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Stay, Eat, Play: Living the Hye Life in Hye, in the Texas Hill Country

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The Texas Hill Country can produce some pretty profound people, things, and places. The town of Hye is one of the latter. With a post office that’s been designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and a namesake town founder who settled the area with his parents in 1872, there’s a veritable patchwork of profundity in its roots, layout, and Texas Hill Country appeal. The opportunities to stay, eat at, and play are not limited in this town of approximately 100 people (give or take a few). Have a little imagination, some spontaneity, and a passion for a town with a brilliant past, present, and future, and you’re looking at Hye.

Hye Has Unique Places to Stay.

Stay, Eat, Play: Living the Hye Life in Hye, Texas

Photo: Facebook/Hye Noon Cabins

Regarding places to stay, Hye has a vacation cottage rental in the area (close to Garrison Brothers Distillery) as well as Hye Noon Cabins, which has four spaces to choose from. Not far from the latter is Hye Meadow Winery, so your visit has already started off on the right foot! Additional lodging can be found in Fredericksburg (approximately 20 miles away) or in nearby Johnson City (10 miles east.) Planning ahead will help you make the most of your time and budget.

Great Places to Eat in Hye

Stay, Eat, Play: Living the Hye Life in Hye, Texas

Photo: Facebook/Hye Market

Hye was settled by a mixture of German and Anglo pioneers, and great food in the area isn’t hard to come by. A number of locals will recommend the Hye Market. Don’t let the exterior dissuade you: that’s simply a part of its Texas Hill Country historic charm! This place has been rated highly by guests and locals alike. Following that, Compass Rose Cellars (with a wine bar!) and the Lone Star Café both have outstanding plated options for you and your family or friends to look forward to.

Play in Hye: Texas Hill Country Wineries to Try

Stay, Eat, Play: Living the Hye Life in Hye, Texas

Photo: Facebook/Kimberly Trierweiler

Did somebody say wine? Hye is most famous for President Lynden B. Johnson swearing in Lawrence F. O’Brien as United States Postmaster General on the front porch of the town post office, but the second things it’s fast becoming famous for is wine and great wineries. Hye is home to William Chris Vineyards, Hye Meadow Winery, Calais Winery, and Compass Rose Cellars. So go enjoy the Hye life in the Texas Hill Country, and toast with a glass of the good stuff!