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Lake Austin Spa Resort Fact Sheet

Description & Location:

Lake Austin Spa Resort is an award-winning destination spa nestled on 19 lakefront acres in Central Texas’ legendary Hill Country.  Lake Austin Spa Resort is just 30 minutes from downtown Austin and Austin Bergstrom International Airport.  Open year-round, the resort offers the luxury of a world-class spa and the warmth of a best friend’s lake house.


Nestled along the shores of scenic Lake Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Lake Austin Spa Resort offers guests the sanctuary of a world-class spa and the warmth of a best friend’s lake house. Lake Austin Spa Resort offers all-inclusive vacation packages, which include accommodations in one of 40 charming lakeside guest rooms, three gourmet meals daily, indoor and outdoor fitness activities and classes, and a selection of spa and body treatments.

The wellness resort has received numerous awards and accolades from prestigious national travel and spa magazines since its multi-million dollar renovation and expansion in 2004. Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, US News & World Report, Fodor’s, Allure, the Zagat Survey, Health, Garden Design, SpaFinder Wellness, and American Airlines’ Celebrated Living magazine have honored Lake Austin Spa Resort as one of the best in the country and in the world. 

For additional information and reservations, call 800-847-5637, or visit www.lakeaustin.com.

The LakeHouse Spa:

A multi-million dollar 25,000-square-foot expansion and renovation completed in 2004 features spacious men’s and women’s locker rooms, outdoor Palm Pool, hot tub and cabanas, 30 treatment areas, including garden tents and suites, indoor Junior Olympic-length lap pool in the Pool Barn, and two acres of terraced foliage and aquatic gardens.  The Iris Salon offers a selection of luxurious hair, make-up and nail services.

Fitness Activities:

More than 20 activities for all fitness levels are offered daily, ranging from BodyFlow® and Trek & Spin to Gentle Yoga and Nia Dance classes.  Other offerings include canoeing, Hydro-biking™, kayaking, sculling, hiking, yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Spinning®, meditation and dance.  Aquatic aerobics and swimming classes take place in one of three pools.  The training center overlooks Lake Austin and features state-of-the-art cardiovascular, circuit and free weight training equipment.  Private sessions with certified fitness professionals are available.

Special Features:

Lake Austin Spa Resort soothes the soul in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere featuring comfortable public areas, peaceful grounds and nature and wildlife trails at the foot of the cool, blue Lake Austin.  Activities include extensive indoor and outdoor fitness and water activities and innovative wellness and discovery programs.  Lake Austin Spa Resort has abundant organic Healing Gardens, from which herbs are picked daily to be used both in the kitchen and in select spa treatments.  The LakeHouse Spa at Lake Austin Spa Resort offers more than 100 spa and salon treatments and a variety of treatment location options.  Activities and spa services are designed for men, women and teens age 14 years or older.


The resort has 40 lakeside guest rooms with casually elegant décor and furnishings sourced from around the world by co-owner Mike McAdams and his team. Fourteen newly renovated Luxury Lakeview rooms and ten new Luxury Garden Rooms offer spectacular views of Lake Austin and the Texas Hill Country and the interiors evoke reflection and relaxation with every detail. All guest rooms include: Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, Kohler steeping/soaking tubs, spacious writing desks, custom-designed furniture, signature lavender spa amenities, luxury cotton spa robes, high definition digital LCD TV with DVD, AM/FM clock radio and iPod docking station with remote control, complimentary high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi, remote-controlled ceiling fan and in-room safe and refrigerator. The Lady Bird Suite honors Lady Bird Johnson and includes a sitting room, fireplace, private wildflower garden and hot tub.

Spa Services:

The LakeHouse Spa offers more than 100 massage, body and skincare treatments and therapies.  Thirty treatment areas are available, including outdoor garden cabanas, screened verandas and private tandem suites.  Healing and indigenous treatments, many using herbs grown in the organic Healing Gardens, are based on ancient principles of aromatherapy, Ayurveda, hydrotherapy, Moortherapy and Thalassotherapy.


Executive Chef Stéphane Beaucamp serves three delicious healthy meals daily.  Dining is available in the resort Dining Room and in the Aster Café at the LakeHouse Spa.  Chef Stéphane Beaucamp blends French influences with local inspirations to cook up healthy creations at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Healthy cooking classes are scheduled throughout the week.

Discovery Programs:

Both the mind and the body are enriched through programs taught by staff and special guest instructors.  Discovery classes in healthy cooking, nutrition, communication skills, body image, relationships and sexuality, journaling, crafts, gardening and others are offered regularly.  Special weeks and seasonal topics include programs such as RHYTHM and BLUES, Mother/Daughter, the Culinary Experience™, For the Love of Books author series and QUENCH. Special events are also planned around holiday seasons.

Organic Gardens:

More than 1,000 species of plants, herbs, vegetables, spices and wildflowers fill the abundant organic gardens.  Lake Austin Spa Resort was among the first to create gardens specifically for growing herbs used in spa treatments.  Classes and demonstrations on gardening topics and aromatherapy are offered weekly by the Director of Flora and Fauna.


Lake Austin Spa Resort offers a variety of three-night or longer packages for groups and individuals. Vacation packages include accommodations in one of 40 lakeside guest rooms, three gourmet meals daily, unlimited indoor and outdoor fitness activities and discovery classes, gratuities and a selection of spa treatments based on packages selected and length of stay.

Key Executives:

Michael W. McAdams and William W. Rucks IV, Owners
Elwanda Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer
Stephane Beaucamp, Executive Chef
Trisha Shirey, Director of Flora and Fauna
Robbie Hudson, Director of Programming
Terry Shaw, Registered Dietitian