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Welcome to Comfort, Texas

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Comfort, Texas, is a Hill Country gem. The small, historic town occupies a central location with scenic drives leading to Fredericksburg, Boerne, and Kerrville. San Antonio is only 30 minutes away. Comfort is the perfect nucleus of all the beautiful Hill Country has to offer. The town features almost 100 historic building constructed before 1910, seven of which were designed by noted architect Alfred Giles. Much of the town is designated a National Historic District.

Welcome to Comfort Texas

Photo: Comfort Historic District

Comfort has a population of only 2,500. Downtown is one of the most well-reserved business districts in all of the Lone Star state. You can walk among the two-story, stone buildings and stop at vibrant antique shops, restaurants, and B & B’s. Three wineries call Comfort home. Enjoy tasting rooms with friendly, knowledgeable sommeliers. There are plenty of outdoor activities as well. The Flat Rock Ranch offers mountain biking or you can play a few rounds on the Buckhorn Golf Course. The Cave Without a Name, possibly the most beautiful cavern in Texas, is located nearby.

Welcome to Comfort Texas

Photo: Big Joshua Creek Road

Enjoy the limestone solution cave’s stunning Stalactite and Stalagmite formations along easy walkways with good lighting. Several campsites are nearby along the Guadalupe River. Visitors can camp, fish, and swim. When the weather turns chilly, hunting season offers an outdoor activity for fall and winter.

German immigrants founded Comfort in 1854. These original settlers were part of the Freethinker movement in Germany. Ernst Hermann Altgelt, born in 1832 at Dusseldorf on the Rhine, led a party of surveyors into the Hill Country and measured the lots for the town. When his work was finished, he chose to stay and make a home in Comfort with his new wife. Freethinkers from New Braunfels arrived in the area and began living in a communal lifestyle. Most of the current day population is made up of descendants of these German pioneers.

Welcome to Comfort Texas
Photo: Comfort Meet Market Scarecrow

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