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Comfort, Texas: Living Up To Its Name and Historic Hill Country Roots

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The historic town of Comfort occupies a unique central location in the Texas Hill Country, lending itself nicely to scenic drives leading to Kerrville, Boerne, and Fredericksburg, with major urban shopping an access in San Antonio only 30 minutes away. A hub to all the things the Hill Country has to offer, it features close to 100 historic buildings that were constructed prior to 1910, and a majority of the town has been designated a National Historic District. The downtown core is one of the most well-preserved business districts in Texas, and it’s worth a trip just to be able to be a tourist in this small town.

Comfort: Living Up To Its Name & Its Historic Hill Country Roots

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Boasting two-story, stone buildings of an earlier and slower time, Comfort’s downtown features restaurants, vibrant antique shops, and quaint boutiques. Also home to three wineries, travelers in the Hill Country can enjoy tasting rooms and pairing ideas supported by friendly and knowledgeable sommeliers. There’s plenty to offer the outdoor enthusiast in the area as well. Mountain biking, running, and hiking through the Hill Country can be had at Flat Rock Ranch, featuring 28 miles of rugged terrain with some of the best views, and often offering coordinated competitive events. And if you’d rather play a round, Buckhorn Golf Course is home to 18 holes of exceptional golfing as well as phenomenal Hill Country views.

Comfort: Living Up To Its Name & Its Historic Hill Country Roots

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Accommodations in Comfort run the gamut from charming B&B’s to great campsites along the Guadalupe River, to historic Hotel Faust – a two-story boutique hotel constructed in 1880 with walls made from twenty-inch cut limestone, fourteen-foot ceilings, deep porches with relaxing rocking chairs, and elegance combined with modern conveniences making this Texas State Historic Landmark a great choice. A great meal can be had at High’s Café and Store in the heart of Comfort’s historic district, featuring global blends of coffee, house specialties to enjoy, and products made by local artisans. Comfort Pizza is another great dining option as well. Housed in a charming, renovated filling station, each pizza they make is a work of art and they pair nicely with the craft sodas that are offered.

Comfort: Living Up To Its Name & Its Historic Hill Country Roots

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Spring and summer highlights in the area include swimming and fishing at James Kiehl Riverbend Park on the Guadalupe River, and fall time brings about an event that’s unique to Comfort and the Texas Hill Country. Each year in October, Comfort hosts its annual Scarecrow Invasion from mid-month to Halloween, including a wide variety of scarecrows that appear all over the yards and storefronts in town. November features Diva Day, where local vendors pull out all the stops for ladies to enjoy a day out, including food and drink samples and local sales and promotions to kick-start holiday shopping and decorating. And Christmas in Comfort is also a wonderful small-town holiday experience unlike any other. If you’ve been lacking in the Christmas spirit department, this annual event might be just what you need to bring back those old-time feelings once more. With a Lighted Night Parade, more than 125 art and craft vendors, a food court, and Santa Claus, each year historic downtown Comfort comes alive with Christmas spirit. Spring, summer, fall, and winter, Comfort has something for everyone in the Texas Hill Country, living up to its name, and welcoming visitors to enjoy its historic roots.