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Murski Homestead Offers Some of the Best Elopement Packages in Texas

January 19th, 2017 by Pamela Murski

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Looking for the best elopement packages near Houston or Austin? We’ll do you one better! Here at Murski Homestead, we have some of the best elopement packages in Texas! Exchange your vows at Murski Homestead B&B in Brenham, and we’ll help create beautiful memories for you and your soon-to-be. We work hard to offer beautiful rustic elopements at our Texas bed and breakfast. Here are our the best elopement packages in Texas!

When you’re planning your elopement, you can’t forget to plan the trip around it! Thankfully for you, Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast has put together a free Vacation Guide to the best experiences and things to do in Central Texas.

The Best Elopement Packages in Texas

Elopement Packages #1 | “Bare Bones” Runaway Bride | $479

This package is for the bride who wants a beautiful setting but without all the pageantry and drama. The price includes your choice of ceremony settings, wedding officiant,  and wedding photo taken with your camera. After the ceremony, retire to your romantic room to plan the rest of your lives together! The following morning, you’ll start your new life together with a delicious breakfast had at your leisure wherever you’d like. Add this package to your room of choice!  

**Evening Ceremonies & Holidays periods incur a $200 upcharge.

***Must have and bring with you a valid Texas Marriage License from a Texas Courthouse for us to marry you.

Elopement Package #2 | Runaway Bride (Basic) | $699

Add this package to your room choice! Arrive for an early check-in to your romantic mini-suite to have some time to prepare for your special ceremony. There, a fresh, hand-tied wedding bouquet awaits the bride. Following the ceremony, in the setting of your choice, retire to your romantic room to toast each other with your petite wedding cake and champagne! The following morning start your new life together with a delicious continental breakfast in your room.

**Evening Ceremonies & Holidays periods incur a $200 upcharge.

***Must have and bring with you a valid Texas Marriage License from a Texas Courthouse for us to marry you.

Elopement Package #3 | Runaway Bride (Enhanced) | $899

Add this package to your room of choice! This package includes the setup and cleanup of a special table for your intimate toast, and cake cutting, complete with china and crystal. We will also take photos of you during your toasting each other, cutting the cake, first bite of wedding cake and around the property as desired. Included in this package also is an officiant, a fresh, hand-tied bouquet, boutonniere, and breakfast every morning of your stay.

**Evening Ceremonies & Holidays periods incur a $200 upcharge.

***Must have and bring with you a valid Texas Marriage License from a Texas Courthouse for us to marry you.

Only the Best for Your Special Day

Plan your elopement with Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast and you’ll have a whimsical day to remember for the rest of your marriage. You’ll feel pampered and celebrated here with our comfortable luxury and attention to every detail of your special day. And, when the ceremony day is over, use our free guide to the area for the best things to do as a newly married couple. There’s plenty around to create a weekend you’ll never forget.

 

Plan a Relaxing Day at Thyme Day Spa in Brenham, TX

January 6th, 2017 by Pamela Murski

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When you’re putting together your vacation plan, it’s easy to get carried away, making a full itinerary rather than a relaxing one. You want to do everything you can in a short vacation time. But, ultimately, it ends up taking the relaxation out of your trip, no matter where you’re headed. So, don’t make that mistake the next time you come to the Texas Hill Country. Thyme Day Spa in Brenham, TX can help you find the relaxation you’re after! It’s the perfect complement to the ease of pace you’ll find here. And, you’ll love every minute of it!

Are you looking for the best things to see and do in the Texas Hill Country? Then, look no further than the FREE Vacation Guide from Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast! Our guide will give you the best visit to Central Texas you’ve ever had, guaranteed!

Thyme Day Spa in Brenham, TX, is Your Stop for Relaxation

You’re going to love this place. At Thyme Day Spa, you’ll be encouraged to nurture the mind-body connection. The spa provides a healthy, nourishing atmosphere where you will melt into relaxation and leave feeling refreshed. And, the highly-trained staff will assure that your money is well spent on high-quality services.

Services Provided by Thyme Day Spa

Thyme Day Spa in Brenham, TX, is a full-service spa providing a wide range of treatments fit to your specific needs. You’ll love that pampered feeling!

Hair

Aveda-trained stylists await you with some of the best quality hair services in the area. You’ll love the essential oil scalp massage and conditioning to begin your treatment. Whether you’re looking for a trendy cut or just your usual, your hair experience at Thyme Day Spa will amaze you!

Nails

All Thyme Day Spa manicures and pedicures include a massage of your hands or feet plus a body polish and moisturizing hot towels. Choose between spa manicures and pedicures, a hot stone pedicure, and mini-mani’s and pedi’s.

Face

Facial and skin treatments tailored to your skin type mean you will experience pure rejuvenation. Choose between classic European facials, anti-aging facials, a back “facial,” and micro-current treatment. In addition to these, glycolic peels, glycoderm facials, and micro-lift facials are also available.

Body

It wouldn’t be a full-service spa without massage therapy. A qualified masseuse will work with your body in a combination of trigger point therapy, range of motion, and full body stretch. In addition to these, Swedish massage, deep tissue, hot stone, and prenatal techniques are also available. Looking for a romantic way to celebrate an anniversary or Valentine’s Day? Book a couples massage!

One of Our Favorite Places

When you spend a morning or afternoon at Thyme Day Spa in Brenham, TX, you’ll be less than ten minutes away from the best place to stay! That place is Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast. You’ll love the comfort of home and quality you’ll experience here. So, check out our rooms! Plus, if you need more great ideas for how to spend your time in Central Texas, then download our FREE Vacation Guide today!

 

Bliss Candy Company is the Best Candy in Brenham

December 7th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

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The cozy town of Brenham, TX, greets you with a bounty of wonderful shops and small businesses. One of those is the Bliss Candy Company, which has been creating fine toffee and confections since 2006. You’ll find their delicious toffee and candy throughout much of Brenham, as well as in Austin and Houston. If you’re planning a visit to Brenham, then a visit to Bliss Candy Company is in order!

Are you looking for the best things to see and do in the Brenham, TX, area? Then, look no further than the FREE Vacation Guide provided by Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast. It’s full of the best ideas for how to spend your time in the Texas Hill Country. It’s guaranteed to make your trip the best it can be!

History of Bliss Candy Company

Bliss Candy Company technically began in the fall of 2006, but owners Sammy and Cynthia Timpa declare that date to be not entirely accurate. Cynthia has many years of experience making the delicious toffee, using an old family recipe her mother passed down to her. It started as a family holiday tradition, and has since evolved into some of the best candy being made in Texas today.

As a young woman on a quest to perfect her toffee, Cynthia spent countless hours and money on batches of experimental toffee. Trial and error had a lot to do with finding the perfect recipe and honing it to the incredible treat it is today. Batches of too soft, not crunchy, too sticky, or burned toffee eventually turned into the fine-tuned recipe used today.

Simple Ingredients Combine to Be Simply “Blissious”

Only four, high-quality ingredients combine to make the majority of Bliss Candy Company’s toffee. Just as important is having perfect timing and a healthy dose of creativity. The result is “blissious” toffee enjoyed by many in central Texas. They sell out of toffee on a weekly basis, if that tells you how delicious it is. Three toffee varieties and two types of bark make Bliss Candy Company what it is.

Almond Toffee

The toffee that started it all for the Timpas. This best-selling toffee was also the original toffee that made Bliss Candy company famous. Loaded with almonds and topped with milk chocolate, you’ll fall in love with this toffee!

Pecan Toffee

The same recipe as the original almond toffee, but with pecans instead. The milk chocolate is brightened up by fresh orange zest to add a dimension of flavor you won’t soon forget.

Coffee Toffee

Even if you aren’t a coffee drinker, you’ll love the flavor of the coffee toffee. A quick shot of espresso makes this toffee a complex masterpiece.

Lemon Bark

This is the perfect treat for folks who love tart candy! Lemon crunch smothered in white chocolate and dusted with lemon zest combine for a tart punch you can’t resist.

Peppermint Bark

This holiday favorite is sure to make everyone smile. Rich, dark chocolate specked with cookies, candy cane, and white chocolate will make you wish for this all year long!

Blissful Brenham is Full of Incredible Experiences

Delicious candies like those of Bliss Candy Company are just some of the incredible things you’ll find in the Texas Hill Country. At Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast, you’ll be right in the middle of it all, yet still find respite on the ranch. Our comfortable rooms and amenities make for a relaxing experience you’ll enjoy. And, if you need more ideas for things to see and do in and around Brenham, then download our FREE Vacation Guide today!

What are the Best Brazos Valley Brewing Company Beers?

November 30th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

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There is a cornucopia of craft breweries in Central Texas worthy of your visit. But, when you’re in Brenham, nothing beats the Brazos Valley Brewing Company. You’ll find a variety of great, local craft beers from which to choose. But, which beers are the best? Read on to find out!

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What Brazos Valley Brewing Company Has to Offer

Despite being a relative newcomer to the Texas craft beer scene, the Brazos Valley Brewing Company has a wonderful rotation of beers for every variety of beer aficionado. The brewery was founded in 2013 by a five-man crew of craft brewing enthusiasts and has since blossomed into one of Central Texas’ best craft breweries. Combining a passion for brewing with a variety of brewing methods means you get an incredible rotation of favorites as well as new creations to entice your taste buds.

You can visit them on their patio on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Beers You Need to Try

Big Spoon Tres Leches Stout | Milk/Sweet Stout | ABV: 6.00%

The syrupy black body and off-white/tan head are beauties to behold if you like a good stout. Vanilla aromas on the nose with notes of chocolate and coffee develop as wonderful nuances to this milk stout. The smooth mouthfeel means you will enjoy this stout from head to finish!

7 Spanish Angels | American Brown Ale | ABV: 6.50%

This dark amber brown ale with an off-tan headgreets you with aromas of coffee and caramel. The coffee notes add a nutty flavor, creating a wonderful complexity with a touch of bitterness that resolves to a smooth finish for an easy drink.

Mama Tried | American IPA | ABV: 6.60%

This incredibly balanced pale ale will brighten your nose with friendly aromas of pineapple and citrus. The hazy, dark gold color of the body is complemented by the malt-balanced hops and bready notes of tropical fruits and citrus.

Brazos Valley Golden Ale | American Blonde Ale | ABV: 5.30%

This is the perfect easy drinker. The golden ale features Vienna malt flavor with a balancing, subtle hop note. Straw-gold in appearance, the Brazos Valley Golden Ale finishes with a crisp, fruity essence and a slightly sour aftertaste.

Just Ten Minutes Away from the Best Place to Stay

When you’re trying as much beer as you can at the Brazos Valley Brewing Company in Brenham, you’ll be just ten minutes away from the best place to stay in the area: Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast. You’ll love our comfortable rooms and amenities, in addition to the best beer in town! And, if you need more ideas for ways to spend your time, you can count on Murski Homestead with our FREE Vacation Guide!

What You Need to Know About Blackwater Draw Brewing Company

November 23rd, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Blackwater Draw Brewing Company

The Texas Hill Country has some incredible craft breweries you shouldn’t miss out on. At the top of the list in College Station, TX, is Blackwater Draw Brewing Company. Affectionately named after the sludgy, black water that is the source of the Brazos River, the brewers guarantee an incredible brew to the last drop. If you’re a beer aficionado or just after an ice cold beer, this is the place to be. Here’s what you need to know about Blackwater Draw Brewing Company.

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Blackwater Draw Brewing Company Brews Up Delicious Beer

The fierce brewers at Blackwater Draw Brewing Company work hard to craft incredible brews year-round. You can’t be a brewmaster and not have an intense love for beer and the craft of making it. So, to give a little history, Blackwater Draw Brewing Company crafts excellent beer in honor of the company’s namesake, the Brazos River. They use only the purest ingredients to create their beers, sourcing local ingredients as much as possible. So, come on by and “hunker down” and enjoy any of these spectacular brews.

Mexican Style Lager

ABV: 4.8%

IBU: 20

Color: Copper

This beer is brewed in a traditional Mexican style. It is a Vienna lager with crisp malt flavor and a tinge of hop aroma.

Timber Snake India Pale Ale

ABV: 6.8%

IBU: 67

Color: Amber

This beer combines a blend of Maris Otter, Crystal, and Vienna malts with a hoppy balancing act of Warrior, Millennium, and Cascade hops. As a result, this beer is great for anyone who loves hops!

Mulligan Kölsch

ABV: 5.25%

IBU: 30

Color: Light

Designed as a hybrid beer to appeal to the novice and the experience craft beer junkie, Mulligan has a bready sweetness combined with German hops. It’s the perfect introduction to craft beer for the light beer drinker.

Contract Killer Coffee Porter

ABV: 6.4%

IBU: 60

Color: Dark

Featuring What’s the Buzz coffee, a local roaster, the Contract Killer Coffee Porter is the perfect combination of Vienna and chocolate malts with the kick of quality roasted black coffee.

One-Offs

ABV: Adequate

IBU: Irrelevant

Color: Equal Opportunity

On some Saturdays throughout the year, Blackwater Draw Brewing Company offers one-keg varieties of test beers for lucky testers. So, pay attention for trial-brews like Pecan Pie Brown Ale, Wood-Aged Imperial Porter, Peanut Butter & Honey Brown Ale, Ginger Saison, Raccoon Ninja, Ancho Chile & Cocoa Imperial Porter, and Chocolate Cherry Contract Killer.

Just Up the Road from the Best Place to Stay in Texas

Blackwater Draw Brewing Company isn’t far from the best stay in Central Texas, Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast! So, once you’ve indulged in the delicious craft brews, come back and kick up your feet and relax in one of our comfortable rooms on the ranch! And, if you’re looking for more ways to spend your time while in Central Texas, then download our FREE Vacation Guide! It’s full of great ways to spend your time and everything you need to see while you’re here.