The Homestead on Fox Ridge
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Among the tranquil, and majestic oaks of a quiet countryside, sits The Homestead on FoxRidge-truly a luxuriously romantic Texas bed and breakfast. The perfect Hill Country lodging and vacation destination for intimate getaways, honeymoons, celebrations and relaxing escapes while enjoying the exciting recreational destinations in the number one vacation destination in Texas - San Antonio!Nestled under a canopy of beautifully aged oak trees, The Homestead on FoxRidge Bed and Breakfast provides a relaxing and peaceful lodging experience in a secluded environment of native wildflowers, roses, ponds and the soothing sounds of falling water. The Bed and Breakfast is located on seventeen acres, only a short drive from the Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio, the nearby Old Town of Helotes and the upscale, open-air shopping at La Cantera and The Rim.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Leta Thomas for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Convenient to major attractions, shopping but also very secluded and quiet.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Best known for relaxation, and the peace and quiet of the countryside, but within minutes to local attractions and major shopping centers. We offer a one-night stay in a very secluded environment makes us unique to this area. We love the drive down the lane from the main road to get to our Inn, the wildflowers in the Spring are spectacular and the coziness of our Suites.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
San Antonio is the number one tourist attraction in Texas!
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
So many of them, but one compliment was that someone felt like they had found what Heaven must be like! You can't get any better than that!
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
I don't think there are any secrets...we brag about our area to everyone!
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Hiking, bird watching, mountain/motor biking, dancing, shopping, dining, antiquing, museums, country music venues, golfing.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
A beautiful stroll down the lane to enjoy the wildflowers in the Spring and the beautiful fall foliage in the fall...plus, you never know when you might spot the endangered golden-cheeked warbler or black capped vireo.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Grey Moss Inn has wonderful steaks and seafood, as well as an extensive wine list.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
How many rooms does your inn have?
One guesthouse and one king suite.
Do you accept pets?
No, sorry. However, the Palm Pet Resort and Spa is within a short driving distance from here.
Weddings and EventsThe Homestead on FoxRidge Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for you to celebrate your special occasion whether it is a wedding, anniversary, or just to celebrate a special memory. Convenient to San Antonio for all your catering needs, our Bed and Breakfast is located in a beautiful and relaxing country atmosphere including water fountains, beds of flowers and wildflower covered hillsides. Ceremonies can be a simple intimate wedding, or may include a small gathering of friends and family. You may want to include in your wedding package the Texas Cactus Blossom, our private guesthouse, or Texas Rose, an elegant suite, with a full breakfast delivered to your door.
Just Say "I Do" Wedding PackagePackage includes an outdoor setting, as well as a framed wedding photograph, fresh floral bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere, wedding cake, bottle of toasting champagne or sparkling cider and a gift certificate for a celebration dinner at one of the area's fine restaurants, which are all selected by The Homestead on FoxRidge staff.Intimate wedding including up to 10 guests, including all the above $1200, plus guest rooms booked.Small wedding including up to 20 guests, including all the above $1700, plus guest rooms booked.Weddings of 20-40 guests, including all the above $3200, plus guest rooms booked.Additional services are available and prices are based on services offered. Please call Andria Cardwell, our Wedding and Event Consultant, at 210-380-9594, for information or questions on Weddings and Events at The Homestead on Fox Ridge. All additional services, equipment, Vendors and Supplies not provided by The Homestead on FoxRidgewill need advance approval.Note -Additional rooms may be available upon 14-day advance notice. Candid wedding photos taken with digital camera, including CD, optional.
Local AttractionsThe Homestead on FoxRidge Bed and Breakfast, located in the beautiful hills of the Texas Hill Country, is a short drive from the most popular vacation destination in Texas, San Antonio! There are many ways one may spend your vacation in this city of great diversity and entertainment, as well as the local art, craft, food and wine festivals that take place across the small towns that make up The Texas Hill Country, most within a short driving distance of The Homestead on FoxRidge Bed and Breakfast.Most convenient to The Homestead on FoxRidge is Old Town Helotes, which hosts First Saturday Trade Days, featuring a variety of food, antiques, local crafts and live music, as well as the annual Cornyval Festival which includes a PRCA rodeo.One of the most visited historical Texas landmarks is "The Alamo". The memories of James Bowie, David Crockett, and William B. Travis are as powerful today as when the Texian Army under Sam Houston shouted "Remember the Alamo!"Also, home to the largest concentration of missions in North America, the Missions Tour provides an interesting look into Texas history. In the 18th century, the Spanish church established five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River. Included in this tour is Mission San Juan, Mission Concepcion, Mission Espada, The Alamo and Mission San Jose.Government Canyon State Natural Area, which borders our property, is known for it's protective habitat of the golden-cheeked warbler and black capped vireo, and is a great place to go bird-watching. The Natural Area has over 11,500 acres of remote gently rolling grasslands to rugged canyons and hills. There are 40 miles of hiking and biking trails Visitors may enjoy as well as a variety of outdoor activities including picnicking, trail running, geocaching, and regularly scheduled guided hikes. Some of the monthly hikes/programs include: Haiku Hike, Hike the Canyon, Explore the Canyon, and Family Fun.While visiting The Homestead on FoxRidge, you may want to enjoy a romantic dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Grey Moss Inn, located a short ten minute drive away. We recommend dining al fresco in the stone walled patio under the branches of massive oak trees, or you may choose to dine by candlelight in the coziness of the romantic interior of the Inn. The Inn, also well known for their extensive wine list, has a wonderful and exciting history of a stagecoach stop in the days when Indians still roamed the southwest and settlers were staking land claims in hopes for a new life out west.Just a short drive into Old Town Helotes, you may also want to choose another dining adventure known by many as the "musical birthplace" of Willie Nelson - John T. Floore's Country Store. Opened in 1942, John T. Floore's Country Store was not a store at all, but a unique Texas Dance Hall and Cafe. Long renowned for it's world famous tamales and homemade bread, there is a full menu of great "Texas Cafe" style food, ice cold beer and a truly unique "Texcentric" atmosphere. Live music venues of well known country artists still perform each week throughout the year.San Antonio is also well known for the fun-filled, family adventures of Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld, which are approximately twenty minutes away.There are so many great places to visit while staying at The Homestead on Foxridge Bed and Breakfast. We can't mention them all here but have included a packet of information in each suite, of the many restaurants, theaters and attractions. We are happy to assist you in making your reservations or purchase tickets to any of the entertainment venues or destinations in San Antonio, Helotes or any of the Hill Country destinations you would like to make a part of your vacation. Please do not hesitate to ask!