I'm looking for spots in Texas that make good getaways for relaxation and meditation, outside the beltway and away from cities and commercial attractions. Good food is a plus, but good views are especially important. Budget around $200/night max. Any recommendations?
Check out the area around Fredericksburg (Texas)-beautiful surrounds, wine country and some nice dining options. Short drive from San Antonio...
I found the Ledge-Water Inc Campground to be very quiet and serene. Not many people knew about it, so when we went we were pretty much the only people there. However, that was many years ago, and things could have changed. Also, not much to do around there, but if you're mainly looking to just "get away from it all" for some true quiet and beauty, it could be worth investigating. Plus, Garner State Park isn't too far away, and while that's a lot more popular (depending on the season when you go), there's also great hiking and swimming there, too.
Also, you can find meditative spots almost anywhere in West Texas. The geography is beautiful in a striking way, isolation is easy to achieve, and there's interesting things to do if you decide you need some excitement after all.