Buchanan Lakefront - Bald Eagle Cottage - Ramp, Dock & Pier
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tow cottage description
Imagine yourself watching the sun rise over the lake while sipping coffee on the multi-level deck, shaded by mature live oaks. Bald Eagle Cottage is the perfect spot to relax and commune with nature.... Even sunsets look fantastic reflected on the park and hilly ranch land -- in the east! Treat your family to this beautiful & scenic location, right on the peaceful waters of Lake Buchanan.
The hamlet of Tow Village, Texas is literally at the end of the road. To the north of Tow lie ranches and state parks. Fishing is fabulous! Kayaking & motoring upriver to swim at the falls or to view wildlife provide wonderful memories.
Located less than 1.5 hours from Austin, about 2.5 hours from San Antonio, and 4 hours from Dallas, Bald Eagle Cottage is nicely decorated, fully equipped and supremely comfortable for 4-6 people (best for a maximum of 4 adults or 2 adults with 2-4 children). Other features: covered boat dock with electric lift for boats up to 22 feet long, boat ramp, lighted fishing pier, carport and over 100 feet of waterfront.
Note that the Texas Hill Country is in a drought condition and lake levels are low. The LCRA provides current information regarding lake conditions, levels, and weather; the Lake Buchanan-Inks Lake Chamber of Commerce covers regional attractions and activities.
$200 reservation/damage deposit. 1-2 dogs allowed at $5/night/each.
Personal checks accepted if more than 30 days prior to stay. Certified checks, money orders or PayPal email invoicing if less than 30 days from your arrival. Please allow 3 days in order to process standard paperwork via email.
***2013 SPECIALS: 8 nights for the price of 1 week. RETURNING GUESTS: 10% discount on standard summer rates up to 5 nights.***
Keywords: Lake Buchanan, Hill Country of central Texas, Tow, cottage, Texas Hill Country
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Wood Stove
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Covered Parking
- Washing Machine
- Video Library:
- CD Player
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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Excellent secluded getaway
Excellent secluded getaway
Our family had a wonderfully relaxing getaway over Memorial Day Weekend. The cottage is very well equipped with all the necessities. Even during the rainy weather, we were able to enjoy our time outside on the porch enjoying gorgeous views of the river (it is on the arm of the lower Colorado River where it forms Lake Buchanan), and the hills. It was very quiet and relaxing. And our two children loved exploring the area.
- Guest Donnie (Houston, TX, United States)
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/04/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Start up your bikes and ride!
Start up your bikes and ride!
The house is nice and the owners are awsome to work with! We saw deer and wild pigs while enjoying the wonderful porch at night. Took off early in the morning on the Harley to eat breakfast in Fredricksburg. A perfect place to start and end a good days ride. The "Highlanders" in burnett has an great buffet for a wonderful price!
- Guest Cindy (Justin Tx )
- Date of stay 07/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/27/12
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway.
Bald Eagle Cottage
Bald Eagle Cottage
We really enjoyed our break from busy city life. Visiting the hill country and central Texas is a favorite past-time of ours so we never have anything bad to say. It is heartbreaking to see two of Texas' most beautiful recreation lakes, Buchanan and Travis, in the low water level they are at currently due to the drought. We did find it very interesting to see the land at this end of the lake how it looked years ago before it was flooded to make the lake. It's also interesting to note how deep the water would be in front of Bald Eagle - a fairly shallow drop off with no timber or big rocks - a plus for swimming, boating, and fishing when the lake fills again to its normal level.. The cottage is very roomy - the master queen bed was very comfortable. We spent alot of time on the wonderful split-level deck and our dogs loved it too - it is a great place to drink morning coffee, watch the sunrise, and the hummingbirds visiting the neighbor's feeder. In fact, we were disappointed we didn't bring our hummer feeders with us - will remember that next time! We took a drive to see the bluebonnets - they were not as good this year as in years past, but still pretty to see. Fall Creek Vineyards is very close so we had to stop in and enjoy the wine tasting. The cottage and grounds are very well maintained. We hope to come back again sometime. Thanks for the detailed instructions on everything for the cottage - they are helpful.
- Guest CJ and WR (Spring TX)
- Date of stay 03/31/12
- Review Submitted 05/06/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Lake Buchanan waterfront cottage, Tow, Texas
Lake Buchanan waterfront cottage, Tow, Texas
My family rented the Bald Eagle Cottage while attending a wedding at the Fall Creek Winery. It was perfect. It's nicely furnished, and less than 1/4 mile from the winery. It's perfect if you're visiting the winery or just getting away from it all for a weekend. My wife left two heirloom shawls, and the owner saved them and my wife's day. Highly recommended!
- Guest Digger (Austin)
- Date of stay 10/22/11
- Review Submitted 02/03/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.
The Bald Eagle Cottage is so charming, immaculate and located in the best part of Lake Buchanan, Texas. Lovely view, and loved the porch swing along with the enormous deck. The Taecker's are so easy to deal with in renting this cottage. Even though the lake is low due to the drought this cottage is located on the upper river so you have a water view all the time. Also loved the wood stove ~ keeps everything so cozy. Can ya tell....we loved it.:)
- Guest Wetravelalot (Hallettsville, Texas)
- Date of stay 12/15/11
- Review Submitted 12/27/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
We stayed at Bald Eagle Cottage for a week in April. The cottage has a charming lighthouse theme and has all the amenities needed for a couple or a family trying to get away. This area is back road ranch country and as residents of Wisconsin, it was an excellent way to see this part of Texas. Although Lake Buchanan is unusually low, the area is quiet and provides nature at its' best, we saw many birds. The clear skies at night offer a spectacular view of the stars and constellations. There is a wonderful winery just a short walk from the cottage. It is easy travel to interesting small Texas towns and 1 1/2 hours to see the sites in Austin. Thanks to Kevin and Lyn for sharing their cottage with us.
- Guest WI Badgers (Plymouth, Wisconsin USA)
- Date of stay 04/03/11
- Review Submitted 04/26/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.
The Bald Eagle Cottage was the perfect place to spend our weekend while we were enjoying viewing God's masterpiece of wildflowers. The bluebonnets and supporting cast were simply stunning !! We had 5 in our group (2 adults/3children) and the teenagers are already asking when we can go back ! The beds were very comfortable and you felt right at home when you walked in the door. Our little white dog loved the fact that she got to go with us on this outing !! Looking forward to returning to BALD EAGLE COTTAGE !
- Guest GC BEARKATS (Garden City, TX)
- Date of stay 04/16/10
- Review Submitted 04/19/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Hi Lyn. I've been back from your wonderful lake house for three days and I'm just now getting my head above water at work (I'm a bookkeeper - no one does my job if I'm not here!). So I finally have a chance to tell you what a wonderful time we had at Tow. The "lake" was a river which was just fine with me because I prefer the river over a lake anytime (none of those noisy boats spoiling the serenity). My kids all came and went during the week, and they LOVED it. One of my sons is a musician/songwriter and he told me he didn't know what it was about the place, but he had written three songs Tuesday night. I'll let you know if any of them become big hits! :) Your cottage is lovely - you just never know what you'll get when you book online, so my expectations are always very low. What a wonderful surprise your fully-furnished-with-any-little-thing-we-could-need house was! It is lovely - I really love the lay-out. The beds were all incredibly comfortable. The house was cool and clean which are my only true needs for a summer rental. We enjoyed the dog next door and the racoons & armadillos at night. By the end of the week I knew which birds flew where at different times of the day. I submerged myself in books on the deck and didn't go inside until dark. You are truly fortunate to have such a wonderful place, and you are very generous (and brave!) to share it with others. Thank you for a wonderful week! ~Melodi Jackson
- Guest Melodi Jackson (Lampasas, TX)
- Date of stay 06/26/09
- Review Submitted 06/26/09
For those considering this property, we had a wonderful time .... We arrived at the cottage at about 7:30 Friday evening. It was relatively cool (high 70’s) so we sat outside on the wonderful deck and enjoyed the night air. On Saturday, we went drove around a bit to check out our options and ended up getting pizza at the gas station in Bluffton (intersection of 261 and 29) and took it back to Cedar Point park (I hope I got the name right). After eating our pizza, we took the dogs down to the boat ramp area which was rather low but great for the purpose of letting the pups take a dip. After a couple of hours playing in the lake with the pups, we stopped at Fall Creek winery (a place we will definitely visit again) to have a glass of wine on the patio. The proprietors allowed the dogs to sit out there with us. This was wonderful until they discovered the premises cat!!!! We did a tasting and bought some trinkets and a couple of bottles wine (a cab and a sauvignon blanc, to be precise). I'd suggest the cab to you red wine lovers out there. For dinner we decided to eat in - We loved the charcoal grill. Cooked some chicken and corn on the cob .. of course it always tastes better away from home! ?During our stay we learned that the previous renters were able to walk all the way to the falls on the north west side of the lake …. So .... after breakfast on Sunday, we made our way down the lake bed to the falls. Outside of an uncomfortable encounter with a curious cow, it was a great walk. For those of you daring the trek to the falls, just keep in mind that it is in ranch country and there are livestock wandering around. In the end, it was worth the trip. We were really excited to get to see the falls, as normally, you'd have to get there by boat (which would have been difficult for us, seeing as though we don't own one). We not only were able to take our morning walk for exercise but we were able to see some beautiful scenery. We left the cottage at around 11:00 on Sunday morning and went to Kingsland to “The Slab” on the Llano river. (Take 1431 East to 3404. Make a right on 3404). We spent about an hour wading around and letting the dogs take a dip .. It was wonderful.We certainly hope to return next year and we really appreciate the use of your cottage. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay – you have a great place in a great area!
- Guest Carol32 (Austin, TX)
- Date of stay 09/26/08
- Review Submitted 09/26/08
Owner response: It is not possible to walk to the falls because that land belongs to the ranch, so it would be trespassing. And you wondered why all those cattle are out there with their very own fence!!
Guest comment entered by owner
We had a wonderful and relaxing time at the cottage last weekend. I was really impressed by how nice and organized everything was! We hope to stay there again sometime soon with our friends. I think they would love it too!
- Guest Jessica S.
- Date of stay 04/30/08
- Review Submitted 04/30/08
Winter Rates - Oct 16-Mar 14: from $120/night Winter Holiday Weekends: $135/night (2 night minimum) Summer Rates - Mar 15-Oct 15: $130/night Returning guests 10% off. Summer Holiday Weekends: $145/night (2 night minimum) Weekly: from $700/$800, 8th free; Monthly: from $1200/1500 depending on season. Pets: $5/night/each $200 refundable deposit required (reservation/damage/pet) Certified checks/money orders preferred. PayPal. Plan ahead at least 3-5 days.
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Lyn and Kevin have been occasional Texans for decades, thanks to relatives who live in the area.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We love this quiet place, relaxing on the shady deck, stargazing away from city lights, hiking, and most especially, observing many species of wildlife.
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View of Bald Eagle Cottage, dock, pier from out on lake
Deck facing lake
Dining area and kitchen
Master bedroom with one queen bed and one twin bed
Loft with one twin and a futon
Bald Eagle Cottage back yard with multi-level deck and shady oaks
Dining area looking toward kitchen window
2nd bedroom with two twins
Bathroom with lighthouse theme
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