Plan the Perfect Spring Break Escape

March 9, 2020

Spring Break is upon us! It’s the perfect time to regroup and reconnect with friends and family, and refresh and renew your mind, body, and spirit. Around here, our approach to this scholastic interlude isn’t big and brash. It’s all about balance and being present in the moment. From our tranquil spa and breathtaking lakeside setting, to our full calendar of inspiring activities and engaging events, spending Spring Break with us promises to surprise, delight, and set you up to take charge of that last semester. Below, we’ve put together suggestions to help you plan the perfect Spring Break at Lake Austin Spa Resort.

Arrive in Style

Luxe Water Taxi

Why drive when you can cruise to Conde Nast Traveler’s #1 Destination Spa Resort in North America? Our Luxe Water Taxi takes you from pick up points around downtown Austin, City Parks, Austin Country Club, and more. You’ll get to skip the traffic and spend time catching up with your crew while you take in stunning river views of the Texas Hill Country. Wind down from the stresses of your everyday grind while you make your way to our shores. Flying in to visit us? We can easily arrange an airport pickup for you too.

Start Your Mornings Outdoors

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Mornings at Lake Austin are truly something special, with mist wafting from the water, sun rising from behind verdant hills, and birdsong drifting through the air. Grab a coffee and sit out under a flower-laden pergola while you enjoy breakfast overlooking the lake, or take your java to go and hit the water! Our Koffee and Kayak outing (at 8:00am Mondays and Tuesdays) gets you energized to start the day with a paddle while you sip. Plus, there are so many other ways to experience the bounty of nature all around us, including invigorating trail hikes, calming tai chi, and centering yoga. Check out our Activities Calendar to see all that’s going on during your stay.

Take Classes Together

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One of the best parts of your stay with us is all the classes, outings, and activities that come with your inclusive booking. After you’ve checked in, visit our Activities Desk and we’ll be happy to show you all that’s on during your days here, and create an itinerary that speaks to your group’s interests. From a fitness point of view, we’ve got everything from pilates, barre, and kickboxing, to fun dance and spin sessions. And for good old fashioned old fun, there’s a lot in store. Make s’mores by a camp fire, go stargazing, take a cocktail class, or grab a board game and let the laughs flow. Your days can be as activate or as laid back as you all wish when you stay where wellness meets the water.

Soak In our Spa Experience

A couple receives a massage outdoors underneath a canopy with gardens in the background.

A Spring Break getaway wouldn’t be complete without time spent at our LakeHouse Spa. Whether you’re here with your girls, your love, or your mom, any group can create an elevated, unforgettable spa experience. Indulge in a classic mani/pedi, or try innovative aquatic treatments and integrative wellness sessions you won’t find anywhere else. An overnight stay isn’t required to take advantage of our incredible spa. Explore our packages designed exclusively for day guests here.  

Get Out on the Water

Lake Fun | Waterskiing & Wakeboarding (*Sign Up & Additional Fee)

Spending time on or near the water is proven to bring with it a host of health benefits—it’s exactly what you need to really feel recharged over Spring Break. Aquatic influences are all around at Lake Austin, inspiring you to form a new relationship with water when you go below the surface and reconnect with life. Spend an afternoon reading in a hammock chair at the water’s edge. Enjoy a glass of wine on a sunset cruise. Take a water bicycle or paddle board out for a spin. Infusing the science of Blue Mind into all we do, we not only take traditional fitness and mind/body classes that are typically offered indoors and feature them on the lake , but we have an amazing menu of exhilarating lake and boating activities available right at our own lakefront docks, including wake surfing, paddleboarding, and pedalboarding. Our team of water sport athletes can guide, coach and, teach you all that the water has to offer. When you really embrace lake life, it’s easy to feel water’s healing benefits with each lapping wave.

Indulge in Conscientious Cuisine

An overhead shot of several dishes of colorful Mediterranean style foods.

Indulgence doesn’t have to mean straying from healthy eating. Our conscientious cuisine philosophy pairs delicious flavors with authentic, local ingredients—many grown in our own garden. Our lakeside dining room is the perfect place to reconvene if your group has been off on their own resort adventures. You’re always encouraged to relax here, don’t be surprised if you see guests dining in their luxe white robes! If you’re visiting as a day guest, don’t miss a chance to dine at the Aster Café. For even more epicurean inspiration, sign up for one of our Culinary Experience events to learn from guest chefs and our own Executive Chef, Stéphane Beaucamp. 

Try a Private Experience

A guest glides across the water of Lake Austin in a single scrull rowing boat.

From personal training and nutritional counseling to wake surfing and sculling lessons (pictured above), our goal is to help jump start and inspire your wellness during your stay. With years of experience crafting tactics, assessments, and unique ideas to motivate you, our team of health and fitness experts are prepared to work privately or semi-privately with you to help you learn a new skill or achieve a personal fitness goal.

Does this sound like the Spring Break you’ve been dreaming of? Browse our offers and packages, or get in touch and we’ll help you plan your perfect Spring Break escape.