Tuesday, March 27, 2018

A Rustic Respite Close to Home

Special to the Austin American Statesman: Sage Hill Inn offers ideal weekend getaway


American Statesman writer Helen Anders shares her recent stay at Sage Hill Inn, highlighting the hill country cuisine, tranquility and quiet relaxation as part of a perfect weekend getaway in Texas. 

Savoring a bite of perfectly medium-rare duck with huckleberry gastrique, I looked around the Sage Hill Inn dining room at hand-holding couples who seemed to feel at home.“A lot of them have been here before,” the waiter confided. So why wasn’t I aware of this treasure of an inn just half an hour from my Austin home? “They want to keep it to themselves,” the waiter said. “They don’t talk about it.” 

Well, allow me to talk about it, because it’s a really sweet getaway for a couple seeking a few days’ escape from the wonderful but relentless Central Texas spring festival season. Kyle doesn’t spring to mind when you think about a romantic respite, but this rustic yet well-designed and comfortable inn fits the bill on the very cusp of the Hill Country. The land is just starting to undulate west of Interstate 35, and the 88-acre property’s driveway off FM 150 (get off I-35 at exit 215) winds beneath live oaks, past prickly pears and clutch after clutch of thriving century plants, many of their stalks shooting skyward. The bluebonnets should be out soon, too.

Built in 1994, the inn offers 16 accommodations, one a three-bedroom house but most guest rooms and suites, either in two graceful stone main buildings or in nearby cabins. I wouldn’t quite call it a full-out luxury situation, but it’s definitely high-end, with first-rate beds and bedding and furnishings and lovely bathrooms. Mine, the Kyle room, included (as many do) a fireplace and large, inviting soaking tub. Fresh flowers stood on the coffee table, and water and even mosquito repellent were provided.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

 
Take an Easter Spacation!!


Take advantage of the Easter break by indulging in the Theis Raiford Signature Service! This ultra-luxurious, unique treatment package includes a Dead Sea salt scrub, your choice of massage paired with whipped  body butter, a moisturizing hand and foot dip with natural beeswax and a home-grown honey hair  and face mask. Allow 2.5 hours - $300 and worth every penny. There's still a few rooms left for Easter weekend, so be sure to book now! Whether it be a family trip or a girlfriend-getaway, celebrate your Easter weekend immersed in total relaxation. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

Put Some Spring In Your Step With An Easter Weekend Getaway


 It’s that magical time of year in Texas when the weather could not be more perfect. Get your first glimpse of Spring with a weekend jaunt to enjoy the warmer weather, see the wildflowers in full bloom, take a nature hike and just be outdoors. Make sure and check out Sage Hill’s weekend specials for girlfriend getaways, spa retreats and wine and food recommendations. There’s still a few rooms left for Easter weekend. Call 512.268.1617 today and book your seasonal weekend special getaway.  

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Texas Hill Country Welcomes Warmer Weather with a Smile


The Texas Hill Country is welcoming the first glimpse of Spring.  The beloved bluebonnets have started blooming near German-settled towns full of historic sites, galleries and wineries and of course, Sage Hill Inn, with miles of hiking and biking trails to explore, including the “overlook” which sits atop a cliff side eighty feet above Onion Creek. 

Travelers looking for a reasonable drive to a mild winter escape will appreciate the convenience of Sage Hill, located smack dab in the middle of the Hill Country Wine region with more than five wineries within a 20 minute drive. Barbecue lovers can opt for dinner at Salt Lick BBQ, only fifteen minutes away or visit the San Marcos Outlet Malls for an afternoon of shopping, about the same distance away. 

Of course there’s plenty to do at the Inn. There’s a a bocce court, washer boards, and two horseshoe pits, as well as a large outdoor fire pit which is perfect for relaxing under the stars. Sage Hill also features over three miles of hiking trails that run down the cliffs, along the creek, and around the property. The scenic trails are great for a morning walk or run! Stop by the front office for a trail map, or you can view the map right here: Sage Hill Hiking Map.  Plan to trip to see us soon!