Dive Into a Water Infused Vacation at this 40-Room Hill Country Resort

Have you ever wondered why you suddenly feel so much more relaxed and content at a lake, beach, or pool? Research has shown that spending time near the water is essential to achieving elevated and sustained happiness. “Blue Mind,” a book by author and marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, outlined humans’ natural draw to water. In it, he highlights neuroscientific research supporting that being near, in, on, or underwater can make us happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what we do. It makes sense, right?

To prove this theory for yourself, book an escape at the destination resort and avoid wasting a minute getting into the spirit by arranging a private pick-up from the Luxe Water Taxi with multiple pick-up points along Lake Austin.

Image of two people doing paddleboard yoga at Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Aquatic Activities

With "Blue Mind" as the guide, Lake Austin Spa Resort has created signature Ripple Effects programming designed to give guests a deeper understanding of the transformational properties of water. In the program, fitness and mind/body classes typically have been relocated to the stunning shores of Lake Austin as well as the tranquil setting of our Junior Olympic length pool in the picturesque Pool Barn.

Activities abound for every kind of water warrior: from higher intensity watersports like wakeboarding, water skiing, and tubing to more mindful practices like floating water meditation, paddleboard yoga, and nature bathing. Visiting with a group? Try the group giant SUP outings, floating lake lounge, group play by the water, or, for business travel, the Lakeside Team Building & Board Meetings. A wine-down more your speed? Try the Picnic, Paddle & Prosecco for Two, a sundown wine cruise, or Docktails Happy Hour on the dock.

Image of a man getting a spa treatment at Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Serene Spa

Lake Austin Spa Resort is known for its cutting-edge approach to spa treatments at the LakeHouse Spa. In fact, in the warm waters of the Pool Barn, guests can try one of Lake Austin's most popular aquatic therapies, an AquaStretch Massage. Guests rave about the immediate benefits of this service, which improves flexibility, relieves stiffness, assists with injury and pain, and improves mobility. This is a service you can’t get anywhere else.

At the LakeHouse Spa, guests have 25,000 square feet of room to relax and take in the scenes of the Texas Hill Country, as well as an internationally award-winning menu of spa treatments and services to choose from. Holistic and integrative wellness is incorporated into every treatment, while Eastern influences are evident in treatments like the Shirodhara meditative therapy and the From Sweden to Tibet and Back massage. Not to be missed is a globally exclusive facial, The Regal by Valmont, designed specifically for the wellness resort using cellulotherapy, HydraFacial, and more to achieve the ultimate in anti-aging results. A new partnership with Italian brand, ComfortZone brings refreshed in-room amenities, elevated shopping experiences and new services and technologies for the wellness seeker.

Image of a table with salad and wine glasses with a view of Lake Austin.

Farm-to-Table Food

The healthy vibe is carried over into the food program aptly called The Nurturing Table. Culinary Experiences Director and Chef, Stéphane Beaucamp incorporates French techniques into mindful, wholesome menus using ingredients found locally and in the resort’s organic gardens. Guests have the opportunity to learn new skills and bring nourishing recipes home thanks to cooking demos from Chef Beaucamp and a rotating selection of visiting chefs.

Ready to experience wellness on the water? Explore the Offers & Packages page to learn more and book a visit to create a memorable Texas Hill Country getaway.  

Photos and article contributed by Lake Austin Spa Resort.