There’s a Reason It’s Called Comfort

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Hotel Faust was the perfect spot to relax and unwind on our anniversary.  We loved every minute.

Hotel Faust was the perfect spot to relax and unwind on our anniversary.
We loved every minute.

When I was trying to decide where we could go for our 20th wedding anniversary getaway,  the only requirement was that it should be quiet and relaxing. With a very busy house of 3 kids, it’s a luxury!

In case you haven’t been to this little part of the Hill Country in awhile, you will be in for a nice surprise. We found out very soon that Comfort is so much more than their 4th of July parades.   

The GPS says that Comfort, Texas is exactly 37 miles from our driveway.  After staying two nights, it felt more like a million miles away!

We booked a room at the Hotel Faust after seeing all the pictures on their website and reading the great reviews on various travel sites.  Although the pictures can show you the colors of the walls and give you some idea of what your room might be like; there is no way that it conveys the personality of this hotel.

It’s historic, elegant, unique, welcoming and laid back all at the same time. I took so many pictures that I will share them on a separate post!

Since our stay began on a Wednesday night, we were told that there was only one restaurant open downtown on that day.  We were more than curious to taste what kind of pizza would come out of a kitchen that was once a gas station.

Comfort Pizza  can keep up with any big city restaurant any day of the week! The wood-fired  and hand tossed pizza was delicious as were the salads that we each ordered. Local and organic produce is only used in all of their cooking.

The next day’s adventure included an afternoon trip to a winery, but first we ate lunch across the street at High’s Cafe. I don’t  think I’ve ever seen employees and customers so happy to be together. And after tasting the food and seeing the interior, I can see that this little spot in town is both a celebration of food and people!

No wonder it has been around since 2005.

The short drive out to Bending Branch Winery was an adventure with roads that had twists, turns and breathtaking views of the Hill Country.

We were more than ready to sample the grapes from their fairly new vines.

We were again met with welcoming employees that wanted to tell not only their story but of the town and community of Comfort. It didn’t feel as much like a winery but as if  you might be at a friend’s house that was sharing their knowledge of the fruit of the vine.

I think my favorite part was pairing it with different chocolate truffles that were made from a local baker and infused with the wine.

Wine and chocolate was almost a perfect afternoon!

The front is only one of the many relaxing spots at Hotel Faust.

The front is only one of the many relaxing spots
at Hotel Faust.

What made it even more perfect was a little shopping when we drove back into town. We quickly discovered a new home store that had recently opened called Huckleberry’s. The two ladies that own the store have long talked about having a place to showcase their love of decorating.

And I do believe they have succeeded.

Not only did we enjoy their new space, they insisted that we go visit Blackbird Antiques to see their luxurious bedding. She also mentioned that we would take special interest in a few of their employees.

Well, she was right y’all! They have the cutest pugs in residence to help you with your bedding selections.

OK, not really, they didn’t move from their naps but I took a picture so I could show the kids!

After some rest and relaxation we were ready for dinner.

At the suggestion of those sweet ladies at Huckleberry’s we headed out to Alamo Springs Cafe.

I can’t believe that after all of our years exploring the Hill Country, we had never been to this place.

It’s located  in the middle of nowhere, seriously, we thought we might not be able to see our car to get back in from the lack of lights out where we parked!

Did I mention that you can stick around to see the bats leave their cave?

As for the food, it’s insanely good. For instance, we had an appetizer of roasted garlic with goat cheese. The sandwiches were served on jalapeno bread that was spicy and sweet at the same time.

I could go on and on but you just need to go, trust me on this! Go because sassy says so! You will eat there and be happy!

As for the rest of our trip, we had another quiet night in our log cabin. Which sounds like we might be roughing it but the bathroom is more like a luxury spa.

We had to eat breakfast next door at High’s because that place just welcomes you back like an old friend.

Can we just stay one more night? Will the kids even miss us?

We then reluctantly drove the short drive home to San Antonio.

And whether you are celebrating a milestone anniversary or simply driving up for the day, I am sure that you will feel the comfort that surrounds this little piece of the Hill Country.

Stay Sassy Y’all. 

 

The only way to experience Comfort Pizza is sitting outside on their patio. Sipping the local wine while eating some remarkable food made us want to stay longer.

The only way to experience Comfort Pizza is sitting
outside on their patio. Sipping the local wine while eating
some remarkable food made us want to stay longer.

Comfort Pizza is located in a former gas station. You can rent those  colorful bikes for only $8.00 a day.

Comfort Pizza is located in a former gas station. You can rent those
colorful bikes for only $8.00 a day.

Bending Branch Winery made our afternoon perfect.

Bending Branch Winery made our afternoon perfect.

The road out to the winery is part of the adventure of Comfort.

The road out to the winery is part of the adventure of Comfort.

Darrell was one of the attentive employees at our wine tasting.  They were all so informative and enthusiastic about their grapes.

Darrell was one of the attentive employees at our wine tasting.
They were all so informative and enthusiastic about their grapes.

It was one of the most relaxing afternoon's we've had in awhile.

It was one of the most relaxing afternoon’s we’ve had in awhile.

The spectacular views from Bending Branch Winery's outdoor space.

The spectacular views from Bending Branch Winery’s outdoor space.

Huckleberry's is the newest store in downtown Comfort.

Huckleberry’s is one of the newest stores.

Modern artwork blends with historic buildings in downtown Comfort.

Modern artwork blends with historic buildings in downtown Comfort.

Employees at Blackbird Antiques on their break!

Employees at Blackbird Antiques on their break!

Simple items combine for some serious flavors at Alamo Springs Cafe

Simple items combine for some remarkable flavors at
Alamo Springs Cafe.

Not only is the food marvelous at High's Cafe and Store,  but the interior makes you feel like you might be eating at a friend's house!

The interior of High’s Cafe

High's Cafe is located right across the street from our hotel. There is some serious good food that comes out of their kitchen!

High’s Cafe is located right across the street from our hotel. 

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  1. Jane Lane says:

    When can we go for a girls’ weekend? I’ll be ready.

    • It would be a perfect weekend girl’s place. The hotel has some bigger rooms. They said that people book the entire hotel for weddings and other events. Just tell me when Janie!

  2. On your next visit please come out and visit Hill country pottery. We are located on 738 FM 473 in comfort. Everything is made, mixed and fired on site with local materials

    • We would love to stop by! I am sure it is something our artist loving children would appreciate. They already want us to take them to see the pugs!

  3. You’ve sold me! It is practically up the street from us. I’ve been to their Christmas Fair. . .but not a romantic weekend (ok, a romantic DAY would be nice!) with the husband. Thanks for the recommendation. The pictures are awesome!

  4. …also check out the amazing cottage shop, MISS GIDDY’S on High St, just across from COMFORT PIZZA, the beautiful ELIZABETH DANIELLE BOUTIQUE, as well, next to the barber shop on High St and the uniquely tasteful BRANCH ON HIGH wine Tasting Room (Th-Sun) just across from the boutique. owned by BENDING BRANCH WINERY… and more!!

    • I bought some earrings at Danielle Boutique and I have already gotten tons of compliments on them. I couldn’t remember the name of the store or I would have mentioned it!And we LOVED Miss Giddy’s and I didn’t have my camera with me or I would have shown their great space where you can hang out and eat pie!! I still can’t believe how amazing Comfort is! We can’t wait to go back and relax!

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