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Where to Stay:
Situated just below the iconic Gruene Water Tower, the The Gruene Mansion Inn is nestled among the town’s best restaurants, nightlight, and history. This premier Bed and Breakfast lends a private, charming environment with 30 rooms where you can sleep in Texas history. Formerly Henry D. Gruene's home (son of Ernst Gruene, the town’s first settler), it has the feel of rustic Victorian elegance, and they offer an exquisite breakfast.
Where to Eat:
Since 1977, The Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar has offered unique Texas style dining in an 1870s cotton gin beneath the water tower on the Guadalupe River. They are known for serving up Texas-style comfort food. Don’t pass up the Texas-sized onion rings and Chicken Fried Steak. They also offer seasonal live music, so bring your cowboy boots!
Where to Drink:
At the Grapevine, you can expect to receive complimentary daily tastings of 20+ wines, however they also carry craft beers on tap. Grab a seat outside and depending on the weather they’ll have fire pits or misters to keep you comfortable. They carry New World wines and one of the largest selections of Texas wines. Wine is sold by the glass and the bottle. In The Grapevine's outdoor garden, music is offered on Saturdays most of the year and the Come & Taste It event is held the third Thursday of each month except January.
What to Explore:
Did you know that the Guadalupe River is the Southern most Trout stream in the Northern Hemisphere? Take advantage! Gruene Outfitters is your fly-fishing one-stop shop. With a little guidance and gear, accommodations, and a full tummy, you can fish for Rainbow Trout or the native warm water species year around.
Where to Learn:
Gruene Hall, built in 1878, is Texas' oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall. Physically, the building has changed very little. The famous Hall has become internationally recognized as a destination tourist attraction and major music venue for up-and-coming as well as established artists. Today, the Hall has continued to be a center for the social and entertainment scene. Boot scoot and boogie with the best of them here!
Where to Play:
Rockin 'R' River Rides is the largest river outfitter servicing both Guadalupe and Comal Rivers year-round since 1979. The family-owned business provides rafts, tubes, inflatable canoes, kayaks, campgrounds, full hook-up RV sites, cabins, retail stores, catering, picnic sites, beach volleyball and horseshoes – Good old fashioned outdoor fun for everyone!
Where to relax:
Get away for the day, the entire weekend, or just for that much needed hour, and let the experts at Gruene Day Spa help you with all your pampering needs. The promise that your visit will be unforgettable. Services include massage, couples massage, facials, manicures & pedicures and more - all in a tranquil atmosphere.