Holiday Proposals at the Lake
The only thing better than Christmas morning? Getting engaged on Christmas morning! Or, anytime during the holiday season for that matter.
It’s already the merriest time of year. With all the gift-giving, Christmas carols, and family time, love is in the air. If you’re thinking that this is the perfect occasion for a marriage proposal, we couldn’t agree more! And to help you out, we’d love to host your dream engagement here at Willow Point Resort.
Joy abounds, holidays lights are twinkling, and festive decor decks the halls; essentially, all the decorating for your big moment has been done for you. However, you want for your proposal to be something truly magical and unique. This is a day you two will remember for years to come. Not to mention, you don’t want the romance to end the moment your partner says yes. You should be celebrating your future and cheers-ing to the years to come in a private and intimate setting.
Planning a proposal that ticks all these boxes may seem impossible, but Willow Point Resort can offer you all that- and then some. When it comes to Christmas proposal ideas, look no further. People love the intimate and romantic setting at Willow Point Resort for these top reasons.
Retreat to a private lakefront cabin
After you’ve popped the question and celebrated with the people you are closest to, there’s one thing on your mind- privacy. While sharing this moment with family and friends is special, this day is truly about you and your fiancé. We get it! And we’re sure the private lakefront cabins at Willow Point Resort are exactly what you need after a holiday proposal.
We designed all eleven of our cabins at an angle that allows for lakefront views and maximum privacy. With our cabins situated just 25 feet from the water’s edge, your front porch opens to the crystal blue waters of Lake Buchanan, with unobstructed views. The ample distance between each cabin means you’ll feel a sense of separateness from the neighbors. Retreat to your own cozy home, pop a bottle of wine, and sit on the private deck. You can listen to the sound of waves lapping against the shore as the sun sets behind the lake, with zero disruptions.
Not only do our lakefront cabins offer a feeling of seclusion, but their design is intimate and cozy. In true minimalist fashion, you’ll find a full kitchen, dishwasher, sitting area, and bedrooms, all within a charming, little home. It’s the ideal setting for romance. We include bed linens and towels, plus cooking utensils, a toaster, a microwave, a charcoal grill, and more. With all these amenities, you can end your evenings cooking your favorite meal together or sipping on champagne at your own private picnic table.
Set the mood among romantic scenery
When brainstorming Christmas proposal ideas, one nonnegotiable is a romantic setting. You want to set the mood and create a dreamy backdrop for when you pop the question. We know we’re biased, but we can’t think of anything more romantic than a crystal blue lake surrounded by lush foliage and quaint log cabins.
At Willow Point Resort, there are countless romantic settings where you can ask the big question. If you prefer something more secluded, rent one of our canoes, or kayaks and paddle out into the lake. When it’s just the two of you in the water, not another person in sight, it’s time to profess your love. Even better, you can plan it just as the sun is setting and Lake Buchanan comes alive with hues of violet, orange, and red.
If you prefer land to water, Willow Point Resort offers numerous more settings that are equally as charming. Our resort is set on a three-acre peninsula, meaning we can arrange a dreamy setting wherever feels perfect for you. From a picnic outside your cabin, complete with champagne and flowers, to a candlelit dinner on the resort’s private beach, we’re here to help you make your vision a reality.
Even after the proposal, you’ll love that Willow Point Resort is nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country, surrounded by more wildlife and charming towns. You can drive along the country roads and admire the beauty of the rolling hills around Christmas time to set the mood. With all the nearby towns decked out in festive lights and Christmas decorations, it’s the most magical time to visit. Best yet, it’s all already decorated. Less work for you!
Visit nearby wineries and hiking trails
There’s so much hype around the proposal itself, that we often forget what comes before and after. Sure, you can just go about your day, plan a romantic hour-long proposal, and then return to your day-to-day life. But that doesn’t seem as nice as continuing the courtship, does it? Maybe taking your fiancé out to a nearby vineyard to celebrate or hiking through colorful forests and wildlife at a nearby national park? Again, call us biased, but we prefer the latter!
Many Christmas proposal ideas only take into account the moment itself and leave you in a setting where there’s no more romance to be had. However, the beauty of planning a proposal at Willow Point Resort is that you can take advantage of all that the Texas Hill Country has to offer. This 200-acre region is considered the heart and soul of Texas, and it’s no surprise why. The land’s beautiful rolling hills, rivers, and unique rock formations are home to a variety of wildlife, national parks, and quaint towns. You can hike, mountain bike, rock climb, kayak, boat, and enjoy countless more activities.
The closest national park to Willow Point Resort is Inks Lake State Park. Perfect for a day trip, you can enjoy the land’s sparkling blue waters and unusual geological formations while you hike, boat or play volleyball. Inks Lake State Park has 9-miles of hiking trails that wind through forests and across hills. We recommend exploring Devil’s Waterhole, a small canyon and swimming cove. Bundle up, pack a warm picnic, and enjoy the romance of being alone with your future fiancé in nature.
If your legs tire of all the outdoor activities, it’s time for a (large) glass of rosé, with grapes grown right here in the Texas Hill Country. Willow Point Resort is within a twenty-minute drive of some of the region’s best vineyards. Your fiancé will love an afternoon spent celebrating your engagement at a beautiful local winery, sipping on different varieties as you enjoy the spectacular views. Some of our favorites are Torr Na Lochs Vineyard & Winery, Perissos Vineyards, and Fall Creek Vineyards. All three vineyards offer seating with picture-worthy views of the surrounding hills, plus award-winning varieties to taste. Buy a bottle and bring it back to your private cabin to keep the celebration going.
Enjoy a romantic evening by the campfire
After you’ve made the proposal official, it’s time to cozy up next to each other by the warm flames of a campfire. There’s something about the glow of the fire and a starry night that makes the most intimate backdrop for love. And with Willow Point Resort’s multiple campfires and free firewood, we can arrange the perfect evening for you and your fiancé under the stars.
Even more, Christmas is the perfect time of year to enjoy a campfire. When the temperatures dip into the 40s, you can grab a blanket and two mugs of hot chocolate before cuddling next to the flames. Since Willow Point Resort is 70 miles from the nearest city, the sky comes alive at night. It’s not uncommon to catch shooting stars- the perfect way to wish for a happy marriage!
When it comes to Christmas proposal ideas, a campfire is also an ideal setting to pop the question. It’s intimate and romantic, without being too over the top. Whether you decide to plan a romantic campfire evening before, during or after the proposal. It’s guaranteed to set the mood (and give you another excuse to cuddle).
Use fireworks to create an extraordinary moment
As cliché as it may seem, imagine an array of fireworks going off the moment your future fiancé says yes. In the excitement of the moment, we can’t imagine anything more extraordinary. And thanks to our firework regulations, you can make this movie-worthy moment a reality. Yes, fireworks are legal at Willow Point Resort, so let us help you set up the perfect show. Whether it’s by the lake as the sun is setting, next to a field with a picnic arrangement, or one of the other romantic settings Willow Point Resort has to offer, a fireworks show adds the crowning touch to the best moment. Your future fiancé is guaranteed to never forget this day.
Do you want to organize a Christmas or New Year’s Eve proposal? Contact Us today!
We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen Willow Point Resort to host your holiday proposal, and we guarantee to make it the most memorable moment of you and your future fiancé’s life. Give us a call at (512) 793-5000, send us an email, or book online, and we’ll help you plan the perfect Texas Hill Country getaway.
Gwen & Bryan Carpenter