Are you looking for ways to show Dad a good time this Father’s Day? You’re not alone! We’ve put together a list of recommendations and tips on how to make Father’s Day a fun and memorable one for Dad this year!
1. Go Fishing
Fishing is such a great way to let Dad relax and unwind. There’s nothing quite like casting out a line on a nice peaceful day paired with the adrenaline rush of reeling in a big catch.
Did you know Lake Buchanan (where you’ll find our resort) is known for its excellent striped bass and white bass fishing? It also carries largemouth bass and Guadalupe bass populations.
We make it easy for Cedar Lodge guests to enjoy a day of fishing out on the lake! Visitors can fish right from our private sandy beachfront or the 50-foot fishing pier.
Guests can also rent our pontoon boat, kayaks, or canoes, for the Dads who like a little more action when they’re fishing.
We even offer guided lake cruises! All you have to do is bring your fishing gear, bait, and cooler. We’ll provide the captain and take you all around Lake Buchanan!
Please note, fishers aged 17+ do require a valid fishing license.
2. Go for a Bike Ride or Nature Hike
Is your Dad a nature buff? “Adrenaline junkie”? Awesome! Cedar Lodge is nearby several amazing Texas Hill Country hiking and biking trails. Be sure to bring plenty of water if you’re visiting during Father’s Day weekend. We’re in Texas, and yes, it is already HOT in June!
Some of our favorite local spots are:
Inks Lake State Park
You can hike the small canyon up to Devil’s Waterhole and swim!
There is a $6 Entrance Fee unless you have a Texas States Park Pass. You can purchase a pass at the park for an annual fee of $70, and it’s good for unlimited visits at more than 90 Texas state parks!
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the park is currently open for day-use only and requires reservations before arrival. You can make them online or by calling (512) 389-8900. They also have the following guidelines in place:
- Face coverings encouraged.
- No groups of over five people are allowed, except for families or people living in the same household.
- Maintain at least a six-foot distance from people not in your group.
- Check park hours before your visit.
Longhorn Caverns State Park
So much awesome Texas history!
They offer daily guided cave tours, and we’re sure Dad, (and the entire family) will enjoy some reprieve from the Texas heat!
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the following guidelines are currently in place.
- Cavern walking tours are limited to 20 people per tour. Book online for the best availability.
- Maintain six feet separation from people not in your household.
- Face coverings encouraged.
Reveille Peak Ranch
65 miles of mountain bike trails ranging from easy to very difficult.
The ranch also has a pump track and flow track/gravity path. Because the trails have a granite/gneiss composition, they drain water remarkably fast, which means they’re good to use even after a heavy Texas downpour!
3. Grill Out and Chill Out
Does your Dad fancy himself a grill master? Excellent!
Bring the charcoal and fire up the grill outside your private lake cabin. Each one includes a kitchenette (except for Cabin 42 with a full kitchen), so you can keep the burgers and steaks cold until you’re ready to eat.
Better yet? Have Dad catch dinner out on the water and then bring it back to cook! Not only will he be beaming with a sense of pride, but we can almost guarantee he’ll be sharing the story with friends and family for years to come!
4. Play a Ball Game
Does your Dad have a competitive side? Cedar Lodge is full of outdoor activities we know he will enjoy! From our basketball court to cornhole, ladder ball, volleyball, and soccer.
We’ve got the “friendly” competitors in your life covered! There’s even a pool and foosball table inside our clubhouse for the Dad’s who prefer a little less athletically demanding competition.
5. Go Big and Go Boating
Another great way to show Dad how much he means to you this Father’s Day is by giving him some time out ON the water!
We offer daily jet ski, canoe, paddleboard, kayak, and pontoon boat rentals exclusively for guests of Cedar Lodge Texas. (Visitors can also rent tubes with the pontoon boat.)
Whether your Dad “has a need for speed” or prefers to take it easy, we’ve got the perfect watercraft to add some adventure to his Father’s Day.
6. Win(e)d Down
Does your Dad think of himself as a self-taught “wine connoisseur?” Great! Cedar Lodge happens to be near several award-winning Texas Hill Country wineries. Two of our absolute favorites are Torr Na Lochs and Perissos Vineyard. Bring Dad out to enjoy some spectacular Texas wines and Hill Country views.
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, these wineries are now operating with new summer hours and must adhere to specific guidelines. These guidelines include but are not limited to: proper social distancing, no large groups (6 persons or less), tasting room closures, and bottle purchases only (no tastings).
We hope these tips and suggestions will help you plan an unforgettable Father’s Day for the Dad in your life! If you’re looking for a place to get away, we have lake cabins available for Father’s Day weekend. Bring Dad out to unplug and enjoy some fun on the water!
Gwen and Bryan Carpenter