The Texas Hill Country attracts visitors all year round. Whether it’s wildflowers in the spring, water sports in the summer, or dazzling displays of Christmas lights in winter. As a result there’s always fun to be had in the Texas Hill Country. Here’s an extensive list of resources to help you customize your visit.
BLAIR HOUSE INN
Situated on 22 gorgeous acres and just minutes from the Wimberley Square, Blair House offers twelve luxurious rooms & suites. Day Spa Services and Fine dining on Saturday evenings are open to the public by reservation. Blair House Inn is also an art gallery and offers a nationally recognized cooking school. Voted one of the Top 10 Inns of the South 2017 by Southern Living magazine.
100 W. Spoke Hill Drive, Wimberley, TX 78676
COTTON GIN VILLAGE
Take a step back in time with an escape to a unique Bed & Breakfast. Authentic 1870s log cabin village, surrounded by limestone walls, waterfalls and herb gardens. Experience unparalleled Hill Country dining, featuring an extensive Texas wine list.
2805 S. Hwy 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Lodging service featuring a collection of over 125 exquisite accommodations in Fredericksburg and the surrounding Hill Country with no service or cleaning fees. Make your visit most noteworthy to the Texas Hill Country full of exceptional memories. Put Yourself in Our Place!
231 West Main Fredericksburg, TX 78624
HILL COUNTRY CASITAS
New, custom built Casitas on 13 acres offer great views and close to many wineries and venues. Large porches with fireplaces-the Casitas are private, romantic and designed for comfort and relaxation. All have kitchens and grills. A grand Pavilion certainly is for gathering or a special event. Dog friendly, hiking, yard games, Wi-Fi, fire pits, strong breezes and amazing views. 10 Casitas sleep up to 48.
7400 McGregor Lane, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
LIVE OAK CANYON GETAWAY
The Getaway, accommodating 6, is a furnished 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, with a kitchen, family room, dining area, large covered porches and covered parking. You can enjoy your own private picnic under the massive oak trees in the backyard, enjoy your coffee or wine on the upstairs covered porch, while viewing local wildlife. It is nestled near wineries and wedding venues, secluded, peaceful, private and fenced with gated access. For that reason the Live Oak Canyon Gateway is a premier place to stay in the Texas Hill Country.
1000 Live Oak Canyon Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
MESSINA HOF MANOR HAUS B&B
Suitably sitting on nearly 10 acres in the heart of Texas wine country, Messina Hof Hill Country Winery showcases over 50 award-winning Texas wines, a selection of premium wines exclusive to our Hill Country location, and Wine On Tap. Tours are offered daily and groups are welcome to enjoy the spacious Tasting Room and relaxing patios. Complete your retreat with a stay at the Manor Haus Bed & Breakfast on property, consisting of four uniquely themed cottages. Join the Family!
9996 U.S. 290 East, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
The Back Forty of Fredericksburg
Escape to this Fredericksburg Texas Hill Country bed and breakfast, spa & ranch. Wake up each morning in the beautiful Texas Hill Country to the comforts of home, and enjoy breakfast in the privacy of your room. Linger over a second cup of coffee under live oaks at the edge of Baron’s Creek while you watch the Peruvian Pasos in training. Spend time in our European Spa, have a massage or go out to the lake for fly fishing. Or reflect on your day’s events while watching the sunset from the herb garden patio with the fragrance of lavender in the air. Experience very special accommodations in a wonderful setting. Your Fredericksburg bed and breakfast spa ranch hideaway is also a perfect home base for exploring the Texas Hill Country.
HORSESHOE BAY RESORT
Texas premier AAA four-diamond lake and golf resort featuring 72 holes of award-winning Robert Trent Jones golf, full-service marina, spa, tennis and waterfront dining on the shores of Lake LBJ. It features nearly 380 guest rooms with dynamic overnight options including 3-bedroom waterfront condos and tower suites. Home of the annual HSBR Wine and Dine Festival, live music, hill country wineries, celebrity chefs and great cuisine come together in early November.
200 Hi Circle North, Horseshoe Bay TX 78657
CABERNET GRILL – TEXAS WINE COUNTY RESTAURANT
Escape to a unique Bed & Breakfast. Authentic 1870s log cabin village, surrounded by limestone walls, waterfalls and herb gardens. Experience unparalleled Hill Country dining, featuring an extensive wine list.
2805 S State Highway 16, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Located in the old Palace Movie Theatre in New Braunfels Texas, or at the Alon Towne Center in San Antonio, Myron’s Prime Steak House gives top billing nightly to Chicago prime beef with a full bar as well as an extensive wine list. With 40 years of restaurant experience, proprietor Bill Been has created a casual but elegant dining experience.
New Braunfels 830-624-1024, San Antonio 210-493-3031
136 N Castell, New Braunfels, TX and 10003 NW Military Hwy Ste 2101, San Antonio, TX
Rancho Queso is a boutique cheese shop featuring hand-selected artisan cheeses & charcuterie. Focused on outfitting those with a passion for the Texas Wine Country, Rancho Queso offers everything from custom made leather wine totes, rustic cheese knives and western blankets to the perfect picnic packages to-go. Order online, by phone or stop by for a complimentary cheese tasting! @ranchoqueso (FB/Instagram)
110 Old Kyle Rd, Wimberley, TX
Remember all of the wineries you have visited on the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail with this Souvenir Texas Wineries Map. Plan your Texas Hill Country visit using the online interactive map and directory. Find an extensive collection of Texas wine gifts, décor, jewelry and apparel. Browse our selection of quality wine barrel products and unique personalized gifts. Shop online now.
“TIPSY” FARMHOUSE VINEYARDS TASTING TRAILER
Join us at our newly renovated 1978 Airstream Wine Tasting Trailer. The wines are worthy, the crowds are light, the wine garden is delightful and it’s the place to be seen. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for our hours and special events. Inquire about the only Farm to Table Wine Club in the state of Texas. #TXVine for #TXWine #TexasHighPlains #TexasHillCountry
304 West Main, Johnson City, TX
LARGE SELECTION OF WINES FOR COMPLIMENTARY TASTING! Representing over 70 wineries from Texas and beyond, Texas craft beers on tap, cheese plates and wine gifts. Seasonal firepits and misters. Meet Texas’ best winemakers at “Come and Taste It” events every third Thursday. Open daily in Gruene Historic District.
1613 Hunter Road, New Braunfels, TX 78130
WILDSEED FARMS/WEDDING OAK WINERY
Enjoy Wedding Oak Winery’s award-winning wines grown from 100% Texas wine grapes as you visit the world’s largest wildflower farm, located just seven miles east of Main St, Fredericksburg. Stroll the walking paths and view acres of colorful wildflwoers, shop in the eclectic boutique, select from the large plant nursery, buy the incredible wildflower mixes – all while enjoying the ambience of the winery patio and tasting room. Don’t forget the camera!
100 Legacy Drive, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
DRIPPING WINE TRAIL
Escape to the wine country just minutes from Austin. The Dripping Wine Trail connects and celebrates wineries in and around Dripping Springs, TX. Make an easy day of it visiting our trail wineries — Westcave Cellars Winery, Hawk’s Shadow, and Bell Springs Winery — all close to each other and close to Austin! Three Wineries. One Day. An Unforgettable Experience.
Dripping Springs, Texas
FRIENDS OF THE GILLESPIE COUNTY COUNTRY SCHOOLS
The Driving Trail, established in 2006, links 16 historic schools to the Vereins Kirche, the first Gillespie County school built 1847 on Fredericksburg’s Market Square. The 120-mile Trail directs visitors into the countryside to see one or all schools, some of which existed when Comanches were still kidnapping settler’s children. Spend an hour or a day. All schools on National Register of Historic Places, many with Texas historic markers. Neighbors to the Texas Hill Country Wineries. Map on our webs
(830) 685-3321 or (830) 990-8059
Gillespie County, Texasq
HIGH PLAINS WINEGROWERS
Visit www.TxHighPlains.com to learn more about the AVA that produces 85% of the wine grapes grown in the state of Texas. Generations of farmers cultivating the finest fruit and wines for you, our valued consumer. Find us on Facebook & Instagram and be sure to look for the best AVA designation a wine label can sport: #TEXASHIGHPLAINS
Texas High Plains
We work hard at perfectin’ hanging out! Stop By and visit us, relax under our 500 year-old oak trees, or sit around our old wood stove and listen to live music any day of the week. Take a look around our old General Store,shop or soak up the history. You can even scoot yer boots across our historical dance hall floor. We are located in the midst of the Texas Hill Country Wine Country!
412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg TX 78624
32ND ANNUAL GRUENE MUSIC & WINE FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 4-7, 2018
This Americana event benefiting the United Way of Comal County features the best in live Texas music and the best in Texas food and wines at Gruene Hall and The Grapevine. All four days will be filled with vintner and music events, wine, food & beer samplings, and the Great Guitar Auction.
Gruene Historic District
OKTOBERFEST, 38TH ANNIVERSARY
October 5-7, 2018 • Oompah at its Best! German food and drink, music on four stages- all weekend. Local artists, kids area, souvenirs and much more. Special activities: OkTUBAfest Friday, Hauptstrasse Chicken Dance Saturday morning, 42 Tournament and Lederhosen contest on Sunday. Fun for the entire family! MarktPlatz, Downtown Fredericksburg. A fund-raiser for Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance. For details and tickets: www.oktoberfestinfbg.com
MarktPlatz Downtown Fredericksburg
FREDERICKSBURG FOOD & WINE FEST
Saturday, October 27, Market Square, Downtown Fredericksburg. $25 per person, 12-7pm. (830) 997-8515 A celebration of Texas wine & food. Grape Expectations Cooking School, Gargantuan Great Grape Toss, auction, excellent music. Plus three special events: Thursday at Messina Hof Winery; Friday at Becker Vineyards and Saturday Marktplatz Patron Brunch. For tickets and info: www.fbgfoodandwinefest.com
Market Square, Fredericksburg, TX
9TH ANNUAL DERBY EXTRAVAGANZA – SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019
Don’t miss our biggest party of the year! Join us for food, wine, live jazz, Derby viewing, and a fierce hat parade competition, held on the grounds of the beautiful 56-acre Bending Branch Winery estate. Awarded Top Texas Winery in the 2018 Houston Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition.
142 Lindner Branch Trail, Comfort, TX
SPICEWOOD VINEYARDS WEDDING AND EVENT FACILITY
Nestled in the Texas Hill Country amongst 32 acres of vines, enjoy great wines and a relaxing atmosphere at Spicewood Vineyards. Visit us fo r awine tasting, glasss or bottle Wed – Sat 10am – 6pm and Sunday noon – 5pm. We are the Texas Hill Country location for unforgettable weddings, parties or special events. Don’t miss out, come see us!
1419 County Road 409 Spicewood, Texas 78669
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Your friends at the Texas Department of Agriculture want you to know, the doors to this beautiful State are always open for you. With over 400 wineries and cellars tucked away on charming country roads, undoubtedly, there is something for everyone to enjoy with Texas Wines.
1700 N Congress Ave, Austin, TX
THE BLAIR HOUSE DAY SPA
The Blair House Day Spa is open daily from 8am to 6pm. Comfortable and completely private massage rooms available for all treatments including massage, aromatherapy, hot stone, and facials. Enjoy access to a sauna and shower in the changing room.
100 W. Spoke Hill Drive, Wimberley, TX 78676
DRIPPING SPRINGS VISITORS BUREAU
Taste the flavor of the Texas Hill Country and enjoy true small town hospitality in the Wedding Capital of Texas®. Dripping Springs is home to breathtaking vistas, infamous pools and springs, olive orchards, wineries, breweries and distilleries. Sit back and listen or get up and dance in quaint music venues. Shop for local treasures. Drink award winning libations and devour scrumptious food. Tie and jacket not required…anywhere.
509 W Mercer St, Dripping Springs, TX
FREDERICKSBURG VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER
Free Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Hill Country and Texas travel literature & information on Fredericksburg & Gillespie County wineries. DVD presentation, public restrooms and off-street parking.
302 E. Austin Street, Fredericksburg, TX 78654
JOHNSON CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – CROSSROADS OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
Located an hour from Austin and San Antonio set amongst the foothills of the majestic Hill Country is an unhurried, charming piece of “old Americana” in a Presidential hometown. On your next excursion to sip wine and shop, stop in Johnson City. Historic sites, museums, resident artists and musicians, art galleries and cultural assets set the backdrop of this small Texas town. Population 1673.
100 E Main St, PO Box 485, Johnson City, TX
MARBLE FALLS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITOR CENTER
Marble Falls is where Hill Country meets Wine Country. Within breathtaking acres of wildflower-covered vistas, wine lovers enjoy bouquets of another kind at our nine area wineries. The types of wine are as varied as all the other fun things to do here. Say cheers to a delicious vacation!
100 Ave G, Marble Falls, Texas 78654
SAN SABA COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT THE SAN SABA VISITOR’S CENTER
San Saba, known as the Pecan Capital of the World, offers Deer Hunting • San Saba River Golf Course • Early Texas Architecture • Beautiful RV Parks • Bicycle Routes • Local and State Parks • Historic Suspension Bridges • Oldest Active US Jail • Settlers Museum • Wildlife and Birding • Wineries and Wine Trails. Visit our historic downtown’s Sip ‘n Stroll Wine Tasting and Lighted Christmas Parade, 2nd Saturday in December.
113 S High St, San Saba, TX
Stonewall is located on the Pedernales River just an hour outside of Austin. Famed for the sweetest peaches in Texas, Stonewall is also home to some of the best wineries in the state. Come and tour all our attractions including the Texas Whitehouse, home to 36th President, Lyndon B. Johnson. Don’t forget to join us for our Annual Peach JAMboree & Rodeo, always on the 3rd full weekend in June!
250 Peach St, Stonewall, TX
- Blanco State Park
- Colorado Bend State Park
- Enchanted Rock State Park
- Fort McKavett State Park
- Garner State Park
- Inks Lake State Park
- Kerrville Shreiner Park
- Landmark Inn Historical Park
- Longhorn Cavern State Park
- Lost Maples
- Lyndon B Johnson State Park and National Historic Park
- Old Tunnel State Park
- Pedernales Falls State Park
- Highland Lakes Area
- Inks Lake
- Lake Austin
- Lake Buchanan
- Lake LBJ
- Lake Marble Falls
- Lake Travis
- Town Lake
- Colorado River
- Frio River
- Gudalupe River
- Pedernales River
- Alamo Springs Bat Cave – Lukenbach
- Albert Dancehall
- Aquarena Springs – San Marcos
- Barton Creek Greenbelt – Austin
- Blue Hole – Wimberley
- Fort Martin Scott Historic Site
- Fort Mason – Mason County
- Frio Bat Caves – Uvalde
- Gillespie County Country Schools Driving & Cycling Trails
- Hamilton Pool – Austin
- Historic Gruene Texas – Gruene
- Jacob’s Well – Wimberley
- Krause Springs – Spicewood
- Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Austin
- LBJ Ranch – Johnson City
- Lukenbach Texas Historic General Store and Dance Hall
- McKinney Falls Sate Park – Austin
- National Museum of the Pacific War – Admiral Nimitz Museum
- Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Park – San Antonio
- Pennybacker Bridge Overlook Trail – Austin
- Pioneer Museum Complex – Gillespie
- Pound House Museum – Dripping Springs
- Riverwalk – San Antonio
- Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm – Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
- Science Mill – Johnson City
- Stone Henge – Ingram
- Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott
- The Japanese Tea Gardens – San Antonio
- The Twin Sisters Historic Dance Hall – Wimberley
- Tower of the Americas – San Antonio
- Treue Der Union Monument – Comfort
- Vereins Kirche Museum
- Wonder Cave – San Marcos