Texas Hill Country
Majestic oak trees, acres of wildflowers, giant limestone
rocks and gently rolling hills. Birthplace and home of the
36th U.S. president. Located in the heart of Texas, the Hill
Country begins about one hour's drive east of Austin and one
hour north of San Antonio.
Possessing a rich Germanic heritage and
many festivals, biergartens, b&b's and antique
shops, Fredericksburg is a favorite weekend getaway destination
for Texan urbanites.
Palo Alto Creek Farm
231 West Main
T: +1 800 997-0089. 3 room b&b. US$
Originally settled as a farm in 1835, accommodations
today consists of a log cabin, limestone
barn and stone house.
Rose Hill Manor
+1 877 767-2445
A Charleston-style plantation house sitting
40 rolling Hill Country acres. The
elegant romantic hotel perches on a gentle hill, offering a spectacular
view of the Pedernales River Valley. Rose Hill is located in Stonewall, 15 minutes from Fredericksburg,
and is known for its food and local Texas wines.
Blair House Inn Bed and Breakfast
100 W Spoke Hill Dr
T: +1 512 847-1111. 12 rooms & cottages. US$ 125-
Located on 22 beautiful Hill Country acres, the romantic Blair House Inn offers a pool and whirlpool spa, a fine dining experience, and a cooking school. The picturesque village of Wimberley and the surrounding area includes art galleries, boutiques, golf courses and wineries.
This college town is the self-proclaimed "Live Music Capital of the World".
Hotel St. Cecilia
112 Academy Dr.
T: +1 512 852-2400. 14 rooms and bungalows. US$ 300-
This historic mansion with a soulful rock-n-roll design vibe is located on a secluded woodsy estate in Austin's South Congress District.
Round Top, Texas
Population 90, this antique mecca is located a day-trip from Austin (75 miles) and is known for its massive twice-yearly flea market.
The Prarie by Rachel Ashwell
5808 Wagner Road,
T: +1 979 836-4975. 6 rooms plus small house. US$ 180-
Founder of the trend-setting Shabby Chic Couture, Rachel first stayed at this historic b&b while attending Round Top's antique fairs. After learning it was for sale she bought it, transforming it with some local finds plus furniture and beddings from her own line. English-born Rachel has proved Shabby Chic is not a one-trick design phenomenon destined for the dustbin when new trends took over. Indeed, her gutsy design courage - rusted corrugated tin sidings for a b&b? - continues to be awesomely impressive.
Home to the Alamo, America's most famous Spanish mission.
San Antonio has a lovely cobble and flagstoned river walk
that meanders several miles through downtown past specialty
boutiques, nightclubs, sidewalk cafes, hotels and parks.
209 Washington St.
San Antonio, Texas
T: +1 210 223-2353. 10 room b&b. US$ 155-
This Texas romantic hotel is an historic 1857 mansion set
on 1.5 acres on the banks of the San Antonio river.
country. Vast open spaces, wildflowers,
and miles from anywhere. West Texas includes Big Bend National
Big Bend National Park, West Texas
Stunning high desert, red and brown mountains to hike,
Cibolo Creek Ranch
P.O. Box 44 Shafter, Texas
T: +1 915 229-3737 18 rooms. US$ 340-, includes all meals,
Three 19th century adobe forts converted into luxury lodgings.
Marfa, West Texas
after a Dostoyevsky character and the setting for James Dean's
last movie "Giant", the tiny (pop. 2,500) high desert
town of Marfa added a hip art counterpoint to its cowboy heritage
when NYC minimalist sculptor Donald Judd moved here in the
1970's, buying the local decommissioned fort and other abandoned
buildings and installing his work and others he admired. It
is now one of the largest and most important permanent installations
of contemporary art in America.
West San Antonio St.
T: +1 432 729-4326. 24 rooms. $79-
New owners remodeled this 1959-era motel, putting it on the
cutting edge of Marfa hipness.The motel includes a film library
and such things as Poloroid cameras, vintage typewriters and
record players to borrow.
207 N. Highland Ave.
T: +1 866 729-3669. 33 rooms.. US$ 99-
Mission-style hotel exuding old-school glamour. Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean and Rock Hudson stayed here in the 1950's while filming Giant.
802 S. Highland Ave.
6 trailers. US$ 75-
Blame it on our love for the desert, quirky chic, and most of all, vintage Airstream trailers (known in their day as the "Cadillac of trailers") but we couldn't resist adding El Cosmico.
Bayou and lake country; bordered by Lousiana. Major
cities include Dallas and Ft. Worth.
Jefferson, East Texas
Hidden in the Piney Woods next to cypress-lined Caddo LakeTexas'
only natural lakea change of fortunes decreased this once booming
19th century riverport town from a population
of 30,000 to 2,500. Like Charleston and Savannah,
this abrupt change ended up being a benefitby admirably
preserving Jefferson's 19th century architecture
and heritage. Known as the "Williamsburg of
Texas", it includes antique shops, museums, carriage
and riverboat rides.
We currently have no hotels listed here.