San Marcos, Texas Bed and Breakfasts
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San Marcos is the eastern gateway to the Texas Hill Country. Located almost midway between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is a great addition to your Texas vacation.
It is considered by some to be one of the oldest continually inhabited areas in the country, which makes San Marcos a fascinating spot for history buffs. There is archeological evidence that members of the Clovis culture lived along the San Marcos River some 10,000 years ago. Closer to our own time, Spanish explorer Alonso de Leon established missions in the region around 1689; in fact, it is because he arrived in the area on the feast day of St. Mark the Evangelist that Saint Marcos is so named.
Both Indian raids and frequent floods often threatened early Spanish and Mexican settlers, and they eventually abandoned the area in the early 1800s. Anglo settlers from the eastern states first came to the area in 1846, and they stayed. They damned the San Marcos River and the town of San Marcos became a center for commerce and transportation.
Today, there are lots of reasons to visit San Marcos. San Marcos is home to Texas State University, which helps keep it culturally vibrant. There are numerous festivals, such as the popular VIVA! Cinco de Mayo Celebration, the Tours of Distinction in May, and the Texas Natural & Western Swing Festival. The Historic Town Center, built in 1851, is a great spot to find good restaurants, live music and shops any time of year.
The pristine San Marcos River, which flows out of San Marcos Springs, is a favorite spot for fishing, swimming, and boating of all kinds (tubing the San Marcos River is particularly fun). Make San Marcos your spot for rest and relaxation during a Hill Country getaway. Your bed and breakfast innkeepers will make you feel extremely welcome.
Blair HousePhone: 512-847-1111
Toll Free: 877-549-5450
Rejuvenate your soul and spirit by surrounding your self with the blissful views of the Texas Hill Country. Named one of the "Top 5 B&B's" by TX Highways Magazine, the Blair House Inn provides ultimate comfort with attentive service, warm hospitality, delectable food and luxurious amenities.
Wimberley (San Marcos), Texas
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Viola Street InnPhone: 512/392-6242
San Marcos, Texas
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Alexandra's House Bed and BreakfastPhone: 512-667-0107
Alexandra's House is an upscale B&B located in the heart of the scenic Texas Hill Country just minutes away from historic Wimberley, Gruene and San Marcos. Whether you are on a honeymoon, birthday, wedding or a simple "getaway," recreation and relaxation await you at this newly built B&B.
San Marcos (Wimberley), Texas
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Crystal River InnPhone: 512-396-3739
Toll Free: 888-396-3739
San Marcos, Texas
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