Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pearls of Wisdom 2

Our 2nd installment of Pearls of Wisdom hosted by Pearl Onion. Pearl enjoys some yoga with our certified yoga instructor Darla. Be sure and schedule a yoga lesson during your next romantic Texas getaway at the Inn Above Onion Creek bed and breakfast.

-Bootsie the Cat

Friday, September 7, 2012

2012 Texas Craft Brewers Festival

We just were telling you about the great Texas wineries here in the hill country and now we want to tell you about the amazing craft brewers movement going on in Texas. This year's showcase for Texas microbreweries will be at the 2012 Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin, TX, on Oct 6th. Over 20 Texas brewers will be participating from 2-8pm at Fiesta Gardens in East Austin.

This is the largest celebration of craft beer in Texas and features dozens of Texas beer brewers, local food vendors, live music and educational sessions. Ticket prices start at $20.00 for general admission and only $10.00 for the designated driver.

-Bootsie the Cat

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Duchman Family Winery Honored with Texas Wine of the Month

The Texas hill country is home to the Texas Wine Trail, a group of ever growing wineries producing top quality Texas wines. The Inn is close to notable wineries on the Wine Trail including Wimberley Valley Winery, Driftwood Vineyard and The Duchman Family Winery. The latter was recently bestowed the honor of a Texas Wine of the Month by Texas Monthly. The 2010 Duchman Family Winery Vermentino was given the top prize this month. It is the second time Duchman's Vermentino has received this award, also receiving it in May of 2010 for the 2008 vintage.

The Vermentino grape is popular in Italian wines and most often can be found from vineyards on the island of Sardinia. Back in 2004 the Duchman Family decided to take a chance on this lesser known grape and it has done exceptionally well in the dry warm climate of the Texas hill country.

The Duchman Family Winery is a stop on our Grapes and Olives Package, which includes wine tastings at the above mentioned wineries and other goodies such as lunch at Trattoria Lisina Restaurant, which is Damian Mandola's Tuscan style restaurant located next to the Duchman Family Winery. The package also includes a 750ml bottle of Olive Oil from Bella Vista Ranch, the first commercial producer of olive oil in Texas. As of this post, the price for the Grapes and Olive package is $99.00. It's a great addition to your next Texas hill country getaway.

-Bootsie the Cat

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Vacation of a Lifetime Prelude

Someone is going to need to take a sabbatical soon. Select Registry's Vacation of a Lifetime is giving one lucky winner the opportunity to stay one night free at any Select Registry Inn over the course of a year. Sounds like a vacation of a lifetime to me. It doesn't get much better traveling from coast to coast staying at the the finest bed and breakfasts in America. Two young ladies are getting a taste of that experience right now and they recently visited the Inn Above Onion Creek. The Gayle sisters are traveling coast to coast, from Virginia to California, and are blogging about their experiences for Select Registry.
We are honored to be selected as part of their cross country tour. You can follow these adventurous sisters' travels at

-Bootsie the Cat

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wimberley Texas Rom Com - The Merry Wives of Winsor

Rom Com is a relatively new catchphrase for Romantic Comedies, but this Rom Com is anything but new. The Merry Wives of Winsor, penned in 1598 by none other than Shakespeare, is one of the oldest romantic comedies in existence. The story as stated by "follows the adventures of a rowdy knight, Sir John Falstaff, as he tries to swindle a pair of wealthy women. Instead, the two end up turning the tables and getting the best of him." The Wimberley players will be performing the famous comedy until July 1st on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2:30. 

Our delicious Three course Dinner is served at 6pm and normally wraps up by 7:30 so catching the Saturday evening show shouldn't be a problem. What a great way to add some arts to your next hill country vacation.

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-Bootsie the Cat

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Violet Crown Trail

The Hill Country Conservancy recently published updates regarding the Violet Crown Trail. This proposed 30 mile trail system will travel from Zilker Park and come to a loop on the property just east of the Inn Above Onion Creek. Once completed, the southern tip of the trail might actually be visible from our overlook. While it will take many years to complete we are very excited to learn about this exciting news. It will be a great new activity for those coming to visit our hill country bed and breakfast. Austin 360 has some great information regarding the development of this ambitious trail system here.

-Bootsie the Cat

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Hill Country Nature Walk

On Easter Sunday the Inn Above Onion Creek bed and breakfast will hold it's first nature walk. The walk will be held by Jamie KInscherff and will tour a portion of the Inn's 100 acres. Jamie is a master naturalist who works with the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center where he brings Earth Science and Astronomy Programs to visiting school children. He also owns a small business, Argus Eco-Services where he helps land owners restore and preserve natural habitat. Nature tours are a regular occurrence for Jamie who leads tours and even trains new guides for the Gorge Preservation Society. The Inn is very excited about it's new partnership with one of the area's premiere nature tour guides. Come spend an hour and learn about the amazing natural wonders the Texas hill country has to offer. Please call the Inn for your reservation. Two free tours will be held Sunday April 8th, at Noon and 1:30. 


-Bootsie the Cat

Friday, February 24, 2012

Signs of Spring In The Texas Hill Country

Signs of spring are showing up early this year in the Texas hill country. The Texas Redbud, Mexican Plum and Texas Mountain Laurel are beginning to bloom here on the Inn's property and the Bluebonnets are becoming quite large. We expect to see Bluebonnet blooms to begin forming soon. We took these images today to give you an idea of what's happening our bed and breakfast.

-Bootsie the Cat

Friday, February 10, 2012

Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner in Texas Hill Country

We still have a couple of openings for a romantic Texas hill country Valentine's Day dinner on Feb 14th, 2012. Our bed and breakfast makes for a romantic and unique dinner experience that you an your loved one Executive Chef Marcos Galvan will prepare the following:

Farmer's Market Salad
Bacon Wrapped Filet & Shirmp Scampi  
Grilled Asparagus
Roasted Red Potatoes
Crème Brulee

Additionally each couple will receive a half dozen chocolate covered strawberries. Space is limited. 512.268.1617

Innkeepers at The Inn Above Onion Creek Bed and Breakfast

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Texas Mountain Laurel Blooming

I had a pleasant surprise this morning when entering the Inn this morning as one of the Texas Mountain Laurels was blooming. It's a very hardy evergreen that is drought tolerant and during the spring months has floral blooms that smell like grape soda. They are slow growing so they tend to be somewhat expensive in the stores but it makes a great addition for Texas native landscaping. The normal blooming period in Texas is March and April so it's very surprising to see one in full bloom this early in February. We hope it's a positive sign for things to come for this wildflower season.
-Bootsie the Cat

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heavy Rain in the Texas Hill Country

The winds howled and the sky lit up last night as a massive thunderstorm dropped over 4 inches of rain on the Inn Above Onion Creek bed and breakfast. Onion Creek which has been dry for almost 2 years is now delivering the wonderful sounds of a flowing creek. The Inn received enough rain over the fall to get the Texas Bluebonnets started and prospects are good for a solid Texas wildflower season. Here at the Inn prime Bluebonnet season tends to be late March into early April but with the unpredictable Texas weather that can shift slightly. Once the Bluebonnet thin out many other Texas wildflowers begin blooming and with some helpful spring rains wildflower season can last well into May. There are not many weekend nights available during wildflower season so I would recommend booking your Texas hill country wildflower vacation tour soon.

-Bootsie the Cat