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Lake Austin Spa Resort
Pampering and physical well-being are the focus at this upscale destination resort.
Surrounded by beautiful Texas Hill Country, this world-class spa resort overlooks rugged cliffs and the clear waters of Lake Austin. It is a top choice for those who want to improve themselves and relax at the same time. Along with expected offerings such as yoga, guests can also try their hand at tandem kayaking, sculling, s'up paddling, fly-fishing, watercolor painting and cooking. Accommodations range from signature rooms with soaking tubs to Garden Cottages, which have their own private gardens. The Lady Bird Suite also has a living room, fireplace and hot tub. The choice of spa therapies is seemingly endless, including regionally influenced treatments such as Tour of Texas (including a prickly pear scrub) and Texas Starry Night (a nightcap massage). While therapies are available à la carte, it's best to book an inclusive package, which usually comes with spa treatments, classes, fitness programs and meals. Dining is exceptional, combining Southwestern and European cuisine with healthy ingredients, many of which are grown in the organic gardens on the grounds. The resort is available for group retreats and family gatherings.