Vagabond's on Pecan & The Tasting House Cottage Guide Book

Sheila
Vagabond's on Pecan & The Tasting House Cottage Guide Book

Wine Tasting

We are pet friendly and have a fun Marketplace w wonderful gift ideas (treat yourself!). See “book before you go” for a link to set up a private wine tasting.
This is our family tasting room and marketplace. Come on by!
Farmhouse Vineyards Wine Tasting Trailer "Tipsy"
304 W Main St
This is our family tasting room and marketplace. Come on by!
Great neighbor!
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Crowson
102 N Ave G
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Great neighbor!
This place is a must see!
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Becker Vineyards
464 Becker Farms Road
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This place is a must see!
Family owned "Kentucky Born, Texas Made" hand crafted moonshine, what's not to love?
Moonshine Ridge Inc
104 East Pecan Drive
Family owned "Kentucky Born, Texas Made" hand crafted moonshine, what's not to love?
Great stop after a day of hiking before heading to Vagabonds. Outdoor seating by the river
Canyon Of The Eagles-Park Store
Great stop after a day of hiking before heading to Vagabonds. Outdoor seating by the river
Great food & wine!
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Hye Market
24 recommandé par les habitants
Great food & wine!
Fun beer garden
TapZ 32
105 US-281
Fun beer garden
The Parlour by Southold Farm + Cellar
109 North Nugent Avenue
Absolute Charm Wine Tours - Fredericksburg Texas Wine Tours
711 W Main St

Sightseeing

The Pedernales River cascades through a steep-walled canyon over 300-million-year-old limestone to create Pedernales Falls. Riverfront property is a great place for a picnic, fishing or to go for a swim! There are also two pavilions for group events. For you hikers, a loop that zigzags 10 miles along the ridges of limestone uplifts, across trickling creeks, and to his an outstanding swimming hole. From the Wolf Mountain parking lot, follow the trail to the first junction and bear right, then left, then right again to connect the South Loop Equestrian Trail to the Juniper Ridge Trail, winding along hilltops above the Bee Creek valley. After five creek crossings, pick up the Wolf Mountain Trail, which will carry you to Bee Creek and a side path veering off into a canyon. You won’t find it on the map, but it leads to a swimming hole fed by a series of cascades. It’s spectacular. Slip from the surrounding rocks to the clear blue waters for a respite from the heat. When you’re ready (or when daylight fades), follow the main trail back to the parking lot. (sic Steven Deborde, Backpacker Magazine)
Pedernales River Nature Park- $$
404 U.S. 281
The Pedernales River cascades through a steep-walled canyon over 300-million-year-old limestone to create Pedernales Falls. Riverfront property is a great place for a picnic, fishing or to go for a swim! There are also two pavilions for group events. For you hikers, a loop that zigzags 10 miles along the ridges of limestone uplifts, across trickling creeks, and to his an outstanding swimming hole. From the Wolf Mountain parking lot, follow the trail to the first junction and bear right, then left, then right again to connect the South Loop Equestrian Trail to the Juniper Ridge Trail, winding along hilltops above the Bee Creek valley. After five creek crossings, pick up the Wolf Mountain Trail, which will carry you to Bee Creek and a side path veering off into a canyon. You won’t find it on the map, but it leads to a swimming hole fed by a series of cascades. It’s spectacular. Slip from the surrounding rocks to the clear blue waters for a respite from the heat. When you’re ready (or when daylight fades), follow the main trail back to the parking lot. (sic Steven Deborde, Backpacker Magazine)
The former Presidents boyhood home
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Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Visitor Center and Park Headquarters
100 E Ladybird Ln
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The former Presidents boyhood home
Chester W. Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg and spent his early childhood years in the house that is now part of the National Museum of the Pacific War complex. He became the commander in chief of the Pacific during World War II and led the U.S. to victory in the Battle of Midway, the most important naval battle in U.S. history. The National Museum of the Pacific War honors him as their local hero but also pays homage, through exhibits, galleries, and gardens, to the many other men and women who were part of the war. Throughout his career, Nimitz was widely regarded as a calm and reliable leader, and he was well-liked and respected by the men and women under his command. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Nimitz was sent to Hawaii as commander in chief and is credited with boosting the morale of the Pacific Fleet. Plan at least 2 to 4 hours to see the Admiral Nimitz Gallery, the George H.W. Bush Gallery, and the Pacific Combat Zone exhibition. This museum is widely regarded as one of the best history museums in the United States. Pro Tip: The Japanese Garden of Peace and outdoor exhibits are all free and open to the public. There’s also the Plaza of Presidents, which honors the past U.S. presidents who served in uniform during World War I The Pacific Combat Zone features a TBM Avenger, PT-309, a scale map of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, the Museum's new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) lab, and the William P. Clements, Jr. Amphitheater's battlefield, the Pacific Combat Zone is an essential component of our educational programming. Through regularly scheduled combat programs, the sights, scenes and smells of a beach-front battlefield come to life. The Museum's Nimitz Education & Research Center's archives hold thousands of manuscripts, documents, photographs, and recorded interviews with Pacific War veterans. The collections are an invaluable resource for historians and students of Pacific War history. (By appointment only.) PLAZA OF PRESIDENTS The Plaza of the Presidents features ten monuments honoring presidents who served during World War II. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman served as Commanders‐in‐Chief. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, James E. Carter, Jr., Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush served in uniform. JAPANESE GARDEN OF PEACE A gift from the people of Japan to the people of the United States (8 May 1976), the Japanese Garden of Peace symbolizes the special friendship between these two countries. The garden is a tribute to Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo, whose leadership and strategic acumen often inspired and influenced Admiral Nimitz. The garden includes a replica of Togo’s study in Japan and also features the elements of a traditional Japanese garden including a fish pond, raked stones, and large rocks. MEMORIAL COURTYARD Honoring the individuals, ships and units who fought in the Pacific Theater. The 19th Century limestone walls that surround this solemn garden now bear plaques that recognize heroic contributions to the war effort in the Pacific. The Veterans’ Walk of Honor winds through the Courtyard, paved by bricks inscribed with additional tributes. Multi-media exhibits, oral histories, and artifacts collected from battlefields and the home front combine with personal letters and photographs to provide an immersive and compelling museum experience. Imagine island hopping with American troops as they fought to ensure the Nation's freedom and battled the enemy for control of the Pacific.
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Nimitz Museum
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Chester W. Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg and spent his early childhood years in the house that is now part of the National Museum of the Pacific War complex. He became the commander in chief of the Pacific during World War II and led the U.S. to victory in the Battle of Midway, the most important naval battle in U.S. history. The National Museum of the Pacific War honors him as their local hero but also pays homage, through exhibits, galleries, and gardens, to the many other men and women who were part of the war. Throughout his career, Nimitz was widely regarded as a calm and reliable leader, and he was well-liked and respected by the men and women under his command. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Nimitz was sent to Hawaii as commander in chief and is credited with boosting the morale of the Pacific Fleet. Plan at least 2 to 4 hours to see the Admiral Nimitz Gallery, the George H.W. Bush Gallery, and the Pacific Combat Zone exhibition. This museum is widely regarded as one of the best history museums in the United States. Pro Tip: The Japanese Garden of Peace and outdoor exhibits are all free and open to the public. There’s also the Plaza of Presidents, which honors the past U.S. presidents who served in uniform during World War I The Pacific Combat Zone features a TBM Avenger, PT-309, a scale map of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, the Museum's new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) lab, and the William P. Clements, Jr. Amphitheater's battlefield, the Pacific Combat Zone is an essential component of our educational programming. Through regularly scheduled combat programs, the sights, scenes and smells of a beach-front battlefield come to life. The Museum's Nimitz Education & Research Center's archives hold thousands of manuscripts, documents, photographs, and recorded interviews with Pacific War veterans. The collections are an invaluable resource for historians and students of Pacific War history. (By appointment only.) PLAZA OF PRESIDENTS The Plaza of the Presidents features ten monuments honoring presidents who served during World War II. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman served as Commanders‐in‐Chief. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, James E. Carter, Jr., Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush served in uniform. JAPANESE GARDEN OF PEACE A gift from the people of Japan to the people of the United States (8 May 1976), the Japanese Garden of Peace symbolizes the special friendship between these two countries. The garden is a tribute to Japanese Admiral Heihachiro Togo, whose leadership and strategic acumen often inspired and influenced Admiral Nimitz. The garden includes a replica of Togo’s study in Japan and also features the elements of a traditional Japanese garden including a fish pond, raked stones, and large rocks. MEMORIAL COURTYARD Honoring the individuals, ships and units who fought in the Pacific Theater. The 19th Century limestone walls that surround this solemn garden now bear plaques that recognize heroic contributions to the war effort in the Pacific. The Veterans’ Walk of Honor winds through the Courtyard, paved by bricks inscribed with additional tributes. Multi-media exhibits, oral histories, and artifacts collected from battlefields and the home front combine with personal letters and photographs to provide an immersive and compelling museum experience. Imagine island hopping with American troops as they fought to ensure the Nation's freedom and battled the enemy for control of the Pacific.
Will deliver and launch on the Lake 325.388.5000
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Splash Boat Rentals
1924 RR 1431
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Will deliver and launch on the Lake 325.388.5000
Full of rolling hills and hidden pools, this is a beautiful introduction to the Hill Country for back packers and hikers. Start with open slopes bursting with wildflowers by leaving from the Pecan Flats trailhead (the first past the park entrance). The Lake Trail meanders through fields of Texas bluebonnets, orange-and-yellow firewheels, and crimson Indian paintbrush (peak bloom in April and May). In the same months, prickly pear and pencil cactus burst with yellow blossoms. Climb from the lake to pink rock islands of pre-Cambrian gneiss, where seasonal vernal pools and occasional swimming holes dot the landscape. These pools are the only place on Earth where two endemic wildflowers, grass-like rock quillwort and delicate white Edward’s Plateau cornsalad, grow. Continue onto the Woodland Trail through juniper, elm, and 15-foot-tall black persimmon trees, whose tubular white blossoms perfume the spring air. Pick up the .6-mile Connecting Trail and bear left at Pecan Flats, named for the trees arching overhead, then climb to a thousand-foot hilltop overlooking azure Inks Lake. Descend to the road to finish the 3.3-mile loop. Extend to 5.3 miles by taking the long way on the Woodland Trail, bearing right instead of left after it crosses Park Road 4. (sic Backpacker Magazine, Steven Deborde)
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Inks Lake State Park
3630 Park Road 4 West
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Full of rolling hills and hidden pools, this is a beautiful introduction to the Hill Country for back packers and hikers. Start with open slopes bursting with wildflowers by leaving from the Pecan Flats trailhead (the first past the park entrance). The Lake Trail meanders through fields of Texas bluebonnets, orange-and-yellow firewheels, and crimson Indian paintbrush (peak bloom in April and May). In the same months, prickly pear and pencil cactus burst with yellow blossoms. Climb from the lake to pink rock islands of pre-Cambrian gneiss, where seasonal vernal pools and occasional swimming holes dot the landscape. These pools are the only place on Earth where two endemic wildflowers, grass-like rock quillwort and delicate white Edward’s Plateau cornsalad, grow. Continue onto the Woodland Trail through juniper, elm, and 15-foot-tall black persimmon trees, whose tubular white blossoms perfume the spring air. Pick up the .6-mile Connecting Trail and bear left at Pecan Flats, named for the trees arching overhead, then climb to a thousand-foot hilltop overlooking azure Inks Lake. Descend to the road to finish the 3.3-mile loop. Extend to 5.3 miles by taking the long way on the Woodland Trail, bearing right instead of left after it crosses Park Road 4. (sic Backpacker Magazine, Steven Deborde)
Dive into a swimming hole at Blue Hole Regional Park. After hiking the 3 miles of trails, you can plunge into the cold spring fed waters of swimming holes in the park. Bring a picnic lunch and some wine from Texas Hill Country to enjoy while you dry off and bask in the sun.
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Blue Hole Regional Park
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Dive into a swimming hole at Blue Hole Regional Park. After hiking the 3 miles of trails, you can plunge into the cold spring fed waters of swimming holes in the park. Bring a picnic lunch and some wine from Texas Hill Country to enjoy while you dry off and bask in the sun.
Visit Guadalupe River State Park. Exploring Guadalupe River State Park has many rewards. Bring a picnic and choose your fun. Activities include hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, camping and tubing. This family-friendly trek takes you on a 3.9-mile, round-trip hike starting with bird’s-eye views of the park’s rolling terrain and ending with a relaxing stroll along the Guadalupe River.
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Parc d'État de Guadalupe River
3350 Park Road 31
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Visit Guadalupe River State Park. Exploring Guadalupe River State Park has many rewards. Bring a picnic and choose your fun. Activities include hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, camping and tubing. This family-friendly trek takes you on a 3.9-mile, round-trip hike starting with bird’s-eye views of the park’s rolling terrain and ending with a relaxing stroll along the Guadalupe River.
Walk up to Enchanted Rock at Sunset. Enchanted Rock is a site to be seen at least once in your lifetime. Located in Llano, Texas it’s a magical (and easy) jaunt up the path. Upon arrival, you will be awestruck by the massive, pink granite rock and panoramic views. Bring a bottle of our Boyfriend Wine or your favorite white wine on ice and enjoy the sweeping vistas.
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Aire naturelle d'État d'Enchanted Rock
16710 Ranch Road 965
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Walk up to Enchanted Rock at Sunset. Enchanted Rock is a site to be seen at least once in your lifetime. Located in Llano, Texas it’s a magical (and easy) jaunt up the path. Upon arrival, you will be awestruck by the massive, pink granite rock and panoramic views. Bring a bottle of our Boyfriend Wine or your favorite white wine on ice and enjoy the sweeping vistas.
THIS IS A REALLY SPECIAL EXPERIENCE! The Observatory is about a 40 minute drive from Vagabond’s but it’s not for everybody. You don’t have to be serious astronomers to love or appreciate the observatory. The guides are well versed at handling tours for both hobbyists & enthusiasts. It’s both romantic and fascinating. Check the weather to make sure the skies will be clear not cloudy for best results. Presentations start on time or early. You climb up a ladder to look through a VERY EXPENSIVE POWERFUL HUGE telescope. You’ll see stars and the craters on the moon. What to expect? In groups of approx. 20 w each person taking a turn, and lots of questions, this isn’t something for young children. They tend to get bored during discussion. Older kids should be interested in the subject if you expect them to enjoy the experience. No flashlights, the dark sky is preserved, your walking way is illuminated by subtle red lighting so that ultimate light contamination for telescope viewing is preserved. The building itself is a bit of a “shack” the “star of the show” (pun intended!) are the stars, comets, galaxies, and planets. This is a wonderful experience even if you aren’t typically a night owl. Things to note; this is an outdoor trek. Wear good walking shoes and dress warmly (layer up it gets chilly). If you are a member of the Austin Astrological Society there are 29 stations where you can set up your own telescope (12.5” & 16”) there is also 1 free public night a month so check their calendar for that, other wise there are admission fees. While the Observatory is located on Canyon of The Eagles Resort you do not have to stay at the resort to visit the observatory. IT IS NOT OPEN FULL TIME SO CHECK BEFORE YOU GO. Say hello to Venus and the Moon for us
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EAGLE EYE OBSERVATORY
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THIS IS A REALLY SPECIAL EXPERIENCE! The Observatory is about a 40 minute drive from Vagabond’s but it’s not for everybody. You don’t have to be serious astronomers to love or appreciate the observatory. The guides are well versed at handling tours for both hobbyists & enthusiasts. It’s both romantic and fascinating. Check the weather to make sure the skies will be clear not cloudy for best results. Presentations start on time or early. You climb up a ladder to look through a VERY EXPENSIVE POWERFUL HUGE telescope. You’ll see stars and the craters on the moon. What to expect? In groups of approx. 20 w each person taking a turn, and lots of questions, this isn’t something for young children. They tend to get bored during discussion. Older kids should be interested in the subject if you expect them to enjoy the experience. No flashlights, the dark sky is preserved, your walking way is illuminated by subtle red lighting so that ultimate light contamination for telescope viewing is preserved. The building itself is a bit of a “shack” the “star of the show” (pun intended!) are the stars, comets, galaxies, and planets. This is a wonderful experience even if you aren’t typically a night owl. Things to note; this is an outdoor trek. Wear good walking shoes and dress warmly (layer up it gets chilly). If you are a member of the Austin Astrological Society there are 29 stations where you can set up your own telescope (12.5” & 16”) there is also 1 free public night a month so check their calendar for that, other wise there are admission fees. While the Observatory is located on Canyon of The Eagles Resort you do not have to stay at the resort to visit the observatory. IT IS NOT OPEN FULL TIME SO CHECK BEFORE YOU GO. Say hello to Venus and the Moon for us
Historical Site, wonderful tour of the ranch, here is a link to their website https://www.nps.gov/lyjo/index.htm?fbclid=IwAR0oPxphHWHTUGLXT44Ti3l2-2wVVez499XBlAf8jKPDUTwUaQGUTgNggxA
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Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
10 recommandé par les habitants
Historical Site, wonderful tour of the ranch, here is a link to their website https://www.nps.gov/lyjo/index.htm?fbclid=IwAR0oPxphHWHTUGLXT44Ti3l2-2wVVez499XBlAf8jKPDUTwUaQGUTgNggxA
Watching the sunset from the summit of Enchanted Rock, a massive dome of spark-ling pink granite that rises 425 feet above the surrounding countryside, should be a goal for every Vagabonds guest
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Enchanted Rock
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Watching the sunset from the summit of Enchanted Rock, a massive dome of spark-ling pink granite that rises 425 feet above the surrounding countryside, should be a goal for every Vagabonds guest
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Blanco State Park
101 Park Road 23
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Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming
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Barton Springs
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Within Zilker Park's 358 acres lies one of the crown jewels of Austin - Barton Springs Pool. The pool itself measures three acres in size, and is fed from underground springs with an average temperature of 68-70 degrees, ideal for year-round swimming
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Colorado Bend State Park
2236 Park Hill Dr
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Although famous for its spectacular displays of fall color throughout the park, Lost Maples’ scenic trails appeal to hikers year-round. This moderately challenging, 4.6-mile, round-trip hike traverses rugged hills, sinks into deep canyons, and skirts the Sabinal River and gentle streams. Start from the East-West trailhead to pass through stands of Uvalde bigtooth maples. Go left at the fork, crossing Can Creek to begin a clockwise loop on the West Trail. (If you take the East Trail, you’ll find some of the park’s best autumn color, as red oaks and Uvalde bigtooth maples turn a warm palette of reds, yellows, and oranges.) After Primitive Campsite D, you’ll begin a steep ascent of 220 feet to a grassy plateau. Soak in 360-degree views of undulating wooded terrain before trekking down into Mystic Canyon, marked by spring-fed pools and stair-stepped ravines adorned with colorful maples. The trail eventually turns east to follow Can Creek, which flows into several deep ponds fringed with cattails. From here, turn south on the East-West trail for an easy trek back to the trailhead.
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Lost Maples State Natural Area
37221 FM 187
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Although famous for its spectacular displays of fall color throughout the park, Lost Maples’ scenic trails appeal to hikers year-round. This moderately challenging, 4.6-mile, round-trip hike traverses rugged hills, sinks into deep canyons, and skirts the Sabinal River and gentle streams. Start from the East-West trailhead to pass through stands of Uvalde bigtooth maples. Go left at the fork, crossing Can Creek to begin a clockwise loop on the West Trail. (If you take the East Trail, you’ll find some of the park’s best autumn color, as red oaks and Uvalde bigtooth maples turn a warm palette of reds, yellows, and oranges.) After Primitive Campsite D, you’ll begin a steep ascent of 220 feet to a grassy plateau. Soak in 360-degree views of undulating wooded terrain before trekking down into Mystic Canyon, marked by spring-fed pools and stair-stepped ravines adorned with colorful maples. The trail eventually turns east to follow Can Creek, which flows into several deep ponds fringed with cattails. From here, turn south on the East-West trail for an easy trek back to the trailhead.
This 3.4-mile, round-trip hike begins at the Old Entrance Road trail, which takes you southwest along the park’s original paved entry road. Pause at the overlook for views of the Frio Canyon below. At the end of the trail, admire the original 1930s entrance gate with stonework hand-laid by workers in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
Garner State Park Store
10 State Park Road 29
This 3.4-mile, round-trip hike begins at the Old Entrance Road trail, which takes you southwest along the park’s original paved entry road. Pause at the overlook for views of the Frio Canyon below. At the end of the trail, admire the original 1930s entrance gate with stonework hand-laid by workers in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).
his route is short on distance (2.3 miles, round-trip) but climbs nearly 400 feet.
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Aire naturelle d'État du Hill Country
10600 Bandera Creek Road
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his route is short on distance (2.3 miles, round-trip) but climbs nearly 400 feet.
This is a relaxing 3 hour cruise, great for bird watching. Best to bring a picnic basket full of goodies and binoculars! Tickets can be purchased online. There are also kayak rentals
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Vanishing Texas River Cruise
443 Waterway Ln
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This is a relaxing 3 hour cruise, great for bird watching. Best to bring a picnic basket full of goodies and binoculars! Tickets can be purchased online. There are also kayak rentals
The largest wildflower farm in the US! Head to Wildseed Farms to see over 200 acres of wildflowers. Fields of poppies and bluebonnets meet the street (22 acres worth). Once inside Wildseed Farms, walk the half-mile of trails in the display gardens. The path is lined with benches to take a break and sit with wildflowers, butterflies, and hummingbirds all around. The highlight of Wildseed Farms is the walking trail, a quarter-mile trail that includes a butterfly garden, water features, windmills and sculptures, and of course, wildflower fields to photograph. The trail is wheelchair accessible.
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Wildseed Farms
100 Legacy Dr
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The largest wildflower farm in the US! Head to Wildseed Farms to see over 200 acres of wildflowers. Fields of poppies and bluebonnets meet the street (22 acres worth). Once inside Wildseed Farms, walk the half-mile of trails in the display gardens. The path is lined with benches to take a break and sit with wildflowers, butterflies, and hummingbirds all around. The highlight of Wildseed Farms is the walking trail, a quarter-mile trail that includes a butterfly garden, water features, windmills and sculptures, and of course, wildflower fields to photograph. The trail is wheelchair accessible.
Bring fishing gear! There’s plenty to photograph and you may want to spend extra time to see it all. This wilderness area of Colorado Bend has caves to explore, Gorman Falls, 35 miles of hiking and biking trails, Spicewood Springs for swimming, and the river for kayaking and fishing. You can tour the caves on your own or go with an experienced guide. To view and photograph the 70-foot spring-fed waterfall, it’s a 3-mile round trip hike with rocky terrain.
Gorman Falls
Bring fishing gear! There’s plenty to photograph and you may want to spend extra time to see it all. This wilderness area of Colorado Bend has caves to explore, Gorman Falls, 35 miles of hiking and biking trails, Spicewood Springs for swimming, and the river for kayaking and fishing. You can tour the caves on your own or go with an experienced guide. To view and photograph the 70-foot spring-fed waterfall, it’s a 3-mile round trip hike with rocky terrain.
Go underground for amazing photos at Cascade Caverns. Beneath Texas Hill Country waits corridors of natural beauty to discover on a one-hour tour. During summer months you can book a more in-depth 3- to 4- hour group spelunking tour of the lower cave system. Keep in mind that participants must be physically fit, non-claustrophobic, and able to swim.
Cascade Caverns Road
Go underground for amazing photos at Cascade Caverns. Beneath Texas Hill Country waits corridors of natural beauty to discover on a one-hour tour. During summer months you can book a more in-depth 3- to 4- hour group spelunking tour of the lower cave system. Keep in mind that participants must be physically fit, non-claustrophobic, and able to swim.
New to town and open 11-6 this place is fun if love hogs!
TEXAS VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM
100 North Nugent Avenue
New to town and open 11-6 this place is fun if love hogs!

Food scene

Love this place for a more formal JC experience
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Bryans On 290
300 E Main St
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Love this place for a more formal JC experience
El Agave
111 US-290
Vegetarian friendly and gluten free options along w all the regular fare, great little joint
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Pecan Street Brewing
106 East Pecan Drive
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Vegetarian friendly and gluten free options along w all the regular fare, great little joint
Onion rings, fried jalapeno strips? What's not to love? There are also vegan options, gluten free options and chicken wraps! Everything is Texas big and they have beer & wine available for purchase. Outdoor seating options
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Fat Boy Burgers
104 US-281
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Onion rings, fried jalapeno strips? What's not to love? There are also vegan options, gluten free options and chicken wraps! Everything is Texas big and they have beer & wine available for purchase. Outdoor seating options
The best tacos around. Period. Tell them we sent you please!
El Charro Restaurant
502 U.S. 281
The best tacos around. Period. Tell them we sent you please!
This is where you want to go for coffee if you aren't drinking our Marketplace custom blend, during the holidays try the affogato (Espresso + Ice Cream = Perfection) Swing by and try one of the holiday specials for a limited time...peppermint bark, cinnamon dolce or salted caramel.
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Johnson City Coffee Co.
108 West Main Street
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This is where you want to go for coffee if you aren't drinking our Marketplace custom blend, during the holidays try the affogato (Espresso + Ice Cream = Perfection) Swing by and try one of the holiday specials for a limited time...peppermint bark, cinnamon dolce or salted caramel.
A favorite of hikers, we recommend the Tex Mex burger!
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Bill's Burgers, Wings & Things
306 West Polk Street
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A favorite of hikers, we recommend the Tex Mex burger!
This is Katy Jane’s pick for grocery needs. Weinheimers Market in Stonewall, with a Butcher Counter in the back, and shotguns and overalls at checkout, but be prepared to be treated poorly if your not a local! The food is AMAZING The fresh pepper is 5 star quality and will turn you into a cult follower of their Black Pepper. NOTE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS.
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Weinheimer & Son
14462 US-290
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This is Katy Jane’s pick for grocery needs. Weinheimers Market in Stonewall, with a Butcher Counter in the back, and shotguns and overalls at checkout, but be prepared to be treated poorly if your not a local! The food is AMAZING The fresh pepper is 5 star quality and will turn you into a cult follower of their Black Pepper. NOTE CLOSED ON SUNDAYS.
This joint is hoppin!
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Proof and Cooper
209 East Main Street
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This joint is hoppin!
Fusion flavor with an organic twist! An update on Simple yummy southern fare
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Lady Bird Lane Cafe
101 S Lady Bird Ln
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Fusion flavor with an organic twist! An update on Simple yummy southern fare
Well sometimes you want a cold a beer!
Reck 'Em Right Brewing Company
102 South Avenue G
Well sometimes you want a cold a beer!
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Texas Hill Country Olive Company
2530 West Fitzhugh Road
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Home Town Donuts
113 U.S. 281
One of Katy Jane’s favorites
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West Henly Boil Shack
10 recommandé par les habitants
One of Katy Jane’s favorites
The real deal!
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The Salt Lick BBQ
18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826
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The real deal!
This is stripped down no frills experience but the brisket is tender and juicy!
Ronnie's Ice House Barbeque
211 U.S. 281
This is stripped down no frills experience but the brisket is tender and juicy!

Family Fun

Great fun for the whole family, but your kids will love it!
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Science Mill
101 S Lady Bird Ln
26 recommandé par les habitants
Great fun for the whole family, but your kids will love it!
Best lake inTexas!
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Lake Lyndon B. Johnson
6 recommandé par les habitants
Best lake inTexas!
Rent pontoon boats and ski boats
Wave Chasers Boat Rentals
1006 Ranch Road 1431
Rent pontoon boats and ski boats
A legendary hallowed Hall
Hye Dance Hall
10260 U.S. 290
A legendary hallowed Hall
check the calendar for unique down home community events
Johnson City Library
501 North Nugent Avenue
check the calendar for unique down home community events
The theater is the thing! The theater is intimate, the seats are comfortable- this is a great family activity. The holiday offerings are wonderful for everyone. Call for schedule (830) 249-9166
Boerne Community Theatre
907 E Blanco Rd
The theater is the thing! The theater is intimate, the seats are comfortable- this is a great family activity. The holiday offerings are wonderful for everyone. Call for schedule (830) 249-9166
10 recommandé par les habitants
Rockbox Theater
109 N Llano St
10 recommandé par les habitants
Home of the Master Blaster Uphill Water Coaster that is over six stories tall and over 1000 feet long! It's been voted as the best water ride in the United States multiple times. How cool is that? Any age will delight in the cooling off that happens at Schilitterbahn
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Schlitterbahn
400 North Liberty Avenue
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Home of the Master Blaster Uphill Water Coaster that is over six stories tall and over 1000 feet long! It's been voted as the best water ride in the United States multiple times. How cool is that? Any age will delight in the cooling off that happens at Schilitterbahn
There’s live music, parades, beautiful exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, contests, shopping, and of course lots of food. Burnet is also home to a number of parks, museums, and the famous Eagle Eye Observatory. This festival is so much fun to attend but after you’ve had tour fun it’s nice to escape the chaos and return to our peaceful patio for a relaxing evening to put your feet up and whined down with some Farmhouse Vineyards Wine and charcuterie
Bluebonnet Festival
101 N Pierce St
There’s live music, parades, beautiful exhibits, arts and crafts vendors, contests, shopping, and of course lots of food. Burnet is also home to a number of parks, museums, and the famous Eagle Eye Observatory. This festival is so much fun to attend but after you’ve had tour fun it’s nice to escape the chaos and return to our peaceful patio for a relaxing evening to put your feet up and whined down with some Farmhouse Vineyards Wine and charcuterie
My kids love this place and the animals are sweet and friendly!
Zoo Trail
My kids love this place and the animals are sweet and friendly!
Wonderful Holiday Entertainment
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Fredericksburg Theater Company
1668 US-87
9 recommandé par les habitants
Wonderful Holiday Entertainment
Great exhibits and buggy rides
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Buggy Barn Museum
1915 Main St
7 recommandé par les habitants
Great exhibits and buggy rides
This water park has something for everyone whether you’re seeking thrills or you just want to chill- you can find what you are looking for!
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Kalahari Resorts Texas
3001 Kalahari Blvd
45 recommandé par les habitants
This water park has something for everyone whether you’re seeking thrills or you just want to chill- you can find what you are looking for!

Retail

Eclectic creative collection of art, furniture, rugs, sculpture, rugs, vintage items, "smalls" and "stuff" -an emphasis on mid century modern, but enough a mix to keep everybody interested. One of the more interesting shopping experiences in JC, this is not your inexpensive bargain basement but the curated pieces are interesting and worth the price. It's hit or miss whether you find that special piece that speaks to you, but it's definitely worth a look.
Echo
100 N Nugent Ave
Eclectic creative collection of art, furniture, rugs, sculpture, rugs, vintage items, "smalls" and "stuff" -an emphasis on mid century modern, but enough a mix to keep everybody interested. One of the more interesting shopping experiences in JC, this is not your inexpensive bargain basement but the curated pieces are interesting and worth the price. It's hit or miss whether you find that special piece that speaks to you, but it's definitely worth a look.
Gallery scene
Texas Arthouse
105 North Nugent Avenue
Gallery scene
Over 400 vendors!
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Fredericksburg Trade Days
355 Sunday Farms Ln
19 recommandé par les habitants
Over 400 vendors!
Sign up for a fun art class during your stay
Art Beat Studio & Gallery
106 East Main Street
Sign up for a fun art class during your stay
JLHaynes.studio Gallery
102 North Nugent Avenue
Over 200 vendors and lots of treasures
Old Annex Market
200 North Avenue G
Over 200 vendors and lots of treasures
Order pies! Open every day but Wednesday
La-Ti-Da De-Luxe
305 East Main Street
Order pies! Open every day but Wednesday
Nest Interiors and Gifts
805 Sunset Drive
The Old Lumber Yard
209 East Main Street
Have a painting that needs repaired? Want to commission a portrait? Talented artist, worth a visit. Tell him we sent you!
Lee Casbeer Fine Art
104 N Nugent Ave
Have a painting that needs repaired? Want to commission a portrait? Talented artist, worth a visit. Tell him we sent you!
Black Spur Coffee Shop
100 U.S. 290
Vintage 205
205 E Main St
Old Annex Market
200 North Avenue G

City/town information

It may be small, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of amazing things to do in Johnson City Texas! Johnson City is located about an hour west of Austin, on the banks of the Pedernales River. It’s about three and a half hours west of Houston, a little over an hour north of San Antonio, and just under four hours south of Dallas. As of the last census, there were just 1,656 people in Johnson City. But despite its size, it’s home to a state park, an incredible children’s museum, a historical park, a safari, and multiple wineries. If you’re planning a trip to hill country, I highly recommend you visit Johnson City Texas as part of your trip!
Johnson City Chamber of Commerce
100 East Main Street
It may be small, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t tons of amazing things to do in Johnson City Texas! Johnson City is located about an hour west of Austin, on the banks of the Pedernales River. It’s about three and a half hours west of Houston, a little over an hour north of San Antonio, and just under four hours south of Dallas. As of the last census, there were just 1,656 people in Johnson City. But despite its size, it’s home to a state park, an incredible children’s museum, a historical park, a safari, and multiple wineries. If you’re planning a trip to hill country, I highly recommend you visit Johnson City Texas as part of your trip!
Some highlights of this unique little German town include; Oktoberfest, Nimitz Museum, Food & Wine Fest & The Oldest Continuing County Fair in Texas. It's filled w quaint shops and fabulous dining but all this "tre chic" entertainment isn't cheap, so play a day in Fredericksburg but stay in more affordable JC where you will find equally talented artisans and makers, chefs and vineyards at a more affordable offering
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Fredericksburg
260 recommandé par les habitants
Some highlights of this unique little German town include; Oktoberfest, Nimitz Museum, Food & Wine Fest & The Oldest Continuing County Fair in Texas. It's filled w quaint shops and fabulous dining but all this "tre chic" entertainment isn't cheap, so play a day in Fredericksburg but stay in more affordable JC where you will find equally talented artisans and makers, chefs and vineyards at a more affordable offering
Calling itself "The Gateway to the Hill Country" Dripping Springs has become wedding central here in Hill Country. We often host wedding guests from Austin looking for a half way point that's fun and centrally located. Lots of great bird watching and natural beauty in this area.
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Dripping Springs
42 recommandé par les habitants
Calling itself "The Gateway to the Hill Country" Dripping Springs has become wedding central here in Hill Country. We often host wedding guests from Austin looking for a half way point that's fun and centrally located. Lots of great bird watching and natural beauty in this area.
Yes, it’s a small town and our hardware store is also our grocery store!
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Lowe's Market
405 US-281
7 recommandé par les habitants
Yes, it’s a small town and our hardware store is also our grocery store!
This is a 20 minute drive should the occasion arrive when a band aid won’t do
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Marble Falls
810 TX-71
This is a 20 minute drive should the occasion arrive when a band aid won’t do
On hwy US 281
JC Liquors
100 U.S. 281
On hwy US 281
Fredericksburg Dog Park
360 Lady Bird Drive

Golf

9 holes, semi private 21 miles from Vagabonds
Blue Lake Golf Club
214 West Bluebonnet Road
9 holes, semi private 21 miles from Vagabonds
Semi Private 18 holes 24 miles from Vagabond's
Quicksand Golf Course
1 Pro Lane
Semi Private 18 holes 24 miles from Vagabond's
18 hole public course 28 miles from Vagabond's
Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course
341 Golfers Loop
18 hole public course 28 miles from Vagabond's
Semi private 18 holes, 30 miles from Vagabond's
Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club
32001 Railroad Canyon Rd
Semi private 18 holes, 30 miles from Vagabond's