Looking for a quiet, and relaxing weekend getaway with your girlfriends, or your significant other? Visit Granbury, Texas! It’s about a three hour drive north of Austin and a one hour drive south of Dallas.
Tour the pristine Victoria homes, stay the night at a cozy bed & breakfast, enjoy breakfast on the lake, sample a flight of craft brews, play a round of golf at the seven golf courses, and shop the local boutiques in town square. Don’t forget about the vineyards and wineries! Granbury even has it’s own sandy beach in addition to the beautiful Lake Granbury. There’s something to do for everyone!
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Check out the Visit Granbury website to plan your trip!
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Where to Stay
Inn on Lake Granbury
The Inn on Lake Granbury is an award winning lakefront inn and retreat within walking distance to the historic downtown Granbury Square (pictured above). Featured in Southern Living Magazine, D Magazine as well as other regional travel magazines, the Inn is often referred to as “a destination within the destination”. This bed & bath inn offers luxurious accommodations such as a saltwater pool with waterfall, and landscape backyard overlooking Lake Granbury. Waking up to a home-cooked breakfast with the beautiful view of Lake Granbury was incredible!
205 W Doyle St, Granbury, TX 76048, innonlakegranbury.com
For those who are looking an authentic experience of the good ol’ days of Granbury, Casa Farina is located on the 3rd floor of Farina’s Wine Bar & Cafe and has the best view of Granbury Square. At Casa Farina you will experience the finest elegant and romantic accommodations, with three luxurious suites: Jesse James, Renaissance Revival and the Siena Suite. All capture the essences of nostalgic “Days Gone by” with furniture from the pre-Civil War era, but with modern amenities such as HDTV, Jacuzzi tub, microwave oven and a refrigerator. Rumor has it that a friendly ghost haunts the rooms.
202 N Houston St, Granbury, TX 76048, casafarina.com
Where to Eat
Farina’s Wine Bar & Cafe
Farina’s Winery & Cafe is located in the heart of Grapevine’s Historic District on Main Street. Casa Farina is conveniently located right upstairs! We enjoyed the spaghetti pizza, artichoke & spinach dip and shrimp Italian salad.
202 N Houston St, Granbury, TX 76048, farinaswinery.com
Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge
This fine-dining steakhouse, serving only Certified Angus Beef rib-eyes, filets and porterhouse steaks, is the talk of the locals and visitors all around town. We loved the Texas Trilogy (free range chicken, Texas quail wrapped in applewood smoked bacon with a silver of jalapeno, & tenderloin), 1890 Signature Crab Cake, and the Pan Seared Duck Breast with the best side of green beans we’ve ever had.
115 E. Pearl St., Granbury, TX 76048, eighteenninety.com
Pearl Street Station
Pearl Street Station offers up the best of both worlds, authentic Texas BBQ and delicious Cajun cuisine. Specialties include blackened catfish with crawfish e’touffee, brisket sandwiches, and perfectly simmered pinto beans. How cute is the dinosaur gas pump?!
120 W Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048, pearlststationgranburytx.com
The Bake Shop
The Bake Shop is located in a quaint and quiet alcove of the Granbury Square. Stop in for a cup of coffee, a warm piece of quiche, or something for your sweet tooth.
115 E Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048
Paradise Bistro & Coffee Co
Located right next door, Paradise Bistro offers sandwiches, salads and coffee drinks. And for those with a sweet tooth, Paradise also offers cookies, pastries and even locally made ice cream. I stocked up on frapes while we were there.
129 E. Pearl St. Granbury, TX 76048, paradisebistro.com
Nutshell Eatery & Bakery
Nutshell’s $10 all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffet is a steal! Be sure to grab a double scoop ice cream cone before heading out to Granbury Square.
137 E Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048
Where to Shop
Caylor Creek Boutique
We shopped at most of the little boutiques around the square but this one was my favorite! Caylor Creek features upscale furnishing – from paintings to pillows for your home – and stylish outfits and accessories.
201 E. Pearl St., Granbury, TX 76048
St. Helen’s carries vintage furniture, paints, kitchenware, soaps, candles, and women’s clothing. You might pick up a trinket or two!
135 E. Pearl St., Granbury, TX 76048, sthelenstx.com
This cute pet-friendly store carries healthy, all-natural food products, gifts and accessories.
108 N. Houston St. Granbury, TX 76048
Where to Play
Barking Rocks Vineyard and Winery
Every Saturday afternoon, the Barking Rocks Winery offers $5 tastings, tours, and discounted wine sales. On First Fridays the winery transforms inset into an outdoor music venue. Nestled just around the corner from downtown Granbury, Barking Rocks winery is not to be missed on your visit. Experience the vineyard, learn how the wine is made, and sample some fine wine!
1919 Allen Court Granbury, TX 76048, barkingrockswine.com
Bluff Dale Vineyards
Bluff Dale Vineyards is a relaxing winery and vineyard located about 20 minutes from Granbury Square. Enjoy the wine tastings (only $10 for 10 different wine samplings), special events, breathtaking views, and even private pairings. We brought a picnic basket of pastries and cheese to enjoy while sipping wine. Check out their website for upcoming events, which often include outdoor concerts and live entertainment for your enjoyment.
5222 Co Rd 148, Bluff Dale, TX 76433, bluffdalevineyards.com
Family-owned craft brewery offering Saturday tours with tastings, live music and on-site food vendors.
5600 Matlock Rd, Granbury, TX 76049, revolverbrewing.com
City Beach Park
Lake Granbury conveniently has its own white-sand beach that’s perfect for swimming and picnicking. Made from white sand imported from the beaches of South Padre Island, the beach also includes SUP, kayaking, bicycling, and a tiki hut concession sand.
623 E. Pearl Granbury, TX 76048, City Beach Park
Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour
If you’re up for a little ghost hunting, take the Granbury Ghosts Tour and learn about the spirits who haunt the stoops and hallways of Granbury’s historic establishments.
119 E Bridge St, Granbury, TX 76048, granburytours.com
Granbury Opera House
A two-story theater built in 1886 hosts vaudeville acts and traveling shows.
133 E. Pearl St. Granbury, TX 76048, granburytheatrecompany.org