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3 of the Most Romantic Places to Go in Texas

May 18th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

romantic places to go in texas

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.

Affordable Romantic Getaways in the Lone Star State

January 15th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Couple enjoying affordable romantic getaways

Looking for time away with your one and only? Head to the beautiful Lone Star State for plenty of affordable romantic getaways in the South/Southwest.

The Affordable Romantic Getaways You and Yours Need

Take some time with your significant other and enjoy a getaway from the big city. With plenty of things to do and great places stay, you’re guaranteed to feel relax and rejuvenated after your weekend vacation in Brenham, TX. Check out our lists of free and affordable romantic ideas to fill your days!

Top 5 Things to Do near Brenham, TX

  1. Jersey Barnyard
    Head over and see some amazing animals at this farm. Whether you choose to do a guided tour that includes a hayride and free feed for the goats, chickens, ducks, and rabbits or a self-guided tour, you’ll enjoy your time seeing the great animals at Jersey Barnyard.
  2. Brazos Valley Brewing Co
    This brewing company offers a multitude of fun events throughout the month. Check out their calendar for a fun tasting event!
  3. Windy Winery
    Whether you stop by this winery to catch one of their live music nights on Saturday evenings, or head to the tasting room, you will have a great time with the one you love. Their winery and tasting room is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so if this a must visit for you, make sure to plan accordingly.
  4. Pleasant Hill Winery
    This winery hosts a “Taste, Tour, Shop” event every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 12 pm, respectively. Enjoy the fine wines of Brenham, TX, with a stop at this incredible winery.
  5. Star of the Republic Museum & Barrington Living History Farm
    At this museum, you will be able to find endless information about the Texas Republic (1836-1846). As a part of the museum, you can also visit the Barrington Living History Farm where you can take a free self-guided tour to experience life in early Texas history.

Top 5 Free Things to Do near Brenham, TX

  1. Antique Rose Emporium
    The Antique Rose Emporium received the honor of being a member of the Great Rosarian Garden Hall of Fame. Head to their facility to view their award-winning display gardens and stop by their retail store to create a garden of your own!
  2. Chappell Hill Lavender Farm
    This farm is open on the weekends for visitors to tour. They suggest a picnic lunch, strolling the gorgeous lavender fields and shopping at the Lavender Patch.
  3. Washington-on-the-Brazos
    After visiting the Star of the Republic Museum and the Barrington Living History Farm, head to Washington-on-the-Brazos. This is the birthplace of Texas and rich with history and incredible sites.
  4. Burton Cotton Gin & Museum
    This museum offers free admission to all, but if you would rather take a tour, you’ll have to pay. Take a look back when “cotton was king” at this 1914 Burton Farmers Gin.
  5. Chappell Hill Historical Society
    This historical society was founded in 1847 by Mary Hargrove Haller. Take a look back in this city’s incredible history rich in culture, higher education, sandbars and sternwheelers, cotton, the War-Between-the-States, and Polish immigration.

Places to Stay

During your affordable romantic weekend getaways take advantage of the best accommodations the area has to offer at Murski Homestead B&B. Brenham, TX, is the perfect place for your vacation because not only do they offer affordable weekend getaways, but they are also an easy drive from the big city. Not too far, but far enough makes Brenham, TX, the ideal location whether you’re looking for an affordable honeymoon getaway, or just some needed alone time. For more information on things to do in Brenham, TX, request our free Washington County Vacation Guide. We look forward to booking your stay!

10 Texas Hill Country Wineries to Explore

November 22nd, 2015 by Pamela Murski

Texas Hill Country Wineries

Texas Hill Country Wineries

We love wine and Texas is no  slouch  when it comes to offering  some of the best Texas Hill Country Wineries to enjoy! With over 50 wineries in the Texas Hill Country and more opening every year, here is a list of our  top  10  favorites to experience while travelling through the beautiful and scenic Texas Hill Country.

Of course, we have amazing wineries in our neck of the woods too! Book a room at our Texas Bed and Breakfast and visit the Bluebonnet Wine Trail on the way to the Hill  Country  for their wineries.  You can really travel wine trail to wine trail throughout the entire state of Texas!  Start now by booking your room and we’ll map it out for you!

Becker Vineyards  464 Becker Farms Road, Stonewall, TX (830) 644-2681

Featured in the Wine Spectator, The New York Times, starred in “Destination Fantasy Weddings” on the Food Network and served in the White House, these hand-crafted award-winning Bordeaux, Burgundian and Rhone-styled wines, made in a 19th century German limestone barn near historic Fredericksburg, are enjoyed with fine cuisine or casual fares.

Driftwood Estate Vineyards  4001 Elder Hill Road, Driftwood, TX (512) 692-6229

Driftwood Estate Vineyard and Winery embodies the spirit and heart of Texas, radiating Texas pride in its production of high quality wines made from Texas grapes. Driftwood Estate Winery sits on a bluff from which visitors can enjoy a fine wine from a majestic perch overlooking the Driftwood Vineyards.

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards  1741 Herbelin Road, New Braunfels, TX (830) 885-4076

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is located in a small protected valley nestled in the Texas Hill Country where the rich alluvial soil, laced with limestone, flint and shale chips, provides ideal growing conditions for their grapes producing wines unmatched in character and uncompromised in quality. Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is the only winery in Texas to make and merchandise Texas Style Wines™ as different and unique as the state of Texas.

Fall Creek Vineyards  1820 County Road 222, Tow, TX  (512) 476-4477

Established in 1975  in a microclimate with complex soil, Fall Creek Vineyards, produces outstanding wines. Fall Creek’s 1997 Sauvignon Blanc was the first Texas wine to receive a “BEST BUY” designation from Wine Spectator. The wines have been served at four presidential inaugurations, featured in the Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, San Francisco Chronicle, Southern Living, national television shows an vintner, Susan Auler was recognized by Wines and Vines as one of the “Top 50 people in the world wine industry.”

Flat Creek Estate  24912 Singleton Bend East, Marble Falls, TX  (512) 267-6310

The home of Flat Creek Estate and Buckin Horse wines, this 80-acre estate is nestled in a Hill Country setting reminiscent of the Tuscany region.

Sister Creek Vineyards  1142 Sisterdale Road, Sisterdale, TX  (830) 324-6704
Sister Creek Vineyards is located in a restored 1885 cotton gin in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Sisterdale, Texas (population 25). The traditional wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon Blend and Merlot) and an Italian-style Muscat Canelli are made here using Bordeaux and Burgundy wine making techniques, aging the  wines in 60-gallon oak barrels with minimum filtration and fining to allow the wine to retain its fullest flavors.
Alamosa Wine Cellars 677 County Road 430, Bend, TX (325) 628-3313

Alamosa Wine Cellars 10-acre vineyard provides the fruit for their estate wines created from the sun, soil and climate of the Texas Hill Country and the grapes of Italy, Spain and the Rhone! They were the first Texas winery dedicated exclusively to warm climate varietals such as Viognier, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Mourdevre and Syrah.

Pillar Bluff Vineyards  300 County Road 111, Lampasas, TX  (512) 556-4078

Located 70 minutes from Austin, Pillar Bluff Vineyards produces award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc fine wines.

Perissos Vineyards and Winery   7214 Park Road 4 W, Burnet, TX (512) 656-8419

Nestled in picturesque Hoover’s Valley, lays Perissos Vineyards & Winery. Surrounded by rolling granite hills, it is truly a breathtaking and unforgettable place to visit,  showcasing their commitment and passion to use only Texas-grown fruit to produce wines of great quality, character and sophistication.

Duchman Family Winery  13308 FM 150 West, Driftwood, TX (512) 858-1470

Duchman Family Winery produces fine Texas wines from traditional Italian varieties, reflecting their passion for Italian wine, Italian food and Texas hospitality. With a commitment to Italian grape varieties, they also partner with growers in the Hill Country and on the High Plains to produce uniquely Texas wines with an Italian sense of style.

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