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Celebrating 4th of July in Wimberley

June 28th, 2018 by blairhouseinn

Blair House Inn 4th of July celebration

It’s almost Independence Day!

If you’re trying to plan out this upcoming 4th of July, we’ve got you covered. The Blair House Inn is located just minutes from downtown Wimberley, making it an easy home-base for all the fun patriotic events scheduled for this week in Wimberley. Book now online or give us a call at 512-847-1111

Below is a list of all kinds of fun things happening during the week of 4th of July in Wimberley this year.

 

Parade

Wimberley’s Annual Jubilee Parade

  • Starts at 10:00am
  • Runs down RR 12 through downtown
  • Good place to sit & watch (Ozona Bank)

Rodeo

Annual Wimberley VFW July 4th Pro Rodeo

  • Name “Best small town rodeo in Texas”
  • Shows on the 6th, 7th, & 8th
  • Gates open 5:30pm, 1st mutton busting 7:00pm, rodeo 8:00pm
  • BBQ & other food vendors
  • calf scrambles & mutton busting
  • Free firework show after each rodeo

Concerts

Hometown Patriotic Concert in Wimberley

 

Pre-Firework Music Entertainment

 

Plum Creek Golf Course – Kyle, TX
  • Live Music: 6:00pm – 9:00pm 
Hays CISD PAC Star Spangled Event – Kyle, TX
  • Psychic Cowboys: 7:00pm – 8:15pm
  • Starlight Symphony Orchestra: 8:30pm – 9:30pm 

 

Fireworks

San Marcos

13 miles from Wimberley

Kyle, TX

13 miles from Wimberley

 

Market Days

Wimberley Market Days

  • Saturday, July 7th
  • Open 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Cooking with Olive Oil Blair House Inn Cooking School

May 19th, 2018 by blairhouseinn

Olive Oil is one of the oldest crops to be cultivated, dating back to 3,000 years ago. It is a healthy and nutritious ingredient that can be used to add wonderful flavors to dishes, create vinaigrettes, sauces and much more! Learn how to implement olive oil in your cooking to create such dishes as: Olive Oil Poached Tuna and Truffle Infused Olive Oil Pomme Frites. You’ll also learn a variety of sauces including Pesto, Beurre Rouge and Mojo Verde.

 

Executive Chef Chris will be hosting a ‘Cooking with Olive Oil’ class for the Blair House Inn Cooking School. He will feature Bella Vista Ranch & Texas Hill Country Olive Company Olive Oils. Students will be taught the skills to cook many different olive oil focused meals that have been invented & perfected over the years.

 

Class starts on June 4th, and runs through the 6th. Hurry to sign up, spots fill quick!

A few more things you can expect to learn will be

  • Olive Oil Cranberry Bundt Cake
  • Olive Oil Confit
  • Roasted Garlic & Pesto Soup with Parsley infused Olive Oil
  • etc…

To sign up for this cooking school, call us at (512)-847-1111

If you’re interested in any of our other cooking classes, take a peek at our schedule here.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & Feature on CBS News

May 10th, 2018 by blairhouseinn

 

Treat Mom To A B&B Fit For A Queen

The Blair House Inn was recently featured on a CBS New York segment featuring Mother’s Day Bed & Breakfast Ideas! Click the link above to view the video.

 

Gift for Mom - Peaceful flowers in pot

The perfect gift for your special Mom is waiting at the Blair House Inn! During May we are offering a very special “Mother’s Day Pampering” Day Spa package that is sure to leave her feeling relaxed and rejuvenated:

 

Mother’s Day Pampering 

This lovely Day Spa package includes:

90-minute Aromatherapy Massage

30-minute Botanical Facial

Hot Steamy Towels

Chocolates, A Flower, Fresh Juice

 

Call today to purchase a Blair House Gift Certificate! Maybe Mom would prefer a hands-on culinary vacation at our nationally recognized cooking school. Perhaps a quiet weekend getaway in one of our luxurious guest rooms, or an evening of fine dining at our weekly Saturday Evening Dinner! You are sure to find just the right package for Mother’s Day at the Blair House. 

 

 

Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway

January 29th, 2018 by blairhouseinn

Romantic flowers in wooded area

The most romantic holiday of the year is almost upon us! A Valentine’s Day stay at the Blair House Inn is the perfect romantic getaway to create new memories and celebrate being in love. Show your loved one a truly romantic time with one of the many amenities we have to offer and make this Valentine’s Day an extra special celebration.

 

Packages

  • Set the mood right away with a Romance Package waiting for you in your room. Choose from a variety of packages including:  Roses & Bubbly, locally crafted bath-packs, chocolate covered strawberries and more! 
  • Our Day Spa offers a wide variety of relaxing treatments by our highly trained therapists. Enjoy a couples massage side by side! 
  • Create your own romantic getaway by ordering one of our Texas Hill Country Picnic Baskets. Enjoy it in your room, under a shady tree on our grounds, at a scenic overlook, or by the river.

 

Gift Certificates

If you don’t have time to escape for a romantic getaway on Valentine’s you can always purchase a Gift Certificate! Gift certificates can be purchased for any or all of the services Blair House offers or for any dollar value. We will mail the certificate to you printed out on beautiful parchment paper with a personalized note and include a variety of brochures and pamphlets for you to gift your loved one with.

 

Dinner

Take a moment to view our Valentine’s Day Dinner menu below. Our dinners are open to the public! We invite those in the community and guests from other inns to join us for an evening of fine dining. Call 512-847-1111 today to book your table!

 

Wednesday – February 14th 2018 – 7:00 pm

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Appetizer
Sausage Clams in White Wine Cream Sauce

 

Soup
Asparagus Vichyssoise

 

Salad
Mixed Greens, Roasted Beets
Buffalo Mozzarella, Candied Pecans
Dijon Vinaigrette

 

Entrée
Red Wine Braised Beef Shortribs
Crimini Risotto, Sautèed Haricot Verts

 

Dessert
Raspberry Dark Chocolate Joconde & Mousse Layer Cake
Lavender Macaroons, Hazelnut Crumble
Espresso Dark Chocolate Sauce

 

 

 

 

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!

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