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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.

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!

Weekend Getaways From Dallas: Head South

December 22nd, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Searching for weekend getaways from Dallas?  We have the the solution for your.  STOP LOOKING and head South to Brenham Texas!!  Romantic lodging,  cooking classes, relaxation, restoration, de-stressing….any of this sound like what you are looking for?  At Murski Homestead Bed and Breakfast, we offer all these special services and so much more, including small intimate weddings and elopements.  Planning those perfect weekend getaways from Dallas get harder each year as work, family and the stress of the daily city grind take over.  We are here to take the load off and take care of you…..a little or a lot….it’s your choice!

Our area has so much to offer, from history, architecture, culture, theatre, antiquing, sightseeing, winery tours & tasting, dancing, to just relaxing here at the ranch and letting us take care of you from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

We are the antique destination of the  South where twice a year we host the Round Top Antiques Fairs, the second largest antique shopping extravaganza in the United States.  Outside of that, we also have vintage towns around us, each complete with their own antique shopping destinations.

Take a drive down the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail and explore the boutique wineries here in the heart of Texas.  Pleasant Hill, Windy and Saddlehorn wineries are three on the trail that are located within 15 minutes of our Texas Bed and Breakfast.  Stop in for a tasting at the fine Texas wineries and explore the “pour”!

For you lovers of the rose and rose gardens, your life will  not  be complete until you have visited the Antique Rose Emporium, just  north of the our Texas Bed and Breakfast.  Every Fall and Spring, the amazing outdoor 16 acre rose/garden nursery, famous for its’ antique roses, hosts informational festivals where you can learn about roses and more from the experts in their fields.

If Texas history is your thing, Washington County is  THE home of the Birthplace of  Texas, the final resting place of General Sam Houston’s wife and  mother-in-law, several fine Texas history museums, historical ruins including Old Baylor University when it was segregated, history reenactments, living history farms, tours and more!

Looking for just relaxing romantic weekend getaways from Dallas, then check in to one of our private luxury ranch style rooms, order from our prix fixe menu, enjoy breakfast in bed, snuggle up with a good movie in front of your fireplace, slip into the outdoor spa and watch the stars at night….spend the weekend in bed!

Have any questions?  We are here to answer them.  Need an itinerary or map?  We will be happy to oblige.  Why stay at a hotel with maybe a little help when you can stay in a small, intimate B&B on a family ranch and have as much help as you need from a local who truly knows the ins and outs!  Want your own space?  The B&B is NOT shared by the owners, who live in the their own home across the way.  Want to be left totally alone?  We will be happy to oblige.  Our goal is to give you what you want….and perhaps need…..as best we know how!  Ready for one of your special weekend getaways from Dallas?  Reserve your room now!  Still have questions, call or email us!

February is National Wedding Month: Celebrate With Us

December 3rd, 2014 by Pamela Murski

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Bride & Groom at Murski Homestead

Here at the Murski Homestead in Brenham, TX, National Wedding Month is one of our favorite times of year. February is a time to celebrate the wonderful gift of marriage, as well as the traditions of the ceremony in which you commit your life to your partner. Weddings are such a unique celebration that they deserve to be celebrated as a whole. It is also a great opportunity to celebrate your own marriage, something we would be happy to facilitate at the Homestead. Book a room and get away form your busy life and take the opportunity to celebrate your souse and intentionally remember the commitment you made to one another.

National Wedding Month is a great time to jumpstart your wedding planning as there is a higher frequency of bridal shows and other wedding planning events. If you’re still looking for a venue, check out our wedding packages, which come in many varieties and are always tailored to meet you needs.The Murski Homestead is among the most popular venues in the Houston and Austin areas for its simple, charming atmosphere, and industry expertise. Our goal is to partner with couples to create beautiful, stress-free weddings that are a perfect representation of the couples they are celebrating.

Whether you’re looking for a spring, summer, or fall wedding we would love to help you get started in February or otherwise. We have planned weddings in less than 6 weeks, and others starting over a year in advance. Whatever suits your needs and desires, we can make it happen for you. Because we are well connected in the area’s wedding industry we would be happy to recommend National Wedding Month events for you to attend, like the Essence of Australia Trunk Show happening February 6th in Bee Cave, TX. February is a great opportunity to start gathering ideas for big day, which we would love to help you execute, making it a seamless and memorable event.

If you’re already married, then consider setting aside a weekend to get out of town to stay with us in our peaceful sanctuary. You can stay in one of our cozy, country rooms where you will be completely undisturbed by the demands of everyday life. Our made-from-scratch breakfasts are always a delicious Texas experience. Book some time in the outdoor spa located in our restored vintage smokehouse where you will find a hot tub for the ultimate relaxing experience. Check out some of the great things to do in Brenham, or sign up for a Murski Homestead cooking class. Enjoy some interruptible time in the country where you’ll eat well, and leave feeling rejuvenated.

National Wedding Month is a perfect time to get those wedding plans rolling, and the Murski Homestead is both a wonderful venue, and a great planning partner who aims to make your experience pain-free. For those happily married couples, use Feburary as an excuse for a much-needed vacation and enjoy all that this Texas country establishment has to offer. After a couple days rest at Murski you’ll be excited to head back to the real world.