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Your Gobble-Gobble Getaway!

If retail stores had their way, we would simultaneously pass out Halloween candy, carve a Thanksgiving turkey, decorate a Christmas tree while popping a bottle of champagne for New Year’s Eve!

At Canyon of the Eagles we not trying to rush the holidays or you; we just want to let you know you have options. We are proposing an upcoming holiday season that won’t gobble up your holiday spirit.

Be Thankful & Leave The Cooking To Us

Raise your hand if you are the designated planner within your family, group of friends or office.

Raise both tired & overworked hands if you are the person who has to shop, chop, roast, and clean.

This year, just say no to all that work.

This blog is dedicated to you!

Consider Canyon of the Eagles your helping hands.

HOLIDAY MENUS-Chef Matthew and his culinary team have been busy developing menus and planning, so you don’t have to. Please click on the links below to see tantalizing holiday menu options beyond turkey, although we have that too. In addition, children’s menus for kiddos ten and under are available for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

Right now, Thanksgiving Dinner is available only to overnight guests and books fast.   You are welcome to sign up on a waiting list if there are cancellations. However, dinner on Christmas Day is open to the public, regardless if you are staying at the resort.

Reservations are a must and are made with a simple phone call to Overlook Restaurant, (512) 334-2070 ext. 2, and ask for Tami, our Dining Room Manager.


Celebrating at Canyon of the Eagles means you can say yes to the extras knowing we have plenty of enjoyable ways to work off holiday indulgences.

Guided Nature WalksNative American Traditions

Noted Highland Lakes Master Gardener, Willard Horn, will lead Canyon of the Eagles nature walks in November, sharing information about Native American Indians and how they lived in this area using native plants and animals. Willard will discuss the three main Native American Indian tribes that frequented the area. What was their lifestyle like? What native edibles and animals sustained them, and how did they incorporate local plants for medical purposes, to improve their wellbeing, and for health? Why did they incorporate snakes and eagles into their symbolism? In addition, you will search for evidence of flint and tools and see examples of artifacts from Willard’s private collection!

Nature Trails – Walking, Hiking, Biking-Explore 16-miles of groomed trails with your four-legged BFF or other travel companions. Pick up a free trail map in the Guest Services office and have an adventure.  Each path is clearly marked.  Bring bottled water and a fully charged cell phone for taking pics.

KayakingReserve one of our single or double kayaks through Guest Services.  Rental includes life jackets; however, Ben-gay for sore muscles is not included.


Fall Photo Spot– Stop by our fall photo spot through the end of November located on the Patio.  We have embellished this always Insta-worthy spot at Canyon of the Eagles with straw bales and giant pumpkins. It’s hard to upstage the stunning backdrop of Lake Buchanan, but we are going to try. If you time it right, your picture will include a sunset.

When you post on social media, be sure to tag us using #CanyonOfTheEagles. We will be sharing your posts all month long! In addition, we would love for you to Follow-us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Storytelling-Who doesn’t like a family-friendly heartwarming children’s story during Thanksgiving and Christmas? So join us for the popular storytelling sessions on select Friday nights preceding Movies Under the Stars at dusk.

(Movies Under The Stars begins at dusk. Left to Right, Thanksgiving and Christmas selections)

Movies Under the Stars-Grab a snack and a drink and enjoy watching a seasonal movie on the Patio every Friday night at dusk.

Flavored Coffees– Take our usual good cup of java up a notch with add-in flavor syrups like French Vanilla, Sugar-Free French Vanilla, Pumpkin Spice, Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice, Irish Cream, and Bourbon Caramel. Flavored coffees come with whipped cream (upon request) and an Italian biscotti cookie. And, if you want to take it up two notches, ask for a shot of Frangelico, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Bourbon, Kahlua, or Spiced Rum. You can’t get that at Starbucks!

(left to right, Pauline Reese, Natalie Rose, Krissy Stephens)

Holiday Music-We continue to bring talented entertainers to you in our outdoor concert series with a wonderful lineup of performers each Saturday night; Pauline Reese on October 23 and again on November 6, Natalie Rose on November 13, and again on December 11, and Krissy Stephens on December 4. All three artists will perform country and Christmas music in their November and December sets.



If you and the special person in your life need some together time, how does this sound; long walks along the lake, exploring nature trails to look for leaves changing color, coffee on your private porch in the morning, a couples massage, sharing an excellent bottle of wine over dinner?  These experiences and so much more are yours during a getaway at Canyon of the Eagles.

 BOOK NOW and look forward to the holidays!

For more information, please go to or call (512) 334-2070, ext. 1