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There are many bed & breakfast establishments to choose from, each offering something a little different. In Dripping Springs, visitors will find Mt. Gainor Inn, which is located only 15 minutes from five wineries; Hillside Acres Retreat, offering six elegant cabins and a one bedroom guest house all fully furnished and ultra-comfortable; and Camp Lucy Cottages, offering delicious breakfast and plush, comfortable rooms. In Wimberley, travelers can choose have a look at All Wimberley Lodging, which offers a reservation service and has access to cozy, romantic cottages, homey bed and breakfasts, and stunning vacation homes on the river.
Blair House Inn is also located in Wimberley and boasts 12 rooms/suites plus an art gallery and cooking school. Guests can also indulge in spa services. If heading to Fredericksburg, visitors and stay over at The Back Forty of Fredericksburg which is the perfect place to call home base while touring the Trail. It is located within easy distance to many of the Fredericksburg wineries and vineyards. Guests stay in their own private cottage and can enjoy spa services as well as the nearby creek for beautiful views or to try their luck at fishing. Cotton Gin Village is another option, which resembles an 1870's log cabin village complete with waterfalls, limestone walls and surrounding gardens.
A combination winery and bed and breakfast option, as previously mentioned is Messina Hof Hill Country, with four themed, private retreats to choose from. Gasteus Schmidt is an alternative to finding accommodations on your own in Fredericksburg. They are a reservation service with over 125 options of top notch accommodations available in their pool of lodging choices. They have special packages available for those looking to tour the Texas wine trail, as well as trip planning assistance with transportation and other ideas for romance or spa trips. Gift certificates are available through their website for anyone wishing to give the gift of travel.
If you prefer a hotel, there are a couple of options available along the Trail. Fredericksburg Inn & Suites offers guests a relaxing, yet very elegant atmosphere on their five acre property. They are located along Barons Creek, giving guests a feeling of seclusion and tranquility without being too far from downtown. They feature 94 guestrooms and nine suites to choose from, plus two pools and a large outdoor hot tub.
Horseshoe Bay Resort is another hotel option, located in Horseshoe Bay and providing guests with true luxurious comfort. On-site, guests will love the 72 holes of golf, the full service spa and salon, a marina, tennis courts and dining by the waterfront. There are over 380 guestrooms as well as waterfront condos and tower suites. There are endless activities to enjoy at the resort as well, whenever travelers are not exploring the wine country trail. Guests will be staying in ultra-luxury at the Horseshoe Bay Resort.
Depending upon each traveler's wishes and preferences, there are accommodations to suit every taste and budget. The website, texaswinetrail.com is a wonderful resource for available lodging options, as well as descriptions of each type of accommodation. Visitors can reserve at one or a few different accommodations to explore the entire Trail. Texas wine country will not leave any visitor disappointed.
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