Okay so we can’t all afford a luxurious get away every year, but as I’ve learned recently, being a Texan has its perks. The state is so big, you can drive 8 hours and be in a completely different region, with new scenery, food and eccentricities to take in. Here are my favorite lil’ spots in Texas to spend a weekend away and experience a new part of Texas.
5. Villa La Casita- Corpus Christi, Texas
This gorgeous little bed and breakfast style villa can be rented out for a couple at a weekend rate of about $225 a night. That’s right, you get the whole villa to yourself. The interior is beautiful and rustic. What a better way to take in Corpus Christi than from your own little hacienda?
4. Lakeway Resort and Spa- Lake Travis outside of Austin, Texas
This little get-away is more than just that– it’s a full service resort with spas, golf courses, marina, and restaurants. It’s a whole new side of Austin, away from city life. Just look at the pool! Divine, right?
3. The Inn on Lake Granbury– Granbury, Texas
My Mother-in Law LOVES this place, and it’s easy to see why. Granbury isn’t exciting, which is why this beautiful bed and breakfast is so relaxing. Every room is swaddled in luxury and of course, romance is heightened by the beautiful surroundings.
2. The Cliffs at Possum Kingdom Lake — Possum Kingdom, Texas
I had the pleasure of staying at this resort a few weeks ago and could not get enough of the gorgeous views overlooking the lake. My husband called Possum Kingdom the Hamptons of North Texas. The homes are incredible on this property, as are the boats docked in the marina. The gold course at The Cliff’s is famed as one of the most difficult in the state. This would also be perfect for a winter get- away as they do have fireplaces in the rooms (as well as big bath tubs!). It’s the little things that make me happy, can you tell?
1. Hotel Galvez and Spa– Galveston, Texas
Hotel Galvez is a stunning resort right on the coast of Galveston Island, just 45 minutes south of Houston. Galveston sometimes gets a bad rap because it’s such an industrial island. However, I would be happy to stay here and soak up all those yummy gulf rays under the palms. Count me in!
What are your favorite places in the state of Texas to stay in?