By Fabi R. Gomes | May 6th, 2019
[Mother’s Day flowers are always appreciated, especially when paired with a thoughtful card, but treating Mom to an unforgettable day can make your her feel even more special. Below, the ultimate guide to surprise your mom with the gift of luxury:
1. For Moms Who Want to Unwind
Sitting on 600-acres of oak-covered hills and offering magnificent Hill Country views, the JW Marriot San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa serves as an ideal stay-cation destination. Pamper your deserving mom with a luxury spa day at the resort’s full-service Lantana Spa, offering services including facials, massage therapy, body treatments, spa baths, and nail care. She can also enjoy a charming yet gourmet brunch in a scenic setting at 18 Oaks, the resort’s fine dining restaurant, from 9am to 2pm.
2. A True Culinary Adventure
Texas has a long history of winemaking, especially in the Hill Country region. Located in the heart of Fredericksburg, Fischer and Wieser Specialty Foods features a tasting room with local wines as part of the historic Das Peach Haus, the company’s largest retail store at the edge of a peach orchard, where the Wieser family started it all in 1928. Shop and sip your wine selection while enjoying peaceful views of the pond, or experience a hands-on food experience with a flavorful two-hour class. This immersive experience offers a four-course brunch, lunch, or dinner with wine and notes on local history and culture.
3. Luxury Glamping at an Exclusive Lakefront Treehouse
For unique Hill Country accommodations, visit Spicewood’s Cypress Valley Canopy Tours. Nestled high in the cypress trees, the property offers four unique treehouses (Yoki, Lofthaven, Juniper, and Willow) and one ranch house on the ground (The Nest). While each treehouse sleeps two, the Nest has ample space for the whole family with outside decks and exploration lookouts, two bedrooms, a lounge, and a dining room—all settled above the beautiful creek canyon beside a small waterfall.
4. One of the Area’s Most Sophisticated Resorts
With 34 luxurious villas dotting the property and a breathtaking adults-only pool, La Cantera Resort & Spa is a popular local getaway. Rent a private cabana for the day and enjoy champagne—stocked in your private mini-fridge—while you enjoy picturesque landscapes from the infinity pool. Treat Mom at the 25,000 square-foot Loma de Vida Spa, where she can enjoy the popular “Absolute Texas,” a two-hour massage and scrub with locally made products like honey, shea butter, and lavender.
5. Craft Cocktails in a One-of-a-Kind, Industrial-Chic Environment
Celebrate with a drink at the elegant Hotel Emma at The Pearl, one of San Antonio’s most awe-inspiring hotels. With a modern-rustic interior décor, the Sternewirth Bar sits in a historic brewery and features delicious craft beers and creative handcrafted cocktails. The interior includes a dramatic 25-foot ceiling, cast-iron fermentation tanks that now serve as first-come, first-serve lounge seating, and a repurposed bottle labeler chandelier. Also inside the hotel is an all-encompassing example of a modern twist on a classic. Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewing showcases the scope of Texas’s culinary heritage, with menu offerings ranging from coastal to cowboy to Spanish to German to Creole.
6. Brunch Overlooking the River Walk
Perhaps one of the most visually stunning restaurants in town with its glass conservatory is the tucked-away Ocho Lounge. Located inside the boutique Hotel Havana, the restaurant brings an old-world charm to a chic riverside restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks, both indoors or on the breezeway overlooking the river. With pan-Latin cultural influences from Mexico, Cuba, and Texas, the menu highlights San Antonio’s roots and the luxurious, lush vibes of the restaurant’s Cuban namesake. Rich velvety textures, jewel tones, and bright accents complement the equally gorgeous menu and offerings.
7. World-Class Luxury Lifestyle at a Legendary Hotel
Across the street from Travis Park, The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel is a quick walk from both the River Walk and the Alamo. Built in 1909 but recently renovated with the most luxe finishes and amenities, the venue was rated as one of Conde Nast Traveler’s “Top Hotels in Texas.” The historic building boasts luxurious old-world interiors of Italian marble and Corinthian columns and is considered one of the most luxurious hotels in the country. It has hosted a wide range of film stars, royalty, and other famous guests, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
8. A Traditional Mother’s Day Lunch
You can’t go wrong with the American seafood and steak restaurant Eddie V’s Prime Seafood. Plan in advance and book a private dinner with customized menus, wine-pairing guidance, and free valet parking.
9. A Guided Snorkel Tour
As one of the greatest hidden Texas adventures, nothing will surprise the adventurous mom more than Snorkel TX, providing tours of the beautiful underwater landscape of the San Marcos River. Book your tour to see sunfish, blue tilapia, crayfish, red ear slider turtles, and many more underwater wonders.
10. Award-Winning Wine Tour
Located between Fredericksburg and Stonewall, Becker Vineyards hosts a Mother’s Day luncheon starting at noon on May 12th, along with tastings, tours, wine gift purchases, and picnic areas. The winery is located in a 19th-century German stone barn reproduction and is surrounded by lavender fields. Featured in Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, and the Fine Living Channel and served in The White House, these hand-crafted Bordeaux, Burgundian, and Rhone-styled award-winning wines are enjoyed with fine cuisine or casual fare.
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