Friday, August 21, 2009

Texas Hill Country Interactive Maps

Dear Guests:

The staff at the Inn Above Onion Creek in Kyle, Texas have recently updated their website to include some new interactive maps of the Texas Hill Country. One interactive map shows all of the cool hill country attractions; like Wimberley Zipline Adventures, Hamilton Pool, Texas wineries, and many other fun locals. Be sure and check it on the "activities" page. The other interactive map located on the "grounds" page features a satellite view of the grounds and hiking trails on the property. I'm not much of a hiker myself but Nigel the Cat loves to take people for walks on the trails. He's been known to let people know when they are headed off trail.


Friday, August 14, 2009

"Some Like It Hot" Hill Country Vacation Offer

Dear Guests:
As you might have known it's been pretty hot here in the Texas Hill Country lately. Well the staff at the Inn Above Onion Creek know that "Some Like It Hot" and are rewarding those who don't mind a bit of heat with a Hill Country lodging offer. Take a look at the flier below to see what Amy and Don have come up with to make your next trip to the Austin, TX area a bit cooler on the wallet. There are lots of great activities to stay cool during your Hill Country Vacation: Floating in the pool at the Inn, visiting the Inn Above Onion Creek spa, a morning trip to Wimberley Zipline Adventures where the cool breeze moves through your hair as you fly high above the Texas Hill Country. And don't forget Mandola Winery is having their red wine release dinner celebration later this month.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mandola Winery in Driftwood

Dear Bootsie: I've heard great things about Mandola Winery in Driftwood, Texas. Do you know much about it?

Dear Guest: Mandola Estate Winery is a short 10 minute drive from The Inn Above Onion Creek. Damian Mandola and his wife Trina have built a beautiful Italian inspired winery that is one of the premiere stops on the Texas Wine Trail. Damian has brought his many years of culinary experience to Trattoria Lisina restaurant, a beautiful Tuscan style restaurant that serves delicious Italian fare.
August 28th at 7pm, Mandola Winery will be hosting a special dinner to celebrate the bottling and release of their new red wines. There will be four courses each paired with one of their new red wines. Then on September 4th, they are hosting a Piemont regional dining experience to celebrate the cuisine of the Piemont region of Italy. Italian wines will accompnay dinner to make the Italian dining experience complete.
Coming in the fall, Mandola winery will be hosting cooking classes that will focus on specific regions of Italian cusine. I'll be sure and let you know when they set a schedule. An Italian cooking class and a stay at The Inn Above Onion Creek Bed and Breakfast would make for a romantic getaway on the Texas Wine Trail.