The Escape Kit
• A One-Night Stay for Two, Sundays through Thursdays ($101)
• Or, a Two-Night Stay for Two, Fridays and Saturdays ($209)
• One Heirloom Blooms Produce Basket with Vegetables and Herbs Grown On Site
• Combine Vouchers to Stay Up to Four Nights
Between Austin and San Antonio lies a hidden gem. San Marcos—or San Marvelous as locals call it—gets most of its approbation from its status as a college town (it's the home of Texas State University), and, indeed, it has all the accoutrements that come with that: museums, art galleries, music venues, and boutique shops. But due to its strategic location along both the San Marcos River and the Blanco River, this Hill Country locale is a magnet for nature lovers who flock to its verdant valleys and rolling cactus-laden hills to get a peek at some of the rarest and most breathtaking flora and fauna in the state.
Under the shade of Hill Country trees lies a smattering of quaint cottages that represent the epitome of an Escapist retreat. Heirloom Blooms boasts knotty-pine accents complement warm pastels in individually appointed rooms with quilt-draped beds that elicit a homey feel. Spacious kitchens or kitchenettes allow for easy cooking—a must-do considering the produce-and-herb gardens that line each property specifically for your consumption. Although each cottage is outfitted with TVs, DVD players, and Wi-Fi, you'll probably want to unplug given the myriad opportunities to hike the nearby trails either by day or by moonlight for nature walks and owl prowls.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON April 1, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON December 23, 2013
An Eco-Friendly Adventure in San Marcos
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