Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monarch Butterflies All Around
 
Spring is in the air at Sage Hill, and so are Monarch butterflies! We have three different kinds of species of native milkweed here on the Sage Hill property, without which, Monarchs cannot live or lay their eggs. 2017 is the biggest Monarch boom that Sage Hill has seen in a decade! Last year there were about 100, but this year, we are excited to see our Monarch butterly population already pushing 1,000.
 
Sage Hill also has their master gardener keeping a close eye on these beautiful butterflies, and tagging them. This is so we can share with guests the different types of Monarchs, as well as the development process. From where they lay their eggs, to caterpillars and chrysalises, we will be able to show visitors this process throughout the upcoming weeks.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April Flowers Bring May Flowers...

All of the recent rain translates to flowers galore at Sage Hill Inn & Spa. Book your next visit soon and come and explore the wildflowers you will find over three miles of hiking trails that run down the cliffs, along the creek, and around the Sage Hill property. The scenic trails are great for a morning walk or run, view the map right here.
 





Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sage Hill Inn & Spa Ideal for Yoga Retreats this Season!

Photo by #kaleighwalkerfitness

Kaleigh Walker Fitness shared a photo we love, capturing the essence of Sage Hill & Spa's hill country setting, ideal for her upcoming yoga retreat.  If you are in need for a "relaxation" retreat location, look no further! Sage Hill can accommodate various size groups in both indoor and outdoor spaces.  Contact us to book something soon, while the weather is so glorious...and be one with nature!  



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Guess Who's Expecting?
Say Hello to Salt & Pepper


On your next visit to Sage Hill Inn & Spa, make sure and say hello to the new residents, Salt and Pepper, our Cotton Patch geese! Once a common breed throughout the south and eastern United States, cotton patch geese are now critically endangered, with fewer than 100 breeding pairs alive. Beautiful geese with happy and non-aggressive personalities, they love the Texas heat and humidity. Sage Hill is so happy to be able to provide a home for them! With the mating season upon us, one of them is "expecting" and will be laying eggs soon.  Over the next few months, they will have 14-20 babies! Congratulations are in store soon!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sage Hill Inn & Spa's Garden Boasts Bountiful Spring Offerings

The kitchen at the Sage Hill Restaurant is extremely happy with the garden boasting a daily harvest of lettuces, swiss chard, radishes, beets, edible flowers and herbs such as thyme, mint, chives, parsley, cilantro and lemon balm. Over the next two months broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts will be harvested. 
The garden also now has ten different varieties of heirloom tomatoes that have been planted and are growing amazingly. 
Come see the Icelandic poppies and Pacific Giant Delphiniums, in full bloom, not to mention the blue bonnets have made their annual arrival!  Welcome Spring!