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Winter Texans

Spend the Winter in the
Highland Lakes Area of Central Texas

Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan
Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan

Mild Climate

Inexpensive Living

Friendly People

Beautiful Scenery & Wildlife

Want to get away from the ice and snow and the cold, windy weather up north?  Tired of being cooped up in your home most of the winter?  Why not come down to our warm, inviting climate for the winter?

The Highland Lakes Area is a beautiful recreation and tourist area in the Texas Hill Country in the central part of Texas only 50 minutes from Austin and 75 minutes from San Antonio.  Everything is here, ready for your winter visit.  We have houses for rent, cabins for rent, RV Parks and more.  And, they are priced reasonably.

Golf Photo
Play golf year round in our area.

Our Mild Climate
Leave your snow shovel behind.  You will not have to worry about the snow here.   About once every five years we may get 1/2 inch of snow and it melts quickly.   You don't need to worry about ice either.  The lakes never freeze over.   The lakes have a tendency to stabilize the temperature, and homes close to the lake can experience temperatures up to 5 degrees warmer than surrounding areas in the winter.  

The daytime temperatures in December and January are usually in the 50s to 70s depending on which way the breeze is blowing.  According to the National Weather Service, our average high temperature is 62 in December, 59 in January, and 63 in February.  The average low temperature is 41 in December, 39 in January, and is 42 in February.  You will love our winter climate.

Inexpensive Living
You will find the prices in our area to be reasonable.  We do not take advantage of tourists here.  You will be paying the same low prices as the locals.   Our auto gas prices are usually 10 to 20 cents cheaper than other areas of the country.  Eating in our restaurants is very reasonable.  You can expect reasonable prices in renting a cabin or house for the winter.  Winter prices are cheaper than summer prices on rent. 

Friendly People
You have heard of "Southern Hospitality", haven't you?  Southern Hospitality is a reality in the Highland Lakes Area of central Texas.  The people here are friendly!  As you are driving down the highway, don't be surprised if people wave at you.  This is a popular retirement area and people have moved here from all over the country.  It seems like just about everyone is from somewhere else.  No one is a stranger here!  You will find events and potlucks put on by the local towns for the Winter Texans.  You are welcome here!

Deer Photo
You will see plenty of deer in our area. 

Beautiful Scenery and Wildlife
One of the nicest things about our area is that it is beautiful.  The winding roads through the hills and lakes, the beautiful live oak trees and small towns in the area add a lot to the enjoyment of the area.  The live oaks don't lose their leaves in the winter, so there is plenty of greenery throughout the winter to enjoy.  Quite often the grass is green in the winter, depending on the rainfall.  The wildlife is abundant.   You can enjoy dozens of species of birds, plenty of deer, and other little creatures.  Llano County is known as the Deer Capital of Texas.

Tourists also enjoy an occassional shopping and sightseeing trip into Austin, our state capital, and San Antonio.  Both are only about an hour drive away.

To see photos of the area, click here.

To see a list of local events, click here.

To see a 10-day forcast of the weather, click here.

To see more information on the climate, click here.

Click these for  more information on Bird Watching and Wildlife.

For Golf Course information, click here.  
(Yes, you can play golf year round in our area.)

Featured Cabins
Big Chief RV Resort and Cabin Rentals Big Chief RV Resort and Cabin Rentals
At the dam on Lake Buchanan

Voted Area's Best RV & Cabin Resort and the BEST VALUE in 2 counties! Stunning sunsets, Clean cabins, incredible pool and hot tub, large pull through sites, Clubhouse, Boat Ramp, easy deep water access for boaters and much more.

Rental Homes, Cabins and RV Spaces
Available for Winter Texans:
These homes, cabins and RV spaces are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis.   To be sure to get yours, you should act quickly.

  • River Oaks Lodge on Lake LBJ
    Their 8 cabins are on the Colorado River "arm" of Lake LBJ in Kingsland, TX.  They have covered boat slips for their guests.  Winter Texans are welcome.

  • Hi-Line Lake Resort
    16 waterfront cabins, 7 waterfront RV sites, and 46 RV sites overlooking the lake. The Hi-line Lodge sleeps 20 and is great for family reunions.

  • Big Chief RV Resort and Cabin Rentals
    Voted Area's Best RV & Cabin Resort and the BEST VALUE in 2 counties! Stunning sunsets, Clean cabins, incredible pool and hot tub, large pull through sites, Clubhouse, Boat Ramp, easy deep water access for boaters and much more.

  • Moonlight on the Colorado Lake House
    Waterfront lake house with great water on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas with boat dock, fishing pier, covered porch facing the lake, and more.  3 bedrooms and 2 baths can sleep up to 10 people.  Winter Texans are welcome.

  • Lake LBJ Lake House
    This 3 bedroom, 2 bath lake home has two separate living areas with one located upstairs and one downstairs.  Waterfront location on one of the nicest lakes in central Texas.  Hot tub, 2 car carport, covered RV parking, great lake views.  Boating, fishing and golfing year-round.

  • Hacienda on Lake LBJ
    This vacation lake house has a lot of amenities: game room, boat dock with electric lift, fireplace, BBQ, and more.  2,849 sq. ft. waterfront house with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, TX. 

  • Lake LBJ Rental Home
    3 Bedroom, 4 bath, with almost 3,000 square feet, fully furnished waterfront vacation home for rent on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas.  Available for Winter Texans.


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