Why you should Skip ACL Festival 2018 and Visit Cedar Lodge Texas

Austin Music Festival 2018 is best avoided at our texas lake cabin rentals - Willow Point Resort

Looking to escape the 2018 ACL festival crowds? Try a lake beach vacation in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Better yet, make money while you do.


Image of Austin Music Festival: ACL


ACL Festival 2018, the city’s premier musical festival, is right around the corner. This year the headliners include Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, and many, many more. Music lovers flock in from around the world.

It’s an exciting set of weekends every October, and each year attendance grows. Exciting…and more than a little crazy! So why not get out of town – and make a little money while you’re at it? You have a terrific Airbnb property and demand is high for ACL Festival 2018 ticket holders.

Why not spend the weekend relaxing in a beautiful Texas lake cabin rental and avoid the chaos? Cedar Lodge is located just over an hour west of Austin. Making it easy to escape the madness of Austin Music Festival 2018 while simultaneously enjoying a peaceful and scenic drive out to the Texas Hill Country.

You’ll feel far away from the ACL Festival 2018 chaos, but still close to home. Guests can rent a boat, do some jet skiing, or paddle a canoe, all while avoiding the noise and traffic of Austin’s most prominent music fest.

Nestled in Texas wine country, Cedar Lodge Texas offers cozy lake cabins just steps from Lake Buchanan, a peaceful and relaxing getaway for singles, couples, and families alike.

Why you should rent your Airbnb during ACL Festival 2018

Demand for ACL Fest weekend rentals is high. Supply is low. As hotel prices continue to rise, festival-goers are looking for quality Airbnb’s in a prime location. Your place is perfect!

Prices for short-term home rentals will soar. According to a report released by Datafiniti, rates for short-term rentals triple during big events like SXSW and ACL. During the 2016 SXSW, prices went from $200 a night to $600 a night, (and that was 2 years ago).

Expect the same for ACL Festival 2018. Travelers want an authentic Austin experience. They’ve heard about your city, now they want to experience it in person. And these Festival-goers aren’t looking for a soulless hotel downtown. They want to see the real Austin. Make your neighborhood their home base for the weekend.

Why you should escape to Cedar Lodge Texas

Image of rock band during ACL FestAvoid “festival fatigue”. Austin City Limits Festival gets bigger every year. With increased crowds, comes more congested roadways. According to the Austin American Statesman, “festival fatigue” is a real problem for locals during ACL Festival.

Along with heavy traffic, come reports of illegal parking, littering, and a lot of cigarette smoke. Avoid this aggravation and head for the hills. The Hill Country, to be exact. Lake Buchanan is one of the most beautiful and underrated lakes in Texas. Texas Hill Country residents know the pristine beauty of Lake Buchanan’s fifteen miles of quartz sand beaches, unique waterfalls, and stunning cliffs. It’s the ideal spot for boating, fishing, sailing, swimming, and hiking, almost all year-round.

The area near Cedar Lodge Texas boasts three Texas Hill Country wineries, art galleries, shops, restaurants, Longhorn Cavern State Park, and Enchanted Rock State Park. Cedar Lodge is the perfect romantic weekend getaway, or Texas family-friendly vacation spot.

Our Texas Hill Country Resort features hand-built log cabins of various sizes nestled around a granite outcrop and  direct access to a private sandy Lake Buchanan beach front, Cedar Lodge’s lake cabin rentals are ideally located and perfect for escaping the Austin Music Festival 2018 madness. Our lake resort makes a great fit for couples and families, especially for fellow nature-lovers and water sports enthusiasts.

Cedar Lodge is the perfect hideaway for Airbnb renters during ACL Festival 2018

Image of one of our Texas cabins for rent at Cedar Lodge. Best family friendly cabin rentals in Texas are here at our Texas lake resort in the Hill Country.

Cedar Lodge Texas is located on Lake Buchanan. Our beach features a 50-ft fishing pier, sandy shores, and boat access. There is plenty of space between our lake cabin rentals providing ample amounts of privacy to our guests. Our 13 log cabins sit in a semi-circle around a beautiful granite outcrop with panoramic views of the Hill Country. We offer multiple areas in the middle for guests to gather, including a shared space for playing ping pong, foosball, a game of pool, board games, and TV/Wifi. We also have an on-site swimming pool for our guests to enjoy. Our Resort offers plenty of space for group meals, parties, reunions, conferences, and workshops, as well as open areas for campfire rings, volleyball, basketball, horseshoes, ladder golf, corn hole, and picnic tables in the shade.

  • Rustic and Cozy Texas Lake Cabin Rentals

    Located just steps away from iconic Lake Buchanan, Cedar Lodge Texas lake cabin rentals sleep between 4-14 guests, each with AC/Heat, and a private bathroom. There’s a kitchenette that includes a microwave, sink, coffee maker, refrigerator, and a dishwasher to clean up after. Or, you can cook the fish outside on your personal charcoal grill. Dine alfresco at your own picnic table, watch the sunset, and enjoy listening to the peaceful Hill Country sounds.

  • Multiple Gathering Halls

    Cedar Lodge also offers accommodations for large groups and/or families via our Gathering Halls.
    The Meeting Hall can seat 40 people. It has a covered outdoor picnic area on one side and an elevated wood deck on the other. The Meeting Hall is a cozy spot for smaller family gatherings and smaller business conferences.
    The Great Hall is a larger space that can seat 120+ people. It has two covered outdoor patios, perfect for larger family groups and business conferences. With both a front and back patio, there is ample room for guests to spread out and take the fun outdoors.

  • Have fun on the lake

    Tranquility awaits! Catch a stunning Texas Hill Country sunset. Get up early to watch the beautiful sunrise reflect off the lake. Enjoy nature with your loved ones far from the choking traffic, and the noise pollution of ACL Festival 2018. Relaxation, not your thing?. Great! Get active on Lake Buchanan. Cedar Lodge guests can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, or paddle boarding anytime. Take a long hike through the Texas Hill Country or go on a cave tour. The fun awaits! We offer guests exclusive daily boat rentals including a pontoon boat, Sea-Doo Jet Skis, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and canoes. You can also sign-up for private lake boat cruises.

So, What Are You Waiting For?

If you remain in Austin during 2018’s ACL Music Festival you will experience:

  • Elevated road and foot traffic.

  • Long lines at stores and restaurants.

  • Awful amounts of illegal parking.

  • Brutal noise and Light pollution.

If you rent your home on Airbnb and escape to Cedar Lodge  you will experience:

  • A tranquil Texas lake vacation.

  • Tons of outdoor activities.

  • Cozy and Rustic Lake Accommodations.

  • Stunning Hill Country views and limitless relaxation.

  • Extra cash in your pocket from the premium rate you get on your Airbnb rental.

Image of Concert Goers at Austin Music Festival: ACL Fest

A Perfect Escape Is Just A Click Away…

Visit our online booking system to view our available Texas lake cabin rentals and book your stay. Or, call us at 512-793-2820 and reserve your spot. Be sure to follow us on social @cedarlodgetexas, subscribe to our newsletter, and check out our special offers page for updates, giveaways and access to exclusive discounts.

We look forward to hosting you!
– Gwen & Bryan Carpenter, Owners

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