Texas Bed & Breakfast Association

Fall Foliage Frolicking Trail in Texas

As part of our continued dedication to helping travelers find the best accommodations in areas that are interesting and exciting….this post is for the frolickers of fall. Every year we tap our toes in anticipation of the first falling leaves which signifies the arrival of Autumn. That little nip in the air and the smell of cider sends us gallivanting down the gorgeous back roads and byways in search of the perfect pumpkin and terrific fall foliage colors. So grab your coat and camera and let’s hit the The Fall Foliage Frolicking Trail in Texas.

Our Association has over 50 members across our great state and most of them, if not all of them, can boast about beautiful fall surroundings. We will focus on several regions that are within an hour or so of a spectacular state park …with jaw dropping foliage that is sure to please even the finickiest frolicker. Some of our lodgings have bright colored trees or a pumpkin patch right on the property. We will be sure to mention other fun, fall events in these areas.
Wait. What’s that smell? Apple cider? Welcome back Fall. 🍁

Texas Hill Country Region

First stop:
Lost Maples State Natural Area – 37221 F.M. 187 Vanderpool, TX 78885, 830-966-3413
Probably the most popular location in Texas for fall foliage, Lost Maples is about 2 hours northwest of San Antonio.
“Lost Maples protects a special stand of Uvalde bigtooth maples. Many folks come here to see colorful leaves on these and other trees in autumn. The show varies, depending on weather conditions.
Check the Fall Foliage report (starting mid-October).”

a river with the banks covered in green and yellow and orange trees

Next Stop:
Garner State Park
– 234 RR 1050 Concan, TX 78838, 830-232-6132
Some might argue that Garner State Park has the best foliage in the fall. You might just have to visit all of these parks and decide for yourself. Don’t worry about where to stay.
We’ve got you covered. Peak time: Halloween to mid Nov.

Where to stay:
Behr House Bed & Breakfast – 1348 Royal Oaks Loop, Fredericksburg, Texas, 830-992-3407
Tip: One word:Oktoberfest

Glory Hills Ranch Bed & Breakfast – 2724 Bump Gate Road, Pipe Creek, TX 78063 806-790-8196

Paniolo Ranch Bed & Breakfast – 1510 FM 473 Boerne, Tx 78006 830-324-6666

Wild Arrow Ranch – 10 Manning Street, Waring, Texas 78074 830-995-2423

Prairies and Lakes Region of Texas

McKinney Falls State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, 5808 McKinney Falls
Parkway, Austin, TX 78744, (512) 243-1643
Located in Austin, in the prairies and lakes region of Texas, just bordering the Hill Country Region, McKinney Falls is known for showing off in the fall. Hiking is a favorite pastime here. You’ll see bright red and orange leaves of the Bald Cypress and Red Oak trees and you’ll hear the soothing sounds of Inion Creek cascading off of limestone bluffs.
Tip: Check their social media pages for details about events in the fall as well as weather updates.

a wooden dresser with a white pumpkin and orange leaves on top

Where to stay:
Blair House Inn – 100 W. Spoke Hill Dr., Wimberley, 78676, 737-259-7200
Tip: A different kind of pumpkin patch. Gourdgeous Glass Pumpkin Patch & Festival Wimberley Glassworks

Creekhaven Inn & Spa – 400 Mill Race Lane, Wimberley, 78676, 512-847-9344
Tip – Couples love the tandem bike (lovingly referred to as “the marriage counselor”)…go biking downtown or stay on the property which is home to a Bald Cypress that is estimated to be 1,000 years young. The tree is hollowed out at the bottom, so you can stand inside it for a perfect fall photo.

The Crystal River Inn – 326 West, Hopkins, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-396-3739

Sage Hill Inn & Spa – 4440 FM150 W., Kyle, 78640, 512-268-1617

Dinosaur Valley State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, 1629 Park Rd 59, Glen Rose, TX 76043, 254-897-4588
Located just about an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Dinosaur Valley State Park is a favorite of kids of all ages. Prehistoric dinosaur tracks are visible in the bed of the Paluxy River. But in the autumn months, the trees steal the show in late October to mid November. Y’all can hike, bike and camp to your heart’s content. Check their website for park alerts.

Where to stay:
Country Woods Inn, Family Lodging & Cabins, 420 Grand Ave., Glen Rose, 76043, 325-998-8632
Tip: For the perfect fall family weekend, be sure you get tickets ahead of time to see the inspirational play The Promise, then head back to Country Woods for a glamping experience!

Rosen House Inn, 1714 S. Henderson Street, Ft Worth, Texas 76110, 888-791-4850

The Virginia May, Eagle Mountain Lake, 11671 Randle Ln. Fort Worth, TX 76179, 817-739-3935

The Old Liberty Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast  11490 Liberty School Road, Azle, TX 76020, 817-219-4071

Piney Woods Region

Daingerfield State Park – 455 Park Road 17, Daingerfield, TX 75638, 903-645-2921
“Cathedral of Trees”
Tall trees reach for the sky in the northeast corner of Texas. Explore life in the forest at
Daingerfield State Park as you wander the trails or paddle Little Pine Lake.

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park – 341 State Park Road 2117, Pittsburg, TX 75686, 903-572-5531
Two ecoregions meet here on the shore of Lake Bob Sandlin in northeast Texas. The result: massive trees that glow in the fall, tall grasses and a fascinating mix of plants and animals. The fishing is pretty good, too! No matter where you go in Texas, the fall season is the best because the weather is cooler and foliage is beautiful, but East Texas is an absolute delight, and Lake Bob Sandlin is one of the state’s finest features when the weather starts to change.

trees in green and orange on a brownish lake

Where to stay:
Oaklea Mansion , 407 S Main St, Winnsboro, TX 75494, 903-342-6051
The Oaklea is a National Landmark and is absolutely glorious in the fall. Snap some photos in the gazebo and please share with us Texas Bed & Breakfast Association – Facebook.

Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast and Extended Stay Suites , 415 South Vine Avenue, Tyler, Texas (TX) 75702, 903-592-2221
Autumn colors are prevalent at Rosevine from mid to late October to mid November. Tip: Tyler State Park. Rent a boat and take some fabulous foliage photos from the water.

The Oaks Bed & Breakfast , 516 Oak Avenue, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482,  903-919-5170
52nd Annual Hopkins County Fall Festival: October 15-23

White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast , 502 East Benners Street, Jefferson,75657, 903-665-818.
Jefferson is in the middle of a mecca of marvelous moss covered cypress trees. Caddo Lake State Park is a true East Texas treasure with a maze of bayous and…yes…gators. See park safety tips on their website.

Walker Manor Bed & Breakfast , 214 E Commerce Gladewater TX 75647, 903-845-7054.

Well thanks for coming along with us on this fabulous Fall Foliage Frolicking Trail in Texas! We sincerely hope y’all enjoy these ideas and, again, please don’t forget to tag us or share your
memories with us @ Texas Bed & Breakfast Association on Facebook and Instagram.

You might enjoy other region areas while you are traveling around the state. Check out our other fantastic members

See you on the porch.

Please use these hashtags  #texasbedandbreakfastassociation #texasbedandbreakfasts #greattrailsoftexas #greatstaysoftexas #fallintexas

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