Holiday Brunch With Santa at Hillside Boutique Hotel in Castroville on Sunday, Dec 2 & 9
Hillside Boutique Hotel will be filled with holiday magic next month as they host a holiday brunch with Santa who will be listening to Christmas wishes and offering photos ops.
Nestled in the quaint town of Castroville, the rustically modern Hillside Boutique Hotel will be filled with holiday magic when Santa makes an early stop. On Sunday, Dec 2 and Dec 9, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., guests can enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of activities, including brunch with the big guy himself in the Texas Bistro.
Perched on 13 acres of hilltop overlooking the Medina River Valley and the historic town below, the family owned and operated Hillside Boutique Hotel (formerly the Hotel Alsace) has been lovingly renovated with a passion for design and artisan touches that rival some of the finest destination retreats.
“It’s just a 20-minute drive from downtown San Antonio, but it feels like it’s worlds away,” says owner Joseph Winkler, an architect whose eye for detail and aesthetic is at the heart of the recent renovation. “It’s a place where people can slow down, connect and step off the grid, while still enjoying modern amenities.”
During the holidays, the charm of the hotel’s Hill Country modern style comes to life with hundreds of twinkling lights and festive Christmas trees dotting the picturesque landscape.
The brunch menu includes a carving station, waffle and pancake station, a build your own parfait station, and much more. Guests can dine in the expansive 1,500 square-foot ballroom, outfitted with Victorian-era inspired chandeliers, as they enjoy the sounds of seasonal classics from a live DJ and take in the beautiful vistas from the large windows that provide an unobstructed view of the property and the rolling hills beyond. Customized glass and iron doors open to reveal more seating, and areas to just kick back, relax, and take in the atmosphere.
The little ones will be entertained with coloring, cookie decorating, and writing and delivering lists to Santa, who will be on hand to hear Christmas wishes, and pose for photos.
“Castroville is such a magical place to visit, especially during the holidays,” says Winkler. “We are often referred to by our guests as a ‘best-kept secret’… we look forward to becoming an established holiday tradition.”
Looking for something to get you into the holiday spirit? An Old Fashion Christmas happens Nov 30th – Dec 1st in Castroville. Check out the details here.
About Hillside Boutique Hotel
Hillside Boutique Hotel is located on a 13-acre hilltop in Castroville, Texas. Renovated in 2018 by local owners, the 38-room hotel boasts a Hill Country modern design with custom artisan touches and panoramic views. Just 17 miles from SeaWorld and 26 miles from downtown San Antonio, Hillside Boutique Hotel offers visitors a relaxing retreat conveniently close to area attractions. Amenities include a full-service spa with an array of customized services, a hilltop swimming pool with panoramic views and poolside cabanas, and the outdoor Arbor – home to the Hillside Concert Series, Yoga on the Hill and more. Guests can enjoy a modern twist on comfort food with indoor and outdoor dining at the 2,600 square-foot Texas Bistro, or relax and enjoy drinks and appetizers in the rustic Barrel Room. Hillside Boutique Hotel offers 4,500 square-feet of indoor event space with additional acreage outdoors. A perfect wedding venue, the hotel offers a two-bedroom, two-bath honeymoon suite with outdoor living and dining areas. With luxury amenities, artisan decor, and event spaces for up to 200, the hotel is ideal for both business and leisure. Visit hillsidetexas.com or call (830) 538-3200 for more information.