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3 Terrific Reasons to Tour Tarpley, Texas

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Located at the intersection of Farm Roads 462 and 470, the small town of Tarpley can easily be missed. But just because the small settlement only boasts a population of about 30 people doesn’t mean it not worth stopping off in. Whether you’re hungry, looking for a relaxing retreat, or searching for a live band to dance along to, Tarpley has you covered.

1. Mac And Ernie’s Roadside Eatery

Mac and Ernie's Roadside Eatery

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Mac and Ernie’s has been featured of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmer, and in Southern Living Magazine. Menu items like their famous Cabrito Burger, Ancho Chile Honey-basted Quail, Grilled Tuna with Roasted Jalapeño Mayonnaise, and Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Sweet and Sour Vietnamese Dip really put them on the map.

2. Williams Creek Depot

Williams Creek depot

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In 1900, Williams Creek Depot was built along the banks of Williams Creek and offered weary travelers a place to rest. Over 115 years later the turn-of-the-century home still offers travelers a place to rest. The remodeled home not only retained the original wood paneled walls and 115 year old Tennessee v-crimp roof but now sports an indoor dining area, covered patio, cook shack, and large outdoor stage shaded by ancient oak trees. Order a drink at the bar or dinner at the cafe while listening to live music every weekend, while enjoying the beautiful Texas Hill Country as your backdrop.

3. 7 Canyons Lodge

7 Canyon Ranch

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The 7 Canyons Ranch allows unspoiled views within the canyons in which it is situated. With 8 bedrooms and masterfully furnished full kitchen, this lodge can comfortable house up to 28 guests. Surrounded by pristine Hill Country, 7 Canyons Ranch is an ideal location for any special occasion or retreat.