#1. Most Romantic
The Austin Street Retreat
#2. Spacious and Secluded
Settlers Crossing. www.settlerscrossing.com
I love the Heinrich House, Pioneer Cabin, and (if it is a cozy time for two) the Indiana Cabin (it's tiny but it has a double fireplace that is so romantic!) . This beautiful place is on about 22 acres outside of town (just up the road from Luckenbach--so be sure to check out the music there!). You'll have an entire house to yourselves. I could live here forever! Sheep graze nearby, a donkey wanders down the path, birds sing. Life is good!
You've got to see this amazing place!
#3. The Trois Estate at Enchanted Rock. www.troisestate.net
is an entire Santa Fe-style village with an enchanting mystique all its
own. Men love this place. Everyone does. And their restaurant, called
Troisi's, is great, too.
But don't leave without getting a massage at the spa--their masseuse is the best. Your guy will get a bang out of the cap gun museum, too, and you'll both love the underground grotto swimming pool. Want to get "hitched"? There's even a wedding chapel, and one of the owners is not only a great chef who can make the wedding supper, she's also a licensed minister who can perform the marriage ceremony!
#4. This one will start your man's engines.
The Hangar Hotel. www.hangarhotel.com
charm and sleek interiors, this airport-side hotel is always a favorite
with the guys but classy enough that you'll love it too. And what a
great piano bar! With its retro good looks and bright shiny new
everything, this place has a classic cinema-style look that will make
you swoon. The diner is darling, as well. The interiors are very
"Restoration Hardware" with 1940s Film Noir touches to it all. It's not
far from downtown. Catch the last flight out this weekend and land in
the lap of luxury at the Hangar Hotel.
#5. Best-kept tiny special secret place near town.
Allen's Cabin. This little hideaway for two is near town but you feel as though you're out in the country--even though the owners live next door. Charming, sweet, private, perfect for two, this place is for you this Valentines Day. Rustic looking with modern touches, the three room cabin has everything you need for a romantic stay. The owners bring freshly baked breakfast goodies to your doorfrom downtown bakeries for a really special treat. The tub in this place is divine. And did I mention the stillness and the starlight?
Heart of Texas B&B www.fredericksburg-lodging.com/deep-in/
If you need a much larger place to stay (because Granny and the kids insist on coming along) this is the best and biggest B&B and is a great value for your travel dollar. Seven miles outside of town, you'll get away from it all together and be glad you found this delightful inn. It's a 2,000-square foot house in the country. If you don't want to bring the whole clan, you can have the house to yourselves and sit on the porch and watch the sunsets with your sweetheart deep in the heart of Texas. What a great place to spend Valentine's Day!
Where to eat? Enjoy great German fare at Der Lindenbaum!
This old stone building on the main street in town has a warm, glowy feel at night. If you can manage to eat their fabulous schnitzels and and that great cucumber salad and still have room for dessert, try their carrot cake. It's der Lindenbaum-delicious.
What's coming up? The Lavendar Trail! Check out the lavendar stores in town, too.
And don't forget to take your guy to Lincoln Street for olives, cheeses, wine and cigars. Sit by a roaring fire outside or get a cozy corner table and pretend its your first date.