It’s no secret that Texas is renowned for its hospitality. So when you’re planning your next weekend getaway, consider searching for a place that delivers those warm and friendly Texan vibes along with some personal attention and romantic inclinations.
Bed and Breakfasts, otherwise known as B&B’s, represent affordable places to rest one’s weary head while offering a real breakfast and true ambiance included with the price of your stay. As a leap from the traditional cookie-cutter hotels and motels, B&B’s are often housed in historical homes and buildings, and they lend a unique experience much different than other lodging. Since they are typically inside of large homes, each room often has its own unique character, theme, and/or name.
We traveled across our diverse state on our quest, so when you’re ready to book your next weekend away, consider these 5 top bed and breakfasts!
Located in the historical Houston Heights and on the Heights Boulevard walking trail, Sara’s Inn is the perfect place to stay if you’re ready to explore a fun part of Houston, without needing a car.
Originally a one story Victorian cottage, the home has been built upon over the years as it transitioned to a B&B. Each guest is pampered with a robe, down comforters and pillows, and breakfast is made to order each morning. With cafes, pubs, restaurants and antique shops within walking distance, park your car at Sara’s, and spend your weekend exploring this beautiful historic and hip neighborhood by foot.
If you’re headed for the Alamo City, consider a night at O’Casey’s, located in the Monte Vista Historic District. Beautiful and historically charming, this B&B is located only ten minutes by car from The Alamo. Built in 1904, this house has had its assortment of famous guests, most notably, the former President Dwight Eisenhower!
Depending on your needs, rooms are offered as suites with king-sized beds, or a single room at a lower rate with full and queen-sized beds. Some rooms feature old claw foot tubs and private porches, while each guest is cooked a homemade warm breakfast in the morning.
Heading to the Metroplex for a Dallas Cowboys game but you want to stay somewhere a little more quaint than a boring chain hotel, consider Alla’s! While close enough for your stay in Dallas, this B&B is actually located in Duncanville in an old brick home built in 1926.
Robes and slippers are provided to each guest, and Alla prides herself on her delicious homemade from scratch breakfasts. While a continental breakfast comes with each night, guests can upgrade (for an additional cost) to her organic breakfasts ‘fit for a king or queen.’ And if you’re here for a romantic getaway, consider using the private redwood cabana, complete with a relaxing hot tub!
Visiting the Hill Country? Consider spending a romantic weekend away in the quaint town of Wimberley. With art galleries and boutiques located in a setting on the Blanco River, there’s plenty to do by foot in this naturally picturesque Hill Country town.
The Blair House Inn has cottages, suites, and simple rooms, depending on your needs, with names such as the Houston Room, the Galveston Room, and the San Antonio Room. Gourmet breakfasts include huevos rancheros and Hill Country Eggs Benedict.
Guests are welcome to use the 45-foot lap pool or relax in the whirlpool spa during the warmer seasons, while taking in the views over Paradise Valley. Incorporating the work of local artisans, the lighting features around the pool were glass blown specifically for Blair House by Tim de Jong. There is also a sauna room, available to guests at no additional charge, along with day spa services that include facials, massages, and reflexology treatments, for additional costs.
A short drive from both Abilene and San Angelo, the Star of Texas Bed and Breakfast is located on 20 secluded acres covered in live oak trees. It hosts a number of beautiful little cottages for two, including hot tubs and private porches.
Their intimate wedding packages are specifically tailored for those wishing to renew their vows, hold a very small ceremony, or elope! And a gourmet breakfast is delivered to your door every morning at 9am. For those looking to really escape the bustle of the city and find a tranquil, relaxing place, this bed and breakfast has everything you’re looking for.