WHAT TO DO
Just a 12-minute drive from downtown Waco, the vacation home is nestled amid flowers, vegetable gardens and fruit trees next to Heritage Coffee Shop and Brazos Valley Cheese, makers of award-winning artisan cheeses.
A short walk down the lane you will find the Homestead Traditional Craft Village featuring working craft shops, a 1760 grist mill, the Plowshare Craft School as well as Café Homestead, (voted the #1 place to eat in Waco.)
2 MIN DRIVE | 8 MIN WALK
Homestead Craft Village offers shopping, dining, and self-guided tours. The 18-acre complex includes a 200-year old barn, the Potter’s House, a woodworking shop, a restored 1760 gristmill, fiber arts, herb garden, and more. Guided tours are available by appointment. Café Homestead, serving natural beef and homemade baked goods, is one of the top-rated restaurants in the Waco area. Brazos Valley Cheese and a BBQ shop are also near the location. This traditional crafts village offers demonstrations of woodworking, pottery making, fabric crafts, cheese making, barn building, basket weaving, iron work, and more.
16 MIN DRIVE
Magnolia Market and its famous landmark silos occupy two city blocks in downtown Waco. Owned by HGTV “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, the store offers items in Joanna’s unique style. Admission to the complex is free. Visitors can play free games on the lawn or picnic in the shade. The shops and grounds are updated frequently, so be sure to come back to see how it grows and changes with the seasons!
16 MIN DRIVE
A Private Christian University and a Nationally Ranked Research 1 Institution. Baylor provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.
12 MIN DRIVE
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Standing as tall as 14 feet and weighing 20,000 pounds, Columbian mammoths roamed across what is present-day Texas thousands of years ago. Waco Mammoth National Monument is a paleontological site protecting the only nursery herd of Columbian mammoths in the U.S. Visitors enjoy tours and fossils. The national park features fossils of female mammoths, a bull mammoth, and an ancient relative of camels, an antelope, alligator, giant tortoise, and more.
15 MIN DRIVE
Cameron Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Texas, and it's where Waco celebrates life! Located right close to downtown Waco and the Brazos River, the park is an oasis with towering trees, two rivers, and breathtaking cliffs. Hikers and bikers share the park with fishermen, disc golfers and picnickers. Families and school classes fill Cameron Park Zoo, while couples stroll hand-in-hand along the river. Cameron Park is a natural treasure, and it's yours to explore.