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Wimberley Market Days in the Texas Hill Country

March 29th, 2011 by Lois Mahoney

 

Spring has arrived and it time for Wimberley Market Days!  The first Saturday of each month Market Days showcases local artist and tradesmen’s fine craftsmanship.  If you are looking for something unique or that hard to find piece of your favorite collection this is the place to visit.  From artwork to antiques you will fine the best Texas quality at reasonable prices.  Rooms book fast so pick your weekend and make your reservations today!

Texas Hill Country Spring Brings Wild Flowers

February 22nd, 2011 by Lois Mahoney

Helenium autumnale  ~ Solbrud

It is that time of year again.  Wildflowers are due to bloom just around the corner.  You can’t miss this breath taking time of year in the Texas Hill Country.  Rooms are filling quick so call us or make your reservations online.

Romantic Texas Valentines Getaway

January 18th, 2011 by Lois Mahoney

Red Rose macro with Helen Keller quote

Surprise your sweetheart with a romantic trip to the Texas Hill Country.  Join us at the Blair House Inn to enjoy a great getaway that will make memories that will last a life time.  Book your reservations with us February 13th – 15th staying two nights, with the purchase of Valentines Day Dinner and you will receive 15% off your room rate.  Reservations will fill quickly so don’t hesitate!

Texas Hill Country Winery Vintner Dinners

January 12th, 2011 by Lois Mahoney

Glitter / Brillo

 

During the months of January & February, Blair House Inn, renown for its gourmet fare, features a celebration of Texas Wineries by inviting vintners to showcase their wines during one of our five-course dinners devoted to the vintner dinner series.  

Each Saturday evening from January 15th through February 26th, vintners and/or winery representatives will share their creations with visitors to Blair House Inn. Each gourmet dinner will feature a menu specially designed to highlight the unique character of the various wines being offered. Call for reservations. This year the series schedule is as follows:

January 15th ~ Three Dudes Winery
January 22nd ~ Bella Vista Ranch
January 29th ~ Spicewood Vineyards
February 5th ~ Sistercreek Vineyards
February 19th ~ Pedernales Cellars
February 26th ~ Llano Estacado

El Serafin Now Available with Texas Hill Country Views

January 12th, 2011 by Lois Mahoney

 

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.

Get a Texas Bed and Breakfast Gift Certificate and skip the Holiday Shopping Hassle

December 6th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Timeless

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!

Wimberley’s Winnter’s Eve Festival on the Square

November 22nd, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Christmas in the Green Isle

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!

Give the Gift of Travel this Holiday Season

November 11th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Holiday Bokeh

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.

Take advantage of our Guest Specials

October 27th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

a thankful heart

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!!

Wurstfest October 29th to November 7

October 13th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

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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.

2011 Cooking Class Schedule Now Available!

October 6th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

French Cooking Class at Tante Marie

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

Take a romantic getaway and enjoy Texas Hill Country Wine

September 21st, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Glitter / Brillo

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 Weekend Getaway Special!

September 7th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

become a better version of yourself

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!

Texas Hill Country Gospel Music Festival

August 23rd, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

the rest of the band

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.

Shakespeare in Wimberley, TX Hill Country

August 17th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Name That Shakespeare Play!

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.

Enjoy the Texas Hill Country and visit Wimberley Market Days

August 4th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

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.

Visit the TX Hill Country for a Romantic Couples Getaway

July 21st, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

No matter it is Valentine or not !

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!

Texas Hill Country Wine Harvest

July 14th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

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.wine barrels

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!

Texas Hill Country Cooking School Availability

July 6th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

PETITES BRIOCHES au CANTAL

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!

Take a last minute trip to the Texas Hill Country!

June 25th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

happy valentines day - pink gerbera with a heart of chocolate!

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!

One Night Romantic Getaway in the Texas Hill Country

June 16th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Chappell Hill Texas

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.

Romantic Getaway and the Lavender Festival

June 9th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Lone tree in lavendar

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!

Plan your 4th of July Texas Hill Country Get-a-way

May 31st, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Celebrating Freedom

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!

Beat the Heat with Texas Hill Country Swimming

May 25th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Rio Vista Dam - San Marcos, TX

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

Pineapple Upside-Down Skillet Cake

May 19th, 2010 by Lois Mahoney

Topping

  • ½ med. pineapple, peeled, quartered lengthwise, and cored
  • ¾ stick unsalted butter, 6 T
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar

Batter

  • 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

Method:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Topping:
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.

Batter:
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.

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