Spa at former Hill Country resort in George Strait catches fire

The spa at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort, west of Boerne and formerly owned by country music legend George Strait, was destroyed by fire on the night of June 20.

Firefighters from Boerne, Leon Springs, Bergheim and Comfort Fire-Rescue responded to the fire but were unable to save the 10,000 square foot building. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. A dollar estimate of the damage was not available.

The fire happened less than two weeks after Crescent Hotels & Resorts, based in Fairfax, Va., announced it. purchased the 220-acre resort. Strait no longer holds a stake in Tapatio Springs.

“We are ready to take this resort concept to the next level,” said Michael George, founder and CEO of Crescent Hotels & Resorts, in a press release.

At press time, representatives for Crescent could not be reached for comment.

Strait bought the complex with longtime friend and real estate developer Tom Cusick in 2011 after it was foreclosed.

A recent multimillion-dollar renovation, which took nearly two years to complete, resulted in a new 35,000-square-foot lodge and an update to all 111 rooms. The resort reopened in October 2019. A fire in 2017 destroyed the old clubhouse.

Amenities at the property include two restaurants, a cafe, a resort-style pool, golf course, live music, and nature trails.

Besides Tapatio Springs, Crescent owns these other Texas properties: Horseshoe Bay Resort; Hall Arts Hotel Dallas, Curio Collection in Dallas; Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel & Convention Center; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Houston near the Galleria; Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria Area; AC Fort Worth Hotel; Courtyard by Marriott Dallas Plano/The Colony; Residence Inn Dallas Plano/The Colony; and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Dallas Plano/The Colony.

The company is also developing the Hall Park Hotel, Autograph Collection in Frisco.

Richard F. Gandhi