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Explore Getaway Brazos Valley

One of the most exciting aspects of heading to a Getaway Outpost is the opportunity to get to know the towns and regions where the Outpost is located.

As we opened our Outpost an hour outside of Houston in Navasota, TX, we discovered some amazing spots that we can’t wait for you to check out too. Here are a few of our favorites:

Walks in the Woods Near Getaway Brazos Valley

Washington on the Brazos Area Trails
~30 minutes from the Outpost
Hike Distance: 2.7 miles 
Difficulty: Easy

Featuring beautiful views of the Brazos River, a healthy population of local birds, and trailside swaths of wildflowers, this is a dog and kid friendly hike that’s good for all skill levels. As a state historical site, it’s also home to the Barrington Living History Farm and the Star of the Republic Museum. 

Lone Star Hiking Trail and Little Lake Creek Trail
~40 minutes from the Outpost
Hike Distance: 13.7 miles 
Difficulty: Hard

This popular and well-maintained hiking trail loop is only ranked difficult because of the distance, as the terrain throughout is moderate, easily taken at a leisurely pace, and dog friendly. Located in Sam Houston National Park, it has plenty of seasonal creeks, bridges, and opportunities for wildlife sightings. You can also hike the shorter Little Lake Creek Trail portion, which tops off at 7 miles.

Sustenance and Sips near Getaway Brazos Valley

Bernhardt Winery
9043 County Rd 204, Plantersville, TX 77363
~25 minutes from the Outpost

A beautiful Tuscan-style tasting room and vineyard situated on 20 acres of rolling hills and valleys. Bernhardt Winery proudly makes 21 handcrafted unique wines, pairing them with a warm environment and a fun, interactive tasting experience.

Lone Pint Brewery 
507 Commerce St, Magnolia, TX 77355
~25 minutes from the Outpost 

A dedication to renewable energy and distinctive tasting beers is what Lone Pint Brewery is all about. Stop by their beer garden for a bite of Texas BBQ from the Lone Pint & Reveille BBQ Food Truck and pair it with a fresh hoppy ale whose spent grain from production goes to feed local dairy cows.

Blue Bell Creamery 
1101 South Blue Bell Road Brenham, Texas 77833
~ 30 minutes from the Outpost 

This 115+ year old creamery named for the native Texas bluebell wildflower has humble beginnings in butter production. It’s nationally recognized for its high-quality, rich history, and high ice cream safety standards. Though they now sell in grocery stores across 22 states, they’ve kept their small town charm and customer-first attitude. Stop by for a scoop or to see some of your favorite flavors get made.

Navasota Brewing Cooperative
2736 County Rd 417, Navasota, TX 77868
~20 minutes from the Outpost 

Scheduled to open a first-class brew pub to visitors in fall 2020, Navasota Brewing Company brews their beers using locally sourced ingredients reflective of community tastes. They aim to keep American craft-brewing tradition alive in central Texas.

Beeweaver Honey Farm
16481 CR 319, Navasota, Texas 77868 
~11 minutes from the Outpost

Head to Beeweaver Honey Farm next to WildFlyer Mead Company to explore their historic farm, meet their bees, and enjoy some sweet treats. Make sure to book a tour or tasting before your visit.

WildFlyer Mead Company
16481 County Rd 319, Navasota, TX 77868
~15 minutes from the Outpost

For a new take on something sweet, head to WildFlyer Mead Company to tour a beehive, go on a honey tasting, and try mead made from honey. There’s also a boutique and nice outdoor patio that is pup-friendly.

Location Six Brewing Company
2316 Main Street, Waller, TX 77484
~23 minutes from the Outpost

Open Thursday through Sunday, Location Six Brewing Company is the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon with a local brew with friends, food trucks, and occasionally some live music.

Sidetrips near Getaway Brazos Valley

Lake Conroe 
~40 minutes from the Outpost 
A very popular destination for Houston locals, Lake Conroe is famous for boating and water sports. It offers 157 miles of shoreline and boasts over 20 restaurants, golf courses, excellent fishing, and a large blue heron population.

Star of the Republic Museum 
~30 minutes from the Outpost 
Located near one of our featured hikes, the Star of the Republic Museum chronicles the ten years—from 1836 to 1846—that Texas existed as a proud but precarious separate nation from the United States.  With over 10,000 square feet and 46 exhibits, the museum aims to inspire understanding and appreciation of Texas heritage. It also features an interactive activity center for children of all ages.

Barrington Living History Farm 
~30 minutes from the Outpost 
Just a short walk away  from the Star of the Republic Museum is the Barrington Living History Farm, home of the last president of Texas. The costumed staff operate the farm as if the year were 1850, complete with livestock, period appropriate living quarters, and mid-19th century farming methods and materials. Visitors are welcome to pitch in with chores on the working farm.

The Sanctuary Blueberry Farm 
~40 minutes from the Outpost 
The Sanctuary Blueberry Farm is a family friendly pick-your-own blueberries experience renowned for big sweet berries nourished with only natural mineral-rich well water and organic fertilizers. A great day trip during blueberry season (late spring through summer).

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