If you are looking for a Texas Historic Home for sale then Burnet TX may be a small Texas town to consider. Burnet Texas is a lovely small Texas town located in Burnet County Texas. Burnet Texas is a traditional Texas town with the old Historic District centered around a courthouse square. Historically, Burnet County has been rooted in their agricultural economy. In the last 40 years or so, agribusiness has been the predominant income producer. In 2002, Burnet County had 565,413 acres of farm and ranches with 68% devoted to pasture, 19% to crops and 10% to woodlands. In that same year, 94% of farmers income stemmed from livestock sales. Children living in Burnet Texas attend Burnet CISD or a private school in the area. However, don’t let its agricultural history and economy fool you – Burnet is also home to beautiful waterfronts with plenty of entertainment and scenery to enjoy! Burnet is really close to the upper Highland Lakes such as Lake Buchanan and Inks Lake and some homes are on the lake. Stay in a Historic Bed and Breakfast such as The Verandas or Airy Mount while in Burnet Texas.
Burnet Texas Historic Homes FOR SALE
I had a beautiful 1856 Historic Home SOLD that is currently being used as a Bed and Breakfast – The Verandas Guest House. This property was offered fully furnished with all beds, dressers, tables, linens decor and more. With the exception of one red hanging chandelier in the parlor. This beautiful Burnet Texas historic home was built in 1856 as a stagecoach stop. There is an original, hand dug well on the porch which was used to water horses as well as the travelers who frequented the stagecoach stop in the 1800’s. Even the names of the 3 suites are historic names of important Texas historical heros such as the Crockett Suite after Davy Crockett, defender of the Alamo, fighter for Texas independence. The Austin Suite is named after Stephen Fuller Austin, known as the Father of Texas. The Houston Suite was named after Sam Houston another very important historical figure in the formation of Texas. Samuel or Sam Houston was both the first and the third President of the Republic of Texas as well as Governor of Texas when it became a state. After being built of stone and Adobe bricks in 1856, the home was added onto a couple of other times. There is a photo of the original structure at the home.
In addition to the Historic Home itself, you will love the spectacular grounds of The Verandas. The site of many weddings and outdoor events, The Verandas has many patios for outdoor entertaining and events, including a Wisteria covered arbor over a stone patio replete with a corner fireplace, a large concrete patio suitable for a dance floor or wedding site; as well as large wraparound, covered, 2 level porches around the home. Among the amazing and beautiful water features is an immense Koi pond with multiple gentle waterfalls as well as a disappearing fountain water feature in the herb and floral garden to the south. The Monet style bridge takes you out to the middle of part of the large pond where another stone patio creates yet another beautiful spot for photo ops, enjoying afternoon tea or simply listening to the sounds of the water as you watch native birds and butterflies enjoy the botanical delights.
Burnet Texas Historic Homes REALTOR®
Call or e-mail Betty Saenz Historic House Specialist REALTOR® to see Historic Homes in Burnet Texas at 512-785-5050. I have been certified as a Historic House Specialist and love our Texas Historic Homes. I can also help you buy or sell Texas Historic Homes in other areas.
Burnet Texas Entertainment
The Austin Steam Train runs out to Burnet Texas on its excursions from Cedar Park, Texas in Williamson County. That is a fun way to introduce yourself to historic Burnet Texas in Burnet County.
I love caves and really enjoy the Longhorn Cavern at the Longhorn Cavern State Park. The Texas State Park has many buildings built by the CCC or Civilian Conservation Corp. Longhorn Caverns once had Ice Age animal inhabitants. Next it was used by the Comanche Indians, then as a Speakeasy during Prohibition and is also believed to have been used as a hideout by the famous outlaw Sam Bass who is buried in Round Rock Texas. Currently there are regularly scheduled daily tours of Longhorn Cavern as well as Wild Cave Tours, Geology Tours, Photography Tours, and Paranormal Tours. There are also Backbone Ridge nature trail tours to learn about the Texas Hill Country flora and fauna. Occasionally also, there are concerts in the cavern and the cavern is available for weddings and other private events. Longhorn Cavern State Park is located just south and west of Burnet TX at 6211 Park Road 4 just six miles west of US Highway 281.
The Bluebonnet Festival is held annually in April. With live music, a carnival, food and races for everyone to enjoy. It is a community favorite and many people travel to attend every year.