La Hacienda RV Resort & Cabins Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 9.7

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La Hacienda RV Resort & Cabins Overview:

It’s about time that a luxury RV resort opened on the west side of Austin and in close proximity to Lake Travis - La Hacienda RV Resort and Cabins is a welcome addition to the Austin area. This fantastic Park offers lots of outstanding amenities, great sites, and is in a perfect location – 30 minutes to downtown Austin, just minutes to beautiful Lake Travis, and five minutes to some excellent restaurants, good shopping, fun nightlife, fantastic golf, and more.

A small 5 acre section of La Hacienda with 59 RV sites opened in 2004 and the largest phase of La Hacienda is now open and is very close to completion in March 2009. This 35 acre park has 216 sites and 31 cabins and all of the amenities that you would expect to find in a first class RV park. All of the main roads are paved and offer plenty of room to maneuver the biggest rigs. The sites are side-by-side but they seem a little more spacious than most. Trees are scattered throughout the park, and are more prevalent in section A – additional landscaping including adding more trees is in the master plan.

Everything at La Hacienda is new, well maintained and clean as a whistle. Park management is friendly and committed to ensuring that you have an enjoyable stay. This park has been designed to be enjoyable and fun for a weekend or the entire snowbird season. And unlike a lot of RV parks, La Hacienda is located away from the busy roads and freeways and offers the quiet serenity of the Austin Hill Country.

La Hacienda is pet friendly, offers daily, weekly, and monthly sites, and has a 10 year age restriction. Tent camping is not allowed.

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

La Hacienda RV Resort offers a combination of pull-through, pull-in, and back-in RV sites with crushed gravel fairly level pads. Most of the sites are much larger than the typical RV park sites, with an average site being 90 by 45 feet.

All sites have 20/30/50 AMP service, sewer hook-up, cable hookup, and many have picnic tables. Grassy areas line each side of the sites which vary in length from 50 feet up to 145 feet.

If you don’t have an RV, La Hacienda RV Resort has 31 cabins that sleep from 2 to 6 guests. The cabins are spread throughout the resort.  The cabins are a fantastic alternative to the traditional boring hotel room and are priced to be competitive with the local hotels. Better yet, each of the cottages are larger than your standard hotel room, has a fully equipped kitchen, a charcoal BBQ grill and picnic table, plus a deck which is perfect for morning coffee, a meal outside, or a cocktail watching the sunset. Kids will love sleeping in cabins that have a loft! The cottages have full use of all the campground amenities.

Speaking of amenities, you’ll love the what La Hacienda has to offer, some of which includes:.

  • an outstanding pool area with well manicured landscaping and two pools and a hot tub
  • a special events pavilion that faces the pool and is perfect for rallies, reunions, special events, games, or just getting out of the sun and relaxing in the huge rustic open air structure with a large stone fireplace, tables and chairs, ping pong table, and a commercial kitchen and large BBQ grill and smoker
  • a clubhouse with tables and chairs and a great deck area that is perfect for small meetings or a round of bridge, poker, or other games
  • free wi-fi for daily campers
  • two horseshoe pits and a kids play area
  • two laundry rooms
  • RV supplies, coffee, popcorn, blue bell ice cream, and snacks
  • propane and dump station
  • two pet areas
  • RV and boat storage
  • small amount of RV supplies and staples
  • business center with a computer with internet, fax machine, and copy machine
  • 4 hole chip and putt golf course

The individual and private bathrooms include a shower and are spanking clean and very well maintained. There is also a handicap bath house.

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

We love Austin and the surrounding Hill Country and La Hacienda is the perfect place to stay to explore Austin, enjoy Lake Travis or Lake Austin, and take advantage of all the fun things to see and do nearby.

Just down the road from La Hacienda is Lake Travis, Emerald Point Marina, and Carlos & Charlies. We love Carlos & Charlies for the lively crowd, live music, open air seating with fabulous views of the lake (the sunsets are outstanding), and ok food. About 5 miles down the road at Mansfield Dam is a boat ramp where we launch the boat. We'll spend a day enjoying the water, cruising by the huge beautiful homes, people watching in the party cove, and boating over for lunch or dinner at any of the several restaurants on the water. Another choice is to launch the boat in Mary Quinlan Park, about 10 minutes from La Hacienda, and enjoy Lake Austin. Unfortunately, there are not places nearby where you can leave the boat in the water overnight, but La Hacienda does have a storage area for boat parking.

We love golf, so of course one day has to be spent on the links, and there are lots of excellent choices near La Hacienda. A couple of our favorites that are within 20 minutes include: River Place, Falcon Head, and Lakeway. Check out this Austin area golf map to find a course and read our review of the courses.

When we stay here we also have to go to The Oasis for drinks and appetizers as the sun sets and listen to the live music. We also love the Hill Country Pasta House for some superb Italian food - both of which are very close to La Hacienda. We could fill three pages of things to see and do that are fun and close to La Hacienda - you won't get bored when you stay at La Hacienda.

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Cool Nearby Activities:

La Hacienda RV Resort is located on the Hudson Bend Peninsula of Lake Travis which means you have easy access to one of the largest and best lakes in Texas - read our review of Lake Travis. Just down the road and on Lake Travis is the fun and lively restaurant, Carlos & Charlies which has live music, good food, and magnificent sunsets and views of the lake. Next to Carlos & Charlies is Just For Fun and they rent ski boats, wave runners, party barges, and houseboats - save some money with a Just For Fun Coupon. Check out this map of Lake Travis to find the above plus fishing guides, the Lake Travis party cove, ramps, and restaurants on the water. If you have a boat, you are also close to Lake Austin which is a great lake for cruising and skiing/boarding plus there are a couple good restaurants on the lake - to learn more check out our review of Lake Austin.

Treat the kids to something special and take them to Volente Beach Water Park on Lake Travis or for a thrilling adventure that everyone will love go for a canopy and zip line tour at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours.

If you're into live music, excellent nightlife, good shopping, and fantastic restaurants, you have plenty of excellent choices that are located within 25 minutes of La Hacienda. Some of Texas Outside's nearby favorites include: Chuy's and Shady Grove in Zilker park and Hill Country Pasta House for good food; River Place and Lakeway for golf (nearby golf courses ); Carlos and Charlies or the Oasis for nightlife; 6th Street or the Warehouse district for music, nightlife, and restaurants. For lots more good stuff, check out our Guide To Austin which also has a Top Ten Things To See And Do In Austin.

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Campground Information

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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: Our favorite sites are B-31 for back-in, C-13 for a view of the lake and close to the pool, cabin 14 on the lake, or the San Gabriel or Mustang cabin.

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more