Cozy Hideaway Amid 20 Acres of Verdant Hills
A secluded dirt road leads to the Serenity Farmhouse Inn's main building, whose peaceful front porch looks out on more than 20 acres of verdant hills populated by wildflowers as well as goats and pigs. The setting has a certain storybook quality that extends to a cluster of cozy cottages decorated with fresh flowers and charming vintage furnishings. Guests enjoy the farm animals, such as a miniature cow and donkey, found grazing in the courtyard.
Each cottage is also outfitted with a spacious, heart-shaped whirlpool tub that makes for a romantic spot to share a box of chocolates or create a giant, heart-shape Jello shot. In the White Willow cottage, willow branches frame a canopy bed trimmed with a vine of florets. Hand-painted furnishings and a stained-glass window enhance the intimate atmosphere. In the Poet's cottage, an old-fashioned oil lantern glows near a library stocked with love sonnets.
Come morning, guests enjoy an in-room breakfast that features fresh fruit and eggs from local farms. Later, massage therapist Sherry Elkin can reinvigorate muscles with a couples massage infused with aromatic oils. With this Getaway, lodgers receive a mint and ginger facial gratis with any massage treatment.
Wimberley, Texas: Artisans and Vineyards in Hill Country
Situated in Texas Hill Country between Austin and San Antonio, the village of Wimberley presents a picture of peaceful rusticity where Cypress Creek meets the Blanco River. The latter is a popular spot for kayaking and fishing. A number of farms, ranches, and wineries are scattered across the area's rolling hills. The town's many art galleries and craft boutiques showcase the work of local artisans, and area growers ply their fresh wares at the farmers' markets. Downtown Wimberley's most beloved attraction may be the Corral Theatre, which invites movie-goers to outdoor screenings held throughout the summer.
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