Friday, February 25, 2011

Signs of Spring in the Texas Hill Country

One of our Mexican Plum Tree has blossomed and the Texas redbud is close behind.  These are the first signs of spring arriving in the Texas hill country at our bed and breakfast inn. Springtime is beautiful here in Central Texas and we're hoping for a great wildflower season. We'll keep you posted on all of the beautiful changes taking place on our 88 acre grounds.

-Bootsie the Cat

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Author Rachel Eliza Griffiths Visits Texas Hill Country

A few times a year we are very honored to host guest authors visiting the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center. Recently the very talented poet, painter & photographer, Rachel Eliza Griffiths was a guest at the Inn Above Onion Creek.  Her most recent publication is titled, The Requited Distance, and is a lovely collection of poetry. The image above is the cover art which Rachel painted herself. She was a very gracious guest and we hope she finds her way back to the Texas Hill Country very soon.

-Bootsie the Cat

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Texas Hill Country Activities For A Romantic Getaway

Visiting the Inn Above Onion Creek for a romantic Texas getaway this Valentines Day? We have a few ideas that might make your stay in the hill country one to remember.

Go Wine Tasting. Driftwood Vineyards offers an amazing view from the tasting room. Duchman Family Winery is a state of the art winery that offers tours on the hour from noon to 7pm. After the tour stop by Trattoria Lisina for a delicious lunch at the Tuscan style restaurant owned by Damian Mandola.

Fly On A Zipline. Book a tour with Wimberley Zipline Adventures, where you can fly high above the Texas hill country. The tour consists of 8 separate ziplines and offers almost a total of 3/4 mile of zipline fun.

Indulge in Chocolates. Stop by Sweet Wimberley where you can get some decadent home-made treats for your sweet.

Watch Artists in Motion. Visit Wimberley Glassworks and watch the local artisans make amazing works of arts from glass and fire.

Visit The Spa. A side-by-side couples massage is a very romantic way to spend a hour or so together. We have other great spa treatments that you and your honey and enjoy together. Visit our spa menu page to see a full list of services available.

Call us if you have any questions regarding your romantic getaway in the Texas hill country.You might want to take advantage of a special package that include visits to the above locations and many others.

-Bootsie the Cat