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The Texas Hill Country encompasses over 14,000 square miles of music, rolling hills, spring-fed rivers and dude ranches. The Texas Hill Country’s diversity ensures that tourists can find virtually anything they want including lodging and vacation rentals. Close your eyes and imagine crystal clear streams a huge oak and cedar trees showered over the hills. In the spring, roadsides and open fields bloom with pride showing their wildflowers from the state flower of Texas – the bluebonnets – to the Indian Paint Brushes and many, many more. Fall brings bright reds, oranges and yellows as leaves start to fall and announce the start of a new season. Summer is the time to tube down the river or boat on the many lakes or trying out some of the best barbecue you will find. Winter is mild with a brisk cool air, and Christmas is a whole season to itself – with the multitude of cities showcasing their lights throughout their charming towns. The Texas Hill Country residents have been known to greet their visitors with a friendly “Howdy ya’ll”. It’s a slice of heaven with breathtaking beauty and a relaxing atmosphere. You know how they say Texas is a whole other country? Well, the Hill Country is a whole other state. Five million visitors are welcomed into this state annually. Other wonderful sights include the abundant wildlife such as the white tailed deer, armadillos and array of birds making their homes in the hills offers a unique glimpse to nature.
Texas is becoming more and more well known for their wine production and local wineries helping Texas become fifth on the nation’s list of top wine producers include Becker Vineyards, Comfort Cellars Winery, Fredericksburg Winery and Grape Creek Vineyards with their lists of many awards. The Texas wineries in the Hill Country have a large choice of wines to offer. Other popular wineries in the area include Bell Mountain Vineyards, Oberhof Winery, Woodrose Winery and Torre Di Pietra Winery. These Texas Wineries host tasting of newly released wines during the year along with wine and food pairings, seminars, demonstrations and tours. Come and meet the vintners as you tour and taste. Dates of Trail Events may include February – Wine Lover’s Trails, April – Wine & Wildflower Trail, August – Harvest Wine Trail, October – Texas Wine Month Passport Trail and December – Holiday Wine Trail. For more information about these events call 1-866-621-9463 or check the websitewww.texaswinetrail.com. After sampling some wonderful wine from the local vineyards check out some of our Fredericksburg Texas shops to find a keepsake to take home.
While making your plans to visit a local winery, choose from our variety of Hill Country lodging options including Fredericksburg, Comfort, Kerrville, and Hunt.
Bell Mountain/Oberhellmann Vinyards - 830-685-3297; 14 miles N on TX 16
Becker Vineyards - 830-644-2681; 10 miles east of Fredericksburg off Hwy. 290 on Jenschke Ln.
Fredericksburg Winery - 830-990-8747; 247 W. Main Street
Chisholm Trail Winery - 830-990-2675; Hwy. 290 W. 9 miles left to 2367 Usener Road
Gillespie County produces 40% of all the peaches grown in the state of Texas. Roadside stands line man of the roads leading into Fredericksburg with major concentration along Hwy 290 between Fredericksburg and Stonewall. The peach season runs from mid-May through the first week of August in a normal year. Several orchards offer pick-your-own. The Hill Country Fruit Council produces a listing of its members in a brochure entitled Fredericksburg-Stonewall Peaches, which is on their website www.texaspeaches.com
We know that although you’re looking forward to some rest and relaxation in the comfort of your room or vacation rental, you also may want to venture out a bit and see what the surrounding area has to offer. The Fredericksburg area provides a variety of fun, entertaining activities for the whole family to enjoy. From outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and golf to fun shops and spas around town, we’re sure you’ll find a variety of things to keep you busy while you enjoy Fredericksburg.
- Hill Country Golf – What better way to enjoy the beauty of Fredericksburg while playing a round of golf?
- Texas Hiking & Cycling – From rock climbing to picnicking, the Fredericksburg area offers outdoor activities for all ages and ability levels. Be sure to check out Enchanted Rock, it’s one of our favorites!
- Shopping in Fredricksburg – Offering everything from unique boutiques to art galleries and antiques, you’re sure to find the perfect little something to take home with you to remember your vacation!
- Spa Services – Relax and unwind in one of our amazing day spas, or call and order a massage from the comfort of your room.
- Biking – Miles upon miles of trails throughout rolling hills and gorgeous scenery. A cyclist’s dream!