Find Hill Country Adventures, Wineries and Museums
The Texas Hill Country is surprisingly alive with entertaining choices. You’ll find history, natural beauty, great shopping, great dining, wineries, breweries, whisky tasting, and more. We’re near to so many fun day trips and attractions offering fascinating day trips, should you want to leave the resort grounds at all. Our resort staff can help you find your next adventure… or discover your own favorite from the many choices below:
This quaint historic town joyfully reflects its heritage as a 1800’s German settlement with quirky shops, art galleries, and Texan styling. A wide selection of dining and beverages to enjoy or take home plus historic exhibits and a variety of events are there to make memories.
Be sure to visit the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Office Visitor Center: 302 E Austin St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Local History & Museums
Texas History is Alive in The Hill CountryFredericksburg’s history begins with the 1846 German settlement of emigrant farmers. The quaint downtown main street still reflects this character in architecture, old churches & historic buildings. Visit Fredericksburg Pioneer Museum to learn the story of the hardships overcome to establish a thriving community and available tours. National Museum of the Pacific War is a visible presence on the streets of Fredericksburg down by the Visitor Center, including large Navy ship exhibits. The museum celebrates the heritage of native son Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, who was a hero of World War II and the United States Pacific Fleet. Visit the downtown Nimitz statue for a photo op! Another local historic figure is President Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States who was born in Gillespie County. Just 20 minutes from Fredericksburg in Stonewall, Texas are the Lyndon Baynes Johnson State Park and also a National Park which offers a visitor center and a living history farm, walking trails, as well as live American Bison and Texas Longhorn cattle. Click For More: https://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/things-to-do/museums-history/ https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson
Wine in the Hill Country
Texas Hill Country Wine RegionThe region is growing a National reputation as a reputable wine region. Since the late 1990’s the Texas Hill Country Wine region has experienced rapid growth in the number of wineries. Some travel writers have described the Hill Country Wine region as the “Napa Valley of Texas”. Many of the local wineries offer tastings and tours, as well as events ranging from casual to fancy! Local events in Fredericksburg and the area celebrate our wines, including the spring Wine & Wildflowers Journey and the Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest in October. For more information on the local wines and tours visit these links:
Breweries & Distilleries
Hill Country Whisky TrailAnother tasty feature of the Texas Hill Country is the numerous specialty breweries of beer and spirits. Downtown Fredericksburg offers a number of local libations.
Click for more: https://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com/things-to-do/breweries/
Make a special trip to travel the Hill Country Whisky Trail, then relax by our soothing ponds to enjoy a sunset in quiet natural surroundings. Click here for directions: https://texaswhiskeytrail.com
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Enchanted Rock Day Trip
One of the most dramatic natural features of The Hill Country is a 425 ft high monolithic pink granite stone—the centerpiece of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. The park grounds offer 11 miles of hiking trails and picnic areas. (A fee is charged for day use, reservations are recommended). Click HERE for more information The mysterious name is said to derive from local Indian lore, suggesting that the ghosts of warriors, Indian Princes, or the spirit of a chief haunt the rock.