Located just west of Austin, the Island on Lake Travis offers direct access to the lake with great amenities like tennis courts, spa, gym, indoor/outdoor swimming pools and restaurants.  Enjoy the atmosphere of being on the lake while only being a short drive to many of the best things Austin has to offer.  While staying at the lake be sure to explore the many options for hiking or boat rentals while receiving 10% off when you book with us!!

Around the Lake

Boat rentals through Liquid Thrillz– no matter your style or adventure, you’ll enjoy the lake and the beautiful surroundings of Lake Travis.  You can choose from pontoons, ski boats or wave runners! 10% off when you mention A Stay Above The Rest sent you!! They will also deliver  them to you!

Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals! Viking Ship Kayak rentals will even bring them to you!
It’s a great way to spend the day on the lake.
If you bring your own boat you’ll have plenty of options for ramps and slips.  To make your stay convenient you can rent a slip right at the marina attached to the Island on Lake Travis.


Golfing near the lake – Lago Vista Golf Course – Located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Lago Vista and Highland Lakes Golf Courses provide breathtaking scenery with thirty-six holes of incredible golf. Lago Vista sits peacefully on a peninsula on the North shore of Lake Travis and has been one of Texas’ best kept secrets for over thirty years. At Lago Vista, we’re committed to providing a golf experience for our members and guests that is casual, memorable, and most importantly, fun! Call us to schedule your tee time.

Lago Vista Course: (512) 267-1170
Highland Lakes Course: (512) 382-6529
Lago Vista 7:00am – 7:00pm Closed on Mondays
Highland Lakes 7:00am – 6:00pm Closed on Tuesdays


Zip Lining on the Lake

With 5 different zip lines and having the longest zip line in Texas, you’ll have a great time flying through around the lake and taking in the sites.

Lake Travis Zip Line Adventures closes every winter but reopens in March.



Wildlife Watching & Nature Trails – Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy the nearly seven miles of trails, overlooks and photo blinds found throughout the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Amazing views and outdoor adventure awaits you.



The Doeskin Ranch Unit has more than five miles of foot trails open year-round from sunrise to sunset.

The ½ mile Pond and Prairie Trail leads you through prairie and woodland forest. Another short walk, the half mile Creek Trail, follows a beautiful, clear creek and provides comfortable shade in an old oak forest.

Rimrock Trail is a vigorous 2.2 mile hike taking you to the top of the plateau where you will find spectacular panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country. This trail is by far the most strenuous of the refuge trails.

The Indiangrass Trail offers a mile and a half of solitude in prairie and forest.



Wine Tours


Welcome! You may be discovering what five million annual visitors already know: The Texas Hill Country Wineries are spectacular and fun! With 51 unique and visually stunning wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country, from Austin to Fredericksburg and Lampasas to New Braunfels, there’s someplace new to explore around every bend. Each place has its own personality, terroir and style of winemaking, yet all share a commitment to quality and a fervent passion for what they do. We invite newcomers and old friends alike to an award-winning wine experience only Texas can offer.


Winery – Flat Creek Estate Winery and Bistro – Link


Flat Creek Winery & Vineyard offers a variety of experiences to fit your wine style.  Join us at our vineyard Estate for educational wine tastings, vineyard walks and lunch or dinner overlooking the rolling hills.  Looking for live music and late night drinks with friends.  Visit our urban wine bar, The Enoteca, for self-guided wine flights and food from our wood-fired oven.



Enjoy a Spa Treatment!

Luisa’s Salon and Spa has 2 locations in Lago Vista, including one on The Island of Lake Travis!!

They offer many different services such as:

  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Massage
  • Facials
  • Skin Care
  • Waxing
  • Makeup Services
  • and more!