The holiday season is all about coziness. Curling up with a good book and a piping hot mug of coffee, staying in pajamas all day long, and just reveling in life’s simple pleasures. So when it comes time to think about winter vacation ideas, why not consider a bed and breakfast? Texas has plenty of quaint little inns that will bring the magic back into the holidays. Here are 11 of the most charming ones:
1. Settlers Crossing (Fredericksburg)
Settler's Crossing is a rustic B&B spanning over 35 acres of trees, pastures, flower gardens, a creek, and free-roaming animals such as donkeys and deer. There are seven guest houses with charming 18th century decor, wood burning fireplaces, patios, and jacuzzis.
2. Lockheart Gables Romantic Bed & Breakfast (Fort Worth)
Lockheart Gables is the epitome of romance. It's a popular wedding venue, but it isn't limited to special occasions - it's the perfect destination for a spontaneous weekend getaway. There are six suites with heart-shaped Jacuzzi tubs and candles, and breakfast is delivered right to your room. The holiday season is a time of love and thankfulness, so this is an ideal winter trip for you and your sweetie.
3. Rose Hill Manor (Stonewall)
A plantation-style house sitting on 38 acres of land, Rose Hill Manor is about as charming as it gets. Your stay includes a full breakfast, an amazing restaurant that serves a 3-course dinner, a breathtaking view of the hill country from your window, a full bar with an amazing wine list, and more. If you need to get away from it all for a while, this is definitely the place to go. Plus, how cute is that little window seat for reading?
4. Lakehouse Bed and Breakfast (Canyon Lake)
Lakehouse is a Mediterranean-style bed and breakfast with gorgeous scenery, lavish yet homey amenities, and an unforgettable atmosphere. Choose from four guest rooms, each with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay to the fullest, and get ready to relax. Take a sunrise stroll on the sand, dip your feet in the pool, and enjoy a gourmet breakfast either in the dining room or outside in the courtyard. We're truly blessed to still be able to enjoy a beachside hotel in the winter, and this opportunity shouldn't be missed.
5. Three Falls Cove (Sanford)
Three Falls Cove is a 43-acre property nestled amid blooming wildflowers, rolling green hills, and towering red rocks. You can either stay in the Countryside Lodge or have the entire Luxury Cabin to yourself. Each room is absolutely charming with quaint decorations lining the walls and a handmade quilt on the bed, and sliding doors give way to beautiful scenery. It's like an upgraded version of a cozy little cabin.
6. Star of Texas Bed and Breakfast (Brownwood)
The hill country might be full of bed and breakfasts, but this is definitely one of the best. It offers private cottages for two with outdoor hot tubs and porches overlooking a picturesque pond. You'll get breakfast delivered to your door at 9AM after you wake up to the gentle birdsong outside your cottage, and you can end the night stargazing while soaking in the hot tub. It's a way to experience nature in the most elegant way possible.
7. Gruene Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast (New Braunfels)
Gruene is already charming enough as it is, so this 19th-century Victorian-style inn just takes it over the top. Each room has a unique backstory and is a designated historic landmark. The inn is located in the heart of downtown Gruene, so you're minutes away from Gruene Hall, the Guadalupe River, and amazing restaurants. It may not be way out in the boondocks like some of the previous places, but it has a charm all its own.
8. Baker St. Harbour Waterfront B&B (Granbury)
Baker St. Harbour sits right on the beautiful Lake Granbury, and is only eight miles from the historic town square - close enough for convenience yet still far enough to enjoy some peace and serenity. The property is two acres and includes a peaceful gazebo, boat dock, spa, gourmet buffet breakfasts, and a coveted spot in one of Texas' most charming towns.
10. Clipper House Inn (Kemah)
Kemah is often seen as a busy tourist town, but there are little tranquil hideaways, like Clipper House Inn, that are perfect for spending a weekend. You'll feel like you've stepped into Secret Garden with the manicured greenery and cottages. Just wandering the grounds is enough to keep you busy for most of your stay between the vineyards, flower gardens, and aquatic gardens. Participate in wine tasting, admire the view from your private deck, or curl up on your luxurious bed with a good book. One thing's for sure: you'll feel like you've traveled far away from Kemah.
10. Azalea Plantation (Fort Worth)
Azalea Plantation is only 10 minutes away from the Historic Stockyards District, so you can relax all day and head out to do a little two-steppin' at night! Choose from an upstairs room in the main house or a suite in the Carriage House, and indulge in a gourmet breakfast, jacuzzi tub for two, freshly baked cookies, and everything else you need to feel right at home.
11. Corner Cottage B&B (Fredericksburg)
Corner Cottage is what you would call a "Christmas house" as you can see in the photo. Wreaths adorn the front porch during the holiday season and make it even more cozy and inviting than it already was. It's been featured in plenty of magazines and articles, and there's no secret why - it's simply a delightful place to vacation to during winter (or any other time, but especially this time of year.) Choose from three quaint yet lavish suites, and forget about time for a few days as you let yourself relax and rejuvenate.