Texas Hill Country

The Most Underrated Hill Country Destination: Hunt, Texas

By Mary Cate Long | November 20, 2020 | Comments Off on The Most Underrated Hill Country Destination: Hunt, Texas

A few weekends ago, I made the five-hour drive with my family to stay at a ranch house in the town of Hunt in the Texas Hill Country. It’s a small unincorporated community nestled at the intersection of the North and South forks of the Guadalupe River. I’ll be honest – I wasn’t expecting much […]

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Southern Living Neighborhood Opening For Lot Selection Soon In Friedën, Texas

By Amy Puchaty | May 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Southern Living Neighborhood Opening For Lot Selection Soon In Friedën, Texas

This is BIG! Southern Living just announced that it is bringing the world to Texas. Friedën, Texas, that is! The charming Hill Country town is the newest Southern Living Inspired Community and the very first in Texas to be included in the prestigious program. Friedën joins an elite group of only 14 communities – ranging from the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, […]

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Revel in Rosé at the Texas Wine Revolution at Horseshoe Bay (and Maybe Shop a Shelter, Too!)

By valeriejarvie | April 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Revel in Rosé at the Texas Wine Revolution at Horseshoe Bay (and Maybe Shop a Shelter, Too!)

Hankering for an excuse for a bluebonnet-studded road trip to the Hill Country? Horseshoe Bay Resort will be the setting of the third annual Texas Wine Revolution, a festival showcasing the beauty of Texas-grown wines and this year, specifically 100 percent Texas grown rosé wines. Winemakers from William Chris, Becker Vineyards, Brennan Vineyards, Kierpersol, McPherson Cellars, […]

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Fredericksburg Bed and Breakfast Combines Historical Shelter with New Construction

By Bethany Erickson | February 24, 2018 | 1 Comment

The bones of the Baer Barn B&B in Fredericksburg are steeped in history — the original structure was built in 1860. But this historical shelter has seen a little bit of new construction and a great deal of upgrading, making it a seamless combination of old and new. The home sits on 4.81 acres of […]

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Part of LBJ’s Hill Country Retreat Up for Grabs

By Bethany Erickson | January 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Part of LBJ’s Hill Country Retreat Up for Grabs

Just a week after becoming president, Lyndon Baines Johnson picked up a ranch in Blanco County — Johnson City, to be exact — as a hideaway where he could relax a bit. And when he announced he wouldn’t be running for re-election in 1968, it was his 800-acre spread that he retreated to, giving staffers […]

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Historical Farmhouse in Fredericksburg Has Both Charm and Convenience

By Bethany Erickson | November 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Historical Farmhouse in Fredericksburg Has Both Charm and Convenience

It’s no secret that we at Second Shelters have a soft spot for the Texas Hill Country — with its wide open spaces, the beautiful scenery, and the plethora of wineries that dot the landscape, it’s hard to find something you don’t like about Fredericksburg. This week’s historical shelter is a perfect second home for […]

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