We enjoyed our 2 night stay at Walden Plantation. My husband and I travel to the hill country several times per year, so we were familiar with the area. Other reviews that mention the distance from the property into town are accurate, it is about a 15 minute drive to Llano and about 45 minutes to downtown Fredericksburg. Just be aware before booking that you will have to drive for meals other than breakfast (the website says lunch is offered, but we did not eat lunch at the plantation). We knew the area before booking, so it was not an issue to us. The location was exactly what we were looking for - in the hill country, on the river and out of the way.
The breakfasts that were provided on both mornings were excellent. Burritos one morning and pancakes the next, with coffee and fresh OJ. Another guest asked for a no-carb breakfast and Minerva, the gracious cook whipped him up some scrambled eggs without a problem.
We booked a King River View, the room itself is what I would consider on the small side. In the bedroom area, there was not much room to move around, but we did not spend much time inside the room. The bathroom area was more spacious though, and the closet was large. The beds were comfy, but I did feel as though the linens appeared to be a bit worn out (sheets had holes in it). Our room was on the first floor and there was no river view, we were located directly behind the swimming pool. My guess would be that in order to be able to actually SEE the river from your room or the patio outside of it, you would need to request a 2nd floor room.
The daily housekeeping was not typical of other hotels- bed was not made, trash not emptied, but we did get fresh towels at our request.
The pool & hot tub were nice and the grounds were great for taking walks down to the river to explore or sit and relax.
We have stayed at quite a few B&B's in the hill country, and I would not really consider this a typical B&B property. The room was more reminiscent of a hotel room, without the personal touches you would tend to find in many of the other hill country B&B's we have stayed at.
Overall, I would recommend Walden Plantation to anyone looking for a quiet, out-of-the way property with nice ammenities.
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- Walden Plantation Hotel Llano
- Walden Plantation Llano, Texas