We welcome you to spend a Texas Hill Country vacation with us in Brownwood, Texas where our slogan is "Feels Like Home".
If you are touring the Texas Forts Trail, the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, or just looking for some peace and seclusion, Star of Texas Bed and Breakfast is the place to come to enjoy a leisurely, slower-paced weekend. Come to our small community and delight in visiting our partners in the area for a great Texas weekend getaway.
If you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, you may want to canoe the scenic Pecan Bayou to look for birds and other wildlife. Also, nearby Lake Brownwood provides opportunities for boating, jet skiing, water skiing, and fishing for bass, crappie, perch, and gar, as well as rock climbing at the "crags."
Visit the Lehnis Train Museum to see a great display of miniature trains, The Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedoms' 2-story mural of history, or other museums here. We have great local restaurants and a small downtown shopping area, plenty of antique stores, and outdoor activities abound. You might just want to get away and do nothing, and that's ok too. We have plenty of relaxing time here at the Star of Texas Bed and Breakfast.
Edible Austin did a fun road trip article for the Hill Country North region.
OUR PARTNERS FOR YOUR GETAWAY WEEKEND
These are some of our favorite local spots:
The Turtle Restaurant & Enoteca Wine Bar and Gelataria www.theturtlerestaurant.com
This restaurant is located in Historic Downtown. They are part of the slow food movement and offer a wonderful atmosphere to dine. The Wine Bar is open Tuesday through Saturday evenings. Lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday also, and evening dining is by reservation on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. They host monthly events like wine dinners and live music; visit their Web site for more information.
Humphrey Pete's www.humphreypetesonline.com
Locally owned, this place offers everything from great salads to mouth-watering steaks. My favorite is the Grilled Chicken Spinach Quesadilla. Oh, and don't forget the flaming, Apple Butter Rum Pie! You won't be bored here waiting for your meal. The walls are covered with artifacts from Brownwood, and there are always fresh-roasted peanuts to snack on while you wait.
The Runaway Train www.runawaytraincafe.com
Now, talk about fun, this is really in an old train diner car. If you love traditional, they offer it; but you must try the Blue Cheese Hamburger and Crispy Fries. If you really want to go overboard, add a handmade chocolate milkshake.
Underwood's Cafeteria www.underwoodsbbq.com
Family owned and run for 3 generations, cafeteria-style BBQ, steaks, ribs, chicken, and much more. Go for seconds on the rolls and good luck deciding among the choices of hot cobblers topped with whipped cream.
Star of Texas Wine Trail Loop , this will take you to the local area wineries.
Brennan Vineyards Award winning wines www.brennanvineyards.com
These are our partners with some of the best award-winning wines in Texas. They have a wonderful tasting room, just don't let "Cab" the cat get out the door. Their grounds are just lovely, and they offer wine-tasting dinners and live music on some weekends. Of course, they are part of the Way Out Wineries Tour that is fun to go on.
Alamosa Wine Cellar a short drive through some beautiful Texas Hill Country to visit a great winery and partner. www.alamosawinecellars.com
Texas Legato Winery another great partner on the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail and Way Out Wineries Trail. Great award winning Texas Wines and just an hour drive from us. www.texaslegato.com
Way Out Wineries and other Texas Trails wineries along the way www.wayoutwineries.org.
Visit their Web site for the Way Out Wineries Tour schedule, fun time on the road.
Rising Star Vineyards www.risingstarvineyards.com
Heart of Texas Wildlife Trail www.tpwd.state.tx.us/birdingtrails/
Wildflower Trails www.tex-fest.com
Shockey Stables horseback riding, about 1 hr away www.shockeystables.com
Windy Hill Farm organic hands-on farm to visit. www.windyhillorganics.com
Brownwood Visitors Center & Chamber of Commerce www.visitbrownwood.com
Todds Organic Garden www.toddsorganicgarden.com
Brownwood Reunion Celebration, 3rd weekend in September... www.celebratebrownwood.com
The Turtle Restaurant ,special tastings and events. Visit this site for the details.