Groom’s Guide To Alternative
Brazos Valley Bachelor Parties
Article by | Michael Satterfield
Despite what Hollywood would have you believe; bachelor parties have evolved from the traditional night out on the town to include bespoke experiences. While some Grooms might head to a larger city seeking a more unique way to celebrate their bachelor party, many are choosing elevated retreats, luxury hotels, and exciting adventures right here in the Brazos Valley. Here are five amazing ways to get away with the guys.
Wine Country Escape
Nestled amidst the rolling hills and picturesque grapevines, Chapelton Vineyards is one of the top new wineries in Texas and it happens to be located right here in the Brazos Valley. The property features two stunning Villas complete with a full kitchen, outdoor grilling area, and lawn games. The Villas are the perfect place to escape for a few days with your best friends to enjoy top-tier food by Chapelton’s in-house chef and incredible Texas wines. Be sure to book a tasting and a tour of their winemaking room.
Spa days aren’t only for bachelorettes and the Brazos Valley finally has a world-class spa that caters to both men and women. Woodhouse Spa Bryan-College Station recently opened and offers a wide range of massages and treatments that can help you and your groomsmen relax before the big day. Conveniently located across from The Stella Hotel at Lake Walk, where you can book a cabana and relax poolside with a drink from Watershed after your 80-minute massage.
If your groom is into the vintage scene, then booking a bachelor getaway at the Flophouze shipping container hotel outside of Round Top is the ultimate surprise. Hang out at the fire pit, explore the grounds which are on an active architectural salvage yard, and enjoy a dip in the shipping container pool. No guy’s trip to Round Top would be complete without a stop at Gasoline Hill which is open by appointment, so call ahead.
Experience the excitement of off-road adventure at the Brazos Valley Off-Road Ranch, where you can book a guide and learn to get the most out of your 4X4. From learning how to recover a vehicle that has rolled over, to negotiating all kinds of terrain, to fording a stream, a day of adventure awaits just minutes from Bryan-College Station.
In the heart of Downtown Bryan is the historic Queen Theater. While they do have regular screenings, the theater is available for private events, and features a full bar, and modern recliners. Book the theater for a private screening of the Groom’s favorite movie, or for even more fun, book it for a movie marathon and watch his favorite trilogy!
Michael Satterfield is an award-winning journalist, photographer, and founder of The Gentleman Racer, a luxury-focused men’s automotive magazine and website.