The wind is whipping through the windows of my rented sedan while the hits of the ‘80s, ‘90s and today are blaring through the radio. I have just passed the 50th idyllic field of cows in a meadow of bluebonnets, the fourth ghost town of days gone by, and the second winery when I start to think, “Are we there yet?” Right before I pull the iPhone out again to make sure that I’m still going the right way, I see the street I’m looking for and make a sharp turn onto a blink-and-you-miss-it stretch of dirt and gravel road positioned between a nondescript field and a nondescript gas station.
With no idea of what to expect, I drive for just under a minute before dead-ending in the last place that I would have ever expected. Arkens Bed and Breakfast is a modern Mediterranean mansion with a circle drive, entryway fountain, and the largest wooden doors I’ve ever seen. After ringing the bell, I’m greeted by a sign that says “Welcome Bevin,” and two warm hugs from the proprietors of the house, Arlis and Ken “Baby Snooks” Holland. This is just the start of my tour of 10 B&Bs in Granbury.
Arkens Bed and Breakfast
You’ve probably never heard of Granbury, Texas, and that is a shame. In Granbury, you’ll find a mix of everything that makes Texas so great. From friendly people who all seem to know each other, to deep-fried foods that you promised your doctor you wouldn’t eat. Only in Granbury can you feed a giraffe, visit three wineries and a brewery, pay your respects at the tomb of Davy Crockett’s second wife, and relax on a white sand beach in the same day.
When you visit Granbury, you’ll get a taste of what Texas small-town life was always meant to be. Eat until you can eat no more (not even apple pie a la mode!), shop until you drop, and have some unusual adventures along the way. But most of all, meet new friends, like Arlis and Baby Snooks, who’ll make sure you call telling them you got home safely.
Head to Granbury and get away your way. Whether you’d like to take the family, that special someone, or a group of friends, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.
Be sure to check out our next post for innkeeper tips on the best places to explore, eat, and shop in Granbury!
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