Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hill Country Wine & Food Festival

This past weekend, there was lots to do in the Hill Country. No one could do them all, so even though we had guests at Biscuit Hill, we were able to slip away and do a couple. I blogged yesterday about our trip to Dry Comal Creek Vineyard & Winery's Dogs at the winery event to meet Santa, and then on Sunday the Hill Country Wine & Food Festival was held just outside Wimberley this year. It was a little chilli, it is December, but everyone had a great time. Six well know restaurants from Austin, and several vineyards from around the world as well as a micro-brewer had booths, and there was live music to entertain us while we ate and drank to our hearts content. I have a video up on our Biscuit Hill facebook page, so go take a look. But for now this is my favorite still shot of the trip. This little boy's father was carving the pig and he looked really interested. Maybe he will follow up in his father's footsteps.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hill Country Events

The Hill Country this past weekend was a buzz of activity. We were able to share some of them with our pups Willie and Waylon. Dry Comal Creek Vineyard and Winery hosted a doggy day with Santa and lots of DCC fans brought their "best friends" to meet Santa. All four legged and two legged guests had a great time. I will be blogging about our last Sunday visit to the Hill Country Food & Wine Festival before the week is out. Stay tuned.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Alpaca Felting Hat Class

Alpaca generate a beautiful fleece and it out scores cashmere in every aspect. Biscuit Hill B&B will be offering Alpaca felting and hat making classes starting in February 2011. The fee includes all necessary supplies and a light lunch. Class size is limited to a maximum of 6 participants. Hat colors will be the natural fleece color of the animal it came from. Color options can be: black, brown, fawn, or cream.  The 1st class is February 26, 2011 from 11 am - 4 pm. Four style of hats will be available to participants. The February class fee is $95. Here are 2 style examples. Embellishments are not provided. Book a space in the class by e-mail. biscuithill@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alpaca Boys are at Biscuit Hill B&B

Our new boys are finely here. They are still a little stressed from their trip, but are eating well. The humming you hear in the back ground is them communicating they are a little upset. We are going to keep guests outside the fenced area for about a week so they can adjust to their new place here at Biscuit Hill B&B. Here is the vedo I took right after they arrived today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MMXfI8TR68

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Alpaca Training Class

Dean & I spent today with our new boys, Nougat & Choco. We learned about them and their needs, and they continued their halter and lead training. They did a great job, and we know all of our guests will love giving them practice with their new skills. If Dean gets their pen finished in time, they will be in there new home here at Biscuit Hill next Wednesday, Nov. 10. We can't wait for our new additions to arrive.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Boerne Fiber Festival

The annual "Kid In Ewe" Fiber Festival is November 12, 13, & 14 at the Kendall Country Fair Grounds. Mark your calendar and come out to see how the coats of Alpacas, Lamas, and Goats are spun into yarn. There will be live animals to view, vendors selling goods made from the spun yarn, and food. Our 2 new additions will not be there, but Dean & I will. I want to start selling Alpaca yarn, and goods at Biscuit Hill B&B once we get a few months as proud owners of these beautiful animals. See the festival's website for all other information. This should be a fun event, so even if you are not staying at our Bed & Breakfast, you should head out there at least for a few hours.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Breakfast Menu

We can't wait for Halloween this year! Our guests will be getting Biscuit Hill Mugs AND a special Halloween Breakfast.

Our Halloween menu 2010 will be:
Sausage stuffed mini seared peppers
Velvet Scrmbled Eggs topped with Mild Cheese & Black olives
Spiced Honeycrisp Apple Slices w/Feta Cheese & Dried Cranberries
Pumpkin Biscuits
Mulled Cider,Green Apple Fiz, Coffee, Tea
Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hill Country Fall Color

The Hill Country is known for its Live Oak trees, and Mountain Juniper, but around Canyon Lake there is a lot of Fall color. The image here shows you just a sample of what you can see around the lake. To book a room at our Biscuit Hill B&B overlooking Canyon Lake, go to www.biscuithill.com .

The Lost Maples State Natural Area is just a day trip away from our Inn. Guests can also order a take-a-long picnic lunch to make the adventure even better. Make sure you bring plenty of water when you go. Here is a link to the Lost Maples website.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/lost_maples/

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Mug Colors In

Our new mugs arrived last Friday, and they are a big hit with guests. Remember if you book a room for the Halloween weekend, you will get one for Free. We sell them in the gift shop for $15, but they retail for $20 if you buy them at any retail pottery company. This weekend is the Texas Clay Festival in Gruene, so guests can compare what we have to the ones sold at the Festival.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Texas Fun Facts

Well it's time for our October Texas Fun Fact. AND since Biscuit Hill B&B is above to one of the state's most beautiful bodies of water, Canyon Lake, I decided to give you a fun fact about Texas water. Hold on to your drinking glass. Texas has more surface water than all but 2 other states, Alaska and Minnesota.

We hope you can take time to come and see our bit of Texas heaven and enjoy our surface water.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gruene 2010 Wine & Music Festival

October 7,8,9 & 10 In Gruene. Tickets are now on sale. Biscuit Hill still has a few rooms remaining for this fab event. Go to www.biscuithill.com for room reservations. Go to www.gruenemusicandwinefest.org/ for Wine Fest tickets and all festival information.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Biscuit Hill B&B Halloween Gift

Every couple that books a stay at Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast for Halloween weekend will get a complimentary Biscuit Hill hand thrown pottery mug stuffed with Halloween goodies. One mug p/room booked. You can choose from Halloween colors or any others that we have available. Come stay in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Many of the areas have haunted houses, and there is always great music playing near by. We will also have a Halloween Breakfast Menu for Sunday Morning. Think pumpkin :-)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Gruene Metal Arts Festival

Book Biscuit Hill B&B now for the Gruene Metal Arts Festival. Great metal art, wonderful music, and lots of entertainment. http://www.biscuithill.com/

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dead Bank Robber Bounty

This is the first of my Texas Believe it or Not Series,and is so crazy I had to share this with you all first.  During the 1920s the Texas Bankers Association started offering $5,000 to anyone that killed a bank robber. At the time banks were being robbed at a rate of 3-4 times a day. To further clarify the proclomation, they identified that they would not pay a single penny for a "live" bank robber,  only "dead" bank robbers. The inherent flaws in this carte blanche retribution were many, one being that innocent men were shot on the suspect that they were the one/s that had commited the crime earlier in the day, last week or what ever. Frank Hamer, a legendary Ranger who would latter track down and ambush Bonnie and Clyde, went on record with a public press conference stating "I can' keep silent any more, I have seen too much. I know too many of the so-called 'bank robber' who have died over this state who were nothing more than pigeons, sent to their doom by grasping, dishonest men who are much worse than any of the bank robbers they profess to want to see die." This did not deter the bank association and they only reworded the reward program to include "only legally killed bank robbers". AND believe this or not, it wasn't until 1964, that the reward was quietly discontinued altogether. Only in Texas.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Kitchen Testing Again

Well everyone, I have been in the kitchen trying. yet again, to come up with even more delicious tastes to serve our guests. My newest creation is a Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bread Pudding with cherries. It is wonderful either cold or hot. I just invented it this past weekend, and it was a HIT! The next time I make it, I will get a picture to post. This new recipe my be on a future Blog Post, but not for awhile. I will start serving it every Sunday at the B&B in late Fall and throughout the Winter months. For the holidays, I will probably add a little bourbon just to spice it up a bit.

Don't forget, become a Fan here on the Biscuit Hill Blog to get our Blog & Facebook Special Discount. You must be a Fan before the end of September to get this special, so don't delay. That way you will get 2 fantastic treats, our new Chocolate Fudge Brownie Bread Pudding, and a great rate discount

Monday, July 5, 2010

Woodrose Winery BBQ and 4th of July Fireworks show

All of our family celebrated the 4th a day early at Woodrose Winery in Stonewall Texas. (40 min from the B&B) Every year they have a BBQ and fireworks show for customers who are on their newsletter list. If you are thinking about coming to the Hill Country next year for the 4th, you may want to get on their newsletter list. I have the short version of the fireworks show here, and on our Biscuit Hill Facebook page, I have stills of the BBQ and a longer version of fireworks. A good time was held by all in attendance :-)

There are links to the winery website, our facebook page and our YouTube account where you can see all of our videos.

I'll be writing again soon, so check back for all that is going on around Biscuit Hill and the Hill Country area.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

San Antoino's Witte Museum

A Great day trip from Biscuit Hill, to San Antonio is full of supprises. Just got back from the Witte yesterday. This museum is great for adults and kids alike. Their "Dinosaurs Unearthed" is their special attraction until September 6, 2010. Remember Biscuit Hill offers extended stay discounts to make it easier to spend time around Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Gruene, AND San Antonio. The Witte website is www.wittemuseum.org for more details.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Quick Visit to San Antonio

Dean & I just back from a quick shopping trip into San Antonio where we had to visit our favorite Mexican Food restuarant there, La Fagota. They have great food, the best Margaritas, Margarita Swirls, and a wonderful ambaniance. However, the best thing is that you get a Orchid with your drink. That way you can keep up with how many you have had :-) Our favorite dish is the Poco de Todo. (a little of everything)  I have a picture of mine here, and there are other images on Facebook if you want to take a look.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Easy Summer Dessert


Each month Starting in July, thru the end of 2010, I will post a new recipe that is served here at Biscuit Hill B&B. http://www.biscuithill.com/ The July recipe will be our Rosemary Infused Lemon Ice. You can serve it plain or with heavy cream. I have a picture here for you to drool over until July.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Become a Fan On Facebook

We have now added a Facebook Fan Button to our Blog page. Become a Fan even if you are not booking right away so you can see all that is happening at Biscuit Hill and in the Canyon Lake, Gruene, and New Braunfels area. We have links to the various music venues there as well. Also, this Fall we will be offering our Facebook Fans special room discounts that you have to be a Fan of ours to receive. Become a Fan before the end of August to be notified of this special discount.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Baby Fawn at Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast

A one day old baby fawn was abandoned by its mother in Cara & Matts driveway this past weekend. Cara brought "Hanna" over to Biscit Hill today since it has to be fed every 3 hours. Look for a video of Madason feeding the deer on the Biscuit Hill front porch on Facebook and UTube. The baby loves to hide in our garden after her meal.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Biscuit Hill B&B New Suite

Biscuit Hill has remodeled the Americana Suite it is now called American Cottage. new furniture, decore, bedding and wall treatments give the feelling of a New England Cottage by the sea. The paired down decore and modern elements as well as more cottage inspired treatments makes this suite both comfortable and up to date. Go to our Facebook album to see all the new images of what will be one of
our most popular suites.

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Monday, May 17, 2010

New Recipes at Biscuit Hill B&B

Diane has been working on adding recipes to the Biscuit Hill Cookbook. Three new recipes have been developed, and the newest one will be served each Sunday at the end of breakfast over the Summer. Guests over Spring have enjoyed the trial batches of our new Lemon Ice infused with Rosemary. We serve it plain, with berries or with heavy cream. Guest's choice. Everyone that buys a cookbook over the Summer will get the new Lemon Ice recipe as well as the other two that were developed since the new year. All guests that have already purchased our cookbook will get the recipies to add to their book before they leave.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Front Door At Biscuit Hill B&B

Well, our new door is installed and we think it is looking very well in our Foyer. It is not our origional stain glass door, but it does look good.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

2010 New Braunfels Wein & Saengerfest

Dean & I met up with Josh & Katie, our son and daughter-in-law Saturday to enjoy a beautiful day, good food & wine, and fun music. here is a video of the band that played for the street dance. There was live music all day, but we really enjoyed this group. They are out of Austin. You may want to turn your sound down a little, I was right by their speakers when I shot this video. Check back at our blog for all the latest info on what is happening in the area and at the Bed & Breakfast. Sign up as a Fan both here and on our Facebook page to get special discounts that will not be offered to the general public.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baby Moon Package in Dallas Morning News

We are proud to announce that our Baby Moon Package was showcased in the April 25th Weekend Travel Section of the Dallas Morning News. We know that our Baby Moon Package makes parents to be feel special, and now all of Dallas does as well. Thank you Dallas Morning News.

If you are a soon to be parent or even need a get a way from the day to day routine, we hope you will come to Biscuit Hill B&B, and choose one of our many packages to make your stay with us even more special.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast Canyon Lake Professional Video


Bed and Breakfast TV has our new professional video up and running on their website now. You can see it at this link. http://www.bedandbreakfasttv.com/biscuit-hill-bed-and-breakfast/

Please let us know what you think. You can comment both here on our Blog and on their website as well.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April Wild Flower Wine & Cheese


Johnson City is hosting a Wild Flower Festival, April 17, 2010, with both a tent with wine tasting, and a tent with micro brewery beer tasting, as well as live music all day, and Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is giving a class on Wine & Cheese pairing the same day. Then Gruene is having its Trade Days the same weekend. There is so much to do and the wild flowers are abundant this year. Don't miss all the fun book now at Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast. As of this post we only have 3 rooms remaining for the April 16, 17, & 18th weekend.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bluebonnet Romp


Willie & Waylon had a great time yesterday running thru the Bluebonnets. The video was shot on a side road between Biscuit Hill and Gruene.You can enjoy the clip on YouTube.





Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wildflowers Wine & Cheese


Two major events are happening the weekend of April 16 & 17, 2010. Starting Friday thru Sunday, Johnson City is having its Wildflower Days with both wine & beer tasting tents. Fine art show and sale, live music beginning at noon on Saturday, and is capped off with a street dance Saturday night. Also, on Satruday our local vineyard Dry Comal Creek is hosting a Wine & Cheese Tour. There is a link to their website here at the Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast website. Their events usually require tickets, so you will need to purchase them in advance from the Dry Comal Creek website.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lady Banks Rose In Bloom




The Lady Banks Rose that cascades over the porch entrance at Biscuit Hill is now in boom. It will bloom for the next 2 weeks. The Blue Bonnets around Canyon Lake and New Braunfels are in bloom and should be blooming for at least the next 3 weeks. Come see our blooms and all the Texas Hill Country Wild Flowers. Go to our Facebook page for more Hill Country Blooms.



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mountain Laural In Bloom


The March Mountain Laural are in full bloom. If you are staying at the B&B mid March thru April 1st ask about the Mountain Laural Trail. We will guide you to what will be a great use of your senses. The are beautiful and smell like grape Kool-Aid. We have a few here on our property as well. This tree is at our daughter's place. I'll try and get more images up later.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

YouTube Video Coming

Biscuit Hill B&B at Canyon Lake has had a pr0fessional video about the Inn done last week. It should be up on YouTube in about 4 weeks. Check back here at the Blog to see a link.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Willie Nelson Coming to White Water Ampatheater


Canyon Lake will host a Willie Nelson concert at White Water Amphitheater on April 23, 2010. Tickets go on sale March 1, 2010. This Guadalupe River concert venue is a wonderful place to enjoy music as it should be enjoyed. Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast is a luxury lodging venue and is only 5 miles from the concert location, so book early for a great stay in the Texas Hill Country and enjoy a legend. Our dachshund Willie can't wait for his name sake to get here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Gruene Hall

February 27, 2010 The Fabulous Thunderbirds will be playing at Gruene Hall. For tickets you can use our Gruene Hall Link to the right of the page. To book a room go to www.biscuithill.com

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Gruene Hall




Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast is 15 miles from Gruene Hall where on Feb. 26, 2010 the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is playing. For tickets go to http://www.gruenehall.com/ and to make reservations at Biscuit Hill B&B go to our website http://www.biscuithill.com/




Thursday, February 4, 2010

Canyon Lake Bed and Breakfast Launches New Website

Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast in the Texas Hill Country launches their new website. The URL is the same. www.biscuithill.com Please go and take a look and give your feedback.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Willie's New Brother













As of Monday Jan. 11 2010, Willie has a new brother. His name is Waylon, and he looks just like Willie, now where there is a Will there is a Way :-) You can ask to see him when you arrive at Biscuit Hill B&B at Canyon Lake.