Guests Sanctuary of a World-Class Spa and the Warmth of a Best Friend's Lake House

Nestled along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Lake Austin Spa Resrt offers guests the sanctuary of a world-class spa and the warmth of a best friend’s lake house. 

After your first full day back at work in 2023, you take a minute to enjoy a hot cup of tea before starting work on dinner. Thinking of your growing to-do list, which includes returning unwanted gifts, writing thank you letters and paying bills, you sigh. It all seems so dull and routine coming on the heels of a quick-paced and fun-filled holiday season. Suddenly, your eye catches on the below text in a full-color brochure describing a spa resort that just came in the mail. Setting aside the list, you read further:

Lake Austin Spa Resort offers all-inclusive vacation packages, which include accommodations in one of 40 charming lakeside guest rooms, three gourmet meals daily, indoor and outdoor fitness activities and classes, and a selection of spa and body treatments.

 Interest piqued, you continue:

The resort has consistently been recognized for its excellence and as a result has received numerous industry awards. Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Town & Country Magazine and Southern Living have honored Lake Austin Spa Resort as one of the best in the country and in the world.

At this time, your husband shrugges in the door—wet and cold, he sheds his coat, mutters something your direction, and trudges upstairs. Hmmm, you think. Not the best start to the new year.

But perhaps there is something you can do to turn it around. Before committing, you finish reading about this popular spa resort, which is only an approximately six-hour drive from the OKC metro area straight down I-35.             

Lake Austin Spa Resort is an award-winning destination spa nestled on 17 lakefront acres in Central Texas’ legendary Hill Country on the shores of Lake Austin. It’s just 30 minutes from downtown Austin and Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Open year-round, the resort offers total immersive wellness experiences with an emphasis on the naturally restorative power and healing effects of water.

 The LakeHouse Spa and Iris Salon:   

The 25,000-square-foot LakeHouse Spa features spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms and wet areas, an outdoor Palm Pool, hot tub and cabanas, 30 treatment areas, including garden tents and suites, indoor heated Junior Olympic-length lap pool in the Pool Barn, and two acres of terraced foliage and aquatic gardens.

The Iris Salon offers a selection of luxurious hair, make-up and nail services. Billy Yamaguchi, the founder of Feng Shui beauty, visits the spa throughout the year, offering cut and color makeovers. Activities and spa services are designed for men, women and teens age 14 years or older.

Spa Resort:     

Lake Austin Spa Resort soothes the soul in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere featuring comfortable public areas, peaceful grounds, and nature and wildlife trails at the foot of the cool, emerald waters of Lake Austin.

Activities include extensive indoor and outdoor fitness and water activities and innovative wellness and discovery programs. The resort has abundant organic gardens from which herbs and seasonal vegetables are picked daily to be used in the cuisine.


The resort has 40 lakeside guest rooms with casually elegant décor and furnishings sourced from around the world by co-owner Mike McAdams and his team. Fourteen Luxury Lakeview rooms and 10 Luxury Garden Rooms offer spectacular views of Lake Austin and the Texas Hill Country, while the interiors evoke reflection and relaxation with every detail.

All guest rooms include Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, Kohler steeping/soaking tubs, custom-designed furniture, signature lavender spa amenities, luxury cotton spa robes, high-definition digital LCD TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi and in-room safe and refrigerator.

The Nurturing Table: 

Executive Chef Stéphane Beaucamp serves three delicious healthy meals daily, which are thoughtful and intentional in the selection of ingredients to put flavor, balance and nutrition at the forefront of the palate. Ingredients are sourced locally and from the resort’s own organic gardens as available seasonally.

Dining is offered in the resort Dining Room and in the Aster Café at the LakeHouse Spa and meals are also able to be served in a picnic basket for al fresco dining. Cooking classes are scheduled throughout the week.


Over 20 activities for all fitness levels are offered daily, ranging from BodyFlow® and DaVinci Body Board Band Camp to Gentle Yoga and Nia Dance classes.

Water-focused activities (seasonal) include canoeing, Hydro-biking, kayaking, sculling, SUP, boat cruises, water meditation, AquaFit and Floating Boot Camp.

Other offerings include hiking, yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Spinning®, meditation, Crystal Bowl Sound Bathing, Forest Bathing and dance. Aquatic aerobics and swimming classes take place in the Pool Barn.

The training center overlooks Lake Austin and the Balcones Canyonlands Nature Preserve and features state-of-the-art cardiovascular, circuit and free weight training equipment. Private sessions with certified fitness professionals are available.


Both the mind and the body are enriched through programs taught by staff and special guest instructors. Discovery classes in healthy cooking, nutrition, communication skills, body image, relationships and sexuality, journaling, crafts, gardening and others are offered regularly. Special events are also planned around holiday seasons. 


Lake Austin Spa Resort offers a variety of overnight and day packages for groups and individuals.

Vacation packages include accommodations in one of 40 lakeside guest rooms, three gourmet meals daily, unlimited indoor and outdoor fitness activities and discovery classes, gratuities and a selection of spa treatments based on package selected and length of stay.

Nightly rates start at $595 per person. Day Spa packages include a selection of spa services, lunch in the Aster Café, gratuities, and access to the Palm Pool, Pool Barn and wet areas in the LakeHouse Spa.

After dinner, when your husband's mood has mellowed a bit, you anxiously show the brochure to your husband. After a brief review of the literature, he responds (to your delight), “So, my only question is when?”         

In addition to singles and couples bookings, Lake Austin Spa Resort offers group spa packages for bachelorette parties, birthdays, girls’ getaways, employee celebrations and other occasions.

Lake Austin Spa Resort, 1705 S. Quinlan Park Road, Austin, Texas 78732

LakeHouse Spa, 12611 Riverbend Road, Austin, Texas 78732

800.847.5637 toll-free or 512.372.7300

Learn more and view photos of the resort, spa and dining accommodations at

Both the mind and the body are enriched through programs taught by staff and special guest instructors.

  • Lake Austin Spa Resort offers unparalleled luxury and beautiful surroundings, whether you'd rather sit and rock or enjoy some water sports.
  • A woman relaxes in one of the spa's outdoor treatment spaces.
  • Wintertime guests can enjoy a fire inside the beautifully appointed Blue Room.
  • Hot tea in of the many services offered to make you feel right at home.
  • Fine dining is offered in the resort Dining Room and in the Aster Café at the LakeHouse Spa (Photo by Carly Diaz)
  • Nighttime aerial view of the spa
  • For winter guests not visiting in the summer, the indoor heated Junior Olympic-length lap pool in the Pool Barn is available.
  • All guest rooms include Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, Kohler steeping/soaking tubs, signature lavender spa amenities and more.