Several deer were grazing on the lawn as we entered the property. Dozens of rescued cats wander the grounds and some rescued pot belly pigs and jackasses were resting in their stalls. The hostess was friendly and helpful and oriented us to our room. We were greeted with 3 small bottles of wine and chocolates. Our room was Gabriella's Garden Hut, which had a spacious kitchen and sitting area with a fireplace, a separate bedroom with a queen-sized 4-poster bed (and a daybed in the sitting room for our 3rd guest) and a large bathroom with a tub and shower. The bathroom did not have a door, which was a bit uncomfortable at times and the glass-walled shower was exposed to the hallway. We took breakfast on a lovely patio off the kitchen; breakfast was served at 9:30 a.m. - a bit late for starting the day. We had scrambled eggs each of the 3 mornings of our stay. Pastries were served from a local bakery. Gluten-free bread was provided upon request. We left early the last day - a very nice breakfast basket was prepared for us. Wifi was supposed to be available in the room but was not working; we accessed it from the office.
The location is 20 minutes from the small town of Wimberly, in which we enjoyed the local artisan shops and the Blue Hole - a lovely state park where people were sunbathing and swimming. Inasmuch as the B&B was about 1 1/2 hr from Austin, we decided to explore other local towns. We found Gruene a charming town and Fredricksburg a bit more commercial.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A true hidden gem in the Texas Hill Country, Serenity Farmhouse Inn is a delightful roundup of cottages, suites, bungalows, and more, decorated to provide a unique, relaxing stay. Located on 22 spectacular acres of land outside of Wimberly, TX, our property is just far enough in the country for you to truly take in the serene beauty but close enough to town to enjoy all the action. Our grounds, along with our bed and breakfast suites, cottages and guest homes decorated with vintage furniture, queen-size pillow top mattresses, heart-shaped whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, private porches and fantastic views are the perfect venue for a romantic getaway, a small wedding, a girlfriends’ retreat, or a family reunion. You’ll be greeted each morning with a fresh country breakfast delivered right to your door -- no better way to start a day that’s yours to enjoy however you please. ... more less