Rest, Fun, and Romance near Austin

The Crystal River Inn • San Marcos, TX

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in a Queen Room, Sundays through Thursdays or Occasional Fridays and Saturdays (See Fine Print)
  • Fruit and Cheese Plate Upon Arrival
  • Discount Shopping Coupons at Tanger Outlets
  • Combine Vouchers to Stay Up to Four Nights

The Destination
San Marcos—about halfway between Austin and San Antonio—combines the best of Texas in one small city. In the summer, it's bustling with tourists and families who've taken to the river to float or fish. And they wouldn't be the first: Archeological discoveries suggest that the river has been inhabited by humans for more than 10,000 years. In the fall, winter, and spring, San Marcos is alive with more than 34,000 college students who attend Texas State University, while the massive Tangers outlet mall—featuring more than 300 premier retailers—draws shoppers from around the nation.

The Digs
Just 30 minutes south of Austin, yet worlds away from the bright lights of the city, The Crystal River Inn offers guests the perfect mix of solitude and Texas hospitality. Built in 1883, the 12-room inn—with rose gardens, fountains, and generations-old pecan trees outside—features a number of distinct touches, from in-room fireplaces and canopy beds, to deep soaker tubs and a sumptuous breakfast, which might include bananas Foster crêpes or eggs Benedict.

The Diversions
• Walk to Downtown San Marcos to peruse shops, restaurants, cafes, and art
• Inquire about on-site spa treatments at The Crystal River Inn
• Shop for designer duds at Tanger Outlets
• Stroll the Texas State University campus
• Float one of the many nearby rivers

  • "Our stay at the Crystal River Inn in San Marcos was a great experience. The setting was charming, breakfast at the Inn was a real treat, and the staff was very friendly and helpful."

    -- TripAdvisor


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    326 W. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666
    888-396-3739 | get directions

escapes 30-day promise

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the fine print

  • Stays must be completed by the expiration date on February 6, 2014
  • Weekday stays may be booked up to three months in advance; weekend stays are occasionally available and may be booked no longer than 48 hours in advance of arrival
  • Entire value must be used in a single visit
  • Limit 2 per customer, up to 2 additional as gifts; up to 2 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability; not valid on existing reservations
  • Cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 72 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Taxes/resort fee not included and payable to the property
  • Based on double occupancy
  • Must be 21+ to check in and present credit card, along with ID for incidentals
  • Blackout dates include March 8-17, March 29- April 3, May 9, May 24-28, July 3-6, Nov 13-18, Nov 26-30, Dec 19-21, Dec 27-31
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON February 6, 2014 • Enjoy By February 6, 2014