Three women sitting on a bench outside smiling and holding wine glasses

Are you and your besties looking for a place to get away, reunite, and enjoy some serious fun and R&R? Here at the Inn on Lake Granbury, we specialize in helping our guests recharge and reconnect. In fact, we love to host groups of friends! Here are 7 ways to plan the ultimate girlfriends weekend getaway in Texas. Of course, if you have the time, stay longer. Midweek stays offer guests lower rates and fewer crowds.

Sunny living room with tall sloped ceiling. Leather L-shaped sofa and coffee table accent sitting area across from brick fireplace.

1. Staying in the Cottage or Lake House

We have gorgeous guest rooms to share or book individually, but we also have accommodations that are absolutely ideal for groups of people wanting to stay together. They offer plenty of room for everyone to spread out and truly enjoy themselves.

The Cottage

Our Cottage is a cozy private house located on the grounds, separate from the Inn, that can accommodate up to 4 people. Totalling 800 square feet, the interior is decorated in luxurious yet comfy Texas Hill Country style. Relax on the sofa in the living room directly in front of the stone fireplace for a night of movies or catching up. Cook a fun meal together in the galley kitchen with a full-size refrigerator and granite counter tops. The separate bedroom with king-size bed offers a spacious closet and a private bath with a large glassed-in shower. You’ll love the lake views from the dining and living area windows.

The Lake House

The Lake House is simply stunning, and will accommodate up to 6 guests. This private house features two bedrooms, a spacious living area with a large, stone fireplace, and a cozy kitchen with ample daylight and a fantastic view of Lake Granbury. Dine indoors and outdoors on the patio. You will love the wall of glass looking out over the mighty oak trees on the property.

White plate topped with French Toast, crispy bacon, eggs, and fresh fruit

2. Savoring Every Bite

Whether you choose to take advantage of our breakfast and appetizers, or dine out and about in Granbury, you will savor every bite. Our in house chef and the area’s reputable restaurants offer guests so many options—something to please every palate.

Dining In

Simply put, food is a culinary experience at the Inn. From gourmet breakfasts to savory appetizers, you will be treated to delicious fare to start your day and tie you over before dinner.

Each night of your stay comes with the option for our delicious breakfast in the morning. This isn’t just any breakfast either, so many of our guests choose to include breakfast. In fact, we’ve received numerous awards from Dallas-Fort Worth food writers for our chef-prepared breakfast dishes ranging from sweet to savory. Our guest favorites include:

  • Blueberry Blintz Souffle
  • Upside Down Banana Walnut French Toast
  • Sausage Pancake Bake Drizzled with Maple Syrup.

Each breakfast comes with an egg dish, bacon or sausage, fresh fruit with yogurt, and unlimited coffee and juice.

In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy complimentary, chef-prepared appetizers along with your choice of wine, tea, or lemonade delivered to your room.

Of course, in our Cottage and Lake House with full kitchens, you can stock up on groceries and prepare your own lunches and dinners while enjoying the peaceful privacy by the lake.

Dining Out

If and when you’re ready to go out on the town, there are several restaurants nearby worth trying.

  • One of our favorites is Eighteen Ninety Grille and Lounge. Located in downtown Granbury, this upscale restaurant features a classic menu of steaks, shrimp and grits, and pork chops. 
  • Another local favorite is Farina’s Winery & Cafe, with a sister property in Grapevine, TX. This traditional Italian restaurant is beautifully decorated with antiques in a warm and inviting atmospher. This wine bar and restaurant features a menu full of family shared recipes passed down through the generations. The menu features favorites, such as: Bruschetta, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Farina’s Italian Salad, Baked Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs, and Filet Mignon.
  • Christina’ American Table is a well known and loved bistro right here in Granbury. Be sure to try their chef specials, and terrific salads and soups. Specialties include Tomato & Basil Soup with a New England Style Lobster Roll, Bistro Dip, Prime Rib, and Pan Crusted Salmon.
  • Gary, owner and chef of Christina’s, opened Gary’s Kitchen food truck. He has also partnered with Local Goat Distillery. Enjoy drinks, craft cocktails, and delicious food!
  • 817 Restaurant offers a bistro style ambience with excellent food! Their delightful menu changes daily.
View of the lit up inground pool and inn at dusk

3. Enjoying Some R&R

Our property’s grounds span more than three acres, so you will find plenty of places outside to relax and recharge. During the warmer months, our saltwater pool is a fun place to congregate and enjoy the sunshine. Our cozy hot tub is open all year and is a relaxing place to soak and star gaze. You may also want to take some time to sway in the hammock with a good book, or sharing stories with one of your best friends.

Pampering is always a priority on a girlfriend getaway, and this is something we specialize in. We are very happy to book massage treatments for your group. Just let us know what you would like, and we will take care of the details for you, including beautiful spa baskets.

Three smiling ladies sitting on a park bench with their shopping bags

4. Shopping ‘Til You Drop

What’s a weekend getaway in Texas without shopping? Once you are relaxed, venture to the downtown Granbury Square, located within walking distance of the Inn, where you will find some amazing shopping options. Explore clothing and jewelry, home decor, gourmet gadgets, wine and chocolate, art and antiques, and much more. If you love art, check out Your Private CollectionRed on the Square is perfect for accessories, and Hope Boutique has a great selection of on-trend women’s clothing. If you want to pick up a gift for your significant other, Doug’s Sports House has a large variety of sports memorabilia. The wide range of shops and boutiques house hidden gems for every taste and budget. Be sure to ask us for recommendations before you head out.

View of Lake Granbury with deep green trees and boats in the water

5. Playing Outdoors

If you and your friends are feeling adventurous, then plan to spend the day on Lake Granbury – the ideal way to spend a summer weekend getaway in Texas. The lake is 33 miles long and 75 ft. deep, perfect for a variety of activities, like boating, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boating, fishing, walking trails, cruises, and lounging on the beach.

6. Fine Wine Tasting

Granbury is an ideal place to be if your group loves wine. In fact, we have some fabulous options. Barking Rocks Winery, D’Vine Wine, and Farina’s Winery & Cafe are all conveniently located on the Square and are great wineries to consider. Another great option for wine lovers is a Granbury Wine Tour. Ask us about how you can take advantage of these unique tours during your stay at the Inn.

7. Experiencing Live Entertainment

Another wonderful option in downtown Granbury is live entertainment. The Granbury Opera House and Granbury Live both feature sensational shows throughout the year. Let us know if you are interested, and we’ll hook you up with our Let Us Entertain You package. We can even make your entertainment reservations for you.

Upscale accommodations, good food, fine wine, unique boutiques, fun on the lake, live entertainment, R&R… these are just 7 ways to plan the ultimate girls weekend getaway in Texas. There are certainly more. And it’s all here waiting for you and your besties. Book now, or contact us today and let us know how we can help you plan the perfect stay for your girls getaway!