Central Texas Experience

Our quaint cabins and cottages offer you the  perfect location to experience the best of Central Texas.  A day trip to Waco for the Fixer Upper exploration, then another day trip in the Texas Hill Country which includes the famous Coopers BBQ in Llano and unique shops in Fredericksburg.

Our day trip recommendations include

  • the “Fixer Upper” Chip and Joanna Gains tour
  • Texas Hill Country
  • Outdoor drive in movie theater
  • Fort Hood Museums
  • Winery tours

Fixer Upper experience

The popular TV show “Fixer Upper” is filmed just 35 minutes away from us.  We have maps and inside information that will direct you to the Magnolia store and supply you with addresses of some of the projects that have been featured on the show.  You will be able to visit the Harp Design store along with many other stores featured on the show, Fixer Upper. Then there are two great Mexican Restaurants for lunch, either La Fiesta or Chuy’s Mexican Cantina.

Texas Hill Country

This is an amazing day trip that we have taken many times, and we are always ready to go back.  You can catch an early lunch at Coopers in Llano, which stays in the top 5 best BBQ joints in Texas.  From there you can hike up Enchanted Rock, then take the beautiful drive into Fredericksburg.  Do some shopping, tour the many wineries, visit the Wildseed Farm and have dinner at The Blue Bonnet Café in Marble Falls on your way back to complete your day.  This trip covers a lot of ground and can be completed in a day without traveling the same roads for over half the trip.

Outdoor Movie Theater

Our town has one of the last outdoor movie theaters left, and it is a great experience.  Bring your chairs and watch a movie under the stars or stay inside your car.  Admission and concessions are very reasonable.

Fort Hood Museums

Fort Hood Museums are less than an hour drive and are well done

Wine Tours and More

Central Texas is becoming famous for it wine and whiskey distilleries.

  • Alamosa Wine Cellars near San Saba, www.alamosawinecellars.com
  • Brennan Vineyeards in Comanche, www.brennanvineyards.com
  • The Vineyard at Florence in Florence, www.thevineyardatflorence.com
  • Salado Wine Seller in Salado, www.saladowinery.com
  • Red Wing Dove in Hamilton, www.redwingdove.com
  • Valley Mills Vineyards in Valley Mills, www.valleymillsvineyards.com
  • www.hornytoadbar.com, Try it!  So much fun.
  • Red Caboose Winery in Clifton, TX.
  • Two wineries in Lampasas:  Texas Legato and Pillar Bluff, owned by twin brothers.
  • Walk around downtown Waco.  There are new places opening all the time!  Our favorites: https://wacoheartoftexas.com/things-to-do/downtown-waco-cultural-district/ – they keep this link up to date.
  • Our historic museum on Main Street in Gatesville.