Work life balance is becoming more important as our world continues to grow connected and simultaneously more complicated. Balancing work, family, finances, hobbies, and self-care, can be a juggling act worthy of a circus performance. From time to time it is important to get away and focus on either self-care or some rest and relaxation with your significant other or spouse. What better way is there than to escape for a weekend and visit all that Texas has to offer? Before you plan your trip, make sure you look into what lodging would best suit you. Here are five questions to ask before booking a bed and breakfast in Texas.
- What type of amenities?
Traveling can be as luxurious as you want it to be. Often times, people enjoy camping and staying at locations or places with minimal amenities so they can connect more with nature and be away from the things in everyday life that bring convenience but have become mundane. Other times, staying in a very comfortable B&B packed full of amenities can be the most relaxing option. Deciding ahead of time on what type of amenities you need to feel relaxed and have a great time, can help you fine tune exactly what you are looking for. The Inn at Dos Brisas has many luxury touches, gourmet cuisine, and even a fully stocked wine cellar.
- Style of lodging
Do you enjoy cozy, country and ranch style houses or are you more into the rustic and forested cabin vibe. Picking out the correct style of lodging can go a long way in enhancing the enjoyment of your stay. Along with deciding on the amenities, picking the style that appeals to you will help create the right atmosphere for your weekend get-a-way. Whether it is a cabin, ranch, cottage, or other unique style- put some real thought into it and you won’t be disappointed. For camping and cabins check out the Trails West Retreat, and for an authentic ranch style experience consider the Happy Hallow Cottage.
Depending on the purpose of your trip, you may want to relax in total silence surrounded by nature, or embark on many adventures in town. Figuring out the events and locations you plan on visiting prior to booking your lodging helps you have logistical control and will enhance your ability to plan a fun vacation. Are you interested in late night dancing, saloons, and live music? Or, are you more into a quiet night at a 5-star restaurant. No matter what you are in the mood for, plan for your B&B to be close by.
Many of us have budget constraints that lead us to overlook some better options when we are deciding on a place to stay. With a little forethought and some planning, you can avoid be constrained by your budget. By selecting the locations you would ideally like ahead of time, you will be able to call ahead, negotiate better prices, or find deals through travel agents and travel websites. Booking ahead of time, well in advance of your dates, can also secure you a better price at times. The Prairie Hill Bed and Breakfast offers a relaxing space perfect for newly weds or couples who want a romantic escape- just make sure to book ahead!
- Family trip or romantic
Finally, you need to know what type of trip this will be. Are you bringing members of your family or heading out solo with your spouse or significant other? Depending on which one you choose, you will need to make sure your lodging has adequate space and necessities to facilitate a comfortable and smooth stay for all.
By asking yourself these five questions, you can guarantee yourself a successful and relaxing get-a-way.