Jan. 15, 2019

New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Home

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With the new year comes a new you and new home improvements. Here is a list of 12 New Year's resolutions to help improve you and your home this year.

Any homeowner will tell you that maintaining a house is a full-time job. Chances are, though, that home maintenance isn’t at the top of your list of priorities for the new year. However, if you plan ahead, you can keep your house in tip-top shape without giving yourself a headache ­– and you may even be able to avoid costly repairs.

Keep this monthly list of resolutions handy so you can stay on top of home maintenance in the new year.

January

Do a safety check: Start the year off on the right foot by making sure you and your family members will be safe in the unlikely event of an emergency. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries as necessary. You should also make sure you have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen and that it is in proper working order.

 

February

Check for leaks: The cold winter months are the perfect time to tackle indoor home maintenance. Water leaks can often go undetected, causing extensive, costly damage. Take some time to inspect the areas around your shower, tub and toilet for leaks and recaulk them as needed. You should also check for dripping or leaking faucets, which can make your water bill add up. If needed, tighten or replace the washers to repair leaks.

 

March

Make sure windows and doors are properly sealed: Cracks around your windows and doors can cause heat and air to escape your house, leading to higher utility bills. Inspect the areas around your windows and doors for cracks and add weather stripping as needed. It’s a good idea to tackle this project before the temperature extremes of summer and winter hit. If you need to replace your windows, be sure you get energy-efficient ones.

 

April

Power-wash the exterior: Everyone loves a little spring cleaning, so after you’ve decluttered and organized your home, pay some attention to the exterior. This time of year is perfect for power-washing and deep cleaning the exterior of your home. Wash the siding and the windows, and your house will look as good as new. To get the most bang for your buck, time your cleaning after the majority of spring pollen has hit but well before the leaves and debris of fall arrive.

 

May

Service your A/C unit: Nobody wants to be sweltering hot in the summer, so before those scorching temperatures arrive, make sure your home’s A/C unit is up to the challenge. Contact a professional HVAC company to service your unit and ensure that it can cool your home adequately and efficiently. By paying a little up front, you’ll avoid repair costs and higher electric bills as the result of poor performance. Consider scheduling an additional appointment for the fall to check your heater before the winter.

 

June

 

Spruce up your deck: Summertime is perfect for outdoor parties. Make sure your deck is ready by pressure washing it to remove debris and re-sealing it to avoid water damage if needed. Make the safety of your guests a priority and check for protruding nails, loose boards and other potential hazards.

 

July

Check for insect activity: The summer months are when many insects are at their most active. Keep an eye out for specific pests, such as termites and carpenter ants, that may pose a threat to your home. These insects eat and burrow through wood, which can result in structural damage to your house. Consider a pest control plan and regular inspections to keep these unwelcome guests at bay.

 

August

Give your roof a once-over: Like any part of your house, your roof is subject to wear and tear. Check the areas around the eaves and gutters for leaks and water damage. Many times, a roof leak can lead to larger issues, including mold, elsewhere in your home. You should also be sure to check for any loose or missing shingles and replace these as necessary. This will help prevent further damage from storms or extreme weather.

 

September

Get your fireplace ready: When fall approaches, cool weather is right around the corner. If your home has a fireplace, late summer or early fall is the perfect time to give it a thorough inspection. You can schedule a professional fireplace inspection and chimney cleaning to ensure everything is in proper working order. Other fireplace maintenance tips include removing ashes, making sure the flue damper opens and closes easily, and removing unsightly smoke and soot stains.

 

October

Inspect siding and paint: Take advantage of the mild fall temperatures and touch up any damage on the exterior of your home. Look for chipped or peeling paint and cracks in your siding. If needed, add some new caulk to repair damage. This is also a good time to look for signs of foundation damage, such as cracks in the foundation or gaps between bricks. Not only will these checks ensure your home is structurally sound, but they’ll also boost your curb appeal.

 

November

 

Rake leaves and clean gutters: Those quintessential falling leaves are beautiful, but they can be a real nuisance for homeowners. Regularly rake your yard to keep your grass from dying, and take time to collect debris or trim bushes away from your house, as these can act as a pathway for insects or small animals looking for warmth. After most of the leaves have dropped from the trees, clean out your gutters. It’s important to do this before the winter, as excess debris can trap water and lead to ice dams around your roof during colder weather.

 

December

Get cold weather ready: Speaking of cold weather, it’s a smart idea to get ready before the bitter winter temperatures of January and February roll in. If you have screens on your windows, remove them so snow doesn’t get trapped and damage your window frames. You should also prep your pipes, as well. Consider adding insulation to keep them from freezing. Not only will frozen pipes disrupt water flow in your home, but they may also burst and cause extensive water damage. If you can’t add insulation, keep an eye on the weather and let your faucets drip slowly when temperatures drop particularly low.

 

Rest Easy

 

Being a homeowner comes with a degree of uncertainty. Performing regular home maintenance throughout the year will help you avoid expensive repairs and sleepless nights. 

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Jan. 10, 2019

Retreat to the Hill Country

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by Greg Kagay

Greg Kagay

Is it right for you?

Have you ever thought about buying a weekend place in the country? I myself am a city escapee, having for several years worked weeks in the city (New York) and retreated on weekends to the country (East Hampton). Starting my little Jeep, which was waiting for me at the train station when I arrived on Fridays, was the happiest moment of my week. This town and country setup served me extremely well. (Ultimately I gave up on the city aspect and moved to the Texas hill country outright.)

For career-minded folks in Austin and San Antonio, the Texas hill country is a great consideration for a nearby weekend retreat. Country homes can serve many purposes for city dwellers. A weekend home offers a place to recreate with friends and family, with plenty of elbow room that sometimes does not exist on small city lots. Country retreats put one into frequent close proximity to nature and outdoor activity. They also offer useful constraints. For anyone overburdened with big-city social obligations, a not-too-distant weekend retreat offers a great excuse to be away from tertiary "opportunities", like company picnics and nephews' recitals.

Roughing it?

With modern technology, country living is easier than ever. The Wall Street Journal, most magazines, and most books are delivered instantly to your phone and tablet over cell service. Fast wi-fi for streaming movies and games is already available across much of the hill country, and service areas are expanding as providers build out their wireless networks. (So-called 5G networks promise even better user experiences in the not-too-distant future.) Finally, with satellite television, sports and other television programs are just as available in the country as in the city.

Town or Country, Which is Primary?

A weekend retreat offers a place to entertain, read, cook, and/or craft. Or as a headquarters to explore the region. For cyclists, one makes a great club house from which to take advantage of the tremendous hill country roads. I encourage city dwellers to think big. Or, at least, think differently. In my experience as a former town and country career man, I emphasized my country home as my primary home, and my city apartment as something more like a hotel room. My city place was small and simple, a spot at which to sleep while working and from which to focus on big-city enjoyment of restaurants and attractions, not at-home puttering. I minimized my financial and maintenance upkeep investments in my city place (I only ever rented there), putting all of my nesting energy into my country home. This country-bias may not be for everyone, but it worked very well for me.

Investing in the Texas Hill Country

Anyone considering a country retreat should consider the investment potential. In addition to stocks and bonds, most money managers encourage inclusion of real estate as its own asset class in one's portfolio. Although not especially liquid, real estate tends to be a favorable inflation hedge. That is unless a property is not maintained, or the local market becomes less favorable. At present, the long-term value trends of the hill country appear favorable. Tremendous investment here in wineries, distilleries, restaurants, beer gardens and other attractions is being met with strong visitation trends. Combined with our state's population growth, the geographic beauty of the hill country along with its existing infrastructure suggest property in this region should hold its relative value well.

Another investment consideration for a country retreat is rentability. Whether one rents one's country home to friends and family only, or offers if for rental online through portals such as airbnb.com or homeaway.com, a country retreat could be more affordable than you think. It could even be a favorable side business.

Country Inconveniences

Of course owning a second home presents not only opportunities bus also responsibilities and, well, inconveniences. I don't recommend owning a second home to anyone who is not already a good steward of their primary home, either through do-it-yourself efforts or do-it-for-me third-party management. Whichever route you choose, even a mix of both, adding a second residence adds complication.

Another aspect of country living important to consider is patience. Wherever one is in the hill country, one is never surrounded by a diversity of grocery stores and home centers, like in big cities. When things break, one may have to wait a few days to receive replacement or repair parts by mail, or to visit a city with a Lowe's or Home Depot. And the average small town grocery will not have the wide assortment of, say, mushrooms that your big city Whole Foods or Central Market offers. Favorably, unlike for us full-time country folks, anyone commuting back and forth on the weekends is in an enviable position to easily re-provision regularly.

Get Started

If you are curious about or interested in investing in a Texas hill country weekend retreat, contact me to get started pursuing your town and country lifestyle.

--Greg Kagay

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Retreat to the Hill Country originally appeared on Invaluablist.com on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:00:00 CST.

Jan. 10, 2019

What To Do This Weekend in Boerne

There's lots to do this weekend in Boerne! What are your plans?

 

Kendall County Jr Livestock Show and Sale

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:00pm

Participating children, families and other visitors to the Kendall County Junior Livestock Show feel the excitement in the air that comes with competition.  But there is so much more than simply winning that comes from the event. Raising livestock is a fabulous teaching experience that brings families together and develops lifelong friendships. Kids learn not only the mechanics but also the underlying sense of responsibility and what it takes to get a job well done.

Friday's Schedule:

Friday's show features all animals (other than poultry).

  • 7:30AM - Breeding Swine Show, Market Swine to follow
  • 8AM - Angora Goats and Breeding Sheep Show, Breeding Goat Show, Market Goats to follow
  • 10AM - Breeding Heifers, Market Steers to follow
  • 1PM - Market Lambs

 

 

Posted in Boerne Attractions
Jan. 8, 2019

2019 Design Forecast: What's In, What's Out

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Is it time to say goodbye to shiplap and millennial pink? Design expert, Kerrie Kelly, weighs in.

As we flip open the pages of our 2019 calendar, it’s time to look at interior design trends on the rise — and say goodbye to those on their way out.

Here are her predictions about what’s in and what’s out.

 

What’s in

 

Warm modernism

It’s official — many regions throughout the U.S. are choosing a modern aesthetic over a rustic style.

While black-and-white contrast and raw materials like steel and wood will continue to be popular, they’ll be softened by color and asymmetry. These modern elements will have a fresh approachability when surrounded by sun-soaked fabrics and natural wall coverings.

 

Effortless technology and transformations

Talk-to-me tech products help you get things done with your voice, and homeowners are using them to modernize their daily routine.

In 2019 you’ll see smart faucets, fans, window coverings and appliances paired with popular platforms — Google Home, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomePod — for a convenient, connected home.

Additionally, products that offer easy installation and seamless integration into existing layouts make projects remodel-friendly. Innovative sinks, faucets, medicine cabinets, appliances and lighting provide a quick transformation to refresh the style and functionality of your space.

 

Om sweet home

Though talk-to-me tech is trending, some will be looking for ways to escape the chatter.

Meditative and sound-barrier features will appear in more homes this year — think transformative experiences using acoustic panels, colored lights and aura effects. Ethereal, sheer and translucent fabrics will support the aesthetic, pairing an organic feel with the benefits and convenience of select technology.

Industrial style

Concrete, quartz and metal lovers, rejoice! Industrial styles are predicted to rise in popularity in 2019.

Matte black and bronze continue to dominate and complement a more industrial vibe. But when selecting wall colors, appliances, faucet finishes and fabrics, consider the possibilities of moody blues and the gray color spectrum. From warm light grays to the coolness of matte black, these tones add a subtle layer of intrigue and distinction.

Plus, black and charcoal gray front doors could earn up to $6,271 more when selling your home!

Organic maker accents

Handmade details can immediately soften an interior. This year you’ll see rhythmic patterns and imperfect lines incorporated through hand-painting, stitching and detailing, expanding the possibilities for endless mixing and matching in the home. Additionally, fabrics and accents with strands of crystal, wooden and pearlescent beads present a sophisticated flair for artful detail.

Home decor favorites will still include earthy elements and nubby textures. Think neutral naturals by simply adding a wooden side table and sculpture, live and fake plants for color, and natural fibers through rugs and fabrics.

 

What’s out

 

Rustic

Is America finally over the “Fixer Upper” movement? Not quite, but the rustic, farmhouse-chic elements are getting refined.

The shiplap-crazy trend seems to be leaning toward a modern twist, simplifying layers of the look. Cutesy barn doors will take a backseat to more modern versions featuring glass and metal instead of reclaimed barn wood.

The signature statement range hood covered in rustic materials will swing to simplified finishes, like brushed brass, stainless and matte black. Lastly, the harsh light of the Edison bulb will move to a more complementary glow, reflecting concealed bulbs versus exposed ones.

Millennial pink

Bold, trendy color schemes are likely on the way out, with more subtle earth tones and cool, classic palettes on the rise.

Blues and neutrals continue to top Zillow trend reports, adding higher dollar values related to home sales when used in kitchen and bathroom areas. While millennial pink may have been all the rage on designer Instagram feeds, people don’t actually want to live with it throughout their homes.

Whether trends inspire you or not, it’s important to be aware of them, because they help shape our own personal interior style. If you love purple gingham in your dining room, go for it. If an all-white interior speaks to you, celebrate it.

Our homes are where we express ourselves and tell our unique style story, so I encourage you to do just that in the new year.

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Jan. 3, 2019

New Year, New You

Happy New Year, friends! It's that time again when we all make resolutions to do something different and better than last year. Where we make promises to change our lifestyle, our habits, our bodies and our minds. The most popular resolutions include: dieting and eating healthier, exercise more and lose weight. So if you're among those that have made these types of resolutions, we've got a list of the best fitness spots in Boerne. Check 'em out and best of luck to you in 2019!

Boerne is home to many fitness options including boutique studios, gyms, meet ups and free classes along with parks and trails throughout. 

 

Boutique Studios

Boutique fitness studios offer specialized group fitness classes that are fun and exciting for every person. You are able to thrive in the excitement of trying something new... and invite your best friend so you don't feel like the only newbie in the group! Find great places to hang from the ceiling like Aerial Yoga Boerne, or bounce your way through class on a trampoline at B Well Health and Fitness, or try paddle board yoga (SUP) at Boerne Yoga House. Boutique studios offer small class sizes so you still receive personalized attention in a non-judgmental place.

Visit the websites to see the schedules and sign up for a class. Boutique locations are all so different and unique – you will definitely be able to experience something new. 

Aerial Yoga Boerne - 37131 IH10 West Frontage Rd Suite 300-2, Many variations of Yoga including children's classes. 

Agave Wellness Studio - 121 Rosewood Ave, Barre, Yoga (several variations), Men's Golf Yoga and HIIT 

B Well Health & Fitness - 1109 S Main St STE 102, Barre, Spin, Cardio & Strength, Bounce Blast, Personal Training & Juice Bar.  

Boerne Pilates - 37131 I-10, Pilates (Group, Solo or Duo)

Forever Fit Boerne - 455 S Main St - Barre, HIIT Barre & Cardio Dance

Yoga House - 9417 Aqua Dr, Yoga & Teacher Training for Yoga

Gyms

Boerne offers several gyms you can visit that offer 24-hour access. This is great to accommodate all schedules. There are also group fitness classes scheduled throughout the day, you can visit their websites for full schedules. I recommend these locations for people who like to work out on their own, are familiar with gym equipment and need the flexibility of scheduling. **Some participating locations will accept your membership from another location, check their website to find out more details**

Anytime Fitness - 1018 River Rd

24/7 Health & Fitness - 430 W Bandera Rd # 13

YMCA - 820 Adler Rd

Planet Fitness - 1313 S Main St

 

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Jan. 2, 2019

December 2018 | Texas Hill Country Real Estate Markets



While there has been some very minor seasonal softening of property values in the Kerrville and Fair Oaks Ranch markets in the past month, our Texas hill country real estate market remains strong and active relative to the rest of the U.S. Additionally, this minor downward deflection in the last month has had little or no impact on the increased values seen in the past 12 months.

Kerrville leads the way in the year over year with properties posting a 7.63% increase in estimated value. With Kerrville being the final hill country holdout of reasonably priced properties, this trend is expected to continue. Here are the year over year estimated value increases for our other markets:

  • Comfort: 1.59% (again, a less than stable statistic given Comfort's low volume and inventory relative to our other markets)
  • Fair Oaks Ranch: 2.49%
  • Fredericksburg: 5.14%
  • Boerne: 5.2%

More insightful statistics and data in the market reports covering our Texas hill country market at the links below. 

(Please note: The links to the .pdf reports expire in 30 days. Large files, patience please!)


Boerne

Fair Oaks Ranch

Fredericksburg

Comfort


Kerrville

Please Contact me with questions you may have about the information in these reports, to preview any highlighted available properties, or to discuss marketing strategies for your property.


 

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Dec. 27, 2018

Ring in 2019 in Boerne!

There are two ways to celebrate the New Year: Dress up in a sparkly outfit and go out to party with the masses, OR cuddle up in your PJs and watch the ball drop from home! What's your preference?

If you're the type that loves to get all dressed up and hit the town, here are some events in and around Boerne that will have you clinking your glasses into 2019:

 

 

Dobbs 1st Annual New Year's Eve Party

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 8:00pm

Celebrate 2019 at Boerne's Salvador DOBBS! Andrew Irwin will be ringing in the year from the Dobbs stage. And our friendly staff will be your procurer of good times. Don't miss out! Complimentary champagne at midnight for all of our guests. For those who are 21 and up only!

 

 

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New Year's Eve Celebration at Maggiano's

Life is for celebrating, so come join us for the biggest celebration of the year.

Monday, December 31st, 2018, 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Appetizer Buffet, Chef selected family style dinner, Dessert buffet, Premium open bar, Party favors, Midnight toast, and a DJ! Space is very limited. This event is 21 and up.

$100.00 per person all-inclusive. Tables and individual reservations available.

 

 

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New Year’s Eve 2018 at Bar Louie La Cantera!

We’re bidding adieu to 2018 in style. Bar Louie’s Black and White Masquerade is an ode to Truman Capote’s infamous Grand Masked Ball, hosted in New York in 1966 and we want you to be there.

 

The bottles will be popping, taps will be flowing, kitchen will be cookin’ and music will be pumping until last call… So you don’t have to end your night until we do. Get ready to ring in 2019 with our champagne toast, party favors, and great friends while you sip on our specialty New Year’s Eve cocktail, the Velvet 19. Admission to Event is $20.

 

Tickets Include:

- Champagne Toast

- Party Favors

 

Event Details:

- Formal attire not required. 

- Masquerade Masks Encouraged but not required

- Upon entry to the event, you grant Bar Louie permission to use your likeness for marketing purposes

*Ticket does not reserve seating

 

Still more interested in celebrating in your PJ's or with a group of friends at home? Here are some great ideas to bring in the New Year at home!

 

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1. Snack Tray

Create a huge snack tray filled with all of your favorite fried foods and/or snacks.  Keep refilling it as the long night goes on, so you and your family/ friends can eat all night long.  The work outs and diets can start in the new year!

 

2. Karaoke

If you have speakers, a microphone, and a computer, this is such an easy way to have a fun New Year’s Eve. Whether you jam out to some Christmas songs, or the best pop songs of the year, karaoke is a great ice breaker and a fun way to get in a mix of seriously making music, or just messing around and being silly with friends.

 

3. Photo booth

Photo booths can be really easy to set up- all you need is some kind of backdrop, props, and a camera.  The backdrop could be something as simple as a table cloth hung from the ceiling, and the props could be something as easy to find as crazy scarfs or glasses.  If you’re looking to create more of a professional looking booth, special New Year’s Eve props can be found at many party stores, as well as online.  These usually consist of props that are customized to fit the coming year. Kids and teens always love things like this, and it’s a great way to document the evening.

 

4. Themed Party

Any type of theme party would be tons of fun as well!  The decorations, food, music, and attire should all match this theme in order to make it legit.  A popular themed party for New Year’s Even seems to be Great Gatsby, but if you’re looking for something a bit more unique, try something humorous like a summer in December theme!

 

5. Game Night

This is a great option for families because it consists of playing everyone’s favorite games! Whether you decide to make it a board game night, a Wii game night, or maybe even a mix of the two, having a little friendly competition is always fun.

 

6. Movie Marathon

An easy way to stay occupied while waiting for the New Year is to watch a ton of movies! Depending on when you start, you could make it through the three Santa Clause movies, or even the majority of the Harry Potter series! I would suggest either watching all of the remaining Christmas movies you have yet to watch, or maybe even let each person in your friend group or family pick out one movie to watch that was their favorite of the year.

 

Find more great ideas here for how to celebrate at home.

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Dec. 20, 2018

Paint & Sip Fun for Everyone!

Have you ever been to a Paint & Sip party or event with friends? If not, you're probably one of the few!

The paint and sip industry is extremely popular all over the country. Paint and sip events even take place at bars and restaurants now, or at a more classic location like classroom-like art studios. If you've always admired the pictures of your friends on Facebook holding up their masterpieces with pride, Boerne is full of places where you can take a turn at finding your inner Picasso too!

 

Gina Marie's Art Studio is an art studio and boutique here in Boerne! This is a home for children's art classes. Call today to schedule a party, camps, family events, ladies nights and more!

Learn more about their events HERE.

 

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Beth Webster Wright has pulled together some great artisans with new and vintage items to create a lovely shopping experience. Unique and one of a kind items that are sure to be perfect in your home. Check out their Classes Page to find out more about Paint Nite events, or other fun craft nights you can try out. 

 

 

So much more than a nature center! Open to the public since Earth Day 1990, the 100 acres of Hill Country trails and wilderness provides education, research, entertainment and outdoor activities for more than 100,000 visitors a year, while promoting sound stewardship of land, water and wildlife. Check out their Calendar for upcoming events. 

 

Located in an old church building filled with interesting vintage finds, this shoppe is a sanctuary. A haven. A refuge. Come visit. The door is open for you. Like them on Facebook to stay up to date on their events. 

 

Maker's Place offers walk-in canvas, board, & ceramics painting. Blank and pre-sketched canvas's available. Open for public walk-in painting and private events. Fun for a creative date night out or bring the kids for good time with the whole family! Check out all they have to offer on their Events page.

 

Happy Painting friends!

Posted in Boerne Attractions
Dec. 18, 2018

Boerne: The Hub of the Hill Country

With family in town at the holidays, it's normal to get cabin fever! So it's a great idea to set up a day of festivities and what's better than a mini-getaway to see some sights!? Check out these ideas from Visit Boerne.

Boerne is less than 15 miles from San Antonio where you can visit Fiesta Texas, La Cantera Mall, Sea World, The Alamo and The River Walk. It's also within 20-50 miles of some other great Hill Country destinations that you can visit with just a short road trip- Comfort, Bandera, Johnson City, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels and San Marcos are minutes away! Make Boerne your hub and explore during the day. It's a beautiful country drive to many of these places and you'll find lots of treasures along the way! 

Heading NW out IH 10 you can visit the town of Comfort, where you can experience some great antique shopping or wine tasting. Venture a little further and you can see what beautiful Kerrville has to offer with the wide Guadalupe River flowing through.

Be sure to explore tiny gems like Waring, where the General Store has Steak Nite every Wednesday with fantastic live music! Nearby there's the Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area, where from May through October 3 million Mexican freetail bats fly from an old railroad tunnel every evening. Right down the street is Alamo Springs Cafe, where their hamburger made Texas Monthly's 50 best burgers in Texas list!

Taking the back roads you can discover wonderful places like Sisterdale, where there are two awesome little wineriesand a fabulous BBQ joint.  Be sure to stop at Luckenbach where you'll find a wide range of visitors each weekend, including bikers, bankers and everyone in between. It is common for people to bring instruments and those in the crowd entertain each other, taking turns performing under the trees just outside the bar. Continue on and you'll find Stonewall and Fredericksburg where you can visit wineries the Wildseed Farms or Enchanted Rock State Park.

If Country and Western is more your style, head west and visit Bandera, the Cowboy Capital. Beyond this are some of the most beautifil Hill Country drives taking you to the town of Leakey or to Lost Maples State Park.

Drive east of Boerne and you'll find the towns of Gruene and New Braunfels. Stop in at Gruene Hall, the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas, or do some tubing in the Guadalupe!

And....Boerne is only 15 minutes from San Antonio, where you can visit Fiesta Texas, Sea World, The Alamo, The River Walk, La Cantera and The Rim.

All of these drives are well within a couple hours road trip from Boerne and there are lots of fun things to do and interesting places to stop along the way!

It would be a chance to create some fun memories with the entire family!

Posted in Boerne Attractions
Dec. 14, 2018

What To Do This Weekend

It's going to be a beautiful weekend in Boerne! Check out some of these great spots to grab a glass of wine or a brew with your main squeeze:

 

Boerne Brewery

 

Saturday Tours and Tastings - $5 Souvenir Pint Included

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Last tour at 3:45

 

Branch on High

Visit Branch on High in the heart of Historic Downtown Comfort. Award-winning wines from Bending Branch Winery and a selection of our partner wineries and vineyards are available by the tasting, glass, and bottle.

Winery tours offer a glimpse behind the scenes and provide insight into our winemaking, which is an endeavor of intense passion that demonstrates a perfect balance of science and artistry. 

Tours are available at 2 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment Thursday through Sunday. 

Advance notice is recommended.

$25 basic tour: It lasts about an hour and includes a wine tasting of current selections. 

 

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Hill Country Distillers

Family owned and operated Hill Country Distillers prides themselves on providing a truly unique Texas product.  They make their Texas Moonshine using ingredients native to the amazing state of Texas.  They proudly utilize the abundance of the Prickly Pear Cactus native to Texas soil as well as hill country peaches, jalapeños, and more. Their "Seasonal" product lines are designed to showcase the various regional fruits grown in the great State of Texas. 

 

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Kerrville Hills Winery

Kerrville Hills Winery boasts a unique tasting room built on the footprint of a Kerrville homestead overlooking the Guadalupe River Valley. The home’s original double-sided fireplace & unique rustic décor remain, creating a relaxed, fun atmosphere where you can view the winery through a huge picture window.

 

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Open Range Tours

Open Range Tours is a tour company based out of Boerne, Texas.  Locally owned and operated, it proudly showcases wineries, breweries and the beautiful Texas Hill Country scenery.

 

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Singing Water Vineyards

The winery offers beautiful scenic grounds with picnic areas. They host many art and music events throughout the year.

Bob Charles will be here playing us some of the finest rock hits from years gone by, and we always have wine to pair perfectly with those sweet tunes.  If you feel a little hungry, you can always order something tasty from The Grill at Singing Water.

MUSIC: Bob Charles 2-5pm

FOOD: 11:30-4pm

 

Find more place here.

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