Gruene

  • Inn of the Hills Hotel & Conference Center

    1001 Junction Hwy
    Kerrville

    Welcome to The Inn of the Hills A Full-Service Hotel The historic Inn of the Hills Hotel & Conference Center, in the heart of the Hill Country, proves to be the perfect destination for business or pleasure. Opened in the 1960s as a lodge, the Inn over the years has evolved into... Read More >>

  • Silver Spur Guest Ranch

    9266 Bandera Creek Road
    Bandera

    Want to escape to a relaxing place that you’ll always remember? Then take a trip out to one of the finest dude ranches in Bandera, Texas: The Silver Spur Guest ranch. This historic ranch is the perfect place to trade your tie for a red bandana, your skirt for blue jeans, and your worries for the p... Read More >>

  • Buffalo Creek Ranch Cottages

    5108 S Hwy 16 Fredericksburg
    TX 78624

    Immediately after you arrive at the front gate to Buffalo Creek Ranch, you will sense that the world as you knew it will soon diminish right before your eyes. The main entrance escorts individuals alongside the main residence for the resort and leads you directly to the front door of your guest hous... Read More >>

  • Log Beds & Texas Tiny Cabins

    14150 Hwy. 16 N
    Medina

    Welcome to Log Beds In the Heart of the Hill Country, we've been manufacturing for 20 years. Designing and developing the best choices for rustic decor for your home or tiny Texas cabin! Come take a stroll through the Hill Country and visit our cabins and furniture and decor showroom. Log Beds is ... Read More >>

  • Peggy’s on the Green

    128 West Blanco Road
    Boerne

    A CHEF MARK BOHANAN RESTAURANT Lounge on the broad, breezy wraparound porch, cocktail in hand. Step into a lovingly restored 19th century dining room to savor contemporary interpretations of Southern heritage foods and classic American dishes. Sit down to a familiar, casual, satisfying menu influen... Read More >>

  • Fredericksburg Theater Company

    1668 S. US Hwy 87
    Fredericksburg

    For 20 years the Fredericksburg Theater Company has presented the finest musicals, comedies and dramas in the Texas Hill Country. Some past production include Les Miserables, Oklahoma, Evita, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver! and more! The theater offers 7 mainstage productions a year as well as a nu... Read More >>

  • Guadalupe River Houses

    777 Cloud Ln
    New Braunfels

    "Out of the Ordinary Vacation Properties" Water Front Properties, Guadalupe River/Lake Dunlap, Historic New Braunfels & Gruene Historic District Guadalupe River Houses strives to provide our guests with friendly and exceptional lodging while you visit New Braunfels, Texas. Each house has a u... Read More >>

  • Lighthouse Hill Ranch

    787 Mountain Top Rd.
    Johnson City

    Welcome to Your Perfect Getaway Lighthouse Hill Ranch is situated in the beautiful Texas Hill Country on over 2,001 acres. It's your own private park to enjoy. About the Ranch Lighthouse Hill Ranch is situated in the beautiful Texas Hill Country on over 2,001 acres. It's your own private p... Read More >>

  • Creekhaven Inn

    400 Mill Race Lane
    Wimberley TX 76876

      Texas Hill Country elegance is yours at this romantic waterfront lodging facility, lush in natural setting, exquisite décor and gracious hospitality. Nestled on the banks of the Cypress Creek just downstream from “Blue Hole,” and within walking distance of the Wimberley Village Square... Read More >>

  • The Marquardt Ranch

    238 Marquardt Road
    Boerne

    Exquisite events. Exceptional purpose. Many people ask me where in the world I came up with the idea for a wedding venue. The idea evolved from the combination of several ideas to serve several purposes. This ranch has been in my family for over 100 years as a working ranch. Making a living so... Read More >>

  • TJ’s at the Old Forge

    807 Main Street
    Bandera

    WELCOME TO TJ'S Located in downtown Bandera, TJ’s @ The Old Forge is located in one of the most beautiful buildings in the Texas Hill Country. Our 5,400 square foot, two story building has a lot of memories of times gone by. As a Bandera Texas Restaurant our aim is to keep creating more memorie... Read More >>

  • The Grill at Leon Springs

    24116 IH-10 West
    Exit 551

    WELCOME TO THE GRILL AT LEON SPRINGS! Mission Statement: A restaurant is not a business but a way of life. When you come to the Grill, you are coming to our home and will treated as honored guests by all Grill ambassadors. Welcome to the Grill at Leon Springs - a one-of-a-kind creative dining an... Read More >>

  • Gruene has been recognized by the Texas travel industry as a premiere attraction for visitors.

    Gruene is pronounced “green”.

    Once a very significant cotton producing community, Gruene is now listed among the Historic Places in the National Register. Now supported largely by tourism, it lies entirely within the city of New Braunfels along the Guadalupe River.

    The history of this town goes back to the year 1872. A German American of the first generation, Heinrich D. Gruene, a farmer, bought six thousand acres of farmland along the Guadalupe River, 3 miles north of New Braunfels. He planted cotton and built his house. This was quickly followed by the establishment of a town called Goodwin, leading to a flourishing community that was bustling with farming and commercial activity.

    By the 1900, this town had become a thriving banking, shipping and ginning center for cotton farming. However, in the 1920s, there was a boll weevil blight outbreak which decimated the town. Then cane the the great depression. By 1930, the total population was only 75. It was even bypassed by the post World War II highway construction, making it a virtual ghost town.

    In the early 70s, there was an effort to restore the area’s structures. These included the old mercantile store and the Gruene Hall. This restoration effort continued on through the 1980s and still goes on today making Gruene a thriving tourism center. Many structures from the old days still exist and these form the core attractions.

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    Among the most popular places is the Victorian-style edifice that is the Gruene Family Home of 1872. It operates as the Gruene Mansion Inn. There is also the renovated historic water tower that now has shops, restaurants and a wine tasting room.

    This town is famous for its richness in tourist activities. Wine tasting, gives tourists a chance to experience and sample different wines. The Gruene Market Days are another popular attraction. All the products that are sold in the market are made by the vendors themselves. This gives it that exclusive appeal. The market days are held every 3rd full weekend of February through November. One is also held on the first week of December.

    In the Guadalupe River, tourists also get to enjoy a variety of water recreation activities including tubing, canoe trips and rafting. There are also plenty of unique and interesting shops for those enjoying the river.

    There are plenty of places to stay, ranging from quaint bed and breakfast inns, to nearby hotels.

    Conveniently located on the Guadalupe River, technically in New Braunfels, Gruene is also just a few minutes drive down River Road to Canyon Lake. What a great spot for a vacation.

    Hill Country Day Trippin’

    There’s plenty of opportunities for day trips from the Gruene area.

    Enjoy a relaxing drive through the spectacular Texas Hill Country on wide-open roads lined with breath-taking flowers and trees. Relish views only available in the Hill Country. You’ll feel like you’re light years away from a crowded freeway…because you are.

    And, you won’t have to pick up and move. No packing and unpacking. While based in Gruene, you can stay as long as you want and experience an abundance of places to go and things to see and do.

    Here are a couple of the possibilities:

    City/AttractionMilesApproximate Drive TimeClick Below for Directions
    Canyon Lake21 miles31 minDirections
    New Braunfels3 miles9 minDirections
    Guadalupe River State Park32 miles43 minDirections
    Boerne43 miles56 minDirections
    San Marcos16 miles25 minDirections
    Wimberley22 miles29 minDirections
    Blanco38 miles45 minDirections
    Johnson City51 miles1 hDirections
    The Alamo (San Antonio)37 miles41 minDirections
    Sea World (San Antonio)49 miles56 minDirections
    Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)41 miles45 minDirections
    River Walk (San Antonio)38 miles43 minDirections
    San Marcos Premium Outlets12 miles17 minDirections
    Tanger Outlets San Marcos11 miles16 minDirections
    Texas State Capitol, Austin47 miles48 minDirections
    Source: Google Maps

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