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Walden Plantation
Ranked #7 of 9 Llano B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 March 2010

Booked three rooms: tem in rooms 44 degrees with a small window unit to heat took over 7 hours running a hair dryer to heat room. Breakfast was beautifully done...but cold! Breakfast room had cartoons playing loudly or TV...(guess what we want to get away from.) This is not a "plantation" is it a hotel on an ugly piece of property near the river but not on it due to flooding. The rooms were nice and bedding was nice if you didn't mind the 44 degrees temp. The staff if fiiendly but you must know how bed and breakast works to actually run a B and B. There is no central meeting room, just the breakfast room. No turn down service and not make up of the room, just towels. I would not recommend this to anyone even though the people are nice. We spent $1000 for the three rooms for two nights and drove 5 hours to get to this....don't waste your time....danny

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2009

If you are into weirdly designed architecture, you will enjoy this eclectic property. There is no lobby, no elevators, no bell service, no restaurant ... just an expensive box placed in the middle of nowhere. The appointments were very nice and the breakfast was excellent. Other than that, there is no reason I would return.

Our suite, "The Leifeste," was supposedly the nugget of the resort. If you select this room, be prepared to pay about $250/night. Also be prepared for a pristine view of ... drum roll ...
not the river but ... the parking lot, which is about 150 yards from your room. I mention this because of the weirdness of it all:
1. The least expensive rooms overlook the river (actually more of a creek).
2. Who wants to lug baggage 150 yards up and down stairwells?
3. The toilet next to the dining room table makes for interesting conversation.
4. There is no common area for reading, watching TV, socializing, etc. and the pool is
extremely small.

The surrounding area is very "un-hill country like." Just flat fields of cactus and mesquite trees. In a word, this place was BORING.

We love the Texas Hill Country and really enjoy places like Barton Creek (Austin) and The
Wildcatter (Graham). Unfortunately, The Walden Plantation does not remotely compare
to these wonderful retreats. Save your money and look elsewhere.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank RosieTexas
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Reviewed 28 July 2009

My wife and I stayed here, and it was great. Amenities are more resort or hotel like than your traditional B&B. It is not at all quaint. Its brand new and luxurious, if you woke up in the room you would think Hilton not Llano B&B. Rooms were large and the Dish TV was great. Rooms are quite private and quiet although they open to the community walk way. Linens are top notch as are the furnishings. Service is prompt and unobtrusive. Pool and spa are excellent and cannot be found at similar establishments. Although its relatively secluded, its close enough (10 minutes to the center of Llano and its shopping and food. Being right up against the river is a nice bonus although we preferred the pool! They even had bar service out by the pool.

Food was very good as well and we liked that you had a generous window of time to catch breakfast (8:30-11:00) unlike many B&B's that force you to wake up at the crack of dawn to get breakfast.

If we were to go again, we would either ask for an upstairs river view room, I would not pay the extra $20 a night for the river view on the first floor again since much of the view of the river is obscured by the stairs and pool.

Overall I would highly recommend Walden Plantation to a family or couple looking for high end feel in a country B&B. It was a bit more expensive than I thought it would be when I booked it, especially for the Llano area, but it was worth it.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Walden Plantation

Address: 1690 County Road 102, Llano, TX 78643-2931
Region: United States > Texas > Llano
Free Breakfast
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Ranked #7 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Llano
Price Range: £89 - £246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Walden Plantation 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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