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Texas Odd Inns and Unusual Places to Stay

Texas Odd Inns and Unusual Places to Stay - Christmas B&B, Cabooses, Boats and Inns in Ghost Towns

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Upstairs at the Mansion in Terlingua, Texas
This unique two-room boutique hotel, is the center-piece of the Terlingua Ghost Town. Built in 1909 out of rock and adobe, the mansion was home to the owner of the Chisos Mining Co. Situated on a limestone hill overlooking the Ghost Town, with commanding views of the Chisos Mountains, the mansion has 22 inch walls downstairs, and 14 1/2 inch walls upstairs. The addition on the South side of the mansion, which your room is located, was built in 1912, and has been restored to it's original condition on the interior. Within a short walk of the mansion, breakfast awaits you at the Ghost Town Cafe, espresso & wi-fi at Poco y Mas, and most notable the famous "Porch" at the Starlight Theatre & Terlingua Trading Co., where locals congregate to watch the sunset and trade tales, while enjoying a cold beverage, each evening.
Complete Story, Photo, and Video 


Caboose at the Antler Inn

The Antlers Inn in Kingsland, Texas
The Antlers Inn is a luxury inn and resort located on one of the most popular lakes in Texas, Lake LBJ in Kingsland. The resort comfortably sleeps up to 60 occupants with it's 16,250sf of living areas and 10 well groomed acres. Resort guest can stay in the inn or a railroad deport, a railroad car or a caboose. For well over a century the Antlers Inn has entertained thousands of vacationers from all over the world, becoming a top tourist destination for people and families looking to get away from it all. The Antlers Hotel was begun in 1900 and opened May 1, 1901. Newspapers hanging around the hotel show events on that date including the cross-country trip by President William McKinley who toured Austin on May 3, 1901.  Complete Story and Photos


The Christmas House Bed & Breakfast in San Antonio, Texas

The Christmas House B& B in San Antonio, TX
This unique 1910 home rests in the center of Monte Vista, a National Registered Historic District. The home provides visitors the ability to purchase most antiques found within the home. The parlor room, decorated with a year round Christmas tree and fireplace, will allow you, as a guest, an atmosphere to read of just relax. The dining room adjacent to the parlor room provides a memorable setting for an enhanced continental breakfast Monday through Friday. Guests will enjoy specially prepared hot breakfast on the weekend. Rooms include The Santa Claus Room which is decorated with red & white accents and is furnished with a queen size bed. It is located on the second floor. The Christmas Tree Room is enhanced with green & white accents, carpeted, and has a queen size bed. It is located on the second floor.  Complete Story and Photos

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South Coast Sailing Boat and Breakfast
Stay the night on a boat! South Coast Sailing Adventures now offers the opportunity to spend the night on one of our fine yachts at the Kemah Boardwalk Marina! Enjoy the peace and romance of sleeping in a serene nautical setting. Options range from a simple night on a boat to a luxurious bed and breakfast. Safe and secure, tied to the dock, experiencing the gentle lapping of the water as it soothes you to sleep. You can wake up to the sunrise over the bay and enjoy the sounds of the seabirds. You can even book your charter and the berth together, with options ranging from a next-day 4 hour cruise to a 2 hour sunset/moonlight cruise for that night. Our location at the Kemah boardwalk Marina offers easy access to the Boardwalk itself. A brief discription of our overnight packages is at the bottom of the page. Complete Story and Photos

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Presidio La Bahia(Oldest Fort in Texas)
After the restoration of Presidio La Bahia in the mid-1960's, the area now known as The Quarters was used by priests as housing. Today, for a nominal fee, The Quarters is available for use by the general public for a nightly stay. The Quarters is part of what used to be the officer's quarters, along the west wall of the presidio. There are two entrances, one from within the presidio in the court yard, across from the chapel, and an exterior door from the parking area. Overnight visitors can come and go at their leisure. Thus, allowing visitors to visit other areas in andaround Goliad during their visit. The Quarters is actually a two bedroom apartment with three beds. It includes a living and dining area with fireplace, master bedroom, kitchen, bathroom with shower, and a second bedroom with two single beds. Complete Story and Photos

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