For years, as a Fishing Guide our customers have stayed at local hotels, motels or bed n' breakfast places.  A few years ago (2017) we decided to start planning a destination where families, friends and even corporate groups could sit back, relax and enjoy a true OPEN WATER overnight experience at LAKE TAWAKONI.  A place where when they woke up in the morning, they were only steps away from joining their fishing guide for a day of fishing. 

The problem was, very little property around lake allowed for that kind of place.  To make matters even harder, the shoreline around Lake Tawakoni is relatively shallow and would make it hard or near impossible to operate a fishing guide service year round at the property.

After searching for almost 2 years, in February 2019 the old HiView Marina and Eddy Dean restaurant came up for sale.  Nestled on 5.5 acres and almost 2500ft of literally PERFECT deepwater shoreline, Michael decided to make this place "the spot."  After watching just one sunrise, it was obvious the name of the place was Open Water Lodge.  

Their desire for families & friends to enjoy the outdoors or a weekend away became reality.  

Their dream is for those who visit the property to be inspired by God's love and creation, to grow closer to family & friends and to make memories that will last a lifetime.