Relaxed elegance is the vibe at the acclaimed Lake Austin Spa Resort, which boasts new “Luxury Lakeview” rooms co-designed by Dallas-based Julio Quinones and property co-owner Mike McAdams. Presidents and First Ladies have slept there, but the resort doesn’t put on any airs about it. Instead, the lakeside retreat, with 40 rooms and suites dotted over a hill-country landscape, welcomes its guests with unfussy, low-key luxury, making you feel as though you’re a welcome houseguest at a friend’s Texas ranch. Instead of cattle roaming the range, though, you’ll find fellow fitness enthusiasts clad in robes and the spa’s signature blue flip-flops, heading to the 25,000-square-foot spa or down to the docks to try stand-up paddleboarding, a workout disguised as a scenic (albeit challenging) lake excursion. There’s even a Pool Barn on property that houses a warm, welcoming swimming pool, perfect for laps no matter the weather. Winding down can be had in one of the many meditation classes the spa offers, though sipping an iced herbal tea in the swaying comfort of one of the hammocks can put your mind and body at ease as well. Three- to five-night packages from $1,295. lakeaustin.com