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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.

Blair House Inn in USA Today

August 1st, 2016 by blairhouseinn

Blair House Inn in USA Today

Blair House Inn and Wimberley, TX are featured in an article on the front page of the USA Today travel section. Nancy Trejos wrote a very nice article about the small-town charm our beautiful city of Wimberley has to offer. Highlights like downtown shops and restaurants in town square to the natural beauty of the surrounding Hill Country. Nancy Trejos captures everything that makes this small piece of Texas so wonderful.

Jeanne Leonard, visiting from Connersville, IN said, “My husband and I loved the fact that it was away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.” Many visitors to Wimberley and the Hill Country love the area for just that reason. It’s a place that feels a million miles away from the big city, but close enough to get away for the weekend. Jack Dougherty of Bella Vista Ranch, an olive oil maker, describes the environment of his 27-acre olive tree grove as, “…a day trip to Italy, without the 21-hour flight and $3,00 ticket.”

Blair House Inn is the perfect getaway for your trip to Wimberley. Spend the day enjoying all the Hill Country has to offer before a relaxing evening with a glass of wine and a homemade dessert. Or spend your days getting a massage and lounging by the pool and hot tub without ever leaving Blair House. We are here to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Give us a call and we can book your perfect retreat.

New Tesla Charging Station

July 4th, 2016 by blairhouseinn

TeslaBlair House Inn recently partnered with Tesla by installing a Tesla charging station and a universal charger. Guests can be confident knowing their cars are fully charged and ready to explore. Blair House guests staying on with us on property or vacationers enjoying the Texas hill country may take advantage of this great addition to our property. Please give us a call if you have any questions or would like to make a reservation close to the charging station.

Tesla’s Alexis Georgeson, in an interview with The Motley Fool, explains how the Destination Charging network and the Supercharger network complement each other in an effort to make traveling in a Tesla as convenient as possible: “Our growing Supercharger network has inspired Model S owners to hit the road in increasing numbers. Owners can drive all day, charging for 30-40 minutes at Superchargers, and then stop at night to stay at one of the many hotels and resorts that have installed Tesla High Power Connectors. By offering convenient Destination Charging services to Model S owners, these locations are replicating the convenience our owners have become accustomed to at home. Owners wake up relaxed with a full charge and ready to hit the road again.”

Texas Hill Country Destinations

April 21st, 2016 by blairhouseinn

Texas-Hill-Country-Sunset-ViewRecently, Blair House Inn has been featured in a couples of articles highlighting the must see stops in the Texas hill country. Spring is in full swing with eager travelers vacationing to Wimberley and the surrounding destinations. Colorful fields of bluebonnets and wildflowers bring many to the hill country, but the many shops, restaurants, wineries, and of course Blair House Inn show there is much more to enjoy.

Texas Highways magazine published a great article featuring a few highlights around our little town of Wimberley. They take a moment to acknowledge the resilience of residents after last years floods and their determination to not let it keep them down. Wimberley has bounced back in a big way, installing a huge art project of giant painted boots around town. An attraction that has become a bit of a scavenger hunt for the more than 50 in the area. Continuing with seasonal festivals and making sure the natural landscape is as beautiful as ever.

Travel Gumbo has also posted a piece about our cooking classes. Michelle Carr joined us for a three day themed cooking class and was happy to include us in her article on discovering the hill country. Blair House Inn’s national known cooking classes are perfect for the chef’s in the family or those trying to learn a new skill. Chef Chris Huffman works hands on with each student to gain the most from each class. Themes range from Italian, French, and Mediterranean to New Orleans cuisine and our newest class, Spanish cuisine. Our cooking classes are a lot of fun and no one leaves on an empty stomach.

These articles only scratch the surface of places and things to see in Wimberley. Come join us at Blair House Inn for a romantic weekend getaway and enjoy Wimberley and the Texas hill country for yourself.

 

Best of Hays 2015

April 3rd, 2016 by blairhouseinn

Best of Hays

Recently, Blair House Inn was named one of the best day spa’s in Hays County. The San Marcos Daily Record has a yearly voting poll to showcase the best businesses and individuals in the Hays county area. Many businesses were recognized for their outstanding service and commitment to the community. We take pride in recognition of the hard work we do at Blair House Inn. Having a day spa on property for our guests to enjoy is a unique feature among bed and breakfast. Our licensed massage therapists provide excellent service while striving to always improve. Spa appointments are available to guests staying on property as well as guests merely joining us for a spa visit. We offer a variety of treatments for all levels of comfort. Take a look at some examples and give us a call to make an appointment at the Blair House Day Spa today.

Aromatherapy Massage
Enjoy a relaxing Swedish or Deep Tissue massage using four essential oils and hot, steamy towels to sooth and relax tense muscles.

Hot Stone Massage
The warmth and energy from the hot stones transmits soothing warmth which combined with the pressure of the massage strokes, loosen and melts stiff muscles into submission. Releases stress, creates a feeling of well-being, balance and a sense of wholeness.

Lomi Lomi Massage
Given in a fluid, rhythmic motion, Lomi-Lomi relaxes the nervous system, increases circulation and creates a sense of well-being as it works with the body’s natural flow and rhythm. Our traditional Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi massage boasts several deep tissue massage techniques. This legacy of techniques is the product of generations of contribution, and works wonders to deepen your state of consciousness and promote a higher level of healing.

Acupressure Facial
Using organic skin care products to cleanse, exfoliate, masque, tone and rejuvenate, this full hour facial relaxes and restores balance to your skin. Along with acupressure points on the face, a neck and shoulder massage, and a choice of a hand or foot massage, this treatment leaves you in a completely pampered and relaxed state of mind.

Reflexology For Feet
In reflexology theory, points and areas on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Reflexology uses “reflex” maps to identify areas on the feet, that may correspond with and energetic blockages in the glandular system of the body.

Hands, Feet, Scalp
Enjoy a relaxing and soothing experience of sheer bliss. Feel renewed and ready to greet the world! Peppermint oil helps to relieve tired feet. Other oils applied by request.

Raindrop Technique
With the use of Young Living Oils, a combination of eight essential oils, Valor, Thyme, Oregano, Cypress, Wintergreen, Basil, Peppermint, and Marjoram are placed along the spine. The Raindrop Technique is a method of using reflexology and massage techniques and essential oils to bring the body into structural and electrical alignment. It is designed to bring balance to the body with its relaxing and mild application. This is not considered “massage”, but rather a deep therapeutic treatment.

Gift Certificates

December 17th, 2015 by blairhouseinn

ChristmasNo need to worry about gifts this holiday season. A Blair House Inn gift certificate can be customized to fit anyone’s needs. Do you have an aspiring chef at home? Treat them to a cooking school. Our Executive Chef Chris Huffman gives hands on instruction to create delicious dishes for family and friends. Know a wonderful couple always thinking of everyone else before themselves? Spice things up with a romantic weekend getaway. Romance packages, like roses, champagne, and special bath pack, can be included in any gift certificate for that unique “something extra”. Know someone who lives close to Wimberley? Treat them to a five course gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Huffman on Saturday evening or a couples massage in our beautiful and relaxing day spa. By purchasing a Blair House Inn gift certificate, you are giving a unique gift that will be truly enjoyed and appreciated.

A few rooms are still available for Christmas and New Years Eve. We will be serving a unique five course gourmet meal Christmas Day and New Years evening complete with a champagne toast. Spend the holidays with your special someone at Blair House Inn.

 

Gift certificates can be mailed or emailed for convenience. You can purchase gift certificates for accommodations, dinners, cooking schools, spa treatments or a specific dollar amount. For more information or to make purchase, please call us directly at (512) 847-1111, or order online at blairhouseinn.com/gc.html

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