Dr. Kyle and I just got back from a weekend in Gruene, Texas. That’s German, y’all. German in Texas, you ask? Yes! One of the things that I love about my state is that we have a rich cultural heritage that includes pockets of German settlements in central and southeast Texas. Gruene is acutally an historical district that is part of New Braunfels nestled just between Austin and San Antonio and is one of our favorite corners of the world.
Once each semester Dr. Kyle holds a faculty photography workshop so that folks can either learn to use a camera (that would be me) or hone their skills behind the lens. And as much as I love the people of Abilene, this part of the state isn’t very photogenic on a grand scale. The solution? Go somewhere pretty. Check this out:
Welcome to the Gruene Mansion Inn. 30 rooms of rustic charm right on the river and right in the middle of all kinds of fun. I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve gotten to stay here and we love it more each time we come.
And the breakfast. Oh, the breakfast. Absolutely delicious and lovely.
Here is a view of our balcony:
And a view of the river from the balcony:
And plenty of loveliness to wander, sit, rock, read, and chat with friends right there on the property.
All of this loveliness with the friendliest staff around. Of course we are biased because Cecil and Judi Eager (the owners and hosts with the most) are long time friends of the family, so we love being greeted with warm, familiar smiles. And don’t worry. You too will be fast friends after visiting. You’ll want to go back again and again. Trust me. More later about our time in Gruene and all it has to offer, but waste no time in booking your stay there (it’s a busy place). You’ll not regret it!