Vacation Spots in Texas for Families: Why Willow Point is the Best Choice for Yours

Image of trucks on the beach at one of the best vacation spots in Texas for families, Willow Point Resort!

Finding the best vacation spots in Texas for families seems like a quick Google search away. Yet, it doesn’t take long for things to suddenly spiral into an overwhelming array of options and factors to consider. 

If you’re hoping to plan a safe, fun, and memorable getaway for your family this summer, keep reading!

We put together the 3 reasons why Willow Point Resort is considered one of the top vacation spots in Texas for families. 

1. Clean & Safe

Our 11 private lakeside cabins and 25-person lake house sit nestled around an expansive Lake Buchanan peninsula. We strategically positioned each one to offer unobstructed lake views, maximize privacy, and provide open outdoor space with easy access to the water. 

Each Texas lake cabin comes equipped with a private full-kitchen and bathroom, covered porch, outdoor picnic table, chairs, and charcoal grill.

Guests also have a personal section of lawn and beach area to enjoy during their stay.

Why does all this matter? Well, when you’re vacationing with children (especially young kiddos), having both comfortable and safe accommodations as well as outdoor space for them to play is essential. 

You want to easily keep an eye on them while also getting some relaxation time for yourself during your vacation. (Imagine!) 

We’ve hosted countless families over the years, many of whom have made Willow Point an annual part of their family’s summer vacation plans. 

Guests frequently tell us that our grounds, activities, beach area, and accommodations are the ideal setup for family fun and adult relaxation!

2. Location That Can’t Be Beat

Nestled on the shores of Lake Buchanan, our resort offers the perfect central Texas location. 

Located just over 1 1/2 hours west of Austin. The scenic drive through the Texas Hill Country is just another great perk! Visitors get to enjoy many sights and fun, small-town stops before even arriving at our lakeside resort.

We know how much stress traveling with small children can be. (We’ve thought about using those leashed backpacks on more than one family outing, too.) But this is what makes Willow Point one of the best vacation spots in Texas for families! It’s not too far from home (no congested airports or planes required), yet it feels like a world away.

Another notable benefit of our resort’s location on Lake Buchanan (the second-largest Highland Lake) is that guests find it nearly impossible to ever feel crowded. Both on and off the water.

3. Activities For All Ages

Lastly, our cabins sit around granite gravel shores that provide an ideal beach for swimming, wading, and sunbathing. This type of setting is just what you need to beat the Texas summer heat safely. The shallower shore waters are perfect for even the smallest swimmers.

In addition to the traditional beach shore activities. We also encourage families to bring their watercraft, floaties, boats, and get out on the water, too!

However, if you’d prefer to skip the hassle of packing in anything extra. (We know how that goes.) We’re pleased to offer daily on-site boat rentals of paddleboards, kayaks, jet-skis, a pontoon boat, canoes, and more!

Offered on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend filling out the rentals request form here if you’d like to add a water experience to your stay.

Our grounds also boast an array of both kid and adult-friendly outdoor games. Including ladder ball, basketball, volleyball, and horseshoes.

You’ll also find several campfire rings around the property.

Gather around for an evening of s’mores and stargazing to close out a fun-filled day on the lake.

There’s also a shared clubhouse stocked with board games and family-friendly movies.

The last (and most important) reason Willow Point is one of the best vacation spots in Texas for families? There’s no expectation on how to spend your time!

Each family gets to spend theirs in a way that works best for them. Whether it’s fast-paced or easy-going, every member of your family will find ways to enjoy themselves here.

Have we convinced you why Willow Point should be at the top of your list when it comes to the best vacation spots in Texas for families? 

Click here to check our summer availability! With only 11 lake cabins, space is limited and we sell out very early in the season.

We allow guests to make reservations up to 1 year in advance. So, if you don’t find the dates you need this time around. We encourage you to book early for the following season.

See you soon!
Bryan & Gwen Carpenter

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  1. Arnona Clary

    Please send information to my email. I would like to visit soon.

    • Gwen Carpenter

      Hi, Arnona!
      What kind of information are you looking for us to send to your email?

  2. Cheryl A Patino

    Is this pet friendly

    • Gwen Carpenter

      Hi, Cheryl!
      Thank you for asking. The resort does not allow pets at this time with the exception of service animals. Proper certification must be provided prior to arrival.

  3. Willow Cobram Resort

    Willow Resort is the best choice for your vacation Spots. because it is clean and friendly for every age group. Thanks for sharing this useful blog with us. you properly explain the main features of Willow Resort.

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