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PLACES TO GO NEAR PAINTED SKY INN

ADVENTURE & FUN

Vanishing Texas River Cruise

Painted Sky Inn has a clear view of this iconic River Boat just across an inlet. Go on a cruise to explore the scenic riverview of Highland Lakes Region, the native wildlife, the Cascading waterfalls and towering cliffs, with the possibility of seeing the wintering Bald Eagles.

Inks Lake State Park

This is a gem full of adventure and fun, with extensive hiking trails, the Devil’s Water Hole for swimming, sparkling blue water, striking sunsets, colorful rock outcrops, and special park activities including Educational excursions and Night Sky Parties.

Hire a Fishing Guide

Ray Williamson, striper guide, has his boat and dock right here at Painted Sky Inn. Book a Striper Fishing Excursion with Ray and stay with us for a complete fishing get-a-way.

PLACES TO SEE

Longhorn Caverns State Park

Longhorn Caverns State Park was developed in the 1930s by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It’s main attraction is the underground wonder of the Longhorn Cavern created by an ancient river. Enjoy and admire some of Texas’ best examples of historic CCC architecture, a guided cave tour, and a hike on the Hill Country trail.

Fort Croghan Museum

A historic fort established to protect settlers from Indian attacks is now open to view with self-guided tours of the grounds, including a one room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, 150 year old log cabins, and antique farm implements. Open April through mid October, Thursday-Saturday 10AM-5PM, Free Admission Annual Events include: Fort Croghan Day on 2nd Saturday in October and Christmas at Old Fort Croghan on 2nd Saturday in December, both with reenactors in period dress.

The Commemorative Air Force Museum

The Highland Lakes Squadron CAF Museum was founded in 1992 and dedicated to preserving the vintage WWII aircraft. Open 3 days a week and can arrange for special events and field trips. Donations are accepted to cover costs of events.

WINES TO TASTE

Perissos Vineyards

With rows of vines to welcome you, take a seat at an outdoor picnic table and enjoy some tasty wines. Or go inside where you will be served in the hub of this state of the art winery.

Fall Creek Vineyards

Established in 1975, this is the oldest vineyard and winery in the Hill Country with its award-winning wines. Come enjoy a tasting, tour, the picnic facility and gift shop.

Torr Na Lochs Vineyard and Winery

Enjoy wine with a great Texas view on the 6500 square foot open patio, a cedar railed deck or inside at the wine barrel bar with a 24 foot glass panel door. Relax and enjoy the variety of wines.

PLACES TO EAT

Trailblazer Grille

A great experience every time. Burgers are excellent as are the chicken pot pies. Service is always great. This is one of two places in Burnet that I bring out of town guests to eat knowing they will have a great experience and great food. ~ R. M.

The Dam Grill

Great food,great service, low price. New location is smart clean and convenient. Mom and pop store with people who really care about what they do. Had the Friday night catfish special and all yum. Even the iced tea rates a thumbs up. Got the brownie sundae to go and they packed it so ice cream wouldn't melt! We'll be back. ~ David M.

Aranya Thai

The BEST Thai food we have ever had and in Burnet, Texas of all places....The curry was amazing. But you have to try the Thai custard with sticky rice. TO. DIE. FOR. On top of the great food, the service was pure down home. ~ Lisa

The Overlook at Canyon of the Eagles

Great place to eat and relax! Some of the best food around! ~ Chelsea T. The restaurant hosted our Heart of Texas Corvette Club.We had 50 members in attendance and they were ready for us with great food and service. ~ Noel R.

Hoover Valley Cafe

Had the Smoked Turkey Bacon Sandwich at Hoover’s Valley Cafe today. OMG I have a new favorite!!! It is to die for, come try it. ~ M. W. Seriously the best fried catfish and hush puppy’s ever! ~ Karen T.

Cafe Twenty-Three Hundred

The food is wonderful! They make you feel special and welcome! I have family that asks to go there every time they come visit! Thank you Peggy and Tom for such a enjoyable place to meet and eat!!! - Donna C.

Reverend Jim's Dam Pub

If you're hungry and want a big burger, this is the place to go! We've been craving a good burger and found a place! Prices match the actual size of burger!! My kids and I could not finish 1/2lb burger and my husband barely finished 1lb burger, but they are yummy!! ~ J. T.