This holiday season, as you traverse the roads of Texas, you’ll no doubt consume a dangerous amount of Buc-ee’s Beaver Nuggets and Whataburger What-a-Meals. Even a sit-down meal at a small-town cafe—which we love as much as the next Texan—could leave you wanting for something a little different than burgers and chicken-fried steaks.
So before you hit the highways, pick up a copy of our December issue, which features our list of ten far-flung destinations whose impressive food and memorable settings are not only worth traveling for, but deserve an overnight stay. This exhaustively researched list comes from a small but stalwart band of our writers who traveled several thousand miles to uncover ten places where the food is so tempting, the beds so Goldilocks-worthy, and the sights so seeable that you could easily make them a weekend’s destination. Our choices range from a gracious Victorian manse in East Texas to a stylishly rehabilitated railroad hotel in West Texas.
- Rough Creek Lodge and Resort, in Glen Rose
- Fire Oak Grill, in Weatherford
- Stillwater Inn, in Jefferson
- Sage Hill Inn Above Onion Creek, in Kyle
- Rancho Loma, in Talpa
- Vaudeville, in Fredericksburg
- Inn at Dos Brisas, in Washington
- Gage Hotel, in Marathon
- The Turtle, in Brownwood
- Maiya’s, in Marfa