UPDATE: according to fellow sojourner, Basaic, Ms Sirena had been literally carried away from her resting place in the creek. Although found, it may be a while before she returns.Sunning herself in a small pocket of water beside Salado Creek, you'll find Sirena. She has a dreamy quality about her--isn't she beautiful?In it's early days, the town...more
UPDATE: According to Basaic with v.t. the creek is not safe to wander into at this point due to health reasons, so better check with the locals before doing so. (June 5, 2011)Doesn't this look like a great place to be on a boiling afternoon in Texas? I'm sure the children of this town make it a favorite stop in the midst of their summer break from...more
Quite a combination at MUD PIES--pottery and fudge, but well worth your stop. I can testify to the restorative qualities of this fudge...but then every woman knows how chocolate works miracles!!There were scads of fudge choices, but my favorite is Rocky Road...I suspect the most caloric, too. However, I've not indulged in such for weeks and weeks...more
Directly across from Stagecoach Inn, is The Central Texas Museum of History. Although not extensive by any means, this small collection contained snippets of the area's important events and the Civil War. The museum also contains a geneological section.We thoroughly enjoyed peering at the old photos of early settlers. Taking one's picture was a...more
As we familiarized ourselves with this historic little town, we discovered this unique pedestrian bridge. It was constructed in 1889, originally spanning Cowhouse Creek in Coryell County. Deemed obsolete for vehicles, it was brought to Salado to be used as part of the town's Walkpath Project. It cost $16,500 to construct.This bridge is a rare...more
Travelers surely stop by Salado for its unique shopping in its historic setting. When age-worn buildings are renovated and returned to new life, it's a pleasure browsing through them. Filling them with pretty things from floor to ceiling...that makes it especially interesting!Although most of the shops lined the main street, some were tucked along...more
We seem to be drawn to both museums and art galleries, so when we spied the B. Herd Art Gallery before leaving Salado we had to take time to visit.The artist, Bascom Herd, was in the studio working on an oil painting. He specializes in Landscapes and Western art. We had a great chat with him as he explained his inspiration for several of the...more
We thought this Victorian-style home was a delight! It houses a shop named Antique Rose of Bell--meaning Bell County, of course.This shop offered antique glassware and China, wood furniture, trinkets, old signs and other vintage items, such as, kitchenware and linens. The shopkeeper was nice enough to give us a map directing us to the residential...more
1991 N. Stagecoach Road, Ih-35 North, Salado, Texa
Good for: Business
I stayed at the Best Western Inn Salado in May 2012. The place is crawling with bugs - in the lobby,...more
I had read about a famous and historic hotel somewhere in the area; but with gathering clouds on a...more
Adelea's is fairly new to Salado and was recently written up in Texas Highways magazine, so spying the restaurant as we approached town stirred our curiosity.Upon first glance, nearly every table was filled with women enjoying lunch out with a friend or two. Thankfully, my husband wasn't intimidated by all this femininity!The article had commended...more
We heard great things about the Grange at the Barton House, so were hoping to stop by but it was closed due to the storm damage from a few days before--very disappointing! I was told that The Range's Chef catered Jenna Bush's wedding--is this true, hmmmm.In any event, the restaurant was set back from main street at the end of a dirt driveway. It...more
This sweet little restaurant, Ambrosia Tea Room, is located right in the cluster of shops along main street. Actually it shares a space with another business, Salado Haus.The tea room is made up of small, intimate sized dining areas, which are cleverly accented with vintage dresses and ladies hats, while pretty China plates decorated the walls....more
Update: this shop has closed!Stanford Court offers that touch of Old Texas. Texas style furnishings fill every room, in massive scale, big as the state itself.The store is in an old farmhouse that was taken apart, with every stone numbered, then moved to its current site where it was lovingly restored. What a feat!Rustic is the theme here: rustic...more
Classics on Main was packed with wonderful things--original paintings by local and international artists, handblown glass, turned wood pieces, beeswax candles, sculpture, woven baskets, weavings, whimsical creations of art, colorful accent pillows and handmade furniture.The assortment of items for the home was extensive, most having that artsy...more
First and foremost, Magnolia's is outstanding in their collection of exquisite floral arrangements, decorative wreaths and wall hangings.Wistfully eyeing these lovely creations, I could envision them in every room of the house (picture #2). You will pay accordingly for their quality, though.Other home decor items such as ceramics, pretty tassles,...more
This old building now houses chamber of commerce-type activity. Here you can find some wonderful posters of Salado for sale, and other items that vary from time to time. Public restrooms are available here as well
Its on the north end of town.
Lots of art shops, craft stores, a good town to take a break in. Located north of Austin and Georgetown, It has two exits on Interstate 35, one at the north end and one at the south. So you can get off I-35 at one end of the town, browse your way through the town and then hop back on the interstate without having to backtrack!
Fondest memory: There is a picturesque river running through town although recently a flood made it less picturesque.