Pokemon Go! is a popular app that was released this week. Since The Verandas Guest House in Burnet is a Texas historic site (The Galloway House), we are a "PokeStop" where players can earn / win items for their game.
We have seen excited youngsters lingering at the Centennial Marker on the corner of Pierce and League Streets building their Pokedex. Players tell us that you can catch Rattata and Paras on the sidewalk outside the fence of The Verandas. We hope players use good safety sense and look before crossing the street to catch their Pokemon near The Verandas / Galloway House. We also ask that you please be courteous to our guests and not come inside the fence. Have fun "catching them all!"
Millennials, remember we are more than just a historic building and PokeStop. If you are enjoying playing this version of a favorite throwback childhood game, and you would like to stay overnight, please call us at (512) 588-0088 or reserve online at verandasburnet.com.
Celebrate the beauty of Mother Nature this Mothers' Day in the Hill Country. Bring Mom for a weekend getaway at The Verandas Guest House in Burnet, Texas. We have plenty of scenery and lots of events in Burnet to help make her day special.
Here are some ideas for a fun-filled weekend agenda that is sure to surprise and delight your mother!
Start your weekend with live music at Cafe 2300 for dinner Friday night. They offer American cafe fare, and there is a gift shop next door for a little Mothers' Day gift shopping. Then relax in your private suite in a clawfoot bathtub and get a restful night's sleep to prepare you for your wonderful weekend.
On Saturday, May 7, after a delicious breakfast at Crazy Gal's Cafe (included with your stay), venture over to the historic Burnet County Courthouse square for the City Wide Garage Sale and the Burnet Farmers' Market from 9 am to 1 pm. Grab a cup of coffee at Unshakeable Grounds to enjoy with your stroll. There are a lot of great shops for more shopping on the square such as All Mixed Up, Burnet Antique Mall, Carolees, The Grapevine, and Sassy Ann's.
You can get a reservation to head out to the Vanishing Texas River Cruise for a scenic tour of one of our local waterways and order a lunch with your cruise, or make a reservation at Fall Creek Vineyard's annual Mothers' Day Luncheon in Tow. Enjoy the breathtaking views on your leisurely drive. You can continue a mini wine trail tour at Perissos Vineyards and Tour Na Lochs Vineyards on your way back down Highway 29.
Dinner and live music options include Jeff Hughes performing at Trailblazer Grille on the square starting at 6 pm. Dine at Bill's Burgers or The Highlander and then go down the street a few blocks for a free outdoor concert featuring Two Tons of Steel at Haley Nelson Park at 7:30 pm. Want a quieter serenade? Spend the rest of your evening outside your suite, relaxing in your rocking chair on the veranda while the frogs in the pond sing for you!
Ready to make it all happen? Reserve your suite online now at verandasburnet.com or call (512) 588-0088, and we'll be happy to help you with your reservation.
The Burnet County Courthouse has a new Christmas lighting look! Come visit this holiday season and see the "dripping" icicles and candlestick lampposts. Burnet, Texas is getting ready to celebrate the annual Christmas on the Square on Saturday, December 12. There will be performances by local entertainers such as the Burnet Gunfighters, a Christmas parade around the square, shops and restaurants open late, a visit from Santa, Main Street Bethlehem, and an old fashioned Fort Croghan Christmas.
Come enjoy a fun weekend in Burnet at The Verandas Guest House any time during December. We'll be decking our halls and trimming our tree, too!Call us at (512) 588-0088 or visit online at verandasburnet.com to make your reservation.
The Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center is holding a fundraiser at the Freedom Flyers Hangar in Burnet, Texas. On Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 6 pm - 10 pm, the HCCAC will host its second annual event. Proceeds from the dinner, raffle, and silent auction will go towards this very worthy cause.
Information from the Advocacy Center website at hccac.org lists a Polaris ATV and guns available for the raffle ticket price of $20 each. The ticket prices for the dinner (including live music) are 40 per person.
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Revisit the beginning days of Burnet, Texas at the Fort Croghan historical grounds and museum. From 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 10, 2015, you will be able to walk through history with soldiers, Native Americans, frontier folk, and old west gunfighters. Some of the fun will include making soap, churning butter, and blacksmithing demonstrations. There will be some present-century entertainment, too! Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted and appreciated.
Fort Croghan is located on Highway 29 (703 Buchanan Drive) in Burnet. More info is available at http://txhillcountrytrail.com/events/ft-croghan-day, at the Fort Croghan website http://www.fortcroghan.org/ or the Fort Croghan facebook page. You can also call the Burnet County Heritage Society at (512) 756-8281 for details.
If you are planning a visit for Fort Croghan Day, why not stay overnight in an old historical building in Burnet? The Verandas Guest House is a step back in time for travellers -- one part of the house used to be a stagecoach stop!
Go to verandasburnet.com or call (512) 588-0088 to find the perfect room for your getaway!
Chuck wagon food service Fort Croghan (2014)
Live music at Fort Croghan (2014)
The second annual Burnet Association of Merchants Plein Air Art Competition is this weekend in downtown Burnet, Texas! Artists are competing "in the open air," art will be auctioned, and other art booths and activities will be going on around the courthouse square. Visit their website at http://artburnet.com for more information.
Burnet, Texas is presenting its summer live music Concerts in the Park again this year. Coming up on July 25, 2015 is Whiskey Myers. Fans of Whiskey Myers know them for their country music and videos such as "Early Morning Shakes" and "Shelter from the Rain."
The concert will be on west Hwy 29 at Haley Nelson Park at 7:30 p.m.. Ticket prices are $15 per person; coolers are welcome, lawn chairs are encouraged for seating. More information can be found at www.whiskeymyers.com (check out the Tour link for a list of other dates and ticket order information), or at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce website (http://www.burnetchamber.org/calendar).
The Verandas Guest House is a Texas Historical site.
Of course, if you are planning on coming to Burnet for the Saturday concert, you will enjoy staying at The Verandas Guest House overnight! Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org), call (512) 588-0088, or use the online reservation system at verandasburnet.com.
The Burnet CPRA Pro Rodeo is coming this weekend! Get on your boots and grab your hat and be ready Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June13. Don't miss this exciting annual event in Burnet, Texas! Rodeo tickets are available at Blair's Western Wear in Marble Falls for $8 in advance, or they may be purchased at the gate for $10. The rodeo arena is just a short drive from The Verandas Guest House if you would like some historical lodging that dates back to when Burnet was part of the "Wild West!"
Book online at www.verandasburnet.com or call (512) 588-0088 to reserve your room!
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Need a special Mothers' Day gift idea? A Hill Country weekend at the Verandas Guest House in Burnet, Texas would be a wonderful surprise for your Mom! More cozy than a hotel or motel, and if you mention in your reservation that you are booking for a Mothers' Day stay, you will also get a pair of souvenir Verandas Guest House wine glasses for Mom to remember her special retreat.
Some ideas for Mom's weekend could include shopping on the historic Burnet Courthouse square, a visit to what we call the "Wines Off 29" wineries, or hiking and outdoor activities at Inks Lake State Park or Longhorn Caverns. We have lots of information on area attractions and activities, and we'd love to help you make her day memorable and fun!
Come on out to the Burnet Courthouse Square and shop the annual City-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 2, 2015. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. booths will be set up for you to conveniently shop all in one stop. This annual sale is hosted by the Burnet Association of Merchants.
Want to sell YOUR stuff? There is still booth space available! Call Cindy at (830) 798-5738 and reserve your spot.