Discover Hotels in East Texas and the Piney Woods Region

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East Texas & Piney Woods

Old South Charm

Communities throughout the Piney Woods region of East Texas maintain the spirit of the South while offering visitors plenty of small-town charm. From Canton and Mount Pleasant, east of Dallas, all the way south to Brenham and Orange, a variety of special events, festivals and activities make spring and summer the time to visit.

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Chet's Picks in Piney Woods


You’d be surprised how much awaits underneath the towering trees of the Piney Woods. Check out my East Texas picks below!

Classic Muscle car at Ray's Drive In 

Things To Do

Texas’ vast countryside is ripe for exploration. Pack up the car and discover the rich history and vibrant personality of towns like AtlantaLufkinCenter, and Jasper on a scenic driving tour. Whether you stick to the main highway or venture off to the back roads, you’ll find countless attractions begging you to stop along the way.



Catch a Game

Texas A&M sports fans will want to check out Texas A&M Aggies athletics during the season. The football squad will be taking on competition in the Southeastern Conference until December, while the men and woman’s basketball teams will just be hitting the hardwood.

Get Outdoors

Get Outdoors

Launch your springtime fun in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Jasper County kicks off its spring events with the Annual Azalea Festival.  Join the celebration in Jasper at the Jasper County Courthouse Square. Browse arts and crafts, enjoy festival food and entertainment and have some fun in Jasper.

Theatre Masks

Catch a Show

Bryan visitors and families visiting students of Texas A&M University in College Station won’t want to miss the Texas Independent Film Festival in February. It’s a day of screenings, workshops, panel discussions, and a chance to rub elbows with budding young filmmakers. Dates are typically late February.

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From A - Z

Whether you're looking for Abeline to Zapata, you'll find a wide range of excellent hotels to have the time of your life. Look for more travel information in the Best Western City Guides. With 188 Best Western cities in Texas - you're bound to find something new where you're headed.