View of Beautiful Lake Buchanan
Are you thinking of getting away from the rat race for a few days and getting back to nature? Want to stay in a cabin in a peaceful rural area on the lake? Maybe you want to do a little fishing. We would like to invite you to Cottonwood Cove!
Fish from the porch of Cabin 2
In the photo above Cottonwood Cove Cabin 2 is at the right and is directly at lakeside. Cabins 4 and 5 are at the left, in one of the three coves surrounding Cottonwood Cove. At the center is a manmade island for fishing and lounging.
Cottonwood Cove is located at the upper end of Lake Buchanan at the point where the Colorado River forms the lake. The cabins are situated in a tranquil setting with tall trees, grassy lawns and spectacular views of moon and sun rises on the lake. Eight of the cabins are bounded by the lake on three sides, giving you plenty of lake to enjoy.
Cottonwood Cove's eleven cabins are well-equipped and carpeted. Veteran Buchanan visitors will know the property as the former Bean Fishing Camp. Most were built in the 1950s and '60s by C.D. Bean, a legendary Llano County fishing guide and outdoorsman. Our cabins are older, but we maintain them well and they are diligently cleaned. Cabins 10 and 11 are not on the lakefront but are an easy stroll away from the lake.
Cottonwood Cove is the last resort on the way to the increasingly popular Fall Creek Vineyards.
Moonrise of Lake Buchanan
at Cottonwood Cove
Llano County's slogan is "Deer Capital of Texas." Other than plenty of deer you will also find, raccoons, ringtails, opossums, armadillos, skunks, coyotes, rabbits, wild sheep, wild turkeys, wild hogs, squirrels, and more in the area. And, of course Lake Buchanan is famous for fishing.
Not a bad days catch, huh?
Want to go fishing? Bring your boat or rent one here locally. Fishing guides are also available. You can't help but catch fish in Lake Buchanan.
Lake Buchanan is the best of the seven Highland Lakes for Fishing. The Highland Lakes are located in the Texas Hill Country of central Texas which is well known for its beautiful hills, trees and scenery. The Highland Lakes chain of lakes along the Colorado River start 85 miles northwest of Austin and end in Austin. Lake Buchanan is the second largest of the seven lakes. Because of Lake Buchanan's size, the lake is less crowded on a holiday weekend than urban lakes are on an average Tuesday.
Deer Creek Falls about 3 miles upstream.
Bring your camera. You will have opportunities to take photos of wildlife and the beautiful scenery along the lake. Upstream on the Colorado River you will find nesting areas for Bald Eagles. Boaters can see a series of waterfalls, one so spectacular that it was used in Hamm's beer advertising.
Lake Buchanan is not a constant-level lake. For up-to-date information on Buchananīs level, go to: LCRA Daily Lake Level Report. Or call Cottonwood Cove.
Air Conditioned Cabins
3 back-in 2-way RV slots (water and electricity) $25 per night
New Covered Boat Docks (slips 10x21)
Enclosed Boat Storage
Lighted Fishing Dock
Fishermen & Hunters Welcome
Based on 2 night minimum
Sleeps Maximum of six.
It is on the water. Fish from the porch!
1 Queen & 2 double beds
$95 per night* Cabin 3
Sleeps a maximum of six.
2 Double Beds & Sofa Bed
$80 per night* Duplex Cabins 4 & 5
Each cabin sleeps a maximum of four.
1 Queen, 1 Double Bed in each cabin
$80 per night* Cabin 6
Sleeps a maximum of six. 10-ft. high ceiling.
1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed & Sofa Bed
$85 per night* Duplex Cabins 7 & 8
Each cabin sleeps a maximum of four.
2 Double Beds in each cabin
$64 per night* Cabin 9
An upstairs unit that sleeps a maximum of eight. 1 King, 2 Double
and a sofa bed, Central a/c & heat, tub/shower combination.
$120 per night* Cabin 10
Sleeps a maximum of six. 1 Queen, 1 Double & Sofa bed.
No Lake view.
$80 per night* Cabin 11
Sleeps a maximum of twelve. 1 Queen, 3 Doubles & 2 Sofa beds.
No Lake view.
$180 per night* * Plus Tax
Boat Slips: $5 a night. (A 2nd boat mooring for a cabin is $15 per night)
Beautiful sunrise on Lake Buchanan
View the Scenic Waterfalls
Tour Fall Creek Vineyards
Tour Longhorn Caverns
Visit antique shops, art galleries and gift shops
Take a boat cruise up the Colorado River
Golf at the area golf courses
Go for nature walks
Catch your limit of fish
Hire a Fishing Guide
Go Boating and Swimming
Paddle Boats For Rent
All cabins are air conditioned and furnished with linens, cooking utensils, dishes, picnic table and BBQ grills. Each cabin has a full kitchen, television set, microwave oven, and an electric coffemaker. Please bring your own swim towels and plastic garbage bags.
Check-in time is after 2 p.m. and checkout is before 11 a.m. No refund for early departure.
Pets are welcome, on a leash only, please. Thank you for cleaning up after them. There is a $10.00 per day pet fee. They are NOT allowed on the beds.
Day visitors need to register at the office. The fee is $5.00 per person.
We take pride in keeping our facility neat and clean. We appreciate the same from our guests.
All Cottonwood Cove cabins are non-smoking areas.
We are sorry, but we do not accept credit cards.
Deposits for a single cabin will be refunded if the reservation is cancelled at least 14 days ahead of arrival date. Cancellation fee is $10.00. If a cancellation involves multiple cabins, Cottonwood Cove reserves the right to decide terms of any refund. Deposits for reservations made in the next calendar year must be received by January 31.
Easy driving distance from major Texas cities: 75 minutes from Austin, 95 minutes from San Antonio, less than 4 hours from Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. See the map at the bottom of this web page.
"Cottonwood Cove is a Family-Oriented Resort"
For Reservations or More Information call:
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"Come on out to Cottonwood Cove for a few days. Relax and enjoy this laid back country atmosphere on Lake Buchanan. Let your cares melt away. We are looking forward to your visit!" Freddie and Janis Chappell, owners.
Freddie and Janis Chappell
P.O. Box 4
Tow, Texas 78672
Numbered boxes show locations of the cabins
Map of the Area
Directions to Cottonwood Cove:
From Burnet: Take Highway 29 West for about 13 miles, then bend off the right on Highway 261. Go about 8 miles to Bluffton (a Shell convenience store). At Bluffton turn right (north) on Ranch Road 2241. Go 5.7 miles and turn right on Alexander Dr. just past Tow Country Market. Cottonwood Cove is at 161 Alexander Dr.
From Llano: Take Highway 29 East for about one mile, then left on Ranch Road 2241. After about 10 miles, RR 2241 turns left (north) toward Tow. Turn left on RR 2241 at Bluffton (which is basically a Shell convenience store). Go 5.7 miles and turn right on Alexander Dr. just past Tow Country Market. Cottonwood Cove is at 161 Alexander Dr.
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