My husband and I are retired and stayed in the Palette Pad for 13 nights in the middle of winter to explore the general area for longer winter stays (from the dank Pacific NW rain and to be nearer my family in DFW area) . At first, with an arctic blast, we had a few days of freezing temps and enjoyed fires in the wood stove, ample wood provided. The cabin construction is stone outside and a wall inside (each and every one picked and placed by the Scurlocks' parents who homesteaded the property) So it stays warm and dry. There is a wall heater as well. And, the dozen home cooked muffins presented and baked by Mrs. Scurlock that first cold morning were still warm, delicious and appreciated. It did warm up considerably after a few days. The galley kitchen has the necessities (although a coffee grinder could be added for us coffee nuts with their coffee beans). We saved a lot $ with the convenience to cook full meals, or not. Georgetown does have several very good restaurants, a fun square, nice antique shops, Cianfrani coffee. Monument Cafe is fun, good healthy food, reasonable $. They have a little market too if you don't want to go to H.E.B. which has everything but is quite huge. And, El Monumental also good tex/mex and more! If you want pure health, try Nancy's Skygarden cafe, a little more $. Mango Chicken however, not to be missed! Palette Pad was comfortable, casual, cozy and pure Texan adorned with the artist's lovely paintings! We live remotely and appreciated it's peaceful remoteness, yet conveniently 10-12 minutes away from Georgetown proper. Loved the herd of goats and their kids together with the 2 horses grazing in the large pasture next to us. Warm days we took the trail on the other side of cabin down through their huge pecan orchard and on down to the river frontage. Easy to walk on the huge slabs of rock along river we explored, finding fossils, watching birds or sitting quietly. No doubt, this would be a place to spend days and endless hours in summer, spring or early fall. Our small dog, Mojo, loved exploring and running instead being cooped up in a hotel. This east side of Georgetown is pleasant and away from any congestion. It's a good location to check out the whole hill country! We also loved going to Fredericksburg and the country/farm roads and little towns along the way(fun main street), LBJ's birthplace and one of Lady Bird Johnson's nature trail.