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Strawmanor Services and Fun in Canyon
Lake and the Hill Country
Stay at Strawmanor and enjoy complimentary
attentive Concierge services, Eco-Friendly
accommodations and carbon offsets for your Hill
Country Tours.   

We are the only straw bale, eco-friendly retreat in
Canyon Lake and are here to serve you!   

If there is anything we can do to make your stay
or event more enjoyable, please let us know.
Our valued customers
are raving about
Concierge Services
Planning a fund raiser, corporate retreat,
wedding, family reunion, birthday party,
anniversary party, baby shower, girlfriend
getaway, mother's day celebration,  family
vacation with school aged children?  We are
more than happy to help with arrangements,
make reservations, contact the florist and
caterer and do research on things to do in the
Hill Country.  

Of course, there is no charge for these
services.  It is our pleasure!  
Please click here to see a list of our prices

Our Prices
"We really loved the
house. It was great to
have a place big
enough for the whole
family. We really
loved the kitchen and
all the wonderful
appliances! Thanks for
letting us stay here!"
"The staff was great about
getting back to me on short
notice and helping me book
my reservation right away.  
We found Strawmanor to
be in great condition and
easy to use.  An excellent
facility all the way around."
"Thank you Bernardine!
 The flowers and card for
my birthday were very
thoughtful.  Great master
bath and shower.  Great
kitchen and table, loved the
We are ready for your group,
big or small!
Eco-Friendly Wine Country
Bicycling is a great way to lower your carbon footprint and have fun!   

NORBA holds one of its races here.  There are great trails for all levels including
mountain biking, and road cycling.  
Come see why Lance Armstrong trained in
the Texas Hill Country!

Check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website for more on trails
and events

Bicycle Rental, New Braunfels

John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels

Canyon Lake Golf Club
The Texas Hill Country was recently named the
#2 wine destination in the United States by
Orbitz, second only to Napa Valley in
California.  Why not stay at Strawmanor on
your next visit to the Hill Country wineries.

The Hill Country boasts 22 different wineries.  
Whether you are in town in April for the Wild
Flower and Wine Country Trail, in May for the
Austin Wine Festival
, or the other wine
trails through out the year, Strawmanor is a
great place to stay.

We will purchase carbon off sets for portions of
the mileage of your tour through Sustainable
Travel International.

We will make all the arrangements. The cost of
some of the wine country tours range from $75
to $100 per person.  Each person will receive
complimentary Vosges chocolates which are
made with alternative energy sources.

We require a (6) six week advance notice for
bookings. All prices are subject to change until
Canyon Lake has the facilities for kayaking,
water skiing, para sailing, and sailing.  In
addition you will find a yacht club, 23 boat
ramps, 2 marinas and 80 miles of coast line,
there is something for every water sport

Tubing on the nearby Guadalupe River is
also a fun way to spend an afternoon.  
Strawmanor is a five minute drive from

Check out the nearby Schlitterbahn Water

For those who like to fish,  Texas Parks and
Wildlife stocks Canyon Lake with bass
every year
.  Find out the latest on regulations
and angling opportunities.

Find Canoe Rental at
Sailing, Kayaking, Water Skiing,
Para sailing, Tubing, Canoeing
and Fishing
Therapeutic Spa Packages
Feel your stress level decrease at Strawmanor
where the only interruptions will be the
croaking frogs and visits from the deer who
drink from the small pond.   

Start your day with yoga and meditation.  
During the afternoon enjoy reflexology, hot
stone massage or Swedish massage.
Submit to the pleasure of  being pampered
and feel your cares melt away.  We will make
the arrangements.  Services for massages and
reflexology range from $40 to $90.  Yoga and
meditation classes start at a flat rate of $60
per hour, add an additional $5.00 for each
person.   ( For example, the rate for two
people attending the class at the same time is
a total of $65.00, at $32.50 per person.)  Mats
are provided.  

All guests receive complimentary organic fruit
baskets and Vosges Chocolates which are
made with alternative energy sources.

We require a (6) week advance notice for
bookings.  All prices subject to change until
Horse Back Riding
Double Fish Hook Stables
Flower Buffs
Find out why the Texas Hill Country is
known as the lavender capital of Texas!

Wild Seed Farms

Wild Flower Tours

Olive Oil Orchard Tours
Please take a few moments to view the
wide variety of activities in this region.  We
think there is something to please everyone.  If
 you do not see what you are looking for,  let
us know and we will try to find it for you!
Fun activities in Canyon Lake
and the Hill Country!
"Thank you for a
fantastic weekend at
, we
absolutely loved the house
and it really was perfect for
our getaway.
What a
great design and
beautiful location!
were also very lucky with
fantastic weather which
made it even better! We'll
be in touch about our next
stay! Many Thanks Again"
"Bernardine went out
of her way to make
our stay worthwhile.  
She did research on
restaurants and
outdoor activities for
"The house was
amazing! The size and
space in the home are
wonderful. The
grounds and location
were awesome."
"We loved our stay. I
highly recommend
Strawmanor.  We look
forward to another stay."
Thank you for allowing us to
have our wedding
ceremony and reception at
Strawmanor. The setting
was beautiful with natural
outdoor surroundings and
then walking indoors to the
magnificent great room
where our reception was
We received
compliments from all of
our guests about
everything from the
outdoor ceremony in
the gazebo to the
incredible view from the
2nd floor deck
. It was an
intimate event of 60 family
and close friends and
having sleeping
accommodations for the
entire family was a huge
plus! It was a perfect day
that we will always
We can't wait
to come back next
"This is a great house and
we had a great time! We
love the amenities this
house has although the
spiral stairs can be
difficult. Granny enjoyed
rocking her
grandchildren in the
rocking chair and we had
plenty of room for all 13 of
us. We even enjoyed
eating all together in the
same room. There were
plenty of deer coming to
drink from the pond and
the kids really enjoyed it.
A couple of frogs croaked
throughout the night but
were not bothersome once
we were inside. All in all
we had a wonderful visit
and would choose to stay
at Strawmanor again.
"What a beautiful house!
We really enjoyed staying
here. Very spacious and
peaceful. A great time
was had by all 18 of us!
We will see you again
next year."
"What a fantastic house!
We do so appreciate the
opportunity to have our
family reunion here. We
loved the kitchen and dining
room where we could all
gather around the table
together. The best ever is
the 2nd floor deck! We
spent each night enjoying
the cool air and beautiful
view. We loved the twinkle
lights. Thank you for having
us. "
If you are ready to
book your stay at

contact us via email

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Fossils, Dinosaurs, Heritage Museum

For the paleontologists and archaeologists among you, why not visit the Canyon
Lake Heritage museum with dinosaur fossils and soak up information about the
people who once lived in Canyon Lake and the Hill Country?

Green Event Planning

If you need assistance with planning a green event and you are coming from the
Houston area, Green Lily Events of Houston will be happy to assist you

National Resources Defense Council also has lots of tips on planning a green

Day Trips

Gruene, Austin, San Antonio

Strawmanor is a perfect home base for day trips
to other incredible destinations in the Hill Country! If you are interested in exploring
the wonderful and vibrant cities of Austin and San Antonio with their wide variety of
history, entertainment and cultural attractions they are about an hour away.


San Antonio

Also, Hill Country towns such as New  Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Wimberly and
Gruene offer their own unique flair and historic attractions with places like the historic
Gruene Dance Hall
Wild Life and Nature Enthusiasts

Strawmanor is nestled in a secluded spot among trees, flora and fauna.  We have an
unfettered view of the stars at night and a great view of the Lake from our deck.  

Visitors can hear the frogs croak at night and the deer love to graze on the land.  
This makes strawmanor perfect for  nature and wild life enthusiasts or anyone who
would enjoy this relaxed environment.

We are also in the process of creating a Texas Wild Scape at Strawmanor.

Don't forget to check with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to find out more
about wildlife viewing sites that are wheelchair accessible, trails, bird watching, and
Heart of Texas East Wildlife Trail (HOTE)

Also, you might enjoy a visit to the nearby Guadalupe River State Park where you
can observe many bird species as well as coyote, gray fox, bobcat, armadillo and
many others.
Mountain Biking, Road Cycling
 “For a brief foray into wine tasting, why not try
Dry Comal Creek Winery for a wine tasting
for two along with a picnic lunch. Total charge
is $50.00.  Wine tasting only is $7.00 per
person, including tax.   

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards

Award winning Texas wines, open daily,
vineyard, private wine tasting tours and private
parties.   1741 Herbelin Road, New Braunfels