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
Play golf year round in our area.
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.
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.
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!
You will see plenty of deer in our area.
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.)
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.