Places to Stay
Bask in the Glory of Nature at Glory Hills Ranch
Deep in the heart of the Hill Country, Glory Hills Ranch is a glorious new B&B where you’ll certainly want to spend some time basking in nature. Sit back and imagine yourself sipping a cup of steaming coffee and rocking on the wide stone porch. The morning rays are peeking out across the hills and streaming through the trees. The hummingbirds are sweetly sipping nectar, and the birds are chirping their majestic tunes. Cautiously, a white-tail deer approaches to browse the morning offerings. Other exotics join the morning forage: European red deer, Axis deer, and Blackbuck antelope. Your senses awaken as you share in the true beauty of creation. You rest as the gentle breeze brings a refreshing sense of renewal. No need to pinch yourself; this is not a dream!
Photo: San Antonio River Walk, www.gloryhillsbb.com
Located in Pipe Creek, Texas, on Highway 16, the Glory Hills Ranch is only a few miles outside Loop 1604 from San Antonio. It’s tucked away in a beautiful, peaceful spot in the Hill Country, but is nearby several places of interest. As a matter of fact, Fiesta Texas, Sea World, the historic Alamo, and the San Antonio River Walk are within an hour’s drive. Water fun waits at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels. Nearby Bandera offers a western flare as the “Cowboy Capital of Texas,” or shop to your heart’s delight at the “Hill Country Mile” in Boerne. Kerrville is a scenic 45-minute drive from the ranch with historic Fredericksburg just over an hour. As you can see, it’s located in a prime spot to explore the Hill Country without traveling too far.
When you step foot on the grounds, you can take a deep breath and soak in the natural remote setting of the ranch. The Cricket House lodge made of traditional Hill Country stone has four queen bedrooms and private bathrooms with showers. The Pipe Creek lodging has a common area with pool table, satellite TV, comfortable seating, and the breakfast venue. Upstairs is the library with cozy reading nooks and large windows. Nearby is the meeting room with amenities and a great view.