January 12th, 2011 by Michael Schneider
The Blair House has completed the new unit El Serafin and is now available for bookings. Take this opportunity to be one of the first guest to stay in our new luxury suite with fantastic Hill Country views. This room is our largest with a separate living area and wet-bar. Plush bedroom with opulent linens and a spacious bathroom with whirlpool tub and double vanity. Mid-week and weekend rates are available. Call us for reservations or click here to book online.
December 6th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Give the ideal gift this holiday season. A Blair House Inn Gift Certificate is the perfect present for memories to be made. We can customize a value gift certificate for anyone. Call us for information or click here to purchase online!
November 22nd, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Join the Wimberley Merchants Association for the Winter’s Eve Festival on the Square December 4th. Enjoy hours of fun with carolers, bands, food booths and spirits as you stroll through the historical Winter Wonderland. Embrace the season and wear your festive winter attire. Enjoy holiday lights and make your way around the square for your holiday shopping. Festivities and food booths begin at 5:00 pm. Shops are open late!
November 11th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
There is no need to fret this Holiday Shopping Season. You can find that perfect “Something Special” online or over the phone. A Blair House gift certificate can be customized for anyone’s need. If you have an inspiring chef at home, then a Cooking School would be the perfect way to allow them to express themselves in the kitchen while working with and learning from our executive chef. How about that wonderful couple in your life that always thinks of everyone else before themselves? A romantic weekend is a sure to please and spice things up. Romance Packages can be included in any gift certificate for that unique “something extra”. Know someone who lives close to Wimberley? How about a five course gourmet dinner on a Saturday evening prepared by our Chef? By purchasing a Blair House gift certificate, you are giving a unique gift that will be truly enjoyed and appreciated. You can purchase gift certificates for accommodations, dinners, cooking schools, or a specific dollar amount. For more information or to make purchase, please call us directly at (512) 847-1111, or order online by clicking here.
October 27th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
We would like to thank our guests and invite you to join us during the next few months with fantastic appreciation specials. During the months of November, December, and January stay midweek with us Sunday thru Thursday and receive 10% off one night, 15% off two nights, and 20% off three nights. (Please be sure mention this special when booking your reservation. We ask that you understand this is not available during Holidays.)
We have a wonderful new Cooking School Schedule available and would like to celebrate its success with you. If you book a cooking school with us and stay an extra night we will offer a discount of 50% on the third night. This offer is valid thru the months of November, December, January and half of February. Call us today to take advantage of these fantastic offers!!
October 13th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Come and enjoy the fall in the Texas Hill Country. Wurst-fest in New Braunfels, TX is one of the most popular festivals in the Hill Country. You can enjoy ten days of German traditions and music. Bring your wildest hats and enjoy a local festival with fantastic memories! Click here to make reservation or call us (512) 847-1111.
October 6th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
It’s that time of year again! The 2011 Cooking School Schedule is now available. This is the perfect time to plan a fantastic Texas Hill Country Vacation to one of our renowned Cooking Schools. Chef Sebastian has added 4 new classes that include Sauces 101, Southwestern Cuisine, Southern Italian, and American Fall Classics. Even if you have attend a cooking school before don’t let that detour you. We are always adding recipes and creating ways to take the everyday recipe to the next level. This is a great gift idea for that home cook you know. Call for reservations or Gift Certificates. 2011 Three Day Cooking School Schedule
September 21st, 2010 by Michael Schneider
October is Texas Wine Month! The busiest time of the year at the Texas Hill Country Wineries is of course harvest…the busiest time of year for wine events in the Hill Country is Texas Wine Month. The Texas Wine Trail is offering a lowered cost on their trail tickets. Texas Wine Month is about showcasing the delightful wines of the great state of Texas. Each of the 27 wineries will be offering a minimum of 1 and up to 3 complimentary tastes of wine. This is an opportunity to discover over 4 dozen award-winning wines throughout the month. Wineries will also be offering a 15% discount on 3 bottle wine purchases. Visit the wineries, taste delicious wines, and take home your favorites to enjoy!
Book at the Blair House and you will be placed in the middle of the wine trail. We have open reservations for the month of October. Just call or book online!
September 7th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
We are offering a wonderful weekend getaway special for the third weekend in September. Book your reservation for Friday September 17th and Saturday September 18th with the purchase of dinner and receive 50% off spa services! This offer is going to fill this weekend quick, so don’t be left at home wishing you were relaxing in the beautiful Texas Hill Country! Book online now or call our office for reservations!
August 23rd, 2010 by Michael Schneider
It’s that time of year again! The 31st Annual Wimberley Gospel Festival October 8th and 9th. Come to the Texas Hill Country and enjoy heavenly music preformed live. You can enjoy Southern Gospel, Country, and Bluegrass music all weekend. The festival is always a wonderful success with good company and great music. Follow this link to see a list of bands. Call us to make reservations for a wonderful Hill Country weekend.
August 17th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Join the Emily Ann Theater in the production of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. You will enjoy a wonderful evening under the stars with a comical play that will have you smiling from ear to ear. Add this to your romantic weekend getaway in the Texas Hill Country and create memories that will last a life time. Call us for reservations. We can assist guest in ticket purchases.
August 4th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Market Days in the Texas Hill Country
The Blair House has availability for the weekend. Make your reservation today and enjoy Wimberley Market Days this Saturday August 7th. You can spend the day seeing all that the Texas Hill Country has to offer and then enjoy a wonderful Five Course Meal prepared by our executive Chef Sebastian. Call now and plan a romantic weekend getaway with the Blair House Inn.
July 21st, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Visit the Blair House Inn for an end of Summer rendezvous! We have availability for August and September. Call us and we can create a wonderful getaway that you will remember. August is a great time to visit the local Wineries and enjoy the Harvest Season. Enjoy one of our Saturday Night Dinners prepared by Executive Chef Sebastian and talk a romantic walk lit by moonlight. Click here for reservations of call us and we will plan a memorable weekend!
July 14th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
The vitality of the wine industry in The Texas Hill Country begins each year in August with the birth of the next vintage. We invite you to savor the sight, sound, smell and taste of Harvest with the Texas Hill Country Wineries. Make your plans to visit the Blair House Inn and join local Wineries during the 2010 Harvest Wine Trail, August 6-8 and 13-15, and enjoy a wealth of opportunities to immerse yourself in the experience and lifestyle of harvest. Take a break from everyday life and try something new. Visit the Texas Hill Country for wonderful memories and experience of a lifetime.
Information and Tickets can be purchased www.TexasWineTrail.com or contact us to assist you with reservations. We can help you plan a fun and romantic Texas Getaway!
July 6th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
We have had an opening for our Country French Cooking Class. Plan a last minute trip to the Blair House Inn located in the Romantic Texas Hill Country. You will enjoy a wonderful three day stay at the Blair House and have an enjoyable learning vacation. Our Executive Chef Sebastian will work with you to prepare wonderful French dishes that you can recreate at home. Call us today or click here to register online!
June 25th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Sweep your sweetheart away for a weekend getaway!! You can enjoy being pampered by the Blair House and know that every detail is being taken care of. We have a last minute opening for our San Miguel Cottage and El Paso Suite this weekend. Call us to make reservation and we can go the extra steps to ensure a romantic weekend getaway you wont forget!
June 16th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Show that special Man in your life that he is still your love and celebrate Father’s Day at the Blair House. You can send Mom and Dad for a one night getaway, or jot off with your special someone to romance the weekend away. We have a Saturday Night with Dinner available in our Laredo Suite. Call to make reservations or set up a special present for Dad.
June 9th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
There is such a magical time of year when local Farmers harvest a wealthy and healthy crop. This year the city of Blanco has much to celebrate the Lavender Festival. Book a last minute romantic getaway this weekend (June 11th & 12th) with the Blair House Inn and partake in the festivities of Blanco. Mike’s Luxury Transport will offer shuttles from down town Wimberley. Call us today and we can make the most romantic arrangements for you and your significant other that will have memories to last a lifetime!
May 31st, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Now is the time to plan your 4th of July weekend holiday. The Village of Wimberley, TX will have many activities to make your vacation a trip to remember. Celebrate our Nation’s Birthday Texas style and visit the Rodeo happening July 1st – 4th. Take a chance to see the Hill Country at its finest with Wimberley Market Days July 3rd & 4th. On Friday July 2nd be sure to enjoy a down home parade and afternoon Jubilee hosted by the charming Village of Wimberley. To cool of during the hot Texas days you can splash into the Blue Hole or float down the Comal River. Call now or follow this link to book your Texas Hill Country Get-a-way!
May 25th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Enjoy a wonderful vacation to the Texas Hill Country and remember to bring your swim suit! There are many rivers, lakes, and swimming holes located minutes from our property. You can take one of our delicious picnic baskets to-go and enjoy a relaxing day at the San Marcos River, or tube the restful Comal River. Boat rentals are available at Canyon Lake and the Blue Hole is one of Wimberely’s beloved spots! Book your reservation today and start relaxing Texas Hill Country Style!!
Blue Hole Wimberley TX
May 19th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
- ½ med. pineapple, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cored
- ¾ stick unsalted butter, 6 T
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1.5 cup all purpose flour
- 2 t ground cardamom
- 2 t baking powder
- ¼ t Salt
- ¾ stick butter, softened, 6 T
- 1 Ccup granulated Sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 t vanilla extract
- 1 T dark Rrum
- ½ cup unsweetened pineapple juice (may also puree fresh pineapple, strain and use this juice)
- 2 T dark rum, for sprinkling over cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut pineapple crosswise into 3/8 inch-thick pieces.
Melt butter in a 12 inch iron skillet. Add brown sugar and simmer over moderate heat, stirring, 4 minutes.
Remove from heat, arrange pineapple on top of sugar & butter in concentric circles, overlapping.
Sift together flour, cardamom, baking powder and salt.
Beat butter in mixer until light and fluffy.
Slowly add in granulated sugar.
Add eggs one at a time, incorporating well.
Beat in vanilla and rum.
Add half of flour mixture, on low speed, until just blended.
Add pineapple juice, then remaining flour mix, until just blended.
Spoon batter over pineapple tpping, spreading evenly.
Bake in middle of oven until golden and tester comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
Let cake stand in skillet 5 minutes, invert over a plate.
Sprinkle with remaining rum.
Serve cake warm or at room temperature. Serves 8-10.
May 4th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Take that special someone away for romance! Stay at the Blair House Inn and we will pamper you and your sweetheart with Texas Hill Country charm. We offer romance packages of all sizes, enjoy a five course fine dining on Saturday Nights, or schedule any of our spa services to insure a trip to remember. Click here to see our availability calendar or call us for reservations.
April 19th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 3 ribs of celery, diced
- 2 green peppers diced
- 2 lbs. chicken, diced (whole or breast, as you prefer)
- 3 tablespoons file gumbo
- 2 tablespoons salt
- ½ cup Creole seasoning mix
- 2 cup White Wine
- 1 gallon chicken stock
- 1 lb cut okra
- ¼ cup Tabasco
- 2 lbs. Shrimp, peeled and cleaned
Place a “soup” pot over medium heat, add the oil, and slowly add the flour until well incorporated.
Constantly stir flour so it does not scorch, cooking it as it begins to brown, turning a rich golden brown: the color and aroma of peanut butter. This is called a peanut butter roux.
Add the vegetables and cook until soft, stirring constantly.
Add the chicken. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add seasoning and file gumbo, stir until will incorporated. Add white wine and reduce by half. Add stock and okra, again stirring well. Bring to a boil, lower flame and simmer for 45 minutes. Add Tabasco.
Cool down gumbo and chill overnight.
After gumbo has had time to rest and fully develop its flavors, reheat and add the shrimp, serve over white rice, and garnish with chopped parsley.
March 25th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Texas Blue Bonnet
We have our first sign of Texas Hill Country Wild Flowers. A single Blue Bonnet has peaked its head, showing that it will be a bright Spring. The Hill Country is known for its beautiful wild flowers and we are sure to share in the beauty. We are located on 23 acres and will have fields of flowers thru Spring and into the Summer. Reservations are limited, so Book Now to reserve your space and enjoy nature’s gift!
March 22nd, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Spice up your kitchen with our Southwestern Cuisine Cooking Class
Looking for a great last minute get-a-way? Intrigue your senses with our Newest Cooking Class Southwestern Cuisine. Chef Sebastian will take your kitchen techniques and taste-buds to a spicy five alarm level! You will enjoy a fun and relaxing learning vacation with the Blair House Inn. Enjoy our hands on classes and making new friends while increasing your kitchen skills. Follow this link to our Three Day Classes and Register Today. Time and space is limited so don’t delay. Come a day earlier and enjoy our fantastic Spa Services and receive a 20% discount.