When you live at Cordova on Canyon Lake, you’re central to world-class cities, historic towns, and the San Marcos shop ’til you drop outlet centers. Both San Antonio and Austin boggle the mind with their one-of-a-kind experiences through entertainment, history and culture. The close-by historic towns of New Braunfels, Gruene and Boerne are replete with unique attractions – everything from the famous Gruene Hall to the original Schlitterbahn® (voted the country’s best water park). Visit the unique wineries, golf the championship courses, fish or tube the rivers, boat or kayak with your family, eat to your heart’s content and enjoy all the entertainment and culture unique to the Texas Hill Country . . . All this within minutes of your private retreat at Cordova on Canyon Lake.
Canyon Lake is the Water Recreation Capital of Texas, so if boating is your thing, you’re in the right place. Canyon Lake has more than 8,300 acres of clear blue water fed by the Guadalupe River and area springs. At the two full-service marinas, Cranes Mill Marina and Canyon Lake Marina, boat slips, convenient service, and helpful amenities are readily available. The Hill Country Yacht Club is located at Canyon Lake as well, with services for both sailing and power boating.
Cordova is ideal for adventures. Along Canyon Lake, challenge yourself on the Madrone Trail or take a more leisurely hike along the Old Hancock Trail. The Guadalupe Park Trail is also excellent for families of all ages. In San Marcos, enjoy the 463-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, or enjoy a glass-bottom boat ride over the famous Aquarena springs. Purgatory, with its canyon bluffs and upland meadows, is sure to please everyone. Comanche Lookout Loop is a 1.7 mile loop near San Antonio, featuring scenic views and year-round access.
Shopping is a true art form in the Texas Hill Country. Just a few miles from Cordova, you’ll discover the most unique specialty shops we’ve ever seen (like the Fickle Pickle), along with the world-class outlet malls at San Marcos. From Cordova, you’re only minutes from the malls in San Antonio and Austin. Antique shopping here is second to none. You can remain in the immediate area for amazing finds in Gruene and Boerne, or take a short day trip to Fredericksburg. Twice a year, antique aficionados make their way to Round Top, TX for the largest antique and collector event in the country. Shop all day – and when you drop, you can relax at home surrounded by the beauty of Cordova on Canyon Lake.
On any night of the week, in almost any town around Cordova, you can enjoy the true Hill Country music experience. You never know who’s going to show up in Helotes at John T. Floore’s Country Store or in Spicewood at Poodie’s Hilltop Bar. Music fans flock to historic Gruene Hall or the River Road Ice House in New Braunfels, and the WhiteWater Ampitheater is just up the road. For more than 25 years, newcomers and legends have played at The Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos. Cordova owners are in the heart of Hill Country music.
At Cordova, you’re mere minutes from more than 35 unique wineries in the Texas Hill Country. Explore them all on your own, or experience one of the Texas Wine Trails on a monthly basis . . . Enjoy the Holiday Wine Trail in December, the Wine Lovers Trail in February, and the scenic Wine & Wildflower Trail in April.
Cordova is near a wide range of golf courses to suit every level of play. Golf for fun just six minutes away, or choose any number of championship courses within a few miles. We’re smack dab in the center of Hill Country golf and, with too many courses to list, you’ll be sure to find your favorite course close to home. From the TPC San Antonio to Rebecca Creek, you’ll find levels of play and challenges for every golfer.
At Cordova, even though you’re in your own private hill country paradise, you’ll have easy access to everyday needs. You’re only 12 minutes from HEB, Home Depot, and many others places to stock up on needed items.
New Braunfels • Willkommen!
“Willkommen” to New Braunfels!!! – A city of German culture and old fashioned hospitality that makes you feel right at home. Dine at the many German-inspired restaurants and “bier gartens” or at many more delicious dining venues guaranteed to tempt your palate. Attending the annual “Wurstfest®” Festival in November is a must. Experience true German culture in the heart of Texas, along with December’s Wassailfest that kicks off the holidays. Water fun is everywhere in New Braunfels, from the world-famous, original Schlitterbahn water park (voted America’s best), to tubing down the Guadalupe or Comal rivers, to fishing and more. New Braunfels provides family fun in a friendly hometown atmosphere.
Gruene • Historical & Unique
Also founded by German settlers, the Gruene Historical District is a true Texas gem. Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas. World-class musicians come here to play every night of the year – from Willie Nelson to Marcia Ball to George Strait, the best of the best love to play Gruene Hall. Stroll down Hunter Street and enjoy unique shops and restaurants. Explore and shop the famous Gruene Market Days during the summer along with wine tasting, Gospel Brunches, and unique festivals all year long. Enjoy floating down the Guadalupe River or fly fishing on the banks. And don’t miss famous eateries like the Gristmill, Adobe Verde and Fickle Pickles.
Historical Boerne is a town that’s as unique as its name. Stroll the charming historic streets of downtown Boerne (pronounced Bur-nee) to enjoy outstanding restaurants, specialty shopping, and true Texas culture with a German twist. Take in the beauty of the cypress-lined Cibolo Creek that flows through downtown, and then hike the trails of the Cibolo Nature Center. Boerne is known for its year-round fun and culture, with festivals, events, and music. From German cuisine to true Texas barbeque, Boerne’s dining options circle the globe. Boerne Market Days the Key to the Hills Rod Run are only two of the fun-filled events in Boerne that will please the entire family.
San Antonio • The Alamo City
Just a few minutes from your home in Cordova, San Antonio’s mix of rich history and attractions make it a splendid day trip or weekend getaway. “Remember the Alamo” with a visit to the first mission in Texas and experience a legendary trip back through time. Family fun is everywhere, including Sea World® and its new Aquatica water park, Six Flags®, Fiesta Texas, the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium, Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch and much, much more. Enjoy the lively River Walk via boat tour or leisurely stroll, and take in the history and culture that is unique to San Antonio. Choose from a Spurs game, Missions baseball, or hockey in this sports city. You’ll love Night in Old San Antonio – the largest historic preservation festival in the nation. Shopping in San Antonio covers it all, from some of the best department stores to quaint boutiques and designer shops. And the vast variety of restaurants – from authentic Mexican food, to barbeque, and fine cuisine – make San Antonio an ideal place to visit. Don’t forget the covenient San Antonio International airport on the north side of town.
At Cordova, you’re just minutes away from the Live Music Capital of the World® and more than 250 music venues. Proudly “weird”, Austin boasts a vibrant entertainment scene, unique culture, and award-winning dining from restaurants to food trucks. Popular outdoor events like Austin City Limits Music Festival in October and South by Southwest (SXSW) in March, are known the world over. The new Bullock Texas State History Museum is entertaining and educational for the whole family. Don’t miss kayaking the Colorado river and watching the legendary bats that fly out from under the Congress Avenue bridge each night. For music, culture and entertainment, Austin is THE place to go.