A Luxurious All-Inclusive Spa Vacation Awaits in the Lone Star State 11

Lake Austin Spa Resort

Think of Texas and things like longhorns, barbeques and the Alamo come to mind. All are essential Lone Star State experiences, but there’s so much more.

Nashville, meet Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Lake Austin Spa Resort is an all-inclusive destination spa, nestled on 19 lakefront acres, just 30 minutes from downtown Austin and Austin Bergstrom International Airport. The resort offers the luxury of a world-class spa and the warmth of a best friend’s lake house.

Twenty years ago, Michael McAdams and William Rucks purchased an existing property and immediately began to transform it with the fabulous fare, mind altering spa treatments and unforgettable activities that were already in place.

More than 20 activities for all fitness levels are offered daily, or you can simply take advantage of the property’s nature and wildlife trails at the foot of beautiful Lake Austin, and the resort’s abundant organic healing gardens.

More than 100 spa and salon treatments are available in the luxurious 25,000 square feet LakeHouse Spa. There are 30 treatment areas, including outdoor garden cabanas, screened verandas and private tandem suites. Healing and indigenous treatments, many using herbs grown in the organic Healing Gardens, are based on ancient principles of aromatherapy, Ayurveda, hydrotherapy, Moortherapy and Thalassotherapy.

Daily activities range from BodyFlow® and Trek & Spin to Gentle Yoga; including canoeing, Hydro-biking™, kayaking, sculling, hiking, Pilates, Tai Chi, meditation and dance. You may also choose to participate in aquatic aerobics and swimming classes, which take place in one of three pools on the property. The training center overlooks Lake Austin and features state-of-the-art cardiovascular, circuit and free weight training equipment. Private sessions with certified fitness professionals are also available.

Lake Austin Spa Resort boasts 40 lakeside guest rooms, with casually elegant décor and furnishings sourced from around the globe. Fourteen newly renovated Luxury Lakeview rooms and 10 new Luxury Garden Rooms offer spectacular views of Central Texas’ legendary Hill Country. Specialty accommodations include The Lady Bird Suite. Honoring Lady Bird Johnson, the suite features a sitting room, fireplace, private wildflower garden and hot tub.

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, journaling, crafts, gardening and others are offered regularly.

Executive Chef Stéphane Beaucamp blends French influences with local inspirations to prepare three meals each day that are imaginative and healthy. Dining is available in the resort Dining Room and in the Aster Café at the LakeHouse Spa. Wine and beer are served at mealtimes for an additional fee. The wine list features varietals from around Texas, the U.S., France and Italy.

The all-inclusive features cover accommodations, three gourmet meals daily, unlimited indoor and outdoor fitness activities and discovery classes, gratuities and a selection of spa treatments based on packages selected and length of stay.

With nonstop flights from Nashville, Lake Austin Spa Resort is perfect for a romantic getaway, girl’s trip, reunion or corporate retreat. It belongs at the top of your Texas-sized bucket list.

Lake Austin Spa Resort has received numerous industry awards. Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Town & Country Magazine and Southern Living have recognized the resort as one of the best in the country and in the world.