At Select Registry, we are always on the lookout for unique inns and bed & breakfasts that will bring you everything you need when it comes to a great getaway. With an eye to Texas, we want to bring a few special places to your attention, especially if you are looking for a beautiful back country experience that will bring you back to balance. Here are a few choices to consider when it comes to taking time out to find your inner peace:
You would be hard pressed to find a more perfect place than Hoopes’ House in which to unwind and relax. The casual old-world charm of this 1890’s bed & breakfast has been perfectly renovated and restored to its original luster, providing guests with the sense of serenity so necessary in today’s world. Located in the beautiful town of Rockport, Texas, the main house features four impeccably decorated guest rooms with private baths. For a more private experience, you can book one of the four guest rooms added to the new wing. No matter where you lay your head, at Hoopes’ House you will bask in exceptional hospitality, where every detail is attended to with perfection. With all of the modern amenities, your stay at this old world bed & breakfast combines the best of all worlds. With 12 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, intricately carved wood-burning fireplaces, crown molding, along with fine art and antiques, you will have an exquisite setting in which you can wile away the hours. Take a book into the parlor or amble around the manicured lawns and gardens. Enjoy a dip in the pool or hot tub, or simply pull up a comfortable chair and watch the sun set as you sip a hot cup of tea. Whatever you decide to do with your days, staying at Hoopes’ House gives you the chance to catch up with yourself, connect with your loved ones, and leave the hectic life behind as you enter another world.
Blair House Inn
Located in the lovely village of Wimberley, Texas, this gorgeous bed & breakfast sits on 22 acres of stunning Texas Hill country. Here you can recharge your spirit in an atmosphere that allows you to live in the moment.
With guestrooms and suites individually decorated, the inn takes on its own unique character and flavor. Enjoy a private bath, hand-ironed linens, triple-sheeted premium beds, cozy robes, fresh flowers, chocolates, and so much more in this gracious locale where the service is attentive, unobtrusive, and dedicated to making sure that every nuance is just right. In warm weather you can take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, relax in the whirlpool spa, and spend luxurious hours basking in the fresh country air. Order a massage or a facial with the inn’s on-site licensed therapist, and be treated to the kind of pampering you deserve. A couple’s massage is another way to enjoy this amenity, especially if you are on a romantic getaway that you both so deserve. Exceptional food awaits you with daily three-course breakfasts and the gourmet five-course diners that are served every Saturday evening. And don’t forget to order one of the homemade desserts that the Inn is so famous for!
Wimberley is known as an artists’ community and holds the moniker of being the “Star of the Texas Hill Country.” With nearby art galleries and boutiques, you can wander through the village and have plenty to see and experience. There are some excellent local wineries as well, and if you are inclined for a bit more physical adventure, try your hand at zip lining or other outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, tubing, or skiing. There are three terrific golf courses right nearby, so you will never lack for things to do when you stay at the Blair House Inn. You can even take classes at the Blair House Cooking School, whether on an individual or small group basis. And then there are the specials and getaway packages, all of which cater to providing you with the best vacation experience possible.
Rose Hill Manor
Twelve private suites and cottages await you in this Fredericksburg, Texas Hill country inn. With sumptuous beds, luxurious linens, beautiful baths, sun porches, decks, and verandas, you will feel at peace from the moment you set foot in Rose Hill Manor. As a AAA Four Diamond facility, you can experience fine dining and so much more at this perfectly appointed inn, including a sumptuous three-course breakfast that will set you up perfectly for the day to come. Explore the area, including the local winery where you will receive a complimentary tasting to piqueeak your taste buds and relax your soul.
The Inn Above Onion Creek
This replica of a late 1800’s homestead on 88 acres in Kyle, Texas brings you extraordinary panoramic views and is the apotheosis of romantic Texas getaways. With magnificent sunsets and a night view of stars unimpeded by city lights, your stay at the Inn Above Onion Creek will replenish and renew you as you fall under the spell of big nature. Miles of trails await exploration, with so much wildlife to spot, such as deer, blackbuck antelope, wild turkeys, fox, raccoons, and the many species of birds. The grounds close to the Inn feature a kitchen garden filled with seasonal flowers, vegetables, herbs, antique roses, and a plethora of butterflies. There is also a swimming pool for your pleasure during the warmer months.
The Inn is an ideal example of the past mixed with the present, with its 12 rooms that have been beautifully appointed with antiques, fireplaces, luxurious beds, and much more. Both a multi-course dinner and a gourmet breakfast are included in your room rate, with attention paid to any dietary restrictions you may have. The Inn Above Onion Creek is close to many wineries on the Texas Wine Trail, which makes a wonderful way to spend the day as you experience the marvelous tastings that are available. And if you are in the mood for a massage or a facial, enjoy the Inn’s Day Spa in the loft space at Thelma’s Cottage where the peaceful environment and exclusive pampering combine to bring you the best results.