Escape to the country and enjoy the amenities of a cozy cottage on the shore of a lovely private lake on a 170 acre ranch. Fish, hike, bike, birdwatch, hunt for arrowheads, take nature walks, paddle around the lake in our paddle boat,or just kick back and relax. The cottage will accommodate 6 with 2 queen beds and a sleeper sofa. Full kitchen, central air and heat, DVD and a large satellite TV will make your stay comfortable. Fishing is included with reservation. You may also bring your own canoe, tubes or fishing floats for fun on the lake. We also have a large outdoor dining area with 2 BBQ pits. A flatbottom boat is available for rental.
Goin' Country Bed & Breakfast is located in a beautiful part of Central Texas with rolling hills, wild creeks and a gorgeous lake. In addition to our Bed and Breakfast, the property is also a working cattle ranch and organic farm, producing organic pecans, vegetables, various fruits and grassfed beef. For those who love flowers we have over 100 varieties of Daylilies.
Buescher State Park, a scenic area, is 1,016.7 acres just north of Smithville in Bastrop County. Between the years 1933 and 1936, Mr. Emil and Mrs. Elizabeth Buescher originally deeded 318 acres of land to the state. After Emil Buescher's death, his heirs donated 318 more acres. The rest of the park land was acquired from the City of Smithville. The original park totaled 1,738 acres and opened in 1940. Approximately 700 of the acres were later deeded to MD Anderson and UT Cancer Center.
El Camino Real (King's/Royal Highway) once ran near the park, connecting San Antonio de Bexar with Spanish missions in East Texas, and generally followed present-day Texas State Highway 21 and Old San Antonio Road. This parkland was part of Austin's colonial grant, and the original park improvements were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps. A scenic park road connects Buescher State Park with Bastrop State Park, and travels through a part of the lovely lost pines, a remnant of what is thought to have once been an extensive pine-oak forest covering much of Central Texas during the time Ice Age glaciers reigned to the north.
Activities include non-motorized boating (no ramp/small lake); fishing in a stocked lake; nature study; hiking; geo-caching; interpretive tours (call the park or check the calendar of events); and biking. (The scenic, 12-mile paved road between Buescher and Bastrop state parks, which is winding and hilly, is ideal for biking but should be used only by experienced cyclists.) Approximately six miles between the parks is private land; trespassing on private land and camping between parks is not permitted. Canoe and kayak rentals are available.
Come relax at the River House, our beautiful two-story cabin with breathtaking views of the river. This tranquil getaway is located on the banks of the Colorado, just minutes from historic downtown Smithville, Texas.
After youâve napped on the deck, walk down through our small pecan orchard and enjoy private access to the river. Fish from the banks, or wade in and go swimming, tubing, kayaking or canoeing. In the evening, youâll have a front row seat for our lovely Texas sunsets and starry nights.
For a change of pace, stroll down Main Street and check out all the wonderful antique shops and restaurants nearby.
Many films are shot in Smithville, including Sandra Bullockâs Hope Floats, as well as the upcoming film, Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. Take a tour of all the featured locations throughout town, then come home and browse through our extensive video library.
The River House is also a great destination for birdwatchers. Come discover the many species of birds that live on the banks of the Colorado. If youâre there at the right time of year, youâll even see our family of bald eagles!
During your stay you'll enjoy the best of both worlds - peaceful, easy country living with all the modern conveniences. This spacious, four-bedroom, two-bath house has all the comforts of home, including WiFi and HD TV. We also have a sunny study upstairs with it's own private balcony. On display throughout the house you'll find a beautiful gallery of photographs, paintings and lithographs, all created by Texas artists.
Dream Train Guest House is located in Smithville, a popular Central Texas tourist and shopping destination that was once an important stop on the MKT railroad line. This charming Victorian home and Guest House was completely and lovingly restored by the current owners. Beautiful early Texas antiques and Texas accents compliment the warm, carefully selected colors of the guest rooms. Affordable luxury and comfort await you at the Dream Train Guest House.
Whether you are looking for a quiet weekend of stress relief, a romantic destination or a convenient staging point for Central Texas' antique shopping paradise, the Dream Train Guest House will make your visit a memorable and special event. We know you will want to return again and again to the Heart of the Megalopolis and to the Dream Train Guest House.
The Treehouse on the Colorado river is a cozy cabin located on 6 acres of private property. This Central Texas Hide-away offers you a secluded and peaceful place to enjoy the sounds and sites of nature.
We are so lucky at The Treehouse because we get the water that comes from the lakes west of Austin to produce Austin's electricity. So we have plenty of water available for kayaking, canoeing, fishing & tubing.
Nestled among the trees, this hide-away is just 3 miles from downtown Smithville, 12 miles from Bastrop and 43 miles from Austin. But youâll think youâve traveled hundreds of miles to find this serene setting.
Relaxing on the upstairs deck, youâll enjoy the sites of the bountiful species of birds, the colors of beautiful butterflies and the sounds of nature.
If youâre more in the mood for a little exercise you can take a short hike to the creek and dip your toes in the spring-fed waters. You may decide to take your lawn chair with you and sink your feet in the water while gazing at the trees that canopy above you. Occasionally a fish may find itâs way to your resting place or a bird might land to drink from the cool water. Just remember youâre in their territory! You will be completely surrounded by nature at itâs best.
The Colorado River is just a short walk should you decide to continue on your journey. If you enjoy canoeing or kayaking, the creek will lead you directly to the Colorado River where you can paddle downstream. Along the river you will find natural vegetation that includes willow, cottonwood and mesquite trees. A public boat ramp, where you can end your trip on the creek, is located at the VFW which is not too far downstream. Call us about local companies that can supply canoe/kayak equipment.
When youâre ready to antique shop, you have but a short trip to historic Main Street Smithville where several antique stores are located. There are other places to visit in Smithville such as several restaurants and also many sites that were used in the filming of the movies "Hope Floats" and "The Tree of Life." Or perhaps youâll want to catch a movie in Bastrop. But be forewarned....once youâve arrived at The Treehouse, you may never want to leave!
The Treehouse is equipped with everything youâll need to make your trip enjoyable and relaxing. All your linens are provided, all cooking utensils, appliances, bar-b-que grill, picnic table, cable TV, stereo, VCR and DVD players, a video library, and sleeping accommodations for as many as 10.
Looking for a romantic get-away for you and a special someone, the stone fireplace in the main room will provide that added touch for a very enchanting evening. Youâll be sharing your space with only those you choose as The Treehouse is a single-family unit. The cabin also has central air and heat to maximize your indoor comfort.
Additional space beneath The Treehouse will add to the hospitality of the cabin. The covered slab also has outdoor speakers from the stereo (as does the deck upstairs), it is equipped with electrical outlets and an outdoor shower that has hot and cold running water. Children find this a great place to play and adults a great place to gather and cook on the outside grill.
Bring your bikes as you may want to venture out on the country road and take in a closer look at the beautiful countryside. There is Rocky Hill Bicycle Ranch close-by for some really fun bike riding.
Located in the quaint and quiet Central Texas railroad town of Smithville, the main house of Auberge LaGrange was originally built in 1913. Having restored the main house to accentuate its historic character and added five beautiful suites to the property, this bed and breakfast successfully unites down-home comfort with a modest, modern elegance that you, your friends, and your family wonât soon forget! We strive to make your stay peaceful and enjoyableâ¦
Rooms have private entrances and baths, and the beds are so comfortable that you won't want to rise in the morning. We recommend that you do rise, however, in order to enjoy our good and bountiful breakfasts served with love and kindness.
Auberge La Grange offers a beautiful setting combined with wonderful Southern hospitality. Spend warm days relaxing outside in the sun, swimming in the pool, or pedal through the charming streets of Smithville on a tandem bike provided at no extra cost. During the cooler seasons, enjoy the pool or retreat indoors to spend time with other guests or curl up with a good book.
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Stargazing nights, days of delights, an easy escape with pines, paths in nature and peaceful seclusion waiting for you - 4 unique, fully furnished cabins on the 300 acre 9E Ranch in the Lost Pines of Bastrop, Texas.
Hope Farms is a 5000 sq ft country estate home on a 54 acre river bottom farm and ranch. It is located 2 miles from Smithville, Texas, a historic railroad town with its own museum and a host of antique shops.
The town is noted for Sandra Bullock movie 'Hope Floats'. 'The Tree of Life' with Brad Pit and Shawn Penn filmed in Smithville will be coming to theaters in 2011.
The small town atmosphere is much like the movie, yet it only 35 minutes up Highway 71 to Austin's ABIA airport. Attractions in the area include the new Hyatt Regency at Lost Pines facility. There are four golf courses in the area, and two state parks. The farm setting is very unique as you can enjoy the breeze under the shade trees and watch and feed the longhorns, cows and their babies while they graze the fertile fields. It is never to hot with the cool swimming pool to enjoy. Their is also a 8' diameter hot tub in pool area.
Come visit the Americas Best Value Inn and Suites of Smithville, TX. We are located in historic Smithville, just 40 miles outside of Austin. Our two story facility features 34 well appointed guest rooms, including 4 suites and 2 extra large family rooms. We offer complimentary continental breakfast, high speed wireless Internet, complimentary local calls, cable television with HBO, iron , and ironing board in all rooms. We have an outdoor pool with a heated spa to help you relax.
Our courteous and experienced staff will make your stay with us an enjoyable and memorable experience. . Tour historic Smithville. A city of beautiful old neighborhoods with tree-lined streets. The Smithville area offers recreation, shopping, and sightseeing.
You will enjoy exploring the antique and craft shops both in town and nearby. Enjoy the relaxing view of the Colorado River from the city park, tour a world class museum at the Central Texas Museum of Automotive History, visit the Jim Long Railroad Park and Museum at First and Main. The hit movie Hope Floats was filmed in Smithville. Local restaurants provide Mexican and Texas country style dining. For a greater variety of dining and entertainment, the capital city of Austin is less than an hour away.
Smithville Cottage, built in 1930, is located in the Historic District of Smithville, Texas on a tree-lined residential street. The cottage is perfect for a girls weekend, writerâs retreat, or romantic get-a-way. Decorated with comfort in mind the cottage offers plenty of space indoors and out to unwind and relax.
Smithville Cottage is self-catering; guests need only bring food. The beautifully appointed gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream and the heart of the cottage. Niceties include dual fuel range, convection oven, double drawer dishwasher, large island and wine fridge. The kitchen is stocked with cookware, dishes, small appliances and some pantry items including coffee.
Smithville, Texas is centrally located between Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Bryan-College Station. Main Street of this charming railroad town is within walking distance and offers numerous opportunities to enjoy the works of local artists, antiquing and dining. Old homes and businesses line the streets and 206 properties are listed in the National Historic Register. Smithville's old fashioned appeal has not been lost on Hollywood. Films such as Hope Floats, Tree of Life, Bernie and Shady Texas have had part or all of their scenes shot here.
Situated on the Colorado River and in the "Lost Pines" of Central, Texas also means that the Adventurer in your party won't be disappointed. River activities, State Parks and golfing are all in close proximity to the cottage.
You're invited to visit the Katy House Bed and Breakfast. Located in the beautiful, old railroad town of Smithville, Texas. This charming, turn-of-the-century, Texas bed and breakfast is handsomely decorated in American antiques and railroad memorabilia. The Katy House Bed and Breakfast has been lovingly restored to its original beauty, keeping the guests comfort and convenience in mind.