A Wild San Antonio Fiesta and Quiet Texas Inns
“Party With a Purpose” in San Antonio. This Fiesta spans 11 days starting April 18 and features 100 colorful events where you can watch a parade, participate in a 10K, attend a masquerade party, and eat to your heart’s content. It’s all in good fun and all for a good cause.
Grey Stone Manor in Helotes is a Victorian English Manor on three romantic acres. Constructed out of native rock and filled with antiques, the inn has a fairytale ambiance. You'll enjoy the gazebo overlooking the pond and the sound of fountains and waterfalls will serenade you as you admire the springtime bluebonnets. Soak in the hot tub and unwind after showing off your country dance moves at the Best Little Hoedown in Texas.
Animal lovers will find a vacation spot perfect for them at Canyon Lake Ranch in Canyon Lake. Watch the Fiesta Pooch Parade then return to the pet-friendly inn to hand-feed the Longhorns. Swim in the pool or soak in the hot tub under a sky full of stars. Each lodge is a private rental for six to eight people. Mention this article to receive a special rate during the Fiesta.
See the beautiful floral arrangements and horticulture displays at the Fiesta Flower Show then stroll through the landscaped gardens and lavender farm at Chantilly Lace Country Inn in Johnson City. Listen to the soft music of the wind chimes as you sit on the porch swing and watch for the butterflies and hummingbirds that welcome you to this six acre retreat. Call before March 15 for a two-night reservation before August 31 to receive a free wine tasting and bottle of wine.
Walk downtown to the parades from the Brackenridge House in San Antonio. Located in what was once the most elegant residential area in town, the King William Historic District is still a fashionable neighborhood. Each room is a blend of antiques and modern conveniences. The three-course gourmet breakfast will keep you satisfied until you sample food from 60 local restaurants at A Taste of the Northside. End your day with a chocolate and glass of sherry on one of the breezy verandahs.
The Crystal River Inn and Spa in San Marcos is a real life daydream with roses, fountains, fireplaces, and canopied beds. The Bananas Foster crepes and raspberry French toast will leave you full and happy. Complete your Texas vacation with a stay in the Rio Grande room with a covered porch and mini-kitchen. The inn has twelve guest rooms and some are pet friendly. An in-house massage will ease sore legs after participating in the Fiesta Mission 10K Run.
Stay at the Christmas House in San Antonio because it is never too early to start thinking about the holidays. Ornaments, angels, and collectibles fill the entryway and guest rooms. Most items are for sale so be sure to ask if you see something you like. The resident cats will be happy to show you to the Santa Claus or Christmas Tree Rooms. After getting the Christmas spirit, browse for gifts for loved ones at the Rudolph Art League Exhibit and Sale.
The Fiesta is run by several non profits and the proceeds provide needed services to the city so you'll be supporting San Antonio when you visit.