Hotels in Hill Country
Bed down in one of three cabins—some with rustic wood paneled walls, four-poster beds, and kitchenettes—on this 18-acre B&B outside of Blanco. Gourmet breakfasts are delivered in a picnic basket.
There are 30 individually decorated rooms at this downtown inn, a Victorian-style mansion next to Gruene Hall, each with its own private backroom and porch. Opt for one overlooking the Guadalupe River.
Life at the 725-acre Dixie outside of Bandera, Texas, revolves around horses, hard work, and hardy meat-filled meals such as brisket, ribs, and huge portions of chicken fried steak, all served family style.
After a dip in the pool and hot tub, cozy up in one of six rooms with plush linens and fresh flowers at this quiet inn in the heart of Fredericksburg. Rooms also have convenient kitchenettes; should you opt to dine in, snag a table on the el fresco patio for dinner under the stars.
Horseback riding, skeet shooting, and hayrides add Texas twang to this compound outside Austin.
Cowboy bravado is this ranch's hallmark. Intended soley for beginners, the ranch is ideal for the family that knows it wants to do some horseback riding, yes, but plenty of other things as well, like fishing, swimming, tubing, taking in a hootenanny, and...lots of Lone Star–style eating.