chet in Spicewood

Spicewood, TX

Spicewood is a Texas town nestled along Lake Travis and the home of Country Music Legend Willie Nelson. Need I say more…

You will undoubtedly want to kickstart your day with a cup of coffee from Cuvee Coffee, one of the most respected specialty roasters in America that is hidden behind a metal gate marked inconspicuously with a “C”.  If you find it, then you can join them for a “cupping” and get a tour from the guys roasting the beans.  If you like wine more than coffee, then head to Spicewood Vineyards for a tour and tasting.  Unfortunately Willie’s “Luck, Texas” ranch isn’t open to the public, just you can still crank up the tunes as you cruise around town.

To indulge in the adventurous side of Spicewood, cruise through the air on a Zipline tour at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours or hit the trails at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area on the banks of Lake Travis.  If the weather is right, take a dip in Krause Springs, a hidden-oasis swimming hole complete with rope swing, sunbathing rocks, waterfalls, and a hidden grotto.

After a day like this, you will be starving.  So indulge in the “spicy” BBQ (or any BBQ) from Opie’s Barbecue.  The sweet and spicy ribs are killer, as is the brisket, sausage, chicken, banana pudding, spicy creamed corn…you get the picture….everything.  To cap off your day with some live music, or to eat one of the best burgers in Texas, head to Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse.  Poodie was Willie Nelson’s longtime stage manager and, before passing, was the proprietor behind one of the best burgers in Texas.  Enjoy a burger, a cold one, and an incredible view at Poodies.