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 17th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
August 4th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
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!!
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
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
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.
March 11th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
We received the following comment on the Select Registry Website.
“This is the best B&B we have stayed at. There was plenty to do, but no pressure to do anything. The town of Wimberley is full of shops and restaurants, but the B&B had all the accommodations, and we didn’t need to go anywhere. The walking trail was beautiful. We made a trip to the Bella Vista Ranch, and experienced fresh olive oil for their olive grove.
It’s difficult to fully express our experience at the Blair House. The wine tasting Saturday night provided by Torre di Pietra Vineyards, Fredricksburg, TX topped off a fantastic 5 course dinner, including mesquite smoked pork tenderloin.
My compliments to the Chef for the superb dinner & breakfast.
Mike & Vickie mad us feel very welcome. They were quick to meet our every need.
It was all perfect!”
Linda ~ Lake Jackson, TX
We would like to thank Linda for her kind comments about our Inn. We strive to make every guest feel at home! Join us this Summer and we will indulge your every need! Click here for reservations and availability.
February 23rd, 2010 by Michael Schneider
We have a few spaces left for our new and exciting Hours D’oeuves & Tapas 3 day class. Click here to enroll in the last spots to learn from our well renowned Executive Chef. You will be the hit of your next party with such dishes as Stuffed Olives and Shrimp and Garlic. This will make you the topic of the party and you will be able to complete over 30 dishes with ease. We have just a few rooms left during this week and we would love to include you in our latest class. Join us to make memories and friends that will last a life time!
February 19th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
We have rare one night availabilities thru the next eight weeks. Visit the us during our most beautiful time of year. March is a celebrated month in the Texas Hill Country with beautiful wildflowers. You can take relaxing walks along our nature trail. We have one of the few trails that are recognized by Texas for our species of birds along our property. You can unwind with the sights and sounds of our luscious 23 acres. Click this link to view our exquisite rooms and superb amenities. Below is specific dates that are available during the month of March & April. Call for your one night reservations. (512) 847-1111
February 26th ~ Friday
March 5th ~ Friday
March 12th ~ Friday
March 20th ~ Saturday with the purchase of Dinner
March 26th ~ Friday
April 9th ~ Friday
February 18th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
It is that time of year again in Texas! Spring is around the corner and availability is becoming limited. Visit our website or call the inn to make your reservations for Spring Vacation!
January 26th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
A successful vintner dinner on Saturday January 23rd with Mandola Estate Winery. We had the pleasure to host Dave Remy and Bill Elsey, representatives of Mandola Estate Winery, as they enchanted and educated our guest and staff of the various wines their company offers. Among the available selection Dave and Bill educated our guest in the properties of the wine they create. We have other eclectic wineries scheduled thru the end of February. Call today for reservations.
January 19th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
- 1 pound lump crab meat
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 tbs garlic, minced
- 2 tbs shallots, minced
- 1 tbs Dijon mustard
- 2 tbs cilantro, chopped
- ¼ cup red bell pepper, small dice
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp old bay seasoning
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 4 cups bread crumbs, for breading
- ¼ cup canola oil
Mix all ingredients, except 4 cups bread crumbs and oil, in large bowl with rubber spatula.
In your hands, pat out 8 round cakes and press in bread crumbs.
Sauté in oil until heated through.
January 12th, 2010 by Michael Schneider
Blair House Executive Chef Norris Sebastian and Owner Mike Schneider work closely with the various vintners to create the perfect food pairing for each wine presented. Chef Sebastian has been at the helm of numerous fine dinning restaurants such as the Swiss Austrian Restaurant, The Belvedere, The Grape, the Four Seasons Hotel and Resort in Dallas, TX and the AquaKnox Restaurant located in the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Chef Sebastian will create innovative dishes that will pair well with wines from the best Wineries in Texas.
January 30th Bella Vista Ranch- Wimberley, TX
February 6th Llano Estacado- Lubbock, TX
February 13th Driftwood Estate Winery- Driftwood, TX (Sold Out)
February 20th Flat Creek Estate, Marble Falls, TX
February 27th Torre di Pietra Vineyards, Fredericksburg, TX
Our distinctive Saturday evening dinners are offered to the public for $64.50 per person, plus tax and a 20% gratuity. Remember, reservations are required to participate in the festivities. Please call the Blair House Inn at (512) 847-1111.
December 9th, 2009 by Michael Schneider
We are accepting Saturday Night only reservations with the purchase of dinner. You can enjoy a quiet night away from the holiday hustle and bustle on Saturday December 12th or 19th. This is a perfect time to enjoy a traditional Old English Christmas Dinner that is prepared by Chef Sebastian. You can follow this link to make reservations or call us 877-549-5450.
November 24th, 2009 by Michael Schneider
This is the perfect time of year to sneak away and cozy up to the fire with that special someone. The holidays can become stressful and what better way to relax than to get away for the night to the Texas hill country. We have Friday and Saturday night rooms with dinner available thru the next four months. You can treat the special chef that worked so hard on Thanksgiving by unwinding in our charming San Gabriel Cottage available on Saturday Nov. 28th.
November 18th, 2009 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 here.