Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast Hosts Baby Shower

   Biscuit Hill hosted its first baby shower this past weekend. Everyone had a great time, WONDERFUL food, and HAPPY parents to be.
We are so happy we were able to host this event for them.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bucks Are Back

It's that time of year again, the bucks are coming back to visit our lovely does. One of our guests Ed Matthews took a picture of this young buck last weekend. We have had some with larger racks the previous weekends, but they did not come around for Ed to get a picture of them. Come to Biscuit Hill to see if you can capture (on camera) one of the big guys. The weather is great, lots to do, and of course a comfortable, relaxing stay at the B&B will kick start your busy holiday season.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Alpaca Feeding

Well, Nougat & Choco were very good boys this past weekend. They did their cute poses for the guests, and enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed theirs. This picture just says it all. The Alpacas are really enjoying the cooler weather, and so are we. Biscuit Hill is full for this weekend, but has one room available for next weekend. So if you can get away, come see us. I am also testing out some new Fall menu items, yum, yum!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hill Country October Activities

Biscuit Hill is located in the Best part of Texas (in my opinion) ;-) October has been packed with great things to do and even though October is more than 1/2 over the area around Biscuit Hill is still buzzing with SPECIAL things to do.

Here are just a few note worthy mentions:
October 20  At The Grapevine you can Enjoy free tastes with a representative from McPherson Cellars and Wichita Falls Vineyards.

Oct. 22 & 23 is Gruene's Annual Texas Clay Festival. Attendees enjoy all the excitement of a festival, and have a chance to watch demonstrations AND see beautiful clay art.

October 27 The Grapevine will be having live jazz along with the special wine of the week tasting.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Garrison Brothers Bourbon Distillery



Well Fans, Dean & I went to the bourbon distillery outside Blanco this past Sunday, and had a great time!! Stephanie, our tour guide let us know we would be experiencing something like what you would see on the History Channel show "How Things Are Made". As promised we were able to taste the different stages of the process of making a high end bourbon. Yum, yum!!!! We also learned that Bourbon is the National Spirit of the United States, like tequila is the national spirit of Mexico. You do get thirsty, so they provide you with bottled water and/or local beer from a Blanco Micro Brewery, since they can't sell the bourbon on site. If you want to try a really high end bourbon, you can find Garrison Brothers Bourbon at some liquor stores through out Texas, and at Costco. They are a small operation, so there are limited quantities out there. I will be looking in our area soon, and they will have another release in November. I recommend you join their blog to keep up with what is going on there. You can sign up at their website: http://www.garrisonbros.com/ I don't want to give away everything about the tour and tasting, I want you to go yourself and experience it. If you are staying at Biscuit Hill B&B, we can give you VIP passes for your visit there, all you have to do is ask. Even if bourbon is not your thing, the experience is, I promise!

Cheers!!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hill Country Bourbon Distillery

     I know I just sent out a post yesterday, but this couldn't wait until next week. I got a card inviting us to do a "Sit and Sip" at the Garrison Brothers Bourbon Distillery outside Blanco. They are the only "legal" bourbon distillery in Texas since prohibition. They hand bottle every oak aged drop that has been distilled in 100% copper kettles. This is fine smooth bourbon, not the "burn your throat" bourbon, it is meant for sipping, not mixing with soda. "Sit and Sip" Tours run Wednesday thru Sunday 10, Noon, 2, & 4 pm. Reservations are recommended (830) 392-0246. Even if bourbon is not your thing, the tour of the facility and learning how bourbon is made will be a treat. The tour takes about 1 hour and you "sample" along the way if you like. For all their information, go to www.garrisonbros.com PS every bottle is hand signed as shown in this pic. GOOD STUFF!

Dean & I are going over soon to pick up rack cards, so if you are planning a stay at Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast make sure you ask for their card.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

New Adventure Activity For New Braunfels area

ALERT!!! All you adventure junkies out there. New Braunfels now has an ATV course and Ride Tours are done Tues thru Sat. Rides times begin at 11 am and run all day until 8:30 pm. Reservations are suggested so you can call 5129032380 or go online to their website at http://www.RollRage.com

Roll Rage is located off IH35 North at 7499 North IH35, New Braunfels, TX Only 4 people per ride time are taken out so you can really have a good time. All their details are on their website, so if you are planning a stay at Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast, or you live around the San Antonio/Austin area, you might want to try this out. Tell them Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast sent you. We love to support our local businesses.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New & Shorter Video

We now have a new shorter video that shows our new Cypress Cove Room and our Alpaca Boys.

Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast from Sean Tounn on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Celebration Packages at Biscuit Hill B&B

Hello everyone,

I hope your Summer is going well, and we hope you get a chance to come out our way in the Texas Hill Country for a little R&R. Yesterday, I added 5 new Celebration Packages for you to enjoy while staying at Biscuit Hill B&B. The new packages range in price from $15 to $75 and all are wonderful of course. The package pictured here is our Super Birthday Surprise package. Here is our online booking page link: https://convoyant.com/resnexus/book/select.aspx?ID=309&ResID=47341 When you book a room, the Celebration Packages page comes up for you to see all the pictures, description, and package price. We have 35 different packages to choose from or you can design your own package.

If you are ready to celebrate, we are ready to help.

Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast
"Making Treasured Memories"

Friday, June 3, 2011

Blanco Lavender Festival 2011

The 7th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival begins June 10th and runs thru June 12th, 2011. Their website is www.blancolavenderfest.com You can go there for all the details. Highlights are:

Lavender Market daily

Speakers Pavillion Saturday & Sunday

Music in the Park Daily

Lavender Farm Tours Daily

GO TEXAN Beer, Wine & Foods will be showcased and available for purchase at the Market

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New Packages & Cards at Biscuit Hill B&B

Hello Everyone,
Hope your days are full and you feel like a relaxing get-a-way to the Texas Hill Country and Biscuit Hill B&B. I have been working on a few new packages for the Summer. They are not complete yet, but they involve, San Franscio Chocolates, Strawberries, flowers, and our Biscuit Hill B&B wine. All packages will also come with a souvenir card. Here is a sample of one of the cards you will see when you order one of our packages.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Canyon Lake - Guadalupe River

Our son and daughter-in-law took us out on Canyon Lake Saturday in their boat. I took many, many boat pics, but I just had to share this one. It was soooo different. It was a houseboat with live palm trees growing in large urns. They also had a huge flat screen TV and many other fun things on it as well. We were ready to jump on ourselves.

 

 

On Sunday Dean & I took Willie and Waylon on a walk down the Guadalupe River trail. This is a favouite of our guests as well as locals.  If you like to hike in a secnic area, check it out when you are in our area.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Alpacas New Summer Hair Cut

Because the Alpaca's coat is so dense it has to be cut back like a sheeps every year. That being said, they look a little different than they did in my previous posts. However, you can now see their beautiful eyes, and they will be much happier when the Summer heat hits. I am sure I will hear your collective "Awwww" when you see them.

Cypress Cove Room-All New

We no longer have the Victorian Room. We have re-painted, added new furniture, art, and decorations. Here is the new bed pic. To see all the pictures go to our Facebook Page. The Cypress Cove's Art is still being framed, so it should be ready for guests the 2nd weekend in April.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hill Country Wildflower & Wine Trail

 

Ready-Set-Go!!!

Make plans to come to the Texas Hill Country and Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast for the Hill Country's Wild Flower and Wine Trail the weekends of April 1-3, and 8-10, 2011. You can purchace your tickets at http://www.texaswinetrail.com/tickets.html $60 p/couple or $35 single ticket. With the purchase of a ticket, each participant will get:
*1-3 comp tastings at each participating Winery
*15% off the purchase of 3 bottles of wine
*1 dormant grape vine to plant at home with planting & care instructions
*1 package of Wild Flower Seeds

Make sure you bring your camera to capture all the fun and beautiful experiences you will have.

We look forward to hosting your stay here at Biscuit Hill. You can make reservations on our website: http://www.biscuithill.com

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Biscuit Hill Alpacas

Quincey Trenthan is a professional photographer out of San Antonio. She stayed at Biscuit Hill B&B this past weekend, and took this adorable shot of Choco eating his favorite snack, a dried apricot. He looks soooo happy! As you can see, he also likes to roll in his hay. Guests can feed the Alpaca boys every morning, and take them for a walk around the property if they like as well.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Texas Hill Country Wine Trail Has National Notice

Our Texas Hill Country Wine locations were featured in an article in the "Wine Enthusiast" Magazine's February issue. www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/February-2011 In selecting the regions for this article, they "considered areas where the wine has evolved form quirky curiosity to worthy collectible". The article also said "what's wonderful about viewing these as unique travel destinations is each has a personal feel". It was also noted that for wine lovers, touring the region, allows visitors to see the landscape behind the label" which heightens the experience. Of course all of us who live here and do the wine trail often ourselves, already knew this. The article goes on to mention that our area has been known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Chardonnay, but the following list of wines are rising stars: Viognier, Grenache, Syrah, Sangiovese, Vermentino, Tampranillo, & Tannat. www.texaswinetrail.com

Now your mouth is watering, plan a trip to the Texas Hill Country, enjoy our wines, and of course book a room at our Bed and Breakfast, Biscuit Hill Bed and Breakfast just above Canyon Lake www.biscuithill.com

I also want to mention a few other regions in this article where a website was provided:

Niagara Peninsula, Canada www.winesofontario.org
Wine Country around lake Michigan www.michiganwines.com
Umbria, Italy www.italianmade.com
Patagonia, Argentina www.winesofargentina.org
Waiheke Island, New Zealand www.waihekewines.com
Idaho's Snake River Valley www.snakerivervalleywine.com
Romania www.wineromania.com

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Texas Hill Country's "Wine Lovers Trail"

All 27 Texas Hill Country Winery's are participating in this event. It runs 2 weekend in February. February 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20 from 10am-6pm. Tickets are either $35 p/person or $60 p/couple. Your ticket includes:

  • 1-3 tastings per person per location

  • box of wine tasting chocolates per person

  • 15% off of any wine purchased during the event.

You may pick up your chocolates and ticket at any of the designated wineries. For all specific details go to: http://www.texaswinetrail.com

So come and enjoy the self-guided tour and stay at Biscuit Hill B&B where you are close to all the Wine Trail Action.  http://www.biscuithill.com

 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Guadalupe River Trout Fest

    Host: Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited (GRTU)

    Where: Rio Raft Resort on River Road

    When: Feb 18 - 20, 2011  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Details: Expo of Trout fishing lore, featuring local and national guides and experts giving seminars and demonstrating equipment, technique, fly tying, and every other aspect of this finesse sport.

    Cost: FREE

The kick off banquet on Friday is $50. See all the details at their website: www.grtutroutfest.org

Biscuit Hill will give a $25 p/night discount to all who want to come to this educational and fun event. Just mention in the Note Area of our online reservation site that you want the "Trout Fest" Discount applied to your reservation. Also, since the event starts the same time as our regular breakfast, we will provide you with either a "To Go" breakfast or a breakfast voucher for Granny D's Restaurant on 2673.

FUN FACT: The Guadalupe River is the most Southern Trout Fishing River in the US.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Texas Hills Vineyard & Winery Zydeco Evening

Just wanted to give everybody a heads up about what will be a FUN and lively evening of food, wine and entertainment. Texas Hills will be having a "Zydeco Evening" with gumbo & live music for $15 p/person. Of course wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle. The music will be provided by the Dr. Zog Band who won a Grammy this year.

Date: February 26, 2011 7pm-10pm - Reservations are required. Call: 830.868.2321

 

Dean & I were at their tasting room this past weekend. Here is a picture taken from my phone. Sorry about the quality.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter Hill Country Lodging Discount

You can use this discount card by printing it and bringing it with your to Biscuit Hill, or copy and send it to anyone you think might be interested in coming to the Texas Hill Country this Winter, and may enjoy having a discount applied to their stay here at Biscuit Hill B&B.