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Bed and Breakfast in Texas

Where do you even start when considering a bed and breakfast in Texas? That’s like asking which hotel should I visit in Bolivia or Bangladesh. With a landmass and population more extensive than most nations, there is indeed an embarrassment of riches to select which B&B is best for your visit.

Bed and Breakfast in Texas

We are Austin's most centrally located Bed and Breakfast, located in the Historic neighborhood of Clarksville in the heart of West Austin. Making Brava house the perfect home base to do everything Austin City Limits, South by Southwest (SXSW), UT Football, Nightlife, restaurants, Live Music, Barton Springs, Museums, shopping, and more.

Soak up the sunshine on 88 acres above Onion Creek just South of Austin on the doorstep to the Texas hill country. Located between Driftwood, Wimberly & Kyle TX the inn is surrounded by over 2,500 acres of protected lands and has sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country. We have private casitas with plunge pools & hot tubs, cottages, exterior entrance guest rooms at the main inn as well as the Ranch House with 3 bedrooms and it’s own cedar soaking hot tub and fire pit. So grab a book and a hammock or bench swing scattered throughout the property, enjoy several miles of hiking trails, hit the pool and hot tub, stroll the gardens, book a massage in our Garden Spa or grab a paddle and hit one of our 4 new pickle ball courts. The sunsets are spectacular and the stars are bright. The property is rich with wildlife including: deer, black buck antelope, wild turkey, foxes, raccoons and abundant bird life. As featured in Forbes, Austin Monthly, Texas Home and Living, the Statesman and more. A four course dinner and daily breakfast are included in our nightly rate.

Perfect for Romantic Getaways in San Antonio We offer three stunning bed and breakfasts in San Antonio in the downtown King William Historic District near or on the famous Riverwalk. Stroll past the historic restored mansions on your way to many of the best San Antonio restaurants, shops or galleries. Guests can also enjoy a short walk to the Alamo and the Convention Center from our properties. At our San Antonio, TX bed and breakfasts, guests will enjoy elegance, luxury and unmatched Southern Texas hospitality. Each property has a unique charm and guests can escape and indulge in our private and serene rooms. Each room has been individually crafted with handpicked antique furnishings, original artwork and luxurious fabrics and wallpapers. Join us for the ultimate romantic getaways in San Antonio. Noble Inns of San Antonio Texas strives to provide an experience that is unique, special, finer … a feast for the senses. For that reason, joining us in our hotel near the Riverwalk in San Antonio guarantees that guests will go beyond the ordinary… to the extraordinary.

Romantic Texas bed and breakfast on a 500-acre ranch featuring 16 unique accommodations, horseback riding, ranch tours, and romance packages. The BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch, located in Cat Springs, Texas, is a peaceful Texas bed and breakfast in a country setting with your choice of turn-of-the-century Texas Homes, completely furnished with antiques of their era…all on the Lehmann Legacy Ranch – over 650 acres of working ranch just an hour west of Houston. BlissWood provides an intimate setting for weddings also – perfect for the bride and groom who want a destination wedding to get away from the noise of the city and start a new life in quiet, peaceful surroundings in the country. Graceful centuries-old live oaks abound on this 650-acre ranch, along with several lakes and abundant wildlife. Get lost, and find yourself in the seven-circuit labyrinth in the Mystical Forest. Ponder at the pond while watching swans, ducks, and geese glide by. Rekindle a romance. Have an old-fashioned picnic at the gazebo overlooking the Enchanted Lake.

The Behr House is an award winning Fredericksburg Texas Bed and Breakfast.

FREE WIFI, FREE PARKING, FREE BLUE BELL ICE CREAM AND A DELICIOUS BREAKFAST. Come relax and stay on 43 peaceful acres just minutes from New Braunfels and Gruene Texas. Drive into the property near River Road and the Icehouse. Reserve one of our 10 rooms, each is unique and comfortably restored to make your stay special. Our buildings include the Kuebler Waldrip Haus building, an original German pioneer home: the Danville Schoolhouse, an original Comal County one-room school: and the Deer Haven Cottage - a private stand alone cottage. HOMEMADE BREAKFAST - Come enjoy a homemade breakfast with an egg dish, fresh fruit, a meat, 2 bread dishes, a potato dish and condiments for the daily menu. Enjoy a different American menu each morning. Relax and have breakfast with other guests or at your own table in our dining room (9:00-10:30 am). Please let us know for any dietary needs or at a different time. RESERVATIONS: Guests are welcome to call us or book online. Nightly room rates for 2 start at $195.00 plus tax. Choose from a room, a whole building or rent the entire property. Sleeps 2 in each room with some that sleep 3, 4, or 5 guests. We recommend that you call for a small or large group. Perfect for Business or Pleasure! Weekday or weekend getaway, Family Reunions, Business meetings (2-22 guests), Church Retreat (Women, Men or couples), or Please call us. Guests say we have the "Best Breakfast in Texas!" Call us for a free brochure and price list (830)-625-8300.

Alpine Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of the Big Bend of Texas. One of Alpine's original homes, it's been well preserved and lovingly maintained. The house was built in 1887-1888, is filled with original floors, beadboard, transoms, and charm, and was converted to a B&B in early 2020. It boasts 4 large guestrooms, all with new king beds and private bathrooms. A homemade, gourmet breakfast is served daily, which you can eat in your room, on the spacious wraparound porch, or anywhere on the property. We even have a to-go menu for those who want to start exploring early in the morning. Come stay with us!

A chef owned and operated Inn in downtown Mineral Wells. You will be astounded by the attention to detail and level of comfort that The Magpie Inn offers . 5 King sized suites with luxury linens.

Welcome to an adventure! Secluded cabins, century old guesthouses, Main Lodge, even a restored Santa Fe Railroad Car or an authentic Airstream Land Yacht. 40 wooded acres on the Paluxy River with a river walk to the historic downtown square. Minutes from Fossil Rim and Dinosaur State Park, this Award Winning inn is the perfect setting for Family Reunions, Church Retreats and Weddings in the breathtaking Chapel in the Woods! We are located within walking distance of the downtown square, and only 45 minutes from Fort Worth/Dallas.

At our lakefront retreat, Inn on Lake Granbury, you’ll experience upscale accommodations, comfort, and personal service – all within short walking distance to shopping and fine dining on Granbury’s Historic Town Square. It is less than a 2-hour drive from Dallas and 45 minutes from Fort Worth. Enjoy a vacation filled with relaxation in one of the unique accommodations offered at the Inn on Lake Granbury. All rooms, suites and house rentals feature hardwood floors and European decor with Hill Country accents. You’ll enjoy the heated bathroom floors, steam showers, stone fireplaces, and outdoor porches and balconies. A getaway to our Texas Hill Country inn includes a five-course breakfast, as well as our complimentary afternoon wine and appetizer hour. Imagine a romantic walk down winding pathways to the edge of Lake Granbury or perhaps relaxing on the bluff beneath stunning live oak trees overlooking the lake. There is a plethora of activities and attractions within a short distance of the inn. Enjoy outdoor activities, live theater, fine dining options, and Texas Hill Country wine tours.

Stay in the midst of the only vineyard in the City: Barons CreekSide: 2 Minutes from Main Street Fredericksburg, Texas Featured in HILL COUNTRY MAGAZINE:”….stands out as “extra-special” The location of photo shoots for Cabela’s, Woolrich and reality TV shows Water and wildlife, comfort and romance… a unique log cabin village on 26 rolling acres in the midst of our vineyard, offers exquisite lodging with a taste of Switzerland in the Texas Hill Country. Barons CreekSide – SWISS owned and operated – is truly THE romantic getaway. Our accommodations, 12 hand-crafted Swiss log cabins and 4 unique family homes, surround a continuously-flowing creek. And all just two minutes from Main Street Fredericksburg and THE gateway to Wine Road 290! Our on-site Club, features a bistro, wine bar, and live music in an eclectic indoor/outdoor setting. Unwind along the gorgeous “mountain creek” on 26 tree-covered, Hill Country acres. Explore, watch for birds and butterflies, go fishing…or just relax in a rocker on your private porch. Ask about our exclusive in-cabin Couple’s Massage!

This Fort Worth Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic Fairmount district. Minutes from Down Town, Cultural District, Stock Yards and Botanical gardens.

An historic, Arts-and-Crafts-style mansion in Georgetown, Texas, home of the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas. San Gabriel House Bed & Breakfast offers elegant accommodations, attentive service, spacious grounds, and edge-of-the-Hill-Country convenience. Stay in one of our five luxurious second-floor bedrooms, all with pillow-top king beds and private baths. Or choose The Loft, our second-floor Carriage House suite with king bed, day bed with trundle, kitchenette, and private entrance. All stays include a freshly prepared, two-course breakfast served on crystal and china in the handsome dining room. Relax in the landscaped gardens, enjoying the shade, breezes, and birdsong. Chat or play games in the upstairs common room or balcony, enjoying complimentary beverages. Walk across the street to Southwestern University, or head to downtown Georgetown, the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, filled with shops, restaurants, and activities. Let us help plan your unique event, or just book your relaxing stay today! Single-night stays available. Click our link above to Book Direct for your next escape in Georgetown, Texas.

The Azalea Plantation B&B is a majestic historic 1940's home nestled in a shady, diverse neighborhood only 8 minute drive from downtown Fort Worth and 10 minutes to the Historic Stockyards District. Every room and suite features a KING BED & TEXAS SIZE WHIRLPOOL TUB , plus shower and flat screen cable TV and hi speed internet....full breakfast included daily! FREE rear parking for all guests.

The Gaston, originally a private residence, was purchased in 2017 by the Gibson family to be transformed into a stunning bed & breakfast that values edgy sophistication over traditional tea and doilies. Since its opening, The Gaston has been called a “hidden gem” by Dmagazine — and we couldn’t agree more. Built in 1912, this charming craftsman bungalow was constructed on Gaston Avenue in East Dallas. The Gibson family purchased the property and began an immense renovation that celebrated the home’s heritage while upgrading the amenities and design for modern travelers. The home was turned into a boutique hotel and wedding and event center with 5 bedrooms, 5 ½ bathrooms, formal dining room, sunroom, and speakeasy. Our romantic bed & breakfast in Dallas, TX features contemporary designs reminiscent of the house’s heritage. From the moody blue wallpaper in the dining room to the brick fireplace in the sitting room, along with the dark wooden beams, and crown molding throughout, we were able to restore much of the home’s historic charm with a Dallas-centric design during the remodel. This boutique hotel features five Texas-themed guest suites, each with an ensuite bathroom. Every detail in The Gaston has been uniquely designed to preserve the historic home and represent a piece of local history. As a female-run business, The Gaston is passionate about supporting the local community and providing an exquisite experience from the moment you step in the door. Liz Gibson, an award-winning designer in Dallas and co-owner of The Gaston, designed every aspect of the property to whisk you away the moment you step through the door. Liz hand-picked every piece of decor throughout the house by frequenting antique stores, estate sales, and salvage yards. For her diligent work and eye for detail, Liz won the 2020 Preservation Dallas Award for her work on The Gaston. As a guest, you will be welcomed by Maureene Gibson who runs the day-to-day operations at The Gaston, provides our guests with breakfast each day, and is available to help with any requests or recommendations you might need.

Welcome to the Rosevine Inn Bed & Breakfast, located in Tyler, Texas, where a world of comfort awaits you. With numerous shops and attractions nearby, there is something for everyone. We are the perfect weekend getaway, but can also accommodate traveling guests with our extended stay accommodations. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted with cookies and assorted beverages. With five unique bed and breakfast plus seven more extended stay accommodations to choose from, each with a feeling of Southern comfort, you will feel relaxed and at home. When you wake, you’ll be greeted with a legendary Texas breakfast (for our bed and breakfast guests) to fill you up before you start off your day. Relax in our barn/lodge-style game room with pool table, or soak in our outdoor hot tub before you take a walk through our New Orleans-style courtyard complete with outdoor fireplace and fountain. We are located conveniently near the Tyler Rose Garden and Museum, University of Texas, and the East Texas Symphony.

This Rusk, TX bed and breakfast offers a private getaway in the piney woods of East Texas on a working cattle ranch. Three miles from the Texas State Railroad tourist train. The cabins, Bluebonnet and Wildflower, are in the midst of a working Texas Longhorn ranch, giving visitors a rare opportunity to observe longhorns close-up. With a swimming pool, fishing lake, hiking, wildlife, and freedom from care, Bean's Creek Ranch and its cabins provide families with the perfect getaway.

Discover a peaceful, relaxing environment within walking distance of Houston’s finest restaurants and most lively entertainment venues. Our newly constructed three-story haven offers seven luxurious guest rooms, each with its own unique décor and amenities. Enjoy complete privacy in your choice of our twin, queen, and king guest rooms—or treat yourself to a full-size suite wrapped in a beautiful private veranda. Savor a hearty Southern or continental breakfast each morning in our cozy French kitchen. Make yourself at home in our sumptuous parlor, living room, and dining area. Whether you’re traveling on business or enjoying a getaway with friends and family, you’ll discover a wonderful treasure perfect for honeymoons too.

White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast is a turn of the century Greek Revival home conveniently located near downtown Jefferson, TX. Come and unwind on the wrap around porch and enjoy true Southern Hospitality. The guest rooms are beautifully appointed with a clean and comfortable environment. It’s an affordable inn with an ideal location that welcomes travelers with the warmth and charm they would usually only find at home. The guest rooms are a nice size, airy, bright and each with their own bathroom.

Located in Deep South Texas with close proximity to South Padre Island and Mexico, The Villa at Arroyo City has spacious rooms and common areas that promote an atmosphere of rest and relaxation. The Villa is on a romantic river with views of soaring pelicans, jumping fish, and small fishing boats.

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Located in the heart of Duncan, Oklahoma, the Lindley House Bed & Breakfast invites you to experience all the comforts of home in leisurely surroundings. Nestled in a garden-like setting, the English Country home exudes a delightfully romantic and relaxing atmosphere.

Welcome to one of Oklahoma’s premier Bed & Breakfasts, Shiloh Morning Inn, a romantic, secluded getaway. Conveniently located in Ardmore, OK – halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma City just minutes off I-35 – this country bed and breakfast is an oasis for just the two of you to leave cares behind as you enjoy the rural Oklahoma countryside; stroll on the 73 acres of peace and quiet and enjoy life as it was meant to be. The luxurious accommodations at Shiloh Morning Inn B&B are the perfect destination for a getaway to the area of Oklahoma where nature abounds and water beckons. Visit Oklahoma Turner Falls, a picturesque 77 foot waterfall with swimming and picnicking in the Arbuckle Mountains nearby. Stroll or bike the nature trails of Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Take in Lake Murray State Park for boating, skiing, and swimming. Golf at one of six area courses. After a day out, return to your suite or cottage for an evening of pampering–soaking in a scented hot tub, an in room movie, and that inviting pillow top bed for a dreamy night’s rest. We look forward to your visit!

Echo Canyon Spa Resort is located on 27 picturesque acres in the Arbuckle Mountains in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Guests will find our wonderful home to be a special place for all seasons. We offer a variety of romantic suites, cottages, and carriage houses. The area boasts many natural flowing springs, waterfalls, and great trails to discover. We have a state-of-the-art spa where guests can enjoy various treatments and therapies, and an on-site restaurant for an unforgettable getaway.

This Carlsbad, NM bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in New Mexico. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast at the famous Blue House Bakery & Cafe (Monday through Saturday), breakfast-in-bed on Sunday, hot tub access, free high-speed WiFi, cable TV, coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, microwave and luxurious Turkish bathrobes. Our bnb in Carlsbad provides garden courtyard with seating and BBQ grill and the complimentary Wi-Fi without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next extraordinary escape in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

This Norman, OK bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Oklahoma. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, and the large suite with a cozy queen size pillow top bed piled high with 3 inches of divine memory foam and sateen sheets. Our bnb in Norman provides free Wifi, luxury bath amenities, 2 person Jacuzzi tub, oversized robes, hairdryer, Iron/Ironing board, pull out couch, 42in flat-screen TV in Private living room, 32in flat-screen TV in Bedroom, DVD player with DVDs in Suite, Keurig coffee maker in-suite, complimentary assorted snacks, large balcony with access to the parking lot, large parking lot and fire pit. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Norman, Oklahoma.

This Norman, OK bed and breakfast offers 5 luxurious rooms and accommodations in OK. Enjoy a Three Course Gourme breakfast, and Wi-Fi, and Private Baths.Our bnb in Norman provides Luxurious Bathrobes in Jacuzzi Rooms and the Front Porch & Koi Pond Garden without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Norman, OK

The Montford Inn is a getaway nestled in the heart of Norman, near the University of Oklahoma. Bed and Breakfast with cottage suites on the property. Walking distance to downtown Norman, 1 mile to University of Oklahoma, and an easy drive to Oklahoma City. Featured in Southern Living, The Oklahoman, Discover Oklahoma, and more. See the hidden gem in the heart of Norman for more than 20 years. Choose from one of our 10 warm and inviting guestrooms, which all have private bathrooms, fireplaces, and cable TV. Or, if you would like more space and solitude, consider one of our 6 quaint Central Oklahoma cottages, which all have whirlpool tubs, two fireplaces, two flat-screen TVs and DVD player, coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave. Whatever you choose, our attention to detail and personalized service will ensure that you have a special experience here in Norman at the Montford.

This Oklahoma, OK bed and breakfast offers 8 luxurious rooms and accommodations in OK. Enjoy a continental plus breakfast, and Wi-Fi, and Private Baths.Our bnb in Oklahoma provides Jacuzzi and the intimate corner fireplace without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Oklahoma, OK

Chesser Ranch’s “Casita Retreat” Ranch Get-a-WayDo you need to get out of town and get-away from it all (job, phones, noise, traffic, people), but camping just isn’t your thing? The Casita offers the perfect private getaway for couples, families and friends.

If it's time to get away, slow down, or just to relax, then let Rebel Hill be your escape.

This Guthrie, OK bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Oklahoma. Enjoy a simple yet fabulous breakfast, and spa bath amenities, and whirlpool tub. Our bnb in Guthrie provides LCD HDTV and Outdoor Hot Tub without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next romantic escape in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

A beautifully restored 1893 Classical Revival offering warm and friendly accommodations in Guthrie, OK.

"This Broken Bow, OK bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Oklahoma. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Broken Bow, OK."

"This 1A bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Louisiana. Enjoy a cooked yummy breakfast, and grilled steak, and enjoy camping . Our bnb in 1A provides cellphone service and wifi spotty at best and a DirectTV without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today!Click our link above to Book Direct for your next amazing escape in 1A, Louisiana."

Meadowlake Ranch Inn and Dude Ranch Bed & Breakfast located in Sand Springs, OK, is 15 minutes from downtown Tulsa. Ride a horse, swim in a spring-fed lake, catch a fish, and sleep in a log cabin or Indian Tipi.

Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Texas

To help break down the overwhelming number of choices, it helps first to know where in Texas you want to visit. Looking for big-city experience will take you to the major metropolitan areas of Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio. They each have their own culture and appeal.

Perhaps the most sought-after destination is the Texas Hill Country, generally located to the west of Austin, stretching southwest into south-central Texas. Favored for its scenic topography, rustic ranches, and Old West culture, a visit to one of the many types of B&B inns provides a deep sense of how unique Texas is and the pride that Texans have in their culture.

Heading south and west from Austin, a distinctive German influence is noticeable in towns such as Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, Boerne, and Kerrville. Even a small town like Wimberley, located at the beautiful confluence of the gently winding Blanco River and tree-shaded Cypress Creek, has exceptional lodging options for those who desire a small-town experience.

From rustic and full of character to sleek and ultra-modern, your choice of inn will have more to do with what part of the “Republic of Texas” you wish to explore. But rest assured, every comfort and convenience is available no matter where you choose to start your adventure.

Of course, the abundance of galleries and museums will only enhance your stay as you learn about local history and the lore of the Lone Star State.

    Natural Features

  • Texas’ ability to captivate is not limited to the (mostly) agreeable year-round weather. It has a natural ecology that is unlike any other in North America. A coastal plain borders the Gulf of Mexico and snugs up to old-growth East Texas Piney Woods. Swamp and bayou populate the coastal region as it arches over toward Louisiana. Moving westward, the Hill Country rolls up to add depth to the terrain before giving way to the burning plains of West Texas.

    North Texas is characterized by flat country and scrub oak forests that stretch to the Red River and the border with Oklahoma. The Texas Panhandle region is a world of its own as an elevated plateau and has more in common with New Mexico and its high desert scrub country. South of the Panhandle ushers in what was once a large inland sea known as the Permian Basin. It is this vast, desolate region of cactus, rattlesnakes, and jackrabbits that gives us the endless miles of pumpjacks and petroleum production.

    South Texas is ancient, barren, and beautiful. It is home to Big Bend National Park and the Rio Grande River border with Mexico. And there are actually some mountains down this way as well. Some of the oldest rock on the North American continent can be found here in arguably the harshest terrain across the whole southern US. Correspondingly, this unforgiving environment plays host to some of the wildest and most hostile plants, animals, and heat extremes in the state.

    Interesting place, this Texas. There’s a simple beauty of austerity here that takes a while to appreciate. Visit and you may never leave.

  • History

  • The history of Texas is a long and complicated story. Spanish conquistadors landed in 1519, and five different nations have since ruled various parts of it between France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, and the United States. A sixth could be added if you count the Confederacy during the American Civil War.

    Early leaders of the “Republic” were war heroes from several different military conflicts, including the Mexican-American War, the Texas Revolution, and the American Civil War. Although born outside of Texas, flamboyant, defiant, proud, and relentless men such as Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and Davy Crockett heeded the call to defend or advance the nation-state, all of whom served with distinction.

    As a result of their leadership during these campaigns, they were drafted into or volunteered for service to their beloved state and helped shape the future of not only Texas but the young United States as well.

    Today’s world would be vastly different if it weren’t for the oil and gas production that comes from the oilfields of West Texas. Recently having become the world’s leader in oil production, the US would be much further down that list if not for the voluminous extraction of these valuable commodities.

  • Activities

  • There are two things Texas is known for. One is big, the other hot. Can’t do anything about the big, but when the temperatures get high in the double digits, you can be sure water is going to be involved.

    Between the Gulf of Mexico, lakes, rivers, and countless swimming holes, there is plenty of water to cool off in during the hot summer months. Freshwater fishing in lakes and streams, as well as deep-sea fishing in the Gulf, offer the best of anglers the challenge they seek. Cycling, walking, and jogging are year-round sports for those who love the heat as well as the more comfortable temperatures during the spring and fall.

    For many small towns, water activities are the central focus of the summer season. For example, Granbury is a small town southwest of Fort Worth where you can put in at the lake for boating, swimming, and fishing. Head just north to the town of Glen Rose and you may be able to spot dinosaur tracks in the streambed if water conditions are right.

    Gruene (pronounced “green”), Texas is another small town that’s packed with big fun. Home to the country’s oldest continually operating dance hall, skip on over and “git yer two-step on.” Just a few miles south you can check out New Braunfels and drop a tube in the Comal River to cool your heels on a hot afternoon.

    For the more adventurous, hunting big game on selective ranches, camping, and hiking offer a multitude of challenging terrains and environments. Sightseeing in the big cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio is always exciting for those who might be visiting the state for the first time. And there’s never a shortage of art galleries and museums celebrating Texas’ unique culture. Except for skiing, there just isn’t too much you can’t do in wild, open Texas.

  • Things to Do

  • It is challenging, to say the least, when trying to decide where to go first in this great state. Adventure-seekers have virtually an endless menu to choose from. History enthusiasts will revel in the rich fabric of the story that has unfolded on the battlefields, the oilfields, and in the big cities.

    San Antonio is a thriving metropolis and home to the intriguing River Walk. Come and see one of Texas’ most celebrated shrines at The Alamo. In 1836 one hundred and fifty brave Texians held off Santa Ana’s Mexican army of 1500 for thirteen days before finally succumbing, illustrates the passion and courage of the American spirit.

    Houston, the massive metropolis by the Gulf, counts NASA and the Space Center Houston as two of its most famous residents. Major medical corporations and their healthcare-related partners are always seeking the next cure for man’s ailments.

    The Texas state capitol in Austin is home to the University of Texas, great music, and weirdness (‘Keep Austin Weird’ is a familiar bumper sticker around town). Nearby Lake Travis is the place to go to cool off. And speaking of weird, if your travels take you up Amarillo way, don’t miss the Cadillac Ranch. Several dozen cars are aligned in a pattern of sorts and buried standing on their grills. Completing the artistic banality is the spray painting that occurs continuously in every color imaginable. No known connection to Austin.

  • Weather

  • Boy-howdy. Forget forecasting; sometimes there’s just no explaining it. From Category 5 hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and monster twisters that spool up in Tornado Alley to ice-laden Blue Northers that rip down from Oklahoma and the searing heat of West Texas, you never know what to count on. Kinda makes it fun, but only if you’re visiting.

    Those who live here take precautions, stock up on water, batteries, and dry food, and trust that Mother Nature’s next tantrum will happen somewhere else across this broad swath of our country. As good as weather forecasting has become, Texas weather still has a knack for fooling the best computer models.

    With a predominantly dry atmosphere over much of the state, weather systems typically are generated by the contrast of the humid winds bringing Gulf moisture north as they collide with cooler air sweeping south from the Great Plains. Other systems that gallop down from the front range of the Rocky Mountains tango with warmer air of the Panhandle and West Texas creating monstrous thunderstorms and the occasional ice storm. Snow is an anomaly, and when it does fall, it’s gone in a matter of hours.

    Yes, there is violent weather across the state. But more often than not, outside of the hot summer months of July and August, Texas offers beautiful weather for almost any outdoor activity most of the year.

  • Food and Drink

  • Funny how things in Texas come in twos. Hot and dry. Texas Two-Step. Tex-Mex and brisket. There are probably more Tex-Mex places to eat than 7-11s, and that’s saying something where the corporate headquarters for the convenience store is located in Dallas.

    The variety of Tex-Mex is limited only by your imagination. Conversely, Texas brisket is pretty consistent in the way it is prepared. There are variations of preferred spices depending on the recipe (or family secret), but the type of wood used for smoking it and how it’s prepared is somewhat consistent. Either way, you can’t go wrong. South of the Border with all its fixins, or a tangy Texas brisket chased with a cold beer or a tall sweet tea is tough to beat.

    Oh, I almost forgot. Another popular two-fer, Longhorns and 32-ounce steaks. Right after the ubiquitous Tex-Mex served from street vendors and upscale restaurants, the Texas steakhouse is a landmark institution, and every town worth its steak sauce has one.

    And remember Cadillac Ranch? On your way there, stop at the Big Texan in Amarillo right on I-40 and check out the 72-ounce steak challenge with all the trimmin’s, free. That’s right, free. But only if you eat it ALL. In one sitting. Otherwise, you pick up the tab. Sounds like a deal, right? Only if you haven’t eaten in a week!

    There are many quality wineries across the state as well that deserve attention. There’s even a town named after the venerable vine just west of the DFW airport. Yup, Grapevine, Texas. You needn’t go any further to find something splendid.

    Microbreweries do very well in Texas also. If you’ve never had Shiner Bock, try one on a hot summer day. Brewed in the south Texas town of Shiner (population 2069), it’s a dark, but light on the palette. Paired with a brisket sandwich and some slaw with a pickle on the side? The bomb.

Bed and Breakfast in Texas FAQ

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  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a bed and breakfast in Texas?

    An exciting aspect of staying at a Texas B&B is discovering the unexpected surprises. Innkeepers love to show off their amenities such as private baths and rain-style showers in a secluded veranda just outside the guestroom. Perhaps a private hot tub snugged up by the outdoor fireplace. A private entrance to a guest house or carriage house further enhances the sense of privacy and specialized treatment. Many of these types of extras may be listed on the inn website but ask for the ones not listed; you might be surprised what secrets the innkeeper has in store for you.

    Offering a gourmet breakfast is, by definition, almost a necessity for a B&B. Often a source of innkeeper pride, specialty-trained chefs are highly sought after as a drawing card for guests with a distinguished palette. Other amenities such as free wifi, high-quality linens, towels, and bathrobes, as well as organic and hypo-allergenic bath supplies, are considered standard across the friendly state of Texas.

  • What are the different types of B&Bs in Texas?

    A vacation at a bed and breakfast in Texas is one of those bucket list items. Classic Texas scenery, Hill Country vistas, sunsets that stretch to the horizon, and salsa. And somebody close is smoking a brisket! Does it get any better?

    Save time by searching for your perfect getaway under the bnbfinder.com banner. This Diamond Collection of exclusive luxury inns are located nationwide. Professionally-inspected and highly-rated retreats are the first choice of those discerning travelers looking for that exceptional B&B experience.

    Fabulous retreats such as Blair House Inn in Wimberley or the secluded Blisswood Bed and Breakfast in Cat Springs, Texas, will leave you refreshed and restored. Noble Inns in San Antonio are closer to the action but refreshing just the same. And reasonably priced to boot.

    Visitors and native Texans alike swear to the enduring grace and charm of the Hill Country bed and breakfast inns when they want to getaway. Granted, Texas is big, but with the Hill Country being somewhat centrally located, all of the major cities are just a few hours’ drive from the perfect stop in paradise.

    Have a family reunion coming up? Perhaps a winery bed and breakfast will do the trick. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly bed and breakfast in north Texas or a romantic bed and breakfast in central Texas’ Hill Country, with all the options available it won’t take you long to book the perfect location for that memorable retreat.

    And speaking of tricks, at no extra charge, you can spend a night in a haunted bed and breakfast in Texas. The world-famous Stockyards in Ft. Worth is said to be home to many a wandering late-night spirit. And not just the ones finding their way home from the bars!

    Whether you’re looking for an adults-only retreat, one that caters to kids, or a sanctuary for the disabled, there is an endless number of choices sure to meet your need. There’s something for everyone down Texas way. Wrangle on over and live large, Partner.

  • Why stay at a bed & breakfast in Texas?

    Texas has some of the most ultra-modern services available anywhere in the arenas of commerce, medicine, and infrastructure. When it comes to hospitality, culture, and entertainment, there is a lot to like about the adherence to its heritage.

    The charm of many of the state’s best bed and breakfast inns are prime examples. Texans are genial by nature; it’s kind of in their DNA. When people visit Texas, they count on host-friendliness to be a big part of their experience starting right at check-in. Innkeepers take great pride in ushering their guests into a world of comfort and delight.

    Couples from all over the US come to Texas for the ultimate in romantic getaways where they enjoy enhancements such as extra-spacious (the old saw applies here too, ‘everything’s bigger in Texas!’) guestrooms and a Jacuzzi by a fireplace, perhaps even on a veranda. Boutique B&Bs that specialize in elopements make the extra effort to ensure their newlyweds are pampered to the max.

  • How can I get around Texas?

    As big and wide as Texas is, the four major cities of Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio are relatively close to each other. Driving times can vary between them, of course, depending on traffic volume and the seemingly ever-present road construction. But you can count on pretty consistent drive time within the triad of Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. Located in North Texas, getting to Dallas can be a challenge on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons, especially from Austin.

    Not forgetting El Paso way to the west, you most certainly will want to fly there unless you’re up for an 8-10 hour haul across the vast regions of West Texas. That’s not necessarily a bad thing because there is some beauty out there. Just be prepared for a lot of sage and cactus!

    Flight times between the cities is no more than an hour, and Dallas and Houston have two large commercial airports servicing their metro areas. These provide excellent carrier service and frequent flights at all hours of the day. Many of the carriers now offer reasonable one-way fares, too, further enhancing your travel options. Rental cars, Uber, Lyft, shuttles, and ride-shares are additional methods of getting around this great state effectively.