During Covid, my husband and I have limited our travel to areas where social distancing is possible and easy to ensure our safety and the safety of others.
One of our favorite places to stay has been Canyon of the Eagles in Burnet, TX. (Burnet rhymes with “durn it.”) Canyon of the Eagles offers something for almost everyone—hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, dining, and more.
Providing beautiful views is high on the list of this resort’s offerings. Some of the cabins overlook Lake Buchanan while others overlook the nearby woods. The cabins come with rocking chairs on the porches where guests can sit back, relax, and enjoy the view of deer, birds, and sunrises or sunsets. There is also an area near the main buildings that is a great place to view the sun as it sets over the sparkling lake.
The main area houses a gift shop, restaurant, bar, large fire pit, and multiple gathering areas. The restaurant has beautiful lake views and wonderful cuisine. We chose to pick up our meals and were very pleased with the food and service. Over the course of our stay, we had chicken-fried wild boar, beef tenderloin, and the burgers, all of which were excellent. (We couldn’t decide which was best since they were all good!)
The swimming pool and hot tub are conveniently located near the main area, surrounded by oak trees. Lake Buchanan offers another swimming option at the beach located below the main area. Guests can also rent kayaks if they desire.
Canyon of the Eagles has both cabins and RV hookups all of which are near the activities. We stayed in a cozy cabin with rocking chairs waiting for us after we unpacked. The rooms were spacious and came with a coffeemaker, microwave, and mini fridge. The only items missing were enough lighting and hot water. The office was quick to send someone to remedy the hot water situation, but he failed to do so. In their defense, our friend who was in the next cabin had hot water because every cabin has its own hot water heater.
Hiking options—from easy to moderate— abounded and the office helped us find the appropriate paths for the mileage and views we wanted. The first day we hiked 2.75 miles while the second day we made almost 4. We did not see eagles this trip, but we did spot hawks riding the thermals, deer, and coyotes.
Canyon of the Eagles would be a great family vacation, especially during the summer months when water activities are possible and when the clear, dark skies would make star gazing at the observatory a glorious event. Be prepared to relax and enjoy the peace and solitude that is Burnet. To visit their website, click here.
– Candace Ahlfinger has loved traveling since she was little and has always been on the go whenever possible. Now she is retired and gets to do what she loves best… TRAVEL! Whether it’s traveling with her wonderful husband, or our children and grandchildren, traveling is a great experience that enriches her life. Because she always enjoys reading and hearing about others’ travel experiences, she wants to share her travels with the Ellis DownHome readers.