• Family-Friendly Fun at Santa‚Äôs Wonderland

    December 07, 2017

    Now in its twentieth year, Santa’s Wonderland is a College Station tradition and one of the biggest Christmas attractions in all of Texas. With dazzling decorations, rides, games, music, food, and shopping, there’s something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind holiday park, open now through January 17.... Read more

  • First Fridays in Downtown Bryan

    November 09, 2017

    In 1867 the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was finally extended to Bryan, making our sleepy town a new hub in the modernizing American landscape. Over a century-and-a-half later, Bryan has established itself as a vibrant pocket of authenticity amid an ever more homogenized and corporatized world.... Read more

  • A Kid-Friendly Halloween

    October 08, 2017

    Fall is one of our favorite times of year at the Stella Hotel, and nothing cheers us more than the sight of little goblins and ghouls ready to gobble down their trick-or-treats. For any guests looking to scare up some family-friendly Halloween fun, we recommend the following activities.... Read more

  • Texas Reds Steak and Grape Festival

    September 08, 2017

    ELEVENTH ANNUAL TEXAS REDS STEAK & GRAPE FESTIVAL TO FEATURE MORE WINE & MORE STEAK ON SEPTEMBER 22-24 IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRYAN   BRYAN, TX: Grills will sizzle! Wines will pour! And music will flow down... Read more

  • Hurricane Harvey Relief: Coming Together to Heal

    September 05, 2017

    Since being struck by Hurricane Harvey, Texas has suffered weather-related devastation and flooding more severe than any in the past 50 years. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, and hundreds of businesses across the state have sustained damaged.... Read more

  • Saint Anthony's Catholic Church: An Architectural Wonder

    August 08, 2017

    One the most diverse states in the union, Texas is home to many religious traditions, including Roman Catholicism, which continues to play a role in the lives of almost a fifth of Texas residents. If you enjoy impressive architecture, both interior and exterior, we recommend a trip over Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, just a short drive from the Stella Hotel. ... Read more

  • A Midsummer New Year: New Student Conferences at Texas A&M University

    July 06, 2017

    At the Stella Hotel, we’re very proud of our rich Texas history and the many resources for exploring that history here in the Brazos Valley. But as vibrant and fascinating as the past is, the future promises to be even more thrilling. We know because every year thousands of bright, enthusiastic first-year students arrive from all over the world to attend Texas A&M University.... Read more

  • The Well-Mannered Alpacas of Bryan

    June 05, 2017

    In addition to its rich history and sublime Texas landscape, Bryan also has some downright quirky attractions. One of our favorites is the Royal Oaks Alpaca Farm, whose motto is “raising quality alpacas with manners.” ... Read more

  • Hershel's

    May 12, 2017

    “Take time to lose yourself in the hidden details. A little bit playful, a little bit mysterious.”... Read more

  • Texas History is African-American History

    May 01, 2017

    Discussions of Texas history often center on the contributions of folks from European, Mexican, or Native American backgrounds. Less discussed are the many important contributions made by African Americans, which is why, in 2006, the Brazos Valley African American Museum was thrilled to finally open to the public.... Read more

  • A Presidential Legacy

    April 04, 2017

    Dedicated to our eldest living President, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum affords visitors the opportunity to see what shaped the life of George Herbert Walker Bush, from his years as a WWII naval pilot, to his studies at Yale University, to his tenure as POTUS 41.... Read more

  • Let the Show Begin

    March 07, 2017

    Enjoy an evening of music and drama at the acclaimed Theatre Company of Bryan-College Station. As the Brazos Valley’s premier musical theater group, the Theater Company has brought family-friendly entertainment to central Texas audiences for decades.... Read more

  • A Day at the Museum

    February 05, 2017

    In addition to the lush bike trails and clear, cool evenings perfect for stargazing, we recommend a trip to the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, where you can learn a bit about what makes our little area of the world so special.... Read more

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