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How to Spend a Weekend in Gruene, TX

How to Spend a Weekend in Gruene, TX

There's no better way to unwind than spending the weekend in Texas Hill Country! The historic town of Gruene, TX is nestled between Austin and San Antonio just outside of New Braunfels and offers the ideal quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city year round.

If you're new to travel in Texas or looking for a short getaway, take a look at our recommendations on where to stay, shop, eat, and play in Gruene, Texas.


Gruene Mansion Inn B&B

1275 Gruene Rd

Stay in the heart of Historic Gruene at this gorgeous historic home.

Gruene Homestead Inn

832 Gruene Rd

A collection of historic farm homes on eight acres of an original German homestead.

Antoinette's Cottage

1258 Gruene Rd

200 steps from Gruene Hall with the oldest area of the house predating the Civil War.



1287 Gruene Rd | Su-Th 11a-9p, F-Sa 11a-10p

Chicken-fried steak, burgers, ribs, and Texas-sized salads are served overlooking the river at this 1878 cotton gin-turned restaurant.


1601 Hunter Rd | Su-Th 11a-11p, F 11a-12a, Sa 11a-1a

Casual classic American dining with a full bar and TV sports are served up inside this rustic establishment.

The Grapevine 

1612 Hunter Rd | Su-Th 10a-9p, F-Sa 10a-10p

Gruene's very own tasting room with a variety of craft beers and wines.

Great Texas Pecan Candy Co. 

1633 Hunter Rd | M-F 11a-5p, Sa 11a-7p, Su 11a-6p

Get your fix of Texas pecans at this sweet stop.


Gruene Hall 

1281 Gruene Rd | M-F 11a - 12a, Sa 10a - 12a, Su 10a-10p

Built in the 19th century, this dance halls hosts Americana & blues musicians nightly.

Gruene Water Tower

Center of Gruene Historic District 

The most iconic piece of history to sit on the main street of Historic Gruene.


Alibi Boutique

339 Main Plaza | M-Sa 10a-6p, Su 12-5p

Classic styles meet trendy looks at this ecclectic Gruene boutique.

Simply Detailed

1255 Gruene Rd | 10a-6p

Texas-inspired brands offer country chic clothing, accessories, and home goods.

Gruene General Store

1610 Hunter Rd | Su-Th 9a-9p, F 9a-10p, Sa 9a-11p

One of the top 40 places to visit in Texas, selling knick knacks and snacks.

Texas charm abounds on the streets of Gruene. See everything the city has to offer in a day, or book one of the historic hotels for a weekend and take your time exploring the town and surrounding areas. 

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