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About

The Rock Castle “Dala Hus” was completed in 2017 to be our vacation  and retirement home. It is in Canyon Lake Village of the Canyon Lake area on a bluff above Skyline Drive.

Rock Castle Dala Hus

Canyon Lake features clear water, light boat traffic, swimming beach parks, and marinas to rent watercraft. For our part we enjoy our neighbors, the flora, the fauna, the hilly walks and the restful view at Rock Castle. We do make our home available to vacationers. See the links above for HomeAway and AirBnb. For the best deal just call us at the number shown above.

Morning coffee on the screened porch is a great, calm way to start the day. We have a comfortable two-seat swing and other swing seating.  We may watch the hummingbirds at the feeder, and often we will see deer. [Maybe we’ll start to name them :-)]. We also tend to the landscape flowers and bushes that the deer haven’t eaten.

We like to do in-house dining, walks in this hilly Hill Country, visits with our neighbors, dining in New Braunfels,  artistic painting, Kindle and iBook reading, visits to Tye Preston Memorial Library, shopping at Kathi’s Resale shop, and runs for pastries at KafeKali. Check out  our pages on day trips and other activities for more info

Rock Castle Dala Hus is  a ‘green’ home with Sun Power solar panels on the roof, rainwater collection for the shrubs and flowers, Mitsubishi split-system heating and cooling, Velux Smart Skylights, septic system and lots of nascent wildflowers.

General Facts Each room has an independent heating and cooling system. Each of the seven Mitsubishi systems have fan speed, heat & cooling controls.  There are remote controlled Velux skylights which can provide extra ventilation. Some of the house power comes from the solar power panels on the roof. Rainwater is captured in 300 gallon tanks. Lastly, we have a self-contained septic system (!).

Rock Castle Dala Hus with Swedish Decor Theme
Swedish Theme to Decor

And finally, why the unusual name? The house, which was completed in 2017 has a Swedish flavor to it with its blue and yellow tones, Ikea furnishing in kitchen, living room, bed rooms, & baths and paintings of Swedish scenes. Hus means “house” in Swedish and Dala comes from the colorful Dala Horse Swedish tradition. Additionally, we traveled in Sweden and enjoyed it.