Deep in the Heart of Hill Country


Texas Hill Country may just be my favorite place to get away in the lone star state. The rolling hills, big blue skies & charming countryside is the perfect remedy to what can sometimes be stifling hot Houston. Today I’m chatting all about our recent trip to Hill Country & sharing the best places to eat, sleep & drink in Fredericksburg & beyond.

Speaking of sleep, we spent the weekend at Legacy Hideaway, a ranch-style home tucked deep in the heart of hill country and only about 20 minutes from historic Fredericksburg. The house sleeps up to 8 guests so Patrick, Annie & I invited family to join us for a weekend of wine, food & fun.


Sleep: Legacy Hideaway

My in-laws + my sister-in-law flew into Houston from Mississippi to spend the weekend with us. When your family lives far away, weekends like these are all the more special!



Legacy Hideaway has a master bedroom, an additional guest room + a family room with twin beds to fit just about everyone you’d want to bring along on your weekend adventure.


The fully equipped kitchen has a vintage style stove and an oversized island fit for cooking up a feast. Feast we totally did, several times! 


This home away from home was also filled with fun personal touches, like the bookshelves lined with board games, the s’mores kit that was waiting for us in the kitchen, and the bird watching nook with a pair of binoculars tucked away on the porch.


But it’s safe to say my favorite part of our stay at Legacy Hideaway was sitting around the big firepit out back. Patrick and I love love the outdoors and camping trips were our “thing” in college. The two of us could light a firepit every single night & be content with life. It was such a treat to post up around the fire all evening long, with a glass of vino in hand! Our first night out here we all caught ourselves chitchatting until well past midnight! I can’t even remember the last time I (electively) stayed up that late! #newmomprobs 😉


Another thing that was a surprise was all of the wildlife we spotted from the back porch of the home & throughout the property. From hummingbirds to armadillos to deer, we were reminded of how deep in the country we were when spotting animals such as these making their home.


Drink: Becker Vineyards

Fredericksburg is known for its wine & wineries. My favorite vineyard to visit when in Hill Country? Definitely Becker Vineyards. The vineyard boasts a large tasting room, guest tours of the property & plenty of space to sit back, relax & sip. It’s also a plus if your visit happens to fall on Lavender Fest weekend, which coincidentally ours did!




Another major pro? Becker is baby friendly. 🙂

Eat: Fredericksburg Historic District

A visit to Hill Country is not complete without a walk down the main street in Fredericksburg. Colorful & quaint shops dot the streets offering everything from vintage toys, embroidered sundresses, to doggie cupcakes, bluebonnet vases & more. It’s a foodie heaven too! Vaudeville whips up delicious sandwiches & salads in their cool basement cafe. Otto’s is tucked just a few streets over. This adorable spot makes for a relaxing and delicious dinner off their German-inspired menu.





And lastly, I’m the type of person that thinks the journey should be just as much fun as the destination. Whenever Patrick and I travel on 290, either to or from Houston, we make a point to stop in Round Top at our favorite cafe for lunch: Royer’s. Come here for the MOST amazing fried chicken and homemade pies you will ever have. We were thrilled to be able to dine at Royer’s once more on our way home from Legacy Hideaway just a few weeks ago!

A big thank you to Legacy Hideaway for such a wonderful stay in Hill Country!

xo, alice