Vacation Spots in Texas for Families: Why Cedar Lodge is the Best Choice for Yours

Finding the best vacation spots in Texas for families seems like a quick Google search away. Yet, it doesn’t take long for things to suddenly spiral into an overwhelming array of options and factors to consider. 

If you’re hoping to plan a safe, fun, and memorable getaway for your family this summer, keep reading!

We put together 3 reasons why Cedar Lodge is considered one of the top vacation spots in Texas for families. 

1. Clean & Safe

Our 13 hand-built lake cabins sit nestled around a granite outcrop right next to expansive Lake Buchanan. Each one offers maximum privacy and provides abundant outdoor space with easy access to the water. 

Each of our Texas lake cabins comes equipped with a private kitchenette, bathroom, covered porch, outdoor picnic table, chairs, and charcoal grill.

Our resort features plenty of outdoor games and recreation area for kids to run, play, and explore safely.

Why does all this matter? Well, when you’re vacationing with children (especially young kiddos), having both comfortable and safe accommodations as well as outdoor space for them to play is essential. 

You want to easily keep an eye on them while also getting some relaxation time for yourself during your vacation. (Imagine!) 

We’ve hosted countless families over the years, many of whom have made Cedar Lodge an annual part of their family’s summer vacation or reunion plans. 

Guests frequently tell us that our grounds, activities, beach area, and accommodations are the ideal setup for family fun and adult relaxation!


2. Location That Can’t Be Beat

Nestled near the shores of Lake Buchanan, our resort offers the perfect central Texas location. 

Located just over 1 1/2 hours west of Austin. The scenic drive through the Texas Hill Country is just another great perk! Visitors get to enjoy many sights and fun, small-town stops before even arriving at our lakeside resort.

Image of our Texas lake cabin rentals at Cedar Lodge

We know how much stress traveling with small children can be. (We’ve thought about using those leashed backpacks on more than one family outing, too.) But this is what makes Cedar Lodge one of the best vacation spots in Texas for families! It’s not too far from home (no congested airports or planes required), yet it feels like a world away.

Another notable benefit of our resort’s location on Lake Buchanan (the second-largest Highland Lake) is that guests find it nearly impossible to ever feel crowded. Both on and off the water.

3. Activities For All Ages

Lastly, our private lake beach features granite gravel shores that provide an ideal area for swimming, wading, and sunbathing. This type of setting is just what you need to beat the Texas summer heat safely. The shallower shore waters are perfect for even the smallest swimmers.

In addition to the traditional beach shore activities. Cedar Lodge also has a 50-foot fishing pier. We encourage families to bring their fishing gear, watercraft, floaties, boats, and get out on the water, too!

However, if you’d prefer to skip the hassle of packing in anything extra. (We know how that goes.) We’re pleased to offer daily on-site boat rentals of paddleboards, kayaks, jet-skis, a pontoon boat, canoes, and more!

Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend filling out the rentals request form here if you’d like to add a water experience to your stay.

Our grounds also boast an enclosed swimming pool and array of both kid and adult-friendly outdoor games. Including ladder ball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and horseshoes.

You’ll also find several campfire rings around the property.

Gather around for an evening of s’mores and stargazing to close out a fun-filled day on the lake.

There’s also a shared clubhouse stocked with board games, billiards and foosball tables, and family-friendly movies.

The last (and most important) reason Cedar Lodge is one of the best vacation spots in Texas for families? There’s no expectation on how to spend your time!

Each family gets to spend theirs in a way that works best for them. Whether it’s fast-paced or easy-going, every member of your family will find ways to enjoy themselves here.

Have we convinced you why Cedar Lodge should be at the top of your list when it comes to the best vacation spots in Texas for families? 

Click here to check our summer availability! With only 13 lake cabins, space is limited and we sell out very early in the season.

We allow guests to make reservations up to 1 year in advance. So, if you don’t find the dates you need this time around. We encourage you to book early for the following season.

See you soon!
Bryan & Gwen Carpenter

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  1. Alva

    We are booked there for July 6-7 Cabin 43

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