Crystal River Inn

326 W. Hopkins St. , San Marcos, TX 78666 USA (Show map)

About

Veteran innkeepers Mike and Cathy Dillon welcome you to our romantic 1883 Victorian inn and garden complex in historic San Marcos, just 30 miles south of Austin. Established in 1984, the inn recently earned the distinction of being the oldest in Texas which has been continually run by the same family. Twelve rooms in three buildings surround a garden with roses, fountains, and beautiful old pecan trees. The designer rooms have appeared in numerous publications such as Country Inns, Southern Living, and USA Today. Features include fireplaces, canopied beds, luxurious tubs, TV's, phones, sitting rooms, and horse drawn carriage rides. Breakfasts are headliner events--Eggs Benedict, Bananas Foster crepes, and raspberry French toast. Fun theme getaways include river trips, spa packages, romantic escapes, ladies' shopping adventures, and original murder mysteries. Come along as we dish up some wonderful Hill Country flavor. (BTW: this is not a stuffy overly elegant "don't-touch" kind of place. It is an affordable get-down good-time, "let's have fun" inn with plenty nearby to keep you entertained.)

Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

AUS-Austin/Bergstrom International Airport 40 miles

Directions to property:

Situated in San Marcos, Crystal River Inn is in the historical district and close to Texas State University-San Marcos, Wonder World, and Strahan Coliseum. Also nearby are Aquarena Center, Bobcat Stadium, and the San Marcos River.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, wildflower, paddle boating at Landa Park, explore the amazing Hill Country, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, University, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Spa, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Spa, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Piano, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, rafting, and tubing, glass bottom boats, glass bottom boats

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Veranda and courtyard areas are available
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes small children should always be discussed with us in advance
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required All pets are subject to a $50 nonrefundable pet fee.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum stay required on most weekends.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit or credit card due with reservation
  • Cancellations: If you book for two nights, and then cancel one, it automatically cancels the other. Cancellation Policy - To avoid being charged, please cancel well in advance of the following deadlines: 48 hours prior to scheduled weekday arrival 1 week prior to scheduled weekend arrival (on holidays, this may include Thursday or Sunday as well as Friday and Saturday--please confirm at time of reservation;3 weeks prior to any group reservation or ;Cancellation Policy - To avoid being charged, please cancel well in advance of the following deadlines: 48 hours prior to scheduled weekday arrival;1 week prior to scheduled weekend arrival (on holidays, this may include Thursday or Sunday as well as Friday and Saturday--please confirm at time of reservation;3 weeks prior to any group reservation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cathy and Mike Dillon

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Paid on-site

  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


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