More Than a Day Trip: The Highland Lakes

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If you’ve been watching The Daytripper, then you know one of our biggest supporters is The Highland Lakes of Burnet County.  They are the official tourism representative for all there is to do in Burnet County and all the really awesome cabins, hotels, and vacation homes that lie in the hills of Burnet County.

With summer coming up and warmer weather just around the corner, it’s time to start planning your next vacation! So, I thought it would be cool to share some info and pictures from these absolutely incredible properties.  Eventually, I’m going to try and stay at all of them, one at a time…

Ahoy Lakefront Resort on East Lake Buchanan

ahoy

11510 RR 2341, Burnet, TX 78611

info@ahoylakefront.com

http://www.ahoylakefront.com/

Arrowhead on East Lake Buchanan

arrowhead

10700 RR2341, Burnet, TX, 78611

wp.kclark@gmail.com

Balcones Springs Retreat and Conference Center

balcones

14425 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX, 78654

info@texasretreat.com

http://www.texasretreat.com/

Barefoot Cottage

barefoot

2122 CR 118, Burnet, TX 78611

frontdeskrentals@gmail.com

Website

Bella Vista

bellavista

1455 Cimarron Ranch Rd., Marble Falls, TX 78654

mary@bellavistabedandbreakfast.com

www.bellavistabedandbreakfast.com

Big Chief Resort on East Lake Buchanan

bigchief

1420 FM 690, Burnet, TX, 78611

info@bigchiefrvresort.com

http://www.bigchiefrvresort.com/

Breeze Terrace on Lake LBJ

breeze

120 Boutilier, Burnet, TX, 78611

Frontdeskrentals@gmail.com

Website

Camp Balcones Springs

campbaclones

104 Camp Balcones Springs Dr., Marble Falls, TX, 78654

info@campbalconessprings.com

http://www.campiscool.com/

Camp Champions

champions

775 Camp Road, Marble Falls, TX, 78654

info@campchampions.com

http://www.campchampions.com/

Camp Peniel

peniel

6716 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654

http://www.camppeniel.org/

Canyon of the Eagles on East Lake Buchanan

canyoneagles

16942 RR 2341, Burnet, TX 78611

reservations@canyonoftheeagles.com

http://www.canyonoftheeagles.com/

Casa Verde on Lake LBJ

casaverde

116 Boutillier, Burnet, TX, 78611

frontdeskrentals@gmail.com

Website

Cassie Waterfront on East Lake Buchanan

cassie

702 North Chaparral, Buchanan Dam, TX

sharfost@aol.com

Cedar Rock on Lake LBJ

cedarrock

908 Clen Oak Pkwy Burnetm, TX 78611

frontdeskrentals@gmail.com

Website

Chanticleer Log Cabin

chanticleer

PO Box 232, Spicewood, TX 78669

Chanticleer_bb@yahoo.com

www.chanticleerlogcabin.com

Chevy Cove Lake House on Lake LBJ

chevycove

202 Oak St., Kingsland, TX 78639

alexnero109@hotmail.com

Website

Cool Waters Lake House on Lake LBJ

coolwaters

916 Clen Oak Parkway, Burnet, TX 78611

frontdestrentals@gmail.com

Website

Creek Side Camp and Cabins

creekside

222 Hatchett Hill, Marble Falls, TX, 78654

diane@creekside-camp-cabins.com

http://www.creekside-camp-cabins.com/

Dal Nonno

dalnonno

PO Box 232, Spicewood, TX 78669

Chanticleer_bb@yahoo.com

http://www.chanticleerlogcabin.com/

El Rio Cottages on Lake LBJ

elriocottage

14757 FM 1431, Kingsland, TX 78639

hersandhisinvest@nctv.com

http://www.texasvacationlodging.com/elrio/

Harmony School Summer Arts Camp

harmony

1503 Mormon Mill Rd., Marble Falls, TX, 78654

http://harmonyarts.org/

Heart of Texas Lake Resort on Lake LBJ

heartotexas

408 Clen Oak Pkwy, Burnet, TX 78611

heartex@moment.net

http://www.highlandlakes.com/resort/

Horseshoe Bay North Condo

horseshoebay

416 Horseshoe Bay North, Marble Falls, TX, 78654

reservation@416hsbnorth.com

Website

Inks Lake State Park

inkslake

345 County Road 117, Burnet, TX, 78611

Website

Isaac Millsap Vacation Home

isaacmillsap

Marble Falls, TX, 78654

annie@heartoftexaswinetours.com

http://heartoftexasranch.net/

Lake LBJ Motel

lakelbjmotel

13813 W FM 1431, Kingsland, TX, 78639

kanmartin@yahoo.com

Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Cabin Rentals

lbjyachtclub

200 S. Wirtz Damn Rd., Marble Falls, TX 78657

marina@tstar.net

http://www.lakelbjmarina.com/

Lake Travis Ranch House

travisranchhouse

Spicewood, TX 78669

info@laketravisranch.com

http://www.laketravisranch.com/index.html

Lakeside Lodge on East Lake Buchanan

lakesidelodge

201 Lakewood Drive, Burnet, TX 78611

lakesidelodge@281.com

http://www.lakesidelodgetx.com/

The Villas at Legends on LBJ

villalegends

105 Range Way Circle, Kingsland, TX 78639

http://www.legendsgolftx.net/index.htm

Little Lodge on the Lake

littlelodge

336 Campa Pajama, Kingsland, TX, 78639

littlelodge@verizon.net

http://www.highlandlakes.com/lodge/

Loch Lone Star on Lake LBJ

lochlonestar

1406 Wofford Dr., Burnet, TX 78611

dthomas008@austin.rr.com

http://www.highlandlakes.com/loch/

Log Country Cove on Lake LBJ

logcountry

617 Log Country Cove, Burnet, TX 78611

mina@logcountrycove.com

http://www.logcountrycove.com/

Mary Millsap Vacation Home

marymillsap

Marble Falls, Texas 78654

annie@heartoftecaswinetours.com

http://heartoftexasranch.net/

Mema and Pepas House

memapepa

403 Clen Oak Pkwy, Burnet, TX 78611

frontdeskrentals@gmail.com

Website

Moriah

moriah

1741 CR 343, Marble Falls, TX 78654

nanderson2@gmail.com

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245032

Painted Sky Inn on East Lake Buchanan

paintedskyinn

1400 CR 128, Burnet, TX 78611

paintedskyinn@gmail.com

http://www.paintedskyinn.com/

Paradise Landing

paradiselanding

716 CR 136 A, Kingsland, TX 78639

frontdeskrentals@gmail.com

Website

Perrine Waterfront Vacation Home on Buchanan

perrinewaterfront

1307 Council St., Burnet, TX 78611

Cperrine2@austin.rr.com

Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary on East Lake Buchanan

rainbowhearth

1330 Waterway Lane, Burnet, TX 78611

Mariah@rainbowhearth.com

http://www.rainbowhearth.com/

San Gabriel River Inn

sangabrielriverinn

8327 CR 210 Bertram, TX, 78605

donna@sangabrielriverinn.com
www.sangabrielriverinn.com

Shady Grove

shadygrove

712 Circle Dr. Kingsland, TX, 78639
frontdeskrentals@gmail.com

Website

Spicewood Cottage

spicewoodcottage

1100 Rustic Lane, Spicewood, TX, 78669
pardo@tstar.net

http://spicewoodcottage.com/

Sunset Cliff Escape on East Lake Buchanan

sunsetcliff

3321 Sunset Cliff Rd, Burnet, TX, 78611
sherry@sunsetcliffescape.com

http://www.sunsetcliffescape.com/

Sunset Cottage on Lake LBJ

sunsetcottagelbg

kristi@texasvacationlodging.net

http://www.texasvacationlodging.com/sunsetcottage/

Sweet Retreat

sweetretreat

124 Granite Kingsland, TX
info@texasvacationlodging.net
Website

Terrace View

terraceview

910 Clen Oak Pkwy, Burnet, TX, 78611

frontdeskrentals@gmail.com 

Website

The Farr Side on Lake Travis

farrside

Hwy. 1431 West, Marble Falls, TX, 78654
sfarr3@austin.rr.com

http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p245032

The Oak House on Lake LBJ

oakhouselbj

563 Shoals Pkwy, Burnet, Texas 78611

frontdeskrentals@gmail.com 

The Tree House at Cockleburr Cove on Inks Lake

cockleburrcove

Burnet, Texas 78611
sarah@cockleburrcove.com

http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/texas/hill-country/inks-lake

Thunderbird Resort on East Lake Buchanan

thunderbirdresort

200 Greenwood Hills Trail, Burnet, Texas 78611

tbirdres@tstar.net

http://www.touringtexas.com/tbird/

Get Your 7 Letter Plate

This is what the Subaru does best.

If you’ve seen the front of our Subaru Outback tooling around Texas, you might have noticed our “DAYTRIP” license plate.

A 7-letter license plate just like ours can be purchased at MyPlates.com— but here’s the catch. 7-letter license plates aren’t available year-round for purchase. The good news is that they will be available from March 5th through March 11th.

So don’t procrastinate and order your 7-character personalized plates at www.myplates.com or call 888-7MY-PLATES.

MyPlates.com is a proud sponsor of The Daytripper!

UPDATE: Viewer’s Choice Contest

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As you may have heard during The Daytripper BBQ Pledge Special that aired on your local PBS station, this season one lucky city/town will be chosen by the great people of Texas as a day trip destination for our season 4 finale that will air sometime in late spring 2013.

In addition to this exciting opportunity, one lucky fan (with guest) will be randomly selected to shadow The Daytripper Crew in the actual filming of the show, to take place in the the winning city/town.

Now is your chance to enter these exciting opportunities below:

To enter Viewer’s Choice contest click here.

To enter a chance to “ride along” with The Daytripper Crew click here.

Both contests end February 13th, 2013!

 

Welcome to our new website!

Website Welcome

You may have noticed that we’ve given our website a bit of a facelift. Okay, a really big facelift!

First thing you’ll notice on our homepage are featured stories on our “carousel.” Here you’ll find our latest daytrips and news on the show. As well on our homepage you’ll see a live-stream from our Facebook page and our Twitter account. If you haven’t followed us on either of those platforms, we invite you to do so. We use Facebook and Twitter to post real-time events and activities associated with the show.

Another great enhancement is overall navigation of the site. We’ve made finding the information you need easier and simpler without the need of a sextant or an advanced degree in cartography by centralizing all of our episodes onto the “DAYTRIPS” page/tab. Click on an actual day-trip location and you’ll find all the info you need on that specific trip, including locations featured on the show, the actual episode, a map of the area and some behind the scenes photos from the shoot. As well, you’ll get more recommendations to similar “DAYTRIPS” with “RELATED BLOG POSTS” and “MORE DAYTRIPS” on the local “DAYTRIPS” page.

And the biggest thing of all – we’ve integrated social media into every page, so be sure to share your thoughts via Facebook and post a Tweet, now all easily accessible from one page.

Special thanks to Libby Peterek, Jesse Overright, and Brionne Griffin at KLRU who helped us with the entire re-design and overhaul of our site. And thanks to Bill Stotesbery and Maury Sullivan at KLRU for supporting this project.

We’ll be working hard to bring you new blog posts from our team as we film new episodes and we’ll feature stories that we believe are important to you.

If you have any feedback on the website be sure to post your comments via Facebook or Twitter below.

 

Season 4 Tour

Season 4 Tour Featured

Well, the time has come to launch our fourth season of the show. And there’s no better way to get into the action by joining us on our “Cans for Q: Four for Four Tour” in which we’ll be making stops at 4 different Rudy’s locations throughout Texas.

So here’s the plan. Just bring in a canned good (or a couple) and we’ll trade it for a 1/4 lb. of  Rudy’s brisket. Sound like a deal? Heck yeah!

Join us at the following Rudy’s locations:

Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:30 PM – Rudy’s Denton. RSVP here.

Wednesday, October 10 @ 7:00 PM – Rudy’s Austin 360. RSVP here.

Thursday, October 11 @ 6:30 PM – Rudy’s New Braunfels. RSVP here.

Friday, October 12 @ 6:30 PM – Rudy’s Houston I45S/NASA. RSVP here.

We hope to see you at one of our stops!

Season 4 Sponsors

Sponsors Featured

You hear it at the beginning and ending of every episode… “The Daytripper is brought to you by…”

But what do those words really mean?

In all fairness, it means that these proud supporters provide us with the financial resources and tools to make what you see on the screen actually possible. Producing a travel show like ours requires a lot and this season we raised the bar even higher with a goal of producing 13 episodes instead of 10. We asked our sponsors “CAN WE DO PRODUCE 13 SHOWS THIS SEASON?” and they responded by saying, “YES!”

So what does it actually take to make a show?

First, it takes a crew and for the past three seasons we’ve paid many of them in bar-b-q. This season we’re happy to announce that we have three full time employees, housed in an office, and that would not have been possible with our sponsors support.

Second, it takes resources, like fuel, food and equipment. We burn and churn through a lot of fuel when we’re out on the road, days at a time, and again, we couldn’t do it without our sponsors support.

Third, it takes money. By the time our show ends up on your screen, whether on your TV, your computer or mobile device, thousands of dollars have been spent making the best show possible with every available resource we have and here’s the best part – it comes at no cost to you or your local Texas PBS station.

So, when you hear those words again, “The Daytripper is brought to you by…” be sure to clap until your hands fall off, and be sure say thank you to each and every one of our sponsors by supporting their businesses – because when you support them, you support us. We could not do what we do without their backing and we are incredibly blessed to have them.

Please help us welcome our proud and generous Season 4 sponsors!

Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q

The Highland Lakes of Burnet County

State Farm Texas

MyPlates.com

Subaru of America

 

2012 Emmy Nominations

Emmy Board

Nominees for the 2012 Lone Star Emmy Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences were announced on the evening of Friday, September 28, 2012, and “The Daytripper with Chet Garner” was nominated for a total of three Lone Star Emmy awards in the following categories:

Texas Heritage – Program Special: Goliad, TX
Chet Garner, Producer
Richard Lozano, Producer
Andrew Ramsammy, Producer
Kellie Baldwin, Sound
Lindsay DeMoss, Associate Editor
Mary Adolph, Field Producer

Magazine Program – Series: Marfa, TX
Chet Garner, Producer
Richard Lozano, Producer
Andrew Ramsammy, Producer

On Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator/Reporter- Programming:
Chet Garner, Host Of The Daytripper

This makes the third consecutive year that “The Daytripper” was nominated in the category of “Texas Heritage – Program Special,” for which the show has taken home and won a Lone Star Emmy Award on each previous occasion.

This achievement is a testament to the hard work of our entire crew who tirelessly devout hundreds of hours to make this show possible.

So what does an Emmy nominated show look like? Take a look for yourself at the shows that got us this great recognition located on the top right hand corner of this page under “MENTIONED DAYTRIPS.”

Winners of this year’s Lone Star Emmy Awards will be announced on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.

For a full list of nominees click here.

My Plates 7 Letter Promotion

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If you’ve seen the front of our Subaru Outback tooling around Texas, you might have noticed our “DAYTRIP” license plate.

A 7 letter license plate “just” like ours can be had and purchased via MyPlates.com but here’s the catch. 7 letter license plates aren’t available year round for purchase. The good news is that they will be available from 7am October 8 to 7am October 15.

So don’t procrastinate and order your 7-character personalized plates at www.myplates.com or call 888-7MY-PLATES.

MyPlates.com is a proud sponsor of The Daytripper!

 

Good Day Dallas Daytripper!

About a week ago, I had another shot at going on live TV on Fox’s Good Day Dallas.  The anchor threw questions at me like a machine gun, and based on my recollection, the whole bit lasted about 20 seconds.  But if you are from the metroplex area – there are some good day trip idea in here for you.  To watch…