Paws By The Lake

Paws by the Lake at Lake Austin Spa Resort

Looking for a “paws” from everyday life? Lake Austin Spa Resort is hosting Paws by the Lake from December 1, 2017 through December 3, 2017. Guests will enjoy a weekend designed around the joys of being a pet owner, with special activities for humans and dogs alike. The special weekend will include a “paws-itively delicious” dog friendly menu, and guests will learn how to make their own homemade dog treats, …

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Forest Bathing at Lake Austin Spa

Overworked, overbooked? Tired of looking at electronics all day? Lake Austin Spa Resort may have the answer, and it’s a nature-based yoga therapy known as “forest bathing.” Called Shinrin-yoku therapy, or “taking in the forest atmosphere,” the therapy dates back to Japan in the 1980s and is considered a cornerstone of preventative healthcare in Japanese medicine. Part of the Spa Resort’s Nature Therapy offerings, the Valley Vista Forest Bathing Nature …

Aster After Dark This Fall at Lake Austin Resort Spa

The Lake Austin Resort Spa is offering a special selection of Aster After Dark events this coming fall season. These Sunday Suppers and Wine & Cheese Chats are designed to showcase culinary and literary experts, and the events are open to members of the public with a reservation. Below are the next scheduled events. Wine & Cheese Chat Guest Artist Renate Hume on creating personal mandalas as a way to …

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Invasive Zebra Mussels Found at Lake Austin

Biologists discovered the invasive zebra mussels species in Lake Austin this August 2017, following their discovery in Lake Travis in June 2017. After finding a zebra mussel larva from a sample, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries and the City of Austin found “several half-inch adult zebra mussels on multiple marina floatation devices and a barge near the Walsh Boat Landing,” according to a TPWD news release. It is …

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Austin #6 City to Launch a Career

Austin is the sixth best city in the United States in which to launch a career, according to a Realtor.com article, Work Hard, Play Hard! The article was based on information from Realtor.com®’s data team that showed the “most affordable metros where entry-level workers can build long-term careers.” The report considered data such as job and business growth, median salary of the top 25 percent of all earners, a “resident …

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Austin Man Commutes to Work across Lake Austin

When Westlake Dermatology’s Chief Operating Officer Jason Dzubinski discovered inflatable kayaks, he switched his morning commute. Instead of driving four miles from his Westlake home to his office, he began kayaking across Lake Austin and hiking his way in to work, according to a feature piece by Kris Betts on KVUE. Now, instead of sitting in congested traffic, Dzubinski enjoys the open skies and waters of Lake Austin several times …

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The Floating Flamingo: 2017 Lake Austin Boat Cruise

The Westlake Hills Chamber of Commerce will host “The Floating Flamingo,” its 2017 Lake Austin Boat Cruise, on Thursday, April 27, 2017 on Lake Austin in West Austin. The cruise will depart from Walsh Landing (Oyster’s Landing Marina,) off of Lake Austin Boulevard in Tarrytown, and includes food, drink, and entertainment. Food includes homemade gumbo and handcrafted pizzas “whipped up by funny man Jimmy Tibbs.” The event runs from 5:30 …

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Lake Austin Spa Resort Celebrates 20th Anniversary

From its humble start in 1997 to its incarnation as the number one destination spa in the United States, 40-room Lake Austin Spa Resort endures, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with new programs and new services. Twenty new spa treatments have been added, services that are offered at the 25,000 square-foot LakeHouse Spa, which was added to the property in 2004. Expanded directions include energy work and vibrational healing, …

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LCRA Lowers Lake Austin 10 Feet

The Lower Colorado River Authority has lowered Lake Austin by about 10 feet for dock repairs and other maintenance. The drawdowns began on January 2, 2017, with low lake levels expected for about six weeks and lake refills expected to begin the week of February 2, 2017. Normal water levels are expected by February 13, 2017. Lake LBJ also is down for repairs and maintenance, with a four foot decrease. …

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Lake Austin Spa Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Lake Austin Spa is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new program, Aster After Dark, which will include a variety of events for February and March 2017. The events, which are open to the public, will be held in the evenings at the Aster Café or at the LakeHouse Spa Salon. First up is the Life of Joan Rivers Wine and Cheese Chat on February 10 with guest New York …