Love is just about everywhere this February (and always!) in Bastrop, TX. With its natural beauty and gentle pace, this historic small town is an ideal place to get away with your better half. To help you capture every special moment, allow us to share the top five ways to enjoy your romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day and beyond.
1) Romantic Stays
Glamping can be a great way to enjoy some alone time, especially at The Reserve at Greenleaf. Their four luxury yurts are peaceful, quiet and oh, so romantic. There’s also Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa to consider where you can enjoy an all-inclusive getaway complete with a spa and lazy river, horseback riding, kayaking, nightly s’mores and more, all set against 400 acres of Texas beauty.
2) Table for Two
Should you sleep in, be sure to grab a delicious brunch at Maxine’s. A throwback to the 1950s, locals adore this spot, and the menu is full of classics like French toast, chicken and waffles, griddle cakes and grits. For a casual farm-to-fork lunch, visit the new Store House Market + Eatery where acclaimed Austin chef Sonya Cote serves Southern comfort-food focused dishes. Need an excuse to dress up? Enjoy a sophisticated steak dinner at the Piney Creek Chop House. For dessert make sure to indulge in Valentine’s Day specials at Sugar Shack, including chocolate strawberries, truffles and more.
3) A Special Toast
The Tuscan tasting room at the Colorado River Winery is a wonderful way to spend time together, sipping, toasting and leisurely sampling their many delicious offerings. If more custom spirits are your preference then be sure to stop by the Copper Shot Distillery where husband-and-wife team, Stephen and Cheri Todee, craft homemade moonshine and spirits for their guests.
4) Soak Up Nature
Home to the famous loblolly pine trees known as “Lost Pines,” Bastrop State Park offers several trails worth exploring. However, if the river is more your pace, then you’ll enjoy paddling or canoeing on the slow-moving El Camino Real Paddling Trail for a peaceful adventure with views of local wildlife. For the true adventurists, Zip Lost Pines offers the longest side-by-side canopy zip line in Texas with incredible views of McKinney Roughs Nature Park.
5) Art for the Heart
Browse the collection at the Astro Record Store to find a soundtrack for your romance. Or explore handcrafted wares at the R.A. Green Mercantile, including pottery, ceramics, jewelry and more. If you’re looking to cozy up your love nest, be sure to stop by the newest Black & White Interiors, featuring home décor by local artists.
We’d Love to Have You
Just outside of Austin, Bastrop is perfectly situated for your romantic getaway. You’re gonna love it! Plan your visit today.