Unique Christmas Gift Idea: Texas Hill Country Weekend Getaway

For Christmas, why not give a unique gift this year? Forget the Best Christmas Gift lists that suggest 100+, 227, or even 500+ gifts. You can choose something more memorable than a smart scale, table top fire pit, or beehive coil candle –a weekend getaway together in the Texas Hill Country.

Southern Living’s 16 Adventures in Texas’ Hidden Hill Country suggests “unexpected gems of Texas” to explore – “rivers that wind through stands of bald cypress trees, shimmering lakes cupped in limestone canyons, and rustic German towns…” You can take in Hill Country vistas on scenic drives, dance to live music, eat your fill of barbecue, kayak along a river, explore a cavern, hike to a waterfall or hilltop, watch a sunset from Enchanted Rock, and stargaze into the dark night sky. There are miles of wildflowers to see in the spring, lavender fields in May, peaches and berries to pick in summer, plus apples, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes in the fall. Over 50 vineyards and wineries dot the Texas Wine Trail, and there are Hill Country festivals throughout the year.

brown gift box beside stainless steel votive candle with out of focus christmas tree with white lights behindLlano is a great central location for your getaway gift. It’s near lots of these things to see and do, and Mustard Seed Bed and Breakfast on the Llano is the perfect place to stay. The vintage farmhouse offers just three unique private guest rooms, all with the modern amenities of home. Outdoors, there’s a hot tub and fire pit area. Each guest room has a king-size bed with luxurious linens, private bath, patio, and kitchenette. It’s stocked with everything you need for breakfasts for two – fruit, cereals, breakfast pastries, juice, milk, and coffee. Dinner at the B&B is available with 48 hours’ advance notice.

The bed and breakfast is just one block from downtown Llano, where you’ll find unusual shops, galleries, restaurants, wine bar, coffee bar, and the historic Lantex Theatre. Llano hosts special events almost every month of the year –  LEAF: Llano Earth Art Festival and @LAST Llano Art Studio Tour in March, Fiddle Fest. Llano River Chuck Wagon Weekend, and Llano Crawfish Open in April. In the summer, there’s Llano Open Pro Rodeo and Parade in June, Rock’N RiverFest with the best fireworks in the Hill Country in July. Fall brings the Llano River Pumpkin Float ,Wild West Weekend and Western Trappings art exhibition in October, Starry Starry Nights holiday lights in November and December and even a December Snow Day.  

Memories are some of the best, unique, and lasting gifts you can give this holiday season. The elves at Mustard Seed B&B will be happy to help you wrap up the special gift of a getaway vacation to the Texas Hill Country in 2020. There’s no need to fight crowds, stand in line, or look at hundreds of gift suggestions on the internet – your shopping is completed with a phone call to 325-287-0098 or visit to our website to make a reservation! Happy Holidays!

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