Kingsland and Lake LBJ

Today is our first wedding anniversary! To celebrate, we spent the weekend in Kingsland on Lake LBJ at a little cabin at the Antlers Inn.

antlers kingsland

It looks rustic, but the inside was very sophisticated and clean. It looked like a perfectly restored Hyde Park house from the 1920s, with beautiful wood floors and high ceilings. We also looked inside one of the cabooses, and they are also well restored inside, with lots of wood and a small efficient kitchen. So cute!

antlers kingsland

They have a peach and pear orchard, and a nature trail.

peaches kingsland

I saw a fox and a screech owl right by our cabin. The lake was just a few steps away from our cabin. Unfortunately it was not as peaceful as I had hoped– the constant flow of motorboats and jetskis created a constant buzz of engines and a strong wake that made swimming or just sitting by the lake kind of unappealing. We went to Inks Lake State Park to try for a peaceful swim, but it was crowded too. So we enjoyed reading on our porch.

lake LBJ

Brian was thrilled that the restaurant next door to the Antlers, the Junction House, was the setting for the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It was moved down from Williamson County in the 90s.

Garden update: bordered patch butterflies have all but excluded the queen butterflies from the mistflower patch. Bindweed was taking over my Anacacho orchid tree and weeping cypress. That stuff is nasty!


  1. Bob Pool

    August 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I know what you mean about the lakes and all the people. Someplace a little more peaceful that you might try next time is Rae Carrington’s on the Llano. It’s very peaceful little cabin settings on a long hole of water on the Llano. You can use their kayaks and make floats on the river or just paddle the long hole at camp. It’s worth it just to see all the wild hibiscus growing along the river banks.

  2. Katina

    August 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Happy Anniversary! We celebrate our fifth next week. πŸ™‚

  3. dixie

    August 9, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Happy Anniversary, you two!

  4. Cheryl

    August 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Congrats, that place sounds lovely!

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