Welcome To Spicewood, Texas

Spicewood, Texas is a charming unincorporated town in Burnet County. It is home to Music Legend Willie Nelson. Even though it is not a big city, Spicewood has tremendous activities and impressive sites to see. A lot of individuals traveling to Spicewood come for the Lake Buchanan activities. Spicewood is home to Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, Pace Bend Park, Krause Springs, and Lakecliff Country Club. Krause Springs is a hidden Hill Country gem. It is a swimming hole filled with waterfalls, natural caves, and a rope swing. 

Krause Springs

Founded in 1955, Krause Springs is a well-known camping & swimming site located in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. It is located in Spicewood, Texas approximately 30 miles west of Austin. The 115 acre property is listed on the National Registry of Historical Sites and has been privately owned by the Krause Family for over 50 years. Krause Springs has many natural sites to explore. There are 32 springs on the property, and several feed the man made pool and the natural pool which flows into Lake Travis. It’s a refreshing treat to swim in the Springs during the hot summers of Texas! If camping is in your plans, there is primitive tent camping as well as 24 RV sites with water and electricity available. Guests are also welcome to relax and to stroll through the Butterfly Gardens – take time to listen to the music of the wind chimes and the fountains during your visit.

The Cypress Valley Canopy Tours

Fly through the canopy of old-growth cypress trees, some up to 100 feet tall. A new world unfolds as you glide on steel ziplines from platform to platform high in the tree tops. Join us at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours® for a thrilling eco-adventure, and renew your experience of nature on our exhilarating zipline tours at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours in Spicewood, Texas, just 30 miles west of downtown Austin.

Pace Bend Park

Pace Bend Park is popular for camping on the cliffs overlooking Lake Travis, swimming on a beach, boating, and exploring the Hill Country beauty with miles of hike, bike, and equestrian trails. Boating is one of the most popular activities at Pace Bend. With two main boat ramps in the park – located at Collier Cove on the west side and Tatum Cove on the east side – boaters rarely have to wait long to launch. Smaller boats, canoes, and wave runners may also be launched directly off the beach in certain areas. Park staff can answer your questions about the best places to launch, as well as recommend good places for fishing directly off the shore. Pace Bend offers 20 improved campsites, with water and electrical hook-ups, showers and restrooms. These sites are all located on the east side of the park just above Levi Cove, within easy walking distance to the lake. They feature plenty of shade trees and flat, grassy areas for tent camping. All sites are back-ins only. Reservations are highly recommended.

Lakecliff Country Club

Lakecliff Country Club is a place where people can gather together and enjoy some of the finest things in life. Lakecliff has twelve man-made lakes. They have some several picturesque waterfalls and some of the best views of Texas Hill Country. Tee times are not required for golf here. There are also five US open style hard courts and two red clay courts. Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay designed this new course, sometimes referred to as Lakecliff on Lake Travis, which features 12 man-made lakes, waterfalls, and spectacular Hill Country views. Laid out near the 165-mile chain of Hill Country lakes called the Highland Lakes, the course plays 6,724 yards to a par 71 and offers breathtaking, rolling terrain through the cliffs and ravines that plunge towards Lake Travis. The route has five par 3s and is fairly user-friendly. Getting there: From Austin take Hwy. 71 west to the Hwy. 620 intersection. Turn right and drive 12 miles. You’ll cross the Pedernales River and a few miles past will come upon Pale Face Ranch Rd. Turn right and drive 1 mile past the Barton Creek Lakeside entrance. Lakecliff’s entrance is on the left.

Opie's Barbecue & Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse

After a day full of adventure, head to Opie’s Barbecue for some good ole’ spicy barbecue, banana pudding, sweet ribs, brisket, and so much more. Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse is home to the best burger in Texas. Enjoy your juicy burger while listening to live music. Opie’s, is a pick-your-meat-from-the-show-pit kind of joint, and once you recover from our swoon, an attendant is standing by to assist you in your selections. We recommend getting the brisket, a little bit of both the regular and jalapeño sausage, half a rack of sweet-and-spicy baby back ribs, and one of Opie’s enormous pork chops (there are also pork spareribs, pork loin, pulled pork, beef ribs, and chicken). Located in Texas’ beautiful Hill Country, Poodies offers the best in Live MusicEntertainment. Over the years, Poodies has hosted music legends Willie Nelson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker, Freddy Powers, Asleep at the Wheel, Billy BobThornton, and many more stars have graced our stage. So come on out and enjoy some great Texas music, good food, cold beer and sensational sunsets on Poodies big deck. Poodie always said: “No Bad Days”

Spicewood Vineyards

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country amongst 32 acres of vines, enjoy great wine and a relaxing atmosphere. Spicewood Vineyards has over 12 varieties of wine including Tempranillo, Albarino and Merlot. Visit the vineyard for a wine tasting, glass or bottle. Hosting a special event? Check out their elegant event center. They also have a gallery, gift shop and picnic areas. Winemaker tours and tastings by reservation. Stone House Vineyard is situated on a high bluff overlooking Lake Travis. The vineyard benefits from this proximity to the water thanks to the moderating cool breezes from the lake. The 7 acres of close-planted, Norton vines are grown in semi-drought conditions. The soil is lean and hungry, with layers of clay and sandy loam over decomposed limestone. The vines compete vigorously for moisture and nutrients. This competition encourages the vine’s roots to dig deep into the soil where it is moist and cool throughout all seasons. Getting there: Hwy 71 go south 7/10 mile on CR 408, then west 1.5 miles on CR 409.

Austin Golf Club

Ultra old-school, the Austin Golf Club is just that: a golf club. No real estate, no country club amenities, just a spectacular course designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. The course, which opened in 2001, has slipped under the publicity radar and is an exclusive, quiet club that simply serves as a place to play for its members. While not much information is available for the course, AGC is unique because of its outstanding caddie program, and because it’s one of the only courses in the area with Zoysia tees, fairways, and first cut of rough. Perhaps we’ll be able work our way on in the future, but for now we can only drool over the lush bent-greens that Master Crenshaw created. Getting there: We’re not exactly sure because the location is somewhat secret, but you could take Texas 71 west out of Austin for about 20 miles, then tour the back roads around Spicewood toward the lake looking for an ocean of green, lush Zoysia grass.

Omni Barton Creek Resort - Palmer Lakeside Course

The former Hidden Hills Country Club opened in 1986, but was taken over by Barton Creek in 1989 and actually resides 25 miles west of the resort itself. The Arnold Palmer-designed course overlooks Lake Travis, with plenty of panoramic views of the lake and surrounding countryside. While Palmer’s design is surprisingly flat considering the terrain, No. 1 is an anomaly as it drops over 70 feet down to a tree-lined fairway. The remainder of the front is dominated by holes that require forced carries, including holes 2-4 that all force shots over water hazards. No. 3 plays 162 yards over water, and No. 4 doglegs downhill over water off the tee. Hole 6 is 565 yards, but No. 7 is the toughest hole, playing 403 yards, doglegging right into a canyon off the tee, and forcing a lay-up. The longish approach must carry the canyon to a green surrounded by trees.

Pedernales Country Club

“Willie’s Course” is officially called the Pedernales Country Club, but “Cut ‘N Putt” is also printed on the scorecard. This rugged, almost pasture-golf-like course is known for its superb greens, goes 3,330 yards, and despite its lack of formal hazards, is extremely challenging unless you’ve played it a few times. The old sand bunkers have been covered by sprawling Bermuda. The fairways are hard– sometimes solid tee shots will roll and roll until they find the Hill Country scrub that lines the fairways. Holes 4 and 7 have water. The fourth is notable because it requires a perfectly placed midiron into the dogleg-left fairway with water on the left, followed by an uphill approach over the drink to the green. They call the 7th hole the signature: the elevated tee offers one of the course’s best views, and you’ll have to deal with a severely sloping fairway that cuts right and requires another perfect tee shot to avoid having your ball slip off into oblivion. 


Come home to the quality crafted and undeniably unique homes in the heart of the Hill Country. From your very first step into each home, you can feel the love that went into each modern-farmhouse style. Breathtaking staircases and beautiful sunsets and sunrises from the many balconies are key features of these charming homes.