Winter Texans



Spend Your Winter in Texas

Become a Winter Texan to Enjoy Mild Days and
Cozy Nights All Season Long

Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan
Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan

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?  Winter Texans love our area!  

Mild Climate

Inexpensive Living for Snowbirds

Friendly People

Beautiful Scenery & Wildlife

Golf, Boat and Ride Year-round

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Play golf year round in our area


Mild Texas Winters

Leave your snow shovel behind. The winter season in Texas is generally mild for most of the state. You won't have to worry about the snow and ice here.

About once every five years we may get 1/2 inch of snow, but it tends to melt quickly. Plus, the lakes never freeze over. The lakes typically stabilize in temperature, and homes close to the lake can experience temperatures up to five degrees warmer than surrounding areas. The daytime temperatures in December and January are usually in the 50s to 70s depending on which way the breeze is blowing. .


Inexpensive Living

Spending the winter in Texas won't break the bank. You'll find the prices in Central Texas are very reasonable. Unlike some other areas, we don't take advantage of tourists. You'll pay the same low prices as the locals.

Our gas prices are usually 10 to 20 cents cheaper than other areas of the country, which makes getting around and keeping warm less expensive. Eating in our restaurants is also affordable and gives you a taste of the local cuisine. You can expect very reasonable rates for renting a cabin, condo or house during winters in Texas. Plus, winter Texans enjoy cheaper rental prices compared to the summer season.


Friendly People

Ever heard of "Southern Hospitality"? It's a way of life in the Hill Country of Central Texas. The people here are friendly and inviting no matter where you live the rest of the year. As you drive down the highway, don't be surprised if people wave as you go by.

Since Central Texas is a popular retirement area, 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'll even find events and potlucks put on by the local towns for the Winter Texans.

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You will see plenty of deer in our area.


Beautiful Scenery and Wildlife

One of the nicest things about our area is the beautiful scenery. The winding roads through the hills and lakes, the majestic live oak trees and small, historic towns centers add a lot of appeal to the area. The live oaks don't lose their leaves in the winter, which means there's plenty of greenery throughout the winter to enjoy. Quite often the grass is also green in the winter, depending on the rainfall.

The mild weather is also enjoyed by the wildlife that calls the Hill Country home. You can see dozens of species of birds, plenty of deer and other little creatures like armadillos. Wildlife is so abundant Llano County is known as the Deer Capital of Texas.


What to do During Winter in Texas

The Hill Country of Central Texas is a beautiful recreation area that's ideal for Winter Texans. You can spend time enjoying nature that isn't covered in frost, making friends with other snowbirds and locals or taking a day trip to a nearby city. San Marcos, New Braunfels, Austin and San Antonio are all within an hour drive.

Everything is here, ready for your winter visit!


See photos of the active wildlife during winters in Texas. .

Find out when local events are happening.

Get the 10-day forecast for the local weather.

Read more about the Central Texas climate.

See more information on bird watching and wildlife.

Get Texas golf course information to select the best course for your skill level.
    


Rental Homes, Cabins, Condos and RV Spaces
Available for Winter Texans:

In Texas there are a variety of living accommodations for Winter Texans. We have rental homes, cabins, condos, RV parks and more. And they're all reasonably priced. These homes, cabins and RV spaces are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. Be sure to get yours by making a reservation today!


Canyon Lake Area Rentals

Millie's Canyon Lake Cottages
These Cottages, on the beautiful Canyon Lake shores, offer 2 room individual rock exterior cottages with a full bath.  Each cottage has a full kitchen with cooking facilities and all have basic cable TV.  Winter Texans are welcome.


Gulf Coast

Bolivar Peninsula - Crystal Beach, Gilchrist, High Island and Port Bolivar
Like no other place on the Texas Gulf Coast---It's a 27 mile stretch of paradise rich in history. A sand between your toes kind of place that you can drive on and fish off of, enjoy the time here with the family and friends.


Highland Lakes Area Rentals

The Highland Lakes area is in the beautiful Texas Hill Country of central Texas.  There are 6 lakes in the chain of Highland Lakes surrounded by beautiful hills filled with live oak trees that stay green all year.   This is a very nice area of Texas to spend the winter.

  • Moonlight on the Colorado Lake House
    Waterfront lake house with great water on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas with boat dock, fishing pier, covered porch facing the lake, and more.  3 bedrooms and 2 baths can sleep up to 10 people.  Winter Texans are welcome.

  • Arrowhead Cabins on Lake Buchanan
    Lodge and additional cabins can accommodate 6 to 24 overnight guests.
     
  • River Oaks Lodge on Lake LBJ
    Their 8 cabins are on the Colorado River "arm" of Lake LBJ in Kingsland, TX.  They have covered boat slips for their guests.  Winter Texans are welcome.

  • Poppy's Pointe
    Waterfront resort on Lake Buchanan with 9 cabins and 58 RV spaces for rent.   Nice views of the lake.  They have a recreation room for gatherings and parties.  You can fish and boat year round on this beautiful lake.  Available for Winter Texans.

  • Hi-Line Lake Resort
    16 waterfront cabins, 7 waterfront RV sites, and 46 RV sites overlooking the lake. The Hi-line Lodge sleeps 20 and is great for family reunions.

  • Hacienda on Lake LBJ
    This vacation lake house has a lot of amenities: game room, boat dock with electric lift, fireplace, BBQ, and more.  2,849 sq. ft. waterfront house with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, TX. 

  • Lake LBJ Rental Home
    3 Bedroom, 4 bath, with almost 3,000 square feet, fully furnished waterfront vacation home for rent on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas.  Available for Winter Texans.


Cedar Creek Lake Area Rentals

Waterfront Lodge, Cabins, and RVs
Need a getaway? Come on down to Waterfront Lodge, Cabins, and RVs! We are located one hour SE of Dallas at beautiful waterfront property with over 200 feet of waterfront.



New Braunfels, Gruene & San Antonio

Stone Creek RV Park - New Braunfels/San Antonio Area
A Truly Texas RV Park!  Back this season are park activities, potlucks, bingo, horse racing, BBQ's, breakfasts and more, this plus all that San Antonio and New Braunfels has to offer will make your stay memorable. Pets will love our 2 new large off-leash dog parks with fun equipment. 



 

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