Every so often we get the itch to take a drive. Last weekend we took a little road-trip to Chappell Hill, Texas to visit the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm.
Chappell Hill, Texas is located one hour and a half away from Austin at 2250 Dillard Rd, Washington, TX 77880. A perfect distance from Austin, Texas and a perfect little daytrip.
If you were so inclined you can visit the Blue Bell Factory and the Lavender Farm in one day. Unfortunately, the Blue Bell Factory was closed on the day we made our way to the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm.
Unfortunately, due to some massive heavy storms and downpours earlier this year there wasn’t a whole bunch of lavender on the farm. Most of the lavender plants were not blooming and have been replanted. It was a bit of bummer that there weren’t that many plants. On the Lavender Farm website it totes that there are about three thousand plants over a few acres and you are able to cut huge bushels of lavender to take home.
We were able to cut our own lavender, visit the farm goats, and buy some lavender infused honey and lavender soap. Due to the storms and the farm having to replant most of its crops. We were limited to only cutting 15 stems of lavender. It was still a nice little keepsake and we put them in a vase when we got home. Also, the kids were able to cut a few pieces which made them super happy.
I got to speak with Debbie on of the owners of the farm and she said that on any given weekend there is usually about 150 – 200 people that visit the farm. Also, during the Lavender & Wine Fest there is about 1500 – 2000 people that descend on the farm for wine pairings, live music, vendors, and good fun.
The Lavender Patch is the store located on the lavender farm. When visiting you can purchase anything from lavender oil to lavender infused honey. On the day we went there were several local vendors selling handmade leather goods, food, and scents.
For a quick day trip to get the little ones out of the house. Visiting the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm was a fun experience. I hope to revisit when all the plants are in full bloom. And we are able to see the huge lavender plants.
Check out a little video of our trip to the lavender farm.
Where do you like to day-trip to?