As a person who loves Texas History and our Texas Heritage, I always try to support Texas Historic Homes, B&B’s, and Hotels as well as other buildings. Here are some of the Texas Historic Bed & Breakfasts (B&B’s) and Hotels I have stayed in or photographed in my Texas journeys.
The Victorian-style Hotel Limpia, an historic, fully restored hotel built in 1912 by the Union Trading Company (owned by local stockholders J.W. Espy, J.P. Weatherby, and Nick Mersfelder), is located in mile-high Fort Davis, Texas nestled in the scenic Davis Mountains in the southwestern portion of the state. They have 31 rooms including extra large rooms and suites. The accommodations are fully restored with private baths, period furnishings and free Wi-Fi. The hotel’s peaceful setting provides a comfortable getaway from the busy outside world.
The courtyard garden, fragrant with roses and herbs, the glassed-in veranda with its flourishing plants, and the porches with their rocking chairs are favorite places for guests to relax and enjoy the tranquility of a by-gone era of Texas. The two-story pink stone hotel was the social center of the community a hundred years ago and used to feature a doctor’s office and drugstore alongside its guest rooms and generous porches.
The Veranda Inn
The Veranda Inn, an historic Texas hotel built in 1883, is the oldest hotel in West Texas. This distinctive adobe building has 2-feet thick walls and high twelve-feet ceilings with ten rooms and suites furnished with period antiques and collectibles. All rooms and suites have private baths. A separate Carriage House is under the shade of a large pecan tree. An excellent breakfast is served every morning featuring homemade recipes.
The Veranda Inn’s walled gardens and quiet courtyards occupy most of a town block sheltering large verandas with rocking chairs and tables. It’s the perfect spot for your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. The Veranda is ideal for small retreats, conferences and family reunions. Nearby are McDonald Observatory, Fort Davis National Historic Site, the Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve, the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Davis Mountains State Park. It is 2 and 1/2 hours to Big Bend National Park, 45 minutes to Balmorhea State Park, 20 minutes to Marfa (Chinati Art Foundation) and 25 minutes to Alpine (Museum of the Big Bend).