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Old 07-11-2021, 10:30 PM   #1
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Looking for anniversary ideas for next month. Anyone have any recommendations and places to go for a 3 day weekend. Would prefer to keep it in Texas but Oklahoma and Arkansas work.

I was thinking of tapatio springs but some of the reviews recently complain of run down rooms and a/c not working or getting rooms cool.

Lmk your recommendations.

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Old 07-11-2021, 10:33 PM   #2
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You’ll prolly get Fredericksburg like 20 times. Me and my girl went in feb right before the big freeze we had an awesome air bnb with a private hot tub , Fireplace in the bedroom - def gave those honeymoon suite vibes. Then of course hit wineries and junk we loved it . One of the best parts of Texas too IMO
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Old 07-11-2021, 10:47 PM   #3
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Depends on what you want - something a little less traditional and away from the hill country/beach rut, check out Alpine Texas and area. Stay at the Holland Hotel http://thehollandhoteltexas.com/ for a different type get away.
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Old 07-11-2021, 10:52 PM   #4
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Old 07-11-2021, 10:56 PM   #5
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Agree with the above! Alpine and Fort Davis can’t be overstated. I also love Wimberly and Jackson for different areas of the state.
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Old 07-11-2021, 10:59 PM   #6
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Find yourself an old school place with a water bed...
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Old 07-11-2021, 11:26 PM   #7
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I would agree with the Alpine idea. We did that years ago. My wife found a hotel in Alpine, that's kind of interesting. If I remember correctly the main part of the hotel is pretty old, I think has a bar and restaurant, in it. Old stucco Mexican style building, with tile floors. They have cottages back behind the main building, that are each styled differently. It was kind of nice, I would say we really like the one we were in, even being decorated by a pothead hippie type.
Your not far from the Davis Mountains and Big Bend. We stayed most of our days in Big Bend. Had Big Bend not bee an option for places to go and it was not so big, I might have been more interested to see what was in the Davis Mountains. We took one day up there, drove around saw a few sights and went back to Big Bend.

So far my favorite place my wife and I have stayed, was the place we just got back from. We went to Tennessee, to a place outside of Gatlinburg. I found a cabin on a creek , near the Smoky Mountains. We rented the cabin for two days, it pretty nice. It was a few miles outside the nearest little town. The creek has rainbow trout in it, so we fished the creek, got a fire going in the pit and sat around and had some drinks that first night. The second night we were there was the 4th of July, the locals set of quite a few thousand dollars worth of fireworks, ammo and I am betting some dynamite or other high explosives. They take their 4th of July and fireworks seriously up there.

I would say the two most romantic trips we have taken were our first trip to Alpine and Big Bend, and the Tennessee trip. I definitely liked where we stayed in Tennessee more so than the place in Alpine. Because we were out of town, in the woods and we could walk 30 yards from the cabin and fish.

I would bet there are similar places in Arkansas, if you are truly limiting yourself to Arkansas, as the farthest you will travel.
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Old 07-11-2021, 11:34 PM   #8
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You a beach person? We did the Hotel Galvez a couple of years ago. Enjoyed it
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Old 07-12-2021, 07:02 AM   #9
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Old 07-12-2021, 07:08 AM   #10
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:01 AM   #11
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Bob Phillips, Escondito Lodge..
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:24 AM   #12
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Cibalo Creek Resort outside of Marfa if you are looking to west Tx.
Pretty spectacular.
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:25 AM   #13
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I heard Waco is a great destination!
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:27 AM   #14
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We normally grab an air B&B in POC or Seadrift and fish for a couple of days…
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:33 AM   #15
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One other idea I had, but probably not an option, unless you reserve a room way in advance, I hear there is a long waiting list to get a room there. In Big Bend, in the Chisos Basin, there is a resort/hotel. Not sure about the rooms there, never been inside one. The restaurant in the basin is pretty good, very nice view. We tried to get a room there for our last trip the Big Bend, it was booked up for a long ways. So we got a camping spot in the basin. That was pretty nice, even in July, the temps were nice.

I have gotten on some of the facebook or commmy book Big Bend groups, and found that certain rooms in the resort in the basin are fought over. Don't know why some of those rooms have so many people wanting to stay in them. I would like to find out some day.
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:34 AM   #16
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Broken Bow is nice
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:41 AM   #17
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Paris, France…..she’ll love it!!
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:51 AM   #18
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Lots of nice places, but the romantic part is gonna have to be up to you. I’d recommend Hotel Emma in San Antonio. Anniversary dinner at Bohannon’s. Evening strolls along the Riverwalk. Nice lunch at Mi Tierra while being serenaded by a Mariachi. Couples massage at the Spa. Happy anniversary and good luck.


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Old 07-12-2021, 09:03 AM   #19
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An option is goto Air BnB. Search there for what you have in mind and not location. For example you can search tree houses, castle, or winery stays etc.
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Old 07-12-2021, 09:21 AM   #20
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Cibalo Creek Resort outside of Marfa if you are looking to west Tx.
Pretty spectacular.
I would have to agree with this one, Cibolo Creek is very unique and extremely isolated. If you haven't been to this part of Texas, you need to go.
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Old 07-12-2021, 09:31 AM   #21
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JL Bar in Sonora TX
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Old 07-12-2021, 11:43 AM   #22
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Some great recommendations here. Following
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Old 07-12-2021, 11:55 AM   #23
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We stayed at Sage Hill Inn outside of Kyle a few weeks ago.
No kids, awesome pool and nice cabins.
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Old 07-12-2021, 12:42 PM   #24
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We stayed at Sage Hill Inn outside of Kyle a few weeks ago.
No kids, awesome pool and nice cabins.
I also recommend this place. My wife and I loved it.
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Old 07-12-2021, 12:56 PM   #25
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Take a look at Elm Creek Manor outside of Muenster. Wife and I stayed in their Alsace Cottage last year. Food and service was incredible. They can coordinate an in room massage for you and there are several nice wineries nearby to visit.
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:00 PM   #26
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:14 PM   #27
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Lots of nice places, but the romantic part is gonna have to be up to you. I’d recommend Hotel Emma in San Antonio. Anniversary dinner at Bohannon’s. Evening strolls along the Riverwalk. Nice lunch at Mi Tierra while being serenaded by a Mariachi. Couples massage at the Spa. Happy anniversary and good luck.


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“Romance” is very subjective. I find that when me and the wife have a Tex Mex lunch that romance can be delayed considerably lol. In my younger day nothing would stop some romance haha. Dont book that massage right after Ive had my enchiladas either.
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:14 PM   #28
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Ant street inn brehnam. Great place. Can walk the town, great eating and wine trail.
Ave O bnb in Galveston. Strand walking, beach strolling, lots of greeting choices. The food they serve is top notch and excellent. You both will love the breakfast and extreme hospitality.
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:16 PM   #29
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This. For special anniversaries. Met my wife there.


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Old 07-12-2021, 01:28 PM   #30
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:46 PM   #31
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A truck stop motel with a bed that takes quarters...
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Old 07-12-2021, 04:43 PM   #32
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A lot of good suggestions.
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Old 07-12-2021, 05:16 PM   #33
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Just put the cash down, go to Big Cedar, eat at Osage Restaurant.

Bring your own flask to supplement if you are a drinker.

https://bigcedar.com/dining-category/fine-dining/

https://bigcedar.com/

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Old 07-12-2021, 05:25 PM   #34
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There ain’t one.
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Old 07-12-2021, 05:30 PM   #35
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Old 07-12-2021, 05:34 PM   #36
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I’m a simple man and enjoy simple things, I’ve seen the worlds most beautiful beaches and I gotta say I have a better time below:

Rent a beachside house, do a red dragon pirate cruise, enjoy Padre Island Seashore, and eat at Trout Street.

https://www.reddragonpiratecruises.com/
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Old 07-12-2021, 05:37 PM   #37
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Best thing about Downtown San Antonio are the Pearl Complex, Hotel Emma

Or

Menger Hotel/Pool/Bar, eating at Shilos, Alamo Plaza, and going over to the Buckhorn Saloon

Then giving the whole place the finger on the way out.

I’m not one of these “need a vacation from the vacation” kinda fellas, if I do it, it is a relaxing time.

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Old 07-12-2021, 05:37 PM   #38
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Cibolo Creek is very exclusive and they don't bother you much. Stay in the room where Judge Scalia died.
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Old 07-12-2021, 05:42 PM   #39
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Since I am the World’s greatest lover, everything I do with the wife is about romance and relaxation.

You can even have a good time in Boerne and I’d rate it over Fredericksburg if you do it right.
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Old 07-12-2021, 07:08 PM   #40
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My go to Texas place is Gruene but if you wanted to go to Arkansas, check out the lodge on Mount Magazine. We just got back from that area and I really want to go back and stay there. The views are stunning and the whole area around there is beautiful.


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Old 07-12-2021, 07:31 PM   #41
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:17 PM   #42
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Old 07-12-2021, 08:53 PM   #43
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Check out the Casitas at Gruene:

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