36 Hours In Round Top, Tx
Round Top, TX could be the film set for any love story to small town culture in the United States. The fresh air and quiet of the country paired with quaint historic buildings overflowing with charm make Round Top an ideal getaway for city-dwellers. The addition of some extremely sophisticated shops specializing in a combination of new, antique and rare early 20th century furniture makes this small town a favorite for celebrities, the design elite and modern day treasure hunters alike. Although we can’t encourage limiting yourself to just 36 hours, we reccomend this introduction to one of the world’s most seductively charming cities.
You will need a car in Round Top, even if you are flying private into El Paisano Airport just down the road in Fayetteville. Call us from the road to have drinks delivered to your room upon arrival.
Enjoy a cocktail or a glass of wine on your porch and luxuriate in the quiet. Feel free to explore the grounds when you arrive at Hotel Lulu and snip a bit of rosemary or basil from the garden for your room.
Lavish in a hot shower and the intoxicating scent of the Le Labo bath products in your room to rinse the travel off and prepare for the evening.
Walk to our restaurant on the property, Lulu’s, located in a historic stone building from the early 1800’s. You will find classic rustic Italian fare with fresh ingredients and a gorgeous wine list. You can’t go wrong with any of the dishes but we highly reccomend the Burratta salad to start.
Finish your evening with a night cap at Il Cuculo, our hotel bar. The interiors have been hand-painted from floor to ceiling and transport you into a another world or maybe that’s the martini talking.
Order breakfast (in advance) and take breakfast in bed...use the champagne in your minibar to turn your orange juice into a mimosa for a truly indulgent start to your day.
Put on your walking shoes and head to some of Round Top’s iconic shopping destinations. Henkel Square, Rolland Square and everything in between offer a great selection of furniture, small objects for the home, baked goods, and vintage clothing. Curate by Stash and Townsend Provisions are two of our favorite places to pick up gifts for ourselves and others.
After you finish exploring the town on foot, jump in your car to visit some of our favorite shops at Round Top Village and Round Top Ranch Antiques. Courtney Barton offers an incredible selection of linens, soft goods and homegoods at Round Top Village. Round Top Ranch Antiques is a European dreamscape full of exquisite antique furniture and even some unusual finds.
There is nothing like lunch on the patio at Mandito’s. Authentic small town Tex-Mex and a margarita is the perfect way to recharge after a morning of shopping.
Spend the afternoon touring some truly experiential works of art. The painted churches of Texas are truly a sight to be seen and one of the best kept secrets in Texas. You will find small gold stars in our hotel bar, Il Cuculo, that were inspired by the gorgeous hand-painted ceiling in Dubina.
The Painted Churches of Texas date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, when Czech and German immigrants came to Texas. You can arrange for a guided tour through the Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce or explore at your own pace between 9am-4pm.
After a long day of shopping a sightseeing an in-room massage is the perfect way to complete your afternoon. Arrange your massage in advance and Gloria will meet you in your room when you are ready. Level up your massage by trying one of the 111Skin sheet masks in your in room beauty bar while Gloria works her magic--your glowing skin will be all anyone can talk about at dinner.
Walk down tthe street to The Garden Co. for dinner and enjoy their elevated country cuisine. The brussel sprouts are a crowd pleaser and definitely don’t skip dessert.
End your night at Il Cuculo, because you can never spend enough time in this gorgeous bar.
Begin your day with one of our favorite local yoga teachers with a private session by the pool.
Head back to Lulu’s for the most coveted brunch table in town. From American classics to Italian specialties, Lulu’s offers a solid brunch that will impress even the most expert Sunday Funday enthusiasts.
After brunch head over to Festival Hill to wonder the walking paths, gardens and historic buildings on campus.
Stop by Popi Burger in the original General Store Building to grab lunch. A burger and an ice-cold beer is the perfect way to end a small town getaway and send you off with a smile on your face.