The original farmhouse was built in 1921 and has been added on to and modified several times. We fell in love at first sight with the high ceilings (11-12') and the original beadboard wainscoting. The sense of growth and history gives it added charm. A generous breakfast is served in the spacious dining room.
The accommodations in the Farmhouse consist of the Red Room, the Green Room, and the Blue Room. Not terribly original names, but they serve the purpose of identifying the rooms until we can come up with something more creative. All of the rooms are on the second floor, and they share a sitting room and bathroom. Each room is unique, but all have charming sloped ceilings and comfortable beds. The sitting room has a coffee bar with a choice of regular and decaf coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.
You may check availability and make your reservation by phone, The dates of the next antiques fair are September 16-October 8.
STAR GAZERS, don't forget to bring your telescope with you. We are a dark-sky property, so we usually have a clear, bright view of the night sky.
Our Farmhouse was built in 1921, and it retains much of the original materials and charm. We love it, and we love sharing it with others. Since we had three bedrooms upstairs that were going unused, we thought we'd start a bed and breakfast. That way, we could share the farm and the area that we love with people other than our family. Getting to know the wonderful people who are our guests has made it one of our favorite projects!
The Red Room has the smallest bed of the three rooms in the Farmhouse, but it is the prettiest. The faux-finished walls and red toile quilt on the queen-size bed give a French country feel, and the sloped ceilings make it cozy. A lighted dressing table is an extra not found in either of the other rooms. An inflatable twin bed is available for a small fee for friends who prefer not to share a bed. $110/night, double occupancy.
The Green Room is the largest of the rooms. It features the option of two twin beds or a short king and a quiet reading nook. This spacious room is comfortable and welcoming. $125/night, double occupancy.
The Blue Room is the most versatile of the rooms. It features twin beds
that can be converted to a king, giving you the option of sleeping
arrangements. Skylights give this room a bright, cheery feel. $120/night, double occupancy.
In 2004 we decided to convert the old smokehouse into a guesthouse. The plan was to use the existing three rooms as a sitting room and two bedrooms and to add on two bathrooms. In the process, we wanted to preserve as much of the character of the original building as possible. We started the project early in 2005 and finished just in time to house some of our family when they evacuated the Houston area for Hurricane Rita.
We are very pleased with the results. The original wood walls in the sitting room and bathrooms give a rustic feel, while the decor adds a bit of sophistication. Because of the intimate nature of the accommodations, The Smokehouse is only rented as a unit. However, arrangements may be made for the use of only one bedroom suite, with the other bedroom remaining unoccupied. $200-$300/night, depending on occupancy.
Each of the bedrooms has twins that can be converted to a king-size bed, giving to you the option to choose your sleeping arrangements.
a king, we guarantee you'll be comfortable!
Our newest accommodation! We built this little house in 2008. It is styled to mimic the farmhouses of the area, with a bit of a modern twist. It is a completely contained unit, with one bedroom, one bathroom, a large living room, an eat-in kitchen, and a laundry room. It sleeps two in your choice of two XL twins or one king. There is also a queen-size pullout sofa in the living room, and plenty of space for inflatable beds. Breakfast is not included.
300/night for up to 4 guests. Minimum 3-night stay during the antiques fairs.
We get your day off to a good start with a generous breakfast served in the dining room of the Farmhouse. We proudly serve locally-roasted Independence Coffee with our breakfast, and our fresh eggs are usually included somewhere in the meal.
Pets not accepted.
WiFi available throughout the property.
We gladly accept one-night stays. However, there is a $20/room housekeeping fee for one-night stays during the antiques fairs, and The Cottage requires a minimum 3-night stay during the antiques fairs.
We accept personal checks, cash, all major credit cards, and mobile pay. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.
Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of credit card information. Payment in full is due upon arrival. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the 3:00 p.m. check-in time will be charged for the full stay unless we can re-book the room.
For the spring and fall antiques fairs, cancellations must be made 30 days before the start of the fairs. Cancellation after that date requires you to be responsible for the entire stay unless the room is re-booked.
Reservations for the MS 150 bicycle ride require a cancellation notice of one month.
All cancellations are subject to a $30 processing fee.