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5 Amazing Places to Hang Your Hat in the Texas Hill Country

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Anywhere in the Texas Hill Country is filled with the most beautiful and amazing places to visit. There’s history around each and every corner. There is so much to see and do in this part of the lone star state, it’ll be hard to accomplish it all in just one visit, but that’s just fine, because you’ll want to return again and again.

No matter what you have planned or where you go, you’re promised to have a great time. Of course you’ll need a place to stay and that my friends can be an adventure on its own. There are bed and breakfasts, motels, hotels cabins, lake houses, resorts, wineries and; condos. Your choice of historical places to unpack, unwind, sleep, and enjoy are plentiful. Anywhere you choose you’ll be treated like one of the family, because we Texans are known for our southern hospitality.

Wherever you decide to hang your hat, even for a short time, it’ll be your home. Vacations are no certainly no fun unless you have that perfect spot to rest and recharge each evening. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep followed by a full day’s worth of adventure. After all that’s why we travel. Roadside accommodations are part of the program for Texas Hill Country travelers and many opt for the standard interstate fare. But tucked into the byways of communities or something a little off the beaten path, travelers will find sophisticated hotels which were once the favored meeting place of area ranchers, swanky motor courts recalling the heyday of early automobile travel, and charming overnight gems ready and waiting with soft pillows on big brass beds, the flutter of curtains against an antique windowpane, the cool, rural night air, and even a proper homemade breakfast by morning.

These distinctive accommodations also come with a slice of history, having once served as private homes, rooming houses, railroad hotels, ranch homes, villas, and caravansaries, and all are owned or managed by friendly, fellow Texans. You won’t find a generic in the bunch-each one has its own story to tell. So stretch out your travel-weary bones, relax, and have a listen. You might end up wanting to stay awhile.

1. Hotel Faust – Comfort, Texas

Hotel Faust

Photo: hotelfaust.com

The Hotel Faust is located in Comfort, Texas and is one of Texas’ most unique places to hang your hat for a few days. The hotel is 130 years old, built in 1929, and offers guests a step back in time to a period of simplicity and elegance. It has been upgraded and updated throughout the years to make your visit even more pleasant. Hailed as the “crown jewel” of Comfort by the New York Times, Hotel Faust anchors High Street. The new owners have brought new life to this Texas Historic icon and added to Comfort’s growing number of tourists.

It has charm, is very quaint, although it does come with a bit of a haunted past. Actually there are a number of places in The Texas Hill Country which lay claim to some type of ghostly tales. It is said that the builder and owner, Walter Faust Sr. still roams the halls of this glorious hotel. It has been the subject of newspaper articles, media interest, and paranormal investigations over the years.  It’s something you’ll have to decide for yourself if you believe or not. Many believe he put his heart and soul into this grand place, and enjoys hanging around just keeping an eye on things.

This charming hotel is just minutes away from fine dining, excellent wineries, fantastic shopping and; don’t miss out going to the fantastically fun Comfort Meet Market. You’ll have a blast from the past there.

When you go:

Hotel Faust
717 High Street
Comfort, TX 78013
Phone: (830) 995-3030
hotelfaust.com

2. Historic Rocksprings Hotel – Rocksprings, Texas

Rocksprings Hotel

Photo: en.wikipedia.org

The Texas Hill Country has so much to offer for your enjoyment, the beauty and tranquility of this peaceful territory is just one thing we can offer you. What better place than at the very highest point of the Edwards Plateau?

It’s far enough away to feel a world away, disconnect, slow your pace, and seek rest. Breathe in the clean air, and find comfort in the mild climate and low humidity. You’ll enjoy relaxing on the front Veranda watching the countryside full of wildlife, such as wild turkeys and whitetail deer frolicking in the beautiful landscape. The nights skies are so tranquil you are assured to have sweet dreams and a good night’s sleep away from the hustle and bustle of city noises.

The Courthouse Square which is full of history is visible from nearly every spot of this wonderful hotel. Spread your wings a bit; this location its close enough for car side trips to most of our unique towns and tourist attractions.

For Reservations, Call:

(830) 683-4212 or (713) 515-2780

When you go:

Historic Rocksprings Hotel
200 West Austin Street
Rocksprings, Texas 78880

3. The Legendary Texas Polo Club – Boerne, Texas

The Legendary Texas Polo Club

Photo: bedandbreakfast.com

Here’s another place you can call home for a while: The Legendary Texas Polo Club, which is located in the rolling hills and sprawling Live Oaks of the Texas Hill Country. The building was raised in the 1860’s and since has undergone substantial renovation, providing modern luxury while maintaining its historical legacy. It is right in the heart of downtown Boerne, Texas.

The Legendary Texas Polo Club is within walking distance to numerous shops, restaurants, and walking trails. Eloquently appointed and meticulously maintained, the property offers ample seating room, a full service saloon Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., four luxury suites for guests to reside in, and a one of a kind venue for weddings, events, and corporate retreats. You’re invited to experience, history, luxury, friendly folks and; the ubiquitous ambiance which is waiting for you now.

When you go:

The Legendary Texas Polo Club
706 South Main St.
Boerne, Texas 78006
Phone: (830) 816-5114

4. The Dixie Daisy – Wimberley, Texas

The Dixie Daisy

Photo: texashillcountryreservations.com

Hey, wanna try something totally different? The Dixie Daisy is a really unique place, probably different from any other place you’ve stayed before.  If you’re looking to step out of the box a bit, then this may be right up your alley. Although it’s not really a hotel, per se, it is a charming little getaway.  Move into your own personal and renovated Airstream trailer near Wimberley, Texas. You’ll be up close and personal with nature in a peaceful and private front porch, which comes equipped with its own hammock, tree house, hot tub, outdoor shower, and grill. Oh, and did I mention it backs up to a stream? It is not recommended for children, however you are more than welcome to bring your four legged besties with you. Prices are quite reasonable.

It’s very close to many Texas Hill Country charming towns with plenty of sightseeing and wonderful eateries. The Dixie Daisy provides all the comforts of home in one cute, cozy package. The antique iron bed frame has a queen mattress, the bathroom has a small interior shower and a real toilet, the kitchen is fully equipped with dishes and utensils, and alongside the deck is a charcoal grill and chiminea for your night-time fire. The owners really go out of their way to add those special touches to make your trip complete, such as leaving fresh eggs in the fridge (when the chickens can keep up!) and providing firewood. They also strive to make this property as green as possible by using environmentally friendly dish soap and laundry detergent, providing recycled paper products and full recycling, using low-wattage light bulbs, and more.

This cozy retreat is nestled in an elm tree grove along the banks of Smith Creek. With 12 beautiful acres to explore, you’ll really feel like you’ve escaped to nature, yet the fabulous shopping and dining of downtown Wimberley are only a few minutes away. It’s the best of both worlds! So, what are you waiting for? The Dixie Daisy is the unique getaway you’ve been dreaming of. We are confident that it will exceed your expectations!

When you go:

Book online at texashillcountryreservations.com.

All Wimberley Lodging
P.O. Box 2375
Wimberley, Texas 78676
Phone: (512) 847-3909

5. The Hotel Havana – San Antonio, Texas

Hotel Havana

Photo: www.hotels.com

The Hotel Havana is luxury at its finest and close to everything. Most everything is within walking distance, or an easy drive to other towns nearby. Liz Lambert owns this San Antonio property, which first opened as a hotel nearly 100 years ago. Liz has updated it in a modern style that’s respectful of the property’s Mediterranean and Spanish style.

There’s also the colorful Ocho Lounge, where you can sip on cocktails tails and watch people strolling by on the River Walk. This magnificent Cuban-fied hotel is historic and has the original 1914 Caribbean-style architecture with huge plantation-style shutters, bright utilitarian furnishings, and; dark hardwoods contrasting whitewashed walls. The rooms are beautifully furnished and quite comfortable. This hotel fills up fast, so if you are planning a trip, make sure you book early.

When you go:

Hotel Havana
1015 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 222-2008

For more information on other places to stay in the Hill Country take a look here: texashillcountry.com/category/places-to-stay.

Make an itinerary of different trips throughout the year and stay at all of our wonderful places, give each of them a try; you can’t go wrong with your choice because you will be in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!