A secluded road leads to Serenity Farmhouse Inn's main building, whose front porch looks out on more than 20 acres of hills populated by wildflowers as well as goats and pigs. The pastoral setting has a certain storybook quality that extends to a cluster of cottages decorated with fresh flowers and vintage furnishings. Farm animals, including a miniature cow and donkey, can be found grazing in the courtyard.
Each cottage is outfitted with a spacious heart-shaped whirlpool tub, an ideal spot for enjoying two complimentary glasses of wine. You can sprinkle the included rose petals in the water for a fragrant boost. In the White Willow cottage, willow branches frame a canopy bed trimmed with vines 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, you can enjoy an in-room breakfast that features fresh fruit and eggs from local farms. If you purchase the romance package add-on, you’ll also receive champagne with breakfast each morning, a Mediterranean hors d’oeuvres picnic basket, bistro appetizers, and fresh flowers in your cottage upon arrival.
Later, you can embark on a wine-tasting tour of up to 27 local vineyards, all located within an hour’s drive of Serenity Farmhouse Inn. Alternatively, pay a visit to massage therapist Sherry Elkin, who can reinvigorate muscles with 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 also 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.
Stay for two in a cottage with breakfast, rose petals, wine, and a wine-tasting tour
Option 1: $199 for a two-night stay, valid for check-in Monday–Wednesday and stays Monday–Thursday (up to a $488 value)
Option 2: $299 for a two-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday and stays Sunday–Thursday; also includes a Mediterranean hors d’oeuvres picnic basket, champagne, appetizers, and a bouquet of fresh flowers (up to a $579 value)
Option 3: $399 for a two-night stay, valid for check-in Friday and stays Friday–Saturday (up to a $609 value)