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A Texas Hill Country Vacation

Water rental on Lake Buchanan

Summer’s thrill is almost here, and Hill Country is calling your name! Learn the best spots to visit for an unforgettable Hill Country vacation.

With biking and many other fun activities, including Lake Buchanan, boating, fishing, hiking, pool time, and more, it’s a memory-making hotspot. Start planning your vacation right away and claim your summer fun! Whether it’s with your family, significant other, friends, or yourself, it is bound to be an amazing experience for everyone.

Lake Buchanan

The bike park is everyone’s place to be but what happens when you need to cool down? LAKE BUCHANAN happens! Lake Buchanan is known for its many activities that revolve around it and to make this even better, the lake levels are on the rise.

Right at the bottom of Spider Mountain is our very own Thunderbird Lodge. The Thunderbird Lodge not only has an access to Lake Buchanan but also has a marina and slips for rent. This allows holding a boat on the lake for days if not weeks. Bring your boat out and make sure to enjoy some time on the water for your summer vacation.

*We do not recommend any boats over 25 feet*

Make sure to mix it up and include more lake activities on your visit. Bring out the kayaks and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) for a day of exploration on the water. These activities can give you a great workout while still having the option to relax. Thunderbird Lodge has rentals so make sure to book your extra time on the water.

Take your lake day to the next level by reeling in some fun! Lake Buchanan is known for its incredible fishing. Whether you’re a fan of the striped, white, largemouth, or Guadalupe, our lake is a bass haven! Feeling adventurous? Launch your boat or give our Thunderbird Lodge a ring for guide recommendations.

Hiking in Hill Country

The Hill Country experience would not be complete without a little dosage of hiking. The area surrounding Spider Mountain has some incredible views and trails of all levels.

Our favorite trail is Eagle View Trail located right here at Spider Mountain. This trail gives exceptional views of Lake Buchanan and the surrounding area. A great time to hike the Eagle View Trail would be right around sunset so you can watch the sun fall and the hills shine. Make sure to complete your trip by taking Texas’ sole chairlift either up or down to save you the effort. It’s also a great way to experience something new and get an even better view of the area!

The surrounding area also has much to offer when it comes to hiking. Make sure to check out a few of the state parks. Some recommendations to visit would be Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park. These are bound to complete your hiking experience here in Hill Country.

Eagle Watching

Yes, you heard that correctly! The Texas Hill Country is an amazing place to watch for eagles. What better way to honor America than to explore the beauty of our national bird, the Bald Eagle? These creatures are a magnificent sight to see.

Places to Eagle Watch:

Bike Park Power Kids
Keith Smathers Photography

A Day of Bike Park Fun

You can’t forget about the best activity there is in Texas Hill Country. A day at the Spider Mountain Bike Park! Whether you’re out for a leisurely cruise or seeking an adrenaline rush, we cater to all levels of riders.

Our lax green trails offer a great experience for beginners. Cruise through, get a taste and work less with the help of Texas’ only chairlift. Itsy-Bitsy, is a great trail for our riders who want smooth sailing with minimal bumps and no jumps. Better yet, we also offer a FREE lesson for beginners or those needing a boost in confidence.

For the thrill-seeker type, our blue and black trails deliver some serious adrenaline pumps. Our team put together north shore-style trails bringing wooden stunts and big jumps. Get ready for a day of excitement and community!

Time to go through history!

The Hill Country area features a variety of museums that are bound to fascinate. Learn the history of the area, motorcycles, and more with a day filled with knowledge and exploration! Complete your vacation with the best museums in Texas!

Museums to visit:

  • Motorheads Motorcycle Museum
  • Highland Lakes Squadron Museum
  • Fort Croghan Museum
Thunderbird Lodge Pool

Make Your Stay the Best Part!

Thunderbird Lodge, nestled on Lake Buchanan and offering bike-in, bike-out access to Spider Mountain, is the ideal destination for your getaway. With amenities like a full-sized kitchen, varied accommodations, a swimming pool, playground, and fire pits, we ensure a vacation that’s as adventurous as it is relaxing. It also allows easy access to all of the fun activities the area has for you. Soak in the rustic beauty and create lasting memories with us.

Looking to save a little money? Take a look at our weekday special! Buy two nights and get your third night free. Only valid Sunday through Thursday!

An Unforgettable Summer Vacation Awaits!

Don’t wait, make sure to book your unforgettable trip now! We at Spider Mountain look forward to seeing you in Texas Hill Country this summer and wish you safe travels!

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