Equinox Inn
at Biscuit Hill

Charming Guest Suites at Canyon Lake, Texas

Activities

On site

On site

Equinox Inn at Biscuit Hill property offers a chance to slow down, take a deep breathe and relax for a bit....

Feeding our Biscuit Hill deer is a guest favorite activity. It takes more than a week to see & do all our area has to offer.

Nature Trail, White Tail Deer, Board & Table Games, Reading Library, Hammocks, Sunsets, Stargazing, Special Events, Gift Shop, Picnic Area with Grills, and Bird Watching

One Mile Away:
Canyon Lake, Swimming Cove, Boat Ramp, Fishing

3 Miles Away:                                                                                                 Stahlman's at Bear Creek Farmer's Market & Full Deli (BBQ served weekends only, and homemade chili served all Winter long daily)

Five Miles Away:
Live music outdoors at: White Water on The Horse Shoe, Guadalupe River

Calendar of Events Throughout the Year - See specific locations below

See our blog for the latest info on what is happening in the area.


Local Area

Local Area

When contacting any of the businesses listed here, please let them know you found them on the Equinox Inn at Biscuit Hill web site. Click on business logo or link below to see their web sites & click on Activities & Events button to view more that is available.

Live Music

Gruene Hall: Texas' oldest dance hall
www.gruenehall.com

Gruene Hall Friday Afternoon Club: May thru September from 5 - 7 PM, you can enjoy happy hour, prize giveaways, and be part of a live broadcast from KNBT 92.1 FM. (NO COVER)

Gruene Hall Two Ton Tuesdays: Come dance the night away and enjoy some great music from Two Tons of Steel Band live every Tuesday night from Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Show begins at 8 PM.

Tavern in the Gruene: 830-608-0438

Canyon Lake Adventures: 830-832-4155 www.canyonlakeadventures.com

River Road Ice House: www.riverroadicehouse.com

Whitewater on the Horseshoe: www.whitewaterrocks.com

KNBT Radio provides up to date music listing for all the area music venues. Click to view.

Antique/Outlet Shopping

Hike/Bike Trails  

All Lake/River Water Sports

Gruene Trade Days (Saturday & Sunday): Runs every 3rd weekend April thru December

 
Click on the names below to see their web site or information:

Fishing Reports  (Lake & River)
Water Craft Rentals (Lake)
Live Entertainment - Brauntex Theater
Marburger Orchard (5 miles south of Fredricksburg on Hwy 87)
Bat Viewing Locations in the Hill Country
Texas Ski Ranch
Gruene Market Days
Texas Trail Riding Company
Schlitterbahn Water Park


State Parks

Guadalupe River SP

Blanco SP

Pedernales Falls SP

Lyndon B. Johnson SP

Old Tunnel SP

Enchanted Rock SP


Restaurants

Restaurants

Below you'll find a listing of our recommended restaurants in the Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Gruene, and Driftwood areas.

Please click on any of their links to view their website, and let them know you found them on the Biscuit Hill Bed & Breakfast web site as well.

All locations listed have a rating - 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), distance, and directions from Biscuit Hill provided. They are listed in from the closest to the farthest from Biscuit Hill.

Rating
Distance (miles)
Name
Cuisine
Directions from Biscuit Hill
4
3
Granny D's
Home Cooking & sandwiches
Turn Left at stop sign on 2673- go 3 miles it is on the Left (Dinner is served 5-9pm Friday thru Tuesday only - Closed Wednesday & Thursday nights)
3
3
Fox's Pizza
Will deliver- Great Hot Subs as well
Turn Left at stop sign on 2673-go 3 miles- it is on the left
5
15
Macadoos
Upscale seafood
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673- take 1st road on Left  and go to traffic light. Turn Left  onto 46 Turn Left onto Landa -go to light just before the square & turn Right It is on Left.
3
3.5
Anchor's Landing
Home Cooking
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673-go 3 to light. Turn left at light to 1st street off to right (1/2 mile) it is on the right
4
5
Jay & Diane's Horseshoe Grill
Our favorite local hamburger spot!
And a favorite of Norm Hitzges
Turn Left at stop sign on 2673-go 4 miles into Sattler- It's off to the right in a group of shops across the street from US POST OFFICE-Call 830-964-2263 Open 'till 7 weekdays & 5 pm Saturday/Sunday  - FRIENDLY Service
2
4
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673-go 4 miles into Startzville- it is on the right
3
5
Daisy Dukes Bar & Grill
Bar BQ, Sandwiches, Dance Floor & Live Music weekends
Turn Left at stop sign on 2673- go 5 miles it is on the Right just before FM 306  - Open Summer only (Open during Summer Only)
4
5
Canyon Lake Golf Club Restaurant
American upscale -has a lake view - full bar & Sports Bar
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673-go to 1st traffic light. Turn Right. This road will dead in into Watts Lane. Turn right.  Its on the Left.
4
10
Italian Garden Café
All popular dishes including pizza-Some booths have a lake view
Turn Left at stop sign on 2673-go to 1st traffic light. Turn Left. This road will dead in into 306. Turn Left & drive 3.4 miles. Its on the right.
3
10
Lucky's Restaurant & Sports Bar
Seafood to Burgers - Views of the lake & patio waterfall in Summer
Turn Left at stop sign on 2673-go to 1st traffic light. Turn Left. This road will dead in into 306. Turn Left & drive 3 miles. Its on the right next to Exxon Gas Station www.luckyskitchenandcoctails.com
4
15
River House Tea Room
Lunch only - Soups & Sandwiches - Texas Wines & Flavored Teas
Turn Left at stop sign on 2673- go 5 miles 'till it dead ends on 306. Turn Right and go to next traffic light. Turn Right into Gruene - This road will split take the Right - it is on the Right
3
15
Grist Mill
Home Cooking - river view dining - food just OK - Great Ambiance
Turn Left at stop sign on 2673- go 5 miles 'till it dead ends on 306. Go Right to next traffic light. Turn Right into Gruene - it's behind Gruene Hall - food is average, but ambiance is nice
5
15
Liberty Bistro
American Upscale, great service, bar & food - In historic Records Build just off the square
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673- take 1st road on Left  and go to traffic light. Turn Left  onto 46 Turn Left onto Landa -Take it until you see the Bistro sign for parking on Left.
4
15
Los Cucos
Mexican - Good Service & Wonderful Extensive Menu - Even has good seafood & ribs
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673 - go to top of hill and take 2722 off to the left - it will dead end into 46 - make a Left and go to Loop 337 -take a Left on to the Loop it is about 3 more miles Take Left at Hunter Road & it will be on Right 1/2 block
5
15
Gruene River Grill
Upscale menu, but not price Drink & food specials at Happy Hour
Turn Left at stop sign on 2673- go 5 miles 'till it dead ends on 306. Go Right to next traffic light. Turn Right into Gruene - At stop sign go Left take 2nd turn-in to Right go all the way to the back of lot and follow signs to enter
4
15
Johnny Carino's
Country Italian  
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673 - go to top of hill and take 2722 off to the left - it will dead end into 46 - make a Left and go to Loop 337 -take a Left on to the Loop it is about 3 more miles Take Left at Hunter Road & it will be on you Right next to Rudy's Bar B Q
4
15
Huisache Grill
pronounced (Wee Sach)
South West - The food / wine & beer menu is wonderful - Plan on spending some time there due to long waits almost any night of the week unless you go before 6pm.
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673 - go to top of hill and take 2722 off to the left - it will dead end into 46 - make a Left and go to Landa - Turn Left on Landa 'till you get to the New Braunfels Square - follow traffic flow to right and take 1st street you come to (San Antonio) - Cross rail road tracks and take first driveway to left.  It is behind the street building. There is parking in front and in back.
5
18
Clear Springs 
Best catfish in the whole area - WONDERFUL Steaks & good prices
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673 - go to top of hill and take 2722 off to the left - it will dead end into 46 - make a Left and go to Loop 337 -take a Left on to the Loop -Go under I35 it should be about 3-5 more miles on the Right
5
18
The Vineyards
Romantic Italian out in the country side in an actual vineyard.  Reservations required!  Wine Tasting & Picnic lunch available from noon-4pm as well as dinner.  1-830-980-8033
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673 - go to top of hill and take 2722 off to the left - it will dead end into 46 - make a Left then go Right on FM1863 (flashing light) -go Left on to 3009 -Restaurant about 1-2 more miles on the Right
4
19
Mamacita's
Good Mexican - Great Margaritas - Great Sea Food Dishes - Best Tortillas
Turn Right at stop sign on 2673 - Take Left on to 2722 - 'till dead end at 46 - make a Left go to Loop 337 -Go under bridge & Left to the Loop take Business 35 Right - it is in the Mall
5
? Miles / 45 minute drive
Salt Lick
Bar B Q
If you have the time - Don't miss this place!! Offers entertainment while you wait & you will wait.  Celebes & sports stars go here when they are in the area
Get a Texas Map - that is our best suggestion - The restaurant is outside of Driftwood, TX across from Ben McCoullgh Ranch


Wineries

Wineries

Activities - Hill Country Vineyards and Wineries

There are 45 vineyards/wineries within 45 miles of Biscuit Hill and the closest one is only a little over 1 mile, one is 10 miles away & 2 more are only 15 miles away. The Texas Hill Country Wine Trail starts here. There is so much to see and do along the way as you meander from winery to winery, We are unable to provide links to all the wineries, but we have a few of them with their links below. We also have the Texas State Association link & a Wine Events web site link below as well.

Enjoy the wine trail in a chauffeured limo, see their web site for details. Wine Tours of Texas or Curtis Walker Limousines. Walker is out of San Antonio, and is the closest.

Biscuit Hill's Sip N See Trails:
We have put together an itinerary of things to see and do while you go about our immediate area sipping wine. This way you won't miss a thing along the way that may be of interest to you. (all stops are optional) The trail can take all day to do if you do everything on it, so make your plans accordingly. When you make your reservation, let us know you would like a Sip N See Trail itinerary and we will have one waiting for you on your arrival.

Below we have provided links to some of the Wineries so you can see if they have any special events going on while you are in our area.


Dry Comal Creek is our closest Vineyard/Winery. They are on Sip N See Trail Guide #1 Click on their logo to go to their site.


Fawn Crest Vineyards at Canyon Lake offers dry wines only, and is a boutique vineyard smaller than the major vineyards listed here. Wayne & Patty are great hosts, and you will be enjoying your wine tasting overlooking the vineyards, and Canyon Lake. They are open Noon - 6pm Saturday & Noon - 4pm Sundays only, but they will be offering Lake View Sunset Tastings with heavy Hors d'oeuvres by advanced booking in the future, so check back here to see their notice of this new offering. Or you can call their number and speak with them concerning the Sunset Tastings. They are on our Sip-N-See Trail Guide #1. 830-935-2407


Winery On The Gruene is a new winery that opened in November of 2008. It is a custom winery where you and your friends can gather to make your own wine or sit back and relax with a glass of custom made wine for your enjoyment. Make your special occasion even better by making your own wine and designing your own original label. Wine is sold by the glass and by the bottle as well as offering tastings. Call: 830-608-1976. Located in Gruene at 1308 Gruene Road by the Guadalupe River. This winery is on our Sip-N-See Trail #1.


The Grapevine is a wine tasting room located in Gruene, Texas specializing in Texas wines. We have one of the largest selections of Texas wines and offer complimentary tastings dailiy. We sell wine by the glass and the bottle and offer discounts on case prices. In addition we sell an assortment of cheese and crackers that customers may enjoy with a glass of wine on our front porch. Special tastings are available for small parties on a limited basis. This winery is on our Sip-N-See Trail #1.  Call : 830-606-0093


La Cruz De Comal


Bella Vista is the only commercial olive oil producing grove in the state of Texas. It also has a vineyard, and pick your own Black Berry events in season. They offer tours daily.


Driftwood Vineyards and Winery have a wonderful selection of more unusual wines. Many of the wineries have places to picnic, this is a good place to enjoy the countryside as you picnic. See the web link for more details.


Texas Hills Vineyards and winery make a great physical statement. They have a wonderful Port and their sweet wines can't be beat. they also offer cheese and other goodies for sale in their gift shop. Go to their web site to get more detail.


Garrison Brothers Distillery is the only "legal" bourbon distillery. It is located in Hye Texas on the 290 wine trail. Hye is between Blanco and Stonewall. When you stay at Biscuit Hill, our guests get VIP passes for a tour and tasting.


Woodrose Winery is outside Stonewall and is the 1st vinery you come to on our Sip N See Trail Guide #3. We love the individual tasting tables instead of standing up at a bar with 20 other people as is the case everywhere else. They even offer for an additional price a cheese and cracker tray to enjoy while you are being served your wines.


Torre di Pietra Vineyards - is the next stop on Sip N See Guide #3. It has the best gift shop of all the wineries, and their wines are wonderful as well. You have to buy one if not just for the labels they have on their wines. What a treat!!! I know you will enjoy this one.


Lost Creek Vineyards & Winery are off Hwy 71 on RR2233


Texas State Vineyard Association


Local Wine Events

Get on their News Letter to be notified for all the Hill Country Wine Events. This is a wonderful web site for wine & food lovers.


To make a lodging reservation, just click on the Availability Icon below. We know you will enjoy the Texas Hill Country Wines, and our Luxury Romantic
Biscuit Hill Inn. We also offer a special Hill Country Wine Trail Package that can be added to any room booking. See the details of this package by clicking on
"Wine Country Trail Package"

 


Golf

Golf

Canyon Lake Golf Club

830-899-3301
Driving Range is open 7 AM to Dusk Daily
Course is open 7 AM to Dusk Daily
19th Hole & Sports Bar is open 8 AM to 9 PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday  & 8 AM to 8 PM weekdays.

Social Packages for non members will be coming soon. These packages will combine golf, drinks, food, swimming, weight room, and tennis in assorted packages for one fee. Check back in late January or early February for further information.

The Bandit Golf Club

Landa Park Golf Course

Canyon Lake Golf & Country Club

Canyon Springs Golf Course

Vaaler Creek Golf Course


Adventures

Adventures

Adventures - at Canyon Lake

The Canyon Lake & New Braunfels area is lucky to have many adventure options. Besides our well known water sports, we offer such adventure destinations as zip lines, hiking & biking trails, wild animal viewing, horse back riding & racing, and much more. Below you will find a few options you may consider.

In addition to the Canyon Lake adventure options listed below, we also have links to other adventure options for:


Canyon Lake Gorge Tours

The Gorge was carved out of the earth during the 2002 flood over the lake's spillway. Guided tours are now available, but usually book up early. You would need to book with them at least a month in advance. Click on the tours link here to get all the information. The Canyon Lake Gorge is a beautiful and natural insight into the geology and hydrologic dynamics of Glenrose limestone in Comal County near Canyon Lake.


Wimberley Zip line Adventures

Pricing and Reservations:

Tours are $60 per person, which includes parking, equipment, training, guided walking tour, bottled water, and of course, the full 8 run zip line adventure that covers 15 miles over the 8 runs.

A $30 deposit is required for each tour at the time of booking with the balance due upon your arrival. This is a non-refundable deposit unless you cancel one week ahead of your scheduled tour time and even then we may not be able to fill your spot on the tour.

Advanced reservations are required for every tour. Make reservations prior to arriving at Biscuit Hill. These tours fill up fast.

Tour times are:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Closed on Tuesdays): 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM (5:00 PM Available for large groups during summer hours).
Sunday: 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM (5:00 PM Available for large groups during summer hours).
Call to check availability and make reservations. Phone Number: 512-847-9990


Canyon Lake Bike Rentals: 830-935-4588


Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch: Open daily 9am - 5pm


Natural Bridge Caverns: Open daily 9am - 5pm


Animal World & Snake Farm: Open Daily


Guadalupe River Trail: 1 1/4 mile trail (one way)


Back Pack Picnic For Two $25

Includes all non perishable food items for your adventure out in the Hill Country.
* Peanut Butter & Honey Sandwiches on 7 Grain Bread (choose chunky or smooth peanut butter)
* Sun Chips
* Vegetable Sticks
* Dried Fruit Mix
* Granola Bars
* Bottled Water


Water Sports

Water Sports

The Canyon Lake & New Braunfels area is the most visited area for Texas Water Sports.

Canyon Lake supports all the usual lake water sports enthusiasts activities such as boating, fishing, sailing, wave runners, and one that you don't find everywhere, scuba diving. Come enjoy our azure water with its islands and Hill Country panoramas. The pictures we have provided here don't do it justice.

Canyon Lake also has 2 air conditioned party boats that can take you out for a number of activities such as Adventure Cruises, Swimming Cruises, Sunset Cruises, and more. The Cruise goes out of Canyon Lake Marina and their information is below.

In addition to the Canyon Lake adventure options listed below, we also have links to options for:

We are providing links or information to some of the River Outfitters below.  Please let them know you found them from the Biscuit Hill B&B web site when you book your rentals.  There is also a hiking trail just below the dam.


Rio Raft offers Equinox Inn at Biscuit Hill Guests showing our business card a 20% discount on all equipment rentals year around. They offer guided river trips, and Trout Fishing as well.

877-746-7238


Canyon Lake Adventures - Is a full service water sport company for Canyon Lake. They also rent Paddle Boards, as well as jet packs & all the standard watercraft rentals. Please go to their web site to see all they offer 830-832-4155


Gruene River Outfitters


Nature Guadalupe River Hiking Trail


Canyon Lake Sunset Boat Tours


Canyon Lake Marina


Animal World & Snake Farm: Open Daily


Guadalupe River Trail - 1 1/4 mile trail (one way)


Canyon Lake


Inks Lake


Lake Austin


Lake Buchanan


Lake Travis


Lake Marble Falls


Lake LBJ


Schlitterbaun Water Park


Landa Park


Green Vacations

Green Vacations

Biscuit Hill and the Canyon Lake/Guadalupe River area make a wonderful destination for a Green Vacation. Tube, raft or kayak on one of Texas' most popular rivers which is only 5 miles from Equinox Inn at Biscuit Hill. Bring your sail boat or rent a kayak, and enjoy the azure waters of Canyon Lake.

If water is not your thing, the area offers 5 hiking trails, 3 bike trails, and 2 zip line companies. You can go to the Wimberley Zip Line Co. or Natural Bridge Caverns for a wonderful tour, fly down lines after a rock climb, pan for gem stones, or take the South Cave tour and experience what the founders of the cave did so many years ago. All your gear for this adventure is provided. See all of our tabs under "Adventure" to see even more Green Vacation ideas.

Equinox Inn at Biscuit Hill has always promoted the "Green" way of living. Here are just the highlights we have been doing for some time now.

  • Recycle everything that is recyclable (this includes all plastics)
  • Composting food scraps
  • Run our dishwashers only when full
  • Clean our glass tables & mirrors with micro-clothes instead of chemicals
  • We use CFL bulbs where ever we can
  • Outdoor lights are on a timer
  • Our grounds are watered by an aerobic waste system that recycles ALL of Equinox Inn at Biscuit Hill's water

 

717 Colleen Drive, Canyon Lake, TX 78133, United States  
P: (830) 899-4800  
E: innkeeper@equinox-inn.com