Commonly known as the "Pecan Capital of the World," San Saba is within 10-minutes of your new homesite at Rocky Hollow. Come discover what many already have, this town is truly a gem of a place, filled with beauty and charm. Situated right in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, San Saba prides itself on not only its beautiful views and landscapes, but also its sense of community and friendly neighbors. Enjoy a stroll outside in the warm country air or jog while watching the sunset - anything is possible when you live in a place like San Saba. With home-owned retail businesses and restaurants lining the streets, an award-winning 18-hole municipal golf course, an RV park, two suspension bridges, national registry tree, historic buildings and churches, and the oldest fully functional jail in the nation. San Saba has really made a name for itself far beyond just being known for its many, many pecans!
San Saba boasts diverse appeal, infinite relaxation, and all the charm of small-town Texas. Lovers of the outdoors find themselves at home in nature hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Wine and food lovers can slow down, gathering to enjoy local fare at Oliver and Co. or sip respected wines from local vintners, including Wedding Oak Winery. Explore historical downtown, perusing one of Texas's largest selections of boots and hats at Harry's Boots, artisan confections and craftsman goods at J.C. Campbell Co. & Mercantile. The newly renovated Dofflemyer Hotel houses overnighters in big-city luxury accommodations with all the boutique charm fitting the town's unique history. With small-town roots and Texas-sized spirit, San Saba is sure to be more than you ever imagined.
Local Parks & RecreationSan Saba offers plenty of outdoor recreation with nearby parks, nature preserves, and water features. Come explore the many sights and relax in the beautiful sunshine, while enjoying a picnic, hike, or casting a line.
Mill Pond Park features Mill Pond and Sunny Beach plus waterfalls, foot bridges, a recreational court for basketball, and a gazebo for picnics and family gatherings. The park also includes baseball parks and an "all weather” track facility. The San Saba Civic Center and the San Saba County Museum are also housed within the park.
Risien Park features a natural presentation of hill country landscaping. This park also houses a pavilion which can be used for special occasions. The picnic area offers beautiful vistas of pristine waters and ancient pecans.
San Saba River Nature Park features the city's first waterworks, a birding blind, and a beautiful greenbelt perfect for walking, biking, and fishing. It is the latest jewel in San Saba's chain of beautiful parks.
San Saba River Golf Course - The Best-Kept Secret in Texas
When you come play the San Saba River Golf Course, you will enjoy some of the best golf in the Hill Country. Whether you are hoping to improve your game, or simply enjoy a day of San Saba golf, this course is an excellent choice for individual or group play. The picturesque golf course will allow you to focus on your golf game and leave the distractions of life behind. The professionally engineered course will challenge you to lower your score on the pristine fairways, numerous water hazards and carefully placed grass traps. After your round of golf, you will be ready to return and play again and again.
Visit The Friendliest Town In Texas The Next Time You Need A Pick-Me-Up
February 15, 2022 by Katie Lawrence | onlyinyourstate.com
As the official "Deer Capital of Texas”, Llano, Texas, located just 20-minutes from Rocky Hollow, features a charmingly nostalgic town square, stunning rock formations, unique shops, and historic sites. There is so many unique things to do in this town, you'll want to keep coming back! Keep your eyes open for the plethora of decorated deer statuary scattered around town. The highlight of the collection, standing outside the Llano Red Top Jail, is a tattooed deer wearing prison stripes and a ball and chain. Schedule a private tour of the historic penitentiary (built in 1895) or catch a show at the 1927 LanTex Theater, one of the last remaining single-screen movie theaters in the state! Aside from film screenings, the theater also hosts concerts, plays, and the Llano County Opry on the second Saturday of each month. For a history lesson, stop by the Llano County Museum. Dating back to 1900 when it was Bruhl's Drugstore, the building's original soda fountain remains on display.
Join the line outside Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que. The family-owned joint is known for its juicy, two-inch-thick "Big Chop” pork chop that's cooked straight over coals. One of Cooper's most famous fans is President George W. Bush, who declared it his favorite barbecue restaurant. Save room for the mac ‘n' cheese, which is loaded with jalapeños and bacon. The giant turkey sign in front of Inman's Kitchen Bar-B-Q makes it hard to miss. While they serve a variety of smoked meats and house-made sides, the turkey sausage is its signature can't-miss dish. Snag a seat at one of the cozy couches at Fuel Coffee House, just off the main square. The small coffee shop hosts free weekly concerts and serves up a free community dinner every Sunday from 5 to 6 p.m. that's open to anyone.
Stay overnight at the Dabbs Railroad Hotel, established in 1907, which was once a favorite haunt of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The newly renovated bed-and-breakfast is the last of the old Texas Railroad and River Hotels. Take advantage of the large back deck for a great view of the Llano River. The hotel is located within walking distance of the main square.
Stocked with Lone Star State–themed apparel and books, Texana Outfitters is one of the best shops near the main square. Pick up one of its craft beer or taco cookbooks. Luna Blue is a women's apparel store with a wide range of dresses and shoes, as well as a small children's section with a focus on unicorn paraphernalia.
Every year on the first Saturday of July, Llano hosts its Rock'N River Fest event on the banks of the Llano River at Badu Park. Major draws for this year's festival include jet-ski races, a pet parade, a car show, and a fireworks display after dark. For another great pyrotechnic display, head to the banks of the river on the Fourth of July. The event has earned the reputation as the Hill Country's premier fireworks show, so bring a blanket and arrive early to nab a spot.
Austin is known as the "Live Music Capital of the World," but that's just the beginning. This vibrant and eclectic city is not only home to amazing music, but also a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping, and beautiful outdoor spaces. You can just as easily spend your morning paddling the lake as you can strolling through a celebrated history museum. It is also home to unique attractions, world-class museums and beautiful outdoor spaces. All this is only about a two hour drive from your dream home in San Saba Hills!
There's a reason Austin is often ranked one of the fittest cities in the country. From cycling to stand-up paddle boarding, water-biking to leisurely canoe-paddling - Austin offers an abundance of outdoor activities. With 300 days of sunshine and an average temperature of 68 degrees, being active in Austin comes naturally. The Austin Golf Trail has assembled some of Austin's finest golf courses. Combining diverse topography, big name designers like Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones, Austin is the perfect setting for year-round golfers. GOLF Magazine has even deemed Austin as "The Best Golf City in America!" It's only fitting that the hometown of Lance Armstrong have some pretty killer bike trails, and Austin does not disappoint. The city was even ranked the 13th best city to bike in the United States by Bicycling Magazine. Austin's Parks and Recreation Department oversees more than 16,682 acres of land, which contains 206 parks, 12 preserves (sanctuaries for native plants, native animals, and unique natural features), and 26 greenbelts. These areas are open to the public daily and offer a great escape from the bustling city lifestyle.
Events, Food & Drink
Find something that speaks to you while browsing Austin's unique shops. Or make plans to partake in one of Austin's many events or festivals throughout the year. The Austin Marathon draws 20,000 runners from around the world. The Austin Food & Wine Festival showcases the best innovative cuisine. "Fun Fun Fun Fest" is known as the nation's best underground punk and alternative music festival; and Fantastic Fest, which features sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and other genre films, has become a favorite of film buffs and celebrities alike. Even literary fans aren't left out with the Annual Austin Book Fair featuring over 100 renowned authors from around the globe. SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conferences and Festivals expand every year and the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park has performances by more than 100 bands. Our menus are memorable thanks to celebrated staples like breakfast tacos, as well as Tex-Mex treats paired with top shelf pitchers of margaritas at off the beaten path places. And let's not forget about the out of this world queso, which is a staple favorite of locals. Then there are the water-front locales on Lake Austin or Lake Travis. Or get yourself some BBQ at laid-back locales. And, no Austin visit is complete without a park-and-eat experience at any of our many personality-plus food truck and trailer venues.
Education & The Arts
The University of Texas at Austin offers continuing education degrees and opportunities, as one of the largest public universities in the United States and the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students. More than 3,500 master's and doctor's degrees and 8,700 bachelor's degrees are awarded annually in more than 170 fields of study and 100 majors. Austin is not only home to some world-class museums like the Blanton, with the nation's largest University-owned collection on exhibit, and the Harry Ransom Center, featuring the First Photograph and Gutenberg Bible, it is also home to plenty of artists themselves. Austin has a growing art scene and is becoming more of a breeding ground for creative minds. You can explore the work of designers, painters, sculptors, writers, photographers, dancers and musicians here, at any time of year, any day of the week, in a variety of venues. With Oscar nominated filmmakers like Richard Linklater and blockbuster filmmakers like Robert Rodriguez calling the city home, Austin is even making its mark in the film industry. MovieMaker Magazine once ranked Austin #1 on their list of "Best Cities in the U.S. to Live, Work, and Make Movies."