How do you choose a place to stay in the “Bed and Breakfast Capital of Texas”? It’s easy. You read a little history and you choose your favorite ghost. We ruled out the historic Jefferson Hotel, even though it looks nice and has a great […]
A few pretty photos on the Internet and a list of local attractions didn’t prepare us for the reality of Jefferson, Texas. We were greeted by narrow streets lined with old-growth magnolia trees. There were elegant homes, both large and small, with wide front porches […]
We would love to tell you why we have fallen in love with Fayetteville, Texas, but the truth is: we aren’t sure why. There must be something special there, because we can’t seem to stop going back … and back again.
We discovered our small-town soulmate quite by accident. We were taking a back road to Round Top and stopped for lunch at a diner on the town square. The burger was so good, we decided we’d go back one day and have another.
But you know how that goes.
After lunch, we walked around. There were antique shops and art galleries and a small museum, but everything was closed except for the grocery store and the bank. We made a mental note not to visit again on a Monday and headed back to the car. That’s when we noticed the old hotel just across the street from the diner. It had an official Texas historical marker on the front. Lace curtains hung in the windows and a couple of green plastic chairs sat on the sidewalk. The door was locked, so we peaked through the windows. We could see someone was taking good care of the old place. We decided that next time we stopped in Fayetteville, we would call and see if we could take a tour. (more…)
Choosing what to do on our last day in St. Francisville was easy. We would divide our time between two plantations: Laura and Myrtles. Since nighttime is the best time to tour a haunted house, we made the Myrtles reservations for 8:00 pm. It’s […]