Winter Texans
Become a Winter Texan and Spend the
Winter in the Mild Climate of Texas

Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan
Buchanan Dam and Lake Buchanan

Mild Climate in Central Texas

Inexpensive Living for Snowbirds

Friendly People in Texas

Beautiful Scenery & Wildlife

Golf & Boat Year-round in Texas

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!  

The Hill Country of central Texas is a beautiful recreation and tourist area close to Austin and San Antonio and is ideal for Winter Texans.  Everything is here, ready for your winter visit.  We have houses for rent, cabins for rent, condos for rent, RV Parks and more.  And, they are priced reasonably.

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Play golf year round in our area

Our Mild Climate
Leave your snow shovel behind.  You will not have to worry about the snow here.   About once every five years we may get 1/2 inch of snow and it melts quickly.   You don't need to worry about ice either.  The lakes never freeze over.   The lakes have a tendency to stabilize the temperature, and homes close to the lake can experience temperatures up to 5 degrees warmer than surrounding areas in the winter.   The daytime temperatures in December and January are usually in the 50s to 70s depending on which way the breeze is blowing.  Winter Texans love our winter climate.

Inexpensive Living
You will find the prices in our area to be reasonable.  We do not take advantage of tourists here.  You will be paying the same low prices as the locals.   Our auto gas prices are usually 10 to 20 cents cheaper than other areas of the country.  Eating in our restaurants is very reasonable.  You can expect reasonable prices in renting a cabin, condo or house for the winter.  Winter Texans receive cheaper rental prices in the winter than the summer prices for the same properties. 

Friendly People
You have heard of "Southern Hospitality", haven't you?  Southern Hospitality is a reality in the Hill Country of central Texas.  The people here are friendly!  As you are driving down the highway, don't be surprised if people wave at you.  This is a popular retirement area and 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 will find events and potlucks put on by the local towns for the Winter Texans.  You are welcome here!

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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 that it is beautiful.  The winding roads through the hills and lakes, the beautiful live oak trees, and small towns in the area add a lot to the enjoyment of the area.  The live oaks don't lose their leaves in the winter, so there is plenty of greenery throughout the winter to enjoy.  Quite often the grass is green in the winter, depending on the rainfall.  The wildlife is abundant.  You can enjoy dozens of species of birds, plenty of deer, and other little creatures.  Llano County is known as the Deer Capital of Texas.

Tourists also enjoy an occassional shopping and sightseeing trip into Austin, our state capital, and San Antonio.  Both are only about an hour drive away.

To see photos of the area, click here.

To see a list of local events, click here.

To see a 10-day forcast of the weather, click here.

To see more information on the climate, click here.

Click these for  more information on Bird Watching and Wildlife.

For Texas Golf Course information, click here.

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

These homes, cabins and RV spaces are rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. To be sure to get yours, you should act quickly.

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.

  • Longhorn Resort
    This popular lakefront resort has a 4 room lake house, 13 rental cabins and RV spaces, plenty of room for your entire group to stay at one place.  Longhorn Resort is located 60 minutes northwest of Austin and 90 minutes north of San Antonio. 

  • 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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