Amenities and Activities at Rainbow Hearth
Rainbow Hearth has wireless Internet access for guests with
laptop computers. Guests staying in the Garden Cottage, Blue
Heron and Sky Loft should be able to get a signal in their
suite. Sunset Guest House and Yurt Tree House guests may have to bring
their computer to the main lodge to be in range of the
router. Remember, you came here to get away from work and
modern distractions, so turn off your computer for most of
Just off the main dining area is Rainbow Hearth’s library.
We have a
large selection of books that our guests are
welcome to borrow during their stay. In addition, you’ll
find a few games and cards for guests to enjoy.
Soaking in the hot tub, while taking in a sweeping view of
Lake Buchanan and sky, contributes significantly to
relaxation and detoxification. The
spa room is always open,
so our guests have no trouble securing private hot-tub time.
The hot tub promotes added relaxation after a bodywork
session with its 5 different therapeutic jet stations.
We encourage hot-tubbing "in the buff," as detergents,
perfumes and body oils in clothing add contaminants to the
water. Feel free to lock the door and hang the “do not
disturb” sign on the door for privacy. Water quality is
monitored and balanced regularly.
The hot tub is located in the bathhouse (near the driveway and next to the Sunset Guest House), and there are showers with soap and
shampoo, towels and a bathroom for guests’ convenience.
Piano and Guitar:
Musicians will love playing our piano and acoustic guitar.
Instruments are available for guest use in the main lodge
Guests can choose from numerous outdoor activities to suit a
variety of tastes and fitness levels.
Fisherman can catch bass and catfish right off
Rainbow Hearth’s shore, rent a boat to seek out their
private spot, or book a fishing excursion with a local
Photographers, bird-watchers and nature enthusiasts
will take pleasure in the plethora of wildlife and beautiful
scenery. Guests may be treated to jumping fish, deer
drinking at the lake, graceful, soaring birds and darting,
colorful birds alike and flowering plants and shrubs.
Hikers can meander through seven acres of meadows and
small forests of junipers, oaks and mountain laurels from
the shoreline of Prana Point to the top of Thunder Ridge,
the highest vantage point on the property. Vegetation
includes lush thickets of shiny-leafed mountain laurels and
evergreen sumac, and native Texas persimmons with their
silver-gray, skin-like bark. At nearby Canyon of the Eagles,
14 additional miles of hiking trails are available to the
Swimmers can jump into the lake and splash around at
Rainbow Hearth’s shoreline. Boats, kayaks and river cruises
are also available from local companies. See our
Canyon of the Eagles
section for more information.
Thunder Ridge at Rainbow Hearth was used by indigenous
Americans as a sacred ceremonial site. A sophisticated
woman described the ridge as
"the most energetically supportive place" she has ever
experienced—second only to the Chartres Cathedral in France.
Many persons who have walked the Medicine Rock have reported
At the Medicine Rock the usual procedure is for the visitor
to invoke a prayer for insight about some aspect of his or
her life. Regardless of your religious preferences, the
Medicine Rock should not be an issue for your faith.
Spiritual leaders from a variety of religions have visited
the Medicine Rock, including ministers, priests, nuns,
medicine people, shamins, and Buddhist teachers.
Some thoughts about prayer while at the Medicine Rock:
Prayer is a communication with God, however we individually
and personally name or define God, in a manner that is
appropriate for us and
for our personal beliefs. Prayers at
the Medicine Rock are your prayers and usually contain a
request for answers and insights to be received while at the
Medicine Rock. Your prayers at the Medicine Rock are to God,
not to the Medicine Rock. The Medicine Rock is not the
source of the information! We don't know why prayers are
answered or insights are received at the Medicine Rock. We
do know that people consistently get meaningful answers and
insights here. We sense that the respect given to this site
and the ceremonies performed here over several centuries
activated a sacred space. Perhaps it is as simple as the way
we focus our attention on our walk around it.
One of Richard’s passions was the deep healing work
resulting from people doing their personal prayer walks at
the Medicine Rock. Before Richard’s passing, he developed
instructions for self-guided walks of the Medicine Rock with
personalized chronological log sheets that allow you to do
the walk on your own or with a partner.
Since Richard’s passing in February 2007, many individuals
visiting the Medicine Rock have felt the wise and gentle
touch of his spirit. He has been reported by several
intuitive individuals to have a place on the council of
Spirit Elders who spiritually oversee activities connected
with the Medicine Rock.
Instructions and worksheets for your prayer walk at the
Medicine Rock are available at Rainbow Hearth on your visit.
The staff is also available to help answer questions you