Guadalupe River Conditions for Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day weekend will have recreational river flows. On Thursday starting at 1:00 PM, flows will be reduced to 1100 cfs. On Friday in the early morning, flows will be reduced to 400 cfs and will remain … Continue reading

Postcards: Greetings From (Just Off) I-35

Many of my guests to Lakehouse B&B travel the I-35 corridor as they head to Canyon Lake and the Hill Country.  If you find yourself cruising down I-35 with time to spare before check in why not visit some of these unique destinations … Continue reading

Broiled Grapefruit

2 large chilled grapefruit 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 mint sprigs for garnish Preheat your broiler. Cut each grapefruit in half and cut the bottom off each grapefruit so … Continue reading

Fine Italian Dining Arrives to the South Side of Canyon Lake – Gennaro’s Trattoria

The greatly anticipated opening of Gennaro’s Trattoria was January 18th.  Jean and I made our first trip there for lunch last Friday.  The first thing you notice as you approach the restaurant is the beautiful landscaping that surrounds the newly renovated building.   Upon … Continue reading

25 Reasons to visit Canyon Lake and the Surrounding Hill Country this Fall and Winter

Now that the water is cooling off and the days are a bit shorter I am often why a person would want to visit Canyon Lake in the Fall and Winter.  Here is my list in no particular order. 1) Take in a … Continue reading

Live Music in the Texas Hill Country

The Hill Country is known for scenic drives, wineries, cool clean rivers, armadillos and live music.  Spring is almost here and the warmer temperatures mean some great outdoor venues like Whitewater Amphitheater will be opening their doors soon.  Of course the … Continue reading

Day Trip # 1: Blanco, Tx

“Gateway to the Central Texas Hill Country” First the stats…   Drive time: 40 minutes (Blanco is located north of Canyon Lake on US281) Population: 1505 (2000 census) Famous Residents: Shelley Duvall Hollywood Connection: Scenes from the movie True Grit … Continue reading

What is there to do in the Hill Country this time of year?

I am asked the above question usually when I have a prospective guest on the phone (sometimes I am asked the question after they have checked in to the B&B).  I can easily answer the question of  “what is there to … Continue reading