Best of both worlds at Cabin at Crooked Creek

Cabin at Crooked Creek
The wide porches at Cabin at Crooked Creek invite visitors to enjoy the view and experience the best of Llano County. Photo courtesy of Cabin at Crooked Creek

If you’re looking for seclusion without being too remote, Cabin at Crooked Creek could be the answer to that elusive quest. This rustic cabin provides the experience of being away from it all without being that far away. 

To best appreciate the Texas Hill Country vistas here, slide into a chair on one of two expansive porches. You could see deer, owls, wild turkeys, or some of the resident chickens or longhorn cattle. Although you’re surrounded by hills and the flora and fauna of Llano County, a drive into Llano takes a little more than six minutes. 

This cozy cottage features a small but well-equipped kitchen and dining area and a small living area with a sofa, flat-screen TV, and DVD player. Guests can bed down on a queen-size bed in the downstairs bedroom and in twin beds in the upstairs loft.

Greet the day with a complimentary country breakfast that includes homemade bread, farm-fresh eggs, breakfast meats from a nearby market, coffee, and juice. Take your morning repast in the dining area or move outdoors to the front or rear porch, where there’s a good chance you’ll spot a deer or two. After all, you’re in the Deer Capital of Texas, an area that boasts the highest density of white-tailed deer in the nation.

As the morning progresses and the sun continues its ascent, take a final sip of coffee or two, breathe some Hill Country air, and plan the rest of your day. 

When it’s road trip time, there’s much to explore nearby, starting with Llano and its vintage architecture, unique shops and galleries, and world-class barbecue. 

Head south on Texas 16 to reach two of the most popular Hill Country attractions. The Willow City Loop, one of the region’s most scenic drives, is a must-see any time of year, especially during spring wildflower season. 

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area features a huge granite dome that rises 425 feet above the surrounding countryside. East of Llano, via Texas 71 or Texas 29, are two more state parks. At Longhorn Cavern State Park, you can explore underground formations. Inks Lake State Park offers swimming, fishing, and trails that take the hiker over billion-year-old rocks through stunning Central Texas landscapes. 

No matter how you spend your day, end it on one of the porches at the cabin. Slowly sip your drink of choice, toast the sunset, and then stick around as stars begin to fill the darkening Llano County sky. A fitting end to a memorable stay at the Cabin at Crooked Creek. It’s where to stay in Llano County.