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Wimberley Art & Soul classes at the Blair House Inn

January 17th, 2018 by blairhouseinn

Pack your bags and head to Wimberley for four action-packed days of opportunity to learn, create, and experience the art and soul of Wimberley brought to you by the creative community of Wimberley, Texas.

We are excited to announce that the Blair House will be participating with two fun-filled classes brought to you by our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

To sign-up call our office at 512-847-1111

Visit the eventbrite page to register for Wimberley Art & Soul

 

aromatherapy and reflexology classes

Aromatherapy & Reflexology Class – January 25th

Enjoy working with our spa team of massage therapists as they guide you on information about aromatherapy essential oils, demonstrate reflexology, and stress relieving massage techniques you can do at home. Complimentary snacks and wine will be provided.

Price: $40 per person

Times available: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00pm, 2:30 pm

 

creme brulee cooking classes

Crème Brulèe Cooking Class – January 28th

Learn how to make a delicate, creamy, and delicious Crème Brulèe! During this cooking class Chef Chris Huffman will guide you on skill and technique while you create this wonderful classic French dessert. Complimentary wine included.

Price: $35 per person

Times available: 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Vintner Dinner Series

January 7th, 2018 by blairhouseinn

 

We’re very excited to announce our 17th annual 2018 Vintner Dinner Series!

Owners Chris & Lois Mahoney continue this tradition of collaborating with Texas Wineries to create a delightful evening of fine dining with wine pairing. Our Vintner Dinner Series has long been a favorite of Inn guests and local residents as an opportunity to enjoy gourmet food in an intimate, romantic environment and learn the winemaking process.

Saturday Evenings from January 13th to February 24th, vintners and/or their representatives will join us to talk about their winery, their winemaking process and the unique character of the wines they create.

Blair House Executive Chef, Chris Huffman, will prepare a memorable 5-course gourmet dinner. Creating innovative dishes entirely from scratch, Chef Chris will design his menu specifically to highlight the flavors of the various wines.

Our distinctive Saturday Evening Dinners are offered to the public for $70 per person, plus tax and 20% gratuity. Please call 512-847-1111 to reserve your table. This year the Vintner Dinner Series schedule is as follows:

 

January 13, 2018Texas Hills Vineyard, Johnson City, TX

The rolling hills and the soil are much like that of the Tuscan countryside, in Italy. Once Kathy and Gary saw the locationi that makes the Texas Hills Vineyard they decided to have an Italian influence to their wines. All of the grapes grown allow wines to be produced with a decidedly Italian influence. Dale manages the vineyard and works to produce the highest quality Texas grapes with which to produce the wine. Gary takes what is produced and oversees the wine. Kathy manages the tasting room and invites tyou to

 

January 20, 2018Sunset Winery, Burleson, TX

Sunset Winery is located in the former home of Bruce and Birgit Anderson where they raised three daughters. In 2005, the winery opened its doors and has been creating memories for other families ever since. When they opened the winery, they had only a 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2003 Merlot to sell. Those wines earned a total of five medals in various competitions. To date, every sunset wine entered into competition has earned one or more medals, including a Gold in the Lone Star International Competition for the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. Sunset Winery has become known as the place for fine wines and fun events.

 

January 27, 2018Austin Custom Winery, Sunset Valley, TX

Austin Custom Winery is one of the first micro breweries in the United States. Located in Austin in the city of Sunset Valley, our expert wine maker Mary Charron is one of Austin’s most experienced Vintners. Austin Custom Winery is constantly searching for the finest grape harvests the world over, resulting in a high quality wine. Plus, we allow you to design your own custom label for your own personal wine!

 

February 3, 2018Austin Winery, Austin, TX

Ross, Cooper, & Matt founded the Austin Winery in May, 2014, establishing the first full production, grape to glass winery inside the Austin city limits. After producing two red blends to wide applause, they convinced Matt Smith to join up and add the business structure to bring the Austin Winery to life. The young team proved their concept with 3 years of busty tasting room traffic & wholesale distribution. We work with organic & biodynamically farmed vineyards in the Texas High Plains, Sonoma, Amador County, & Walla Walla. We receive our fruit on-stem, transported in macro bins to our Austin facility where crush, de-stem, press, fermentation, filtration, blending, bottling, and service take place.

 

February 10, 2018Singing Water Vineyards, Comfort, TX

The name Singing Water describes the wonderful sound that fills the air as the waters of Bruins Creek cascade over the waterfall on the property. Recently thy received Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals for all  wines entered in Houston, San Fransisco, San Antonio and the Lone Star International Wine Competitions. Their Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Sunrise, Merlot, Texas Reserve, Freedom and Sweet Lupe are becoming very well known throughout the Texas Hill Country and beyond! The winery offers beautiful scenic grounds with picnic areas which host many art and music events throughout the year.

 

February 17, 2018Spicewood Vineyards, Spicewood, TX

Spicewood Vineyards was founded as a winery that only produced wines made with estate-grown grapes. As we grow, we strive to remain as close to that tradition as possible. We take a “hands in the dirt” approach to vineyard management, spending a lot of time year-round to ensure we have the best possible fruit. The variation of conditions from vintage to vintage is incredible. Understanding our vines makes it possible for us to produce wines that we are proud to bring to your table year in and year out.

 

February 24, 2018Pontotoc Vineyard, Fredericksburg, TX

Pontotoc Vineyard was established in the unique terroir of the Llano Uplift in the Northern Hill Country community of Pontotoc, Mason County, Texas. Pontotoc means “Land of Hanging Grapes” and the vineyard was planted in the fertile red sand soil of a high valley surrounded by pink granite outcroppings and sandstone hills on a farm originally founded by the German Emigration Company in 1872.

Interested in the dinner menu being served each evening? visit this link for full menu descriptions: 

https://blairhouseinn.com/dining/evening-dinners/

 

It’s Holiday Time In Wimberley- Visit The 2017 Trail Of Lights

December 12th, 2017 by blairhouseinn

Visit The Wimberley 2017 Trail of Lights

Visit The Wimberley 2017 Trail of Lights

  

As the air cools and the sweaters are pulled out here in Central Texas we look for those sparkly glowing lights which bring us much joy. We listen to songs of cheers and reindeer, snowfall, twinkles, glitter, and sparkles galore. We sip our hot cocoa and spiced cider as it warms our souls. Laughing and holding our loved ones close as the new year soon unfolds. Grab your friends and family, come on out to see the 2017 Trail of Lights at the EmilyAnn Theater. 

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Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance

October 23rd, 2017 by blairhouseinn

Coming out to stay with us in Wimberley? Here’s a great option for exploring the city while you’re enjoying your stay. The Wimberley Valley Arts and Cultural Alliance holds an Art Gallery Tour every 2nd Saturday of the month. On this adventure you will tour 10 of the local art galleries including Art on 12, Steidel Fine Art, Wimberley Glassworks, Silo Gallery & Studio, River Rock Jewelry, Wildflower Art Gallery and many more. Please, visit their website for more information. We look forward to seeing you soon! https://www.wimberleyarts.org/

Labor Day Weekend Spa Services

August 8th, 2017 by blairhouseinn

Come out to Wimberley, relax, and enjoy a soothing Labor Day weekend spa service here at the Blair House Inn. At our enlightening spa studio you’ll find an array of spa treatments to offer such as individual or couples massages. Choose from a 60-minute or 90-minute Hawaiian style Lomi-Lomi, Deep Tissue massage, relaxing Swedish, Prenatal massage, or our new Raindrop Technique to name a few. You’ll also find spa facial treatments, extensive foot scrub, scalp massage, and botanical facial as an add on to your massages.

While you’re planning your spa package weekend escape you can also rest you head in one of our deluxe rooms, suites, and cottages. We look forward to helping you customize your stay here at the Blair House Inn. Call now to book your Labor Day Weekend escape! Call us today at 512-847-1111 or visit the link below:

https://blairhouseinn.com/pool-spa/spa-spa-services/

Mother’s Day Gift Certificates and Spa Special with Wine and Dessert

May 3rd, 2017 by blairhouseinn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to pamper Mom at the Blair House! Purchase a gift certificate or book a Spa service for Sunday, May 14th and receive complimentary wine and dessert.

Our Moms work hard and an appointment with one of our top-notch therapists is sure to make for a unique and delightful gift. Complimentary wine and Chef Chris’ delicious desserts will await when her Spa appointment ends. Afterwards she is welcome to enjoy our beautiful 22 acre property, take in our art gallery, take a dip in our pool, or relax in the hot tub.

What if Mom isn’t able to make it our here for an appointment on May 14th? No Worries! We offer gift certificates that can be tailor suited to anyone’s need. Perhaps she would prefer a romantic Saturday Evening Dinner, a stay in one of our luxurious guest rooms, or a culinary vacation at one of our Cooking Schools. You’re sure to find the perfect gift at the Blair House.

Order your gift certificate today before time runs out!

Fun Events in Wimberley this weekend!

April 19th, 2017 by blairhouseinn

 

This upcoming weekend is an exciting time to visit Wimberley! Be sure to check out these events if you’re in the area:

Wimberley Arts Fest

This year the Arts Fest will be held at the Waters Point at Rio Bonito. 

There will be about 115 booths nestled among the pecan trees and cabins. Food truck aromas will beckon you to relax and have a picnic overlooking the river. A beer and wine booth will help you enjoy your picnic even more. Live music plays continuously and there will be chairs set up for you to rest and listen as you take breaks between art shopping.

Great effort is made to intermix the art so you will see a large variety of media. All of the exhibiting artists are selected by invitation and all of them are experienced and talented. Some come from neighboring states and regions. About 25% are local artists. 

http://www.wimberleyartsfest.com/festival.html

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Festival at Emilyann Theatre & Gardens

This magical event is the perfect way to celebrate spring in the Texas Hill Country.  Thousands of beautiful Monarch butterflies are released in batches every 30 minutes.

All activities, crafts, concessions, stores and exhibits open at 10:00 a.m., after opening ceremonies. Butterflies are released every 30 minutes throughout the day beginning at 10:00 a.m.

For a small donation you can entice a butterfly from its cage onto a piece of cantaloupe and watch it enjoy its first delicious taste before flying off to meet friends and flutter throughout the EmilyAnn Gardens.

http://www.emilyann.org/butterfly.html

 

The South’s Best Inns – 2017

March 23rd, 2017 by blairhouseinn

2017 South's Best Winner Badge

We’re very honored to be selected as one of the The South’s Best Inns – 2017 by Southern Living Magazine! 

The South’s Best by Southern Living celebrates the spectacular sights, inspiring destinations, and cultural institutions that define the South in 2017. Southern Living surveyed more than 22,000 readers on the best-loved places in 13 categories: bars, breweries, cities, hotels, inns, islands, museums, resorts, restaurants, shops, small towns, tailgates and barbecue joints.

Many thanks to the readers who voted for us and to the staff at Southern Living. Please follow the link below to read about us and the other beautiful Inns who made the list:

http://www.southernliving.com/souths-best/inns

Valentine’s Day Dinner

January 29th, 2017 by blairhouseinn

rose-1842015_1280Valentine’s Day is a special time for us at the Blair House Inn. Our primary focus has always been to provide a romantic getaway for couples to share quality time together and connect in an idyllic hill country setting.

That’s why we’re hosting a special Valentine’s Day Dinner. Dining at the Blair House Inn is a unique experience. What you’ll find memorable (in addition to the amazing food) is the intimate, romantic atmosphere we create for our guests to enjoy it in. Our attentive staff provides second to none service with a healthy dose of Texas warmth and friendliness.

Before dinner begins our guests will enjoy a wine mixer. It’s not uncommon to see couples who have been together 30+ years visiting with newlyweds or couples admiring the various artwork we showcase. Guests will dine by candle light at beautifully set tables for two with a single rose for the lady. Dinner is served with complimentary wine plus a special featured wine paired with the entrèe. The evening is topped off with coffee and a truly amazing dessert.

If you don’t have time to escape for Valentine’s Day, give the perfect Valentine gift with a gift certificate for a romantic stay or relaxing massage. Gift Certificates may be purchased for any or all of the services the Blair House offers or for any dollar value. To order a gift certificate or make a dinner reservation, call the Blair House Inn at 512-847-1111 or toll free 1-877-549-5450. Visit our website at blairhouseinn.com.

2017 Vintner Dinner Series

January 18th, 2017 by blairhouseinn

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We’re very excited to announce our 16th annual Vintner Dinner Series!

Owners Chris & Lois Mahoney continue this tradition of collaborating with Texas Wineries to create a delightful evening of fine dining with wine pairing. Our Vintner Dinner Series has long been a favorite of Inn guests and local residents as an opportunity to enjoy gourmet food in an intimate, romantic environment and learn the winemaking process.

Saturday Evenings from January 14th to February 25th, vintners and/or their representatives will join us to talk about their winery, their winemaking process and the unique character of the wines they create.

Blair House Executive Chef, Chris Huffman, will prepare a memorable 5-course gourmet dinner. Creating innovative dishes entirely from scratch, Chef Chris will design his menu specifically to highlight the flavors of the various wines.

Our distinctive Saturday Evening Dinners are offered to the public for $70 per person, plus tax and 20% gratuity. Please call 512-847-1111 to reserve your table. This year the Vintner Dinner Series schedule is as follows:

 

January 14, 2017Stone House Vineyard, Spicewood, TX

The name Stone House Vineyard suggests permanence and durability, two qualities owners Angela and Howard Moench undoubtedly espouse in their winemaking and grape growing. At Stone House they believe excellence in winemaking is about exploration and integrity.

 

January 21, 2017Kerrville Hills Winery, Kerrville, TX

Kerrville’s first winery is situated at the top of a hill high above Kerrville and the Guadalupe River Valley. The winery and tasting room are built on the footprint of a 1960’s Kerrville homestead. Come visit their tasting room and enjoy wines in a relaxing and fun Texas environment. They offer wine tastings, wine by the glass, winery tours, events, indoor & outdoor seating, gift shop, and windows to the winery.

 

January 28, 2017Texas Hills Vineyard, Johnson City, TX

The rolling hills and the soil are much like that of the Tuscan countryside, in Italy. Once Kathy and Gary saw the location that makes the Texas Hills Vineyard they decided to have an Italian influence to their wines. All of the grapes grown allow wines to be produced with a decidedly Italian influence. Dale manages the vineyard and works to produce the highest quality Texas grapes with which to produce the wine. Gary takes what is produced and oversees the wine. Kathy manages the tasting room and invites you to drop by and sample wines and shop the gift shop. 

 

February 4, 2017Singing Water Vineyards, Comfort, TX

The name Singing Water describes the wonderful sound that fills the air as the waters of Bruins creek cascade over the waterfall on the property. Recently they received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for all 6 wines entered in Houston, San Francisco, San Antonio and the Lone Star International Wine Competitions. Their Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Sunrise, Merlot, Texas Reserve, Freedom and Sweet Lupe are becoming very well known throughout the Texas Hill Country and beyond! The winery offers beautiful scenic grounds with picnic areas which host many art and music events throughout the year.

 

February 11, 2017Westcave Cellars Winery, Round Mountain, TX

Just 30 minutes from Austin, Westcave Cellars Winery is nestled in the oaks along scenic Hamilton Pool Road. The winery is a few miles west of Hamilton Pool Preserve, Reimers Ranch, and Westcave Preserve. Whether you are sightseeing at one of these local parks or traveling to the wineries in Fredericksburg, Dripping Springs and Driftwood, They invite you to visit Westcave Cellars.

 

February 18, 2017Dry Comal Creek Vineyards, New Braunfels, TX

From a fledgling winery in 1998, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards now produces 8,000 cases a year, with expansion plans to produce 12,000. With only 5 acres of good soil, Dry Comal Creek Vineyards focuses on growing Black Spanish, which is resistant to Pierce’s disease. While we grow only one grape variety, don’t let that fool you. Dry Comal Creek has developed a series of award-winning specialty wines including French Colombard (Demi-Sweet and Bone Dry), Orange Muscat, White Black Spanish, Comal Red, Black Spanish and 1096 Port – each of them spectacular in their own right and meant to be drinkable now.

 

February 25, 2017Pontotoc Vineyard, Fredericksburg, TX

Pontotoc Vineyard was established in the unique terroir of the Llano Uplift in the Northern Hill Country community of Pontotoc, Mason County, Texas. Pontotoc means “Land of Hanging Grapes” and the vineyard was planted in the fertile red sand soil of a high valley surrounded by pink granite outcroppings and sandstone hills on a farm originally founded by the German Emigration Company in 1872.

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