Llano County is for lovers

Llano County is for lovers: lovers of wildlife and adventure, lovers of rocky, rugged hills, lovers of rivers and lakes. Tote your true love to Llano County, smack dab in the heart of Texas, for a romantic getaway to remember. 

Snuggle up in a cute cabin hideaway at El Castell on the banks of the Llano River in Castell or surprise your sweet one with a stay in a 1901 historic railroad hotel or converted vintage train car at The Antlers Inn in Kingsland. Even the pickiest lovebirds will find swoon-worthy accommodations and entertainment in Llano County. 

While you’re here, take in a show at the LanTex Theater, home of the Llano Country Opry, or visit a redneck speakeasy at LTX Mercantile. The historic Llano County Courthouse square is chock full of drinking, dining, and shopping options, including Llano Craft Distillery and its award-winning vodka.

Just a bit down the road (insider tip: take the scenic route, Ranch Road 152) is the tiny community of Castell. This is a must-stop, worth-the-drive, blink-and-you-miss-it destination if ever there was one, and you truly must visit. If the Texas Hill Country had a mascot, there is no doubt it would be the Castell General Store, home of the annual Testicle Festival. 

If you are a couple who likes to get adventurous outdoors, you will be smitten with Enchanted Rock State Natural Area on the Llano-Gillespie county line. The towering pink granite dome spans 640 acres and rises 425 feet. It is one of the largest batholiths in the United States. 

Go for a paddle on the Llano River or explore the parks. If you time your visit right, you’ll see bluebonnets popping up in late February and reaching a crescendo in mid- to late March and early April. Llano County’s highways and back country roads are bedecked with wildflowers every spring. It’s easy to find a spot to stop and snap a selfie with your significant other. 

Pack a bag and your lovebug and embark on an adventure in Llano County.