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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!


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.

Are you looking for the best things to see and do in and around Brenham, TX? Then, look no further than the FREE Vacation Guide from Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast! It’s full of great ideas for how to spend your time!

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.


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.

3 Places in Texas for the Best Foodie Vacations

September 16th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Enjoy steak on the best Foodie Vacations to Texas
Barbecue, Mexican cuisine, and steaks. This is the holy trinity of food in Texas. Wash any of these hearty meals down with your favorite beer or Texas Hill Country wine, and you have the makings of the best foodie vacations. With so much amazing food in the great state of Texas, you’ll never run out of options. Regardless, here are three great places in Texas to visit on your foodventure.

Find out more about all the fun things to do near the Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for things to see and do whether you’re here for the best foodie vacations or to relax and unwind at our gorgeous ranch.


1. Fredericksburg Foodie Heaven

Just an hour outside of Houston, Fredericksburg is the capital city of Texas wine. And, where there’s wine, there’s great food. Places like Fredericksburg make Texas one of the world’s best foodie destinations. Here are a few reasons why.

  • Vaudeville blends inspirations from both the South and France. The bistro offers incredible lunch options and crafts an upscale dinner menu. On Friday and Saturday nights, the restaurant offers an elevated “supper club” tasting menu. On it, you see delightful dishes like braised akaushi beef salad and blackberry sorbet.
  • Cabernet Grill just sounds like a fancy restaurant. Famous for its decadent, thick-cut steaks, and fine wines, this stop offers some of the best in Texas cuisine. Offering everything from certified Angus beef to bacon-wrapped seafood, you’ll be sure to find something mouthwatering. Pair your meal with local wine and experience what it means to dine Texas-style.
  • Otto’s German Bistro hearkens back to Fredericksburg’s deep German heritage. Using locally-sourced meat and produce to craft a seasonal menu is a source of pride. Try their molasses-cured pork chop and duck schnitzel and see what a Bavarian Texas could taste like. 

2. The Best Foodie Vacations Start (and End) in Brenham

Brenham is another Central Texas delight just an hour or so from Houston. Famous for Blue Bell Ice Cream, you’ll want to headquarter here so you can finish your trip with dessert. The best foodie weekend getaways start in Brenham! Here’s why.

  • Nathan’s Barbecue is the place to get Texas barbecue. This family owned and operated joint oozes goodness like their ribs ooze barbecue sauce. You can taste the heart and soul put into each plate. BBQ and comfort food were made for each other. Be sure to stick around for live music, too!
  • Kay’s Cuisine for the Soul is like a religious experience. Sit down and feel the love that Kay puts into her food–you’ll feel like you’re at home again with mama’s cookin’. Nothing is worse than soulless food, so stop on by and taste the talent and love!
  • Unique to Brenham is the Home Sweet Farm Market’s Farm to Market dinners. The special culinary experience hosts different chefs every month who feature local ingredients in unforgettable ways. You won’t want to miss the chance to try in-season, locally sourced food made by the highest quality chefs Houston and Austin have to offer! 

3. A Few Houston Hideaways to Try

Houston has long had the reputation of a sprawling metropolis and one of the best foodie vacation spots. In a way, though, it’s been like a track stuck on repeat. Here are few restaurants that are doing things differently in the city.

  • The Pass and Provisions is two restaurants in one. Chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan form a power couple of creativity. The restaurant has two sides, offering edgy, creative cuisine at the Pass and a whimsical, a la carte menu at Provisions. Come try their stone-oven-baked pizzas with toppings like duck confit with pickled currants or sausage with kale.
  • Underbelly strikes you with the odd name, but more importantly its motive and method. Farmhouse-style communal tables adorned with wildflowers are the perfect setting for Chef Chris Shepherd’s  snout-to-toe philosophy. Known to wheel a whole hog through the dining area, you’ll delight in the rustic menu featuring pork roasts and cornbread.
  • Caracol pushes an upscale take on authentic Mexican food, rarely associated with high-class eating. Hugo Ortega is trying to change that perception. Soulful interpretations of coastal Mexican food  like ceviche and crudos will inspire your taste buds to try new things. Try their scallops tossed with mango, papaya, and lime or their roasted oysters in chipotle butter. 

Finish with Dessert in Brenham

You definitely don’t want to forget the ice cream! Blue Bell Ice Cream in Brenham makes the cozy town the perfect place to finish your trip. Stay at the Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast where you’ll find the comforts of home. It’s just minutes away from most things on this list. If you need more ideas on things to do during your visit, download our free Vacation Guide. Book today!

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The Best Weekend Trips from Houston to Recharge Your Mind, Body, and Soul

September 15th, 2016 by Pamela Murski


the Best Weekend Getaways from Houston

Need a break from the big city? Sometimes the perfect cure for a hectic week is to take some time to slow down, take it easy, and just get away. An escape to the Texas Hill Country is one of the best weekend trips from Houston. Many things await you like outdoor adventure, beautiful scenery, and whimsical small towns. Consider Brenham, TX, just an hour northwest of downtown Houston on Highway 290. Within minutes of your arrival, you’ll find wineries, restaurants, ranches, and breweries to explore.

Find out more about all the fun things to do near the Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast in Brenham, TX, when you download our free Vacation Guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for things to see and as you plan one of the best weekend trips from Houston.

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The Best Things to Do in Texas Hill Country

August 30th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

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Stereotypical images of Texas often depict the state as hot, dry, flat, and lacking in vegetation. And while Texas is home to plenty of desert landscape, the Lone Star State boasts so much more than that. A prime example of the state’s beautiful scenery and exciting atmosphere is Texas Hill Country. This region of Central Texas is brimming with postcard-worthy views, outdoor adventure, big cities, quiet towns, and much more. When you stay at Murski Homestead B&B, you’ll be conveniently located within a day’s trip (or much closer!) to the best things to do in Texas Hill Country. Keep reading to learn more about our favorite part of Texas!

Some of the Best Things to Do in Texas Hill Country

See the Texas Bluebonnets

If you’ve ever seen pictures of Texas Hill Country, you’ve seen fields of these amazing flowers. Bluebonnets are nearly synonymous with our part of Texas, and the best place to see them is right here in the Hill Country. Keep your camera (or smartphone) handy!

Spend a Day in or Austin or Houston

Two of the biggest and most exciting cities in Texas are both less than two hours away from Murski Homestead! Head to Houston and tour the Houston Space Center and the Houston Zoo, or get a taste of Austin’s renowned music scene at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Visit a Winery

Texas Hill Country is one of the best places in the nation for wine, thanks especially to the city of  Fredericksburg! Taste the fruit of the many wineries that call the city home, like Torre di Pietra or The Pedernales Cellars in nearby Stonewall. We can say without a doubt that a trip to a Texas winery is one the tastiest things to do in Texas Hill Country.

Go Hiking!

Maybe one of the most rewarding things to do in Texas Hill Country is simply grabbing your backpack, strapping on your boots, and hitting the trails. Popular destinations include Colorado Bend State Park, Enchanted Rock Natural Area, and Garner State Park.

Swim in the Hamilton Pool Preserve

Easily one of the most scenic attractions in Texas, the Hamilton Pool Preserve is the best place to swim near Texas (and probably the state). Make reservations through the Travis County Parks website before you go, and enjoy a dip in this stunning natural pool.

Tour a Craft Beer Brewery

You don’t have to look far to find Texas craft beer, and that’s a good thing. Visit Brazos Valley Brewing Company in Brenham, or head to both Austin and Houston for an overwhelming amount of excellent breweries. Learn more about Texas craft beer on our blog!

Catch an Aggies Game in College Station

College football is a big deal in Texas, and one of the state’s most beloved schools is less than an hour away. Head to Kyle Field at Texas A&M University in College Station and see one of the nation’s best teams in action. Gig ‘em!

Treat Yourself at the Blue Bell Ice Cream Country Store and Ice Cream Parlor

The best way to both cool off and reward yourself in Texas is with a serving of Blue Bell ice cream. Started right here in Brenham, you can taste the best frozen treat in the state at the Blue Bell Country Store and Ice Cream Parlor.

Enjoy Texas Small Town Charm at Murski Homestead B&B

Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Brenham is home to Murski Homestead B&B. Surrounded by picturesque scenery, our ranch is the perfect play to stay when you when you want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Relax in one of our four guest rooms, unwind and enjoy the Outdoor Spa, or head into Brenham and enjoy the shops, restaurants, and nightlife our lovely town offers. Plus, all of the things to do in Texas Hill Country listed above aren’t far away – some are even right here in Washington County. For more great things to do in the area, download our free vacation guide! Then contact us online, and plan to spend your next getaway at the Murski Homestead B&B. You’ll fall in love with Texas Hill Country just like we have.