Relax by Lake LBJ at River House

River House on Lake LBJ in Llano County, Texas
Sit down to dinner or drinks, warm up around the chiminea, or just savor the lakeside vistas from the deck of River House.

When you’re at River House, overlooking a calm stretch of Lake LBJ, you might find it hard to say inside. This place takes full advantage of its waterfront location with inviting outdoor spaces that complement the lovely, tranquil surroundings. 

A spacious yard features mature trees that help shade the sun, a playscape for the kiddos, and gorgeous views in almost any direction. 

On the huge lakeside deck, you can enjoy a meal or drinks, look for wildlife, or just soak in the beauty of this peaceful stretch of water and surrounding hills. 

Within a few steps of the deck stretches the Lake LBJ shoreline, where you can hop in for a swim, hook a fish, or launch your personal watercraft. 

Indoors is pretty terrific, too. Plentiful and large windows keep you linked to the landscape you just left behind. With minimally decorated walls, the views predominate, especially in the living room, which also sports a flat-screen TV and a sofa and loveseat. The room lends itself to casual conversation, a movie, a game of cards, or just unwinding.

Nearby, an attractive and fully equipped kitchen awaits the group’s gourmet(s). The adjacent dining room seats four, while the bar seats three at meal call. 

You can also cook outside. Adjourn to the deck, fire up the upscale gas grill, and enjoy a meal with a view at the six-top patio table. 

After dark, the deck becomes the perfect place to share a round of drinks in front of the chiminea or under the star-filled Hill Country sky.

This three-bedroom home sleeps a maximum of seven on one king-size bed, two doubles, and one twin. The two bathrooms feature walk-in showers. 

There’s no shortage of area attractions, and many are odometer-friendly. Inks Lake State Park is 8½ miles away; Longhorn Cavern State Park is 15. Llano, with its burgeoning art scene, historic buildings, and mouth-watering barbecue, is 21 miles west on Texas 29.

At checkout time, you might mirror the thoughts of one reviewer, who wrote, “Only downside, we had to pack up and come home.”

River House is located at 908 Long Mountain Drive, Burnet, TX 78611. Call 800-544-0300 or visit

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