Boerne Getaway Guide: Where to Shop, Dine and Stay This Fall
This Texas town offers a great escape in the Hill Country
It’s time to plan a fall getaway – and we’ve got wonderful, can’t-miss ideas not too far from home. Autumn is the perfect season to visit Boerne, where you can slow down and relax before the holidays kick into high gear.
Here’s your Boerne getaway guide, with the best options for dining, shopping and Hill Country hospitality:
Where to Stay
Whether you prefer familiar branded hotels, quaint and private guesthouses or a unique historic property, Boerne’s lodging options cater to all types of travelers. The town’s newest accommodations are at The Bevy, a luxurious, Hill Country-themed, boutique hotel with a fabulous bar, a restaurant that offers in-room dining and a gorgeous pool where you can soak up a little more sun. If you’re looking for meeting space for you next event, The Bevy has that too.
Where to Eat
Breakfast and Coffee
The best way to start the day is with a great cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast. The Dienger Trading Co. is a local favorite in a stunning historic building. They serve made-from-scratch breakfast plates featuring locally sourced meats and sweet, freshly made baked goods. Also new in town, Black Rifle Coffee Co. has cultivated a massive following around the world but their famous brew is now available at their first brick-and-mortar location in Texas – just across from downtown Boerne’s Main Plaza.
Lunch at a Brewpub
Cibolo Creek Brewing Co. is a fabulous mid-day stop. The menu boasts fresh, locally grown and raised ingredients paired with house-crafted beer (blonde or dark). The Bier Bun is a popular bar snack – a potato rolled filled with savory browned cabrito, cabbage and cheese. Across the street from River Road Park is The Dodging Duck Brewhaus, Boerne’s oldest brewery. There’s plenty to choose from on the eclectic menu, including Thai lettuce wraps, Chimichurri grilled beef tenderloin, bratwurst and sauerkraut, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Wash it down with a beer flight. Dogs are welcome on the patio.
Inside The Kendall, a fabulous historic hotel right off Main Plaza, Peggy’s on the Green offers a fine-dining experience created by Chef Mark Bohanan of Bohanan’s in San Antonio. His southern-style menu pays homage to his late mother, Peggy. An elegant dining room and the wrap-around porch that overlooks the Cibolo Trail and Creek are both open for dinner. Down the Hill Country Mile is the Cypress Grille, where guests can indulge in the freshest ingredients like locally sourced meats, herbs straight from their garden, handmade and rolled pasta, as well as sushi-grade fish caught off the coast of Hawaii within the last 24 hours. Owner and Sommelier Paul Thompson has cultivated an extensive wine list to complement every dish and palette.
Where to Shop
Downtown’s Hill Country Mile is a unique collection of high-end shops like Bechants and Jolie Boutique. Fans of antiques and vintage finds should stop in at Flashback Funtiques and The Sanctuary for the Vintage Soul. The Mile stands alone as a destination for one-of-a-kind home décor shops like JAC’s and Laurie Saunders. Meanwhile, the latest fall fashion pieces line the shelves and racks at Boutique Chloe Rose, Ella Blue and Alley on Main. Foodies and home chefs will love Epicure Gourmet Market, Kiss the Cook and Texas Gourmet Pantry. Much of the charm of shopping the Mile is in meeting the friendly staff at each store that creates a sense of small-town community and belonging while providing excellent customer service.
The drive from Austin is short and scenic. The fall weather is beautiful. And the charming town of Boerne is ready to welcome you. Are your bags packed yet? For help planning your trip and for more insider tips, reach out to the experts at the Boerne Visitors Center.