About the Inn....
It's been said that the Hill Country has a special spirit all its own. That once you've been there you can't wait to go back. That it is almost magic.
2015 marks the 31st year that the
Dillon family and Crystal River Inn have been capturing that spirit.
Many of you reading this have been here before, and so have just
received our annual Christmas postcard. We hope you will use it as your
key to the discounts and new ideas on this website...and we hope you'll
enjoy our very favorite Innkeeper's Diary stories in our
Year End Newsletter 2014.
So what's our version of Hill Country Spirit? Sleep until noon and have
breakfast in bed. Join new friends for brunch. Hold business meetings and seminars in the sunlit library.
Go float a river. Celebrate morning over fresh-ground coffee and homemade muffins,
or evening with margaritas and bocce ball in the pretty garden bar that
shares our giant backyard trees.
Shop 'til you drop at San Marcos' famed designer factory outlet (Donna Karan, Saks Fifth Avenue, Adopho, Coach Leather, and
250 fabulous others). Go
river walking in San Antonio, antiquing in Wimberley, dancing on Saturday night. Have a sunset picnic up on the Devil's Backbone, then come back to our favorite fountain courtyard, at nearby Palmer's Restaurant, for dessert and
drinks. For more things to do in the area around Crystal River Inn, check out our "Fun Things to Do" page! Or check out the San Marcos Visitor Guide.
If you're in the mood for fun, our specialty packages
are famous. Die laughing at a murder mystery, run a whitewater river,
learn some gourmet secrets. Taste wine, take a carriage ride, have a
romantic encounter, get pampered by the therapists in our very own spa.
The Crystal River Inn is especially known for our hilarious murder mystery weekends. Each year we do a New Year's Eve Mystery Gala,
a discounted January mystery which makes a great Christmas gift,
mysteries in February and March; and a fall series with dates in August, September, and a ladies' mystery in November. Book them early, even if it's several months away, because they are popular and the best rooms fill up quickly.
Corporate retreats, birding, wine tasting, horseback riding, river trips (canoeing, rafting, and tubing), wildflower expeditions and candlelight cave tours. Whichever package you choose, or whether you want to come to the beautiful Hill Country to simply
chill out and enjoy, we promise to send you home relaxed and smiling. After all, the spirit
around here is hard to resist! We look forward to seeing you soon.