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Where to Stay:
Homestead at the Dripping Springs is a historic bed and breakfast, welcoming Dripping Springs visitors since it was established in 1854 by John Moss. This charming bed and breakfast, located downtown, is a hop and skip to many local attractions yet still offers the relaxation and privacy on four acres of freedom. The Homestead is a recorded Texas historic landmark with a rich and fascinating history. Updated with all the modern, come and relax on the porch with a cup of coffee, or sip a glass of local wine underneath the shade of a giant oak on the property, the dramatic center to a 19th Century rock corral.
Where to Taste:
This year marks the 9th annual Dripping Springs Taste Wine and Food Festival hosted by the Dripping Springs Chambers and Commerce. What was once a means of showcasing Texas’ effervescent wine scene has now enveloped into a festival chalk full of activities ranging from live music, beer, and spirits, to classes, prizes, and cigar smoking, and with over 75 vendors each year you’re sure to have a blast. Coming September 9th.
How to Explore:
Take a stroll down to the Charro Ranch Park and gaze across 64-acres of untapped beauty donated to the City of Dripping Springs by Lucy Reed Hibberd in 2008 after being in her family for roughly a half century. Once there, you’ll have the option to walk trails, reflect at scenic stops, and even explore different species of marked trees! The mission: To create a natural setting for passive activities for the community of Dripping Springs to enjoy nature.
Where to Play:
Pay homage to and play in Hamilton Pool Preserve! Located 3/4 mile upstream from Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills spouts over historic limestone outcroppings creating a 50-foot waterfall plunging into the head of a steep box canyon. Created when the dome of an underground river collapsed thousands of years ago, this is a wonderfully relaxing place to swim and explore the area surrounded by rich vegetation.
In the mood for something smooth? Try Driftwood Estate Winery and Vineyard. Producing high quality wines made from Texas grapes, its southern comfort in a cup. Located on a quaint bluff overlooking the vineyard, Driftwood Estate Winery rewards their visitors with a chance to engulf a view and enjoy their award winning wines.
Where to Shop:
Empty your pockets with all the goodies you can handle at Ranch 2 Runway. Boots, hats, jeans, fun top and dresses – this appropriately named story houses crossover Western apparel. Look and feel your best in the Hill Country, as it’s impossible to leave empty handed!
27490 Ranch Rd 12, Dripping Springs
Where to Boogie:
Opened in 2013 by Nicholas Dotin and his wife, Gay, Mercer Street Dancehall has all the comfort of a southern home with a large enough floor and speaker system to keep you moving all night long. Buy your tickets ahead of time to ensure you get to see and hear your favorite band. “If ya ain’t on the dance floor…ya better have somebody check yer pulse.”