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The Crystal River Inn

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Storm Clouds

Storm Discount

San Marcos has quite a reputation for flooding, and yes, because of our beautiful rivers part of the town is prone to that. But it’s not our part. The Historic District is on a hill! We have stayed high and dry through all the torrential downpours of the last 30 years.

This end of town simply does not flood, so is always Evacuation Central. If you are affected by a disaster always call us for discounted storm rates.

Christmas cookies


Christmas is right around the corner and we are all having fun cooking, baking, wrapping and decorating. The inn, the downtown, and the river are all so beautiful this time of, there is no better place in Texas to go shopping than our enormous Outlet Mall and adorable San Marcos downtown! Or, give a gift certificate to someone else who needs absolutely nothing, or...come to San Marcos on New Year's eve to play. It's just a wonderful, festive place and we can't wait to have you here! All rooms are 20% off....even on Christmas.

Murder Mystery Group in costumes

Mystery Weekends

The winter series began with New Year's Eve, followed by January and February mysteries. As with all our mysteries, each rollicking weekend includes rooms, food, entertainment, prizes, and general merriment, plus extra events such as a glass-bottom boat cruise or a trip through Wonder World Cave. The price is the cost of your room, plus $100 per person — unless it's New Year's at $150 pp, or the annual January 21-22 mystery, which is always $75 pp and makes a wonderful Christmas gift. There's nothing better than being with new friends laughing yourself silly. You can't have a bad time at a murder mystery, we promise. We will do a whole fall series starting in September.

Lit Spa Candle

A Day at the Spa

For as little as $50, give someone some wonderful pampering such as a manicure, massage, pedicure, facial, or makeup session. Or how about a BIG getaway? for $300, they’ll receive over $450 worth of services: a full day in our Cypress Creek suite with pool-size Jacuzzi, a luncheon served in our garden, a manicure, pedicure, and facial, plus a scalp, foot, and full-body massage. They’ll simply float home.

Details are on our Specials page. Consider combining spa services with an overnight stay....a great gift for someone especially deserving.

Three Girls Shopping

Shoppin' Special

Come get a great night's sleep at the inn, then go out the next morning to feast on the fabulous discounts at the largest outlet mall in Texas. Ask for our special discount of 10% which applies to weeknight rooms.....and if you stay 2 nights, it's 15% off.  Happy Shopping!

Spring Garden Wedding

Wedding Deals

Book your 2023 weddings by Jan 31st, and we'll apply a 15% discount to the venue rental for the event. That means significant savings. Small weddings and late-notice weddings are our specialties!

Person Pouring Tea

Tea Parties

When the inn's new manager, Paula Oxford, joined the team, she brought along many years of experience running a Victorian inn in North Texas. Her specialty is ladies' tea parties, a unique and surprisingly fun way to celebrate any special occasion. As in England, her afternoon teas are all about gracious conversation, a relaxing end to the day, and lots of tasty tidbits. Scones, savories, and sweets are on the menu. Come in, pick your favorite hat and antique china teacup, and pretend you're far, far away from real life! It's especially great for moms and daughters. Call for reservations and bring as few as 5 or as many as 20 of your BFF's.

Group Outside at a picnic table

Speaking of Party...

The popular garden bar next door to the inn (practically in our back yard) trendy and fun. Complete with fountains, artwork, bocce ball, and good drinks, Zelick's has really spiced up neighborhood since they arrived two years ago. Ask for a Zelick's discount when you book your room, and we'll credit your room tab with a bit of the cost of the party.

Inn Exterior

Last-Minute Weekends

Normally the inn books up for the weekend by the middle of the preceding week, and normally we have a two-night minimum for any weekend. But keep your eye out for un-normal weekends! If you have a last-minute urge to head in our direction, and if it's Thursday or beyond, check to see if we still have rooms open and if last-minute discounts apply. Also, on such weekends, it's possible to book your room for just one night instead of two.

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326 West Hopkins
San Marcos, Texas 78666