A Bluffton vacation rental isn't just a spot to call home during your trip to Lake Buchanan - this unique town is the perfect choice for armchair historians, gumshoes, and lovers of all things spooky!
After the completion of the Buchanan Dam in 1939, Bluffton townsfolk had been forced to move west of the original site, abandoning their homesteads, cornfields, pecan orchards, and ranches to be submerged beneath Lake Buchanan. However, in 2011, a severe drought drained the Old Bluffton site enough to reveal the remains of these ghost towns, reigniting interest and travel to this Texas locale!
Explore Old Bluffton Ghost Town
There is plenty to explore in Bluffton if you've got an adventurous spirit...and perhaps a four-wheel-drive vehicle! Local tour guides offer those without proper wheels the chance to take the Vanishing Texas River Cruise, a "cruise" that once brought birdwatchers up the river but now docks on the Bluffton peninsula so that tourists can walk over low hills to the old town site.
The town center now sits just a few miles from the shoreline, but the deep waters of Lake Buchanan provide a beautiful spot for more traditional activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and birdwatching.
Bluffton Day Trips
Located near the more populated destinations of Wimberley and Lago Vista, Bluffton can provide a peaceful respite, whether for a long stay or just a day trip from your Texas Hill Country vacation rental!
For those interested in self-reflection and wellness, take a quick trip north from Bluffton to the Rainbow Hearth Sanctuary and Retreat on Lake Buchanan for bodywork and organic fare. Also north of Bluffton in the town of Tow is Fall Creek Vineyards, the perfect spot for wine lovers to sample a variety of delicious reds and whites (including the famous "Ed's Red" varietal).
Travelers who seek a stop that is a little rowdier and are up for a longer drive will be happy to learn that the beloved city of Austin, Texas is only 70 miles southeast of Bluffton. Austin is famous for its live music venues, delicious restaurants, and hip vintage boutiques, and plays host to the South by Southwest festival held every year for music, movies and tech.
Our Bluffton vacation rentals will be the perfect anchor on your ghost town tour of Texas. Don't forget to pack your hiking boots and love of adventure!