Rest, Fun, and Romance in the Texas Hill Country

The Crystal River Inn • San Marcos, TX

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in a King Room, Sundays through Thursdays
  • Candles, Fresh Flowers, and Breakfast in Bed for Two
  • Combine Vouchers to Stay for 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 fall, winter, and spring, San Marcos is alive with more than 34,000 college students who attend Texas State University, while the massive Tanger and Premium outlet malls—featuring more than 300 upscale retailers—draw shoppers from around the nation. 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 riverside has been inhabited by humans for more than 10,000 years.

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, cafés, and art
• Inquire about on-site spa treatments at The Crystal River Inn
• Shop for designer duds at Tanger and Premium outlets, some of the largest outlet malls in the country
• See games, museums, and galleries on the picturesque campus of Texas State University
• Take a glass-bottom boat ride on the lake at Aquarena Springs

  • "The staff at The Crystal River Inn was phenomenal! The food was different and delicious. I will be referring friends and family here, and The Crystal River Inn will have my business for years to come!"

    -- LivingSocial Member


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    326 West Hopkins Street San Marcos, TX 78666
    888-396-3739 | get directions

escapes 30-day promise

LivingSocial gives you up to 30 days to return your unused voucher for a full refund. Once you've made a reservation, you are subject to the merchant's cancellation and refund policy. If you want to secure your preferred dates of travel, we strongly recommend that you complete reservation with the merchant within 30 days of your purchase—after that, LivingSocial will not issue any refunds.

the fine print

  • Limit 2 per customer, additional as gifts; up to 2 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Only valid for stays now - February 12, 2015
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Weekday stays may be booked up to 3 months in advance; weekend stays are occasionally available and may be booked no more than 48 hours in advance of arrival
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher includes candles, fresh flowers, and breakfast in bed for two
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Voucher valid for 2 guests; additional guests may be added based on availability and at an additional cost
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Taxes not included; payable directly to the property
  • Incidental charges, room upgrades, charges for additional services, and gratuity at the property are not included
  • Credit card information is required at time of booking; must be 21 or over with valid ID to check-in
  • Blackout date(s): February 13-15, 2014; March 7-16, 2014; April 17-18, 2014; May 8-10, 23-26, 2014; July 2-6, 2014; August 29 - September 2, 2014; October 30 - November 2, 2014; November 10-11, 27-29, 2014; December 18-20, 2014; December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON February 12, 2015 • Enjoy By February 12, 2015