Looking to start your new year off on a peaceful, relaxing note? There’s no better way to accomplish that than driving to a nearby small town and spending a weekend being pampered and taking it easy. Whether you want a romantic getaway with your special someone or family bonding time (or a solo vacation – we don’t judge), we’ve got you covered. These 17 bed and breakfasts in Texas will give you a sense of serenity that will prepare you to tackle whatever 2016 throws at you and make your year successful.
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1. Lockheart Gables (Fort Worth)
This romantic inn is perfect for honeymooning couples, anniversary celebrations, or just an intimate weekend with your partner. Choose between four suites and two full-sized cottages, all with luxury accommodations including a jacuzzi for two, remote control fireplace, and private outdoor space. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast with your honey in the morning and live life at a slower pace.
2. Inn at Craig Place (San Antonio)
Located 2.5 miles north of The Alamo, this inn will invoke a lasting sense of peace within you. Each of its 6 rooms is decorated with antique furniture like 4-poster beds, claw-foot bathtubs and private balconies. Perks include a 3-course breakfast delivered to your room to be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed and a 24-hour coffee and tea bar. In-room massages are available for an extra fee.
3. Clipper House Inn (Kemah)
Cast your worries into the bay at this quaint little bed and breakfast in Kemah. Choose from numerous rooms with amenities such as claw-foot bathtubs, Egyptian cotton sheets, and porches overlooking the water while you let the gentle sound of the sea breeze send you into ultimate relaxation.
4. Rose Hill Manor (Stonewall)
You'll get a true small-town bed and breakfast experience at this inn in the Texas wine country. The grounds are enormous with over 12 rooms with different accommodations to choose from, all overlooking the breathtaking Texas hill country. Rates include a full, 3 course breakfast, a wine tasting at the winery next door, and cookies/refreshments 24 hours a day.
5. Lakehouse Bed and Breakfast (Canyon Lake)
Lakehouse Bed and Breakfast is a Mediterranean-style inn located right on the shores of Canyon Lake. Enjoy one of four elegant guestrooms with lavish accommodations such as luxury bed linens, private baths, spa robes, and gourmet breakfast as well as natural amenities such as beautiful sunsets, deer, and a night sky illuminated only by stars. It is located near Gruene and Wimberley, two popular tourist destinations, so you'll have plenty to keep you busy during your stay.
6. Arbor House (Granbury)
Turn back the hands of time with a European, old-fashioned hospitality experience. Enjoy one of 11 rooms with marbled jet spa baths, king sized beds, and a glorious view of Lake Granbury or the rear gardens. When you aren't being pampered with breakfast or fuzzy slippers and bath robes, spend a night out on the town exploring the Old Granbury Town Square and visit antique and gift shops as well as exquisite restaurants. You won't ever want to return to the 21st century after your stay here.
7. Settlers Crossing (Fredericksburg)
Rated one of the top 10 bed and breakfasts in America, this rustic, charming inn in the Texas hill country will draw you in with its casual elegance. It features seven private cottages with antique country furnishings, wood burning fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and outdoor seating areas. You need not even leave the property because the pastures, flower gardens, and abundant wildlife are sure to keep you entertained. If you're looking for a secluded weekend getaway for the entire family or just you and your spouse, look no further.
8. Azalea Plantation (Fort Worth)
Remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of big city life and nestle into the quiet, relaxing atmosphere of this bed and breakfast in the heart of Forth Worth. Choose from five rooms with luxury amenities including king sized beds, whirlpool tubs for two, outdoor areas, a breakfast buffet and freshly baked cookies, cozy robes and bath accessories, and a movie library. Everything you need for a memorable weekend with your special someone or group of girlfriends is right here.
9. Three Falls Cove (Sanford)
There's nothing quite like spending a weekend in a log cabin. The simplicity of country life allows you to enjoy the company of your partner without any distractions. Rustic furniture adorns the rooms, but all the luxuries of a five-star hotel still remain. You'll want to take to the woods and build a house after vacationing here.
10. Baker St. Harbour (Granbury)
This historic home in Granbury will take you back in time. Many families have owned it over the centuries, but it's now in the hands of caring owners Perry and Theresa Way who are committed to giving people a relaxing stay they'll remember forever. Choose from four rooms with private baths, fresh flowers, scented candles, and stunning views of Lake Granbury as well as a full breakfast buffet served in the common dining area, afternoon desserts, and complimentary coffee and tea. Depart from the kitchen table with new friends, a new outlook on life, and memories to share for years.
11. Star of Texas (Brownwood)
Bed and breakfast meets nature retreat at Star of Texas in Brownwood. Stay in one of 6 private cottages with unique decor, hot tubs with a view of the endless night sky, and porches to relax and get a glimpse of the native wildlife.
12. Carriage House (Jefferson)
I can't think of a much better place to escape for a weekend getaway than the quiet peacefulness of East Texas. Enjoy the coziness of an inn with all the luxuries of a fine hotel including gourmet breakfast, private baths, and historically themed rooms with antique furniture and handmade quilts. Sip your morning coffee while sitting in a rocking chair on the porch and contemplate how good life is at the moment. This bed and breakfast is located just two blocks from the Historic Riverfront District of Jefferson, so take a leisurely stroll with your honey to do some antiquing, dining, and sightseeing.
13. BlissWood (Cat Springs)
This bed and breakfast is your chance to stay on an actual ranch and experience the country lifestyle firsthand. Choose from a variety of houses, bungalows, and suites furnished with everything you need to feel right at home. Immerse yourself in the world of majestic animals like horses, peacocks, deer, and bison, have a picnic in the gazebo overlooking the Enchanted Lake, or take a midnight stroll through the gardens to do some stargazing with your honey. You can even learn horseback riding and archery while you're here! However you spend your stay, it's guaranteed to relax and rejuvenate your soul.
14. Blair House Inn (Wimberley)
This 22 acre resort-style bed and breakfast has earned itself a top spot on several lists from very prestigious sources. With 12 country chic housing options to choose from all with top-of-the-line linens, fresh flowers, fine chocolates, and cozy robes, you're sure to find something that suits your needs. Allow yourself to be pampered with gourmet breakfasts, dessert delivered to your door every evening, and massages from expert therapists. If you're feeling inspired, you can enroll in one of America's top 10 cooking schools right on the hotel grounds and learn how to make magic in the kitchen. Rest assured this will be an unforgettable experience.
15. Gruene Mansion Inn (Gruene)
The history behind this building is reason enough to stay here without even including how amazing of a bed and breakfast it is. Originally a cotton plantation, the Victorian mansion was the home of H.D. Gruene. All of the living accommodations are restored 20th century barns and homes with their rustic elegance still remaining. You'll find antique furniture, fine fabrics, and unique character in every room. Sit in a rocking chair and behold the peaceful Guadalupe River or walk around Gruene's Historic District and transport yourself to a different time. The property is a designated Texas Historic Landmark and has been featured in countless publications such as Texas Monthly, so you know your stay will be memorable.
16. Corner Cottage (Fredericksburg)
The motto at this little hideaway in Fredericksburg is "Where every day is a memory." That couldn't be more accurate - with three different suites equipped with private entrances, whirlpool tubs, gas log fireplaces, porches with swings, and more, Corner Cottage is everything you need for an unforgettable weekend. Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast every morning to energize you for a day of exploring the beautiful town or relaxing on the hotel grounds.
17. The Oge House (San Antonio)
I can't think of a more magical place to escape to for a weekend than the Riverwalk. This enormous house has 10 rooms to choose from, each individually crafted with antique furniture, original artwork and luxurious fabrics and wallpapers. Start your day with a full gourmet breakfast included with your room purchase, and then explore the extensive verandas and gazebos in the gardens of the property. In the evening, stay in for a night of relaxation and romance or stroll down the Riverwalk and do some sightseeing.
I could use some relaxation right about now. Have you ever been to any of these bed and breakfasts? What other cozy inns in Texas are worth mentioning? Let me know in the comments!