Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort has sweeping views of Lake Buchanan. Photo by JoAnna Kopp

Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort has sweeping views of Lake Buchanan. Photo by JoAnna Kopp

You get a sense of calm driving the winding road around the rolling hills up to Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort. You know you’re heading somewhere quintessentially Texan and serene, deep in the Hill Country.

Located on Lake Buchanan, the resort has sweeping views of the lake. The guest cottages are spread apart, lending a sense of seclusion under the tall oak trees. A glistening swimming pool invites guests for a dip after activities such as hiking and fishing.

Canyon of the Eagles markets itself as a nature resort, where guests can get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Located on 940 acres with 14 miles of groomed hiking trails, there’s plenty to do without the distraction of technology. The best part is you don’t have to stay at the resort to take advantage of everything it has to offer; simply pay a daily-use fee at the park gate.

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Relax in rocking chairs on the patio outside your room while looking out at Lake Buchanan at Canyon of the Eagles. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp

Resort guests may enter their rooms and wonder, “Where’s the TV?” 

There are none — that’s the point. No chance of catching high-speed Wi-Fi or exceptional cellphone service either. That’s what feels great about Canyon of the Eagles; it forces you to cut off and disconnect.

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Canyon of the Eagles Nature Resort is dog friendly. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp

At night, the Highland Lakes is known for its excellent stargazing conditions. Canyon of the Eagles is no exception. The stars at night are big and bright at its shining attraction, the on-site Eagle Eye Observatory.

Resident astronomer Jim Sheets leads star viewings each weekend at sundown. Guests can view the moon, planets, galaxies, comets, and more through high-end telescopes. Astronomers from the Austin Astronomical Society (AAS) also travel up to lead public star parties every month. View the AAS Star Party calendar here.

The Overlook Restaurant, which offers a 360-degree view of the lake, has five-star breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Reservations are highly recommended for dinner. Try the Canyon Steak paired with a glass of wine from the local Fall Creek Vineyards.

The Overlook Restaurant
The Overlook Restaurant at Canyon of the Eagles Nature Resort offers fine dining with a view. Staff photo by JoAnna Kopp

In addition to its 62 guest rooms, Canyon of the Eagles also offers RV and tent camping. The RV park accommodates 23 sites with water and electric hookups. Tent campers can choose from several well-maintained, yet primitive, camping areas for a rustic experience.

Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort is located at 16942 RR 2341 in Burnet. For more information, visit www.canyonoftheeagles.com or call 512-334-2070.

JoAnna Kopp
Author: JoAnna Kopp