The Lamb's Rest Inn

1385 Edwards Blvd., New Braunfels, Texas 78132
Innkeeper(s): Judy & George Rothell

A Little Romance 4 Feb 2014, 1:34 pm

We are often asked for suggestions of things to do and places to go. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we thought we would post a short list of activities that would complete a romantic and memorable stay.

Take a Hike - Spend a little time meandering through life and breathing in the fresh air. Try a hike through Panther Canyon or a short stroll along the Faust Street Bridge.

Be Adventurous - Try something new. Explore the Natural Bridge Caverns, take a guided horseback ride, go zip lining.

Pub Hopping - Whether in downtown New Braunfels, or historic Gruene, there are several little pubs clustered within walking distance of each other, each with their own little personality.

Wine and Dine - Visit one of our wineries for a sampling and purchase a bottle to bring back and enjoy on one of our decks. Or enjoy great food at one of our many restaurants and grab a slice of cheesecake to share back in your room.

This list is by no means all inclusive, nor is it limited to Valentine’s Day. We hope you will come stay with us and try a few of these yourself. Please add a comment and share your experiences with us and our guests.

Christmas at The Lamb’s Rest Inn 4 Dec 2013, 4:15 am

Christmas at The Lamb’s Rest Inn

Christmas time is such a special time for us here at The Lamb’s Rest Inn. We hope that this time of year finds you happy and warm, wrapped in the love that was birthed so many years ago just for each of you. As you bustle around finding just the right gifts to spread that love to the ones whom you love, we hope that you take some moments to rekindle your own spirit of Christmas.

There is so much to do in this area at this time of year. Listed below is just a small list of some of the events for the month of December.  A few of the items listed are a little ways to drive, but we feel are worth a great Christmas car ride. Please feel free to comment to share any that I have missed with all of our friends.

December - Wimberley Trail of Lights

12/4-7 Sights and Sounds of Christmas - San Marcos

12/5 Wassailfest - downtown New Braunfels (6-9 pm)

12/6 Christmas in the Village - Gruene Lake Village (5-9 pm)

 12/6-7 O Tannenbaum Weekend - Boerne, TX

12/6-8 Mainstreet Bethlehem - Burnet, TX (6-9 pm)

12/6-7 Lights of Tejas - Giddings, TX (5-10 pm)

12/6-7 NB Ballet - Nutcracker - Brauntex

12/7 12th Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride - Gruene (10 am)

           Free live music - The Grapevine Garden (3-6 pm)

12/7  Gruene Town Lighting - Gruene (5-6:30 pm)

12/7-8  Old Gruene Market Days

12/8 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist, Christmas Edition - Gruene Hall (10:30-noon)

12/12 Tamale Workshop - Westside Community Center (6-9 pm)

12/12-14 North Pole Village - Canyon Lake

12/13-15 Lights of Tejas - Giddings, TX (5-10 pm)

12/13-15 Mainstreet Bethlehem - Burnet, TX (6-9 pm)

12/13-15 A Musical Christmas Journey - Brauntex Theatre

12/14 21st Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk - Gruene

             Free live music - The Grapevine Garden (3-6 pm)

12/17 2nd Annual Two Ton Tuesday Christmas Show - Gruene Hall

12/19 Come & Taste It - The Grapevine (5-8 pm)

 12/19-21 North Pole Village - Canyon Lake

12/20 S’more Campfire Stories - Landa Park Dance Slab (7 pm) - bring a blanket and a chair and gather around the campfire for s’mores and stories

12/20 The Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison Holiday Show - Gruene Hall

12/20-23 Lights of Tejas - Giddings, TX (5-10 pm)

12/26-28 Lights of Tejas - Giddings, TX (5-10 pm)

Judy’s Panna Cotta 17 Sep 2013, 2:37 pm

 This is one of our most photographed and requested recipes. When asked what it is, my usual response is, “You just have to try it.” It looks like yogurt, but it is definitely not. It does have buttermilk, but you would never know it. This wonderful treat has the consistency of a light custard, with a sweet, melt-in-your-mouth goodness that rivals cheesecake. Combine this yumminess with an easy, but showy plating and you become the hostess of the year.

Here at The Lamb’s Rest Inn, we like to serve this dessert first, to welcome our guests to the table and build anticipation for the meal to come. Please enjoy this great recipe, and happy hosting.

4 tablespoons  water

4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin

2 cups whipping cream

1 cup sugar

4 cups buttermilk

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

In a small bowl, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over water. Let stand until softens, about 10 min.

While this is softening, combine cream and sugar in a sauce pan and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves, but do not boil. Remove from heat and add gelatin. Stir until completely dissolved. Allow to cool. Stir buttermilk and vanilla into cooled cream mixture. Strain in fine strainer. Divide into 12, 6 oz custard cups or ramekins. Refrigerate overnight.

Blackberry Sauce:

2 packages frozen berries (black, raspberries)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

In a saucepan, combine berries, sugar, and water, and bring to a boil. Allow to cool. Pour 1/2 of mixture into blender and blend thoroughly. Strain in colander and discard seeds. Repeat with remaining berry mixture.

To plate the panna cotta:

You will need glass plates, a bowl of hot water which the panna cotta can set in, but not get wet, powdered sugar, crème fraiche (or sour cream), whipping cream, a small whisk, and a wood skewer.

First, place panna cotta bowl in warm water bath. This will loosen the panna cotta from the dish.

Then sprinkle one side of the plate with powdered sugar. Next, pour blackberry sauce on the other side of plate.

Mix together a small amount of crème fraiche and whipping crème with whisk until you can drop small drops, one at a time.

Drop one drop at a time in an uneven row along the berry sauce.  

Take the skewer and starting at the first drop, drag a line from drop to drop.   Take panna cotta from warm bath and invert onto the center of the plate.

Now, serve to your guests and wow them with this beautiful, creamy creation.

Comal County Fair 5 Sep 2013, 11:57 am

You do not want to miss one of Texas’ oldest county fairs and rodeos. The Comal County Fair and Rodeo will be in New Braunfels September 24th - 29th. While we may be small town, this is no small event. We even have the Spazmatics headlining on Thursday, September 26th. Make sure you book a room and come get in on a little local flavor. Maybe we’ll even enter our cookies in the baking event this year.

What is SUP? 6 Aug 2013, 12:48 pm

Have you tried stand up paddle boarding? This water sport first became popular along the beaches and has recently branched out into other water sources such as our wonderful river. New Braunfels Paddle Sports has brought this fun sport to our little town. All ages and skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate in this endeavor. This great new company offers rentals, sales, lessons, and tours. They have even begun SUP yoga classes. Sign up and see what all the excitement is about. You don’t want to miss out on this fun! Call Heather at (830) 730-6490 to reserve your boards for your next trip (make sure you tell her we sent you). Check out their website at or visit them on facebook.

October in Gruene 23 Jul 2013, 2:32 pm

Yes, I know it’s only July, but now’s the time to be planning that great fall get-away. There are so many things to do in the Hill Country in the fall, but today we will just list a few of your options right here in Gruene, TX. Enjoy four days of wine, music, food and beer samplings at the 27th Annual Gruene Music & Wine Fest, October 10-13. ( Then, join a Gospel Brunch at Gruene Hall with live gospel music and a catered buffet from Gristmill on October 13th ( On Thursday, October 17th, come be a part of the Come and Taste It event at The Grapevine. They will be offering complimentary tastings of craft beers and wines, along with music and prize giveaways ( Lastly, the 21st Annual Texas Clay Festival is being held this year on October 26-27th ( This is just the tip of the iceberg. Come see us this fall!

The Rules of the River 9 Jul 2013, 12:03 pm

So often we hear confusion from our guests regarding the newer rules of the river. Let me start by saying that nothing has changed for tubing trips above the Gruene bridge on the Guadalupe River. The “ban” is only in effect within the city limits of New Braunfels. There are restrictions in place on the Comal River and on the Guadalupe below the Gruene bridge. The restrictions are not based on what you drink, but on how you bring it to the river. Please follow this link to see the exact rules

 2 Jul 2013, 10:17 am

For a small town, New Braunfels has a lot to offer for the 4th of July. Start the day with a parade. The band begins playing at 8:45am and the parade will begin in front of St. Peter and Paul’s Catholic Church at 9:15am. This will be followed by a one hour program directly following the parade. After you grab a bite to eat for lunch, Gruene Hall is offering 2 free shows;  Danny Brooks (blues) will be performing at 1:00pm and at 7:00pm The Damn Quails (Americana). Enjoy the fireworks at Landa Park at 9:15pm. The fireworks will be preceded with music by Retro FX at 7:00pm at the dance slab in the park. Tune in to 92.1 FM for patriotic music during the fireworks display.

Red, White and New 18 Jun 2013, 1:44 pm

Make reservations for Dry Comal Creek Vineyard’s upcoming event on July 6th. They will be hosting a private tasting of four new wines as they are each paired with dishes prepared by Mie’s in the Village. Reservations must be made no later than July 1st.

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