Found high up in the Texas Hill Country, Lake Buchanan offers an ideal retreat all year round. Created in 1939, the man-made reservoir has been attracting visitors looking for the perfect lakeside vacation ever since. Less than a 2-hour drive from Austin, Lake Buchanan is popular with weekenders, and Lake Buchanan cabins are a great spot for a short break from the daily grind. The lake’s water sports and stunning natural surroundings make it popular for summer-long vacations too, and you’ll find plenty of families staking their claim on the lake's sandy beaches all throughout the warmer months.

Experience summer by the lake with a Lake Buchanan vacation

Lake Buchanan cabins are at their most popular from May to September, when the weather is at its warmest. The waters of Lake Buchanan offer the perfect place to cool off from the hot summer sun, while if you visit in spring you’ll be treated to the exceptional wildflowers that make the Hill Country so famous. As you’d expect from the largest of Texas’ Highland lakes, Lake Buchanan offers water sports of all stripes—you can keep things simple with swimming and sunbathing, or boat, fish, waterski, jet ski, or kayak your way around the lake. Whatever you choose to do while you’re staying at Lake Buchanan, you can’t go wrong with a lakeside cabin vacation rental—cabins near Lake Buchanan Village, Buchanan Dam, Inks Lake State Park, and along the Colorado River are particularly popular.

Cabins in Buchanan Lake Village

Lake Buchanan Village is a small, pleasant community on the shores of Lake Buchanan. Ideally located for exploring the lake’s western shores, the village can be found just south of Tow, and mere minutes from Lower Colorado River Authority Park. Vacation home rentals in this region will put you close to the many amenities in town while still being situated right on the lake. Cabins in or near Buchanan Lake Village would be particularly suitable for those traveling with family, as they tend to offer plenty of space, including outdoor areas, and direct access to the water. The comfortable, well-equipped cabins here often feature amenities such as pool tables, game rooms, and laundry facilities, all of which help make for a doubly enjoyable family vacation.

Cabins near Buchanan Dam

At the southern end of Lake Buchanan you’ll find Buchanan Dam. Built in the late 1930s, Buchanan Dam is the reason the lake exists, and a visit to the area is sure to be a memorable part of any Lake Buchanan stay. As with the rest of the lake, there’s plenty to do out on the water near Buchanan Dam, but it’s also a great area to get in touch with the region’s local history. Lake Buchanan cabin vacation home rentals tend to be great choices for large groups visiting the area. Boasting spacious living areas, numerous guestrooms and bathrooms, plenty of outdoor space, and sometimes even direct access to the water, you can’t go wrong with a Lake Buchanan cabin vacation near Buchanan Dam.

Inks Lake State Park cabin rentals

At the southeastern tip of Lake Buchanan, you’ll find the beguiling area known as Inks Lake. Quiet and more secluded than the rest of Lake Buchanan—and surrounded by Inks Lake State Park—a cabin rental here offers visitors the opportunity to get off the beaten track and really explore what Texas Highland Lakes have to offer. The state park is a great place for hiking in the Lake Buchanan area, making cabins near Inks Lake the perfect choice for nature lovers looking to explore the area's many hiking trails. Cabins close to Inks Lake State Park offer stunning views, and range in size from cozy 2-person cottages to spacious spots big enough for large groups of friends or family.

Cabins along the Colorado River

Heading south from the shores of Lake Buchanan you’ll find a vast array of cabins and vacation home rentals available along the banks of the Colorado River. Offering stunning waterfront views, direct access to the river, and/or private docks and boat launches, properties here are an excellent choice for fans of boating and fishing. Offering plenty of space and a wide array of modern amenities, like full kitchens and state-of-the-art home entertainment systems, cabin rentals along the Colorado River just south of Lake Buchanan are great for large groups, so you can invite the whole gang along for your next waterfront summer getaway.