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Where to Stay Among the Texas Wildflowers

March 15, 2024 | By June Naylor

The only downside to wildflower wandering is leaving the blooms behind. Why not build some overnights into your springtime jaunt and hunker down into cozy digs amid seas of bluebonnets, Indian blankets, and Mexican hats?

Texas Treehouse Retreats Bring Guests Closer to Nature

February 21, 2024 | By Sarah Thurmond

Your Guide on Where to Stay in Texas

January 2, 2024 | By

Getaway in Plainview, Where West Texas Meets the Panhandle

October 24, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

Get a Taste of the Cowboy Life at a Texas Dude Ranch

October 27, 2022 | By Clayton Maxwell

The Trost Trail Offers a Look at West Texas’ Gorgeously Crafted Hotels

June 29, 2022 | By Melissa Gaskill

Two Ways to Expand Your Horizons on Texas’ Private Lands

November 26, 2020 | By Clayton Maxwell

A Former 1920s Schoolhouse Offers Chic Accommodations Near the San Marcos River

November 27, 2019 | By Jen Hamilton Hernandez

5 Remote Retreats in Texas

October 31, 2019 | By

Whether your idea of getting away includes four-star meals or a retro camper in a dense forest, these five escapes promise serenity and seclusion

Spend the Night in One of These 4 Converted Train Cars

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.

The Inn at Lake Granbury Offers a Tranquil Waterfront Getaway

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.

Luxury Treehouse Resort Opens in Utopia

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.

Find Everything from Fishing Tackle to Live Blues Music and Guest Cabins at the Bend General Store

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.

Bryan-College Station Ups Its Lodging Game with Three New Boutique Hotels

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.

3 North Texas Getaways—With Wine!

November 12, 2017 | By

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.

Glamp in a Luxury Safari Tent Near Weatherford

October 15, 2017 | By June Naylor

The ideal getaway experience doesn’t always involve traveling long distances to an elaborate resort, as I rediscover on a recent trip less than an hour from home.

Retro Retreats

April 15, 2015 | By Kathryn Jones

Tired from a long day of driving, we pulled up to the Antelope Lodge in Alpine and were transported into a 1940s-period postcard.

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