Looking for ways to spend Labor Day this year? You can always have a barbecue by the pool or you can celebrate the weekend with an escape to some of Texas’ most scenic places and spend quality time with Mother Nature.
Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort
16942 Ranch Rd 2341
Burnet, TX 78611
This stunning Hill Country resort, on the shores of Lake Buchanan and the Colorado River, is a perfect place for an ideal Labor Day getaway. There’s plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors on this 940-acre spread, such as 14-miles of nature trails, fishing, canoeing and lounging in the pool admiring the scenery. Other attractions nearby include the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Longhorn Caverns and Fall Creek Vineyards. The resort has a restaurant featuring live entertainment on the patio and at night there’s star gazing at the Eagle Eye Observatory. During the Labor Day weekend, the resort is hosting guided nature walks, a reptile show, a barbecue buffet and movies under the stars with s’mores and popcorn. A limited number of bookings are still available for $149 per night.
Rough Creek Lodge Resort
5165 County Road 2013
Glen Rose, TX 76043
For non-stop activities in a beautiful setting, you can’t beat Rough Creek’s Labor Day weekend packages. The lodge offers a 3-day minimum stay, but it includes an array of top notch activities and gourmet food as well. Friday night rooms are $100 without meals. Saturday and Sunday the rates are $365 per adult per night, but it’s all-inclusive with 3 course dinners for adults each night, breakfast, and hamburger-hotdog buffets out by the pool. Children under 15 stay free and eat free at the children’s buffet. Activities include a fireworks show Sunday night, a bungee trampoline, climbing walls, a zip-line, hayrides, outdoor movies, a lazy river with a water slide, adults only pool, poolside treats, hiking, biking and much more.
Chalk Bluff Park
1108 Chalk Bluff Rd.
Uvalde, TX 78801
Take one dip in the crystal clear waters of the Nueces River and you’ll see why it’s called the “Mother River of the Hill Country.” The way to enjoy this spring–fed beauty is to spend some time at Chalk Bluff Park, where you’ll find a host of activities ranging from swimming, fishing and tubing to boating, horseback riding and hayrides. The park is located 90 miles west of San Antonio and offers air-conditioned cabins from $99 to $129 — as well as campsites and RV hookups.
Whiskey Mountain Inn
HCR 1 Box 555
Leakey, TX 78873
With dramatic canyons and spectacular elevations rising up 2,400 feet, it is no wonder that the Edwards Plateau area around Leakey is often referred to as “The Swiss Alps of Texas.” The best spot to take in the scenery and a cool dip is at Garner State Park, where you can enjoy swimming, tubing and paddle boating in the clear glass waters of the Frio River. If you want to stay in the area, the Whiskey Mountain Inn is the perfect place to start your explorations from. Situated 5-miles north of Garner State Park, the inn sits on 10-acres and offers four lovely cabins and a duplex priced from $125-$170.