We’ve made it through the white hot dog days of summer. Temperatures are falling, days are getting shorter and mornings are about to be crisp with fall. It’s the perfect time of year to plan a ladies weekend getaway as the husbands head out on hunting trips. Located about two hours from DFW and Austin metroplexes, Comanche is a perfect place to while away the weekend catching up with the girls.
Book the Jean Marie Suites – housed in a beautifully renovated historic building just off the downtown square. The ultra-feminine Adeline Suite exudes sophistication and beauty with its French decor fit for a queen. You’ll receive a friendly welcome from Sloane Northridge, after which settle in, relax – maybe pop some bubbly to cheers to friendships.
The Jean Marie is centered right in the middle of Comanche, meaning that you can stroll to just about everything in town. And for a small town, we have a surprising number of ways to spend your time. From food to wine to shopping, Comanche is your oyster.
Friday Feasting in Comanche
Pop into Tomorrow’s Keepsakes – an adorable coffee meets antique shop catty-corner to the Jean Marie Suites. There you’ll find Mary Walker’s refreshing pick-me-ups in the form of peach tea and gourmet coffee. If you’re feeling peckish, Mary makes delicious, fresh sandwiches daily and a small selection of homemade pastries. Browse antiques or play a card game, or just have a chat with your coffee.
From there mosey over to Brennan Vineyards, a beautiful vineyard property with a tasting room the historic McCrary House. The charming McCrary house is actually one of the oldest homesteads in Texas and is the perfect setting for an afternoon of whiled away over award-winning wines. Opt for a tasting and your personal host will share the story of both the local historical Texas Frontier as well as Texas’ modern-day grape frontier. Move out to the lovely patio with a local meat and cheese platter and share a bottle in the sunshine. (Tasting room hours are Wednesday – Thursday from noon to 5 pm and Friday – Saturday from noon to 6 pm.)
Around supper time, grab a bottle from Brennan’s and head over to Star Beau’s where you’ll find the owner, Beau, cooking up everything to order in his kitchen. There’s no rush at Star Beau’s – after all, Beau is the sole cook and waitstaff is limited. That means it’s the perfect time to sit back and enjoy a slower pace (with some good conversation). Try a steak or fresh pasta, you won’t be disappointed.
After dinner, check and see if 4 North’s Stone Eagle Beer Garden has any live music to enjoy as you sip a craft beer. Then turn in for the evening because tomorrow a whole new day awaits.
Saturday Shopping in Comanche
Start your morning off with a stroll through Comanche City Park – if you get there early enough, you might even see our adopted herd of deer being fed. Once you’ve worked up a healthy appetite, head to Matt Daddy’s for a not-quite-so-healthy, country breakfast. Expect a true Texan breakfast complete with chicken-fried steak, fluffy biscuits, pan hashbrowns, and gravy.
Work off the hearty meal with our favorite cardio activity…shopping! You’ll find an abundance of shopping options right in the center of town. Browse unique, local jewelry, clothing, antiques, home goods, and even edible treats.
Unique Antiques & Collectibles is a haven for antique collectors offering 5,000-square feet of vintage signs, furniture, and neons. The entire collection is curated by owner Paula Stephens who is happy to tell you the stories behind the pieces as you browse.
Rustic Grace is a cute boutique offering trendy clothing and jewelry without the big city price tag. Barbed Wire & Lace offers chic country clothing, jewelry and home decor in an adorable restored house. Find everything wonderful at Wonderful Things which offers home decor, kitchen gadgets, vintage magazines, books, and cards, as well as shoes, clothes, and handbags.
Once you’ve stocked up on antiques and gifts, sample local pecans at Sorrells Farms. While you’re at it, pick up some seasonal produce from their retail store to enjoy once you get back home. Don’t forget to pop into the retro-themed Soda Shop next door for a friendly chat over old-time milkshakes.
Harvest Happiness at a Small Town Culinary Gem
Spend an hour (or two) lounging and freshening up for dinner at The Harvest Restaurant – a local favorite and true culinary gem. Chef Todd Sanders opened his relaxed fine dining establishment in 2016, and we couldn’t be happier to indulge weekly. The farm-to-table menu changes seasonally and features fresh, scratch food that consistently surprises visitors and locals – in the best way. The menu typically features perfectly grilled, hand-cut Braveheart filets and ribeyes, fresh seafood like parmesan crusted flounder and grilled swordfish, and pasta selections like Maryland Blue Crab ravioli and wild boar penne. Blown away? Don’t worry…you can come back Sunday morning for Harvest’s beloved brunch.
Bellies and soul happy, drift off to sleep. Let yourself have a late start in the morning then join the locals at Harvest for brunch before checking out. Not ready to leave? We understand, but we’ll be here to welcome you back next time you get your ladies together.