WHAT I PACKED
Hi, y’all! A couple weekends ago Bryan and I drove to Round Top, TX for a much needed weekend getaway. I won a 2-night stay for myself and a guest from a giveaway hosted by Katy Moms’ Network and The Frenchie… back in NOVEMBER! Y’all, I was so damn excited and knew that my future self would need this 😉
We took the scenic drive and loved it. There are a few small towns, a ton of ranches and lots of animals in between here and there. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the scenic route if you’re not on a time crunch!
WHERE WE STAYED
We pulled into the Frenchie around 6PM and immediately fell in love with the property. Large trees, a cute little vintage car at the front, space to walk around, landscape that’s been taken care of… it’s quite the welcoming in itself. Outside of the pretty outside things, the property has 3 buildings – the farmhouse from the 1890s, a cottage and an art studio – of which have 13 rooms available. The décor for each room is different but they all have an elegant-meets-eclectic design that is easy to get lost in. It’s bold and bright yet still makes you feel like home and has the familiarity of your grandma’s home. The owners are in the middle of having a pool built and finishing the pool bungalows and I’ve already decided that I’m visiting once those are done – I’m thinking a possible girls’ trip?!
WHAT WE DID
Round Top is super small but there are a few places you can go to enjoy a night out. Friday night we decided to visit the Stone Cellar. This bar and dance hall is known it’s homemade sangria, beer on tap, wine, live music, thin-crust pizza and rustic charm. As soon as we walked in the locals swung their heads around and I’m sure they could instantly tell we weren’t from there 😉
Saturday morning we got up and drove to the Blue Willow Café in Burton, TX – about a 13-minute drive from Round Top. This place has DELICIOUS food and all of the rustic charm you want in a small town café. Bryan and I recommend the steak and eggs or blackberry balsamic French toast!
After breakfast we swung by a couple antique shops. One thing I didn’t realize before visiting is that these antique shops are open every weekend – not just during the spring and fall shows! We visited the Round Top Vintage Market and Paul Michael Company. A few other recommended spots that we missed included the Junk Gypsy (super bummed we forgot to swing by!), Bader Ranch and Tree Branch Ranch.
Saturday afternoon was spent hanging around Henkel Market. We toured the shops, bought some souvenirs from Humble Donkey Studio and I enjoyed a delicious pie shake from Royers Pie Haven. That place has delicious pies and also sells a variety of faith-based devotionals and books!
That evening we ate at Teague’s Tavern and had the yummiest Bloody Mary with bacon(!!!!!!!). This bar is great if you’re craving some southern fried food. I’m talkin’ fried pickles, queso, chicken fried steaks, burgers and chicken sandwiches. You tastebuds will love you, your body will hate you.
We took it easy that night with wine by a bonfire followed by watching the Dark Knight from bed. HAHA, even without kids running our schedules we were in bed by 10PM both nights. So sad!
Sunday morning we hit the road and stopped by the Blue Willow again for breakfast. The drive is a short 1.5 hours so we were back home before noon!
Parenting (and life in general?!) can take it out of us and this weekend was just what Bryan and I needed. We were able to relax, talk about the future, look back on how things have changed since we’ve gotten married and just BE with one another. I *highly* recommend weekend getaways with your spouse to not only keep the fire burning, but to keep the fire burning STRONG.
Thank you to Katy Moms’ Network and the Frenchie for hosting this giveaway! We loved it!!