Where to stay in Marble Falls, TX: McKenzie Guest House
The McKenzie Guest House is a historic landmark that was built in 1907. The original two-story hotel has since been renovated into a beautiful boutique vacation rental with 6 suites that maintain their historic charm with an updated feel for maximum comfort.
Each of the suites is named after one of the Highland Lakes and is uniquely decorated. We had the opportunity to stay overnight in the Inks Lake suite and truly enjoyed the space and spaciousness. Enjoying the patios lined with rocking chairs in the evening was a dream as well!
Where to eat in Marble Falls, TX:
Ginger & Spice is Marble Falls’ downtown Thai and sushi restaurant - a (very) short walk from McKenzie Guest House. While there we enjoyed Pad See Ew and Sushi. All meals also include access to their salad-sushi-snack bar (which was AWESOME!), so we enjoyed that as well. We LOVE Thai food and we thoroughly enjoyed this quaint lunch spot.
For dinner we headed to Bear King Brewing Company. It's a fairly new (opened in February) family-friendly taproom and restaurant with patio games, and live music on the weekends. It boasts an open and airy atmosphere for enjoying really good brews and bites, with space for kids to run around. We ordered: smoked chicken wings, little jumbo tacos, the legendary one burger, and truffle fries. Everything was great - see their whole menu here and their website here.
Blue Bonnet Cafe opened in 1929 and has since become famous for their friendly service, delicious breakfast, homemade pies and "best chicken fried steak." This has been recognized by magazines such as 'Texas Highways' and 'Travel and Leisure' and me! We had the opportunity to eat here for breakfast the morning before we left town and if Jack could talk he would attest that the pancakes and homemade biscuits were too good to leave any leftovers. You also can't leave without taking a couple pies home! The apple and peach were a hit with us - I had a slice of pie every evening for a week straight. Gained a couple pounds and don't regret it one bit!
What to do in Marble Falls, TX:
Preston Danna is the owner of Centex Bass Tours. He is an accomplished fisherman and local resident who gave us a peaceful morning tour around Lake Marble Falls and usually takes his party fishing, but since we had Jack we just enjoyed the ride! Preston was so friendly and down to earth - he made the boat ride very easy and fun, even with a squirmy 9 month old on board!
Explore & Shop Downtown Marble Falls, TX:
Downtown Marble Falls is so walkable, with many shops, restaurants, and indulgences to explore. The shops in Marble Falls have the CUTEST home decor and clothes -I fell in love with the shops!
"Birdie's Market is a marketplace of curated artifacts and small batch maker goods displayed and arranged in a way to inspire creativity. Come experience our timeworn vintage and antique finds and items that are created, revived or reclaimed by talented designers. We support local artisans and craftsmen all we can. Our pieces tell stories and encourage curiosity and wonder" - birdies-market.com.
"Eclectic Farmhouse. Architectural Pieces. Vintage Industrial. Antique Metals. Barn/Farm Accessories. All Things Home." - ReDid. I think my favorite shop in Marble Falls was ReDid. They had such cute clothes!
Harmony Park is an interactive musical park composed of 5 instruments in Downtown Marble Falls for the whole family to enjoy! I'm not sure who loved it more, Jack or Sam.
Sugar Mama's Cookies has been open since 2009 and specializes in the CUTEST custom sugar cookies. They also create custom cakes, cupcakes and more! We had a few of their cookies in our welcome basket at the McKenzie House and can attest that they taste just as good as they look. So. good.
Choccolattes is a fun place to stop in for some sweets and a coffee - they are best known for their Pecan English Toffee. We tried it and it did not dissapoint! Choccolattes is connected to Third Street Treasures, so enjoy your coffee while you shop some seriously cute home furnishings and fun finds.
Fiesta Winery is family owned and operated in the Texas Hill Country with this being their fourth tasting room to open this summer. I had been to their tasting room in Downtown Fredericksburg as well and really enjoy their selection of wines. I'm mostly a red person but their Southern Sparkle (a sweet sparkling blush) is one of my favorites!
Mimosa Vineyard Walk at Flat Creek Estate:
Flat Creek Estate is a magnificent 80 acre vineyard & property that hosts a variety of ways to enjoy your experience:
We Love Marble Falls, TX!
We loved our trip to Marble Falls so much that we started looking at houses there the next day! Haha, we aren't moving anytime soon but the city is so quaint we can't wait to visit again, especially since it's just an hour away. I hope this gives you plenty of ideas of what to do if you plan on visiting Marble Falls - I just know you'll love it there. If you have any questions about it please reach out!