Romantic Hideaway Close to Texas Hill Country Vineyards
A secluded road leads to Serenity Farmhouse Inn’s main building, where the front porch overlooks more than 20 acres of hills dotted with wildflowers. The pastoral setting in Texas Hill Country has a storybook quality that extends to the property’s cottages, which are decorated with fresh flowers and vintage furnishings. Gabriella’s Garden Hut is an extra-spacious guesthouse flooded with natural light.
The inn is a great choice for a romantic getaway, and the add-ons don’t hurt either. All options include an appetizer at Wimberley Bistro and a $50 credit toward a Taste of the Hills wine tour. For four hours, you’ll be driven through Hill Country in a custom limo coach, making stops at unique, award-winning wineries. Two of this Groupon’s options also come with two wine glasses, seven wine samples, and a tray of upgraded bath products.
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 featuring 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.