Welcome to Burnet
Small-town paradise in the Texas Hill Country.
Nestled between two picturesque Texas Hill Country lakes, Burnet, Texas is a little slice of heaven. Lovely any time of the year, Burnet is especially beautiful during bluebonnet season when the hills are carpeted with the blue flowers nodding in the breeze. In fact, Burnet is known as the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas! Another natural feature that makes Burnet special is the fact that it is the winter home of bald eagles, it's hard to be more American and Texan than that.
What to Love
- A tight-knit community with lots of events
- Access to nature and outdoor activities
- Proximity to Texas Hill Country and Austin
Burnet typifies small-town Texas living with its tight-knit community, access to outdoor activities, top-notch school district, and charming dining and shopping amenities. Burnet is home to some interesting museums and there is even a real-life castle in the hills nearby. With booming Austin only an hour away, residents and visitors alike have access to everything from rural relaxation to a plethora of urban attractions.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For the best burgers in Burnet, head into Bill’s Burgers Wings & Things! Their good old-fashioned griddle burger is worth the trip by itself but their wings are also out of this world. Your favorite part of the visit might just be the fun and fellowship provided by their friendly staff and casual atmosphere.
If you're looking for the perfect venue for a special night out whether it’s a first date or a 50th anniversary there is no finer fine dining option in Burnet than Van Brocklin’s Bistro. Try a tex-mex shrimp cocktail to start followed by a juicy ribeye steak and top the evening off with a triple chocolate torte for the perfect dinner.
Come on into the Trailblazer Grille for more than just an excellent meal. With their poker nights, and live music in addition to their menu of traditional pub fare, Trailblazer is perfect for a meetup with friends and making memories you’ll never forget!
Named after a 400-year-old oak tree on their property, the Wedding Oak Winery knows a little something about roots that go deep. This winery is rooted in its Texas heritage and offers some of the finest wines in the state. Texas has a reputation for southern hospitality and so does Wedding Oak. Come for the wine, stay for the friends!
Things to Do
Burnet’s Bluebonnet Festival is something you won’t want to miss! For almost forty years the festival has been celebrating Bluebonnet season in April with live music, parades and races, a demolition derby, car show, beauty pageant, and more.
To gather with friends and neighbors in the midst of a hot Texas summer come on down to the Burnet County Area Fair. Held in June, the very first fair was in 1903 and has been the scene of family fun and frolic for generations. The fair has plenty to do from craft vendors, to live shows, to cooking demonstrations, silent auctions, and so much more.
The holidays are a magical time in Burnet! For a charming Christmas experience that’s fun for the whole family, spend a day enjoying the Christmas on the Square event. From the Christmas Parade to pictures with Santa, Burnet goes all out to make your Christmas something special.
The schools in Burnet are part of a well-regarded school district and are considered above average.