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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!

Escape to Murski Homestead for a Weekend Getaway from Dallas

September 10th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

Wine Trail
Escape to Murski Homestead for a weekend getaway from Dallas at our all star Bed and Breakfast!  The fast pace hustle of Dallas city life, cars zooming past, noise from all around, smog on some days, household chores always calling  you, meetings and children’s activities pulling on you daily, the stress of work and then coming home to more work….fixing dinner, washing clothes, running errands, helping with schoolwork, cleaning the house, etc.    By contrast picture this:  calm and serenity from a country setting where all you have to do is book a room, pack your clothes and drive on down!  Our rooms are an oasis of luxury and relaxation….perfect for intimacy and romance.

With the packages we offer, you don’t ever have to even leave!  We will cook for you, deliver to your room and best of all…..we clean when you depart and you don’t have to!! Enjoy our porches outdoors for cool breezes and delightful places to read, sip a glass of wine, have your breakfast and just breathe!  Slip into our outdoor spa and let all the stresses of city life wash away as the water swirls and pulses around your body. Want some fun?  Then schedule winery tours and tasting.  With 4 boutique wineries and 2 microbrew venues in our area, you can fill your whole day with drinking and relaxing.  Time to escape to Murski Homestead!  Call and tell us what’s on your mind and let us help  plan your weekend getaway from Dallas!Breakfast In Bed...

We have all inclusive packages, individual amenities and something for everyone for a true weekend getaway from Dallas!  Here at Murski Homestead B&B,  our Bed and Breakfast Packages come in a variety of styles and price ranges……birthday, anniversary, celebration, special occasion, cooking, wine trail, honeymoon, elopement,  food, dinner, movie, pampering and just about whatever else you can dream of!  Coming to Brenham for your weekend getaway from Dallas?  Book your room at Murski Homestead and check out our packages to add to your stay.  You deserve some relaxation and fun!

Check  below for a sampling of some of the packages that you will find at Murski Homestead:


Bed and Breakfast Packages

Bed and Breakfast Packages

  • SURPRISE Celebration Package

Celebrating a special event? Surprise your special someone with a lovely tray of locally handmade Artisan chocolates, bottle of champagne and beautiful flowers! This happy package will be in your room upon arrival!


  • Mid Week Holiday Foodie Fun Package 

Special add-on package for food-lovers this season! Make this holiday season one you’ll never forget! Available November through February with any reservation of at least two nights, Sunday – Wednesday. Priced for 2.
Package Includes:
• Bottle of champagne or sparkling cider upon arrival
• Dessert for two night of arrival from Must Be Heaven – Home of Delicious Pies
• Demo-style cooking class and wine tasting with meal prepared during class of holiday favorites
* Delicious ensuite breakfast each morning of stay (*except departure day)
• Special Ranch Brunch at 9:00 morning of departure
• Evening herbal liqueur each evening of stay
* Gourmet handmade chocolates each evening of stay
* Late check out of 12:00 day of departure


  • Breakfast in BedPackage

Spoil yourself! We deliver so you can feast on one of our delicious hot gourmet Ranch breakfasts trays in bed! 8:30 delivery Service available Monday – Saturday…..PURE INDULGENCE!


  •  Shopping, Spa & Dinner Package

Come shop for all your  needs in historic downtown Brenham and the surrounding towns. Come back to the B&B, slip into the outdoor spa for a relaxing, rejuvenating soak and retire to your room for dinner where you will be served a tray of piping hot soup, crisp salad, herbed cheese and bread plus complimentary glass of wine to wind down the day! Priced for 2; package for first night of stay. May add for additional nights.

Enjoy the Spa!

Enjoy the Spa!

  • Enhanced Runaway Bride Package (Elopement/Wedding Package)

Thinking about getting married?  Why not elope at the ranch?  We offer a variety of elopement packages to fit everyone’s needs.  All you have to do is book the room, the package you want and show up with your marriage license.  We take it from there and do all the rest!

For example, Elopement Package#3 includes choice of setting, officiate, photographs taken with your camera, bride’s bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, petite wedding cake and champagne or sparkling juice toast, setups for toasting and cake cutting with china, crystal, silver settings and a delicious breakfast the following morning.

Bed and Breakfast Wedding Packages

Bed and Breakfast Wedding Packages