.....'what is there to do in Mason?
Our Picture Perfect small Texas town can offer you the following:
Local wine café
View wildflowers and take scenic country roads
Star gazing tubs for reading, watching clouds...counting shooting stars (on Covered Wagon Property)
Stroll the historical quiet neighborhood
Shop in our small unique boutiques
Antique and ReSale Stores
Eat at our restaurants or cook in your full kitchen....grill is available.
Movie at the Odeon Theatre (Friday thru Monday evenings)
Live Concerts at Odeon and Sandstone Winery (check schedule)
Topaz hunting (Feb-Oct)
Kayaking (April – October)
Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve (April – September)
Cycle the hills (best to bring your own Cannadale or Harley)
Crawl the Rocks at Katemcy (noted as one of the top locations in the country)
Geology tours and explanation via Llano River Adventures
Tennis (we are the champs of Texas...... Boy's Tennis in Texas began in 1914, and U.I.L. Girl's Tennis was added in 1920)
Golf (9 hole)
Swimming Pool (Summer)
Jamie Hemphill Nature Trail in the City Park
Path of Monarch Butterflies
Dove, Deer, Exotic Game hunts throughout the county
Wild Game Dinner is 2nd Saturday in November (win rifles, fabulous prizes)
Participate in Wine vineyard activities, harvest grapes, assist with wine making/bottling
Splash around in the Llano RIver.
Great Castell Kayak Race (June)
Fort Mason is on the Texas Fort Trail
Mason County Museum, located in our earlier school building
Square Museum (located on the square) showcasing the largest topaz.
Mason has history of Indian Raids, the Hoodoo War, Johnny Ringo, Robert E Lee and a variety of Texas Rangers.
Mason is home of author Fred Gibson. Take your picture with the sculpture of Ol Yeller and Travis.
Tour the Seaquist Mansion
Drive tour around town of historical buildings (Chamber of Commerce for guide)
Mason County Historical Commission Historical Symposium (May)
Mason County features a braod array of geologic formations dating back over a billion years.
Arrange to see the world renowed 500 myo, Cambrian-era Stromatolite exposures
Grad students, geologists come from all over the world to study our geology
Gemologist come to hunt for Texas Topaz
Rockhounds come for Quartizite, mica, feldspar, ilmenite, magnetite crystal, hornblende, gneiss, ironstone & granite..
Mason is the darkest county in the Hill Country....you can see the Milky Way on the property.
Mason Star Gazers or MSG is our Amateur Astronomy Club...with our own unique hand sign.
Bi-monthly educational meetings
Monthly Star Parties.
Learn about the Moon on those shiny moon filled nights.
Plein Aire Painting, sketching and Photography
PAINT & SIP…a 2 hour art experience. Fun. All materials supplied. www.paintedtreestudio.com
Youth Art Camp. Two Weeks in June.
Painted Tree Studio. Visit the ongoing work of this artist....Bridget Langdale...Painted Tree Studio on property.
The community exemplifies the helpful, friendly pioneer spirit of the Old West. We give back to the community in many ways. Ask about how to attend one of our many charity events, silent auctions, benefits....(ie. Parties).
.....Steady Step Golf Tournament (March)
.....Mason Volunteer Fire Department Benefit (May)
.....Ft Mason Golf Association Annual Scramble (April)
.....Senior 2 Person 27 Hole Tournament (April)
.....Home Tour (April)
.....Annual Dr Pepper Golf Tournament (May)
.....Mason County Habitat for Humanity Gala (May)
.....Round-Up Weekend with Team Roping, Rodeo, Parade, Arts & Crafts (July)
.....(and many more...)
Non toxic cleaning products are used in the cleaning of this Guesthouse.
Sheets are washed with non phosphate, no perfume, no harsh alkalis, bio degradable clothes soap, and ironed.
........Several guests who suffer from chronic conditions such as asthma and sensitive skin have noticed the difference.
Help us Recyle.
Mason has a great recycling center.
'BUTTERFLIES IN FLIGHT" is displayed on a wall on the driveway...made from recyled alumninum cans.
DAY TRIPS From mason:
The Center of Texas is just about 2 hours from Mason
Heart of Texas Country Music Museum (Brady...30 minutes)
Menard, TX.....irrigation ditches from 1756
Santa Cruz De San Saba Mission
Enchanted Rock State Park
London, Texas (30 minutes)....great photo op/'I went to London for the weekend'.
Fredericksburg, Texas (30 minutes)
Create your own Mason Experience.
rabbit in moon
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