Posts Tagged ‘Marble Falls’

Texas Hill Country Events: Live Music

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The Hill Country has beautiful scenery dotted with idyllic small towns. Each small town has something that makes it unique and special. For this blog post, we are going to talk about some of the live music events in the Hill Country for the beginning of December. Remember, the quiet and serene nature of this part of Texas does not change, regardless of the season.

Hill Country Live Music in December

Cowboy Capital Opry – Tuesday December 4, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Silver Sage Corral Senior Center in Bandera.
This is Grand Ol’ Opry style entertainment. There is lots of good country western music and fiddle playing. Refreshments will be available and door prizes given away. $5.00 per adult; $12.00 family. Find a bed and breakfast near Bandera Texas

Suzy Bogguss – Thursday December 6, Uptown Marble Theater in Marble Falls. (more…)

Hill Country Harvest Wine Trail

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Grape Harvest

Celebrate the grape harvest in the Texas Hill Country.

The end of the grape growing season in the Texas Hill Country is celebrated the weekends of August 5-7 and August 12-14 with the 2011 Harvest Wine Trail. This is a great time to tour vineyards, meet vintners, and taste wine. Hill Country Texas Bed and Breakfasts welcome oenophiles!

The grape harvest is traditionally a celebratory event. It’s hard work, to be sure, and it needs to be completed in a timely manner. Everyone lends a hand, from farm hands to farm owners. This is when the most exciting aspect of wine making occurs – the crush – and folks on the 2011 Harvest Wine Trail will be well placed to witness it.

Each winery visit includes 1 to 3 complimentary tastes of wine and a 15% discount on certain purchases of three bottles or more. When you purchase your ticket, you’ll also receive a gift of Kerrygold cheeses. Pick it up at the winery of your choice and bring it with you as you taste, for nothing compliments wine quite like smooth, flavorful cheese.

There are nine Texas wineries in and around Fredericksburg, making Fredericksburg an ideal choice of lodging while you enjoy the 2011 Harvest Wine Trail. Yet there are Hill Country Texas Bed and Breakfasts throughout the area, in Comfort, Boerne, Marble Falls, Dripping Springs, Wimberley, and elsewhere. Many are close to at least one of the wineries on the trail. Use one as a base, or wander from one Texas Bed and Breakfast to the next.

Additional information about the Harvest Wine Trail is available at Texas Hill Country Wineries.

27 wineries participate in the Harvest Wine Trail. Please pace yourself or have a designated driver.

Top Texas Hill Country Restaurants

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Finding great restaurants is one of the joys of traveling. Fortunately, there is no shortage of good food in the Texas Hill Country. Be sure to ask the innkeepers of your Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast for a list of their favorite spots to eat, and read on for few suggestions.

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett likes the food at the Blue Bonnet Cafe.

The Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, Texas, has been serving tasty food since 1929. Locals and tourists alike line up for the Chicken Fried Steak and the wonderful, freshly baked pies. If it was good enough for President George W. Bush, singer Lyle Lovett, and former Dallas Cowboy quarterback Roger Staubach, there is a good chance you’ll like it, too.

The Hill Top Café is about ten miles outside of Fredericksburg, TX. It is said that the Hill Top is about love; “love of food, music, family, and friends.” You’ll love the food and the music, and you’ll feel like a friend by the end of the meal. It is worth driving out of your way to dine at the Hill Top Café.

Try The Creek Restaurant in Boerne, TX. Start with the Crab Fingers, and then move on to the Grilled Semi Boneless Quail or the Balsamic Glazed Seared Duck Breast. A glass of wine from the extensive wine list will make the meal complete.

Breakfast should always be enjoyed at your Hill Country Bed and Breakfast, whether in Fredericksburg, Marble Falls or Boerne.

Longhorn Caverns

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Longhorn Caverns are an amazing natural phenomenon in the Hill Country of Texas. If you are staying in a Texas Hill Country bed and breakfast near Kingsland or Marble Falls, you won’t want to miss Longhorn Caverns.

The Caverns have a long, fascinating history. Over thousands of years, water wore down the limestone bedrock and formed this intricate network of caves, tunnels and caverns. During the Ice Age, animals used the caves for shelter. Thousands of years later, the Comanche Indians dwelled in and around the caverns. During the Civil War, confederate troops found Longhorn Caverns to be an ideal spot to manufacture gun powder in secret.

These days, it is possible to tour Longhorn Caverns State Park in a number of ways: take a hiking tour, or a paranormal tour; take a photography tour, a geology tour, or a wild cave tour. All are interesting – the caverns are simply magnificent, and worth a visit.

You’ll find the Longhorn Caverns a delightful addition to your Texas Hill Country bed and breakfast vacation. The Hill Country is lovely above ground, and it is equally spectacular below ground.

longhorn cavern, originally uploaded by eschipul.

Austin Spring Festivals

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Austin is a Central Texas town where a lot happens. South by Southwest has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean there are no more festivals on the horizon this spring.

If you like contemporary art and innovative performance art, be spontaneous and book a room at an Austin bed and breakfast during the Fusebox Festival, which runs now through May 2, 2010. In fact, several events take place the first weekend of May: celebrate spring at the May 1 Maypole Festival at Pioneer Farms, and admire art at the Old Pecan Street Festival on Austin’s Sixth Street, May 1 and 2.

If you need more time to plan your stay at an Austin bed and breakfast, you may be interested in the Classical Guitar Festival, June 22 – 27, 2010. Or stay at a Central Texas bed and breakfast outside of town, and check out the Chamber Music Festival of Marble Falls, June 21 – 26, 2010.

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