Enjoy the many activities in the surrounding Hill Country and historical towns of Kerrville, Waring, Boerne, and Fredericksburg, each just minutes from Spinelli’s destination venues.
Visit any of the 28 wineries in the Hill Country, each a short drive from Spinelli’s. Browse the many unique antique shops, weekend craft fairs and markets, dining in the many restaurants and cafes, or visit many nearby historical sites. For more fun, the more actively inclined will enjoy hiking, fish, hunting or just floating down the nearby Guadalupe River. Visit Cave Without a Name, or hike any of the nearby state parks and wildlife preserves. Ten minutes from Comfort is one of the world’s largest habitats of Mexican Freetail Bats at the Old Tunnel State Park, just 10 minutes from Comfort or tip a beer and kick up your heels in Luckenbach, or shoot some game or play a round of golf at Comfort’s beautiful Buckhorn golf course.
The Texas Hill Country Wine Trail offers 28 wineries to visit. There are special Trail Events planned throughout the year or just stop by for a tasting. In Comfort, discover the Bending Branch Winery (since 1840), and the Comfort Cellars Winery. Also, a few just minutes away are Becker Vineyards, Fredericksburg Winery, and Grape Creek Vineyards.
History of Boerne
Founded in 1849 as Tusculum, the name was changed to Boerne when the town was platted in 1852. In 1849, a group of Free Thinker German colonists from Bettina camped on the north side of Cibolo Creek, about a mile west of the site of present Boerne. They named their new community after Cicero’s Tusculum home in ancient Rome. In 1852, John James and Gustav Theissen, who helped settle Sisterdale, platted the townsite, renamed it in honor of German author Karl Ludwig Börne, with the Anglicized spelling of Boerne. The town was not incorporated until 1909. Boerne is the county seat of Kendall County.
Attractions in or near Boerne
Cibolo Nature Center
Dodging Duck Microbrewery
Cave Without A Name
San Antonio River Walk
Distances to attractions from Spinelli’s Library Wall
San Antonio…15 miles
Historic District…walking distance
History of Comfort
Comfort was established in 1854 by German immigrants, who were Freethinkers and abolitionists. The downtown area is one of the best-preserved historic business districts in Texas. There are over 100 structures in the area dating back to the 1800s, and seven of them were designed by the noted architect Alfred Giles. Mr. Giles lived in San Antonio, and he would ride horses, the stagecoach, and later the train to check his building sites in Comfort. Most of the population today is composed of descendants of those original pioneer families of the 1850s and the 1860s.
Attractions In Comfort
Enjoy the many diverse attractions in walking distance or just minutes away from Spinelli’s Cathedral.
Antique Shopping…walking distance
Buckhorn Golf Course…2 minutes
Comfort Cellars Wines…walking distance
Bed and Breakfast…walking distance
Singing Water Vineyards…5 minutes
Fine Dining…walking distance
Guadalupe River…3 minutes
Distances from Spinelli’s in Comfort to:
The Bat Cave…8 minutes
Sisterdale Wines…15 minutes
San Antonio…25 minutes
Cave Without a Name…20 minutes
Tapatio Springs Golf Resort…18 minutes
Tube Rental on the Guadalupe River..15 minutes