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July 31, 2019 | By Liz Lewis
While the glamour of overnight train travel hasn’t quite been the same since its heyday in the early 20th century, you can still get a taste of the experience. A handful of hosts across the state offer vintage rail-car lodgings outfitted with modern amenities that range from quiet countryside retreats to quirky city digs—but all offer a window into the history of the state’s railways.
July 23, 2018 | By June Naylor
When Jim Leitch and his wife, Cathy Casey, opened the Inn on Lake Granbury in 2005, they couldn’t predict their new business would dovetail with the fresh energy now infusing Granbury.
July 16, 2018 | By Julia Jones
The treehouses are about 17 feet above the ground. Waters partnered with Pete Nelson of Nelson Treehouse and “Treehouse Masters,” a TV series on Animal Planet, to design each with a different theme. Personal touches range from the real antique Catholic stoles adorning the walls of the Chapelle treehouse to the carefully curated books that fill the Biblioteque.
June 26, 2018 | By Wes Ferguson
In the decade he operated Bad Bob’s, Fullerton nurtured a reputation for eccentricity and eclectic tastes. With steady business from anglers and Hill Country campers, he avoided the fate of so many of Texas’ old-time general stores that fell victim to declining rural populations and competition from chain stores. Plenty of mom-and-pop shops have cleared their shelves of quotidian wares like canned vegetables and rolls of toilet paper to make room for antiques and tchotchkes meant to tempt tourists. But Fullerton got by selling a little bit of everything from his modest cinder-block store: minnows and worms, groceries, coffee, hamburgers, children’s toys, fishing tackle, camping gear, and other stuff he’d accrued over time.
The Woodbine Hotel in Madisonville Dishes up a Bountiful Buffet Along with a Heaping Helping of History
April 25, 2018 | By Susan L. Ebert
Approaching Madisonville’s courthouse square, I’m not surprised that traffic ebbs to a crawl. After all, this East Texas town, population 4,636, loves to throw a party.
March 20, 2018 | By June Naylor
Sitting down to a late-afternoon drink at The Stella Hotel’s airy lobby bar in Bryan, awash in natural light spilling through floor-to-ceiling windows, my overriding thought is, Ahh.
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Escapes have little to do with flashy destinations and full itineraries. For most of us, the point of a getaway crystalizes when simplicity merges with discovery—and that’s what you’ll find when wandering around towns in developing vineyard regions.