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The Best Things to Do in Texas Hill Country

August 30th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

things to do in texas hill country
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.

Antique Rose Emporium: Annual Fall Festival of Roses

September 15th, 2011 by Pamela Murski


The Antique Rose Emporium (ARE)  hosts  its annual Fall Festival of Roses in November  with three days of free garden-related seminars presented by nationally and internationally known speakers and gardening tours.  The ranch is located just a short drive down a beautiful country road from this amazing nursery & garden center.

Antique Rose Emporium, with its 8 acres of landscaped grounds, is located at 10000 FM 50 in Independence, Texas. For more information about the annual Fall Festival of Roses, call 979-836-5548.

Texas History in Downtown Brenham

June 21st, 2011 by Pamela Murski

Brenham, Texas is an incredibly historically rich Texas town.  Another untold bit of history is about to unfold and be added to the attractions for visitors and locals alike…….“The story of  Brenham’s cisterns” starts in 1860 when the Washington County Railroad was finished and  is the story that will be told at Toubin Park, another pocket park that will be opened to the public this summer 2011. The groundbreaking ceremony was held recently and the reconstruction has begun!  As only the second railroad in Texas, it was a remarkable feat that turned Brenham into a boom town, almost overnight. This started a chain of extraordinary events, with colorful characters, leading to the cisterns under our streets and buildings, according to Sharon Brass, a Main Street Brenham volunteer who did most of the recent research.  Get ready for another great historic tour opportunity in downtown Brenham!

Texas Independence Anniversary Celebration at Washington On The Brazos

February 10th, 2011 by Pamela Murski

Texas Independence

Celebration of  Texas Independence at the  “Birthplace of Texas” Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site! Don’t miss all the  festivities on February 26-27, 2011.    The ranch is just a short, beautiful drive from all the fun!

Barrington Living History Farm near Brenham TX Bed and Breakfast

January 24th, 2011 by Pamela Murski

Washington On The Brazos



Just a few miles down the road from the B&B……..Sample life in the mid-1800s….   Learn the fundamentals of this simple, old fashioned way of life.

On the weekend of January 29-30, learn how to “Make every stitch count.” While today we can go to the store and buy ready-made clothing, men and women of the early frontier had to know, by necessity, how to sew and create handmade clothing, linens and even decorations.   Enjoy many hands-on activities as well as demonstrations (quilting, spinning, weaving, rug hooking, and fancywork),  display of the history of slave freedom quilts,  The Star of the Republic Museum will have displays and information on the extensive selection of textiles located throughout the museum; Barrington Living History Farm will be interpreting 1850s textile skills, plus retail items for sale.

Dulcimer groups will be providing wonderful music throughout the complex. Barrington Living History Farm, the home of Dr. Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas, is open from 10 am – 4:30 pm. For details