What To Do Around Lake Buchanan

Lake BuchananRainbow Hearth is a place where people to come de-stress and reconnect with each other, nature, and their own spirits. For many, the thing "to do" while at Rainbow Hearth is a whole lot of nothing! In other words, relax! It can take a day or two to settle into a comfortable reality that doesn't include alarm clocks, TV, newspapers, appointments and schedules.

We can forget what real relaxation feels like! Savor your visit by sleeping in, taking naps, reading (you can always borrow a book from our excellent library), getting a therapeutic bodywork session, enjoying the scenery while sipping a cup of tea or just taking pleasure in the peaceful, beautiful surroundings.

But sometimes a hike, kayak excursion or other nature adventure can be invigorating additions to your stay. Following are some activities and excursions that guests have enjoyed and recommended.

Vanishing Texas River Cruise

Reservations recommended!
Distance from the Sanctuary: 5 minutes
Book a Scenic Wilderness Cruise, and view the awesome beauty of the Colorado River Canyon (also known as the Canyon of the Eagles). When the water is too low to allow access to the Canyon, the Cruise boat will take you to scenic and interesting spots, including an abandoned town, around the 36 square-mile Lake Buchanan. Kayaks and Paddle Boards available to rent.
(512) 756-6986

Canyon of the Eagles Park

Distance from the Sanctuary: 10 minutes
14 miles of hiking trails, 5 miles of shoreline, restaurant & sports bar. Dark sky star observatory and interpretative programs. Primitive and improved campsites and full hook-up RV sites.
(800) 977-0081

Spider Mountain Biking Park

Distance from the Sanctuary: 15 minutes
350' modified ski lift takes riders and their mountain bikes to the top of Spider Mountain, where they can take a variety and skill-range of trails back down.
(512) 756-4878

Reveille Peak Ranch

Distance from the Sanctuary: 20 minutes
1300 acre nature reserve with miles of mountain biking, hiking and running trails. Hosts competitive events like the Spartan Relay.
(512) 755-4417

Daniel Adams Fine Art Gallery

Distance from the Sanctuary: 30 minutes
Rainbow Hearth's dining room displays a variety of Danielís fine art reproductions.
(956) 432-2262

Inks Lake State Park

Distance from the Sanctuary: 30 minutes
Beautiful park for swimming, hiking, camping and boating. Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals.
(512) 793-2223

Longhorn Caverns State Park

Distance from the Sanctuary: 35 minutes
Extensive system accessed by 1.5-hr guided tours. Beautiful rock and crystal formations, and fascinating cultural history. Hiking trails, gift shop and snack bar.
(512) 756-4680

Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

Distance from the Sanctuary: 60-70 minutes
A little farther afield, but a beautiful zipline experience, guided by extremely safety-conscious and environmentally-educated staff. Founded in 2005.
(512) 264-8880

Colorado Bend State Park

Distance from the Sanctuary: 80-90 minutes
Great for a full-day adventure. Many hiking trails, waterfalls, guided cave trips, fishing, swimming, kayaking. Located in the rough and isolated headwaters of the Colorado River.
(325) 628-3240

Texas Wine Trail

In the mood for some wine? Follow the Texas Wine Trail.

Perissos Vineyard
Distance from the Sanctuary: 35 minutes
Gorgeous property, innovative wines. Founded 2005.
(512) 820-2950

Torr Na Lochs Vineyard
Distance from the Sanctuary: 25 minutes
Founded 2014.
(512) 766-0555

Fall Creek (Tow) Vineyard
Distance from the Sanctuary: 45 minutes
Oldest winery in central Texas, founded 1975.
(325) 379-5361

Local Chamber of Commerces

Lake Buchanan Inks Lake Chamber of Commerce
(512) 793-2803

Burnet Chamber of Commerce
(512) 756-4297