The Laurel Tree offers lunch and dinner of Saturdays only. Chef and Owner, Laurel Waters, changes the fresh and seasonal menu every Saturday. If it is not grown on the property, she hand selects every ingredient and never has food delivered. Reservations are a must as Laurel never turns over a table, and the restaurant sells out every weekend. Diners are encouraged to spend time walking around the back yard and garden before, during, or after the meal. Classically trained in France, Laurel’s menus are always a nice marriage of her Texas roots and French inspiration. Diners can bring their own wine to accompany their meal, as Utopia is dry.
Main Street Utopia is a charming little store in the heart of Utopia. Owned by Laurel Waters and her mother, Wanda, Main Street has been a direct importer of country antiques from France since the year 2000. The store is also filled with gifts for all occasions, wonderful collectibles, Texas books and treasures, home accessories and highlights the talents of local authors and local craftsmen.
Bear’s Market is located in Leakey, just 20 minutes over the hill from your treehouse. Owned by Laurel Waters and her husband, Robert Sullivan, Bear’s Market has everything you ever needed for your stay here from prepared foods, snacks, beer, to wines you can’t get for 100 miles. Bear’s also has a full coffee bar, ice cream bar, gummy bear bar, gift items, picnic supplies, and more. Open 7 days a week.
Bear’s Den is your den away from home while visiting the area. The red barn is located directly behind Bear’s Market and is full of leather club chairs, couches, tv’s, and more. Bear’s Den offers beer/wine, Robert’s delectable BBQ, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, small plates, and apps. Open 7 days a week.
Utopia Golf is a 9-hole golf course located right near your treehouse. This quiet, scenic course served as the inspiration for a book which then became a movie, “Seven Days in Utopia”, starring Robert Duvall. Cart and clubs available.
This small town café is located right in the center of Utopia. The menu includes chicken fried steak, lamb sliders, burgers, and it well written up for it’s pies.
Mac & Ernie’s is located in Tarpley, about 20 minutes away. They offer a variety of fare like Cabrito burgers and grilled items. The eatery is open Friday and Saturday 11-4 and 5-9 and Sunday 10-2:00.
The Lone Star Motorcycle Museum is located just north about 15 miles. The museum houses a wonderful selection of motorcycles dating from 1910 to modern. Take a step back in time and walk amongst the Norton’s, BSA’s, Harley’s and more. Open Fri, Sat, Sun.
Known for the spectacular show of Fall color on the Bigtooth Maples, Lost Maples is also a year round attraction for hiking, birding, fishing, and more. Visit any time to see abundant wildflowers, steep canyon walls, and the scenic Sabinal River.
One of the most visited parks in the entire state, Garner State Park covers 1,774 acres of scenic Hill Country terrain and has 2.9 miles of the Frio River running through it. Visitors can swim, tube, hike, and explore nature.