The Crystal River Inn is a charming 1883 Victorian inn and garden complex that offers a romantic escape in the heart of Texas Hill Country. The cozy bed and breakfast features 12 beautifully appointed guest rooms situated in three buildings surrounded by exquisite gardens with fountains, roses, and ancient shady trees.

Designer guest rooms have sumptuous décor and antique furnishings, canopied beds with luxurious linens, fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms with claw-foot tubs and showers, and modern in-room conveniences. A delicious gourmet breakfast is served in the formal dining room every morning and includes signature dishes such as Bananas Foster crepes and Eggs Benedict, and other guest services include horse-drawn carriage rides and fun-themed getaway packages. Additional facilities at the Inn include a fully-stocked library and a full-service garden bar, along with in-room spa services and the Crystal River Inn is located in San Marcos and is within a short walk from the LBJ Museum of San Marcos and the San Marcos Outlet Malls.

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Guest Accommodations

The Crystal River Inn features designer accommodations ranging from beautifully appointed guest rooms to designer suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. All accommodations have plush king or queen-size pillow-top beds dressed in luxurious linens, down comforters, and comfy pillows and en-suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi tub/shower combinations, pedestal vanities, large make mirrors, plush towels and bathrobes, and organic bath products. Spacious sitting areas have high ceilings, comfortable sofas, and armchairs, antique furnishings, wood-burning fireplaces, and modern in-room amenities include flat-screen televisions with cable channels and DVD players, mini-fridges, Keurig coffee makers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and complimentary wireless Internet.

Guest rooms and suites are decorated in soft pastel tones to create lush, elegant ambiances and feature tall windows with gorgeous drapes, designer bed linens, overstuffed armchairs with plush pillows, antique armoires, dressers, work desks and chairs, and walk-in closets. En-suite bathrooms have walk-in showers, antique clawfoot tubs or double Jacuzzi tubs, or old-fashioned claw-footed tubs with showers, and all rooms and suites offer beautiful views over the gardens.


A hearty, continental breakfast is served every morning in the dining room and includes freshly baked bread and pastries, homemade muffins, seasonal fruit, cereals and yogurt, and freshly brewed coffee, tea, and juices. Guests can enjoy handcrafted margaritas and other signature cocktails and drinks in the evenings while enjoying a game of bocce or relaxing beneath the trees.

Amenities and Recreation

The Crystal River Inn features an array of amenities, facilities, and guest services, including various communal areas in which to relax, a fully-stocked library and a full-service garden bar, and a selection of in-room spa services. A hearty, continental breakfast is served every morning in the dining room, and handcrafted cocktails and other libations can be enjoyed in the evenings.

The Crystal River Inn is located in San Marcos and is a short walk or drive from several attractions and activities in the surrounding area. Activities include shopping at the San Marcos Outlet Malls, walking along the river in San Antonio, antique shopping in Wimberley, picnicking upon the Devil's Backbone, and wine tasting at one of the many wineries in the area. The Crystal River Inn also offers corporate retreats, horseback riding, birding, wine tasting, and river trips, along with candlelight cave tours and wildflower expeditions.

Weddings & Events

The Crystal River Inn can be hired for a variety of events from small and large weddings to corporate gatherings and business meetings. Beautiful indoor-outdoor venues at the Inn include the rose gardens and fountains, the brick-floored courtyard, and the elegant dining and living areas, which can be decorated according to guest’s needs. Additional guest services include catering and culinary services, décor, tableware, china, and silverware, and professional event management services.

Local Attractions

The Crystal River Inn offers fun themed getaways, including spa packages, romantic escapes, and the ever-popular mystery weekends. There are a plethora of things to see and do in the area, including sunset picnics upon the Devil's Backbone, world-class shopping at Wimberley, wine tasting, horseback riding, and candlelight cave tours.

326 W Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666, Phone: 512-396-3739

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