We were in the area for some R & R during bluebonnet season and I found the Yellow House on Trip Advisor.com. The reviews are stellar so I gave them a call. We were fortunate to be able to get one of their cottages for a weekend of fairly short notice due to a cancellation. We took the Green Cottage and it was so lovely, cozy and very private. Perfect for some relaxation!
The property is about 5 scenic minutes from Main Street Salado and an easy drive. You enter a gated 'compound' of sorts with the owners home, a 5 suite area on the back of their home, and then 2 cottages and 2 homes, each of which were vintage homes that were disassembled and moved on to their property and lovingly restored to high standards. Each cottage or house is beautifully decorated, ours in black and white Waverly toile fabrics. Each unit is furnished with quality furniture and very high end linens, etc.
The property is very well manicured and well cared for by the owners, Cathy and Brian. We drove in to the property on a Friday afternoon and Cathy came out to greet us. She showed us to the cottage and gave us an orientation inclusive of WiFi instructions and how to use the Sat TV. She said she would be back in a few minutes, and sure enough, she had hot from the oven zucchini bread. That was perfect with my afternoon tea from their heavily stocked tray of coffees/teas for the in room Kuerig system. The fridge was stocked with soft drinks and waters as well (and not just one bottle, it was packed full!)
Later we met Brian and he, too, was as cordial and hospitable as you can be! We got a full history on the property and how they have grown it with the cottages and houses. The newest house will be ready in a week and it was an old farmhouse, now restored to the very highest of standards, inclusive of a full gourmet kitchen. (our next stay!!)
We arrived early enough that we were able to inspect all but the pink house as it was occupied and were both totally impressed again by the quality of furnishings, comfort level and care and attention to detail. We left after two days and our next hotel (a major mid to high end hotel chain) was such a let down after this visit. The first thing my husband said, you aren't going to like the bath towels (after the thick bleached white towels we had in our cottage - we were totally spoiled!)
Cathy and Brian really have the hospitality thing down to a science. They are attentive but not intrusive. There is a note upon arrival saying we do not want to bother you nor enter your room/cottage but here is our number for anything you may need during your stay.
I don't want to forget a real highlight for me in particular. At 9am each morning, we got a soft knock at the door and a lovely heart shaped wicker basket was placed outside our door. It contained the breakfast of the day, first day, AMAZING amaretto baked French toast with a fresh blackberry warm topping, fresh fruit bowl, hot syrup and super crispy thick bacon. Second day a baked breakfast pie, homemade biscuits, fruit and honey from their own on property happy Yellow House bees!!!
If you want a quiet, lovely, peaceful non-intrusive but attentive B & B experience, this is for you! Cathy and Brian, thank you again for allowing us time to melt down! Hope to see you again soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come relax in the country at the Yellow House Bed and Breakfast, less than 5 minutes from Salado's Historic Main Street. Luxurious private accommodations for your group. We offer traditional bed and breakfast rooms, private cottages and full sized guest houses to meet your specific lodging needs. Spend time together rocking on the porch, host your event in our barn event center or have the destination wedding of your dreams. It's the perfect getaway for just the two of you or groups up to 38 people. Wonderful for family, friends or church groups who want to spend time together! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yellow House Bed And Breakfast Salado, Texas