With its rich history, friendly locals, and an abundance of natural beauty, San Saba is a great choice for a weekend stay. San Saba is located at the top of the Texas Hill Country. Many Texans visit San Saba for a weekend of relaxation, sightseeing, and appetizing food. With so many sights, experiences, and eats to enjoy, a long weekend is the perfect amount of time for a visit.


There is much to explore in San Saba, so it’s best to book a room at a hotel or inn. You don’t want to feel rushed to get through all of our great restaurants, unique stores, and fun activities. Two accommodations that people love are the Dofflemyer Hotel and Aunt M’s Illustrated Inn.

Dofflemyer Hotel

If you’re looking for a place right in downtown San Saba, the Dofflemyer is a great choice. Originally built in 1913, the building was first built to be the San Saba National Bank. Since then, the Dofflemyer Hotel has been lovingly restored to be a charming place to stay. The owners have blended historic charm with modern luxuries like a coffee bar and Wi-Fi. Each room is tastefully decorated with antique furnishings, offering a cozy and inviting ambiance.

This historic hotel is located right in the heart of San Saba, just across the street from the San Saba Visitor Center. Within a one to five-minute walk are restaurants, shopping, and coffee shops. On the first floor below the hotel is Oliver & Co., a coffee shop, ice creamery, and restaurant.

Aunt M’s Illustrated Inn

For those seeking a more cozy and quiet experience, Aunt M’s Illustrated Inn is a wonderful stay. This one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast is not just a place to sleep, it’s an artistic experience. Each room is thoughtfully designed and decorated with hand-done paintings by local artists. Aunt M’s pays homage to the spirit of San Saba, and every room of the inn has unique artistry.

Although Aunt M’s offers a more tranquil stay, it’s still quite close to the happenings in downtown San Saba. Restaurants and shopping are just a few minutes walk. They also offer a full hot breakfast for a small charge, so you will feel right at home.


San Saba locals are proud of the town’s restaurant selection. There are numerous highly-rated restaurants that many travel just to visit. From country classics to gourmet dining, your taste buds will be satisfied while you’re in town.

Pecan House Grill

If you are looking for an elegant dinner, look no further than the Pecan House Grill. This fine-dining restaurant serves some of the most sophisticated meals in San Saba. Located in a charming historic building, the restaurant offers a Texas-inspired cuisine. Indulge in juicy filets, pasta dishes, and craft cocktails that are sure to please. The Pecan House Grill’s high-end ambiance and service create a memorable dining experience you won’t forget.


Take a break during your day of exploring on a high note with a visit to Napoli’s, an Italian dinner spot in San Saba. Napoli’s offers a large menu featuring authentic pasta dishes, pizzas, and seafood. The atmosphere is fun and casual, but the food is made with attention to detail.


With their generous portions and friendly service, Pepperbelly’s is the perfect spot to refuel and recharge during your exploration of San Saba. Pepperbelly’s is a Tex-Mex restaurant that has something for everybody. You can enjoy anything from tacos, salads, soups, and even chicken and waffles. If you visit on a weekday, you will love their lunch specials.

The Filling Station

If you are searching for a one-of-a-kind lunch experience, the Filling Station is the place for you. This charming restaurant, which is housed in a restored vintage gas station, combines history and American classics. Their menu features pizzas, salads, sandwiches, baked potatoes, and more. With dishes like loaded baked potatoes and delicious pizzas, it’s the perfect spot to fill up after a morning of walking around downtown.

Oliver & Co (Breakfast)

Mentioned earlier, Oliver & Co shares the lobby with the Dofflemyer Hotel, which allows guests to conveniently enjoy their breakfast items and gourmet coffee. However, everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy their dishes. Their location is conveniently placed right downtown, so you can quickly grab a meal before you start your day in San Saba. Their menu features different coffee options, crispy waffles, fresh quiche, and much more. You can also grab some soups, salads, or sandwiches for a quick lunch.


A weekend in San Saba isn’t well-spent if you haven’t spent some time in the Hill Country landscape. Because San Saba sits at the top of this iconic region, locals and visitors get to experience a warm and green landscape most of the year. With that being said, the town has many outdoor spots for you to enjoy on a weekend trip to San Saba.

Mill Pond Park

Mill Pond Park is a special place in town. A beautiful waterfall is one of the main attractions, along with beautiful, green landscaping. It’s a popular location in the summertime because people can bring kayaks or paddleboards to its Sunny Beach. The park even has picnic areas, making it the perfect spot for an outdoor lunch with family and friends.

Wedding Oak Tree

This iconic live oak tree is believed to be over 1,000 years old and stands as a living witness to generations of love stories and celebrations. The tree’s name is derived from the belief that couples who marry under its branches will be blessed with a long and happy marriage. It’s a must-see for both history buffs and romantics alike.

San Saba Golf Course

Are you a golfer? The San Saba Golf Course offers a challenging yet enjoyable golfing experience amidst the stunning Texas Hill Country landscapes. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner looking to sharpen your skills, this 18-hole course is perfect for a day of outdoor fun.


Shop ‘til you drop on one of your afternoons in San Saba! While San Saba is known for its natural beauty and historical attractions, it also has a great shopping scene with stores that are just as charming as the rest of the town. Plus, you will feel great knowing you are supporting the dreams of San Saba business owners.

Alamo Pecan

San Saba is the Pecan Capital of the World, so you can’t pass up taking some home! From classic salted pecans to unique and innovative flavors like praline and cinnamon spice, Alamo Pecan has the best snacks around. In addition to their delicious pecan products, the store also offers gourmet coffee, baked goods, gifts, and souvenirs. Whether you’re looking for a treat or the perfect gift to take home, Alamo Pecan is a must-visit destination in San Saba.

Harry’s Boots

It’s hard to miss Harry’s Boots when driving through town. This iconic store has been a fixture in San Saba for over 80 years, specializing in all things Texan– from authentic cowboy boots to chic jewelry. At Harry’s Boots, you’ll find top-quality brands and knowledgeable staff that can help you find the perfect cowboy attire that suits your style.

J.C. Campbell & Co. Mercantile

Home decor, clothing, and antiques, oh my! J.C. Campbell has a diverse selection of goods that change each time you’re there. It’s very easy to lose track of time with all the amazing finds at the mercantile. Follow their Facebook page to see what stand-out items they’re selling when you’re in town.

Sings My Soule

Sings My Soule has everything a Christian woman could want. Graphic tees, faith-inspired home decor, candles, and even stainless steel cups fill the store. They also have a great men’s section so no one feels left out while shopping. Stop in and pick up your new favorite pieces!

Open Door

Looking for Mexican pottery, metal signs, and Mexican-style clothing? Visit the Open Door. Owners Sam and Ginger wanted a store that brought unique pieces to the area, but a place that has something for everyone. It’s a wonderful place to stop by while you’re in San Saba.


There’s nothing like ending a busy evening of travel with a drink in hand while having great conversations. Although most of our restaurants in town have beer and craft cocktails, we have two locations you don’t want to miss.

Wedding Oak Winery

Named after the iconic Wedding Oak Tree, the award-winning Wedding Oak Winery hails from San Saba. Their tasting room downtown welcomes people wanting to try a few wines, or those who want to purchase bottles to bring home. Wedding Oak wines are all made from 100% Texan-grown grapes, which is why their locations are popular tourist destinations.

Bar D Brewhouse

Two blocks from the Wedding Oak Winery is the home of San Saba’s beer scene. At Bar D Brewhouse, brewmaster, Larry Davis, crafts specialty beers for beer fanatics to enjoy. A can’t-miss beer is their Pecan Bottom Ale, which celebrates San Saba’s pecans. They also serve up IPAs, domestics, and imported beers.

Visit San Saba for a Weekend!

There is much to explore in San Saba on your next weekend trip! The town has worked hard to ensure tourists enjoy their time here so they will keep coming back. We are excited to see you soon. Don’t forget to stop by the Visitor’s Center to say hi.