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 and farm animals. The pastoral setting in Texas Hill Country has a storybook quality that extends to the cottages and guesthouse, which are decorated with fresh flowers and vintage furnishings. Here, you might see a small cow, a donkey, or other farm animals grazing in the courtyard. It’s a charming setting for a romantic getaway—opt for this deal's luxury package to enjoy hors d'oeuvres at a local bistro as well as wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and other goodies. The treat package comes with winter-friendly snacks including peppermint schnapps and cookies.
Gabriella's Garden Hut is the largest of the inn's lodgings. It features a spacious kitchen with stainless-steel appliances as well as a fireplace and a huge bathroom with a whirlpool tub big enough for two. Each cottage is also outfitted with a large whirlpool tub. In the White Willow cottage, willow branches frame a canopy bed trimmed with vines and 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.
In the morning, enjoy an in-room breakfast that features fresh fruit and eggs from local farms. Pay a visit to massage therapist Sherry Elkin for a couples massage infused with aromatic oils.
Wimberley, Texas: Artisan Boutiques and Vineyards in Hill Country
Located 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.
A picturesque region of rolling hills and valleys, Texas Hill Country has been compared to a Tuscan landscape by the New York Times. Urbanites often escape here for the weekend to enjoy the slower pace and mild temperatures.