Hillside Is Serving Up Plenty to Be Thankful For This Holiday Season From Fabulous Feasts & Holiday Finds to Foot Massages
Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and give thanks for indulgent convenience as you gather ’round Hillside’s Thanksgiving table for a day of family, fun, and feasting. On Thursday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., guests can dine on a traditional array of chef-prepared dishes at the Hillside Thanksgiving Buffet. Tickets for adults are $38 each, $18 for children, and little one’s ages six and under eat free.
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Imagine relaxing in the hill country modern setting of the Hillside Texas Bistro, taking in the panoramic vistas of the Medina River Valley in all its seasonal splendor as you dine on a dinner fit for a king.
Chef David Hill and his team have created a menu of mouthwatering Thanksgiving fare, prepared in his signature style using the freshest ingredients for a true Texas feel. From a carving station filled with fried turkey, and maple glazed ham, to a buffet laden with everyone’s favorite sides including mashed potatoes, cranberry relish, brown sugar glazed sweet potatoes, and more, it’s everything you love about the holiday—without the clean-up! Fresh, leafy mixed greens with assorted toppings and dressings and a sinfully delicious selection of pies and cobblers round out the feast.
And don’t worry about the kids getting restless! There are plenty of activities on hand to keep them entertained. Family-friendly games such as Lines and Dots, mad-libs and more as well as Thanksgiving-themed coloring pages and other arts and crafts invite them to use their imaginations and create something special to take home. Or they can head outside on the vast lawn for games including Cornhole, giant checkers or a giant Jenga board.
“Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family and give thanks that we can all be together,” says Jana Winkler who, along with her husband Joseph are the owners of Hillside Boutique Hotel. “Being a family-run business, we understand the importance of creating a place where families can come and spend quality time together dining, playing, and just enjoying one another.”
Give Thanks for Holiday Spa Deals and Gift Grab Steals
Need a little more to be thankful for? How about an early Black Friday shopping special? Thanksgiving Buffet guests can get a jump-start on gift giving (and get a little something for themselves) with the highly anticipated Hillside Spa Annual Gift Card Sale. With every purchase of a $100 or more on a spa gift card, guests receive a $10 off coupon for themselves or someone else to spend on things like signature custom facials, relaxing aromatherapy massages, pampering body scrubs, or manicures and pedicures. Or take advantage of the Fall special, a Sparkling Cranberry Brown Sugar Scrub with a selection of hot teas, now 25% off, perfect for polishing the skin and delighting the senses.** You can put a little TLC under the tree with spa retail products including the rich and fragrant line of Malin & Goetz soaps, lotions, candles and more, or soap bars and lotions from local Hill Country company, Bear Creek Goods.
The spa isn’t the only place to find something for everyone on your list. Hillside Boutique Hotel offers a wide selection of unique gifts that let you bring home the beauty of the Hill Country retreat and support local vendors. Candles from The Rusty Flame out of Castroville make delightful hostess and teacher gifts or show your good taste with delicious gourmet grab and go snacks from Castroville’s favorite Taste Elevated. For the Texas history buffs on your list, there are plenty of books on the local history and heritage of this quaint Texas town including “Recipes from Home Celebrating Castroville’s 175th Anniversary,” “Weird Texas,” and “Diary of a Texas Kid,” to name a few. Finally, you can give the gift of a Hillside getaway with a hotel gift card, good at either Hillside Texas Bistro or Hillside Boutique Hotel. Can’t get away? Recreate the hotel feel in your own home with the signature Hillside Collection of pillows, textiles, and furnishings from this luxurious Hill Country retreat.
“Everything you see in our rooms is available for purchase,” says Winkler. “You can create the same look and feel right in your own home.”
For Thanksgiving Buffet tickets call 830.538.3200.
** Seasonal specials cannot be combined with other offers.
About Hillside Boutique Hotel
Hillside Boutique Hotel is located on a 13-acre hillside 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 hillside 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 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.