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Why a Homestead Wedding Venue is the Most Beautiful

June 3rd, 2016 by Pamela Murski

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Choosing the right wedding venue can be a daunting task – location, price, availability and scenery all play an important role in planning the big day. But how do you make the right decision? With a homestead wedding venue! A homestead wedding venue is perfect for smaller weddings, matching an inviting atmosphere with charming scenery. Sure, destination weddings and ceremonies held in big cities have their own appeal, but a homestead wedding reception and ceremony is an unforgettable experience.

Why a Homestead Wedding Venue is the Most Beautiful

Like the name suggests, homestead wedding venues are best known for their most notable feature: the inviting atmosphere of a family homestead. Homesteads possess a certain familiarity that other wedding venues don’t have, something that the bridal parties and guests alike appreciate. While historic churches and beach fronts provide views that everyone loves, a homestead wedding combines picturesque surroundings with the warm atmosphere of a party or family reunion.

A quick Google search will show you some of the key characteristics of a homestead wedding venue: a large lawn with enough space to set up chairs, a gazebo or rustic barn (or both), and often a large, older farmhouse. However, the venue isn’t restricted to these features alone, and that’s what makes a homestead wedding venue special: each one is original. For example, Murski Homestead B&B in Brenham, TX, features a quiet Texas ranch environment and the beauty of Texas Hill Country, while The Homestead 1835 in Indiana is surrounded by classic midwest farm views. You can find rustic homestead wedding venues all across the country, whether you’re at the Union Mills Homestead in Maryland, dancing the night reception away in the venue’s barn, or enjoying the stunning California mountain backdrop at Oak Glen Homestead in Oak Glen, CA. You can’t go wrong when you choose a homestead wedding venue, no matter what part of the country you’re in.

Beauty aside, there are more reasons why choosing a homestead wedding venue is best. Travelling between locations for the ceremony and the reception can be a hassle, but with there’s no need with a homestead wedding – spend the entire celebration at the venue, and don’t stress about additional transportation. Plus, with a setting as scenic as a homestead, why would you want to leave? Another great feature of homestead wedding venues is their ability to accommodate smaller weddings. Maybe you’d prefer to spend your day with only the people that you’re closest to, or just you and your soon-to-be spouse. A homestead wedding venue is perfect for ceremonies like these! Elopements and smaller weddings are easier to accommodate at a homestead and are removed from the noise and busyness of a wedding in the city.

If you want both an ideal atmosphere, beautiful surroundings and a day that you’ll never forget, choose a homestead wedding venue.

Murski Homestead B&B, the Ideal Choice for Your Texas Homestead Wedding Venue

Located in Texas Hill Country, Brenham’s Murski Homestead B&B is the best choice for a homestead wedding venue in Central Texas. We offer elopement and small wedding packages, perfect for couples who prefer to enjoy a quiet and intimacy of a small wedding. Our property represents everything beautiful about Texas, and our wedding packages are reasonably priced. We can accommodate a simple elopement or a wedding with up to 20 guests. Of course, our B&B is also the ideal choice for a romantic trip, whether it’s a honeymoon or a weekend getaway from Austin. Our rooms feature amenities like spacious king-size beds, jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces and more, each uniquely decorated. Contact us today for more information about our homestead wedding venue and lodging, send us an email or call (979) 830-1021.

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.

The Most Romantic Weekend Getaways Near Houston

August 6th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

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Are you looking for new and fresh weekend getaways from Houston? It’s wonderful to reboot your list of quick destinations to get to from the city where you feel you have truly entered another world. Brenham, Texas, located just one hour and twenty minutes driving from the city, is one of the ideal weekend getaways near Houston. Offering a quaint country setting for guests to unwind between their busy urban weeks, Brenham is home to a romantic bed and breakfast, the Murski Homestead, that is the perfect place to relax for your days off. The fresh country air will send you home feeling refreshed and up for any challenge!

Weekend Getaways Near Houston at Murski Homestead

This country bed and breakfast is the epitome of Texas ranch life, offering guests the solitude of the country, yet so close the city. There are four charming guest rooms to choose from at Murski.

  1. The Lavender Room
    Guests love this room for its private porch from which you can watch the sunrise, catch a storm rolling in, or enjoy a quiet breakfast. Grab a good book and kick back in the chaise longue in the cool evening with a bottle of wine. The tall cedar king bed will envelope you before bedtime, or you can cozy up and watch a movie on your flat screen TV. The spacious bath features a two-person marble shower also. With the generously sized wing chairs, an electric fireplace, and complimentary evening liqueur with chocolates, you can really unwind in comfort!
  2. The Sage Room
    You won’t want to leave once you’ve witnessed the sunrise view for the claw footed tub in the Sage room. The French Provincial king bed is the perfect place from which to enjoy a movie from your private collection. With the electric fireplace, comfortable  oversized upholstered wingback chairs, en suite breakfast & cocktail pantry, complimentary evening cordial & chocolate, the Sage room is the perfect spot for starting and ending your day!
  3. The Rosemary Room
    Enjoy your ensuite breakfast in the privacy of your room at your shabby chic farm table or out on the porch at a wrought iron table for two. In the evenings, grab the cocktail setups from your private pantry, add your favorite bottle of wine, and step out to the wrought iron porch swing on the front porch for a spectacularly romantic Texas sunset. Finally, slip into bed in the flicker of your electric fireplace, with a great movie on satellite TV and the chocolates & evening liqueur compliments of the innkeeper….you control the climate in your room with your own personal a/c, ceiling fan, & fireplace!
  4. The Garden Room
    Enjoy the utmost privacy in this room with its own entrance, a jacuzzi tub and the ambiance of a fireplace in the sitting area perfect for your en suite breakfast. The Garden room also features a private pantry with and mini-fridge, microwave and coffee maker. Step out your private entrance to the gardens and outdoor spa for an evening walk and dip in the hot tub.

The Murski Homestead is the perfect place for weekend getaways near Houston. With your choice of luxurious accommodations, locally sourced gourmet breakfasts each morning, and an outdoor spa area perfect for sipping wine under the stars, it was made for romance. Book now for your next romantic weekend getaways near Houston.

Weekend Getaways From Austin

July 24th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

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If you are always looking for new weekend getaways from Austin, Texas, we’ve got news for you! Brenham, a small town just one hour and 35 minutes from downtown Austin, is the perfect spot for a quiet weekend away in the beautiful Texas countryside. Surrounded by gorgeous scenery, Brenham also offers many quaint small town activities for visitors, as well as a burgeoning foodie scene that has yet to be tapped by the farm-to-table enthusiasts from Austin. If a peaceful weekend away with great food and a pretty setting is in order, don’t overlook the charming Brenham, TX and the Murski Homestead bed and breakfast.

Popular Activities in Brenham on Weekend Getaways From Austin


  • Home Sweet Farm Market and Biergarten – This new local business started as a the local organic farm which continues to supply fresh produce to restaurants all over Austin. The Market and Biergarten is a new hotspot in downtown Brenham not only to shop for lovely local goods but also to catch some great events on the weekends. Spaghetti Western Fridays is a fun movie night accompanied by great beer and food. Saturday nights are for live music, also with food and local beers on tap. Check out their website to catch one of their farm-to-table dinners or other great events.
  • Hot Nights Cool Tunes Put on in Courthouse Square in Downtown Brenham, this summertime event features great local artists from around the state, a classic car cruise-in, a fun environment for the whole family, and the perfect date night. The concerts are completely free with concession sales going to support the event, so don’t fill up on dinner when you head out on Saturday nights for Hot Nights Cool Tunes!
  • Antiquing – If you love thrifting and collecting antiques, you won’t find a better place to do it than Brenham. Downtown is covered in reputable shops with great collections to peruse while in town. There are also numerous antique shows throughout the year.
  • Cooking Classes – Murski Homestead, in addition to serving delicious breakfasts with each night’s stay, also offers wonderful cooking classes that introduce guests to inventive and delicious ways to cook up local seasonal foods. Offering everything from a brunch cooking class to making herbal liqueur and herbal cheeses, and even an all inclusive foodie escape package for you to enjoy on one of your weekend getaways from Austin.


We all need a fresh new place to get away to and explore every couple of years. If you live in or around Austin, we would definitely recommend the convenient escape found in Brenham. Small town Texas has never been so charming, be it during the gorgeous Bluebonnet season, or to spend some time on the lake. Watch the storms roll in from one of the Murski Homestead porches, or enjoy an evening under the stars in the outdoor spa. Brenham is just waiting for you to enjoy and unwind between your busy weeks.

For more ideas on what to do in the area on a weekend getaway from Austin, check out this free vacation guide!

Celebrating Your Second Honeymoon?

June 17th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

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Is it time to throw a bigger more significant dash of romance into your relationship? We all need the reminder to take a step back from life and appreciate our beloved in a new and fresh way. A second honeymoon of sorts is a great way to keep the romance in your marriage alive by taking a deliberate trip simply the celebrate the promise you share with your spouse.

The Murski Homestead, located in Brenham, Texas, has become known for being an ideal location for a romantic getaway, making it a premier spot in the state for weddings and elopements. Between its pristine rural setting, rustic yet luxurious accommodations, and outdoor spa perfect for sitting under the stars and relaxing, it’s hard to go wrong at this country bed and breakfast.

Specials and Packages for Your Second Honeymoon

  1. Surprise Celebration
    Surprise your sweetheart with an assortment of locally made artisan chocolates, a bottle of Champagne, and a balloon bouquet waiting for you in your room upon arrival. This getaway is the perfect occasion for extra touches like this that say “I love you”.
  2. Two for Tuesday
    If you’re taking your trip midweek consider booking over a Tuesday night, in which case you can opt in for this deal which comes with a two for one barbecue dinner, and two movie passes with snacks. This offer is good for any two-night stay that falls over a Tuesday night, and will work a relaxing date night right into your romantic vacation.
  3. MTW Getaway Package
    Another great midweek deal if you’re planning on coming over any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday span, this package includes four delicious in-house dinners, two spa service appointments, two movie passes, and is all included in a two-night stay, which, of course, includes gourmet breakfasts.
  4. Romantic Escape
    This two-night getaway package includes early check in at 2 pm when you will be met by fresh cut flowers in your room. H’odouvres including bubbly and fresh cheeses will be sent to your room on the first night. Gourmet breakfast is of course included on both mornings, and the second night you can look forward to a succulent BBQ dinner basket delivered to your room. Lounge around on your second morning with the luxury of a late check out at 1 pm, and maybe take one last dip in the outdoor spa.
  5. Breakfast in Bed
    For a small additional charge treat your honey to a surprise breakfast in bed and spend even more time lounging around your cozy room. Nothing says romance like sharing a meal in your private quarters.

These packages are really just the cherry on the cake of what is an ideally suited property for serenity and romance. Come walk the country paths of our Texas ranch, sit under the stars in a hot tub with a bottle of wine, and take part in one of our cooking classes. Take a drive through Washington County to visit local wineries or enjoy the famous wildflowers of the area. For more ideas of things you can do and see while on your second honeymoon, download this free Brenham, Texas vacation guide.