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PLACES TO GO NEAR PAINTED SKY INN

ADVENTURE & FUN

Reveille Peak Ranch

Overlooking Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake, two gems in Texas’ chain of Highland Lakes, Reveille Peak Ranch showcases the spectacular geology of the Llano Uplift. The ranch’s location and amenities create a unique event venue and destination, with perfect trails, challenging obstacle courses, glorious views and natural treasures, all within easy reach of small towns and big cities alike.

Eagle Eye Observatory

Canyon of the Eagles is proud to present Eagle Eye Observatory to our guests and visitors. Our dark-sky location is considered one of the best astronomic viewing sites in Texas. The elevation of the Eagle Eye Observatory is approximately 1,100 feet or 335 meters above sea level. The observatory is a sliding-roof design with two independently movable roof sections. Each roof section may be moved to create a variable size, side-viewing slit, or both sections may be moved to open the entire structure to the sky.

Spider Mountain Bike Park

Located on the banks of Lake Buchanan just 60 miles northwest of Austin, Spider Mountain is home to Texas’ first and only lift-served mountain bike park and the only lift-served, year-round mountain bike park in the U.S.

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.

Hidden Falls Adventure Park

Hidden Falls is a 3,000 acre outdoor family destination. We offer miles and miles of off-road trails for ATV's, UTV's, Motorcycles, 4x4's & rock cralwers. We also offer RV and primitive camping, rentals, and a full service shooting club with skeet, trap, rifle and pistol ranges, archery ranges, CHL and tactical firearms training and firearms sales.

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.

WINERIES & BREWERIES

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.

Wedding Oak Winery

Wine is about the shared pleasures of life — slowing down long enough to appreciate the blessings of the land while enjoying local food and wine with friends, family and community. That’s where we began. We take our inspiration and name from the majestic, 400 year-old oak tree, known as the Wedding Oak Tree, which grows about 2.5 miles northwest from the winery. The stately tree has been the symbolic site of numerous ceremonies and weddings, beginning with Native Americans on to early settlers and continuing to this day. It reminds us of the importance of nature, the importance of place and the importance of celebrating relationships.

Fiesta Winery

Fiesta Winery® is nestled deep in the heart of Texas on the Baxter Ranch along the Colorado River. The ranch has been family owned for over six generations, and is built on love, respect, and family. It is with this inspiration that Stephen Baxter decided to grow grapes on the family land. After tending the vines for some time, Steve and Sally, along with their daughter, Savannah, entertained the idea of making their own wine. The trio began to create what would become their greatest adventure yet... Fiesta Winery®.

Save the World Brewing Co.

If you’ve visited Marble Falls, you can see why their slogan is “Marble Falls, for a weekend or a lifetime”, we chose the latter. The residents are just as beautiful and welcoming as the area. Also, the water in Marble Falls is nearly identical to the water in regions of Belgium that make some of the best beer in the world and since beer is 90-95% water (more in Kraft and less in Craft beer), it’s pretty important.

Bear King Brewing Co.

Bear King is all about Camaraderie. It’s about spending quality time with quality people enjoying quality beer. It’s about telling tales of adventures past, present and future. Just like our beers, those stories are based on heartfelt thought with a touch of imagination.

Flanigan’s Texas Distillery & Winery

Housed in a stone and brick 1904 building, originally designed as a lumber company and hardware store. It has weathered the past century beautifully and retains the original featured grand staircase. Furthermore, In 1997, long after the lumber company closed, the building was modified for the movie, “The Newton Boys”, which starred Matthew McConaughey. Consequently we are located next to the historic Bertram Train Depot where occasionally the Austin Steam Train will stop. Moreover the historic train whisks people back in time through the pristine countryside of Central Texas. The train makes its way past Flanigan’s century old building which has been converted into our current tasting room with all the charm of early nineteenth century Texas.

PLACES TO EAT

Bills Burgers

Named one of Texas Monthly's "50 Best Burgers", Bill's boasts delicious homemade burgers, hand cut fries, homemade onion rings!! Fun for the whole family! "Truly the best classic burger I've ever had. They are HUGE but I couldn't stop eating. You can tell the fries are homemade and SO good. The onion rings even made my onion ring hating husband happy. Would drive back again from Austin just to have another burger." - Emily from San Francisco, CA.

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.

Rosita's Mexican Restaurant

Authentic and made fresh daily Mexican food. "Food is so good!!!!! So happy that they are here in Burnet and I will definitely continue to eat here." - Grace from Burnet, TX