Romantic Hideaway amid Vineyards and 20 Acres of Verdant Hills
A secluded road leads to Serenity Farmhouse Inn’s main building, where the front porch looks out on more than 20 acres of hills dotted with wildflowers. The pastoral setting in Texas Hill Country has a storybook quality that extends to the cottages, which are decorated with fresh flowers and vintage furnishings. Gabriella’s Garden Hut is an extraspacious guesthouse flooded with natural light. In the courtyard, you might see a small cow, a donkey, or other farm animals grazing. It’s a charming setting for a romantic getaway. With this Getaway, you’ll get a romance package that includes an appetizer at a local bistro and a bath tray with homemade soap and bath salts. Some options also include wine glasses, samples of local wines, and a Sunday champagne breakfast, making this couples retreat an even better gift.
Each cottage is outfitted with a large whirlpool tub. In the White Willow unit, willow branches frame a four-poster bed trimmed with vines and florets. Hand-painted furnishings enhance the intimate atmosphere. In the Poet’s cottage, a lamp casts a glow on a heart-shaped wreath framed by reclaimed wood. In the morning, enjoy an in-room breakfast that features fresh fruit and eggs from local farms. You can also indulge in a couples massage infused with aromatic oils.
Wimberley, Texas: Artisan Boutiques 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 rolling hills that gave the region its name. 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.
A picturesque region of rolling hills and valleys covered in bluebonnets, Texas Hill Country has been compared to the landscape of Tuscany by the New York Times. Urbanites often escape here for the weekend to enjoy the slower pace and beat the heat—the region’s slightly higher elevation means it’s often less humid.