Discover a selection of 107 vacation rentals in Lake Whitney (and vicinity) that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $110 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Lake Whitney (and vicinity). Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Wake, fish, waterski, repeat _ that's a great Lake Whitney vacation

Perched halfway (ish) between Austin and Fort Worth, Lake Whitney is the main stem of the Brazos River and a popular vacation destination for watersports fanatics. Whether you like waterskiing or sailing, wild swimming or wakeboarding, Lake Whitney has something for you. A Lake Whitney vacation rental right on the shores makes a great base for your next Texan getaway. Bring your rod and pull catfish and bass straight out of the lake and onto the barbecue. Go horseback riding, hiking, or just soak up the rays lounging on the beach - your crew will be happy.

Things to do

From jailhouse rock to old jalopies, welcome to Lake Whitney

There's more to Lake Whitney than great watersports and spectacular scenery. Visit the Cell Block Museum in Hillsboro, a former jailhouse that's best known as the brief home for its most famous resident, Elvis Presley. Meanwhile, petrolheads should venture 20 miles southwest of Lake Whitney to the Clifton Classic Chassis Auto Museum. Sprawling across some 20,000 square feet, the museum boasts a magnificent collection of cars from the 1950s and 1960s cars, including a 1963 Corvette and a 1955 Eldorado. It also hosts the Fall-Fest Car Show each October.

Activities

Is Lake Whitney the greatest lake of all?

A vacation in Texas is all about the Great Outdoors. Book a Lake Whitney vacation rental and have access to waterskiing, wakeboarding, and sailing. A big draw to the area is its abundance of great fishing. Folk come from across the state to catch bass and catfish, while birders flock here to spot more than 300 different varieties. If you'd rather score a birdie of your own, try 1 of the many golf courses near the lake. After dark, relax with a chilled local brew and roast your catch on the barbecue - it's what vacation memories are made of.

Weather

Sunscreen, sunscreen, we all scream for sunscreen

Lake Whitney is a popular year-round destination. The summer months are hot, hot, hot, and sweltering Texans flock to cool down in the lake's chilled, clean waters. However, the best time to visit is in fall, between September and November, when the temperatures are at a more comfortable 70-80 degrees and the crowds have thinned out. For the best choice of Lake Whitney vacation rentals, visit in winter, which is quieter still, but still has a fair share of sunny days. The mercury drops to around 50-60 degrees, so perhaps pack a jacket for cooler evenings.

Natural features

Owl will always love you on Lake Whitney

Surrounded by Texas Hill Country, Lake Whitney is 65 miles south of Fort Worth on the road to Austin. While the watersports, sailing, and fishing is great, hikers will need to venture out to the lake's southwestern shores. Lake Whitney State Park has 2 hiking trails, both with scenic views of the lake. The rugged shores are home to white-tailed deer, foxes, and wild turkeys, and it's a great place to get back to nature. Enthusiastic birders can spot more than 300 different species of migratory and non-migratory birds, including bald eagles, egrets, and owls.

How to get there

How to get to and around Lake Whitney

Fly into Waco, TX (ACT-Waco Regional), the closest airport, located 28.3 mi (45.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Whitney (and vicinity)?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 107 vacation rentals around Lake Whitney (and vicinity). From 25 cabin rentals to 86 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.