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Texas-sized Lodge Overlooks Water on Beautiful, Private Tree-covered Ranch

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths - Sleeps 10-25

Reflections Lodge is a rustic ,Texas-style Lodge situated on 100 Tree-Covered Acres. It's a mere 45-minute drive to downtown Austin or the Austin airport and less than 15 minutes from Bastrop or Elgin. It's less than two hours to San Antonio and less than 3 hours from Houston. Lake Bastrop and 2 lakeside parks are just minutes away. The location is very convenient yet totally private.

A variety of recreational activities are available on the property and include Fishing, Hiking, Horseshoes, Frisbees, and playing Pool or Ping Pong. The Extensive Decking along the back of the lodge offers a Beautiful View of the Private Pond and the Rolling, Wooded Terrain. Inside, the Large and Open Living Areas easily accommodate Groups of 10 to 25 making Reflections Lodge an ideal place for small Family Reunions, Group Gatherings, and Retreats.

Please click on ASK MANAGER A QUESTION before you request to book. We've found that many times working with larger groups, folks need more than 24 hours to coordinate with each other before actually booking a reservation. Let us know more about your plans so that we can ensure that you get the best deal and so that we can better accommodate you.

More Details

Property Manager
Donna Bond
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018


McDade Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Deck Bathroom - toilet
    The Texas 2-Step Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Texas Ranger's Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Texas Rangers - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1st Floor
    Tejas - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Texas Trails - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Hideout - 4 twin/ single , 2nd Floor
    Roundup Room - 1 twin/ single , 3 sleep sofa /futon , Separate Building
    The Texas 2-Step - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1st Floor
    Texas Traditions - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1st Floor
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • 24 garden chairs
  • Groups
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Recreational activities available on-site include: playing Pool, Fishing off the back deck, Hiking the many Trails, Rowing in the Pond, playing Horseshoes, throwing Frisbees, gathering around the Campfire, playing Ping Pong, watching a movie on the Big Screen, or playing a game of Sand Volleyball. Other nearby activities include: kayaking or canoeing on the Colorado River, swimming, fishing, or boating in Lake Bastrop, attending a play at the old opera house, shopping Bastrop's quaint and booming old downtown, golfing at area courses, or attending events in the Austin area.


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Texas-sized Lodge Overlooks Water on Beautiful, Private Tree-covered Ranch
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Wonderful gathering place!

  • 5 of 5

This house is set up for fun on every level. From the wonderful things to do--volleyball, basketball, walking, fishing, ping pong, pool, board games . . . to the huge kitchen and massive dining room table. There was plenty of room for everyone to have a little down time if they needed it and plenty of activities to keep us busy. Donna and her caretakers were really good to us.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Liz! So glad you all had a great time. Hope you all can come back soon!
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Second time back was even better!

  • 5 of 5

Reflections Lodge is the perfect getaway retreat for our group of 10,. We enjoyed the deck overlooking the pond, fireplace pit and walking the trails.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanksgiving memories...

  • 5 of 5

A perfect and memorable Thanksgiving at the Reflections Lodge. The Lodge was awesome and "oh the kitchen" was huge and held all the cooks on Thanksgiving Day. Wish I was still sitting out on the back porch drinking coffee watching the Blue Herron swoop down on the pond. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheri - Thanks so much. We're so glad that your family Thanksgiving at the Lodge was a special and memorable one. And we'd be happy to have ya'll back anytime!
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Great spot for family or friends get together

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfectly located so folks from Houston, DFW and Austin as well as those out of state could get here easily. Loved the size. Allowed the older guests to stay on the first floor and us younger guests on the second floor. I could envision using the octagon bunkhouse for kids. It really is set up nicely. Fishing was surprisingly good with a couple of large bass caught. You’ll have to use the boat to row over to the best spots but it’s worth it. Trails around the property are enjoyable in this cooler weather. All in all, a great spot and one we’ll look to use again.


  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We're so glad that it worked out well for ya'll and we'd love to have ya'll back anytime! - Donna Bond
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It was a great experience

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time with the family!

Had an issue with one of the bathrooms, owner was quick to respond and had the issue resolved in an hour. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Its a nice place to have a get-together.

  • 5 of 5

This place is very beautiful and quit,we all enjoyed, good place to have a family/friends get together.The owner's response was very quick and nice dealing.

By R Mathew.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bastrop State Park
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"Great for canoe rentals!"
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"Nature Trails & Equestrian Trails lead down to the Colorado River."
The Lumber Yard Music Hall
"They host all kinds of music here - check out their website for more info."
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"This place offers terrific talent in a restored original opera house. Great Experience!"
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Lake Bastrop - North Shores Park
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The Sugar Shack
"Great for a refreshment!"
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Dinosaur Park
"Wonderful place for children to explore!"
Baxters On Main
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Austin-Bergstrom Airport
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
3-7 area Golf Courses
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
FM 2336 and Highway 290
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Bastrop or Elgin
Car: necessary

Besides on-site activities like Fishing, Horseshoes, Canoeing, Ping Pong, Frisbee Golf (country-style), & Sand Volleyball, other nearby activities include Kayaking or Canoeing on the Colorado River, Fishing, Swimming, or Boating in Lake Bastrop, attending a Play at the Old Opera House, Shopping Bastrop's quaint and booming old downtown, Golfing at area courses, or attending events in the Austin area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

A deposit is required to book a reservation. The remaining rental charges are due 30 days prior to your arrival.

NOTE: We offer a 20% discount off the nightly rates for extended stays of 5 nights or more. collects a separate service fee at the time of booking from renters who pay online.
To avoid paying this extra fee, guests can opt to send paperwork and payments through traditional mail service (USPS).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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