Canyon Lake Journals

Spring Break in Hill Country

A March 2005 trip to Canyon Lake by Jackie V

Quote: Our extended family of six made the Texas Hill Country our home base for spring break 2005. We had a fabulous time exploring the area, including San Antonio, Austin, New Braunfels, Gruene, and Fredericksburg. Canyon Lake is a beautiful area and offered plenty of activities, such as horseback riding and exploring state parks.

Silverleaf's Hill Country Resort

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel

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Best Things Nearby:San Antonio (Riverwalk, the Alamo, the zoo, Sea World, Six Flags), Austin, New Braunfels, Gruene, Fredericksburg Best Things About the Resort:The friendliness of the staff and the amenities - several pools, mini-golf, horseback riding, game rooms, movie theaterResort Experience:Our extended family of six – grandparents, parents, and two children - stayed in a two-bedroom unit at the Hill Country Resort over Easter week 2005. Our check-in on Saturday afternoon was pleasant and efficient. We were lucky to get a presidential unit overlooking Canyon Lake. Upon arrival, we found our unit to be in good condition, with plenty of space. Both...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 12, 2005

Silverleaf's Hill Country Resort
17545 Fm 306
Canyon Lake, Texas 78133
(830) 935-4355

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This place had character. When you walked in, there was a down-home mom-and-pop feel. The limited menus were left on the tables. For $19, you got warm rolls with melted butter (the butter was in a mustard squeeze bottle) and a pot of shrimp or crawfish seasoned to your liking mixed with corn, red potatoes, and sausage. The waiter covered your table with rolled towels and poured your dinner on the table in front of you. No need for plates! Dessert was a huge slice of homemade layer cake (it was lemon the day we were there). There was also gumbo, sausage, and turkey legs on the menu. It was fun for the whole family. Cash only.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 12, 2005

Plooky's Cajun Boiling Pot
20085 FM 306
Canyon Lake, Texas 78133
830/935-4452

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant | "The Gristmill"

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We liked this restaurant so much that we ate here twice! There are nice views of the Guadelupe River from many of the tables. Depending on the weather, you can eat inside or out. The menu had a little bit of everything, including burgers, sandwiches, salads, steaks, and more. The fresh-squeezed lime margaritas and tenderloin sandwich were excellent, as were the burgers and ribs. We found the service to be especially friendly.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 12, 2005

Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar
1287 Gruene Road
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
830-606-1281