I contacted Shelli on the "day of" reservations and she was extremely accommodating. We were traveling on motorcycles and had been watching an ever changing weather forecast - so were making last minute decisions. The Verandas Guest House is one block off the square of historic downtown Burnet. Shelli said we could check in a bit early if we liked (and we took her up on it!). She and her husband were waiting and welcoming when we arrived. Both are educators and extremely outgoing and professional. You cannot find someone more charming, warm and full-of-grace than Shelli. She drives a hot-pink BMW convertible…does that tell you something about her personality? She loves life and people, and it shows. Shelli showed us our room and all the delightful features and nuances (yes, it is an OLD house--so there are a few "need to knows") Our room was the smallest of the suites -- but, it was HUGE. The verandas off both sides of the room were fabulous and outfitted with rocking chairs. We had complete control over A/C and heat in our room (Worked great) and the wi-fi worked well. They had a Keurig type coffee maker in the room as well as flat screen TV, ironing board/iron, and Hairdryer. We didn't watch TV - so don't know much on channel availability. They gave us the "code" to the common area and told us where the wine glasses, china, refrigerator, ice-maker, wine opener, etc. etc. were. And then they left us to ourselves. There were no other renters for the night -- so, we literally had this huge historic place to ourselves! Wow! Even if there were people there, you do have private access to any suite. We walked one block to the square for dinner at Texas Tea-Licious and had an excellent dinner, wine and listened to live music. Part of our room rate included an "order off the menu" breakfast at Crazy Gal's Cafe around the corner. This is the #1 rated restaurant in Burnet and you can order whatever you want. Again - wow! I wish Burnet could revive their downtown a bit more…such promise. But, there are several interesting shops on the square as well as a nice big antique mall across the road (Hwy 281) that were fun to browse. Overall 5* - over the top service, fantastic room, comfortable bed, and excellent location make this B&B one to consider. Great value at $135.60 including all taxes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally a stagecoach stop, The Verandas is a historic guest house in the Texas Hill Country. One block off "the square" in downtown Burnet, close to shopping and businesses. Each suite is furnished with antiques and have access to a goldfish pond and water garden with the relaxing sounds of waterfalls and fountains. ... more less