Relax in our Holiday Inn® hotels in Tyler. Immerse yourself in 14 acres of fragrant roses at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, or taste your way from chardonnay to merlot on the Piney Woods Wine Trail.
Guests of our hotels in Tyler can breathe in the calming fragrance of deep red, sugary pink and vibrant yellow blooms in the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden. Gardening scientists test experimental rose varieties here before introducing them to the larger gardening community. The Tyler Rose Museum details the city's long history as a rose-growing capital and proudly displays finely embroidered and bejeweled fairy-tale gowns worn by Rose Queens during the Texas Rose Festival. Our Tyler hotels are near grand 19th-century homes filled with American-crafted furniture. Monumental Greek Revival columns front the 1850 Goodman-Le Grand House, while the 1878 McClendon House has steep gables and lacey Victorian trim.
Several wineries dot the rolling hills and gentle valleys about an hour's drive from our hotels in Tyler. Vineyards along the Piney Woods Wine Trail produce and offer tastings of aromatic Sangiovese, crisp chardonnay and even fruit and berry wines. Fine-dining rooms at Kiepersol Estates and Los Pinos Ranch serve elegant dinners paired with estate wines. The more modest Texas Vineyards and Maydelle Country Wines offer rustic picnic tables and inviting verandas where you can sip wine in the east Texas sunshine. Dine closer to our Tyler hotels in local restaurants and steakhouses, where fried catfish and barbecue pork ribs are menu staples.
Book our Holiday Inn hotels in Tyler during prime rose blossom season. The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden blooms in spring and October. The genteel Texas Rose Festival in October, with parades and an English tea party, is presided over by the Rose Queen and her court.