San Marcos

  • River Rim Resort

    1204 CR 350 Concan
    TX 78838

    River Rim Resort is a hidden treasure in the Texas Hill Country sitting on five beautiful acres over-looking the pristine Frio River. Located at 1204 CR 350 between Concan and Garner State Park, the Rim offers visitors exceptional private river access as well as a picturesque swimming pool ... Read More >>

  • Son’s Island at Lake Placid

    110 Lee St
    Seguin

    ABOUT SON'S ISLAND AT LAKE PLACID There is nothing better than a relaxing and fun filled day on the lake! Whether you are looking for something to do on your vacation or a quick “day-cation” getaway, you and your friends and family will love spending a day on the water at Son’s Island at Lake... Read More >>

  • The Buckhorn Golf Course

    36 FM 473 Comfort
    TX 78013

    The Buckhorn Golf Course Designed by Art Schaupeter, ASGCA, and nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, The Buckhorn Golf Course is one of Foresight Golf’s most loved golf courses. Halfway between Boerne and Kerrville and just off of Interstate 10, The Buckhorn is very convenient to gol... 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 >>

  • Agarita Creek – A Hill Country Ranch Retreat

    968 Braeutigam Road
    Fredericksburg

    Your cabin awaits; on your own 170-acre ranch escape just minutes from Fredericksburg in the heart of the Texas Hill Country (but a world away when you want it to be). A Great Weekday Trip to Fredericksburg; Experience Fredericksburg Like the Locals Do You know, as we talk to our friends in Frede... Read More >>

  • CC Herber Co Real Estate

    145 East Main Street
    Fredericksburg

    Historic Fredericksburg, rich in German culture, is one of the best small towns to live in or retire to in the United States. Located in the scenic Texas Hill Country along the edge of the Pedernales River Valley. Located among rolling hills and gently flowing streams visitors and residents alike ... Read More >>

  • The Alpine Lodge at Inn of the Hills

    1001 Junction Hwy
    Kerrville

    The Center of Kerrville's Dining For 50-years, the landmark Inn of the Hills has been the center of Kerrville’s dining and nightlife. Whether you are looking for casual dining or live Texas music, the Inn has it all! The Alpine Lodge Restaurant and Inn Pub are both accessible from the hotel lobby... Read More >>

  • Mike Starks RE/MAX Town & Country

    116 East Austin Street
    Fredericksburg

    Mike Starks RE/MAX Town & Country If you are looking to buy or sell real estate, it’s best to be well informed and work with a professional who has the experience you need….. My name is Mike Starks. As a Realtor with RE/MAX Town & Country, I believe that Fredericksburg Texas Real Es... Read More >>

  • Rio Bella Resort on the Frio

    3088 Ranch Road 1120
    Rio Frio

    Luxury cabins with private balconies overlooking the Frio. Welcome to the best of the Texas Hill Country. Shhhh! Don't tell anybody about this place!!! ...by far the most beautiful, all around amazing cabin-in-the-woods experience in the Texas Hill Country that I've ever been to, and it is loc... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Mendelbaum Winery Guest Cabins

    East 10279 E. Hwy 290
    Fredericksburg

    The Mendelbaum Winery guest cabins is located on the beautiful bank of Grape Creek, just 9 miles from historic downtown Fredericksburg. The cabins sited on the 290 Road in the middle of the heart of the Wine trail. This serene Guest Cabins features six constructed Rustic cabins perfect for a peac... Read More >>

  • San Marcos truly is in the center of everything. So no matter where you are, you won’t have far to go.

    William Lindsey, Gen. Edward Burleson and Eli T. Merriman founded San Marcos, Texas in 1851. They bought the Juan Vermendi tract of land along the river and laid out the city. Legend says Franciscan Monks paddling up the Guadalupe River discovered a clear river with large springs at its source. The Monks named the river San Marcos because the discovery was made on St. Mark’s Day. The clear, cold San Marcos River rises from mammoth springs. Noted for a profusion of both plant and animal aquatic life, the river is ranked among worlds most fertile. White-tailed deer are numerous in the Hill Country and fishing is enjoyed year-round in the San Marcos River and nearby Blanco River.

    San Marcos is home to the alma mater of Lyndon B. Johnson, Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University). The University campus commands an impressive view of the town.

    Historic downtown, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, features a quaint marketplace with art, gift shops and unique restaurants. In years past, these shops and restaurants on the square were grocery and clothing stores, doctors’ offices and bank buildings. Also in the center of town is the restored Hays County Courthouse.

    The 1867 Charles S. Cock House is featured annually in the Tours of Distinction Event, held the first weekend in May. However, lunch is served in the cottage kitchen on Fridays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. throughout the year. It is located at C.M. Allen Parkway and E. Hopkins St.

    The A. E. Wood State Fish Hatchery focuses on bass, catfish, and paddlefish. It accommodates up to 150 by appointment only. The address is 505 Staples Rd. The phone number is 512-353-0572.

    The Belvin Street Historic District is one of two historic districts in town (the other is the Downtown Historic District). Superb examples of 19th-century homes along the street are shaded by huge live oaks. It is well worth a drive or stroll (it’s only a few blocks long) in the southwest part of town. All homes in this district are private residences. They are not open to the public, except during the Tours of Distinction, which is observed the first weekend in May.

    Twenty three city parks on 225 acres, dot the area. The Children’s Park, also known as Playscape, is a six-acre wooden playground located along the river.

    The San Marcos River Walkway unites five city parks along the picturesque river. It is accented by lush landscaping. There is access from Juan Veramendi Plaza, located at the intersection of C.M. Allen Parkway and Hopkins St.

    There are several scenic drives. R.R. 12 northwest to the junction with R.R. 32 is the winding ridge route called the Devil’s Backbone. It offers exceptional views of Hill Country scenery.

    Water recreation abounds. You can scuba, snorkel, fish, kayak or tube the clear San Marcos River. The water is 72 degrees year-round. The Lions Club Tube Rental and the River Taxi operate on weekends in the spring, and daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day in the San Marcos City Park. Call 512-396-5466 for information.

    San Marcos is the perfect place to stay and play. With an abundance of leisure and recreation activities, this gateway town to the Hill Country offers small-town charm with modern activities. There is a wealth of restaurants to choose from, as well as many exciting entertainment venues. The lively college town atmosphere makes the city a fun place to be any night of the week.

    Hill Country Day Trippin’

    There’s plenty of opportunities for day trips from the San Marcos 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 San Marcos, 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 Lake32 miles50 minDirections
    Gruene16 miles24 minDirections
    Guadalupe River State Park51 miles1 h 4 minDirections
    Boerne68 miles1 h 10 minDirections
    New Braunfels18 miles25 minDirections
    Wimberley14 miles22 minDirections
    Blanco46 miles48 minDirections
    Dripping Springs29 miles40 minDirections
    Johnson City49 miles57 minDirections
    The Alamo (San Antonio)48 miles53 minDirections
    Sea World (San Antonio)61 miles1 hr 3 minDirections
    Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio)53 miles57 minDirections
    River Walk (San Antonio)49 miles53 minDirections
    Texas State Capitol, Austin32 miles36 minDirections
    Source: Google Maps

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