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Mt Gainor Inn
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

This inn was a great jumping off place. We went into Wimberly for a great day of artists, shopping, and wine. And it was great to be able to come back and relax at the inn. The hammocks are divine! The innkeepers were very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: The cottage was nicely private :)
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

My boyfriend and I needed a place to escape from the busy city of Austin and heard this was it. We headed out on Sunday afternoon and were greeted by Laurie and Jerry the owners of the inn. Great people! I have always been interested in having a hotel of my own so she even showed me all the different rooms and shared great stories. We stayed in the newest room which is the Mt. Laurel. WOW! My boyfriend jumped with excitement when he found that this was the room we would have. It has a very tall ceiling and all dark wood furniture. It stays nice and cool even when it is 100 degrees outside. The bathroom was complete with a glass shower and a two person bathtub which was wonderful for long soaks. I am not one to stay inside much, but this room made me want to relax in it for days. We headed to Salt Lick for dinner, which was only about 20 minutes away. Best bbq ever. Once we returned it was time for the sunset. The outdoor patio that overlooks the hill country was the perfect spot. We debated on watching in the hammocks or hot tub. The hot tub hit the spot. And when it gets really dark the stars are unbelieveable! The bed was wonderful. The sheets, bedding, and pillows were very soft and nice. She had library of movies but we had brought our own and put one in only to fall asleep for a very restful slumber. When we woke at 9am for breakfast I had no idea what was in store. Extremely fresh juices, frozen vanilla orange juice, coffee that was always being filled, the best french toast and breakfast sauage I have ever had, fresh fruit,etc. My boyfriend is gluten-free so she had made him pancakes that he could eat! The view, company, and food were just to die for. I had to use the bathtub again before we left and just soaked up the beauty and serenity this place had provided us. When we left we both agreed that we would def be returning. It was hard to leave! It provided us with comfort, peace, and left us with a wealth of happiness! Thank you!

Room Tip: Mt. Laurel and Side Oats were the neatest to me. But they all had thier own benefits. The new ones t...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

We randomly found this B and B in the hill country and did not know what to expect, but it wa a wonderful positive experience for myself and my wife. It's very laid back and you have to go with the right attitude. Yes, it's isolated but that's the beauty of the place. We would drive about 7 miles into Dripping Springs and eat great food at the Creek Road Cafe( it has great bread brought in daily from a bakery in Kyle).The hosts are wonderful easy going people who work hard at keeping you happy. When you arrive you walk into the old graceful kitchen and call up the hosts and they come up and greet you and get you settled in. There are TVs to watch DVDs but no Television which is great because I enjoyed not having any TV to distract us. I loved that at night there was no city lights , no city noise and the quiet beauty of the stars. We visited The beautiful Hamilton Pool and the Reimers Ranch which we really loved. We made our own coffee in early morning then saunter down to the kitchen at 9 am every morning for a nice breakfast with fresh fruit . We live in Corpus Christi near the bay and this trip to the hill country was a great experience. We hope to stay here again.

Room Tip: When you call ask the host( Laurie) about the different rooms available and she is very helpful.
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Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

The hosts were absent upon arrival (an emergency) so we checked ourselves into the cottage. Nice room but the toilet is exposed to the rest of the bathroom so if you like any privacy someone needs to leave. There was a mini fridge - completely empty. There was a good assortment of tea bags and ground coffee - no creamer, stir sticks or spoons. There was an ice bucket - but no ice. Normally, a B&B has a welcome drink, snack or supply of comfort items (soft drinks, wine, etc) available. We had tap water. The B&B is in the middle of nowhere so it was a dark, winding ride home from dinner. The only mention of breakfast was a sign in the kitchen stating continental breakfast available prior to 8am. We arrived for breakfast shortly after 8 and found a cold, dark kitchen. Based on the sign, it seemed there would be no breakfast that morning. Afterwards, we were told breakfast was at 9am and they were sorry we missed it. Professional innkeepers would have been specific about the time and would have made an effort to connect with the guests they were over charging - maybe a note on our door letting us know they were sorry they couldn't greet us but look forward to meeting us at breakfat at 9am - or, sorry we've been unavailable, please enjoy breakfast at the cafe on us.The disappointment would be more tolerable if we hadn't paid so much but, sadly, the value and B&B experience we expected was completely lacking.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Roadtime, Owner at Mt Gainor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2012

Thank you for your review. It has been very beneficial for us as business owners. We have not had a medical emergency in the past and we have learned the importance of having a plan for such situations. We take very seriously the service we provide to our guests and have implemented a plan for such situations. We provide fresh cream, spoons, coffee, and tea for the rooms. Unfortunately, in our haste to get to the hospital, the room was not stocked. In our common area, we have available at all time’s refreshments and there is an ice machine. We have also, changed our sign in the room to include the typical breakfast time

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Reviewed 17 February 2012

We booked the inn based on reviews in Tripadvisor. We found good and not quite good. The good - we booked the cottage and it was nice. Large rooms, nicely decorated. Enjoyed the hammocks and the garden. The not-so-good - the inn is really isolated, several miles from ANYTHING. At least 20 minutes down county roads to Dripping Springs. Very dark drive back at night. For some reason no door to the toilet. Battery on the TV remote dead. Battery on the heater remote about to die. We did not meet the owners - there was an emergency and they were at the hospital. No problem - we checked ourselves in and hoped they were OK. It was not made clear, however, that breakfast was not served until 9 AM. The brochure describes a "continental breakfast" available at 8 AM - there was nothing and the dining room was dark. WIth no one to talk to we drove to Wemberley and bought our breakfast. Not a huge deal but it sort of took away the charm of the B&B experience, which is what we paid for. All in all we understand the emergency and we accomodated to it but we wold probably stay closer to town on our next trip to the area.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Roadtime, Owner at Mt Gainor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2012

We have taken great strides in our web site to indicate that the Inn is located in a rural area surrounded by large ranches. It is 15 minutes to Dripping Springs and since we are a rural property, night time driving along country roads is dark and there are no street lights. We have not had a medical emergency in the past and we have learned the importance of having a plan for such situations. We take very seriously the service we provide to our guests and have implemented a plan for such situations. We cannot predict when the remote control batteries will go out, that is why we leave spear batteries in each room for our guest’s convenience. We have also, changed our sign in the room to include the typical breakfast time.

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Reviewed 18 January 2012

I took my girlfriend to the hill country, and to visit the wineries for the weekend.. I found this great BB that was in the middle of them all. We saw something we hadn't got to see in a long time... The stars that fill the Texas sky!! We stayed in the cottage that is behind the main house, very romantic and quiet. Our host went out of her way to accommodate us, and even delivered breakfast both mornings!! The food was out of this world, some of the best food I've ever had, well worth the drive just for it!! Guys if you wanna impress her and get away for a weekend, go to Mt Gainor!!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

My partner and I stay here every year on our anniversary for the past 3 years in a row. The romantic atmosphere and sunset views from the hot-tub are some of our best memories yet. We love the near proximity of The Salt Lick BBQ as well as the more romantic Trattoria Lisina. The owners are sweet, considerate and offer just the right touches to make every stay a pleasant, private and romantic one. They keep their distance but will gladly provide directions and restaurant recommendations when request but then they quietly remove themselves and allow you space to enjoy the rolling hills and gorgeous sunrises/sunsets. We often go for a bike ride in the hills around the BnB - they provide maps with turn by turn directions and different distance options. It is always a joy to come back to the bed and breakfast and snuggle up next to the "fake" but ROMANTIC fire with a cup of tea or glass of red wine from the nearby wineries in Driftwood.

Room Tip: Request either the Hideaway or the lux Side Oats Cottage
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  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Address: 2390 Prochnow Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620-4847
Region: United States > Texas > Dripping Springs
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Dripping Springs
Price Range: £40 - £254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mt Gainor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
I felt like I was floating..it was so quiet, I felt my whole body relaxed and time stood still... MT GAINOR INN is an enchanting 100 year old farm house resting high on a hill with relaxing 360 degree hill country views. We invite you to take a break for a quiet intimate get away from the city or a gathering of friends and family. We specalize in women's retreats and welcome Scrap Booking, Quilting Groups, Cycling clubs, social or business gatherings and Wimberley Market Day treckers. ... more   less 
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