“San Saba is a hunter and fisherman’s paradise most of the year and they welcome deer hunters every fall with events geared toward them. They are known for their trophy deer in this area, so book a place early if you are going there to hunt.
If you are interested in food and wine, you will be well taken care of in that area too. San Saba has two wineries, both on Wallace Street (Highway 190) in the historic downtown and both have a nice selection of wines for sipping and for sale. I mentioned Wedding Oak Winery earlier and they were the first winery to open here in 2010.
If it’s food you are looking for, look no further than Oliver and Co. also located on Wallace Street. This little bistro can cook up some amazing breakfast items like coffee drinks, smoothies, pastry & egg based dishes in addition to brilliant sandwiches & soups for lunch. Besides the Bistro, this family owned business also operates a retail shop with pecans, candies, gourmet coffees, an assortment of jam & jellies, olive oil, scented bath soap, and other local products.
I booked a night at the Dofflemyer Hotel located on High Street (Highway 16). Fact is, the hotel sits right above Oliver and Co. and you can walk through one to get to the other. This whole building was built in 1913 by W.C. Dofflemyer for San Saba National Bank. The first floor was the bank and the upstairs where the hotel is, was The San Saba Club, a gentlemen’s social club. This boutique Hill Country Inn is decorated in a “modern historic” style. While preserving some of the past by keeping part of the original building, they also relented to cozy creature comforts like the over-sized showers, double sink vanities, big screen TV and plush bedding and bath towels. There was even scented soap from the San Saba Soap Company.”