In our last post, we introduced you to Granbury, Texas.
In this post, we explore three itineraries for what to do in Granbury directly from innkeepers.
Fun for the Whole Family
Day 1: Check in and explore your B&B. Stop by Babe’s Chicken Dinner House and grab some of their famous fried chicken to-go. Chow down while you enjoy a family-friendly double feature at the The Brazos Drive-In. Gates open at 7:15pm and all shows are cash only.
Day 2: Eat a hearty breakfast at the inn to fuel you for a day of adventure. Drive out to Fossil Rim where you’ll go on a mini-safari in the heart of Texas. Once you’re done feeding giraffes and cooing over the baby rhinos, get some lunch at Loco Coyote in Glen Rose for Texas-sized barbecue plates and sandwiches in a converted barn. After a round of brontosaurus burgers, head to Dinosaur Valley State Park for a more prehistoric animal outing. On your way back to the inn, grab a quick dinner at Agave Tamale Co. before turning in early.
Day 3: After breakfast, head to Lake Granbury Marina for your last day of fun. Spend the morning on the water in a rented boat or kayak. Finally, stop in at Stumpy’s Lakeside Grill for a late lunch of fish tacos for the grown-ups and fish sticks for the kids. After this much excitement, expect the kids to sleep the whole way home!
Family-Friendly Cabin B&Bs
Dinosaur Trail Cabins
- Dinosaur Trail Cabins: Family-friendly cabins, full breakfast, and ¼ mile dinosaur trail
- Heritage Cabins: Eco-friendly log cabins on several acres, breakfast basket delivered to cabins
- Windmill Farms: Cabin suites, full breakfast delivered daily, sprawling grounds with windmill collection
Day 1: Make a detour on your way into town at Red Caboose Winery if you’re coming from the south or Barking Rocks Winery if you’re coming from the north. After dropping your things off at the B&B, stop into Christina’s for a light lunch at one of their outdoor bistro tables. Afterwards, head over to D’Vine Wine to get a custom bottle to take back to the B&B for a relaxing and romantic evening in.
Day 2: Enjoy breakfast in bed (you may need to arrange this ahead of time with the inn). Spend some time walking leisurely around the square with a cup of joe from Paradise Bistro and Coffee Co. before heading to Nutshell Eatery and Bakery to get sandwiches and snacks for a picnic lunch and people watching at Shanley Park (or rent a bike in the square to ride over the Moments in Time Hike & Bike Trail). End the evening with a five-star dinner and a show at the Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge and the Granbury Opera House.
Day 3: After a leisurely breakfast at the inn, head to Revolver Brewery or Bluff Dale Vineyards for a last taste of Granbury before heading home. Revolver Brewery tours are Saturdays only.
B&Bs Made for Romance
Girls’ (or Guys’) Getaway
Day 1: Stop by The Bootlegger Liquor Store for weekend supplies and fun country kitsch before checking into the B&B. Before settling in for a night of board games, s’mores, and general shenanigans, head out to Grumps for their Ladies’ Night and enjoy cheap margaritas and big greasy burgers.
Day 2: After a hearty breakfast at the inn, strap on your shoes for some serious shopping. Check out unique furnishings and clothing boutiques like Dakota’s Kabin, The Pan Handle, and Wagon Yard Home Furnishings. When you start to wind down from all of the shopping, stop in at The Art of Chocolate & Wine Shoppe for a mid-afternoon refreshment (and pick up a few snacks for later). After a few more trips around the square, stop into Pearl Street Station for a barbecue dinner before walking off the calories during the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour.
Day 3: By day three, you will be sufficiently pooped from days of fun and friendship in Granbury. Ask the innkeepers to wrap a light breakfast to go, fill a thermos with orange juice or mimosas, and head down to Granbury City Beach Park for white sand and relaxation. After you’ve soaked in your daily dose of vitamin D, make a little more room in your stomach for one more down home country meal at Linda’s Southern Kitchen. Here you can enjoy Southern favorites like chicken fried steak and black eyed peas. Order the “Lighter Fare” portion size to save space for a shareable slice of their famous Tollhouse pie: a decadent confection full of chocolate chips and walnuts, topped with ice cream and hot fudge.
Ideal Friend Hangout B&Bs
The Iron Horse Inn - Opening Spring 2013
- Arbor House: Victorian style house and separate “Angel House”, full breakfast, beachfront
- Arkens Bed and Breakfast: King rooms, hearty two-course breakfast, lakefront mini-resort
- The Iron Horse Inn: Arts-and-crafts style rooms and cottages, newly renovated, historic district
- Pomegranate Cottages: Cottage-style, full breakfast, cookies, evening dessert, guest lodge
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