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“Country Pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Country Woods Inn

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Country Woods Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Glen Rose B&B and Inns
Houston, Texas
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“Country Pleasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Just spent our weekend enjoying the hospitality at Country Woods Inn. It was our second visit. We love the location and the country experience. We found it convenient for visiting Fossil Rim and Dinosaur World with the grand children, then enjoyed the animals and open spaces while at the Inn. River setting is peaceful and relaxing. We will be back;-)

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We come to this wonderful setting anytime we need a getaway. You can't help but instantly relax and be happy. It isn't far from Dallas / Fort Worth but still feels like you are away from it all. The area is a nice place with good shops, restaurants and local attractions.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

We stayed for three nights right after Christmas and I don't even know what to say. My family just loved this place so much. It was magical. We have two children, 2 and 5, and we stayed in the Saddle House. It was a good size for our family and had room for a pack and play for our daughter. I loved the meadow view from the Saddle House and it was also within sight of a little play area and a few tree swings that completely captivated my children. It was a quiet time to be there and at moments I felt like we were just alone at our family farm (without all the work!). When we planned our trip to Glen Rose, we thought Fossil Rim would be the big draw, but in fact it was Country Woods Inn. We hardly wanted to leave and ended up extending our stay an extra night.

As others have mentioned, the owner has thought of so many charming little details, such as bird-watching supplies, firefly jars, firepits, picnic baskets, lists of activities, red wagons to haul firewood...I mean the list goes on and on. We took basically no toys and our kids were content as clams. It's a beautiful thing to watch your kids enjoy nature. It really fed all of our souls.

Beyond the meadow there are hiking trails that my son and husband enjoyed so much, hiking up to a beautiful view of the river. The river is two seconds away, as is Big Rocks park (which is basically some awesome big rocks to climb and our kids LOVED it). Short walk on a lighted river walk to downtown. The location is totally private and yet minutes from town.

And don't get me started on the animals! Goats, a horse, donkey, rabbits, geese, chickens, pigs! The goats in particular (Thomas the billy goat and a short black fellow we nicknamed Shorty!) were the sweetest things. We spent a lot of time in their pen just enjoying their company. We also loved Tomcat the horse. Apart from the occasional caretaker or other guest, it really did feel like we were alone there, visiting our family farm pets! What a treat.

I cannot recommend this place more highly for families. As another reviewer said, I could live here! A true treasure.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

My team and I stayed at the Country Woods Inn this past weekend during the Spartan Race out in Glen Rose. We could not have asked for better accommodations for our team! The cabins are nice and quaint and offer everything you need to truly feel like you're at your home away from home. The kids absolutely loved the place because they have everything from a petting farm to trails to easy access to the river. The secluded location was another huge plus. It gave us the privacy we needed for the weekend. I highly recommend Country Woods Inn if you have a large party that needs a single location to meet or if you and your family just want to get away for a few days in your own little private retreat.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Brenham, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

This is a wonderful relaxing property. The grounds are amazing with places to sit and reflect everywhere. This is the perfect place to bring children. I was on the property for a meeting, but would love to return with my grandchildren. They will love seeing the animals and playing in all of the areas designed just for them.

Room Tip: Prairie Cottage - very charming and I really liked the Sunflower Room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere for families/ kids. Wouldn't recommend for a romantic get away. We stayed in the farmhouse and would look into other options if we go back. Since the house is divided into two " cottages" you can hear everything going on next door. If they get up at 7 so do you :(
My daughter loved feeding the bunnies in the morning and making necklaces in the barn.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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1947helen, Owner at Country Woods Inn, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
We have 4 cabins for romantic getaways, but the Farmhouse and Prairiehouse are large houses divided into wings for reunions, weddings or groups that generally need more space. Our apologies for not clarifying that during your reservation process. We 're very glad your daughter liked the Barnyard!
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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stayed at Country Woods Inn for two weeknights during July 2013. Unfortunately, it rained most of the time, but we had our rain boots so we were still able to walk the property and feed the animals. If you are going during the Summer there might be a burn ban in effect, like there was when we were there. This was not Country Woods fault, but we weren’t able to enjoy the fire pit to cook hot dogs and S’mores, as planned. The cabin was equipped with a microwave and stove, so we were still able to enjoy our goodies. We stayed in the Carriage House and it was so cute. Plenty of room for our family of 3. There is a living room and kitchen, which are separated by a bar/island. There is a separate bedroom with two double beds and a TV with cable and DVR as well as a separate bathroom. The bathroom in the Carriage House has a small shower (no tub), which was fine for us, but for people with small kids who need a bath, you might want a different cabin. I had read about low ceilings, but I wasn’t exactly sure what that meant. The ceilings in the bedroom are just over 6 feet high, which was also fine for us, but someone 6 feet or above will have to duck. There is also a porch outside where you can sit and enjoy the evenings or watch the kids play. We loved the location of the Carriage House. It is right next to the Barn where you can eat breakfast on the weekends and where you can find chickens and a pig. It steps right out to the petting area that has goats, chickens, ducks, a sheep, a horse, bunnies and a dove that you can feed. Just behind it is the corral where there is a billy goat and a cute little donkey. There is also a hammock, tetherball and a fire pit. We walked all the way around the property and found the chapel in the woods and saw the Train Car and Cabin in the Woods tucked away. We might try one of them next time, although they are a short walk away from the animals, which was the highlight for my son (and me). We will definitely be staying here again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Country Woods Inn

Property: Country Woods Inn
Address: 420 Grand Ave, Glen Rose, TX 76043-5325
Region: United States > Texas > Glen Rose
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Glen Rose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Country Woods Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to an adventure! Secluded cabins, century old guesthouses, Main Lodge, even a restored Santa Fe Railroad Car or an authentic Airstream Land Yacht. 40 wooded acres on the Paluxy River with a river walk to the historic downtown square. Minutes from Fossil Rim, Dinosaur State Park, Dinosaur World and The Promise, this Award Winning inn is the perfect setting for Family Reunions, Church Retreats and Weddings in the breathtaking Chapel in the Woods! 45 minutes from Fort Worth/Dallas ... more   less 
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