Here’s a three-for-one stop! Maybe you're looking for a unique tour in the area, let us suggest Barton Springs Mill, the Hill Country’s first new mill in more than a century. They opened in 2017 and are located off of Fitzhugh Road. Tours are available this summer. Barton Springs Mill also holds classes and workshops on occasion so make sure to check their website for dates and times.
In the same building, you can find Abby Jane Bakeshop, a delicious baked goods shop that uses heritage grains grown in Texas and milled in Dripping Springs at Barton Springs Mill. In fact, a nine-foot window from the bakery into the mill means when you come to get your latte and morning bun, you can sip leisurely while watching the millers doing their hard work. (Seriously, they love it. Do it.) Abby Jane offers a regular menu of breads, pastries, pizza, sandwiches, grain salads, treats, and sweets made with all the heirloom grains we can get our hands on.
After you’ve toured the mill and stopped in the bakeshop, maybe you’d like to wet your whistle with a little adult libations, family-friendly atmosphere, live music, and outdoor games among the large oak trees at Treaty Oak Distillery. Tucked away from the noise of the city, the Treaty Oak Ranch sits on a twenty-seven acre plot of land. Their focus is innovative Texas-centric food and beverage experiences with family-friendly entertainment while enjoying the tasting room, distillery, restaurant, rick house, cocktail house, play area and dog park. Wow!