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.
Dinosaur Valley State Park – 254-897-4588 – Dinosaur footprints in river bed
Dinosaur World – 254-898-1526 – Life-sized models of dinosaurs
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center – 254-897-2960 – 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
Oakdale Park – One of the largest authentic swimming pools in Texas that was originally dug by horse and mule!
Wheeler Branch Lake – 5 minutes on Bo Gibbs Blvd for fishing/swimming/boating
Somervell County Expo Center – 254-897-4509 – 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
Sugarbiscuits – Baked Potatoes, Soups, Casseroles – 254-898-9316
La Vita Italian Restaurant – Italian – 254-897-2371
Storie Book Cafe – Soups – Sandwiches – Salads – 254-897-2665
Hammond’s BBQ – Barbeque – 254-897-3008
The Green Pickle – Beer Garden, Burgers, Chicken Fried Steak – 254-898-1611
Chicken Express – Chicken – 254-897-2621
Tacote – Mexican plates, breakfast burritos – 254-897-1278
Dairy Queen – Burgers – Soft Serve Ice Cream – 254-897-4416
Debbie’s Restaurant – Home Cooking – Serves Breakfast/Lunch – 254-897-4399
Rough Creek Lodge – Gourmet – Reservations Required – 254-965-3700
Mr. Jim’s Pizza – 254-897-2017
Sundown Subs – Subs, burgers, baked potatoes – 254-396-1111
Danna’s Donuts – Breakfast/Lunch Buffet – American Food – 254-897-7522
Sonic Drive-in – Burgers – Shakes – 254-898-1479
Overlook Cafe – Burgers – Sandwiches – 254-897-3805
Subway – Sub Sandwiches – Salads – 254-897-3976
Los Primos Mexican Restaurant – 254-897-2377
Sunshine Donuts – Breakfast – 254-897-2827
Casa Azteca Mexican Restaurant – Mexican – 254-897-7151
Loco Coyote Grill – Steaks & Burgers – 254-897-2324
Burger King – Burgers and Breakfast – Fast Food – 254-897-4790
Glen Rose Convention and Visitors Bureau – 254-897-3081 – General Glen Rose information
Glen Rose Chamber of Commerce – 254-897-2286 – 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 generous continental breakfast in our Breakfast Barn on Saturdays and Sundays! Dec/Jan/Feb breakfast will be put in your units to enjoy anytime.
Filled with activities for the entire family:
- Campfire circles
- Porches with rocking chairs
- Scenic wildlife trails
- Special units for pets
- 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
“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