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3 of the Most Romantic Places to Go in Texas

May 18th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

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Texas is known for doing things right, whether it’s the state’s renowned BBQ, iconic culture or championship-winning sports teams. And, thanks to the Lone Star State’s beautiful scenery and exciting environment, there’s no shortage of romantic places to go in Texas! It’s not all rodeos and country music (as some might think) – it’s great place to visit when you and your significant other need to getaway. Keep reading, and we’ll show you where the best escapes in the state are.

3 of the Most Romantic Places to Go in Texas


Small Town Texas Charm – Brenham

Romantic getaways don’t always need to be exotic – sometimes, all that’s need is the quiet, quaint appeal of a small town, encompassed by postcard-worthy views. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you visit Brenham, Texas. Located in the heart of scenic Texas Hill Country, you’ll plenty to do here, whether you’re visiting Pleasant Hill Winery (part of the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail) or Windy Winery, dining at 96 West, or enjoying a performance at the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center. Downtown Brenham is home to live music throughout the summer, art galleries and local theater productions. If you’re looking for romantic places to go on a date in Brenham, you’ll have more than enough to choose from (and if you need dessert, head to Blue Bell Creameries – you’ll thank us).

The best way to experience Brenham is with a stay at Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast. You won’t find a more romantic place to stay than this inviting Texas bed and breakfast. The accommodations and amenities you’ll find here are hard to beat. Whether you’re exploring the surrounding area, or enjoying each other’s company, Murski Homestead is your choice.


A Capital Choice for Couples – Austin

Austin might be weird – but that’s ok, because the capital city is a favorite among romantic places to go in Texas. Known for its thriving music scene, artists and stunning cityscape, Austin has become a magnet for twenty-somethings. So, listen up, millennial couples: You need to spend your next romantic escape in Austin, not overseas. Plan your trip around the Austin City Limits Music Festival (Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and Mumford and Sons are headlining), dine at VOX Table and Uchi (or any of the countless food trucks around the city if you’re looking for something cheaper), or visit a craft beer brewery or one of countless coffeeshops. If you want to take in the beauty of the city while having fun, head to Rocket Electrics and rent an electric bike. Bike dates are never bad idea, especially with the scenery you’ll find here.


Alamo City Allure – San Antonio

Aside from home to one of the NBA’s most successful franchises (sports-minded couples, take note), San Antonio is a beautiful city home to multiple attractions, including the scenic San Antonio River Walk. Shops, restaurants, art galleries and more line the San Antonio River Walk, and thanks to its beautiful European-esque design, the river walk is one of the most romantic places in Texas. Imagine floating down the San Antonio river at night on a boat tour, surrounded by beautiful building and lights. It’s not hard to see why it’s one of the most romantic places to go in Texas. While you’re there, be sure to visit The Alamo, a legendary icon in both Texas and U.S. history.


Spend Your Next Romantic Getaway at Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast


When it comes to romantic places to go in Texas, it doesn’t get much better than Murski Homestead B&B, located in Brenham, TX. Our property is a beautiful snapshot of scenic Texas Hill Country, providing the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, elopement or small wedding. Our rooms feature spacious, inviting atmospheres, attractive decor, and great amenities like jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. There’s plenty of great things to do in Brenham, too! Live music, great food and much more await our guests. Download our free Washington County vacation guide, and start planning your next romantic escape at Murski Homestead! Contact us today by email or at (979) 830-1021.

Do You Love Ice Cream? Blue Bell Creameries is Back!

February 23rd, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Blue Bell Creameries should be on your radar once again!  They are back in production and better than ever so if you’re already looking ahead  for a getaway, we’ve got some fun ideas you’ll be bragging about when you book your getaway at the ranch!  Some of the great things to do on your one tank getaway include:

Blue Bell Creameries which is back in production with some of their favorite flavors like Dutch Chocolate and Homemade Vanilla.

This article from TravelingMom.com will motivate you to come on up for a tour of our famous “Little Creamery”!…..

“When you ask a Texan what their favorite ice cream is, most will say Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Blue Bell Ice Cream originated in Texas and the mere mention conjures up these amazing childhood memories of big melty bowls of homemade vanilla ice cream on a hot summer day.

A Texas born & bred company in Brenham, Texas, Blue Bell Creameries is 90 miles east of Austin.

The Blue Bell Creameries is open on weekdays for tours and is well-worth the drive. Makes a great day trip!

Blue Bell TourThe Brenham Creamery Company started in 1907 when a group of farmers started making butter from cream. A few years later, they started making ice cream and delivered it to local residents by horse and wagon.

In 1930, the name was changed to Blue Bell Creamery in honor of the Texas wildflower, the bluebell.

A tour consists of a quick historical movie, a fascinating tour of how the ice cream is made (they use the milk from 50,000 cows every day!!), and a free scoop of ice cream as a sample.

Tours are timed and limited in number, so it is best to come early in the day. Also, the factory starts to shut down machines at 2:30 p.m. No cameras are permitted on the tour. They are closed on the weekends, so make sure to come Monday – Friday.”

One  of our favorite stops for getting a scoop from Blue Bell Creameries,  is  SCOOPS!  We will get 1  scoop but  2 flavors…..half this  and half that or  2 scoops so we have 4 different ice cream flavors to enjoy!  Scoops is located in the convenience store next to KBobs Steakhouse and Westwoood Cinema on  Hwy 290 West just past the city limit.  Go to a movie and then enjoy a nighttime treat of Blue Bell ice cream from Scoops!

Some other great hot spots to enjoy during your getaway include historic Downtown Brenham, local wineries:  Texas Star, Windy, Pleasant Hill & Saddle Horn, the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm, Home Sweet Farm Biergarten (spaghetti western movie night on Friday and live music on Saturday nights….all  free), and Washington On  The Brazos. Even  New Yorkers want to come to Brenham! So book your room today at the ranch for your getaway and come enjoy Blue Bell Creameries once again!