Happy Valentine’s Day

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, so you may need to get a little bit creative with your romantic plans. San Saba has many great ways to help celebrate your love, and we thought we would share our top ten suggestions for making Valentine’s Day a success.


Romantic Getaway at Dofflemyer Hotel

Let’s face it, the past year has not been easy on anybody, and what most of us really want to do is get out of the house and go somewhere else, even if just for a long weekend. The Dofflemyer Hotel is the perfect boutique hotel getaway, with six private rooms in downtown San Saba in the heart of the city, but away from the rest of the world. Each room tastefully decorated and themed around the history and culture of San Saba, featuring old photos from local families, fresh pecans placed on your pillow, and modern decor that just might take your breath away.


Hearts of Happiness Fudge from Alamo Pecan & Coffee

Chances are good that you have been there done that with roses and chocolates, but what about fudge? And not just fudge, but adorable packaged, heart-shaped fudge with a variety of candies, and treats artfully added for a gift that certainly says “you are special.” You can order these in three different sizes, with a variety of fudge combinations, as well as fun mix-ins. To get yours, either call Alamo Pecan at (325) 372-5275 or stop in to check out the supply. These will go fast!


Dinner for Two at San Saba’s Newest Restaurant Pecan House Grill

If you are planning for a romantic dinner, we definitely recommend going all out for the Tomahawk Ribeye at Pecan House Grill. Pecan House Grill is the newest restaurant in downtown San Saba, and it was made for special occasions. All of the steaks are grilled to perfection, and if you are looking for other options, there are seafood selections, wild game, and we hear there is going to be a special Valentine’s Day menu on Saturday night since they are closed on Sundays. You can make reservations at any time by calling the restaurant at (325) 372-5300.


Explore Your Creative Side With a Weekend Stay at Aunt M’s Illustrated Inn

If you are a fan of bed and breakfasts, then Aunt M’s Illustrated Inn is the perfect place to take your valentine. Aunt M’s Illustrated Inn is cozy and luxurious. Combining Old World charm and beautiful illustrations throughout, Aunt M’s makes for a unique and memorable experience. Located just a few blocks from downtown, we offer a quiet park-like location for those relaxing San Saba evenings. Guests love their super comfy beds, and the little extras, like soft robes, hot water pots, and an icemaker just outside their door.


Cowboy Boots are a Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift from Harry’s Boots

There really is never a bad time to get a new pair of cowboy boots, but the best time is when you don’t have to buy them for yourself. Harry’s is a legendary western apparel store that has been in San Saba since 1939. The store has gradually expanded to cover multiple downtown buildings which allows for an unbelievable selection, and don’t miss the Hat Room, which is more than a room, it takes up an entire floor! Boots of all brands and styles for men and women, as well as clothing, hunting gear, coolers, and much more make Harry’s the perfect place to find the perfect gift for your valentine.


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A Trip to the Most Romantic Place in San Saba, The Wedding Oak Tree

Today’s world is consumed with smartphones, gadgets, and technology that past generations could have never imagined. However, there is still something really special and magical about visiting a gift from nature like the Wedding Oak Tree. This was a place of meeting and marriage for Natives that were indigenous to San Saba hundreds of years ago. The tree has continued to be a place where people go to exchange marriage vows and kiss beneath the old oak tree. The Wedding Oak Tree has been designated as a Famous Texas Tree. It lost one of its major branches in 2017 due to a storm, but even without it, the trunk of the tree is a sight to see. It has been estimated that the tree could be almost 1,000 years old. To get to the Wedding Oak Tree, from US Hwy. 190, turn right on 9th Street, then left on China Creek Road (CR 200) and go one mile to the Wedding Oak Tree.


What Goes Better With Valentine’s Day Than Wine From Wedding Oak Winery?

One of the true San Saba success stories, Wedding Oak Winery has been drawing people to the Pecan Capital of the World since 2012. Inspired by the Wedding Oak Tree, award-winning wines, a beautiful tasting room, and amazing hospitality are what you can expect from Wedding Oak Winery. Their wines are 100% Texas-grown from Texas Hill Country vineyards and Texas High Plains vineyards. The Wedding Oak legacy continues to grow with new locations in Fredericksburg and Burnet. Whether you buy a bottle or schedule a wine-tasting, Wedding Oak will be a winning selection for Valentine’s Day. 


Discover a Hidden Gem With Your Valentine at Burnham’s Lodging

Quality and comfort go hand in hand at Burnham’s Lodging. From the outside, it would appear to be a typical downtown business or office building, but inside is a quaint hotel dedicated to providing a warm, relaxing environment, so that you can further enjoy your stay in San Saba. The hotel is set up for self-check-in, so you can really have that time to yourselves, especially if you choose the suite option with a kitchen!


Find a Unique Gift Idea at the J.C. Campbell & Company Mercantile

One of the great shopping trends in small towns is the mercantile. A group of small businesses, collected together to help share in operating costs, and generate interest from those who enjoy the hunt for unique items and trendy gifts. The J.C. Campbell & Company Mercantile houses many local businesses, with everything from boutique clothing to home decor, a gift from one of these little boutique shops will certainly impress your valentine.


Take A Walk In One of San Saba’s Beautiful Parks

You may need a little help from the weather on this one, but San Saba has some of the best parks for walking and enjoying nature, and spending time with your valentine. Whether it is Risien Park, The San Saba River Nature Park, or Mill Pond Park, you will find relaxation and enjoyment in all that nature has to offer, even on the cooler days of Winter. Our parks are free and open to the public, so make some time to go outside and explore the outdoors!


Bonus: Special Valentine’s Giveaway at Pepperbelly’s

If you like Pepperbelly’s, then you should eat there the next couple of weeks as much as possible, because every meal will get you an entry to attend their Free Reserved Valentine’s Dinner for two on the eve of Valentine’s Day. Pepperbelly’s is once again pairing up with Wedding Oak Winery to giveaway a dinner with candles, flowers, a bottle of red wine, and a choice of two meals from their Valentine’s Day menu for the lucky winners!

There are many other great Valentine’s Day ideas to experience in San Saba. We hope this list gets you started on making this Valentine’s Day the best by experiencing it in San Saba!