Wednesday, July 13, 2016

The Verandas is a Pokemon Go PokeStop!

Pokemon Go! is a popular app that was released this week.  Since The Verandas Guest House in Burnet is a Texas historic site (The Galloway House), we are a "PokeStop" where players can earn / win items for their game.

We have seen excited youngsters lingering at the Centennial Marker on the corner of Pierce and League Streets building their Pokedex.  Players tell us that you can catch Rattata and Paras on the sidewalk outside the fence of The Verandas.  We hope players use good safety sense and look before crossing the street to catch their Pokemon near The Verandas / Galloway House.  We also ask that you please be courteous to our guests and not come inside the fence.  Have fun "catching them all!"

Millennials, remember we are more than just a historic building and PokeStop.  If you are enjoying playing this version of a favorite throwback childhood game, and you would like to stay overnight, please call us at (512) 588-0088 or reserve online at

Friday, April 22, 2016

Mothers Day Getaway - May 7

Celebrate the beauty of Mother Nature this Mothers' Day in the Hill Country.  Bring Mom for a weekend getaway at The Verandas Guest House in Burnet, Texas.  We have plenty of scenery and lots of events in Burnet to help make her day special.

Here are some ideas for a fun-filled weekend agenda that is sure to surprise and delight your mother!

Start your weekend with live music at Cafe 2300 for dinner Friday night.  They offer American cafe fare, and there is a gift shop next door for a little Mothers' Day gift shopping.  Then relax in your private suite in a clawfoot bathtub and get a restful night's sleep to prepare you for your wonderful weekend.

On Saturday, May 7, after a delicious breakfast at Crazy Gal's Cafe (included with your stay), venture over to the historic Burnet County Courthouse square for the City Wide Garage Sale and the Burnet Farmers' Market from 9 am to 1 pm.  Grab a cup of coffee at Unshakeable Grounds to enjoy with your stroll.  There are a lot of great shops for more shopping on the square such as All Mixed Up, Burnet Antique Mall, Carolees, The Grapevine, and Sassy Ann's.

You can get a reservation to head out to the Vanishing Texas River Cruise for a scenic tour of one of our local waterways and order a lunch with your cruise, or make a reservation at Fall Creek Vineyard's annual Mothers' Day Luncheon in Tow.  Enjoy the breathtaking views on your leisurely drive.  You can continue a mini wine trail tour at Perissos Vineyards and Tour Na Lochs Vineyards on your way back down Highway 29.

Dinner and live music options include Jeff Hughes performing at Trailblazer Grille on the square starting at 6 pm.  Dine at Bill's Burgers or The Highlander and then go down the street a few blocks for a free outdoor concert featuring Two Tons of Steel at Haley Nelson Park at 7:30 pm.  Want a quieter serenade?  Spend the rest of your evening outside your suite, relaxing in your rocking chair on the veranda while the frogs in the pond sing for you!

Ready to make it all happen?  Reserve your suite online now at or call (512) 588-0088, and we'll be happy to help you with your reservation.