Things to Do Near Glen Rose, Texas

During your stay at Country Woods Inn, take a walk in our magical forest! Look for trail signs on the wooded hill. Fossil hunting on the hillside always yields a treasure to take home!

Our barnyard animals are waiting for your visit. They will welcome you with a robust greeting! Please close all gates.

Grab a fishing rod or a net and walk to the Paluxy River from your cabin.

Rock climbing at Big Rocks steps from your door!

Cloud gaze! Count the deer at dusk! Claim a walking stick! Fly a kite!

Pick wildflowers or dried blooms in our meadow!

Discover the peace of bird watching in one of our 3 bird sanctuaries along the Paluxy River.

Fix an old-fashioned picnic and relax in the meadow or down along the river banks! Watch the stars flicker over the pasture!

Roast marshmallows in our campfire circles and have a storytelling contest!

Reflect in the Chapel…write a poem…sketch a branch…take a nap!

Our downtown square in Glen Rose is just a medium walk across the river and filled with shops, restaurants and an old-fashioned museum! Granbury is a 10-minute drive North on 144 for theater, antiques and historic architecture.

Hill Country Attractions Close to the Inn

Dinosaur Valley State Park254-897-4588 – Dinosaur footprints in river bed. Horseback riding/trail rides by Eagle Eye Ranch

Dinosaur World254-898-1526 – Life-sized models of dinosaurs

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center254-897-2960 – Drive-through wildlife park

Stroll The Square – Third Saturday of every month from 5:00-8:00 pm – Grab the kids, the dog, your friends, the Mr. or Mrs., and head on down to the square. There will be games, sales, entertainment and more!

The Promise – A one-of-a-kind, musical production performed annually at the Texas Amphitheater. It combines a 150-person cast and crew, live animals, historically accurate costumes, and breathtaking lights, sound and special effects, all of which tell the story of the life of Jesus Christ.

Squaw Valley Golf Course – 36 Champion Holes

Miniature Golf Course/Summer Sno Cone Stand

Granbury Drive-In Movie Theater

Wheeler Branch Lake – 5 minutes on Bo Gibbs Blvd for fishing/swimming/boating

Somervell County Expo Center254-897-4509 – Exposition center


The Big Cup Eatery – Variety of Mexican and American Foods Breakfast all day – 254-897-3841

River House Grill – Steaks, Pasta, Seafood – 254-898-8514

Blackie’s on the Square – Charcuterie, seafood, flatbreads, hot dogs – 254-269-0073

Sexton Feed Mill – BBQ, finger foods, axe throwing, lawn games – 254-897-7804

Pie Peddlers – Fresh Bakes Pies Whole Or By The Slice – 254-897-9228

La Vita Italian Restaurant – Italian – 254-897-2371

Storiebook Cafe – Soups – Sandwiches – Salads – 254-897-2665

Snyder’s Tavern – Burgers, International, Wide Variety, Indoor/Outdoor  – 254-897-2929

The Beehive Cafe – Mexican – 254-269-0329

Mamma Mia – Mexican – 254-269-0057

Hammond’s BBQ – Barbeque – 254-897-3008

The Green Pickle – Beer Garden, Burgers, Chicken Fried Steak – 254-898-1611

3B Beers, Brats & Burgers – Burgers – 254-396-3075

Tacote – Mexican plates, breakfast burritos – 254-897-1278

Debbie’s Restaurant – Home Cooking – Serves Breakfast/Lunch – 254-897-4399

Rough Creek Lodge – Gourmet – Reservations Required – 254-965-3700

Sundown Subs – Subs, burgers, baked potatoes – 254-396-1111

Danna’s Donuts – Breakfast/Lunch Buffet – American Food – 254-897-7522

Overlook Cafe – Burgers – Sandwiches – 254-897-3805

Los Primos Mexican Restaurant 254-897-2377

China Wok – Chinese – 254-897-2660

Sunshine Donuts – Breakfast – 254-897-2827

Loco Coyote Grill – Steaks & Burgers – 254-897-2324


Whataburger – Burgers and Breakfast – 254-269-3343

Burger King – Burgers and Breakfast – 254-897-4790

Chicken Express – Chicken – 254-897-2621

Dairy Queen – Burgers – Soft Serve Ice Cream – 254-897-4416

Sonic Drive-in – Burgers – Shakes – 254-898-1479

Subway – Sub Sandwiches – Salads – 254-897-3976

General Area Information

Glen Rose Convention and Visitors Bureau254-897-3081 – General Glen Rose information

Glen Rose Chamber of Commerce254-897-2286 – General Glen Rose information


Forty wooded acres on the banks of the Paluxy River in the Texas Hill Country. It’s so private that we may not see you…but we will indulge you with abundant amenities and a full breakfast in our Breakfast Barn on Saturdays! (except for Dec/Jan/Feb/August)

Filled with activities for the entire family:

  • Campfire circles
  • Porches with rocking chairs
  • Scenic wildlife trails
  • Special units for pets
  • Horseshoes
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Petting barnyard
  • Walk to historic downtown square
  • Fish on the Paluxy River
  • DVD/TV flat screens
  • Wi-Fi available at Main House and Barn patio

Bird Watching

“Country Woods Inn is nestled along the Paluxy River, just downstream from the Heritage Park. The inn offers a diversity of 13 different accommodations ranging from glorious country houses to a fully furnished boxcar. These guest quarters are spread out across riverside meadows and dense woodlands, providing a variety of wildlife watching opportunities. White-tailed Deer commonly graze the meadows among flocks of Wild Turkey, while in the woods, birds such as the Black-crested Titmice and Yellow-billed Cuckoos can be heard. Several trails lead from the open meadow into the woodland along the river. This is the best area to search for Great-crested Flycatchers and dragonflies such as the Eastern Pond Hawk, Common Whitetail and Roseeate Skimmer. American Rubyspot damselflies may also be found, along with Cliff and Rough-winged Swallows.”

– Texas Parks & Wildlife, 2003