• Goat Yoga in College Station

    December 01, 2018

    Destress and forget the rest as you experience yoga like never before: with baby goats! Thursday, December 6th rain or shine, Blackwater Draw Brewing Company brings Goat Yoga Houston to College Station.... Read more

  • Celebrate Thanksgiving at Jazz Fest!

    November 05, 2018

    Rub elbows (and lawn chairs) with fellow music fans at the annual Austin Area Jazz Fest. For the first time in the event's history, artists will take the stage downtown at the beautiful Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.... Read more

  • This October, the Play’s the Thing

    October 01, 2018

    For our guests who are in the market for professional theater, we recommend a visit to Bryan’s own Stagecenter Theatre. Since 1964, Stagecenter has been a hub for regional audiences seeking Broadway-style shows and stellar performances.... Read more

  • A Toast to Messina Hoff

    September 03, 2018

    When you think of wine-making, your mind probably goes immediately to Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But here in Bryan, we’re very happy not to have to go half-way across the country or the world to purchase some of the finest vintages ever made.... Read more

  • The Inspirational Architecture of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church

    August 06, 2018

    With a population of more than 28 million people, Texas is one of the most diverse states in the country. One of the great benefits of cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity is the wide range of art and architecture produced in this state we call home.... Read more

  • Family-Friendly Fun for All Ages at Grand Station Entertainment

    July 02, 2018

    July is shaping up to be a real scorcher here in Texas. If you’re looking to beat the heat in a fun and family-friendly environment, check out College Station’s Grand Station Entertainment, just a short drive from our hotel.... Read more

  • The Royal Alpaca Farm

    June 06, 2018

    If we were the betting type, we’d bet “raising quality alpacas with manners” is not a phrase you’ve run across before. Well, check that off your bucket list because it is in fact the illustrious motto of Bryan’s own Royal Alpaca Farm.... Read more

  • The Boundary Breaking Brazos Valley African American Museum

    May 10, 2018

    If you’ve ever been to a museum of Texas history or if you happened to grow up going to school in our great state, you’ll know that the story of Texas is most often told as the story of people with European, Mexican, or Native American heritage.... Read more

  • Seven Decades of World History at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

    April 02, 2018

    The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, a short 10-minute drive from our hotel, offers a unique opportunity for visitors of all political persuasions to learn more about the people and events that have shaped global affairs in the 20th and 21st centuries.... Read more

  • The Weekend Concert Series at Hershel’s Bar

    March 05, 2018

    As proud Texans and residents of Brazos Valley, we always want to make sure our guests know about the many marvelous historical and cultural activities to enjoy in the communities surrounding our hotel. In addition, whenever possible, we like to bring the entertainment right to you, and that’s exactly what we’re doing with our concert series at the Stella Hotel’s own Hershel’s Bar.... Read more

  • Welcome Executive Chef, Ricardo Bravo!

    February 12, 2018

    Campfire has a new Executive Chef... Read more

  • How the Cold War Was Won

    February 07, 2018

    At the Stella Hotel, we take great pride in Texas history and try whenever possible to inform our guests about opportunities to learn more about the rich and compelling story of our great state. This month we’d like to let you know about a special Presidents Day event that will provide a fascinating window not just into Texas history, but into American and world history more broadly.... Read more

  • Skate into the Winter Spirit

    January 09, 2018

    At the Stella Hotel, we believe in embracing the spirit of the season. That means swimming and barbecue in the summer, picnics in the spring, hayrides in the fall, and in the winter, ice skating at Spirit Ice Arena.... Read more

  • Family-Friendly Fun at Santa’s 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


  • 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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