Boerne is a solid 4 hour drive for us, so we took a 3 day weekend to explore the area, which was not nearly enough time!
We stayed at Tapatio Springs located just a few miles from downtown Boerne and also ventured to Comfort one evening to find some wine.
Fun fact, Tapatio Springs is partly owned by George Strait for all you Country fans! I was hoping he would make a surprise appearance while we were there, but sadly, we weren't that lucky :)
The area is in beautiful hill country filled with axis deer.
Here are a few places we visited.
325 Kreutzberg Rd. Boerne, TX 78006
On Friday, we drove straight to the "Cave Without a Name". We lucked out and were the only ones in our group, so we had a private tour. The cave itself is quite large, but there are only 6 main rooms to the cave that guests have access to.
Going into the cave, you must be able to climb down 126 steps, but otherwise the tour is very walkable. Apart from the occasional slippery spots, our toddler was able to walk around safely on her own. The caves remain at around 66 F, so on a hot Texas day, climbing into this cave is a comfortable place to be!
The formations are gorgeous and it truly is an experience to be inside!
Things to note: Adult admission is $20 each, children are $10 and kids under 6 are free.
Tours are around an hour long. Personal items are not allowed in the cave due to the possible damage they can cause to the formations, but bottled water was allowed.
Cave Without a Name: Boerne, TX - check out their site for future concert dates here!
1 Resort Way, Boerne, TX 78006
After the cave tour, we checked in at Tapatio Springs. Unfortunately I did not take photos of the room, but they were average. Nothing particularly stood out.
I appreciated that they had walking trails on the property that were open to guests. The property also featured several fire pits that they lit at night with pretty string lighting, which was a nice touch.
As always, our main draw to the resort was the golf.
Some of the beautiful scenery from The Resort Course at Tapatio Springs
448 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006
Unfortunately this was our only stop in Downtown Boerne during this weekend, but it was well worth the trip.
The beer was tasty - I got the Boerne Blonde which was really light and refreshing. Alex got the flight for more of a variety. In addition to beer, the Brewery also serves food. I would describe the menu as upscale comfort food: so- burgers, sandwiches and salads. Their family favorite "Bier Buns" were unavailable when we went, so I ordered the CCB Goat Burger. I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've ever eaten goat and I liked it!
The brewery was quite busy when we visited and had a short wait to get outdoor seating at the back of the building. We appreciated the space outdoors with our little one - they had giant connect four boards, which kept her entertained while we enjoyed our meal.
Beer and burgers at Cibolo Creek Brewing Co.
316 Mill Dam Road Comfort, TX 78013
About 30 minutes from the resort you can find vineyards in Comfort, TX. We chose the Singing Water Vineyard. This is a perfect place to take a toddler if you're going to take one wine tasting!
First reason is because they have goats on site that you can feed. Although they charged for the feed, it was a nice activity to keep Avery busy while we sipped some wine. We also heard of a resident llama on site, but did not see him.
Making friends at Singing Water Vineyards in Comfort, TX
In addition to the live animals, they also had live music. Due to COVID, access to their indoor facility was not allowed, but I'm not sure I would have chosen to go in anyway. They had seating in an outdoor pavilion where the music was performed. They also had a relaxing sitting area that overlooks a small creek.
Listening to music at Singing Water Vineyards 2017 Merlot overlooking the creek
Overall, we really enjoyed the evening at Singing Water Vineyards. The facility was quaint and the wine was good. I thought the presentation of the wine (bottle labels) was a bit underwhelming (we were looking for wine to bring back as gifts), but the website shows some updated labels that are more artistic (my personal opinion...).
They also have a small bistro menu, from which we ordered a Flatbread and Charcuterie board. We finished everything.
But I think my favorite part about the visit was their water feature. They highly encouraged us to jump in and get wet. I appreciated their understanding of energetic kids!
Cooling off at Singing Water Vineyards in Comfort, TX
Overall, I found Boerne to be a lovely small town that was incredibly family friendly. There are so many places we missed in the area including other wineries, distilleries and restaurants - some of which were closed due to COVID. We certainly will be back again!