On New Year’s Day, my son, then 9 had quite a day! We started the new year with a visit to Barton Springs in Austin to do the annual Polar Bear Plunge! Jumping in was so much fun that we did it over and over, because the warm Texas temps in the 70’s was about the same as the constant, spring-fed pool! We ended up staying and swimming for a couple of hours! (Click HERE to see some fun pictures of our Plunge) After a few more stops, we ended up very hungry in Salado, and stopped to eat at The Shed, where my son had his second challenge of the day, the Ice Bucket Challenge! Only, he nor the waitress at The Shed knew it was coming until she accidentally dropped an entire tray of cold ice waters on his head! Our poor waitress was mortified, and we were literally rolling on the floor!
If this is where you ask yourself, “Is Michelle really recommending a restaurant to us based on that experience, the answer is no, even though it’s something we will never forget! While they were cleaning up, and my son was changing clothes, they brought out their yummy Red Neck Cheese Tray, and we devoured it! A great selection of cheeses, sausage, nuts and fruits!
Then they brought out my cheeseburger, a 1/3 tenderloin/brisket combo served on an incredible sweet jalapeno bun! The bread makes this burger! My husband ordered the Shed Pie, their version of a chili pie, and I stole a little of his chili to go on my burger, too!
My daughter loved their hand-tossed pizza, with a nice, crispy crust. My son loved the chili-cheese fries, with more of their good chili!
So, this weekend, after our fun Cub Scout Campout at Camp Tahuaya in Belton, (that’s another story, but you can click HERE to read about it) my daughter begged for us to go back to the Shed!
The highlight for my kids is their large patio, with a fun bike to climb on for imaginary rides through the Central Texas countrysides! There are plenty of trees to sit under while you eat, or head inside and grab one of their family games, like Uno, and play under their mason-jar chandelier!
Inn on the Creek
The Shed is on the grounds of Inn on the Creek, with several unique rooms in the big Manor, and other historic homes and rooms for your stay! Click HERE to read more.
Know Before You Go
Leashed pups are welcome on their big patio.
Things To Do in Salado
Salado is such a fun little village, and reminds me of a smaller Fredericksburg, without the crowds! There are over 60 shops and galleries in downtown, restaurants and several great B&B’s!
Chalkridge Falls Park is a fun park to explore while in Salado, and kids will enjoy the Chalkridge Falls Learning Center.
Enjoy the peace and quiet at Salado Winery Company, and try their wine sampler for $5. Children and leashed pups are welcome! Click HERE to read more.
Salado Glassworks is such a fun place to visit and watch as they make beautiful sculptures! Click HERE to read more.
Check out Barrow Brewing Co, built in an old pole barn, for great, family-friendly live music on the weekends! Click HERE for more information!
Mill Creek Golf offers an exciting 18-hole course! Click HERE to read more.
Looking for something more family-friendly than a B&B, check out Union Grove Park on beautiful Stillhouse Hollow Lake. They offer RV and camping sites, as well as a few screened-in shelters. Click HERE to visit their website.
220 Royal St, Salado
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