Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Texas Hill Country Trail Blazing

Our new trail markers. 
With 88 acres of Texas Hill Country, Sage Hill Inn's property encompasses an overwhelming variety of beautiful and unique plants and wildlife. Our hiking trails have been an enjoyable highlight for many of our visiting guests over the past two decades and our hiking trails are a special point of pride for us.

In the spirit of maintaining our guests' enjoyment, we have recently employed a young and braving trail-blazer, Ryan Hull, who has worked very diligently with our Foreman, Isabel, to clear, mark and rejuvenate all of the hiking trails. With retraced  pathways, cedar posts marking the direction of each trail and few new short-cuts and pathways, our trails are looking better than ever.

Guests can adventure down to the Onion Creek, stop at the overlook to enjoy the panoramic cliff view, hike down the bluff or meander through the garden and greenhouse to enjoy looking and identifying the local wildflowers and birds. 

We will also be integrating a self-guided nature walk very soon, for those who would like to learn a little more about the surrounding Hill Country.

Our updated trail map.
Guests can grab a trail map at the front office, a walking stick and some chilled bottled water before heading out on their adventure. For those needing a little snack along the trail, our chef, Ryan Castille, has started making Inn-ergy Bars that are packed with all kinds of healthy, energizing ingredients to put a little extra zing in your hiking step. And as always, the Inn keeps sunscreen and bug spray on hand, to make sure your visit stays bug-bite and sunburn free. 

Hikes are especially relaxing in the morning before
the heat picks up in the afternoon.
If you're interested in birding and observing wildlife, all of our rooms are now equipped with binoculars and a bird-identification brochure that we encourage you to take out and enjoy during your hike. Our reference library in the office can help you with identifying any plants or birds flower you can't quite put a name to. 

And of course, to cool down after a hike around the property you can go for a swim in our large pool or lounge on the pool deck under a lovely shaded tree and enjoy the panoramic Hill Country view with a refreshing glass of our ice tea. 

You can find more information about the Sage Hill grounds, accommodations and availability at our website: http://www.sagehill.com.

-- Bootsie the Cat