About this listing
Quaint German cottage built in 1840 and faithfully restored in 1986.
Living room/bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, upstairs bedroom area with slanted ceilings accessed by steep, indoor staircase from kitchen; secluded front porch.
The farm itself, which also includes a main farmhouse and barn on the property, has been in several magazines including "Country Living", "Houston Home & Garden", and "House Beautiful". The main house (our home) has been designated as a Texas Historical Landmark.
Located on 112 bucolic acres off quiet County road, this peaceful place is part of a historic German homestead, lovingly restored by owners in late 1960's and furnished with Texas primitives. Was our weekend escape from Houston for almost 50 years until we retired here to live full time in late 2011.
One bedroom with high ceilings. Kitchenette includes dbl. electric burner, griddle, microwave, refrigerator and sink. Full bathroom with shower/tub, sink and toilet.
Private front porch is ready and waiting with rocking chairs for you to enjoy the colorful Texas sunrise and see the native deer emerge from the woods at dusk. Ducks splash playfully on pond, and free-range chickens cluck peacefully as they scratch through leaves.
Please do not go to location before contacting us for Check In and Out details. We will make arrangements to meet you, or we can leave a key for you.
Interaction with guests
The main farmhouse, our home, is very close by and we can be reached by cell phone anytime you need us.
Quiet Texas countryside with a few neighboring farmhouses.
Only 5 to 10 minutes from: The Winedale Historical Center and summer performances by Shakespeare at Winedale students from The University of Texas; the Round Top Antiques Show in late March and September every year; James Dick's World Renown Festival Hill venue for classical music concerts; Brenham's Unity Theater productions of Broadway performances; historic German, Chek, and other immigrant settlements from early to mid 1800's; tours of the famous "painted" churches with Magnificent stenciling done by immigrant artisans in the 1800's; and many other charming historical towns nearby.
Within 10-25 minutes of Chappell Hill, Blue Bell Creamery, Old Town Brenham, Local Festivals, Texas A&M/Blinn Events, La Grange,, Winedale Lake, Lake Fayette, and Somerville State Park, local Wineries and lots of nearby eateries.
6.6 miles from the Round Top antique fair.
20 minutes to Brenham if you need a Starbucks or HEB grocery store etc.
Other things to note
There is a $40.00 cleaning fee for all reservations.
The rental is $200. /night; for each guest (over 2) there is a $50.00 additional charge per night. House will accommodate 6 people * depending upon age and dexterity - upstairs bedroom has slanted ceilings & steep stairs, so must be discussed prior to booking.
• Check-in time is 3PM.
The charm here is a quiet country stay. Hear nature's sounds: the wind in the trees, the birds, the coyotes in the distance, the Owls hooting, and nature's peace. We would love to share it with you.
We want you to enjoy yourselves but we ask that there is no smoking, and no big parties.
Because we have our own pets (2 cats), free roaming chickens, and ducks on our pond, we request that you bring no animals for your stay, and hope you understand.
Check-out time is 12 pm to give us time to prepare the cottage for our next guests as we did for you.
We hope you enjoy your stay so much you'll want to come again and again.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas. After college, I worked in designing and maintaining landscapes, both residential and commercial; my focus was on using native or adapted plants common to the area, (Houston, Austin, and Moab, Utah) and creating a low water, low maintenance landscape that blended in to its surroundings, attracting birds, bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.
I am now managing our family farm near Round Top, Texas, overseeing the care of horses, cattle, chickens, and ducks. We are planting native grasses and shrubs, adding more ponds (or as they say here in Texas ”tanks”) with the guidance of the Washington County Extension Department. Our goal is to provide and enhance a natural habitat for wildlife on our acreage. In addition, we are constantly at work maintaining our 1840’s guest cabin, and our 1870’s main house, with the old barns, etc.
Recently I have become very involved with raising funds to restore early 1800’s buildings at The Winedale Historical Center near Round Top. It is home to some of the finest examples of early German pioneer settlement houses in Texas, and boasts the extent of the expertise in architecture and design of that time. Currently President of the 501(c) 3 corporation “Friends of Winedale”, we are working with experts from The Briscoe Historical Center in Austin own the property and are overseeing the repairs and restoration.
I love living in “this neck of the woods”, and being out, free to roam in God’s Country.
You are most welcome to come visit us.