Welcome to Horseshoe Bay
Resort living on the shores of Lake LBJ.
A short 45-mile drive away from Austin, Horseshoe Bay is located on the shores of the beautiful Lake LBJ. With plenty of lake access, resorts, golf courses, and fine dining, Horseshoe Bay is luxury Texas-style. Nearby you’ll find the second-largest wine producing region in the United States, often referred to as the “Napa Valley of Texas”, and the hills are dotted with excellent wineries and vineyards.
What to Love
- Access to nature and outdoor activities
- Mix of rural and small-town communities near Austin
- Lots of attractions and amenities including vineyards and wineries
Horseshoe Bay offers resort living at its finest with access to all the water activities available on Lake LBJ as well as hunting and hiking in the surrounding areas. Although often seen as a place for weekend getaways and summer vacations, Horseshoe Bay has activities and amenities year-round. With its mix of rural surroundings plus small-town communities and close proximity to the urban center of Austin, Horseshoe Bay has something for everyone.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Horseshoe Bay is home to the world-class Horseshoe Bay Resort that puts on many community events each year including Cirque-Tacular, Birds of the Bay, Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort, and Live on the Waterfront. The resort has a reputation for being one of the best-golfing destinations in the United States with its three Trent Jones Sr. designed championship golf courses. The resort also offers a marina and swimming pool, spa facilities, fitness amenities, family activities, and fine dining options.
Any visit to Horseshoe Bay would not be complete with a stop to some nearby local wineries. Fall Creek Vineyards which holds the distinction of being the very first winery in the Texas Hill Country. While you’re there, get a taste of a selection of their finest offerings and wander the magnificent gardens at this 400-acre vineyard located next to the Auler Family Ranch.
For two more awesome vineyard options visit the Stone House and William Chris Vineyards. Stone House is a limestone winery near Lake Travis where you can relax surrounded by luscious grape vines and enjoy a tasteful sip of wine, a self-guided vineyard tour, and a plate of select gourmet cheeses. At the William Chris Vineyards, you can sit on the patio overlooking a landscape of rolling hills and ancient oaks while you sip and nibble to your heart's content and enjoy live music on the weekend.
Things to Do
Pedernales Falls State Park is another spectacular outdoor wonderland if you’ve tired of the delights of lake LBJ. With its access to hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, swimming, and horseback riding, along with the spectacular 50-foot drop of Pedernales Falls, nature lovers will find so much to love on a visit here.
Also located along the Pedernales River, the Hamilton Pool Preserve is a picture-perfect swimming hole with a secluded cave and waterfall where you can enjoy a picnic on the beach, or for more adventurous souls, dive off the rocks into the cool waters below.
If Horseshoe Bay’s location on Lake LBJ has piqued your interest in learning more about the former President make sure you visit the LBJ National Historic Park. The park offers informative exhibits, access to his boyhood home and the Johnson Settlement, and ranger-guided tours of the so-called Texas White House located at the LBJ Ranch.
The schools in the communities in and around Horseshoe Bay are considered to be above average. Horseshoe Bay is serviced by the Llano and Marble Falls School Districts.