The Getaway Capital of Texas

Limestone bluff at Lake Whitney

Located at the top of the Texas Hill Country, the official "Getaway Capital of Texas" is centered around the picturesque Lake Whitney area, nestled between Hill County to the east and Bosque County to the west.

Cabins, motels, rental cottages, full service resorts, and luxury B&B's are spread throughout the area. Many are lakeside or offer lakeviews, and others offer a serene rural setting.

Groups find the location perfect for their getaway. Corporate retreats, family reunions, and wedding parties take advantage of a wide variety of activities to make their event a success.

In an article titled "Three for the Road", Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine featured the area surrounding Whitney, Meridian and Clifton. The author chronicled a three-day weekend spent sightseeing and enjoying the scenery, local accommodations and home-cooked meals at area restaurants.

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Lake Whitney, the area's most popular attraction, covers over 35 square miles with clear, blue water, to a maximum depth of 108 feet. Rugged white limestone cliffs border much of the lake, providing a dramatic backdrop to the crystal blue water. Picturesque coves, often with small waterfalls, offer pleasant surprises to boaters throughout the lake.

Many of the lodging facilities include a marina, where you can launch and dock your boat during your stay, or rent a boat if you prefer. 

Whether you are looking for a restful reprieve or an activity-filled getaway, our Lodging Guide can help you find the perfect place for your next


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Places to Stay

Looking for a place to hang your hat at night?

Choose from numerous cabins, motels, rental cottages, full service resorts, and luxury B&B's in the area.

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Retreats & Reunions

Retreats & Reunions

Planning a group getaway?

Corporate retreats, family reunions, and weddings all find the Lake Whitney area perfect for their next event.

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Boating on Lake Whitney

Things to Do

Ready to get away to your next Texas vacation?

We have boating, fishing, hunting, golf, antiquing, shopping, museums, and some of the most spectacular sunsets you'll ever see.

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Dining at Lake Whitney

Where to Eat

Hungry for a great meal out?

We have everything from fine dining to fast food. Angus steaks, BBQ, fried catfish, TexMex, and Italian are all right here.

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