326 West Hopkins
San Marcos, TX 78666
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About Us

Welcome to our romantic 1883 Victorian inn and garden complex. Twelve rooms in three buildings surround a garden with roses, fountains, and beautiful old pecan trees. The designer rooms have appeared in numerous publications such as Country Inns, Southern Living, and USA Today. Features include fireplaces, canopied beds, luxurious tubs, TV's, phones, sitting rooms, and horsedrawn carriage rides. Breakfasts are headliner events--Eggs Benedict, Bananas Foster crepes, and raspberry French toast. Fun theme getaways include spa packages, romantic escapes, ladies' shopping adventures, river trips, and original murder mysteries. Come along as we dish up some wonderful Hill Country flavor.

Weddings and Events

Because we are so affordable, our specialties are small weddings, economy weddings (although we regularly do huge expensive ones also!), and last-minute weddings. Short notice doesn't bother us…we love it…give us at least two weeks and we can produce miracles. Of course, long lead times are fine too. Whatever you envision, and especially if "stress-free" is your goal, our highly experienced staff can bring to life.

Tiny Romantic Runaway Weddings ~ Under this scenario, we do the entire package for just the two of you and no more than 20 guests, providing everything from minister and music to cake, carriage, and beautiful setting. Staff and guests will witness, along with a garden full of birds and butterflies. Costs vary from $50 to a luxurious $2,500 escape.

Elegantly Simple Larger Weddings ~ The inn's courtyard, gardens, dining and living areas hold up to 200; but we can cater for up to 400 people anywhere in Central Texas. We've been voted "best caterer" and "best place to have a wedding" in Hays Country multiple times. Our indoor-outdoor venue features rose gardens and fountains, plus towering old pecan trees, and a huge brick-floored courtyard area that can be tented, even enclosed and climate-controlled. We use chandeliers and lots of tiny white lights to create a magical feeling in the tent. The adjacent dining room, great for intimate dinners as well as business meetings, has a fireplace, piano, wetbar, and atrium. The inn is beautiful without being stuffy or formal. Our hallmark is casual, comfortable, simple elegance.

Packages & Spa Services

Spa Services
Enjoy our in-house spa treatments, featuring extraordinary Arbonne Swiss-formulated skin care products.  Massage, relaxing facials, body wraps, hot stone treatments, purifying Jacuzzi soaks, and pedicures…..all done whenever you choose, at the skilled hands of our own registered specialists. After you’ve experienced the products here, take some home. Your skin will notice the difference immediately. Others will notice the difference in just a week or two, because Arbonne products truly are amazing. Being pampered is even more amazing. You deserve it.

Romantic Getaway
If a special occasion is approaching, bring your love to the Crystal River Inn. Our custom-designed romance packages might include champagne, chocolates, flowers, bath baskets, breakfast in bed, fireside picnics, horse-drawn carriages, limousine rides, massages, candles, hot-air ballooning, or a wonderful game called Enchanted Evening. Within any budget, we can devise something unforgettable - we've even buried a room in rose petals! Prices start at $50 in addition to room rates.


Catering Services
Appetizers / Hors D'Oeuvres StationBuffetClean-UpMenu CustomizationPlace SettingsPlated EntreesWaitstaff
Ceremony Options
Ceremony Personalization
Cuisine Style
Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 400
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 50
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 400
Honeymoon Packages
Outdoor Ceremony - Covered
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Covered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 50
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 400
Romantic Suite
Onsite Hotel Services
Continental BreakfastSpa
Onsite Venue Services
Onsite CateringOnsite Wedding CakeOnsite Wedding CoordinationReception Facility
Religious Denomination Supported
Transportation Services Offered
Horse Buggy
Venue Style
Fairy TaleVictorian
Venue Type
Inn / B&B