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10 Romantic Valentine’s Weekend Getaways Outside Of Houston

Take a drive in four hours or under with your valentine to escape the hustle of the city.

By Geneva Diaz

Take a drive in four hours or under with your valentine to escape the hustle of the city.

For those looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend escape, look no further than the Lone Star State. Skip booking a flight out of town and take a much-needed road trip with just you and your partner. Whether you’re looking to connect over a 10-course meal and champagne or disconnect in a remote cabin from anyone who’s not your beloved, Texas offers something for every couple

If you’re lucky in love and looking to beat last year’s Valentine’s Day plans, a romantic getaway outside of Houston is the move. Here’s a list of 10 romantic getaways outside the city you can take in just four hours or less.

Austin, TX– 162 mi.

Lodging: Book the Date Night Package at the Lone Star Court located in The Domain just north of the city. The package includes: romantic accommodations for two and two complimentary drinks. 10901 Domain Dr.

Dining: Make a reservation at Lenoir for a farmhouse-chic dining experience and enjoy their locally-sourced ingredients. If you stay in Austin through Valentine’s Day, be sure to make a reservation at Hestia for their 10-course tasting V-Day special

Boerne, TX– 226 mi. 

Lodging: Stay at one of 34 uniquely designed rooms at The Kendall Hill Country Inn. The inn is located next to Cibolo Creek in the heart of Boerne’s downtown historic district. 128 W Blanco Rd.

Dining: Dine-in at the historic Kendall Inn at Peggy’s on the Green and try their Andouille Shrimp & Grits or opt for their Cast Iron Double Pork Chop with roasted potatoes. Have lunch at Cibolo Creek Brewing Co and order a flight of craft beers or scout out the Texas Hill Country's best wineries.

Cat Spring, TX– 65 mi.

Lodging: BlissWood Bed and Breakfast Ranch offers many different couples packages. Whether you’re looking to pop the question, celebrate your anniversary or just adding some extra romance, there’s a package deal for you. The property is located on Lehmann Legacy Ranch, which sprawls across 500 acres. Enjoy a morning hike near beautiful lakes or take a horseback ride during sunset. 13597 Frantz Road.

Dining: During your BlissWood stay, add a DIY grille or romantic picnic bundle so you’ll never have to leave your BNB.

Cleveland, TX– 46 mi.

Lodging: Travel just an hour outside of Houston to The Retreat at Artesian Lakes, and book one of their three Romance Cabin’s right off the lake. 235 Chain-O-Lakes Resort.

Dining: Staying out in a secluded cabin calls for bringing the grill and cooking out at your private cabin. Head out to the Livingston Farmers Market for all of your food needs.

Corpus Christi, TX– 208 mi.

Lodging: Stay at the V Boutique Hotel, a hidden gem known for its romantic environment and proximity to everything the city has to offer, making it easy to enjoy the best of the best. 701 N Water St.

Dining: Yardarm Restaurant, another hidden gem of Corpus Christi, has everything seafood from a delicious bouillabaisse stew to oysters Rockefeller and lobster thermidor.

Dripping Springs, TX– 184 mi.

Lodging: Stay a couple of miles outside of Dripping Springs at Bella Nido Bed and Breakfast for a quiet atmosphere and outstanding breakfast. Or “glamp” in a yurt or courtyard cabin at the Lucky Arrow Retreat. 23351 FM 150 Driftwood, Texas.

Dining: Head to a place that prides themselves on producing delectable reds, whites and roses. Sidecar Tasting Room– a prohibition style wine bar– is located in the heart of the town and offers tastings of five to seven wines. Plus, they also have a brewery, Bell Springs Brewing on the same grounds. For spirits, try Treaty Oak Distilling.

Fredericksburg, TX– 236 miles  

Lodging: Hoffman Haus is a collection of cottages and farmhouses with an upscale bed-and-breakfast just a block from Main Street and a 10-minute walk from all of downtown’s restaurants and shops. Book the Sweetheart Special package that includes two 60-minute massages, a late check-out at noon, a bottle of bubbly and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival. The offer is only available by phone, call (830) 997-6739. 608 East Creek Street.

Dining: Before dinner, try a guided wine tour and spend the day with Fredericksburg's local connoisseurs and avoid driving yourself of course. Purchase a wine shuttle pass for only $40, that visits wineries such as the Texas Heritage Vineyards, Fat Ass Ranch & Winery, Wildseed Farms, Texas Wine collective, and more. If you’re tired of wine, book a reservation at Granite House Lounge for a New Orleans food-flare and try their fried-green tomatoes.

Glen Rose, TX– 253 mi. 

Lodging: Stay at the Skybox Cabins that offer a romantic retreat for you and your valentine. The cabins are settled in a live oak forest located on a 50-acre property with sweeping views of the night sky. Guests must be 18 years or older. 1767 Co Rd 1011

Dining: After you’ve checked out the Dinosaur Valley State Park, dine out at Snyder’s Tavern located behind the Inn on the River’s main building. 

Solado, TX– 180 mi.

Lodging: Shady Villa Hotel, formerly known as Stagecoach Inn, offers 48 luxuriously renovated guest rooms to choose from, a heated swimming pool, and a restaurant with Texas favorites on the menu. 416 S Main St.

Dining: Book a reservation at Shady Villa’s restaurant, called Stagecoach, for a contemporary menu paying homage to the former Inn’s history. Try the local salty favorite hush puppies or opt for brunch and order a Farm Eggs Omelet.

Wimberley, TX– 182 mi.

Lodging: Stay at a Texas Tiny Home with a hot tub at this glamped out vacation rental. Sometimes, the best vacation with your partner is a complete getaway from anyone and everyone. This tiny home is situated on three acres of private land right on the edge of the town. The home sleeps two with a plush king-sized bed located in the upper loft area of the tiny home. Wimberley, TX.

Dining: If pizza and beer is your jam, try out the Community Pizza & Beer Garden to compliment your laid back vacation. If you have drinks at your rental, order pizza and fried calamari to go.

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