Award Banquet 2017 Print E-mail

The annual Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was held on January 20, 2017 and was attended by a wide variety of organizations.  Established to allow members of the community to give proper recognition to the businesses and individuals that have positively impacted Canyon Lake, the Awards Banquet is a much-anticipated event.  Here are the winners from this year’s banquet.

Community Spirit Award - The Community Spirit Award is presented to an individual or individuals who embody the principles of community leadership, selflessness, and integrity, and who regularly promote the good of the community through his/her profession and/or volunteer activities.  The winner and nominees are:

*WINNER: Henry Steinhagen*

Dana Cowan (Freedom Mechanical A/C)

Scott Mozisek (Canyon Lake Photo)

Toby Kerr

Beautification Business Award
- The Beautification Business Award goes to a business or organization in the area that demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property.  The winner and nominees are:

*WINNER: Brookshire Brothers - Canyon Lake*

Hill Country Allstate Insurance

Serenity Event Center

Hill Country Furnishings


Non-Profit Organization Award - The Non-Profit Award is given to an organization that goes above and beyond in their support of the Chamber of Commerce and is consistent in their willingness to lend a helping hand. The winner and nominees are:

*WINNER: Joint Base SA at Canyon Lake*

VFW Post 8800 Startzville

St. Francis by the Lake

Lake Canyon Yacht Club


Business of the Year Award - The Business of the Year Award goes to an exemplary business that has stood out for their superior customer service, dedication to the community, and vision for the future.  The winner and nominees are:

*WINNER: Tri-City Distributors*

DMJ, Tech

Prosperity Bank Sattler

Tripps Electric


Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees!  Thank you for making 2016 a spectacular year in Canyon Lake.

A Hill Country Valentine’s Day Print E-mail

Attention, couples!  Valentine’s Day is only several weeks away, and now is the time to start planning!  Instead of driving for hours for an overpriced restaurant out-of-town, why not stay right here in the Hill Country?  Several delicious, romantic restaurants are just a short drive away and will be perfect for your Valentine’s Day celebrations.

With an eclectic American menu featuring such items as smoky artichoke dip, jalapeno salmon bearnaise, and tuxedo chocolate mousse cake, Silver Sage Grille is a delightful restaurant in Canyon Lake that is perfect for a seafood-oriented Valentine’s.  Stop by to sip, savor, and celebrate!  For more information, visit Silver Sage Grille’s website.

Looking to end an afternoon’s round of golf with an elegant meal?  The Club at Rebecca Creek has it all - both an 18-hole golf course designed by George Hoffman and fully outfitted 19th-hole grill, the Club also has a pool, complete with a rock waterfall!  Whether you are looking to dine inside, outside, or poolside, The Club at Rebecca Creek has it all.  For more information, visit the Club’s website.

Just a short drive away from Canyon Lake, Gruene’s timeless restaurant, The Gristmill, is an annual favorite for Valentine’s Day.  Open since 1977 but incorporating part of the original early-20th-century Gruene cotton gin, The Gristmill is located directly beneath Gruene’s famous water tower, on the banks of the Guadalupe River.  For classy ambiance and unbeatable cuisine, choose The Gristmill!  For more information, visit their website.  Afterwards, walk next door to Gruene Hall for a night spent dancing with outlaw country artist Dale Watson & His Lone Stars!  (Doors open at 7 pm; the show begins at 8; general admission tickets are $10.  To buy tickets in advance, visit

From lake to river, for the best romantic Valentine’s night out, look no further than Canyon Lake & The Guadalupe River!

Christmas At Canyon Lake! Print E-mail

Do you hear sleigh bells ringing? Bright Christmas colored lights are placed on houses, decorated trees are set up, and the buying of gifts has already started. The holiday season has officially arrived and Canyon Lake is ready to celebrate. From watching the Christmas parade(s), to seeing the jolly man himself - these celebrations are not to be missed.

Annual Christmas Parade. Be sure to get up bright and early for the parade. One of the best ways to spread Christmas cheer is by spending time with your community. Watch Christmas  floats from different organizations, schools and businesses pass through Sattler at 9:30 am on Saturday December 10th.

Santa’s Visit. After the parade, see the big man himself! This is a great opportunity for pictures and for the kids. There’ll be plenty of hot chocolate and snacks to go around when Santa arrives at VFW 8800 Startzville from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Annual Parade of Lights on the Lake. Ever seen something as beautiful as Christmas lights on the lake? The Canyon Lake dam is the perfect spot to enjoy a viewing for the Annual Parade of Lights on the Lake. The floats will pass from the Cranes Mill Marina to the Canyon Lake Marina. Watch from your favorite spot at 6:00 pm!

From the Chamber of Commerce, we wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

3 Great Places for Christmas Shopping in Canyon Lake! Print E-mail

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, we are sure you're already planning for Christmas. From decor to gifting, some shopping is usually on everyone's agenda. We invite you to bypass the rush at big box retailers and visit some great local stores. Here are a few must-shop Canyon Lake locations!


November is an ideal time to change up the style of your home’s interior - now that the clocks have changed and the days have shortened, you’ll be spending more time indoors.  Visit Hill Country Furnishings in Sattler to fill your home with authentic, stylish furniture straight out of the Hill Country!  For more information, give them a call at 830-964-6109 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Still looking for gifts for the fishermen in your life?  Take a drive down River Road and visit the Action Angler & Outdoor Center.  In addition to guiding tours down the Guadalupe River, Action Angler also runs a destination fly shop from October to May where you can stock up on gear and prepare for a trip!  For more information, call 830-708-3473.


Finish off your trip the right way with a visit to Canyon Lake’s own Dry Comal Creek Vineyards!  Featuring award-winning boutique wines and vineyards in the scenic Texas Hill Country, Dry Comal Creek has been a community mainstay since 1998.  Stop by the Tasting Room (open 7 days a week, noon to 5pm)  to sample the best wine Texas has to offer - or come by on the weekend for a public tour of the vineyard!  Tours are offered each Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.  For more information about the vineyard, wines offered, or their location, visit


For those of you who would rather shop online, here’s a bonus fourth way to shop Canyon Lake.  The Hill Country Chic boutique is an online artisan women’s clothing store featuring indie and local products with a focus on Texan authenticity, unique style, and rustic beauty.  Check out for more information!


Whether you’re preparing for Christmas or treating yourself, Canyon Lake and surrounding areas have everything you need! #ShopLocal

Winter Texan Bucket List: 2016! Print E-mail


Leaves aren’t the only thing coming down this Fall. Did you know the Texas Hill Country sees the arrival of thousands of “Winter Texans” each year? Are you looking to escape the frigid lower temperatures of the North? How about taking in the beauty of the lake and experiencing unique activities? The Canyon Lake Chamber would like to share with our special seasonal visitors our “Winter Texan Bucket List: 2016.”


Heritage Museum of The Hill Country. Take a journey back to 110 million years ago. The Heritage Museum is popularly known for its prolific dinosaur tracks. From fossil displays to paleontology - get to know our prehistoric ancestors that roamed the earth long before humans did. The museum also has a display of our very own Canyon Lake Dam!


Dry Comal Creek Vineyards. Are you a wine lover? This award-winning wine producer is right here in the Hill Country. Taste some of the finest wine around while enjoying splendid views. The Dry Comal Creek Vineyards also make for an excellent venue for a private events!


Natural Bridge Caverns. Explore on a new level like never before. Inside the Natural Bridge Caverns are the most stunning underground rock formations. Discover mysteries around every corner with their Hidden Passages Tour, and learn how the passage of time has carved these delicate formations with the Discovery Tour!


Gruene Hall. Gruene Hall always has an energetic performances played by some of the best country artists. Located in wonderful Gruene, this is one concert venue not to be missed. Dance your worries away at Texas’ oldest dance hall!


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