An ideal spot for parties, corporate meetings and sales retreats, the Armadillo Texas Whiskey Distillery staff will customize a True Texas Craft Distilling Experience for you and your group. When you visit, be sure to try their specialty: a unique Four Grain White Whiskey made from corn, barley, wheat and rye and pecan-smoked. For more info, visit their website or send an email to email@example.com.
Determined to offer Bastrop County residents professional services that rivaled Austin salons, Kiley Ellsworth put together an innovative team that continues to grow professionally. Within the first three years, Avery McKay has garnered two "Best of Bastrop County" awards as the top salon in the area.
The Balance Point Equestrian Learning Center staff will teach you holistic horse-keeping as well while working and playing with their horses in a low stress environment to maximize their learning and their partnership.
At Barton Hill Farms you'll find a replica of the Wilbarger frontier fort, a sunken pirate ship sand box, kid's activities and games, a pumpkin patch, hay bales swings, etc. Open Weekends Sept. 24 - Nov 13 (Saturdays 10am - 8pm; Sundays 10am - 6pm). Baron Hill Farms is located at 1115 FM 969 near Bastrop.
The Bastrop Bark Park, at 104 Grady Tuck Lane behind the police station, is central to Bastrop Texas. The pet and people water fountains, dog wash station and separated areas for large and small dogs are great features. Hours: 7:00 a.m. till Dusk
Bastrop County Audubon Society organized in the fall of 1981. Birdwatching or ''birding'' is the practice of observing and studying wild birds. Birding is great fun in Bastrop as there are many species of birds found in the area.
The Bastrop County Courthouse is a historic courthouse built in 1883 at 803 Pine St, Bastrop, Texas. The Renaissance Revival style building was designed by Jasper N. Preston and F.E. Ruffini. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.
The Bastrop County Courthouse is a historic courthouse built in 1883 at 803 Pine St, Bastrop, Texas. The Renaissance Revival style building was designed by Jasper N. Preston and F.E. Ruffini. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975. Visitors often tour the jail to see the infamous ''hanging hook'' on the landing between the first and second floor.
Whether it is an engagement ring, wedding set, anniversary gift, birthday present or just something really cool for him; they will create it for you. Call them for an appointment and they will create a treasure you'll share for generations.
The historic 1889 Bastrop Opera House, known as the Strand Theatre during World War II and the Teen Tower in the 1950s, offers wonderful award-winning stage performances of vaudeville, melodramas, musicals and comedies.
El Camino Real Paddling Trail: Visit El Camino Real Paddling Trail in Bastrop! This wide, slow-moving six mile trail will take you approximately 1.5 - 4 hours depending on flow and stops for picnics or enjoying the scenery along the way. Wilbarger Paddling Trail: Visit the Wilbarger Paddling Trail in Bastrop -- this wide, slow-moving 14.3-mile trail from Utley will take you approximately 4 - 8 hours depending on flow and stops for picnics or enjoying the scenery along the way.
The Bastrop Public Library offers a great selection of books for the entire family. Computer WiFi available. Also, while there, visit the library's Book Nook. All proceeds from the Book Nook go to the Bastrop Public Library. Hours: Mon, Wed-Friday 10am to 6pm; Tues-Thurs 1 to 9 pm; Sat 10 to 4
Meeting rooms available for rental. Contact the library for details.
Experience the Colorado River in style with Bastrop River Company's kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle boards and tube rentals. Free shuttle service is included with all rentals. Custom river trips and overnight camping are also available. Located downtown behind Main Street, next to the old bridge.
Bastrop State Park is a state park in Bastrop County in Central Texas. The park was established in 1938 and consists of stands of loblolly pines mixed with post oak and junipers. Please call the park for more details at 512-321-2101.
A Beautiful Exchange is a formal consignment store. Whether you are looking for a gorgeous gown at half the regular price or would like to make a profit by selling one of your own gowns, you are at the right place.
Bella's Cottage Antiques is brimming with antiques, art plus midcentury modern, shabby chic and primitive furniture. There is something for everyone and for every decor and every heart's desire. And if that is not enough, you'll find jewelry, collectibles and fun browsing all the treasures.
Berdoll's has been family owned and operated for 33 years. The varieties of pecans in their orchard include Choctaw, Pawnee, Wichita, Kiowa and Cheyenne. They take great pride in the quality of their products as they sell the pecans they raise in-shell, cracked, shelled and candied. All of the chocolate and flavored pecans are made in their own commercial kitchens.
Osmo's Daughter Brewing Co. is a farm-to-glass focused brewery with large beer garden overlooking the farm at that will be located on the Elgin Agrarian Community (ElginAgrarian.com). They will open their official,12,000 sf commercial brewery by the summer of 2017.
This is some of the most beautiful wood work you will ever see. Bill can build anything. I would recommend to anyone looking for something made from wood to have it done here. His work is excellent and his prices are very fair.
An “experience” is probably the best way to describe Black Tree Ranch, a conference and firearms training facility. You'll find an upscale training room that seats up to 25, amazing views, hiking, cycling and horseshoes.
Bob Bryant Park is located behind the Riverside Grove neighborhood. Enjoy the beautiful walking trails or take your kids to the play area, which includes a playscape and swings. You'll also find a large picnic pavilion, soccer fields, clean public restrooms, and more.
A craft distillery located in Smithville, Texas. Bone Spirits produces; Smith’s Premium Vodka, Fitch’s Goat Moonshine, Moody June American Dry Gin, and Fitch’s Goat Corn Whiskey. The distillery was founded in 2010. The tasting room is open 6 days a week except Sundays.
Discover Bastrop's downtown book shop located at the Bastrop Public Library. Here you'll find affordable books on an array of topics. All proceeds from the Book Nook go to the Bastrop Public Library.
Hours: Mon, Wed-Friday 10am to 6pm; Tues-Thurs 1 to 9 pm; Sat 10 to 4
The Born Again Emporium is a joint effort of local Christian congregations to support the community through the operation of a re-sale shop. It offers a wide selection of gently-used items at great prices. All proceeds raised from the sales will be used solely to help fund and support human services in Smithville and surrounding areas.
Buescher State Park is a state park located just north of Smithville. Mr. Emil and Mrs. Elizabeth Buescher, as well as the City of Smithville, donated the 1,016.7 acres making up the park. Please call the park for more details at 512-237-2241.
Calling all quilters! End your search for your much-needed quilting supplies at Bastrop's new shop, Caledonia Cottage Quilts, in the center of downtown on Main Street. You'll also find a collection of antique furniture pieces.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! The Capital of Texas Zoo is home to over 500 rare and beautiful wild animals. It is a small, intimate zoo that includes a petting area where you may feed the animals.
The Carriage Stop is a locally owned business with vendors which carry a variety of different items such as handmade jewelry, collectible items, antiques, Orleans candles, Heritage lace, re-purposed furniture and much more!
Cedar Creek Park is Bastrop County's first County park, sitting on 46 acres of Texas Countryside, located near the intersection of FM 535 and Hwy 21. The park provides sports fields, a large pavilion for family gatherings, walking trails and a butterfly discovery garden courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
Escape to Cherry Blossoms Spa to enjoy your choice of facials, peels, waxing, lash and brow tinting, a relaxing massage or a healing Bio-Mat session. They also offer professional skincare products such as Le Mieux and Rhonda Allison.
Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX is home to Formula 1, MotoGP, X Games, Austin360 Amphitheater, RedFest, and more. Circuit of the Americas often abbreviated as CoTA is a 3.427-mile (5.515 km) motor racing circuit. The circuit was the first in the United States to be purpose-built for Formula One.
The Colorado River Refuge offers a true nature experience just minutes from downtown Bastrop. With over 2 miles of riverside and cliff side trails, there is something for everyone. Even folks with limited mobility, strollers and young children can all enjoy these trails. A downloadable Trail Guide is available on the website. Photo by Larry Gfeller.
Named for its Colorado River vistas this newly reopened golf course offers a unique golfing experience in Central Texas. ColoVista sits proudly atop dramatic cliffs with a spectacular view of the Colorado River and surrounded by the majestic Lost Pine trees of Texas, and breathtaking rolling hills and bluffs. The Austin American Statesman ranked it as the ''#1 Rated Course Available to the Public in Central Texas,'' while The Houston Chronicle rates it as ''The #1 Hidden Gem Course'' in Texas.
Serving both men and women, Dawn provides expert care in the treatment of hair including cuts and color. Do you have long hair? Ask Dawn to braid it -- she's the best! She also provides hair care products.
Call for an appointment to tour one of the few full-service art foundries in the country. Deep in the Heart offers services from conception to installation and everything in between, including commissions, enlargements, miniatures, molds, casting, patina and fabrication. Located beside Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in the Bastrop Industrial Park, Fireside Gallery displays and sells the beautiful works created at the foundry.
The Dinosaur Park features a unique outdoor museum setting with realistic life-size dinosaur replicas that show skin and color variations to give a better understanding as to how they looked when alive. Other activities include a fossil-dig, playground, picnic area and a dinosaur gift shop.
While the city of Smithville has a leash law even in their public parks, our Doggie Bark Park provides an area for dogs to have some waggin' tail fun, roam at will and socialize with other dogs their size from sunup to sundown. Please follow all rules for the safety of the dogs and owners. Located off Hwy 95 at First Street, just across from the Smithville Indoor Recreation Center. (The entrance is actually across from the Skate Park behind the Rec Center). The long park area is located just north of the railroad tracks.
Earthen Metals offers metalsmithing and blacksmithing. Their creations include furniture and accessories for the home, office and garden. Creations are hand-forged and crafted to suit each individual client's needs.
The Elgin Christmas Tree Farm offers lots of fun in the fall for all ages and that fits any budget. Check out their calendar to see what is happening the day you want to visit. They open at 10:00 am Monday thru Saturday and Noon on Sundays.
Located in the historic Union Depot, circa 1903, the museum includes an extensive archive collection and is the repository for historic photographs in the community. Museum volunteers and staff are available to assist with research including genealogy questions. The building was restored in 2002. Operated by the Elgin Historical Association, the museum is open from 2:00 to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Group tours are available by appointment. The museum has both rotating exhibits and permanent exhibits on the development of Elgin and an Area Veterans Display in the old ticket office starting with area Veterans from the Texas Revolution.
Elgin Local Goods is happy to be a part of a vibrant farming community. Open from 11am until 7pm Monday through Friday, and 9am until 3pm on Saturday. All of our produce is fresh and grown locally. That means that we are always getting in new stuff, so the store looks different every day. We also have whole milk, pecan products from Yegua Creek Farms products from the Homestead Gristmill and lots more.
Elgin Memorial Park is approximately 26 acres with hundreds of elm trees and green grass, small concession stand, restrooms, two sand volleyball courts, three tennis courts, horse shoe pits, one playground, covered and uncovered picnic tables, barbecue grills and scattered park benches. There is also a covered Pavilion that is popular for parties and events. A playscape was made possible by a grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority.
The Elgin Public Library is in downtown Elgin next door to City Hall. The library provides free services to residents and holds over 38,000 items including books, music CDs, videos, CD-Roms and audiobooks. Over 2700 videos are available for check-out.
Escape Salon & Spa Suites is a salon and spa that leases out suites/rooms to independent contractors such as stylists, manicurists, massage therapists and for facials and other beauty treatments including, laser hair removal, eyelash extensions, etc. to perform their business at this location.
Evergreen Farms hosts a Pumpkin Hunt every weekend in October. Hunt mini pumpkins hidden among the Christmas trees and enjoy other fun activities. Tree sales begin the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 24. Pavilion rental for private parties is available.
Fisherman's Park is Bastrop's largest park and features a playground, a splash pad, basketball and tennis courts, a soccer field, a boat dock and fishing pier, swings and benches overlooking the Colorado River, picnic tables, a large pavillion, and the June Pape Riverwalk, which extends 1/2 mile along the Colorado River. Photo by Terry Hagerty.
The Splash Pad is an open-air area with several water features, including buckets that dump out water when they fill up, a ring that sprays water at anyone who ventures through the middle, jets that shoot water up from the cement pad and a little green alligator nicknamed ''Humphrey.''
The Flower Shoppe.biz is a full-service florist featuring flowers by the stem, beautiful fresh floral arrangements, silk flower arrangements, dried floral arrangements, greeting cards and gourmet gift baskets.
Come experience G&M Drygoods! The sign on the building is from 1906, thus our name! A new store based on an old concept! Beautifully designed and uniquely merchandised, it focuses on Made in America gifts, jewelry and gourmet foods.
Walk the grounds to find additions for your landscape or garden. You'll find shrubs, trees, annuals, house plants, herbs, bulk seeds, vegetables roses, fruit trees. Grandma's House even offers landscaping services.
Seton Medical Center Austin Great Habits Gift Shop is located on the first floor next to the patient/visitor elevators. The gift shop benefits the hospital and offers many unique gifts and everyday items for patients and visitors alike.
Hat Creek Provisions is coming to Elgin! Soon to open to the public in downtown Elgin, Hat Creek is currently working closely with Bastrop County farmers to select locally grown foods. Meanwhile, stop by their production facility in Martindale. Here you will be able to see the operation first hand, sample products, and purchase on site as well.
Heavenly Hair Salon and Spa is dedicated to you the customer and value of service that is delivered. All of our licensed specialists sincerely enjoy what we do and it is reflective on the smiles and repeat business of our clients. We promise individual attention and great value for all of our customers. It is our mission to make your experience with us a "Heavenly" one.
Welcome to Hill Country Fly Fishing! Gamefish found in the area include small mouth and large mouth bass. Gar, catfish, carp, freshwater drum and many other species also inhabit our local waters, can make for some great sport as well! Please join us for a fun day on the water.
Huebels Bier Garden is an old-fashioned, no frills watering hole and one of Smithville's only bars. Weekly events include 8 Ball tournaments, Texas Hold 'em, pool and Karaoke. It was established in 1945.
Make your next shopping trip a hit with a visit to Ignacia Boutique where you can browse their fantastic selection of apparel and accessories. When it's time for some new threads, treat yourself to Ignacia's collection of women's fashions.
Independence Park, located at the intersection of Loop 230 at Hwy 95 west of the traffic light, is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson Gazley. The Convention of 1832 appointed Gazley a member of the subcommittee of safety and vigilance for the District of Bastrop. He was a delegate to the Convention of 1833.
There is something for everyone at the Italian Cowboy in Downtown Bastrop! You'll find fine cookware, timeless tableware, unique kitchen items, delicious foods, locally-roasted coffee and a delicious daily selection of gourmet, handmade treats.
Whether you’re a railroad aficionado, or just enjoy the charm of small, historic towns, the James H. Long Railroad Park and Museum in Smithville, Texas, welcomes you! With railroad history and artifacts dating from 1886, Smithville's Railroad Museum is fun for visitors of all ages. From Smithville’s Main Street, the white Gazebo and the twenty-foot high 2006 Guinness World Record Gingerbread Man beckon you to Railroad Park and its special events area. Children will enjoy the playground, nestled between two actual railroad cabooses while you picnic in the park.
The Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts was named for Jerry Fay Wilhelm, who directed Bastrop High School's U.I.L. One-Act-Play competition for 27 years. Her memory will live on during the student productions performed in this beautiful facility. Reserved primarily for school-related events.
See Bastrop County from a bird's perspective! Whether you're looking to fulfill an "always wanted to" goal, give the gift of flight for a job well done or as a birthday gift, are a professional photographer looking for the perfect shot, or are interested in land acquisition, Jerry Trimble Helicopters is here to help.
Kragh's Jewelry of Bastrop Texas is a hometown tradition that has been around for over 60 years, specializing in new and estate jewelry, watches and unique gifts. In house jewelry repair and watch batteries while you wait. Kragh's is sure to have that special gift for someone!
Ladd's Coin & Jewelry specializes in buying and selling coins and precious metals such as gold, silver coins, bullion and jewelry. Ladd's Coin & Jewelry wants to assist you in all matters of coin and bullion investing.
Lake Bastrop South Shore Park Trail is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near Bastrop and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. This scenic trek from one end of Lake Bastrop to the other goes just over four miles, through oak and mesquite-covered hills into pine woods, over creeks and along the lake shore. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
North Shore Park on Lake Bastrop appeals to campers, anglers, and nature lovers alike. There are 17 RV campsites available, a group picnic area, a fishing pier, boat ramp and boat dock, play area, sand volleyball courts, tetherball courts, picnic tables, grills and showers.
South Shore Park on Lake Bastrop offers 38 campsites that accommodate both RV and tent campers. Featured activities include sailing, skiing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, biking and tetherball. The Osprey Point Hall provides space for gatherings and events.
With stunning views, large outdoor spaces and modern facilities, McKinney Roughs Nature Park is the ideal setting for your next meeting or special event. Located only 8 miles west of Bastrop, McKinney Roughs offers meeting rooms, overnight accommodations and a large dining hall for up to 250 people. River recreation on the lower Colorado River and other outdoor activities are the perfect way to create lasting memories with your guests.
Linda Kjellberg has been painting wonderful watercolor landscapes, buildings, flowers and fruits and vegetables for over 20 years. Check out her hand-painted shirts and canvas shoes. Located at the Bridges Emporium.
Lost Pines Art Bazaar offers a memorable mix of handpicked gifts and goods for the entire home. Our not-to-be-found-elsewhere collection features hand-knotted Persian rugs, global antiques, fine art, inspiring gifts, thoughtful decor and more. Let Lost Pines Art Bazaar help you write your home’s remarkable story.
Visit Bastrop's new art gallery, the Lost Pines Center, open daily from 6 am to 9 pm. The Lost Pines Art League, previously the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild, is an association of artists which was formed for the mutual aid and promotion of artists in the Lost Pines community. It serves to encourage cultural interest in and appreciation of fine art. While there, be sure to stop by the Blessed Bee coffee and wine bistro located inside the center.
A must-see if you're visiting Bastrop, the new Lost Pines Art Center offers splendid galleries, shops and a convenient breakfast/wine bar downstairs. The east gallery is a venue for local and national artists, featuring work from some of the top artists in the country. This is a rotating show so keep a close eye on opening and closing dates. The featured art gallery is located on the lower level and is a theme based show of members' artwork that rotates every month!
Stop by the Bastrop State Park Headquarters, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, to pick up a map of the Lost Pines Nature Trails or click the link below to reach the website. The trails offer the opportunity to see wildlife and the park's regrowth following the Bastrop County Complex Fire in 2011.
Adjacent to the Colorado River Refuge, the Lost Pines Nature Trail is a 7.5 mile loop trail located near Bastrop, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips and trail running.
Lost Pines Tours stocks the best twin-cam Harley’s in the area. Touring and Cruising models are available for 1/2 day, full day, or longer rentals. Bike, helmet, and insurance are included in all rentals.
Making Memories is a one-stop fabric and quilt shop that offers friendly down-home customer service. Whether you’re looking for fabric, patterns, books or batting, they offer a variety of products, priced under retail, to suit every sewing and quilting need…and every budget. Their goal is to ensure that you have a positive experience that keeps you coming back time and again! Check their website for our upcoming classes.
This building, the Old Rock Saloon, built by San Jacinto Veteran John Dempsey Nash, is the oldest building in McDade and serves as the McDade Historical Museum. The building itself carries a bit of history. The saloon was the location of the infamous Olive brothers' confrontation with the Yegura gang of rustlers. The stone saloon also played a role in the multiple hanging of suspected outlaws by vigilantes in what is now called the "McDade Christmas Massacre of 1883."
Midnight Monkey calls itself a "storyfront," a place where the stories are told of a collection of magical, sometimes mysterious and often amusing old-fashioned and modern luxury goods -- a blend of the obscure with the uncommon. Located in recently renovated brick building, built circa 1910.
Milton's Home of Fine Furniture has been making homes out of houses since 1948 and serves the entire area with deliveries, service and financing. Come see their selection of name brand furniture and appliances.
This 14-acre park is located on the site of the former Morris Hospital. The park is complete with a swimming pool, fishing pond, basketball court, playground, hike and bike trail. Complete with picnic tables and benches, this park is a great place to bring the family and picnic.
The Bastrop County Historical Society (BCHS) has as its mission to preserve and promote the history of Bastrop through exhibiting unique artifacts, documents and research, highlighting Bastrop County history since its beginning in 1832. The legacy of the Bastrop County Historical Museum began in 1952 when a group called the Bastrop Ladies Reading Circle raised the funds to open our current museum in 1953. The BCHS Visitor Center of Bastrop provides a wealth of information about local activities, including, special events, dining, shopping and recreation. In addition, literature about the local community and the state of Texas are available to tourists visiting Bastrop.
Next Level Ride is Austin’s new premier wakeboard cable park! They specialize in teaching people how to wakeboard in a fun, supportive environment. They accommodate all level riders, from newbies to the pros! No matter your riding level, they make learning relaxing and fun for the whole family and have everything you need to enjoy a day of wakeboarding.
Landlocked surfers of America, your time has come! North America’s first official “surf park” opened October 7 in Austin. Founded by Doug Coors, an engineer and a surfer, NLand is the only inland surfing destination of its kind in North America for surfers and wave sport enthusiasts from novices to world-class competitors. NLand promotes inclusive, competitive and eco-friendly inland wave sports. Located at 4836 E. Highway 71 between Austin and Bastrop County. CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.
A museum in the old depot celebrates the town's beginnings with the arrival of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1872. It adjoins the community center on the south side of Highway 290. The museum is open by appointment -- or "any time you see cars parked in front."
Patricia Wolf is a pioneer in the western lifestyle industry with 30 years history producing apparel, fashion accessories, and home & ranch décor. Her western Americana theme is admired by anyone who loves ranch living , horses, and western heritage.
Here's a great place to get local pecans in Bastrop -- some say the best in Texas! Pecan Grove Plantation is set in a country atmosphere a few miles off Highway 71. They offer half, pieces and whole pecans.
Pine Ridge Loop is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Bastrop, Texas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, with a variety of terrain, and is accessible year-round. The main entrance is closed on Sundays. It's great way to spend a few hours out in nature.
Reach Out Ranch is the ideal place for you and your children to discover the fun and tranquility of trail riding. At Reach Out Ranch, Penni Wood works with children with differences such as ADD, ADHD, Bi-polar, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Sensory Defensiveness and Autism. Her style is to encourage students to do as much as they can for themselves. Call Penni to schedule trail riding, lessons or an event!
Relics Jewelry and Gifts is owned by Anne Smarzik, a metalsmith and jewelry artist, who specializes in the design and creation of sterling silver and mixed metal jewelry. She also designs unique laser engraved greeting and gift cards. In addition to her own creations, her shop also features beautiful art by Hannah Dreiss, and awe-inspiring artwork by Nemo, the famous artist, whose works are composed by drawing perfect freehand circles.
Looking for an adventure? Our experienced adventure company welcomes you to the Lost Pines region of Texas. With our majestic pines and towering oak forests along the Colorado River, you are about to enjoy one of the most relaxing adventures you will ever experience. Rental equipment includes kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, mountain and cruiser bike rentals and camping equipment. For details, contact Rising Phoenix at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to River Valley Farmers Market. They have been providing Bastrop County with fresh and locally grown vegetables and fruits for 30 years.They are a growers-only market, which means that they grow what they sell. Visit them soon and discover how good fresh food is! Shop for locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, pecans, meats, eggs, honey, plants, flowers, herbs, breads, bakery goodies, gourds, gifts, candy, jewelry, handmade crafts & gifts, and more! Year-round market on Saturdays only - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Downtown Elgin @ the Gazebo.
Rockne Museum holds hundreds of antiques, artifacts, historical books and papers which pertain to those who settled in the area and their experiences in the Civil and World Wars, as well as life in general.
Rocky Hill Ranch is the Mountain Biking and Outdoor Events Capital of Texas. The ranch has a main loop that is about 26 miles total and you'll encounter a wide variety of trails, from the straightforward jeep trails to ledges, short climbs, twists through the trees, bunny hops over logs and more. And Fat Chuck is one heck of a climb!
They are located 30 miles east of Austin and 8 miles west of Bastrop in the heart of Central Texas. The ranch has a bunkhouse, two outside arenas, horse boarding paddocks, a pavilion, two separate 6 mile trails on opposites sides of the ranch for horseback riding, dirt biking or just good ole fashion running on foot. The bunkhouse is available for rent year round. The arenas are available for just about any event involving horses. The horse trails are available for trail rides of all sizes and riding skills
Salon 1018 is an upscale, urban hair salon located in historic downtown Bastrop. From the moment you enter, you'll feel like a celebrity, and after your appointment, you might even get mistaken for one!
Schulman Theatres Lost Pines 8 offers new release movies, bowling, black light mini-golf, pool tables, a full bar and lounge area, a video game arcade, and a fully stocked snack bar and grill. Call or check the website for movie times.
Take a ride down a county drive to experience a "real" haunted house this Halloween season! Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park opened September 18, 2015 with Friday through Sunday dates until November 1. Park will include three haunted houses -- Mansion of Terror, Lost Pines Zombie City and Slaughter Circus. The Park offers movies, retail shopping, music, the Cackling Witch Café and Bakery and the Rabid Bat Vampire Bar.
At Shellers Barrelhouse Bar, you can enjoy live music, sip on your beverage of choice, and snack on delicious appetizers while invoking the character of musical legends such as Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Otis Spann.
Located on Avenue C or FM 1100 west of downtown Elgin, Shenandoah is a 40+ acre park that includes a series of five soccer fields, and a walking trail that follows Elm Creek connecting with the Austin Community College Elgin Campus walking trail. The Elgin Youth Soccer Association utilizes the soccer fields for practices and games.
Sherwood Forest Faire is in February and March and features over 40 stage acts. For each week of the faire, check the performance schedule on the website for the latest information. They also host the Sherwood Celtic Music Festival & Highland Games in September as well as summer camps in July and August.
Smithville received the Cultural District designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Smithville received this prestigious designation because within the one mile radius that encompasses our city limits, Smithville boasts a great number of important works of art and culture as well as many significant historical sites. The Richard D. Latham Cultural District offers performing arts, music, public art, murals, sculptures and other art mediums. Museums, galleries, shopping and dining are an important part of the District.
The mission of the Smithville Heritage Society is to preserve, protect and educate Smithville's rich history. Archives open Tuesday mornings, 10 a.m. to Noon, or by appointment. Research assistance provided.
Smithville Pharmacy provides not only your pharmaceutical needs, but staff also provide immunizations at competitive prices. You can get your medicine and vitamins conveniently with their drive-thru service. They accept most insurances.
The Smithville Public Library, initiated in 1929 by members of the Smithville Woman’s Club, provides free services to all residents living within the Bastrop county boundaries with services available to all others according to Library Director discretion. The library system holds over 48,500 materials including over 43,000 books, and 3,000 CDs, video tapes, DVDs and audiobooks.
The mission of the Friends of the Smithville Texas Veterans Memorial Park is to tell the story of Bastrop County Veterans and other individuals from Texas and the rest of the nation who fought for our freedoms and to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in support of our great nation.
Make a positive impression with aesthetic services from Soulage Med Spa, including Fractional Skin Resurfacing, BOTOX™, Laser Hair Reduction, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Permanent Make-Up, Eyelash Extensions, and more.
Indulge your senses in this luxurious spa retreat, where your journey to awakening awaits. Spa Django offers the finest pampering treatments, including therapeutic massage, herbal therapies, facials, body treatments, and more.
Enjoy old fashioned tasty treats from homemade fudge and jelly beans to Blue Bell ice cream, chocolate covered twinkies, and more. Plus, you'll find unique gifts, including Yankee candles, stuffed animals, baby items, cards, figurines and more.
Terra Firma Studios is a glass and metal art studio owned and operated by Aly Winningham. Specializing in mixed media custom mosaic work, Aly also creates kinetic mobile sculptures and more. Photo by Jay Godwin.
An authentic Western Wear store with style as big as Texas. Hats, boots, buckles,shirts and jeans, Texas Boot Company is your head-to-toe outfitter for the whole family. Classic Comfort. Legendary Value.
A real Jurassic environment! Texas Reptile Zoo is an exhibit, education and behavioral research facility where patrons can view and learn about varied species of reptiles from around the world. Please see website for admission rates, directions and hours.
Texas Straight Shooter offers shooting classes – short range and long range – plus other skills in shooting and hunting, guide services for hog (nighttime tactical w/ night vision) and deer hunting(seasonal) in Bastrop County.
Lisa White-Nicholes grew her business offering horseback riding, archery, fishing and trapshooting. Now she's offering horseback riding and a new, action-packed family-friendly game, Archery Tag! It's a Hit! To participate, you must be at least 10 years. Parents must be present to sign up those 17 years and younger. To Make Reservations, send an email to: TopNotchVenturesBastrop@gmail.com.
vanGogh & Paint is where you can discover the painter in you! If you want to paint and enjoy spending time with friends, this is the place for you. Everyone who comes to vanGogh & Paint will discover the artist in themselves and walk away with their own masterpieces! Instructor guided painting sessions and Bring Your Own Talent (BYOT) painting sessions offered. Located in the historic Joseph Jung House, built in 1873.
Located along the banks of the lower Colorado River on the outskirts of Smithville, Riverbend park offers a wide variety of recreation facilities, including overnight camp sites, a large pavilion, an indoor meeting facility, RV pads, rest rooms, picnic areas, a playground, potable water and river access. Riverbend Park is operated by the City of Smithville.
Located on Main and Depot streets, adjacent to the H&TC Freight Depot, Visitors Center, this park was constructed in 1930 in honor of veterans of World War I. A wood gazebo and 12 concrete memorial benches compose the focal point of the park and a row of large crepe myrtles separate the park from the railroad. The adjacent Houston and Texas Central Freight Depot, circa 1870, has been restored and houses the Greater Elgin Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. This popular downtown park is the site for many community events including the Saturday Farmer's Market, the Music in the Park series, annual Trick-or-Treat Trail and many more.
Founded in 2007 by Dr. Eric Adelman, D.O., Vitalogy Skincare is a full-service dermatology practice specializing in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Medical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology and clinical Medical Spa procedures. Dedicated to your lifelong skincare journey, their team is focused on keeping your skin healthy and looking great.
Named one of the “Top 100 Resort Courses for 2009'' by Golfweek magazine, Wolfdancer Golf Club features a magnificent 18-hole golf course, putting greens, a full-scale practice facility, GPS enabled golf carts, club rentals, sales and sales.
Yarnorama is your "Playground for the Fiber Obsessed," a yarn, fiber and tools shop in Paige since March, 2008. You'll find yarns, weaving and crochet threads, a wide selection of needles and hooks, patterns and books, bags, accessories and more. You will also find spinning and felting fibers, spinning wheels and spindles, books, kits, weaving looms and all the tools you could possibly need.
Experience an inspiring adventure with your family, friends and colleagues in the Heart of Texas. Zip Lost Pines offers six dual zip lines soaring through the Lost Pines. This zip tour is an amazing way to share side-by-side excitement while zipping around shady pine forests and across steep canyons. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Texas Colorado River along the way. The zip tours adhere to standards developed by organizations representative of the canopy and zip line tour industry. Located at McKinney Roughs. For more information and rates, go to www.ziplostpines.com.